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 Post subject: Puzzles come, puzzles go, but what becomes collectable?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:15 pm 
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Like the title says, puzzles come and go.

My question is, "how can you determine if a puzzle will become collectible"?

The Rubik's Revolution comes to mind as a decent example. Here is the scenario. It flopped. So production won't continue, thus all that will ever be available is what is out there right now. I doubt the folks at Rubik's will ever make more. Factor in that many of the existing puzzles in circulation now are in the hands of those that could care less and will eventually end up the victim of a spring cleaning throw away party or a firecracker party. In time this puzzle will become rare, but yet.....will it become collectible?

The Revolution is just an example. I don't want to limit this thread just to the Rubik's Revolution. There are many others out there to discuss. And the Revolution may not be the best example I could use. It was just all I could think of right now......


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles come, puzzles go, but what becomes collectable?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:22 pm 
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Well, look at the Dogic, i find the Dogic to be a perfect example because (now i might be wrong), originals were made and are soon a collectable

but then Mefferts made a version of it, and it stopped, i don't think people initially thought that the Meffert's dogic would ever become i collectable, because its not an original, but it did!

so, over time it became a collectable even though people didn't think that it would.

now all dogics are rare. Mefferts is even making them and they are rare! still!

but, the dogic was well liked, and i think that is what made it a collectable

if this information is wrong, just think of this to be a hypothetical puzzle called the Bogic...and i just misspelled a few words...

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles come, puzzles go, but what becomes collectable?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Chadwick wrote:
The Rubik's Revolution comes to mind as a decent example.


Wrong example. The revolution is *not* a puzzle. It may become rare (if it does)
under the "game" or "toy" categories. Secondly, it has been super mass produced and
it can't see it becoming rare anytime in the next years.

For a good example, use the Diamond Skewb, the Dogic, the Dino Cube, or the Astrolabacus.
Each is a differerent case, and each has an interesting stroy behind it.
Even if newer versions come out, the slightly diferent old versions will always be collectable.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles come, puzzles go, but what becomes collectable?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:08 am 
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Chadwick wrote:
The Rubik's Revolution comes to mind as a decent example. Here is the scenario. It flopped. So production won't continue, thus all that will ever be available is what is out there right now. I doubt the folks at Rubik's will ever make more.

Where are you getting this information from?

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles come, puzzles go, but what becomes collectable?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:34 am 
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kastellorizo wrote:
For a good example, use the Diamond Skewb, the Dogic, the Dino Cube, or the Astrolabacus.
Each is a differerent case, and each has an interesting stroy behind it.
Even if newer versions come out, the slightly diferent old versions will always be collectable.

Don't ever mention that fourth puzzle again! *howling in grief*
And I think you are right.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles come, puzzles go, but what becomes collectable?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:21 pm 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
For a good example, use the Diamond Skewb, the Dogic, the Dino Cube, or the Astrolabacus.
Each is a differerent case, and each has an interesting stroy behind it.
Even if newer versions come out, the slightly diferent old versions will always be collectable.

Don't ever mention that fourth puzzle again! *howling in grief*
And I think you are right.

I may be selling mine off in the near future for rent money. Don't get too down.

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