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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:32 am 
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Today I got the Rhombic Dodecahedron and a new shirt from Kyler.
Now I've got the 3x3x5 tetrahedron with black and white body :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:52 am 
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I guess it is a trick of the light, but in the second picture, your white bodied tetrahedron looks like it has a light and dark shade of blue.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:10 am 
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Yes, looks like,
but these are only shadows. It's plain blue colour.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:23 pm 
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Now I have to buy some KV3 puzzles so I can get a cool tee shirt!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:03 am 
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My birthday gift:

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Four puzzles nicely presented by my wife:
1. Oskar's 2x3x3 Floppy Cube
2. Tom's 3x4x5 V3
3. Hidetoshi's 2x2x4
4. Okamoto's Scramble Cube (the legal Superfloppy)

Number 3 and 4 are not exactly rare, but very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Two days to late for my birthday Vergo's Cube has arrived (note the number #4) - shipping from US to Germany has been just a week (very well packed, too!):

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I find it interesting that the beads have to be broken in.
After a few solves, the turning of the puzzle has improved much. Gingervergo had warned be, but I had assumed that the breaking in would be related to the inner mechanism. But that is just a standard Eastsheen 2x2x2.

Nice looking Puzzle and very well finished. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:53 pm 
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A few days ago I recieved these two puzzles.

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The puzzle on the left being the painted varient of the Alexander's Star, which I won for £9.99 off eBay (postage not included). The turning is rather poor. The puzzle on the left is not rare so to speak but I though I might as well include it, it is of course a Meffert's Skewb and by looking at the insides of the puzzle it looks as though it may be one of the older ones. It was won for £2.80 (postage not included)

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:16 am 
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Thanks to a great Man, I got a puzzle in the mail today!

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I spent the day at Disney with a great friend today-He's a steward for Delta and has annual passes for all the Disney's around the world. Every time he sees a new puzzle he picks one up for me. Today he didn't disappoint me! I've been after this one for years!!! Eastsheen makes these and every fair I get told NO. Ha! got one!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Since there are only 2 of these, I think this qualifies.

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In case you hadn't guessed, I was the one who won the Pascal's Jumble puzzle of Eitan's. I placed a last minute bid about a half an hour before the auction ended. That was the day Sachi was coming over for the interview. After we finished a late lunch I checked emails and was surprised to see I won.

I have to post a few pm's because they just tickled me. First I like having signed puzzles from different builders and this was no exception.

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Thank you so much sir! I'll post a nice happy photo when it comes in!
And yes I want a REAL John Hancock on there.

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It's going to have to be an Eitan Cher, unfortunately. I think John Hancock used up all his ink on the Declaration of Independence. :P
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Well he did sign for me and it wasn't John Hancock :lol: :lol:
Photos follow, enjoy!

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And even better, he added a nice note (just in case) :lol: :lol:

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As for trade or sale, I can guarantee that I won't, but after I'm dead and gone, the bug just might! She says she will be rich when I'm dead because she's going to sell all my puzzles :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Thanks Rox. I'm glad you like it!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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It's funny, when it came in it was freezing cold! the A/C made it so. It wouldn't turn at all, so I set it in a bit of sun for an hour for it to "warm up" I love it.

The bug of course thinks there should be more pink! :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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katsmom wrote:
The bug of course thinks there should be more pink! :lol: :lol:

I'll try to remember that for next time!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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This package arrived safe and sound at my post office today. It is the set of 6 Star Wars puzzle heads.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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For Father's day but recently received, four very fine custom puzzles:
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3x3x3 Rhombic Dodecahedron (Jean-Claude Constantin)
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Octaminx (Tony Fisher)
2x2x2 Rhombic Dodecahedron (Jean-Claude Constantin)

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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My Junior prism arrived yesterday from Karl-Heinz in Germany:

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and also a video

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I received these rare puzzles in June (yes, about a month ago).

From the Dieter Gebhardt's collection, including Tony Fisher's Bandaged 4x4x4 Cube. Thanks to Geert Hellings.

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Thanks to Tanner Frisby. It is supposedly the 5-th 1x2x4 in the world, thus the sticker. :-)

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Puzzles thanks to Christoph Lohe.

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These are not really rare (maybe signatures), but still nice puzzles from Japan. Thanks to Hidetoshi Takeji and Tribox.

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Just for fun. Some custom-made siamese/extended puzzles from a puzzle enthusiast in Hong Kong, including 1x4x5, 2x4x5 and 3x4x5. Until I get the fully functional ones. :)

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My 10-months son tries to figure out the Teraminx solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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O my goodness! :shock: :shock:
He solved it!
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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Well, I am glad to see mine arrived intact and it looks as if all is well.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Thank you Scott Elliott (VeryWetPaint)!
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This is a puzzle that I received from Smaz about a week and a half ago. The puzzle was far better than what I had expected it to be. I also asked him to make the caps for me and he did a great job except I just hope that the caps could be as shiny as the surfaces.!!! Anyway thank you Smaz.

