Not quite. I bought a Mefferts 20 colour dogic
when he re-introduced them, and when I
was solving it it kept popping and pieces were falling out all of the time. So I
lost my temper with it, smashed it with a
hammer and threw it in the bin
You don't have a
lot of luck with puzzles disassembling themselves! I
piece didn't fly up and hit you in the eye
Tony Fisher wrote:
I have often wondered if there is a formula for predicting the diminishing totals of certain objects over a period of time. I know it would be very approximate and multiple factors would have to be considered but someone must have studied the subject.
Yeah, you really have to wonder what percentage of desirable things end up in collections, and what is the percentage the kids break, or the dog eats. I
bet there are hundreds sitting in cardboard boxes stashed under beds or in garages, with people having no idea what they are fetching, if they thought they'd get 50 bucks for it they'd sell it immediately. It's just because we know. Same for other things. Ebay is amazing for things like that, suddenly every old thing has a
Uwe has already re-tooled the dogic molds. They don't get any better. I've talked to him many many times about this, and he always says the same thing...he's not remaking them.
started this thread I
was kinda thinking about other rare puzzles too. I
think it's great that the Astrolabacus is being produced again, just for the sake of accessibility, but I
've noticed some other simpler rare puzzles not
fetching as much as in the past and I
was wondering about the impact of `the plethora of rediculously incredible puzzles` becoming available on Shapeways. Perhaps people are considering their options (I
am, in some ways I
just can't justify `simple` rare puzzles anymore). Dogics seem to be bucking the trend though. Perhaps they are bucking the trend due to their beauty? Or maybe they are just the right complexity for the average puzzler?