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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:23 am 
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I don't think that's a snake Georges. It looks more like a dog.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:32 am 
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I don't think that's a snake Georges. It looks more like a dog.

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hihihi Thomas.

Regarding the Varikon Box, it isn't as easy to solve as I first thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:01 am 
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Got some very nice puzzles today, for example an octahedron missing in my collection! :)

Here is no picture of the package, but of the rare puzzles themselves:


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Seeing some of my favorite puzzle people join the FDSOC lately, how could I possibly resist... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Hi, I am happy with my news puzzles. :D


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wow ...

awesome lot,

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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A "double create the cube" by Tim Browne, which I have hoped for for years!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Sweet! Good to see that it arrived intact. The guy at the post office said that it would take about 10 days to arrive. When I asked for a low ball estimate, he said "12 days". :roll: It's good to see that it arrived so quickly (1 week). Good to see that you got it into a cube so quickly, too. Now the real challenge begins: getting all the corners to match with the same colour. As far as I know, there's only one way to do that, but given all the ways there is to make a double cube and how many ways he tiles can be oriented when it's flat, there could very well be more. Good luck! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Cubes of year 82 and one book.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:39 am 
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What are those two non-cubical puzzles on the bottom row? They look very interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:28 am 
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Hi, more puzzles
Thanks Hidetoshi


And Cans :)


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:46 am 
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Thio

When yo update your website with all the new puzzles.?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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When yo update your website with all the new puzzles.?


I hope do the update before the December. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Jared wrote:
What are those two non-cubical puzzles on the bottom row? They look very interesting.


Hello Jared, they are like the diamond cube, one with more colors and the other with the edges and the inside red.

If you go to DCD I can teach you personally.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Hehe, I wish I could go to DCD but I can't. :( The larger pictures were very helpful though, thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Here is one of the items that arrived in an unexpected package...... which was actually sent to someone else by mistake and then forwarded to me. :lol:
This was made by one of our forum members and was part of a package of things designed to cheer me up. It worked! This gesture means a lot more to me than the contents of the package, and I am really very grateful. I can't explain in words how I felt when the package arrived. Thank you again!

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THIO, is there a place with one more rainbow puzzle can? :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Just got an updated version of Vesa Timonen's Twin Puzzle Ring.

The blue pieces are the old design, in which the parts were so tight it was hard to assemble without fracturing. (Friends broke both my old-style white rings.) The white ring at the right is the improved new-style; it looks just like the old one but slides together easily once you figure out the right moves!


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I actually went ahead and ordered Oskar's puzzle rings "Sixth Sense", "Take Five" and "Cross rings" all in metal. Only to find out that they were too small to be printed in metal. :(

If you like puzzle rings VWP then you should take a look at those. they are still available in plastic.

BUT what is that little blue thing in the middle of those rings in the picture?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Doubleyou wrote:
I actually went ahead and ordered Oskar's puzzle rings "Sixth Sense", "Take Five" and "Cross rings" all in metal. Only to find out that they were too small to be printed in metal. :(

If you like puzzle rings VWP then you should take a look at those. they are still available in plastic.

Good point. I didn't order those because they're so much like traditional puzzle rings, and I've never really enjoyed the traditional types. But they're inexpensive enough I should give them a chance!


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BUT what is that little blue thing in the middle of those rings in the picture?

That's a 4½ carat blue sapphire with my avatar etched onto the table facet. It's a laboratory-grown gemstone, so it's not rare or expensive like a natural sapphire. I included it because it seemed to fit the 'jewelry' theme of the rings.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Perhaps a puzzle collector near me is getting rid of his collection, or maybee I'm just lucky, but I found another Lockout puzzle at the same thrift store as the first! I might be selling one. I would upload pictures but something won't let me (I don't know what but I keep on getting a "file is invalid" message). I suppose it's not the same as getting a package awith a rare puzzle but it's a rare puzzle nonetheless 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Doubleyou wrote:
I actually went ahead and ordered Oskar's puzzle rings "Sixth Sense", "Take Five" and "Cross rings" all in metal. Only to find out that they were too small to be printed in metal. :(

If you like puzzle rings VWP then you should take a look at those. they are still available in plastic.

Good point. I didn't order those because they're so much like traditional puzzle rings, and I've never really enjoyed the traditional types. But they're inexpensive enough I should give them a chance!


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BUT what is that little blue thing in the middle of those rings in the picture?

That's a 4½ carat blue sapphire with my avatar etched onto the table facet. It's a laboratory-grown gemstone, so it's not rare or expensive like a natural sapphire. I included it because it seemed to fit the 'jewelry' theme of the rings.


printed they are 10 bucks each, the Rings :) as cheap as it gets for a puzzle! Are you sure they solve like the traditional rings? if so I am very disapointed. I thought he'd come up with some cool puzzle rings. Oh well I like the looks of the, and nobody can solve my Cast Ring, original puzzle ring.

Nice Gemstone :) I have also grown my own crystals back when I was a child. very amusing :)

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Perfectly timed, I just got a stainless-steel version of Vesa Timonen's engagement-puzzle-ring, shown here with a previously-built one in white SLS. This is the first time I've built parts in metal. At the same time another box arrived with four square-cut blue sapphires so I put them in the picture too. Shiny!

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printed they are 10 bucks each, the Rings :) as cheap as it gets for a puzzle! Are you sure they solve like the traditional rings? if so I am very disapointed. I thought he'd come up with some cool puzzle rings. Oh well I like the looks of the, and nobody can solve my Cast Ring, original puzzle ring.

When I said Oskar's puzzle rings are "so much like traditional rings" I was only judging their appearance. I hadn't tried one, so I don't know if they solve like traditional rings. Undoubtedly there are some similarities, since they're permanently linked like traditional rings. But Oskar's comments imply they've got some unusual or innovative surprises.