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EPIC Dino!!!! I love all those bright cubes. Maybe i'll make a bright pyraminx soon.

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I know I haven't posted anything yet of a myriad of puzzles I recently acquired,
but here's a brief update with words:

I am now a FDSOC member!!! (FDSOC = Full Dino Set Owners Club - all original Dinos!)
(I am also trying to make Georges post again after four months!!!)

I got a Panex Silver puzzle!!!!

Photos to come in the next days, and in a few hours I'm flying back to KangarooLand!

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After seeing the AxisMinx last year I had to make it mine. And now it is. And I am quite happy about it.
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(I am also trying to make Georges post again after four months!!!)


- Sorry for off-topic.

I would love if you accomplish that, Pantazis. I've sent him an e-mail a few weeks ago and he said that the "cube" was finished for him. I was very sad to see such a dear member of ours leave us for good. Good luck for that task :wink:

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(I am also trying to make Georges post again after four months!!!)


- Sorry for off-topic.

I would love if you accomplish that, Pantazis. I've sent him an e-mail a few weeks ago and he said that the "cube" was finished for him. I was very sad to see such a dear member of ours leave us for good. Good luck for that task :wink:

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That was about the same response I got from him a few weeks ago. I am not going to speculate as to what is the reason, but life surely has its ups and downs. I know that firsthand.

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As promised here are some photos of the twisty type of puzzles I acquired within the past two months:
(those puzzles were not necessarily traded or bought at the IPP)

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Some of the puzzles to be distinguished include: Two colors Dino Cube, Dino Cube with pictures,
small massage ball from Mr Wu, Tully 2x2x3, Pyracue and Scramble Cube signed by Okamoto-san,
Joke Cube and signed 2x2x4 from Hidetoshi-san, interesting magic from Juozas, signed Kilominx by Dave,
Truncated cube signed by Frank, Pantacube & Floppy 2x2x3 & Minimal Twist & Gear Cube signed by Oskar,
Cubes by Tom Cutrofello, a Japanese original licensed Thomasball, Rubik's Assemble Puzzle Cube,
and last but not least, one puzzle I have been looking for ages: Panex Gold.


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All four Dino Cubes are now united to open the door to the FDSOC!

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In July I recieved following great puzzles:

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Dorr's New Cuboids (1x3x5 and 3x4x6)

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Karl-Heinz's SQ1-Rhomb Dodec and SQ1-Truncated Dodec

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C&E's 2x3x7 cuboid and Concept 11

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I was always a fan of the Concept 11 puzzle. Very nice additions.

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Claus, what a post! some seriously nice puzzles you have there!

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First off is a 2x3x5 that I received a little while ago. I'm really not very satisfied with it. It is very stiff and hard to turn. Also, the pieces have that "sanded by hand too much" look to them, they are all rounded off more than expected and don't line up very well. I anticipated having to re-sticker it due to the expected bubbling but now I'm considering taking the entire thing to a flat sander for a bit first. Am I being overly picky about this puzzle?
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Next off is what I was told was a rare factory panted Alexander's Star. I have my doubts about this because the paint job looks very amateur and sloppy. Maybe it's the way the yellow appears to have been over sprayed or maybe it's the markings in the paint that appear to have happened when the paint was still wet, like the finger print in the white paint. I have never actually seen a painted Alexander's Star before so maybe this is to be expected. I'm just not sure.
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Next off is what I was told was a rare factory panted Alexander's Star. I have my doubts about this because the paint job looks very amateur and sloppy. Maybe it's the way the yellow appears to have been over sprayed or maybe it's the markings in the paint that appear to have happened when the paint was still wet, like the finger print in the white paint. I have never actually seen a painted Alexander's Star before so maybe this is to be expected. I'm just not sure.


This is what I found on Georges' cube page:
CHAIN STAR. Alexander's Star with chain attached to one of the twelve centers for exhibition purposes. Colors painted on black plastic.
This would confirm the factory paint.


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My 2x3x5 was not too good when I first got it either. then I took it apart and did some work on the internals. You might wanna do that. It helped alot. Then i lubed it, and it works quite well now.
my cubies are not perfectly cubic too. But heck I'll live with it. Its an awesome puzzle!

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Wow, the painted Alexander's Star that I have looks nothing like that, the edges of the paint are crisp, there are no blemishes or marking of any kind, no over-buildup of paint, I think that you might just have received a bad version of it :(

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Today I recieved a Shapeway package with beautiful puzzles.

