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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Treasure Chest puzzle (exclusive Jadeclub puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:48 am 
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Stardust4ever is right. It is actually less turns to do the checkerboard pattern then the 6-spots. What do you think the likelihood of this puzzle ever being mass produced?

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Treasure Chest puzzle (exclusive Jadeclub puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:52 am 
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Argue all you want. Or correct my counting. I am just telling you what the factory said. Done! They thought it was easier and their count was 4.

Mass produce a puzzle that looks too much like a Rubik's cube? Hmmm? What do you think? Not very likely. :lol: :lol: I think Uwe catches enough complaint from people on here (via me mind, and only then when I feel like it's something worth passing on. He doesn't read the forum and I have too much else to worry about.)

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Treasure Chest puzzle (exclusive Jadeclub puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 am 
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RubiksMaster614 wrote:
Stardust4ever is right. It is actually less turns to do the checkerboard pattern then the 6-spots. What do you think the likelihood of this puzzle ever being mass produced?
I'm confused. Why would you call the Treasure Chest NOT mass-produced.
The contrary of mass-produced is either handmade or 3D printed.
This puzzle is neither one or the other.

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Treasure Chest puzzle (exclusive Jadeclub puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:33 pm 
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I think he means for sale in shops like the pyraminx and gear cubes. Uwe has told me it will only be sold through the jade club. But one never knows. Stranger things have happened.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:24 pm 
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RubiksMaster614 wrote:
Stardust4ever is right. It is actually less turns to do the checkerboard pattern then the 6-spots.
Unless you are counting in quarter turns metric, which I mentioned earlier.
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What do you think the likelihood of this puzzle ever being mass produced?
The Treasure chest is made from injection-molded plastic. There's probably well more than 100 puzzles produced so far, so I think that qualifies it as a mass-production puzzle, even if only in limited quantities. I don't think Meffert has to worry about complaints from Seven Towns. The cube is visually different from a Rubik's Cube and uses a completely different mechanism compared to the Japanese Rubik's Bank. Think about how the bank only opens at the center whereas the Treasure chest pops off an entire layer. The treasure Chest is also far superior to the Rubik's coin bank in every way. :solved:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:42 am 
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stardust4ever wrote:
.... The treasure Chest is also far superior to the Rubik's coin bank in every way. :solved:
I agree with everything you have said, especially with your last sentence. :D
People who really want this puzzle can become Jade members. It should not be a problem for TP members to get an invitation. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:05 am 
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Just recieved mine. It is a nice looking puzzle. However, I removed the tiles and replaced them with standard stickers, but now you need to do a chessboard pattern before opening the green side.
It turns very smoothly after slight lubricating.


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Just recieved mine. It is a nice looking puzzle. However, I removed the tiles and replaced them with standard stickers, but now you need to do a chessboard pattern before opening the green side.
It turns very smoothly after slight lubricating.


Do you mind if I ask as to how you removed the tiles? I'm afraid to damage the puzzle in some way, I was under the assumption that they were really on there.

Chris

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:21 am 
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cjgerik wrote:
EMI94100 wrote:
Just recieved mine. It is a nice looking puzzle. However, I removed the tiles and replaced them with standard stickers, but now you need to do a chessboard pattern before opening the green side.
It turns very smoothly after slight lubricating.


Do you mind if I ask as to how you removed the tiles? I'm afraid to damage the puzzle in some way, I was under the assumption that they were really on there.

Chris
The tiles are so beautiful, I wouldn't dream of removing them. However, I did mod the puzzle so that it opens in the chessboard position. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Treasure Chest puzzle (exclusive Jadeclub puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Would anyone mind telling me if these are still available to be ordered from Jade Club?

Thanks!


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ooarashi wrote:
Would anyone mind telling me if these are still available to be ordered from Jade Club?

Thanks!
I checked it a minute ago. Yes it is still available for $36.

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Treasure Chest puzzle (exclusive Jadeclub puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Excellent! I would really like to get this puzzle. Could I get an invitation to Jade Club please?

Thank you very much.


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ooarashi wrote:
Excellent! I would really like to get this puzzle. Could I get an invitation to Jade Club please?

Thank you very much.
Please, make a post in this thread "Invite me to the Jade Club" too.

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Treasure Chest puzzle (exclusive Jadeclub puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:49 am 
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I posted this in the other thread. For those who have subscribed here, I'll post this again:
Konrad wrote:
Today my second Treasure Chest arrived. I was quoted in the Jade and Mefferts Newsletters as well, therefore I want to share my experience with my second USB stick:
This one works on two different quite modern notebooks.
My conclusion is that there is a generic problem with the stick - you have to be careful with the orientation of - and an individual problem with my first stick.
As I have been very careful with the orientation and because the stick worked twice without a problem, I have one theory only that could explain additional damage: On one of my notebooks there is a combined SATA/USB port. I tried to plug it into this port once. Maybe this could explain the additional individual problem?

The first stick still works but only in a certain special environment on an old PC.
There is no damage on all ports on four different computers where I used the first stick.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:55 am 
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cjgerik wrote:
EMI94100 wrote:
Just recieved mine. It is a nice looking puzzle. However, I removed the tiles and replaced them with standard stickers, but now you need to do a chessboard pattern before opening the green side.
It turns very smoothly after slight lubricating.


Do you mind if I ask as to how you removed the tiles? I'm afraid to damage the puzzle in some way, I was under the assumption that they were really on there.

Chris


Sorry, I did not read your message until now.
No, that was really simple, just did it with my finger nails^^the tiles are very flexible and not glued on too tightly.


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