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 Post subject: Skarabajo's collection
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:01 am 
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Hello,

I've been collecting for about 20 years, but my collection has double in the past year alone. These are the puzzles I keep in display; several others are stored in boxes (mostly duplicates).

I'll let the pictures do the talking, but comments and question are very welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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(images 008 to 015)


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(images 016 to 023)


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:48 am 
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:shock: I really like your collection. And I would like to have your V-Cube set :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Nice collection! Very neatly organised.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:13 am 
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You have some fine puzzles in that collection of yours, for sure! I particularly like the Hello Kitty puzzle :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Oh, how I would love to have that Rubik's Hat. Great Collection :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Do you by chance have the box or insert or anything like that regarding the Switchback?

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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kevinnguyen wrote:
:shock: I really like your collection. And I would like to have your V-Cube set :lol:


Ditto. I would like to have your whole collection... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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I'd like the shelves.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:17 pm 
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Hello,

Thanks for the comments and funny requests (nope, I won't be selling any of these puzzles and particularly not my shelves) :lol:

funmonkey54 wrote:
Do you by chance have the box or insert or anything like that regarding the Switchback?
I have the 4" x 4" booklet that came with the puzzle; it has 20 pages so I compressed the PDF a lot (let me know if you need a higher resolution or less compression). Since this puzzle is no longer in production, it should be okay to share the booklet with the puzzle community. This booklet contains copyrighted material by Binary Arts and its use here should qualify as Fair Use or Fair Dealing (for research, study, criticism, review, et cetera).

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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I love how you sort these puzzles in those categories.
Can you give some information about the 'master' Rubik's Snake/Twist?

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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I wish I had this great of a puzzle collection. Nice job :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Sjoerd wrote:
Can you give some information about the 'master' Rubik's Snake/Twist?
Yes, it is actually very simple: two Rubik's Snakes. They are not attached, but they interlock to form a bigger "ball" than usual. Sorry to disappoint you, no master snake...

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Hello,

I've been thinking about updating this topic for a while, but there is always at least one puzzle in the mail. So, even though I have five puzzles on their way, I have taken two pictures of the puzzles I have recently added to my collection. Some are rare, others... not so much. Some are not even twisty per se. Some are duplicates, but as you know, there is always a reason to buy duplicates (e.g., I already had a Rubik's World, but now I have one with the stand). By the way, I haven't finish solving the Rex Cube or the Rubik's Magic: Create the Cube.

Comments and questions are very welcome.

Enjoy,

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Amazing collection. And those are some nice additions! What is the flat 4x4 panel in front of the spongebob head?

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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It's called Color Magic Puzzle from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It's has a nice brushed aluminum frame and semi-transparent plastic sliding pieces in primary colors. Underneath, there is a printing of squares, again, primary colors and the Met logo. The purpose, is to "transform" the primary colors into secondary colors. It is available at the Met store, but I found mine on eBay for a fraction of the price (I don't know if I got lucky or if this is fairly common).

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Wow! That's beautiful. I may have to pay a visit to the Met just for this :D

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Hello,

Some new puzzles arrived so I took a picture before putting them on the shelf.

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mostly duplicates........envying......


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Hello,

Time for an update. So, here are the puzzles (and relate items) that I have added to my collection in the past seven months.

It took me a little while to find four non-dirty words for the DirtyWord puzzle, just for this picture.

The Rubenking Cube is done with Cubesmith stickers following one of the color versions by Mark Londridge.

The Fabulous Las Vegas dice cube is done with a do-it-yourself kit from magneticcube.com, extremely recommended.

As always, comments and questions are welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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In your original pictures, what is the puzzle which consists of three discs (6 segments, red, yellow blue) with two silver handles?

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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By your description, you must be talking about the "Handy" Mad Triad. More info on Jaap's Puzzle Page. Also, here's a nice review by blizzard_kb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFzWwWdOB3o

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Wow!

Just echoing what others have said before but..

Nice pictures, nice organisation, nice shelves and nice puzzles too!

Looks like a well loved collection!


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Nice collection.

Is the cuboctohedron custom made or one of the vintage ones?


Thak you for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Dude awesome collection. I like the shelf you display them on. Where did you get it from?


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Hello,

Thank you for the comments.

Here are some answers: The cubooctahedron is mass produced, from the eighties. The shelf is actually three Ikea shelves from the Robin collection (now discontinued).

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's collection
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Hello,

Some new puzzles arrived so I took a picture before putting them on the shelf. They are: 7-Color Magic Puzzle by Otto Wu (also known as the Massage Ball, this is the "blind" version), K-Ball Duff Beer 2x2x2, Spider-Man sliding puzzle and Pakoválec puzzle.

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