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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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This is the area that could be causing the problem. If the cap can't be pushed flat remove part of the bump in the 2nd photo. This only occurs occasionally and I am not even sure if it affects the puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:01 pm 
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It was a cap! Thanks Tony


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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Well, what would you do with 100?

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Did you get 100 free copies? That's awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Well, what would you do with 100?
If I'd gotten 100 puzzles I'd probably take a boring picture of them stacked in the corner of a room. I love how epic you've made them look!

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Did you get 100 free copies? That's awesome!

No.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Well, what would you do with 100?

Do I have OCD if the only thing I can think about are the 5 missing ones at the top?

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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:lol: I was wondering the same thing! Tony you need to buy 5 more to complete the tower :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
:lol: I was wondering the same thing! Tony you need to buy 5 more to complete the tower :wink:

I am glad there wasn't 5 more. It was a windy day and those containers aren't perfectly flat. One second longer and that thing would have collapsed.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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I would have made a 10x10x10 :D

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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JackRTully wrote:
I would have made a 10x10x10 :D

I assume maths wasn't your best subject.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Tony Fisher wrote:
JackRTully wrote:
I would have made a 10x10x10 :D

I assume maths wasn't your best subject.


Oh lord.. Maths was the subject I did best in!! Haha! Just a silly mistake, 10x10x1 then.. Though that isn't very interesting

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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I posted on here about a week ago about how much I love this puzzle, yet I was disappointed with the stickers. CalvinFan immediately contacted me to let me know that new stickers had been sent to me free of charge. Absolutely amazing customer service, once again, from HKnowstore. I will definitely continue to buy from this vendor and look forward to more great experiences from them.

P.S. My stickers just came in the mail! Thanks calvinfan!


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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:25 pm 
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must be nice, Zack!
I wish we all got replacements like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Well.. I got mine on the way :)

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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My replacement stickers arrived. They are definitely better when applied more carefully, stuck down properly and properly positioned :)

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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1. Found a blind-man solution for the hexaminx.
2. Since a 5-cycle has even parity you can rotate a single center on a hexaminx, looks funny.
As you can see the stickers are already starting to peel, might buy a new set later. (Oliver: will you come to DCD this year?)
Turning is pretty good, but I like Tony's original flat hexaminx better :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:56 am 
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Got my Hexaminx ordered finally (was hoping it wouldn't sell out quick) I had already spent ÂŁ70.00 on Burgo & Rline's CrazyB4cube kit last month so had to wait until next pay-day for this.

Very excited now.

Also I guess I wont be disappointed with the stickers as I'm now expecting some peeling considering other posts on this thread. But if they are really bad does your offer of replacing them still stand Calvin?

Also does anyone know if the Golden Week in China is going to affect shipping from HK now store?

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:45 pm 
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I finally received mine this weekend, no idea why it took so long as I ordered it Aug 28 and it shipped right away. Not only are many of the stickers very poorly placed, especially the small triangle ones which are hanging off of the pieces and get in the way during moves, but also some of the reflective material from the inner packaging has rubbed onto the white stickers and I haven't found an easy way to clean them without damaging them further.

An email is being sent to Calvin, hopefully he's still offering the replacement stickers.


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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Volitar Prime wrote:
but also some of the reflective material from the inner packaging has rubbed onto the white stickers and I haven't found an easy way to clean them without damaging them further.

A softish rubber removes it in a second.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:20 pm 
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I really like the Pillow Hexaminx. Mine turns well and the solve is a nice step up from a Megaminx. The sticker issue is easily solvable, with Calvin providing factory replacements, and Olivér selling his typical high-quality stickers for this puzzle.

Here is my Pillow Hexaminx with Olivér's excellent replacement stickers:
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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Pete the Geek wrote:
I really like the Pillow Hexaminx. Mine turns well and the solve is a nice step up from a Megaminx. The sticker issue is easily solvable, with Calvin providing factory replacements, and Olivér selling his typical high-quality stickers for this puzzle.

If you want to retain the original logos you can peel them off from the original stickers and add them to the new ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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maarten wrote:
Oliver: will you come to DCD this year?

Yes, I'll be there! And will bring may stickers as usual. (Including Hexaminx stickers)

Pete the Geek wrote:
Here is my Pillow Hexaminx with Olivér's excellent replacement stickers:

Thanks for the kind words!

