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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:50 pm 
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yes it is a 3x3 sharp truncated dodecahedron. i love the size of this puzzle. only stands a few inches tall since it was cut into the 3x3.


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Today I got my Lyle's Golden Syrup Can
together with two Rubik's Cubes in a new packaging and with a weird mechanism.

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Can you please post more pictures of the "weird" mech of the 3x3x3? Please please please!! :wink:

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I second that movement! :D

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Nice new puzzles Georges! I have those also and they are a strange mech indeed. Do you plan on using them?


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Nice new puzzles Georges! I have those also and they are a strange mech indeed. Do you plan on using them?


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I am not yet as safe as houses, but I guess I'll try the white one.

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Where did you come across those odd mech 3x3s?

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Here's the solution to the weird mechanism.
Play the video!

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Just got four puzzle rings by Vesa Timonen. Each is made with two identical pieces that twist together in an unexpected way, and each is surprisingly different. Some of you might not call these 'twisty puzzles' but believe me, they're the twistiest puzzles I've gotten in a long time!

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Georges wrote:
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Oh, that's just awful. I'll buy two!


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Georges wrote:
Here's the solution to the weird mechanism.
Play the video!


:shock: iwantoneofEVERYTHING on that site!! Now my credit card is maxed out again!! Thanks alot!! :lol:

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Georges wrote:
Here's the solution to the weird mechanism.
Play the video!

Amusing ending - "Stuff you don't need but really, really want."
A must for the seasoned cuber.

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I think someone discovered old molds and is now producing these Warner Bros heads again like the Hungarian Supernova new production is based on old molds.

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I got the scrambled one today.
Jin made it for me (thank you so much Jin).

1 layer was made by Katsuhiko
2 layers by Jin
3 layers was tile stickered by myself :-)
4 layers by Jin and
5 layers by Tony

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Received an original Dogic a while ago, and found the Jewels and Dino Star at IPP...

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I heard about that star! :twisted: You lucky devil!

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@Georges:
As if you haven't got enough 2x3x3's... :P


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Georges wrote:
Today I got my Lyle's Golden Syrup Can
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icanhazcheezburger robbed most of their pictures from various sources. Their attempt at "Copyrighted" pictures is laughable.

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I recently recieved a very nice Quble Cube

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Can anyone see this picture?

If not, here is a link to flickr with the pictures.

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I was recently browsing the toy section of my local thrift store, looking for some second-hand cubes for modding, when I came across a Lockout puzzle. I did sort of a double-take when I saw it, and was quite surprised when I saw the extreme price of $3.99. Needless to say I snatched it up. It was in very good condition and even came with the original instructions. Hooray for thrift stores!

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Rob wrote:
Received an original Dogic a while ago, and found the Jewels and Dino Star at IPP...



LOL you should also tell the price you got them for!
(that would make some members faint)

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A few puzzles obtained in the wake of the last few weeks.


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I get lazy and forget to post in this thread, so here is a summary for this month.
Let's start off with some hand built items from forum members:

A very pretty three layer puck built by Sven:
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Next we have two quite nice Hexagonal Dipyramids both built by Kickflip1993:
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Ah, then IPP happened, and I obtained a few goodies:
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On the left is the wonderful Hex-1 from our own Mr. Calzone, not an IPP acquisition, but it happened to find its way into this picture.
Here we have a Quarks puzzle, all three Bolaris puzzles and an interesting ball puzzle traded from Oscar.
In the center we have a four color Dino. Ahhh. I haven't owned one for a few years (I traded mine to Pantazis in 2007) and missed it terribly. When I saw it at IPP I had to trade for it.
Continuing on we find the IPP29 special exchange Cubedron (the IPPdron) I earned by helping Pantazis with the exchange (Thanks Pantazis!!!) and in front two of Dave Engle's puzzles.
Next we have another puzzle I traded for:
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I owe Hendrik some nice stuff for this :)

Well once I got my hands on a Dino again I couldn't pass up the opportunity to trade for a few more, and here are two:
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That's a six color on the left and a Dino stickered on the right. A two color is on the way to complete my set.

Boy do I have some building to do for my half of these trades, but August has been a *very* happy month for me on the puzzle collecting front.

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Welcome to the FDSOC Dave!

(FDSOC = Full Dino Set Owners Club)

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Dave, I couldn't agree more that August has been a big month for the collection. And a very, very, very bad month for the paypal account. :cry:

Here are a few more August puzzles I thought were neat enough to share.


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Dave, I couldn't agree more that August has been a big month for the collection. And a very, very, very bad month for the paypal account. :cry:

Here are a few more August puzzles I thought were neat enough to share.


The Globe is a nice find. It's the one with the paper stickers, isn't it?
I had that one ages ago. After the stickers began peeling, I traded it for something more interesting.
I have often regretted this.

The Missing Link is interesting. On my Tsukuda one there is no black inscription on the upper side.
But on the bottom there is a mention of ITC.

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Tsukuda was a licensed seller of Rubik's products, just like Mako, Arxon and others.

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Oh my God!

Magic Jewel, boxed Dino cubes, full set of Kellogg 2x2 magics, an unknown before Wisdom Ball, a boxed D-Turn... Guys, is there a place where there are more of these? Just send me a PM, I won't tell anyone!

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Georges wrote:
The Globe is a nice find. It's the one with the paper stickers, isn't it?
I had that one ages ago. After the stickers began peeling, I traded it for something more interesting.
I have often regretted this.


Yes, it's one with paper stickers. I have a smaller version (about the size of a normal rubik's cube), with paper stickers as well, and this one is much larger. Which version did you have? I could take a comparison picture of the two if you like.