Vesa's puzzle rings are only about $5 in SLS, which is an ideal material for them. The stainless steel ring was a bit more costly and took longer, but it was certainly worthwhile.


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Where are you getting the gems from?


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Jared wrote:
Where are you getting the gems from?

When I buy natural gems I get them from GemSelect. I get Lab-created and synthetic gemstones from Synthetic Gems Thailand and PehnecGems.

Synthetic Gems has a better selection of synthetics and lots of natural gemstones. PehnecGems emphasizes Cubic Zirconia, sometimes in ridiculously large sizes, but the larger ones are so badly cut you don't have to be an expert to notice.

Just to keep this answer puzzle-related, here's a picture of five 8.1 carat rubies etched with a 2x2x2 cube. I plan to use these as iconic tchotchkes to share with puzzle fans and friends. I also etched a few larger gemstones while experimenting.


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I have a promotional Matlab picture cube and USA Masterball. I'm not sure if either of those would be considered rare.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Puzzles I got within two last months. I have never seen mainly the 3x3x3 cube for blind from Politoys which was marketed in USA how I suppose. I like also handmade puzzles from TP members. Great works from all !!!


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There are way to less "Thank you"s for posting these pictures.
Milan (representative for all the other): Thank you!

Sometimes it is useful to be reminded of some past mods like the Brilicube. I have some ideas now...


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Milan, what's the disk in your last picture?

Thanks, Celia


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Celia wrote:
Milan, what's the disk in your last picture?

This seems to be an Orbik. I've never seen one packaged, and in a color different from black.
Are there more somewhere?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Thank you to Andreas for kindly words. Yes, this is an Orbik puzzle. I add better pic of front side and also its back side. If someone know name of producer and a name of this puzzle, it would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for it.


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Thank you for the name and pictures, Milan!

I just looked it up on Jaap's Puzzle Page and it seems quite interesting. I like looking at pictures of all the puzzles out there so that when I stumble across one on a flea market I will recognize it as a puzzle. For some reason I didn't have this one on my radar, but will from now on.


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I just got a package from Eindhoven!

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Well okay, technically these were already mine but getting a package is always nice.

[I couldn't attend the DCD myself so I left some puzzles there, this is what came in the return package.]

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I received these interesting puzzles last week. Some are rare. Although I already thanked the original owners, I would like to do this again. :)

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Glad to see pictures of my puzzles! Thanks again Migo. (I am the nice guy in USA)

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I got set of two pucks. Only one is puzzle, second is real hockey puck. But both look very nice. I have never seen the puck puzzle with this picture. Maybe the puzzle collectors from UK can find next this puck puzzle.


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I can't believe how many awesome puzzles I still haven't got. :( I wish I had the cash for even a small number of those...

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question: those coca cola can ones? What are their dims?


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Continuing the series as more interesting puzzles arrived.

From a nice guy in USA:

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wow a boxed UFO
whats that black and white rubiks brand cube?

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If you speak about UFO in the pink box and the DCD gift from Erno Rubik, then I think the guys from whom I got these puzzles still have an extra instance of each. But I can't really speak on behalf of other forum members. I hope there are enough hints. :)


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migo wrote:
If you speak about UFO in the pink box and the DCD gift from Erno Rubik, then I think the guys from whom I got these puzzles still have an extra instance of each. But I can't really speak on behalf of other forum members. I hope there are enough hints. :)

Your DCD cube seems very special, seeing that you managed to spell Ernö's name with a 'C'
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Georges wrote:
Your DCD cube seems very special, seeing that you managed to spell Ernö's name with a 'C' :-)

Heh, I knew someone will notice this. Consider this a secret solution. I find it nicer (the logo on the top rather than the bottom whole-white side). With several simple twists any DCD-2009 cube may become as special. :)

P.S. This reminds me about Linus Torwalds to whom many unintentionally refer as Linux Torwalds.


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I just got my first puzzle to truly classify as "rare" and "arriving in a package": My package containing a white Dino Star arrived from a nice guy in Hungary :D It's very nice (turning is good but it locks up a bit)

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Left column: a rabbit maze that My little bug just bought for me. (ok, this didn't come in the box, but I'm so proud of her when she spends her money on me) Roundy advertising puzzle, Mcdonalds 14 tile slide.

Center: Miller beer puzzle-put together with 10 pieces, Arusloky (Thanks Panda)

Right: otto Wu 7 color with different numbered raised bumps on each piece.

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These are Jeruel Crystal Puzzles on a very badly polished rosewood table! :shock: I never noticed that before. Looks like that one needs refinishing. Each puzzle is between 40 and 110 pieces. I've only 7 more to put together. I wish I had never bought these for the bug, the pieces are so difficult for me to see in low wattage lighting. They really should be done in natural light.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:44 am 
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Those puzzles are so annoying. :( I always do them in my kitchen where I can see them better.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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ohh, I only have the apple I was unaware of the others, I must find them.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:36 pm 
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Got my flexible hexagon this week!

The package is like an album cover. It's a sleeve with a printed front and back, and the puzzle slides in and out.

I am HAPPY.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Wow! Album cover? It is the first time I see such a packaging LOL
It definitely seems like a nice way to save space too!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Don't have any photos as of yet, but I got a number of nice puzzles over the holiday season. I got a nice care package from a special friend in Hong Kong with some really interesting puzzles in it, I got a black Jing's Pyraminx, a white flowerminx, a Qubami, and a Rubik's Touch Cube. I have to say, the touch cube is really stunning, especially when it just sits in the cradle and auto-scrambles, but I wouldn't have paid $150 for it. My brother got it for me and said he got it at a steal of a price compared to the original selling price.


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