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 Post subject: Funny Cube I Bought
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Hey I got this cube at a truck-stop for my collection. After I bought it I thought its packaging and what was on the cube was quite ironic.


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 Post subject: Re: Funny Cube I Bought
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Funny Cube I Bought
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:32 am 
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Almost all paint / pigment used for stickers contains these kind of metals. For example the old Politechnika / Politoys / Studio cube's stickers contains much more cadmium than it is allowed now days.
These metals give the color of the stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Cube I Bought
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:54 am 
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Isn't that a bit like selling food with a warning label, "may contain cyanide" ???

(PS. Yes, I know almonds contain cyanide ...)

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Cube I Bought
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Almost is not all. There are other options, it's just that this is the cheapest. You also need to remember that what Chinanproduces for sale in country is vastly different than that for export.

Take the cheap option and that is what you get...at least it was labeled.

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Cube I Bought
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:49 am 
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katsmom wrote:
You also need to remember that what China produces for sale in country is vastly different than that for export.

Take the cheap option and that is what you get...at least it was labeled.


Do I read correctly, that you mean that generally the export partners of China choose the cheapest option (regarding toys / cubes)?
And that toys/cubes for the internal Chinese market are generally made of better materials (and thus somewhat higher in production cost)?

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Cube I Bought
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:51 pm 
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No, just the opposite. My badly written reply was an attempt to show there are cheap options. At least this one was labeled. Many are not.

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