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 Post subject: Rare RainBow Masterball
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 3:56 am 
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Take a look !

http://cgi.ebay.de/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1650645652

Only ships to Germany. :(

Michael


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 Post subject: Picture / Sat-1 Masterball?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 4:45 am 
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O.K., so what's the deal with the goofy picture on this auction? It obviously isn't an actual picture of the puzzle. Maybe its the Masterball logo on the box it originally came in.

Does anybody know if this "Sat-1" Masterball is any different than the ones sold by Whole Systems Design at http://wsd.com/masterball (besides than that it is the "rainbow" version which they have apparently been sold out of)?

Doug.


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 Post subject: Number of Masterball sections
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 11:17 am 
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Upon closer evaluation of the Masterball logo picture shown on the auction from Germany, I notice that there are 9 (not 8) different colored sections. Everyone knows that you need an even number of sections for a Masterball to turn. So, even the logo is incorrect.

Doug.

P.S. I think I remember hearing that some of the really early Masterballs had only 2 (instead of 4) layers.


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 Post subject: Ugh, no pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 11:48 am 
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I'm not a fan of auctions without the actual picture or detailed description. I once got burned in an auction by some guy who misrepresented a puzzle. His claim was something like "Megaminx still in package." The picture clearly was of an original Tomy Megaminx in the clear plastic case. What I received was a reissued Meffert variety in the cheap plastic bubble package.

Yes, technically it was a "Megaminx still in package" but clearly not what was represented in the pic. I paid far too much for a reissue (not to mention I suspected him of shill bidding on his own item).

Be careful when someone doesn't not clearly represent what it is that they are selling.


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 Post subject: Picture
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 12:13 pm 
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I have a picture on my site at:

Image

and will recomment to the seller to append it to his item description if it is really the same puzzle.


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 Post subject: Picture
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 8:21 pm 
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My only issue with that particular pic is that the colors are not quite right. You don't see the vivid violet, blue, or sky blue in that pic. Maybe I should take a snapshot of mine...

Heck I'm surprised mine still says "Masterball(c)" on it despite having been used frequently and dropped on a number of occasions. Still in great shape and still one of my favorite puzzles.


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 Post subject: Blue?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 9:31 pm 
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You are right there is no blue in that picture and it looks like there never was...perhaps this is another variant?


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 Post subject: Not-so-good pic
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 11:36 pm 
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This isn't a very detailed pic of my Masterball, but you get an idea.

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 Post subject: Selling any? Would love to buy 2 of them please. If You let
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 12:18 am 
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The 2 I would love to buy from you are The 8 sided triangles that are above the smasher. Sorry I don't know there names. I don't care about the price.


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 Post subject: Don't Care About Price
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 1:29 am 
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Wow, then I'd suggest charging $10,000 each. :)

The puzzle on the left is called: TRAJBER'S OCTAHEDRON

The puzzle on the right is called: MAGIC OCTAHEDRON

Both are shown here:

http://www.virtualpuzzlemuseum.com/8sidedpuzzles2of2.htm


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 Post subject: Speaking of prices...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 2:01 am 
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What do you know about this particular piece on your web page?

http://www.virtualpuzzlemuseum.com/pyramidpuzzles1of5.htm

Some years ago I tried to figure out a way to design a working mechanism for it with just a pen and paper. I didn't get very far although I did "invent" the Magic Octahedron in a drafting class back in 1993. I showed my work proudly to a fellow student and he said "yea, they make those. Go to this shop." That sort of killed my inventive ideas.


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 Post subject: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 2:38 am 
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All I know about it is that it supposedly is Russian made but was available only in very limited quantities, and apparently extremely hard to find today. I have never seen one myself, but ran across this image somewhere on the Internet a few months ago.


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 Post subject: Cool.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 12:13 pm 
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I didn't know inserting a URL to an image file would display the actual Image within the article text. That can be really handy...


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 Post subject: Yes, blue.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:31 pm 
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The colors on my Masterball are quite bright.

Yellow
Orange
Red
Violet
Sky Blue
Blue
Green
Yellow-Green

I guess I should take a picture and put a link.


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 Post subject: Noticed an ealier message posting:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2001 2:38 am 
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About master pyramid
September 7 2001 at 12:07 PM Juozas Granskas
from IP address 213.190.36.151

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In 1982 or 1983 A.Ordynetz, the moldavian puzzle inventor, reinvented 3x3x3 pyramid and found a producer. It was a great success in former Soviet Union. Then he proposed to manufacture the Master pyramid. The forms were designed and first pieces were produced. After assembling first pyramid mistake in mechanism has been discovered. Such a sad story.
We are not protected from mistakes. My idea, that Junior Dogic is just a 4x4x4 cube color variation is quite fresh example.


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