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Rubik's Cube (first batch by Politechnika)
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The very first batch of the Rubiks Cube, from 1977 produced by Politechnika.

This is a Rubiks cube from first batch of the Politechnika Magic Cube. There were just 5000 samples of these produced in 1977 at the Politechnika Toy Production Plant in Budapest.
In Jan 1980 the company Politechnika was renamed in Politoys.

A second batch of production started in 1977 too. Most Politechnika-Cubes steem from that batch. The differences are:
- The pieces of the first batch are massive.
- The cubes of the first batch weigh 143 grams.
- The edge pieces show raised stickers because of imperfect molding lines.
- The orange colour was almost dull (seen in image #3)
- Most of the packages of the first batch are printed in hungarian.
Image 9 shows the small sheets that came with the cube.

There was a german version made from this batch for "Computer Consulting M√ľnchen" but strangely the company couldn't sell them. Even this short-lived edition came in two different packages (images 10 and 11) presumably because of the syntax error (ConsultUng instead of Consulting) on the first package. David Singmaster obtained the remains and sold them with the leaflet depicted in images 12-14.



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