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 Post subject: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:13 pm 
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I was browsing a site, and came across this. A black plastic, white plastic and stickerless F-Skewb.
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I tried my best to remove the watermark, and I won't share the site, but was this announced at some point?

Moderators, if this violates any rules, don't hesitate to edit what is needed.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:16 pm 
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OOO it has a Dayan logo on it!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:19 pm 
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The Dayan Gem V is a shape mod of the F-Skewb, so this doesn't surprise me. Still awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:20 am 
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Thanks for the edits NxtGen although the logo should probably also be masked.

I will contact Timur about this to see if he is involved and to get his thoughts.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:29 am 
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DLitwin wrote:
Thanks for the edits NxtGen although the logo should probably also be masked.

I will contact Timur about this to see if he is involved and to get his thoughts.

Dave

Logo has been blurred and smudged. Thanks for the heads-up Dave.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:24 am 
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Are there any other available pictures? The plastic looks rather odd which might hint to an unknown company, but the picture's a little grainy so it could be similar to Dayan's plastic. Other pictures could confirm or deny this.


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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:54 pm 
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Bobinogger wrote:
Are there any other available pictures? The plastic looks rather odd which might hint to an unknown company, but the picture's a little grainy so it could be similar to Dayan's plastic. Other pictures could confirm or deny this.

There's more pictures, but we are waiting for Timur (a TP member) to confirm whether this was made with his permission. Yes, the pictures are grainy, but I can't share the site where I discovered these until it's been checked out as non-KO, which means watermarks had to be removed as well as the logo of the company producing it. I would have added the 2 other pictures, but watermarks were there and the pictures was mainly just the top face, so this image gave the best view.

By chance did you read the thread, or did you just post? Not a big deal to me, but just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:28 pm 
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Well I already replied to a Dave's PM, but seems like everyone is eager to hear from me.
It's an argueable question whether I have any rights on this puzzle. The facts are:
1. In a form of an idea, it was posted by Daqing Bao on TP forum in the end of 2009.
2. I didn't really see his drawing (actually it's a simple idea that is not necessary to be seen anywhere to get in someone's mind), still I was the first to design the mechanism and to build a working puzzle in 2010.
3. I was not involved in production of this puzzle, I heard about it yesterday. Obviously, Dayan puzzle does not use my mechanism, he took his existing mechanism from a Gem V puzzle.
4. It seems like Dayan never knew about the F-Skewb. Calvin who helped me get in contact with Mr. Dayan, said that he agreed to send me some puzzles as a compensation and I'm grateful for that. I'll be signing and offering them here for anyone who likes signed puzzles :D
5. Anyway, feel free to post links, buy and play with this puzzle! I do not claim any rights on it.


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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:44 pm 
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Well I suppose that this is probably the best you could hope for in the circumstances. I hope that you have a long queue of people lining up to buy your signed puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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Thanks for the clarification Timur, I hadn't recalled that post. NxtGen: Feel free to restore the original unedited image.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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NXTgen wrote:
By chance did you read the thread, or did you just post? Not a big deal to me, but just curious.

I read through the whole thread, but I'm still kind of unsure as to what we're allowed to do without confirmation when it comes to the knock-off policy.
Sorry about that, I guess my excitement got the best of me.


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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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This only makes me want a colored plastic Skewb and Master Skewb even more...

...Well, it also makes me want this puzzle too. But still.


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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Dayan dino skewb is going to release 4 colors, black, white, stickerless and clear body.
We currently have the black, white and stickerless, the clear body later. :D
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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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Ugh, why'd they have to call it that? There's already another puzzle called that...


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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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Jared wrote:
Ugh, why'd they have to call it that? There's already another puzzle called that...

Pretty much how I feel. Now if anybody decides to make an actual Dino Skewb they'll need to find another name... but there aren't any good names I can think of.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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Hi Timur
Timur wrote:
4. It seems like Dayan never knew about the F-Skewb.

it is not true. mr.Dayan knew about your puzzle ;)
with your permission, I publish your puzzles photos on MF8-forum.
mr.Dayan commented your puzzle ...
http://bbs.mf8-china.com/forum.php?mod= ... ht=F-Skewb

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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Bobinogger wrote:
NXTgen wrote:
By chance did you read the thread, or did you just post? Not a big deal to me, but just curious.

I read through the whole thread, but I'm still kind of unsure as to what we're allowed to do without confirmation when it comes to the knock-off policy.

If you are unsure if a puzzle is KO it's probably best to check with a mod before posting about. However it should be ok as long as your actions do not directly promote the purchase of said puzzle. So a link to where it is available or showing the company's name or logo in text or picture form is best avoided. Most of us know the safe companies and the dodgy ones so uncertainty is actually quite rare. If you are less experienced with companies and puzzles always be cautious.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
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Mine came today from HK Now Store. I got the black stickered one and my first thought on it is that I miss the days when DaYan and/or MF8 puzzles came without the stickers applied to them.


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Volitar Prime wrote:
Mine came today from HK Now Store. I got the black stickered one and my first thought on it is that I miss the days when DaYan and/or MF8 puzzles came without the stickers applied to them.

My unboxing video is here if anyone wants to watch it.

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 Post subject: Re: F-Skewb being produced?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:14 am 
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Yesterday the puzzle has arrived, that I ordered from hknowstore under the name Dayan Dino Skewb Cube.
(The unfortunate naming was discussed above. I own a real Dino Skewb from TomZ as well.)
Obviously, it speaks for my good taste that many of the custom puzzles I got earlier became mass-produced later. :wink:
I have never missed to order the ABS version when it became available.
I can clearly recommend the puzzle to anybody who is uncertain.
OK, I have to complain about a few misplaced stickers, too. :roll:
Otherwise, I can say nothing bad about it.
After using a bit of silicone spray, it turns really well.

Here it is with its older (~ 4 years old) little brother, Timur's (Shim's) F-Skewb

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If I recollect it correctly, Timur has made a second version that is less loose than mine.

And here it is with a very close relative, the Dayan Gem V:

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Even to those, who own the Dayan Gem V I can recommend the Dayan F-Skewb (Sorry Dayan, but I cannot use "Dino Skewb" without confusing myself. :wink: ) Visually the solving is different enough and e.g. the corners need orientation, too.

I organized a little Welcome Party with some of the more prominent members of the Skewb family:



BTW, the almost unreadable signature on the Master Skewb is the one from Andrew Cormier.
I really hope that Drewseph comes back that I can ask him for a new signature. :)

EDIT: I had posted about problems I had with Picasa/Google when uploading the photos above in a second post below. I'm going to write about these issues in a new topic on the Off Topic subforum.

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