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 Post subject: Early Promotional Cube - Help Needed
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:50 am 
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I picked up this sealed cube which is an interesting 'Promotional' cube. Google has given me some indication of what 'Ferunion' is but I wondered if anybody else could shed light on this cube..... Georges?? :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Early Promotional Cube - Help Needed
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:59 pm 
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What a beautiful interesting early promotional cube!
Unfortunately that's all I can say.
Perhaps give an approximate date: after 1980 because of the logo, but that's general knowledge I guess.
ferunion.hu

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 Post subject: Re: Early Promotional Cube - Help Needed
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:03 am 
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Thanks Georges.
Do you know whether many promotional cubes were packaged in 'original' style packaging?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:29 pm 
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Yours is the second I know.
The other is this one:

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 Post subject: Re: Early Promotional Cube - Help Needed
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:08 pm 
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Thanks for sharing this picture.
I would like to find one of those..........do you know anything more about it?

It's interesting to imagine the decision making that went into promotions on very early cubes........ possibly before the 'craze' really took off............. a leap of faith perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Early Promotional Cube - Help Needed
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:06 pm 
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TRIAL was the Hungarian marketing company, whereas Politechnika (later Politoys) was the 'factory' that produced the cubes.
Konsumex was the only authorised export company.

Here is another, still earlier example of a promotional cube, for Chemolimpex, in the blue cardboard box:

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On the cardboard box you can see Politoys and TRIAL.

So they made a cube (picture in my previous post) to promote themselves!

Still another promotional cube (Politoys - East Germany)

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