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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:57 pm 
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I found these posted on a French auction site, but since I don't know French or Chinese, I could not tell what they were.

I think it is called E-Qube. They mention Rubik's in the description, and according to Babelfish, something about getting them back to their original state. Alas, no pictures of a mixed-up one. Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:06 pm 
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They appear to be Soma like puzzles. If you have the original text, post it here. There's at least one guy that knows French.


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I would say these are burr type of puzzles.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:17 pm 
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Exactly these puzzles are put together, in no way twisty
being one solid color, even if it twisted on all of it`s axis it would remain
the same color.

I read the description (since my mother tougue is french), and apparently
the puzzles are of the 1st generation, (2nd and 3rd to come...)
The seller tells us that when he was in China in a Big store there was about
50 tables full of people trying to take the puzzle apart then put it back again
who ever could, would win a 24 carat E-Qube, seems that someone almost made it.... (hint = marketing !!!)

Not my kind of puzzles anyway.

And BTW,
I would likes to see the recent wood puzzles
(Flower Puzzle, Harmonica Puzzle, Dome Puzzle)
made in colorful plastic similar to the Rubik shell puzzle.

Michael
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:20 pm 
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You're probably right Aleksey.

If anyone knows French, here is the text:

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vds lot de 3 nouveau casse tete chinois de 3 couleur differentes ,de toute nouvelle generation, la premiere pour etre exacte!(ideale pour offrir)
apres le rubic'cube voici le E-QUBE ! en provenance de l'asie, ce casse tete fait fureur au pays du soleil levant!

je l'ai personnellement essayé et c'est monstrueux d'ingéniosité sous sa forme simple et classique ,il est disponible en 3 coloris : bleu pastel,rose pastel et vert pastel!

quand j'etait en chine dans un grand magasin tres connu ce tenais une cinquantaine de table avec pleins de monde en train d'essayer de le demonter et de le remonter!car il disait que celui qui arrive a le demonter et le remonter entierement gagnerai le meme E-QUBE tout en or 24 carats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

et 1 personne ce jour là arriva a le demonter par contre pour le remonter il y arriva mais il manqua 1 piece qu'il n'arriva pas a mettre!de memoire c'etait un prof de physique ou de maths je ne me rappelle plus! actuellement en chine il en sont au commencement de la generation 2!qui a l'air encore pire!

donc!je vous propose la generation 1 en avant-premiere en france!tout neuf dans la boite!c'est un petit bijou de casse tete a la fois estétique ,beau et de forme originale!laissez vous tenter pour combler vos moment creux et vos pose toilettes!

laissez vous tentez, ainsi que vos amis et vos proches a un tout petit prix!

si vraiment au bout d'un moment vous avez des crises des nerfs et que vous commencer a vous taper la tete contre les murs , pas de panique ,demander moi je vous enverrai la solution par mail!


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I used to own one back in Russia.
It was green, take-apart, very simple and not very interesting puzzle.
Vadim


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