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Kubik Rubika (by Termoplast from Minsk)
Above:Original package (front)
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A 3x3x3 with tiles produced in Minsk, the former soviet union.

  • Inventor: Ern? Rubik
  • Mechanism: 3x3x3
  • Patents: Unknown
  • Producer: USSR
  • Year: 1985
  • Original Price: $3.30 USD
  • Current Price: No Data

This puzzle is named "?????? ???????", transliterated "Kubik Rubika", which means "Rubik's Cube".
This is just another 3x3x3. Special about this one is:
The origin: it was made in Minsk (Belarus), back then part of the Soviet Union.
The year: 1985, well after the cube craze.
The packages:
1. A blue box which resemble the boxes of politechnika.
2. A yellow box with a comic character.
3. Same as 1 but with red box.
The colours: A wide variety of color arrangements was produced. The one shown here is just an example. Images 15-16 show another example.
The tiles: Very thin tiles were used instead of stickers.
The price tag: This is visible on the puzzle only when the puzzle is turned or dissambled. It shows a price of 5.50 roubles.
The original price show in the puzzle's data is based on the theoretical exchange rate (0.6 roubles per dollar) of soviet times of the blue package.
The yellow packages shows a price that is way lower.
Edge length: 55 mm (blue package)
Edge length: 40 mm (yellow package)

The texts on the (blue) packaging translates to:
"The cube puzzle
(Rubik's cube)
All-Union Standard - 17-296-75
Production Date - Jun 1985 (stamped, not printed)
QCD stamp
Price List - 085-03-1978 190
Retail Price - 5 roubles 50 kopecks"


"Termoplast [that's the name of the factory - that obviously makes stuff from thermoplastic elastomers]
This entertaining toy for kids and adults alike develops logic and spatial thinking.
You take the toy in your hands and turn, for instance, the top face of 9 cubes a quarter turn. Then the same way you turn the right face, the left face, and so on. Each face can be turned and the small cubes move from one place to another, traveling all over the cube.
Your goal is to bring each face to a single colour from any chaotic colour combinations, i.e. each face of the cube must have the cubes of one colour.
We wish you good luck!"



Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Andreas Nortmann.


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