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 Post subject: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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YES! Finally everyone can experience this amazing puzzle! :D

Honestly, this is the only puzzle I've actually been waiting to be mass produced since the Master Skewb. Looks like my collection might have two starminxes in it soon enough. :D

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WOOHOO!! Can't wait for this and the DeFTI!!

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Hooray!

I can't wait to get this one. I don't have enough dodecahedrons :)

Although we're still waiting on that rex-dodecahedron thing... I hope it comes out soon too :D (oh wait... I was kind of ninja'd on this)

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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NICE!!! This will be on my must have list.

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P.S. We now have mass produced versions of all these except the Hybrid Starminx-Pentultimate aka Master Pentultimate. That one can't be too far behind.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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I will need to get this puzzle. It looks very nice

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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This is on my must-purchase list.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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Mf8 is a great company! So many beautiful and challenging new puzzles!
This one, IMO, tops them all! Great job guys! This is a true milestone in mass production.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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Since the photos are up on Mf8, I'll release this now.

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Holy whoa. I'm impressed with the number of dodecahedron puzzles mf8 has released in the last year or so. Plus, they've still got the rex dodecahedron on the way.


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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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This looks like the perfect addition to my collection. These poor things have been begging for a new friend for months and I think I've just found it.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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Holy cow!
I'll must get this one.
I love you MF8!

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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AWESOME :D
I don't think many collections will be without one of these, they will have to make a few, I think.
I know I'm just getting greedy, but can we have the Pentultimate too, please.
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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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I cannot contain my excitement for the release! It's almost as awesome as when the helicopter cube came out (and if you know me you should know how much I love the helicopter cube)

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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I have to say, I really want this. Ever since I found out what the starminx was, I have felt the need to own one, and here is my chance :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
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:D I will definitely be getting this! The Starminx is one of my all-time favorite puzzles to solve, so I can't wait to own one.


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This is fantastic news, although it does sadden me, that the rex dodecahedron has been quite for a while and still hasn't been released.

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Am I the only one who see this as sad news?

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:D :D :D AWESOME!!! When I first watched katsmom's video a few weeks ago I thought this would be released soon! Can't wait to get it!

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I hope Andrew gets his royalties. If he does, this is amazing news !! I'll definitely get one if it's not too expensive (sadly enough Mf8 is expensive :( )

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Finally! I have been dying waiting for this since march.
Awesome. Must have.

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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
I hope Andrew gets his royalties. If he does, this is amazing news !! I'll definitely get one if it's not too expensive (sadly enough Mf8 is expensive :( )


I didn't realize Aleh's name was Andrew,


Amazing puzzle, I will have to scrounge up some money to grab one of these, I am hoping for a special edition crystal blue.


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Am I the only one who see this as sad news?

I really want to understand you Ola, but I dont. Please exlain why this is bad news to you.

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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
I hope Andrew gets his royalties. If he does, this is amazing news !! I'll definitely get one if it's not too expensive (sadly enough Mf8 is expensive :( )


I didn't realize Aleh's name was Andrew,


Amazing puzzle, I will have to scrounge up some money to grab one of these, I am hoping for a special edition crystal blue.


*Drewseph = Andrew, if I have this right.

Yeah, this is definitely a must-have for me, but only at a reasonable price (hint, hint, MF8)

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Muffet wrote:
RubixFreakGreg wrote:
I hope Andrew gets his royalties. If he does, this is amazing news !! I'll definitely get one if it's not too expensive (sadly enough Mf8 is expensive :( )


I didn't realize Aleh's name was Andrew,


Made my day.

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Am I the only one who see this as sad news?


It could be seen as either. Personally, I see it as a good thing. An amazing puzzle is being made available to a large number of people. You could see it as one less Shapeways puzzle, or one less rarity, but this is also a puzzle that's been available on Shapeways for a year now. Granted it was unavailable due to quality for most of that year, but its target audience has probably been hit. Those of us who REALLY wanted a starminx, enough to shell out over $100 for one, have had and enjoyed it for a while now.

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olz wrote:
Am I the only one who see this as sad news?



Yes I think so....

But why is this sad for you?

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I'm excited about it. Have to go solve it on gelatin brain now so I'm prepared.

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Am I the only one who see this as sad news?
I really want to understand you Ola, but I dont. Please exlain why this is bad news to you.
That's a topic for another thread. But basically he believes that mass produced puzzles destroy the worth/value of custom puzzles.

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NType3 wrote:
Muffet wrote:
RubixFreakGreg wrote:
I hope Andrew gets his royalties. If he does, this is amazing news !! I'll definitely get one if it's not too expensive (sadly enough Mf8 is expensive :( )

I didn't realize Aleh's name was Andrew,

*Drewseph = Andrew, if I have this right.

