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 Post subject: Edison Cubes...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:09 am 
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Ok, Here is what I found out about buying Edison cubes and puzzles in Korea.

the website, http://onhobby.com is the only place to buy them. A korean gf of mine called and talked to the website/store manager, and he said there is no store, only the website, and that he will only ship to Korea. Shipping is 3 bucks per package. He claims there is no other place in Korea to get these puzzles.

So... the crystal pyraminx and 4x4 are gonna be easy for myself to get, but It'd be a hassle on a korean friend of mine for me to be taking orders... so.... how many do you think I should buy and put on ebay?

How much do you think they would go for?

Recommendations for Buy it Now prices?


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Cubes...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:23 am 
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hey, i would definitely buy one from you. i would be willing to pay slightly more than is normal for a 4x4...


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Cubes...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:40 am 
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So you won't be taking orders? Dang. I'd really like a few things from there. Oh well, guess I'll just have to try and snag one from Ebay. ;) So, order some laser stickers, white pyraminxs, glow in the dark 3x3s, and miracle spheres please. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Cubes...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:19 pm 
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aliengrey wrote:
So you won't be taking orders? Dang. I'd really like a few things from there. Oh well, guess I'll just have to try and snag one from Ebay. ;) So, order some laser stickers, white pyraminxs, glow in the dark 3x3s, and miracle spheres please. :P


you can get magic spheres, glow in the dark cubes and white pyraminxs yourself

magic sphere - http://www.physlink.com/estore/cart/Mag ... Puzzle.cfm

glow in the dark 3x3- http://cube4you.com/373_New-Transparent-(Glow-in-Dark)-3x3x3-cube-(c).html

white pyraminx - http://cube4you.com/229_White-Three-layer-pyramid.html

and i'm not sure what laser stickers are...

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 Post subject: Re: Edison Cubes...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:25 pm 
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TheCube wrote:
aliengrey wrote:
So you won't be taking orders? Dang. I'd really like a few things from there. Oh well, guess I'll just have to try and snag one from Ebay. ;) So, order some laser stickers, white pyraminxs, glow in the dark 3x3s, and miracle spheres please. :P


you can get magic spheres, glow in the dark cubes and white pyraminxs yourself

magic sphere - http://www.physlink.com/estore/cart/Mag ... Puzzle.cfm

glow in the dark 3x3- http://cube4you.com/373_New-Transparent-(Glow-in-Dark)-3x3x3-cube-(c).html

white pyraminx - http://cube4you.com/229_White-Three-layer-pyramid.html

and i'm not sure what laser stickers are...


I meant the specific types on onhobby. The miracle spheres are less, and when I said white pyraminx, I meant the actual Edison Cube brand one. And that's the only place I've ever seen with glow in the dark 3x3s with the stickers precut to be solved in the dark.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Cubes...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:11 pm 
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If you really want a miracle sphere (or should I say miracle phere, see link), you can buy them here for $7.61 and free shipping


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Cubes...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:28 am 
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Okay, Here are some pictures of the Edison 3x3x3 I bought at the COEX mall today in Seoul.

I saw two 3x3x3s that were white plastic with glitter stickers.

One cost 5 bucks, and was in packaging that can be used as a piggy bank after you take the cube out.

The other cost 10 bucks, and comes in packaging similar to the Current Rubik's Hex Packaging.

I noticed the 10 dollar version had center caps which could be taken off, and the 5 dollar version didn't.

I of coarse bought the 10 dollar version, opened it up, and immediately started looking like a dork in a very fashionable mall.

Inside, I found a new type of center cap, basically the same as that new cheep cube called the "Diansheng" offered at C4Y. There is a thicker, different shaped screw (not as good as the normal DIY screws imo). I found there is no washer, so I sanded down the sharp ending of the spring as a last resort. And yeah, if you didn't already figure it out.... it has screws to adjust the tension.

The mold of the pieces is much better than my previous crappy 5 dollar edison cube. It's obvious that someone in Korea, took a DIY cube to edison cubes and said.. "look idiots, this is how it's done... people like cubes to have adjustable screws, center caps that come off, and smooth plastic pieces." Too bad someone didn't mention washers, but owell... korea got kinda close.

Also... underneath the center cubies on the archs is a unique "arrow" you could say on each corner. I'm not quite sure what this is for, but I like how the cube feels, and I'm certainly not going to attempt sanding it down, or off. You can see in the pics I took what I'm talking about.

I would say a DIY cube is still a better deal, though I like having yet "another" type of 3x3.

I plan on ordering a core, washers and springs from C4Y, and putting those to use on my Edison pieces.


Here are the pics... Also pictured is the crappy 5 dollar Edison "Flag" version, you can see how the center caps seam is at like the bottom of the center cubie.


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