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Olivér Nagy wrote:
maarten wrote:
Oliver: will you come to DCD this year?

Yes, I'll be there! And will bring may stickers as usual. (Including Hexaminx stickers)

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Here is my Pillow Hexaminx with Olivér's excellent replacement stickers:

Thanks for the kind words!
Oliver, I'll see you at DCD and get a replacement set of Hexaminx stickers from you (for the mass-produced version - Traiphum's are in perfect condition).
My Hexaminx is at customs in Frankfurt and hopefully will arrive soon. From what I've read here, a replacement set of stickers may be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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I finally got my order in from HKNowStore, and was so excited to rip into it, only to find that they had sent me everything else in my order except for the hexaminx :cry:. I was looking forward to playing with it, and now I'll have to wait another 2 weeks, and that's banking on Calvin responding to my email ASAP and sending me the rest of my order. Didn't mean to rant, but I'm slowly becoming more and more disappointed with HKNowStore.


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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Konrad wrote:

My Hexaminx is at customs in Frankfurt and hopefully will arrive soon.

Good luck! I sent an insured tracked puzzle to Germany a while ago and for the last month it has been at Frankfurt sorting.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Konrad wrote:

My Hexaminx is at customs in Frankfurt and hopefully will arrive soon.

Good luck! I sent an insured tracked puzzle to Germany a while ago and for the last month it has been at Frankfurt sorting.
It has arrived in the meantime. Calvin will send a new sticker set. (Some stickers are quite bad.)
Otherwise, it is a good puzzle!
Here is mine besides Traiphum's handmade version:
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It should be easy to tell, which is which.

Still, the mass-produced version has a high quality, in my view.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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My Hexaminx came and as of late I have been playing with it nonstop. It is better to play with than my money puzzle. The only thing I have to complain about are the stickers. So I will order a set from Oliver.

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:22 am 
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My Hexaminx just this second arrived!!! which is pretty phenomenal considering I ordered it on October 1st and they were on a national holiday untill Monday 8th and dispatched it then.

Amazing postage from HKnowstore!

I am at work at the moment so i'm not able to play around with it but on first inspection the I do not see any peeling stickers so I am very lucky but I imagine they wont stay that way so I will be making my way to Olivers when my bank has more money. the only issue is the same as Volitar Primes my white side is discoloured and smudged, I doesn't seem to be coming off. (I will try Tony's advice when i can get a rubber)

I cant wait to get home and play with that and my new Siamese Mirror blocks cube :D

It is a lot smaller than I expected, but I am always surprised by the size of puzzles I order. They just always seem bigger in youtube videos.

ADDITION: The rubber removing the marks on the white side worked a charm thank you Tony.

The boss stepped out so I gave it a few twists and I automatically see problems with catching but the great thing about this forum is that I know the problem and the solution before I have even encountered it, when I get home I will check all the caps and make sure there is no flashing.

Also I noticed some of the pieces are hollow with no caps, is this supposed to be?

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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I have two of them now (one from hknowstore and one from Tony Fisher) and both came with some slight sticker issues, but no big deal. The one from hknowstore had a core part that was stripped (only 3 threads holding the screw in) and Calvin quickly sent me a new core and stickers. I'm going to take apart the one from Tony tonight to lube the core (I hate spring noise :) ).

I will echo Tony about the catching....take apart every edge piece and xacto knife that nub off and then the caps stay recessed and the catching completely goes away.

I will say that this is one of most fun puzzles I've ever solved.


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Im uk its 10:20pm and ive been playing with my hexaminx all evening with episodes of QI to accompany me

So much fun!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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I agree this is a really fun puzzle to solve, after several solves though the stickers were coming off in several places, I opted to resticker with Mefferts textured vinyl like Tonys originals, and it looks and feels a lot better now.
A great puzzle, love solving it.


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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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Yay Finally got my pillowed Hexaminx! Wow this thing is a beast when scrambled. I think my megaminx solving method is actually quite suitable for solving this because I was able to conquer it on the first try, during dinner (sorry, family! I know it's rude). What a great puzzle and I'm really thankful to the creators for getting this out there for us at a reasonable price.

All I need now is a new set of stickers. Pointy corners already peeling up bad after 1 solve. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Calvin's Puzzle - Tony & Traiphum Pillow Hexaminx Releas
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We have new stickers now, all the new orders of pillow hexaminxes will come with one new sticker set or pre-stickered with new stickers.
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