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 Post subject: Rainbow Cube Buy It Now @55.99
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:48 am 
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1685465363

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1685464619

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 Post subject: Under the rainbow ...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:37 am 
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...Do not under estimate the powers of the Dark side...

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 Post subject: ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:59 am 
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im confused michael


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 Post subject: My pictures.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:49 am 
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However he is he is using my pictures and do┬┤nt ask me before...


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 Post subject: Not a challenging puzzle.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:27 am 
I got one of the rainbow cubes and was very disappointed by the fact that it is not challenging in the least to solve. It can literally be done as fast as you can find the right pieces.

It is nicely made, and turns very well though, so it's a good puzzle from that perspective. Just don't expect to spend more than five minutes puzzling over it.


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 Post subject: Not challenging
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:26 pm 
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I agree that it isn't a challenging puzzle (and I haven't received mine yet).

As mentioned before on one of these threads, it is basically a dino cube. Solving it is very similar to Alexander's Star, or the Pyraminx, because any two adjacent moves will have only one piece in common.

Nevertheless I want one, just because it is one of the few new puzzles around.

Jaap


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2002 1:59 am 
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I believe Mr. Haak is merely stating that the pictures used for the Rainbow Cube are ones he took so either he is pointing out that fact or he's not happy about his pics being used.

In the past I have seen a new Mefferts Megaminx for sale but the picture shown was that of an original US Megaminx in the clear container. The wording of the text was deceptive enough to sucker me into buying it for much more than it was worth. Needless to say I'm wary of liars and cheaters on eBay now.

Totally sidetrack stuff since there aren't exactly clone copies of Rainbow Cubes out there right now, but my message is the same. Buyer beware of unscrupulous sellers. Again, not referring to the Rainbow Cubes for sale now.


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 Post subject: Sry
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2002 2:49 am 
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Sorry bout that hendrik. I put up my own pics. I didnt realize it was ur auction, i just saw rainbowcube
-Tyler


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 Post subject: Ahh, indeed.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:27 am 
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But as you may well know, the interest is in being able to obtain a puzzle that has a unique mechanism while retaining all of the classic criteria of what makes a puzzle a Rubik's-like puzzle. That's what intrigues me the most about the Rainbow Cube and why I decided to purchase several of them.

If ease of solving is a criteria, then it can be argued that I discovered a very easy two pattern method of solving a Skewb in less than a business day. Not exactly the fastest method around, but it always works, even with pieces with unique orientations. I wouldn't mind an easy one for a change as I still have a couple of pieces I have yet to solve independently.


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 Post subject: challenge and beauty
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:26 pm 
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I'm delighted with my rainbow cube -- even if it is incredibly simple to solve, it is attractive, geometrically interesting, and well manufactured. Remember, folks, even our beloved Dogic, for all of its wonderful colors and mechanical magnificence, is itself a fairly simple one to solve.

Take care,

Peter


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