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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:52 am 
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katsmom wrote:
Squeal! Squeal! Squeal! I got not one but two boxes today!
A cheese, a stern star (I don't think this is an original, but who knows) and a trick house. Woo Hoo!

You're right Georges, it did have a distinctive odor, but that wa nothing a bit of gentle cleaning wouldn't get rid of.


The Stern looked quite original to me!

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:52 pm 
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I agree. Quit being a troll.


Indeed, and you said troll :lol: That makes me laugh lol


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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:55 pm 
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Georges wrote:
The Stern looked quite original to me!


Having never seen one before, I wasn't sure. thanks for the verification. Is it supposed to have only 4 colors?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:20 pm 
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David Artois wrote:
To hell with your Skewb! It's a worthless piece of plastic that isn't worth the time it takes to solve it!

...Permission to use deadly force, Mr. Drewseph?

Anyway, if you read closely, you can see little references to his puzzles, plus a possible subtle advertisement for another:

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Who says all axes have to have the same number of cuts? You know?

^Cubic 3x3x5

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You know I love jumbling, and that's not something you'll ever be able to do.

I want a cube with partial turns in the solved state.

^Ghost Cube

io wrote:
I've always wanted to try turning edges, too.

^Could it be!? A subtle advertisement for...the Helicopter Cube!?

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:36 pm 
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katsmom wrote:
Georges wrote:
The Stern looked quite original to me!


Having never seen one before, I wasn't sure. thanks for the verification. Is it supposed to have only 4 colors?


Yes, it has 4 colours. Here is a picture of mine http://www.helm.lu/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=492

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:12 pm 
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katsmom wrote:
Squeal! Squeal! Squeal! I got not one but ...
... three boxes today!!!

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After waiting for years and having given up all hope, I was finally delivered by the postman today.
I suspect he was keeping my boxes hoping I would forget about them.

One very nice and more difficult (first solve two hours with some stickers having peeled off) Ghost Cube.
A beautiful 'Mondrianic' 3x3x5, black and heavy just like I want them, waitng to be analysed before scrambling.
A Star Puck that forces me to search for my Domino solution from 1983.
Wait, there is a Helicopter Cube over there! Ah, that one was on my wish list for a long time. Another heavy puzzle that turns very good (compared to my X-Cube).
And a couple of the 'Smoothest Turning Cube in the World' freshly sent from dear Pantazis.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:12 pm 
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I'm so relieved that they arrived safely! I was starting to wonder...

I am really impressed with your two hour solve on the Ghost Cube. That puzzle is not a friendly ghost.

And you remind me, I still need to solve my Star Puck!

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:39 pm 
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Georges wrote:
three boxes today!!!

I’m so jealous! Those look so wonderful! I can’t wait for my ghost cube and 3x3x5. I especially like the fact that they have stickered the 3x3x5 with the traditional blue opposite white pattern instead of the current standard yellow opposite white. Whenever I re-sticker a cube I use the traditional blue opposite white :)


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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
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Georges, lucky you, with the Helicopter cube! The Star Puck is nice too. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:46 am 
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io wrote:
I'm so relieved that they arrived safely! I was starting to wonder...
I am really impressed with your two hour solve on the Ghost Cube. That puzzle is not a friendly ghost.
And you remind me, I still need to solve my Star Puck!


As I said, I was starting to wonder, too.
Regarding the 2 hour solve, I must confess that after 1,5 hours I used the above picture to help me get it back.
But it is easier for me to solve than to solve the Golden Cube, as I said before, because of the 3x3x3 mechanism.
The most tricky part is the fact that in its solved state you have to make one partial move before reaching a 'normal start position'.

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:48 am 
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I received my ghost cube today and I must say it's an exquisite piece of art! The pieces are smooth and movement is smooth as well. I did have some bubbling of the stickers. This is to be expected for a newly cast puzzle and a second set of stickers were provided, so no complaints there! This puzzle also has a nice heavy weight to it which I enjoy. I haven't jumbled it up yet since I would like to dedicate enough time to enjoy its complexity and solve it. Thanks again Jason/Adam, I am glad I put an order through for this! Now to wait for a restock of the cubic 3x3x5... Shouldn't be too long now since you just completed your petaminx, right? ;)

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I just received my 3x3x5 and Ghost Cube today and just have to say that they are both absolutely wonderful. I am completely happy with both of them and can highly recommend them to any and all puzzle fans and collectors. I’m seriously considering ordering a second 3x3x5 when they become available again and of course will purchase any other future puzzles that you guys make and sell.


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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:46 am 
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When is the Ghost Cube going to be made available again? Or has production stopped?

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:41 am 
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They're in the queue! But there is another Twisty Store project that I need to finish up first that's just as exciting.

:D

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io wrote:
They're in the queue! But there is another Twisty Store project that I need to finish up first that's just as exciting.

:D


...Just as exciting? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:04 pm 
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It's comments like that which make my wallet cry :cry: but my face smile :)


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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:50 pm 
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BTW is the ghost cube available in both balck AND white plastic??
EDIT: small bump... :(


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 Post subject: Re: Dear 3x3x3, I've moved on ...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:47 am 
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I must say congrats to you Adam on your ghost cube and to you and Jason for helping to make this available to all of us. I finally finished mine and it's a tricky beast of a puzzle! I kept messing up my orientation and messed up algorithms due to its tricky nature. I actually had to learn the Fridrich method to solve this since Petrus would have been a disaster... :lol: I'm afraid to scramble it again... =P

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