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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:24 am 
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http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22332

Did anyone else see this topic?
The question of the petaminx's mass production was dismissed in october!


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:44 am 
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The petaminx is no longer listed on mf8's site.

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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:39 pm 
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I see no reason why they should not be making it now. Just take a look at the guy who holds the prototype's smile :)

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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:46 pm 
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RubiksMaster614 wrote:
The petaminx is no longer listed on mf8's site.

Sure it is, the same place it was when the first post in this topic was made.


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:57 am 
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Volitar Prime wrote:
RubiksMaster614 wrote:
The petaminx is no longer listed on mf8's site.

Sure it is, the same place it was when the first post in this topic was made.
It is still there, but it is shown as "Out of Stock". It must have been a small prototype run to see how it sold, maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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I thought it was always "out of stock", it hasn't actually been released yet.


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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Volitar Prime wrote:
I thought it was always "out of stock", it hasn't actually been released yet.
Ah, I just thought that I had missed the first run which sold out quickly (like the black Kilominx :x )

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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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I got to try a prototype MF8 petaminx a week and a half ago. At the time I wasn't very surprised because I mistakenly thought it had already been mass produced. I guess I was thinking about the teraminx.

For those wondering about the quality: The prototype I tried was the first test sample. It turned fantastically. I don't believe there was a modified second mold made, it wouldn't be necessary. Turning was smooth and even, no catching of the many small pieces.

Great build quality. Impressive work from MF8, as always.


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
I NEEEED IT!!!


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:29 am 
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So, I will buy it !!


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:18 pm 
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A few days later, I feel a lot better about this being mass-produced. Huh. Weird.

chris wrote:
I got to try a prototype MF8 petaminx a week and a half ago. At the time I wasn't very surprised because I mistakenly thought it had already been mass produced. I guess I was thinking about the teraminx.

For those wondering about the quality: The prototype I tried was the first test sample. It turned fantastically. I don't believe there was a modified second mold made, it wouldn't be necessary. Turning was smooth and even, no catching of the many small pieces.

Great build quality. Impressive work from MF8, as always.


Really? Wow. That's impressive, considering it's a beast of a puzzle. I would get one, but I'm kind of busy not having a spare $219.


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:11 pm 
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I agree with the DIY idea. I will not buy a fully assembled/stickered version because I do not have the spare $219 nor would I want the puzzle to spend that much anyway. I see no downside for MF8 offering a DIY version and I really hope they do :D

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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:23 pm 
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don't DIY versions usually cost like 1-2$ less than the assembled versions?


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Yeah, but that's for 3x3x3s, which have 27 parts. This puzzle has at least 975 (there may be more if they split some parts). If we assume $1.50 is saved for every 27 parts, then 975/27*1.5=54.1666666....

So we should save around $54, although it inevitably would not work out like that.

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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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Luke wrote:
So we should save around $54, although it inevitably would not work out like that.

How cost 4 hours work in China ?
I don't think it is 54$...


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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The minimum wage in China as of March 2012 is about $1.73, and I can't see puzzle assemblers getting much more than this. So the assembly costs of the Petaminx are about $7. How much is 4 hours of your time worth?

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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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While I think it would be a lot of fun to put together a DIY I wouldn't buy one. There are just too many pieces and the chance to have one missing or damaged it just too great.

I once ordered a C4U 3x3x5 DIY (directly from C4U) that was missing a piece. I was able to get the missing piece (I had to order and pay for an extra puzzle because they didn't want to send out just a single piece) but it was a hassle. I would not want to have to go through the process or ordering this puzzle, waiting up to a month to get it, spend an evening assembling it only to discover 1 missing piece, and have to wait up to another month to get that last piece.


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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I really think a DIY kit is a good idea. The chalenge start in assemble and after on solve!!! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: PetaMinx MF8 - Mass production
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:lol: I am confirmed it is very funny : I have ever assembled 3 samples of Petaminx.
The awesome experience :wink:

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