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 Post subject: Hexagonal rubik's Magic
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:08 am 
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Hi.

I can't think of the name of this puzzle. Tandem? But it's composed of 6 hexagons. And it works like Rubik's Magic.

I'm intending to put it up on ebay, but the wires need to be replaced first.

Has anybody done this? If so, please advise.

Tom


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:35 am 
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The Flexible Hexagon by Tandem Toys.

I don't have any info on replacing strings, but here's some other info about it http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=491 , and here's a picture:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:37 am 
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If some string loops are broken, I could make new ones. But I don't have the puzzle and don't understand it's behaviour. So, I can't rediscover stringing scheme. If somebody here could take pictures, showing the phases of transformation, I could understand stringing scheme.
I would like to make a replica of that Tandem Hexflip, since my chances to buy one are nothing to nill.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:11 am 
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The Flexible Hexagon by Tandem Toys


On the packaging I have with mine, it has in large letters "Betcha can't" as the title of the puzzle, with the Flexible Hexagon as a subtitle.

It's movement is quite horrible. There are not many possible shapes (maybe about 20 or so?) but they are hard to find because the movement is so counterintuitive. The first move at the ring shape will always be folding three of the hinges together inwards so that you form three pairs of tiles, pointing outwards from the centre. This can be folded open the other way to get the ring again but with the tiles in a different orientation, or in one other way to get some 3d shape.

I son't really know what the solution pattern is supposed to be. The solution shape is the 'paralellogram' as shown in Sandy's picture, but it is unclear what pattern there should be. The red/blue front is clearly used for the ring starting position, but the back has a red/blue/yellow/black design looking like cubes. The packaging says nothing about this, and I haven't yet been able to get a nice-looking pattern from it.

Jaap

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:27 am 
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Are these things pretty rare? I'd like to play with one someday :mrgreen:
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