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 Post subject: News about Bishop Cubes...
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:34 am 
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your interest in the Bishop Cubes puzzle.
Lots has happened since we first introduced the Cubes, here, on the twistypuzzles forum.

Anyone who purchased before April 14th, will be interested to know that you have a rare item because we've stopped producing that type. We have introduced a new type made out of a new material with a slightly different look and feel. We also have a new clamshell package. All of these changes have streamlined manufacturing so we were able to lower prices.

Check out our website http://bishopcubes.com/?cat=45 to see the new package designs and the new lower prices.

More exciting news: you can now purchase Bishop Cubes in a few toy stores along the US West coast. Stores in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California, should be receiving their orders this week!

Last but not least, Tom Cutrofello has reviewed Bishop Cubes in the July 2011 issue of Games Magazine. It's available now at your local Borders store. Pick up a copy to see what Tom had to say....


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 Post subject: Re: News about Bishop Cubes...
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:32 am 
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How does the new material feel compared to the old one? I have had a few broken pieces actually. They are still useable, but it would be nice if the new material is stronger.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:55 am 
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I have also had that same problem with my Bishop Cubes. The material seemed weak and flimsy, to the point that some of the tabs on a few pieces are able to bend completely out of shape. I hope this new material is harder.

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 Post subject: Re: News about Bishop Cubes...
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:17 pm 
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Hi Sigurd,

Can you tell me exactly what broke on your Cubes? I can replace them at no charge to you, of course. Another fellow also had a problem with a Cube coming apart. We sent him some more spares.

We have discontinued the original Cubes in polyethylene. Every one of them has to be perfect in order for the Set to work properly. The polyethylene has a nice feel to it which is why I chose it, but it was very difficult to maintain exact quality on each and every Cube. The breakage problem was the finale.

The current limited edition is made of a different material (ABS). It feels a little different and slides a little easier. I’ve been able to slide 81 of these together to form the basis of a 9 x 9 x 9 cube-of-Cubes, which I couldn’t do with the polyethelyne. It makes a pretty decent 4 x 4 x 4 but we are not selling those yet, due to the limited availability of this type. The “click” is more distinct. The variation between two different Cubes is much less.


Eitan,

With the original polyethylene Cubes, you can re-shape or tune them by pressing the Cube springs (the tabs) down against a hard surface. This is one of the ways you can adjust the sliding action on those Cubes, press down to stiffen them or bend them out to loosen them. I meant to add that to the tips and tricks section on the website, haven't gotten around to it.

Forrest Bishop


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