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Three colors, 26 marbles. Another versions of the 3x3x3-sliding-blocks-theme.
This looks very similar to the "Mad Marbles Pocket Puzzle" which got an entry of its own but is different because the soviet variant does not contain a 1x1x3 of blocked places.
The year given here is a lower bound derived from a soviet book from that year in which it was mentioned.
The original price given here is based on the official exchange rate (0.6 roubles per dollar) although in socialist time this was completely theoretical. The price (in roubles) is visible directly on the puzzle itself.
Edge length: 23 mm
The larger version (images 4-6) is known as "Minus-Sharik" and was presented in 1989. Its official price was 0.80 roubles. It was produced in Kuzneck.
Edge length: 40 mm
There is also a harder (bandaged) version. It is shown in image 7.
Edge length: ca. 55 mm
Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Carter, Geert Hellings, Aleksey, Roman Goetter.
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