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 Post subject: REMCO 1981 Stupid Cube
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:32 pm 
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I was browsing my local thrift store today when I found this interesting "puzzle":

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The labels identify it as being form REMCO 1981, item no. 198. The packaging is in rough shape (it has been pierced and has had several generations of price stickers placed and replaced) but the cube inside appears to be in mint condition. I have not yet opened it as it may devalue the puzzle. It contains the following instructions for solving:

whoever made the packaging wrote:

In order to enjoy your stupid cube you must not use your brains
Step 1. Turn colored squares left
Step 2. Turn colored squares right
Step 3. Turn entire cube around clockwise
Step 4. Turn cube around counterclockwise

Wow, You've Done It Dummy!
Warning: Telling anyone the solution can result in them solving it. Overuse can result in sprained fingers and total confusion!


Upon a bit of research, I discovered several other Remco toys but nothing indicating the potential rarity/selling price (including a browse of the museum). Does anyone recognize this puzzle?

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 Post subject: Re: REMCO 1981 Stupid Cube
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:36 pm 
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I love this kind of Anti-Cubing backlash stuff from the 80's. It just really goes to show what `The Rubiks Cube` did to a generation!

Thanks for showing this thing off,
Cheers,
Burgo. :D

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 Post subject: Re: REMCO 1981 Stupid Cube
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:52 pm 
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I have the yellow Remco cube.
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 Post subject: Re: REMCO 1981 Stupid Cube
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:12 pm 
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I actually have an orange one! It is hiding behind my Aggie Puzzle in this picture. Maybe we can find other members who have the white/green/red ones.

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 Post subject: Re: REMCO 1981 Stupid Cube
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Where did you (Ben and Georges) get the cubes and how much did you pay (if you don't mind me asking)? Would it be classified as "Very Rare", "Rare", "Somewhat Rare", "Uncommon", or "Common"?

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 Post subject: Re: REMCO 1981 Stupid Cube
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I completely lost track when and where I got mine, probably on Ebay though, some 5-6 years ago.

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