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 Post subject: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:52 am 
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Well, this came out of nowhere.

http://www.mefferts.com/products/detail ... =13&id=931


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:56 am 
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Oh, wow, cool! What are the black dots for though?

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:53 am 
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Already ordered mine from Jade Club, cannot wait!

This post was the first I heard of this!

It's up on now store too but was not even in their newsletter that went out last night.


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:02 am 
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>About to go to bed.
>Discovers this.

Sometimes, staying up late has its advantages...


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:25 am 
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Jumbo wrote:
Already ordered mine from Jade Club, cannot wait!

This post was the first I heard of this!

It's up on now store too but was not even in their newsletter that went out last night.

Yes, we have just listed the Curvey Copter plus puzzles on the web store. The prototype do turn smooth and in high quality.
Enjoy, Happy Lunar New Year !
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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:56 am 
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This is fantastic to see! The jumbling on this puzzle is pretty crazy and a ton of fun. I find the jumbling a bit harder on the Unbandaged Helicopter Cube because the Curvy Copter Plus gives a bit more visual information away.

Does anyone know if this is an actual Mefferts production? Is Meffert legitimatizing a KO of TomZ's puzzle?

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:07 am 
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"Is Meffert legitimatizing a KO of TomZ's puzzle?"

Now I simply cannot believe that!


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:10 am 
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Jumbo wrote:
"Is Meffert legitimatizing a KO of TomZ's puzzle?"

Now I simply cannot believe that!

Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been. In the past there have been some companies that have stolen designs from folks like TomZ and made their puzzle without authorization or any hope of recognition or royalty. To counter this, Mefferts bought a large batch of the puzzles from the company producing the KO and paid the designer royalties on the puzzle and sold the puzzles as the legitimate version with a sticker crediting the original designer.

So, my question is, is Mefferts making these puzzles? Or did some company decide to KO them and Mefferts is stepping up and doing the right thing because some scummy company isn't?

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
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HOLY! I've always wanted this to be mass-produced, that's...marvelous! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:28 am 
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Brandon Enright wrote:
So, my question is, is Mefferts making these puzzles? Or did some company decide to KO them and Mefferts is stepping up and doing the right thing because some scummy company isn't?

The picture of the white plastic one shows a side with purple stickers. This makes me believe that it is an actual Meffert's product as most of the KO companies tend to use the standard 6 colors while Meffert's has been using purple for a while.


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:34 am 
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Wahoo! Can't wait for this one!

Brandon Enright wrote:
Does anyone know if this is an actual Mefferts production? Is Meffert legitimatizing a KO of TomZ's puzzle?

I would guess it is produced by Meffert's because it is available through the Jade Club (I don't think the other puzzles he legitimised were available here) and also unlike the other legitimised puzzles it has a Meffert's logo on it - I can't see any reason to put their logo on it unless they have produced it.

Edit: Volitar Prime beat me to it - with a different reason!


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:46 pm 
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can't wait!!
I expect the solve to be substancially harder because those little pieces can exchange places with corners right?

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
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Yes, the solve will be harder. I guess if you want this but don't have the curvy copter, you can still get it and only use normal curvy copter jumbling. But I will be getting this one for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:11 am 
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Hello

when I saw this link I ordered this cube immediately on Mefferts online store.
The payment with paypal worked, but I didnt get any confirmation from the store that they received my order.
I wrote them via the contact field on their hompage but didnt get any answer.
Btw on the website there is no E-mail adress or any "Impressum" what is kind of strange.

Does anybody have experieces with Meffert store?
If I dont receive any answer soon I will advice paypal to cancel the transaction.

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:18 am 
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I believe Mefferts are also celebrating Chinese new year and so like HKnowstore may not be back to normal working order untill early Feb.

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:31 am 
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Mefferts holds the Chinese holidays as well. Things will be sent roughly after February 7th or something like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:07 am 
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AndyChilly wrote:
I believe Mefferts are also celebrating Chinese new year and so like HKnowstore may not be back to normal working order untill early Feb.



Kattenvriendin wrote:
Mefferts holds the Chinese holidays as well. Things will be sent roughly after February 7th or something like that.


Thanks for the info. So I will wait a little more.
Anyhow, if this is the case, Mefferts should post a info on their website (like hknowstore).


Btw: cute cats :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
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Yeah.. they should. I heard it from someone on the puzzle photography facebook group, so.. glad to relay the info :)

Thanks, they are going to be 3 years old this March.. time flies!

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:12 pm 
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Burgo wrote:
Oh, wow, cool! What are the black dots for though?

I looked on Mefferts shop and this was in the description:
Mefferts wrote:
For the fish eyes they have been die cut but are almost invisiable so you need to use a small pin or needle and remove the 4 fisheyes from each side if you prefer that appearance as per the photo.

So it looks like the holes are optional. I'm personally relieved as I think it will look much better without them.

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:08 am 
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I've got mine yesterday. I do not like the dots so much either, but they are not optional on my puzzle. (I ordered it via the Jade club.) Tom's original design has no fish eyes.
Otherwise it is a well made puzzle, solid and smooth plastic. Good stickers!

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:06 am 
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the movements of this puzzle are jumbling or shape-shifting?

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:31 pm 
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juanan wrote:
the movements of this puzzle are jumbling or shape-shifting?

Jumbling. Although the jumbling moves also cause Shapeshifting because the puzzle isn't a sphere.

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:47 pm 
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Does anyone have experiences with Meffert online store? I still did not hear anything from them.
Does anybody know a contact - adress for this store (a valid e-mail adress).

Thank you.

Dr. Twist


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:51 pm 
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Mine came yesterday care of the Jade Club. I already don't care for the "fish eye" dots. Hopefully CubeSmith will make replacement stickers for this and the David Gear Cube soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:10 pm 
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doctor twist wrote:
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Does anyone have experiences with Meffert online store? I still did not hear anything from them.
Does anybody know a contact - adress for this store (a valid e-mail adress).

Thank you.

Dr. Twist
Maybe, SPAM filtering is a problem sometimes.
You should know too, that Uwe Meffert is the only person answering English emails.
Usually I just wait patiently until my parcels arrive.

I had never ever a single problem with my orders from them (probably > 100). Once a puzzle did not arrive and they sent me a replacement.
Parcels from Hongkong to Germany require some time, this is not much different in case of other shops.
I ordered my Curvy Copter Plus from Jade Club at January 25th and it arrived on February 4th. That's pretty fast.

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 Post subject: Re: Mefferts Curvy Copter Plus
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:56 am 
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I recieved mine yesterday. Very beautifull and well turning.

I cannot wait until the first TwistyPuzzle user shows a picture of a

Mezon !
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