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 Post subject: 1982 Rubik's Revenge: Macau vs. Hong Kong vs... Hong Kong?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:55 am 
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In the past there's been some disagreement and confusion about the quality of Ideal's 1982 Rubik's Revenge cubes. They were made in Macau and Hong Kong. Some are lame, others are unbelievably good. I've been trying to identify which ones are lame and which are good.

I've accumulated several cubes from 1982 and found there are at least three distinct types: one from Macau and two from Hong Kong. The two versions from Hong Kong can be distinguished by the appearance of the orange stickers and the color of the core. The "good" Revenge weighs about 10% more than the "lame" ones.

Cube 1 - Macau
Weight: 203 grams
Orange stickers: Bright and opaque.
Core: Black with silver screws.
Quality: squeaky, feels brittle.

Cube 2 - Hong Kong
Weight: 211 grams
Orange stickers: Dark and translucent. (Yellow stickers have a slight orange tint.)
Core: Gray with silver screws.
Quality: Rough, stiff.

Cube 3 - Hong Kong
Weight: 231 grams
Orange stickers: Bright and opaque.
Core: Black with black screws.
Quality: Excellent

If you own a 1982 Rubik's Revenge, please share. Is it good or lame? Where was it made? Does it match one of these cubes?


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Cube 2: LAME - Made in Hong Kong, dark translucent orange stickers
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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Rubik's Revenge: Macau vs. Hong Kong vs... Hong Kon
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:20 pm 
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VeryWetPaint wrote:
In the past there's been some disagreement and confusion about the quality of Ideal's 1982 Rubik's Revenge cubes. They were made in Macau and Hong Kong. Some are lame, others are unbelievably good. I've been trying to identify which ones are lame and which are good.

I've accumulated several cubes from 1982 and found there are at least three distinct types: one from Macau and two from Hong Kong. The two versions from Hong Kong can be distinguished by the appearance of the orange stickers and the color of the core. The "good" Revenge weighs about 10% more than the "lame" ones.

Cube 1 - Macau
Weight: 203 grams
Orange stickers: Bright and opaque.
Core: Black with silver screws.
Quality: squeaky, feels brittle.

Cube 2 - Hong Kong
Weight: 211 grams
Orange stickers: Dark and translucent. (Yellow stickers have a slight orange tint.)
Core: Gray with silver screws.
Quality: Rough, stiff.

Cube 3 - Hong Kong
Weight: 231 grams
Orange stickers: Bright and opaque.
Core: Black with black screws.
Quality: Excellent

If you own a 1982 Rubik's Revenge, please share. Is it good or lame? Where was it made? Does it match one of these cubes?


Of 4x4x4s: I have two Made in Macau and they are both terrible. I've one Made in Taiwan ant it was OK until someone mixed it like he was wringing out a towel! :P

I'm still looking for a Made in Hong Kong version.

Cheers,

David J

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