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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:31 pm 
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That's what I just said !! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes and no :lol: ?

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Sorry I've only recently started cubing, can someone explain the concept of all the different planets to me please?...
Hi KozehCubes,

`8 Planets` were first introduced with the 3x3x3 Crazy Plus series by MF8 + Dayan, they were THE 8 possible variants of that series. Subsequently when a series of puzzles have been produced where a number of variants have been possible it seems 8 Planets has been sentimentally a good number. For example, a selection of possible variants were made for the Crazy Megaminx, there were 9 Tetrahedrons and 0012 (Pluto :wink: ) was left out, and with the Bermudas many other variants were possible (and the shift was made from Circle type puzzles), now with the Pentahedrons some variants have been left out and some NON-Crazy versions have been included in the PLANET Series. I guess in the end it's come to mean `a good selection of the possible variants chosen by the manufacturer`.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:43 am 
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Hi,
My experience with the Pentaahedron Jupiter:

After 4-5 solves:

The purple and yellow center was fixed (unbandaged). Now, only purple is fixed. The yellow center is broken.
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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:50 am 
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The purple and yellow center was fixed (unbandaged). Now, only purple is fixed. The yellow center is broken.

Don't tell me that! I bought all 11 of them! :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:57 am 
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I loosed the screw and glued the plastic. I hope that this will hold.

rline: Today I got the 8 planets and the crazy tet uranus.
I lubricated all puzzles. Please twist the faces carefully.
Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:41 am 
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Andrea wrote:
I loosed the screw and glued the plastic. I hope that this will hold.

rline: Today I got the 8 planets and the crazy tet uranus.
I lubricated all puzzles. Please twist the faces carefully.
Cheers,
Andrea

Will do. Lube and twist carefully. Thanks for the tip Andrea.

Apart from the issue you raised, what do the puzzles feel like? Do they seem good quality or cheap plastic? Are they nice puzzles to use?

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:51 am 
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Hi rline,

in my opinion the puzzles are very beautifull. You must twist the faces very accurate.
Perhaps I make a solution video of the jupiter, if the glued center holds. On the faces with unbandaged circle you may not give pressure to the edges. Perhaps the Jupiter is the easiest prism and not very different from standart.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:25 am 
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Hi rline and all other,

the center holds. :D :D

You can see a video with first impressions in this thread:
http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=281064#p281064

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:31 am 
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Who was the inventor?
Is the puzzle the same concept than the trigonal prism by Lee TUtt?

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=465

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
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Good news :!: I just took a circle one apart and the piece that determines the bandaging is dual purpose. You can turn any circle variant into any other circle variant by flipping around a piece on the inside.

This is a very smart design. I don't know if they did it for us (their customers) or for themselves to cut down on mold costs but either way, it benefits us :D .

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 3:18 am 
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That's great! Is it true for all the circles or just top/bottom or side circles? I might buy one in that case :D

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
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That's great! Is it true for all the circles or just top/bottom or side circles? I might buy one in that case :D

I think it's only true for the side ones. I tried it on a side one and it works nicely. But when taking apart a top one, I couldn't see any way to flip anything...

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
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Quick question: is the 5 layer super pentahedron supposed to have the 3 side faces all unbandaged (0) faces? Mine has two unbandaged and one bandaged, but that's wrong, right?

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
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rline wrote:
Quick question: is the 5 layer super pentahedron supposed to have the 3 side faces all unbandaged (0) faces? Mine has two unbandaged and one bandaged, but that's wrong, right?
Mine came the same way. I thought it was wrong too. I took it apart and flipped around the bandaging so that now all three are 0 faces.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:05 pm 
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bmenrigh wrote:
rline wrote:
Quick question: is the 5 layer super pentahedron supposed to have the 3 side faces all unbandaged (0) faces? Mine has two unbandaged and one bandaged, but that's wrong, right?
Mine came the same way. I thought it was wrong too. I took it apart and flipped around the bandaging so that now all three are 0 faces.

Oh...So maybe it's not wrong??? Its there any official specification for it?

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:16 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:27 am 
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bmenrigh wrote:
Good news :!: I just took a circle one apart and the piece that determines the bandaging is dual purpose. You can turn any circle variant into any other circle variant by flipping around a piece on the inside.

For anyone interested I made a video showing how to do this. It's quick, simple and can be seen at http://youtu.be/HFHtAaSfSCo

Also, I'm still interested in knowing if anyone alive has any information on whether the super 5-layer pentahedron is supposed to have all unbandaged side faces, or if the blue face is supposed to be bandaged? Grigr, you posted the original picture of the crazy pentahedrons. Do you have any info?

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
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bmenrigh wrote:
rline wrote:
Quick question: is the 5 layer super pentahedron supposed to have the 3 side faces all unbandaged (0) faces? Mine has two unbandaged and one bandaged, but that's wrong, right?
Mine came the same way. I thought it was wrong too. I took it apart and flipped around the bandaging so that now all three are 0 faces.

Mine just came today and also was like this (it was the white side). I also flipped the internal center piece around to correct this.


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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:21 am 
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I bought mine as a set named "Pentahedron Puzzle - 3 Special Version Set"
This is what I got:
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As everybody else I have got the 5 layer Circle Pentahedron with a bandaged white face.
I think they have done this intentionally. I have not seen any contradicting specification.
I believe that with a bandaged white face it is a bit more of a challenge (similar to the 3 layer planet Saturn).
With all circle faces unbandaged it is almost identical to the 5 layer without circles and all three provide more or less the same challenge.

Nice that it is so easy to change them, though :)

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
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Sorry for the bump. I just got my standard 3 layer one today. Anyone have a solution?

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:39 pm 
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rline's blog seems to be a good place to look for a solution:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17134&p=282616

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:07 am 
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Be kindly informed that we have the black Pentahedron series in stock.
Share a few photo as below,
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 Post subject: Re: MF8 + Dayan Crazy Pentahedron Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:03 pm 
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excalvin wrote:
Be kindly informed that we have the black Pentahedron series in stock.
Share a few photo as below,
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Am I right 5-layer black pentahedrons are different to 5-layer coloured? The thin layers on black has side stickers while on coloured ones sides of thin layers are all of the same colour. :?


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