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 Post subject: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Mefferts, HKnowStore wrote:
David Gear Cube is a geared twisty puzzle inspired by the Gear Cube. It was conceived by David Tzur (previously known as Alex Polonsky) and developed by Oskar van Deventer, one of the world’s most prolific puzzle designers. This puzzles combines a corner-and-center-turning gear cube with a twisty 2x2x2 cube. Whereas it is easy to return the puzzle to its cubic shape, it is quite a challenge to get all gear segments to their right face, and even harder to solve the puzzle as a whole.
This should explain why the 3D-printed Polo Gear Cube is now called David Gear Cube for its mass-produced version.

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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I am sooo happy right now! I have wanted this cube for a long time! :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Definitely getting this over the lattice cube. Slightly less money for a more challenging puzzle. Sorry Calvin, you'll have to wait a little bit longer for my Lattice Cube order.

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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:o

I can't wait to get one! I'm glad I didn't order a 3D-printed one, now, like I was considering.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Mefferts, HKnowStore wrote:
It was conceived by David Tzur (previously known as Alex Polonsky)
Was Alex Polonsky a pen name used to conceal his real name which he's now willing to share? Or did he actually leagally change his name? Sounds odd and I'm curious though I may be stepping off into an area that is simply none of my business so feel free to ignore.

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:05 am 
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Wow. This certainly came out of left field! This is a definite purchase for me - I love gear puzzles! [Even if I can't solve them...]

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Wow, realy cool ! But I see some sticker problems coming towards us The small stripes on the edges and also the outer geartips of the corners seem to be fragile, but I get used to sticker problems... ^^ Very nice to solve I hope, it feels like a deeper then origin cut ..or maybe full cut ? ^^ all pieces move at once


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:12 am 
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Hello Carl,

It indeed a real legally name change. I hope the new name would have more luck... :)

I am very glad to see this puzzle going to production as it is my first twisty-puzzle being mass produced.

(There is though, another brain-teaser i invented which is being produced by recent-toys,
http://www.recenttoys.com/index.php?id=52

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Wonderful! Best of luck with the new name David

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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These can be pre-ordered from the Jade Club too with a 10% discount.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:22 pm 
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Mine came today. Notice that it is missing the small 2x2x2 stickers :(


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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I ordered mine from Mefferts but it has not arrived.

I will report back here whether if it has the small 2x2x2 stickers or not.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Volitar Prime wrote:
Mine came today. Notice that it is missing the small 2x2x2 stickers :(


That is disappointing, it certainly has them in the pictures on the Mefferts site. I wanted to check HKnowstore, but the site seems to be down right now

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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They're not down, were up and running fine a while ago. In any case they are in the picture on hknowstore.

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Maybe they thought that the small stickers wouldn’t stay on well enough. I seem to remember a similar thing happening when the first Gear Cube was released. If I recall correctly, CubeSmith made some enhanced sticker sets with the missing stickers (I think Tony helped). Hopefully something like that happens again here.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Typically I like to have this type of gear puzzle both with and without the small stickers. Assuming it's like the gear cube, were adding the small stickers adds to the solving challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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It's annoying. Can Calvin tell us the reason. And if those stickers will be sent later ?


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:13 am 
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My David Gear Cube from Mefferts has arrived without the little stickers pictured.

I have written and asked about this. It's a small thing but I do wish they would update the art if the production will be different.

If they say they will not ship these then I may ask for a matching set of sticker vinyl so I can cut them myself.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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The pieces are small enough that you could cut the stickers from a used sticker sheet (even if you haven't used the main stickers on that sheet yet) I know that's not the point, but I'm just saying :D

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Hehe, yup you have a got a good point there. If the colors aren't that different this is a viable option to go for. Hopefully they will respond favorably though!

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Mine arrived today, unfortunately with a broken core, it appears to be rather fragile, a very tine piece had broken during shipping. I have contacted Calvin of course, but I will have to wait until after the Chinese New Year holidays :(

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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David Tzur wrote:
It indeed a real legally name change. I hope the new name would have more luck... :)

David.

I would understand if your birth name was Adolf Hitler, but otherwise don't see any need to change ... unless you're a fugitive? :shock:

Still, the new name sounds just as good, so all the best! :)

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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hello everyone

Did anyone manage to solve it ? I have about 142 puzzles (from the simplest to the hardest). This is the only one i can't manage to solve. Am i missing something ?


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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sarakha63 wrote:
hello everyone

Did anyone manage to solve it ? I have about 142 puzzles (from the simplest to the hardest). This is the only one i can't manage to solve. Am i missing something ?


Is the only thing missing patience...? :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist that.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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hello everyone

Did anyone manage to solve it ? I have about 142 puzzles (from the simplest to the hardest). This is the only one i can't manage to solve. Am i missing something ?
Spoiler ahead!
Bram has posted about a solution here
I have not got one, so I have not checked the details.

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Bram has posted about a solution here
I have not got one, so I have not checked the details.


Thanks I did some try did'nt seem to do what was expected. But I'm close to find a solution. I'm frustrated not to be able to solve this tiny cube after solving the Eitan Star


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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No reply to my email, but today an envelope from Mefferts arrived with the small 2x2x2 stickers in it :P.

Jumbo wrote:
My David Gear Cube from Mefferts has arrived without the little stickers pictured.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Oh wow.. that is very cool of them :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Wow, your reply to my post practically hit me in the face it was so quick :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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:lol: I talk fast ;)

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Jumbo, which email address did you use to contact Meffert's?


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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MODERATOR - I edited the email address - please see this post: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopi ... =1&t=20240 Noted, will do so in future.
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Jumbo, which email address did you use to contact Meffert's?


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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I got a reply back stating that they had already mailed out my missing stickers back on Jan 28th and that I should get them soon. It looks like they may be automatically sending out stickers to whoever ordered directly from them (and/or the Jade Club).


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Much better with the tiny sticker applied.


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Can't agree more! :) Looking very nice this way :)

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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I've now update my solution to be one which not only works, but is vastly better. I'd go so far as to say downright elegant - http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26811


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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For people worried about the small stickers: I ordered mine from HKNowstore just after the Chinese new year, and it came today with a set of small stickers included (not applied to the puzzle).


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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DrLuigi wrote:
For people worried about the small stickers: I ordered mine from HKNowstore just after the Chinese new year, and it came today with a set of small stickers included (not applied to the puzzle).


Hmm, that makes me think that my replacement puzzle which is on the way will probably have those too :)

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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sarakha63 wrote:
It's annoying. Can Calvin tell us the reason. And if those stickers will be sent later ?

Sorry to say, we found that most of the david gear cube of 1st production batch had not included the small stickers. For those who bought the 1st batch and from us (HK Now Store), feel free to contact me (calvinfan@hknowstore.com). We have the small stickers now and will able to send them to you now or in your next order shipment. Thanks for your kindly understanding, and sorry for the inconvenience.
Happy Lunar New Year ! Wish you all have a wonderful year with new puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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That's why we buy puzzles from Calvin! :)


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Alternative assembly.
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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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I might not be looking hard enough, but I can't seem to find a size comparison or the dimensions for this puzzle. Any-one with the puzzle mind measuring?


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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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It's about 60mm

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 Post subject: Re: David Gear Cube on HKNowStore
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Thanks! I thought it was gonna be a little bigger, but that's kinda cute.


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