I see what you are saying but there are different levels of people who collect things. To me if it's not worth keeping in the box I'd take it out so I can play with it to compare to my other cubes. But if it's MIB and it's really rare I probably won't take it out of the box. So what I want to ask is do you think that from a small collectors standpoint, that the puzzle is definately rare enough to consider it prized enough to not open it and explore it's inner glory.
Also, there are different kinds of rareness. Rareness is either objective, if it can be proved that there exist only a restricted number of items, or subjective, if you don't know how many exist, but want to have one badly.
F.i., to me the Dino Star seems objectively rare, but as I don't want one because the shape doesn't appeal to me, I am not on the lookout for one.
You decide what you do with your cubes: play, keep, leaxe untouched,...
I do not collect with the intention of selling again to make money.
Hopefully you set your funniness aside to answer this one. Because from what I see, this cube is rare because not only is it from the 80's but its from only 1981 since according to the little info I have(thank you by the way) it was forced offthe shelves. Another question is that many rare puzzles are rareostly
because shelflife so to me 21$ is a rip off to the guy you bought it from if it was fairly recent but since the value is unknown to me in box idk what to think of it.
The market and the prices asked or paid are not always filled with logic. As long as nobody can state with certitude that only half a dozen sealed Le Cube's exist, it isn't that rare I believe.
Read the newspaper aritcle about it and it left me witheven mre questions! Also here's a way I can try to humurously reply to you...what wout you buy my Le cube for if you saw it on eBay in 2007 and the one guy you bought it from never existed(sorry guy:( )?
Difficult to answer. By 2007 I had a sealed Le Cube, and I only bought the three boxed Le Cube's because I don't see them often and I always want to have trade items on stock. By the end of 2007 all three were traded.