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io wrote:
Georges wrote:
The Globe is a nice find. It's the one with the paper stickers, isn't it?
I had that one ages ago. After the stickers began peeling, I traded it for something more interesting.
I have often regretted this.


Yes, it's one with paper stickers. I have a smaller version (about the size of a normal rubik's cube), with paper stickers as well, and this one is much larger. Which version did you have? I could take a comparison picture of the two if you like.


I had the large one, like on the picture below.
(on the left a standard sized sphere)
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Keep the cool stuff coming in guys! :)

I just came back from a Hungarian flea market... I did not find what I expected,
besides a binary roulette(???) and a 1983 LCD game I was looking for YEARS!

When I reach Australia, I will also post a photo of many IPP exchange puzzles
as well as some other puzzles I bought/got at the IPP (almost 180 puzzles!)
Now I must get prepared for another long flight (Hungary to Singapore).

:)


Pantazis


PS. Dave it is nice to see you have acquired some dino cubes!
(time for some dino-juggling now? LOL)

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Good day for me. These are a combination of 3 packages over 4 days. Good addition to my collection including my first custom puzzles I have ever gotten (All made by Tanner (Steryne) who did an excellent job).


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Pyraminx
SphereXYZ
Rubik's Keychain 3x3
M&Ms World Cube 3x3
Cubesmith 3x3 Chrome Sticker set (Cube was a 25 cent garage sale find)
Skewb
4DB

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Yay! They arived in good condition. Don't forget to write your review like so many others have.

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Just got more stuff from George Miller...

  • At left, Vesa Timonen's new Onion puzzle. The puzzle contains 3 spherical layers, which slide around elegantly but I haven't yet figured out how to separate them. Do not eat this puzzle.
  • At top center, Oskar van Deventer's 4D puzzle. Oskar has designed a lot of puzzles like this, with parts that traverse multiple labyrinthine paths simultaneously.
  • Lower center is George's 14 Dots, an adaptation of the principles of Langford Pairing.
  • The box at right contains Blue Balls, the result of a collaboration between George Miller and Vesa Timonen. Each ball has a hole and a curved tail which must fit into the hole on one adjacent neighbor. Not only must you figure out the orientation and position of each ball, you've got to figure out how to assemble all those curves simultaneously.


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Well i guess this is a little late but i got my FTO from simon45 and my studio cube from someone else...

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A few more to end August as my best puzzle month ever! :)

First Image -- An original Okamoto Floppy, a Jin 3x3x5, a Tony Fisher BiCone, a Tony Fisher Puckube, and a Tony Fisher Icosaminx!

Second Image -- FDSOC!!

Third Image -- , for Georges, a comparison of my two globes with paper stickers.


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io wrote:
A few more to end August as my best puzzle month ever! :)

Third Image -- , for Georges, a comparison of my two globes with paper stickers.


Wow, it's simply astonishing how after 28 years of collecting, there are still cubes showing up that I never saw before.

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Wow - that IS a good month io.

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A must for the seasoned cuber.


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wow, mine is crap compared to the other two, I have always wanted a hexaminx.

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When I reach Australia, I will also post a photo of many IPP exchange puzzles
as well as some other puzzles I bought/got at the IPP (almost 180 puzzles!)


I was wrong... total of puzzle items acquired from IPP29, ebay, Greece(!), Hungary, Singapore was *more* than 250!
I attach a few photos that shows 90% of the items (I was not able to fit the rest on the bed LOL).


Panoramic photo:

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Ok, this one is not a puzzle, but it is colorful enough to be here! :mrgreen:

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If anyone has a question regarding any item, please let me know.

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Nice haul!

... but it seems that your Ghost Cube is still scrambled ...

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Puzzlemaster42 wrote:
Nice haul!

... but it seems that your Ghost Cube is still scrambled ...



Ok, here is the full story LOL 8-)

David Calvo mixed it up at the IPP, but was too sleepy to solve it
(I actually had to wake him up at the Cali meeting, to return to the hotel).
David liked it so much that you should be hearing from him soon!
Then I solved it during my trip from San Francisco to Frankfurt.

Here is a photo in the airplane when it was still scrambled.
I am also holding one of the DoTS puzzles which seems to be
the dice of the 21st century... more about this, soon, very soon!
(and does anyone like my t-shirt? :lol: )

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In Greece, no one even dared to mix it up, but when I arrived to Singapore
for the 1st Puzzle Ninja Meeting, someone (I have no idea who!) mixed it up again!

Here is a photo at the beginning of the Puzzle Ninja Meeting, when it was still solved.
(on the top left of the photo). More photos to come of the event in the next days.

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I will probably solve it during my next long flight(s), in December!
(right now, I have no time at all, but I will try to take care of everything
step by step).

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A Jin H. Kim Mental Block ( pre-announcement ), Tony Fisher 2x3x4, The Drizzle's Master Pyraminx Barrel, and Tony Fisher's 3x3x4.

*WHEW*!!

Crappy iPhone photo, but great looking puzzles in person!!


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@Pantazis - I looked at all of those Cubedron and my hand and eye started twitching. :lol: :shock:

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@Pantazis - I looked at all of those Cubedron and my hand and eye started twitching. :lol: :shock:


To be more specific, the table had only two Cubedrons (one standard and one classic version), and a Cybedron.
All the rest were Pi-Sphere prototypes!

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Either way, I twitched like I've never twitched before :lol:

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:D Two puzzles to beg, steal or borrow for.
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I would love to "borrow" that helicopter cube! :D

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A package from Russia arrived today.
The most interesting item is the "Rubik Snake" made by Politoys, sold in a cardboard box in Russia.
The Russian Varikon box is interesting, too.

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