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 Post subject: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:46 am 
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I just found this puzzle at a salvage shop and they wanted $1. So i paid it. It just solves as a 3x3x3, so I suspect it's nothing special. But i didn't have it, so I got it. Does anyone know its name and also whether i can get stickers for it?

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:48 am 
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It's just a 3x3 cuboctahedron - nothing rare. They were produced during the 80s by at least one knock-off company, and Cubesmith sells stickers for them.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:54 am 
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Yep. It's not particularly rare, but I don't see many of them on eBay either. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:56 am 
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Oh right. Cuboctahedron. I think I remember thinking about buying one of these at some stage. Cool.

So, since half the stickers are gone, I wonder whether I could buy them from anyone.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:09 am 
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To be complete (and for Andreas), let me share that they were sold as Wonderful Puzzler, Diamond Puzzler and Dream puzzler as well in cardboard boxes as in plastic containers.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:06 am 
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rline wrote:
Oh right. Cuboctahedron. I think I remember thinking about buying one of these at some stage. Cool.

So, since half the stickers are gone, I wonder whether I could buy them from anyone.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:36 am 
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Georges wrote:
To be complete (and for Andreas), let me share that they were sold as Wonderful Puzzler, Diamond Puzzler and Dream puzzler as well in cardboard boxes as in plastic containers.
Very helpful. Thank you.
Can you correct the first two Links? The images do not appear for me.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:39 am 
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Jared wrote:
It's just a 3x3 cuboctahedron - nothing rare.

Indeed it is not rare, but still it is not common. When I wanted to make my sticker mods, it was almost 3 mouth till I could bought 2 of these on e-bay in relatively good price.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:11 am 
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Olivér Nagy wrote:
Jared wrote:
It's just a 3x3 cuboctahedron - nothing rare.

Indeed it is not rare, but still it is not common. When I wanted to make my sticker mods, it was almost 3 mouth till I could bought 2 of these on e-bay in relatively good price.

Well, I'm happy to have it. And thanks robertpauljr for the stickers link.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:57 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Can you correct the first two Links? The images do not appear for me.

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The links are correct. Try again.
Or browse the gallery

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 Post subject: Re: What is this puzzle I just bought?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:24 am 
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I can see only two images but browsing the gallery will do it also.
Thank you.


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