Here's to settle this tangent.

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GuiltyBystander wrote:
I'm excited about it. Have to go solve it on gelatin brain now so I'm prepared.

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olz wrote:
Am I the only one who see this as sad news?
I really want to understand you Ola, but I dont. Please exlain why this is bad news to you.
That's a topic for another thread. But basically he believes that mass produced puzzles destroy the worth/value of custom puzzles.

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This is becoming a common problem with some mass produced puzzles...


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This is becoming a common problem with some mass produced puzzles...
Why do you think "small" fillets are a problem?

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If you've played with the Helicopter Dodecahedron, you'll know why. I've hurt my hands so many times with that puzzle.

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D-rool D-rool as Daffy would say. Can't wait.

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katsmoon recently showed (but then deleted the photos) the mechanism of this StarMinx.
this is an exact copy of a mechanism invented by Aleh. no it is not stealing - it's a coincidence;)
for instance - I also came up with this mechanism for my StellaMinx - because it is the best approach!
Drew and Tomz used other mechanisms (they have more parts, I think their mechanisms are more complex).
Aleh told me that he had no complaints about the MF8, although they had not contacted him.
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It looks like with that mech they could actually make 1.1.4 too by exposing the Megaminx corners. I like 1.1.4 a bit more than the Starminx but the Starminx is great too!

Any indication of how well it turns? Those Pyraminx Crystal edges look like they are floating in much the same way as the Pyraminx Crystal. Add to that floating Starminx points and the puzzle might feel a bit squishy.

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katsmoon recently showed (but then deleted the photos) the mechanism of this StarMinx.


I knew I hadn't imagined that. :lol:

I think it's cool Aleh doesn't mind but if Meffert's should sell them with a little royalty for Aleh I would be happy to pay that too. I am not saying this is bad or unfair for anyone who invented it earlier. But I just wouldn't mind.

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It looks like with that mech they could actually make 1.1.4 too by exposing the Megaminx corners.


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You didn't imagine anything. I did take the photos down. I'll load them again at a later date. Brainbox is at the office, but quite frankly, I'm too snowed under to even attempt to go through all those photos.

And to me, it looks slightly different, but maybe that is just the difference between the handmade loooove and mass production.

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Can a (master) Pentultimate be made from this same mechanism? >_>


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Jared wrote:
Can a (master) Pentultimate be made from this same mechanism? >_>

It doesn't look like it. With this mech there is no way for the Pentultimate corners to hold in place. All the Starminx pieces look like they are floating above the Megaminx and being held in by the extended Megaminx corners. Some redesigning would have to be done to make this work for the Master Pentultimate.

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Ah, silly me, I got the Megaminx and Pentultimate corners confused.

Still... it'd be fairly easy to make an Astrominx from this too. :P


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that picture reminds me a LOT of a pyraminx crystal

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what does "soon" mean? ^^ Does that mean the other new puzzles are coming soon too.
They can't keep announcing more puzzles. It's almost too much :D

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what does "soon" mean?

Now, now, we know what happens when deadlines are released and things don't go as planned... I think it's much smarter to say 'soon' because that way you aren't nearly as disappointing, especially with the number of puzzles MF8 has been working on.

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what does "soon" mean?

Now, now, we know what happens when deadlines are released and things don't go as planned... I think it's much smarter to say 'soon' because that way you aren't nearly as disappointing, especially with the number of puzzles MF8 has been working on.


I can wait a year for this puzzle! But "soon" sounds promising :)

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bmenrigh wrote:
Jared wrote:
Can a (master) Pentultimate be made from this same mechanism? >_>

It doesn't look like it. With this mech there is no way for the Pentultimate corners to hold in place. All the Starminx pieces look like they are floating above the Megaminx and being held in by the extended Megaminx corners. Some redesigning would have to be done to make this work for the Master Pentultimate.


I know this is off topic, sorry for anyone who does not want to read this here now:
Couldn't the pieces of this starminx be shaped spherical too, just like the megaminx underneath is already and then only the centers be extended and enlargened a little to make space for floating corners? Shaped like those of a Skewb kind off? That would give the normal Pentultimate.

Now on topic: I think "soon" sounds promising enough. And I guess it's really not going to be long anymore. Usually when these topics are made it really does happen soon after.

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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:15 am 
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alaskajoe wrote:
Couldn't the pieces of this starminx be shaped spherical too, just like the megaminx underneath is already and then only the centers be extended and enlargened a little to make space for floating corners? Shaped like those of a Skewb kind off? That would give the normal Pentultimate.


I believe this is correct... A mass-produced Pentultimate can't be far off!


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 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:46 am 
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Well, and a bit of bandaging. I expect we will see the Pentultimate, but I think it'll be at least a year or so.

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