Here pictures of the both puzzles I built first:

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The puzzle on the left is TomZ's CompySkewb, the puzzle on the right Murilo's 1x2x3-Square1. Both are fantastic items. The mechanism of the CompySkewb is incredible.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:02 am 
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Well, I've got a couple to share with you, though I've had them all for a couple months now.
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First, a Muze Puzzle. Clearly, they did not ship them out in numerical order, as I ordered mine long after Tony got his (date on my invoice is 29th June), yet my # is uncannily low: 91/5000 :shock: (Tony Fisher's # was 578 I believe)
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Next on the list, is Shim's aka Timur's Master Pyraminx, assembled by me, stickered with Cubesmith "Rainbow" triangles in bright fluorescents, sitting next to it's very old sibling, my mom's 1981 Pyraminx: :mrgreen: (she bought it the year I was born)
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And finally, the great behemoth of all twistypuzzles, and with sixty faces, it's the world's most complex first-order puzzle, Oskar's Big Boulder, dyed by Oskar, assembled, scrambled, and 99.8% solved by me: :lol:
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Technically, by Oskar's definition (each color may only contact it's own or black) the puzzle is solved, but upon closer inspection, one of the white centers is out of alignment. After shifting the parity from one white face to another and back again, I gave up trying to fix it: :scrambled:
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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Here are most of the puzzles that came for me this week. I don't buy many mods, so most the puzzles I buy are vintage.
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10 sealed 1982 4x4s, made in Hong Kong. All of them comes with their original cardboard box!
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After I read Dr. Panda's post on Japanese puzzle boxes, I couldn't resist running out and buying one for myself! I really didn't think much of them before but after I actually got one, I could see how much work and craftsmanship goes into making one - and it's really amazing! This one is in quite rough shape, though. So I won't lose the instructions, I put it in the box :lol: I'm still expecting 2 new Koyosegi boxes from Canada.
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Then up next is a Politechnika 3x3x3 cube and original box. This one is possibly a promotional cube, with "Intercontinental Budapest" stamped in silver on the blue center sticker. I've always wanted one of these with the older box, and the price was right for me. I can see why Georges has over 20 of them!
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An original Equator/Globe puzzle. Nice and heavy, and in Hungarian too. Comes with the box which says it's made by Trial. It goes along well with my boxed English version!
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A sealed Ideal Puzzle Pen. I haven't seen many sealed ones at all, so I'm thrilled I had the opportunity to buy it.
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An older Rubik's Cube advertising for "Rubik the Amazing Cube". How appropriate!!
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Finally, a sealed Rubik's Zigzaw Puzzle. I've been searching for quite a while, and this is the ONLY one I've ever found that was still sealed.
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One day, I should post an updated photo of my collection. I've moved rooms and have also acquired so many puzzles that I haven't been able to put them all on display!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I like Oskar's Big Boulder. So cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I like Oskar's Big Boulder. So cool!
Thanks! It is very awesome 8-)

Two Flatland Gears puzzles came in from PuzzleAtomic.
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Sorry, I couldn't help but to scramble them up as soon as I opened the box. Battle Gear Spy has much bandaging which makes it difficult to fix. I've made some decent progress on it though. The Waltz just looks like it's a total beast to solve entirely, due to the way it mixes up the piec4es. At least I don't have to worry about the white edges or the orientation of the squares/triangles :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Today my Dogic VI came!
It is very...well...impressive!
Thanks Vadim!

...and it looks like my cat likes it too! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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my rare Rubik's puzzle set
3*3 - 1980, 2*2 - 1981, 4*4 - 1982
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Last year a friend found a few Dino Stars for me. I finally got around to picking them up yesterday. He was also nice enough to add in a bandaged cube (where opposite corners on a face are linked with string) from an IPP long ago.
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I remember playing with the string cube while I was going through the Slocum Vault. Haha. Very nice puzzle.

Additionally, the Dino Stars are beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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9.95!? Wow! (Even in pounds, that's still incredible!)

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Kapusta wrote:
9.95!? Wow! (Even in pounds, that's still incredible!)
That was the price when it was originally sold :)

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That packaging is almost as cool as the puzzle :P

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So i just had a few packages come in today. Thanks to Edam for the beautiful DOGIC!!


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My first package arriving with a rare puzzle!! I got a Dogic (12-color), a Keychain Skewb (and 5 other skewb variants in diamond and ball form), a Meffert's 5x5, some instruction booklets, a Tomy Megaminx, a Tetraminx, and a Platypus!! Anyone know how to activate the electronic portion of the platypus?


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