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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:00 am 
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I know the fourth one! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Can we tease the forum by not saying what it is, but could you give a little review of it's quality?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Luke wrote:
I know the fourth one! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I know it too :) It is even present on some IPP pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Luke wrote:
I know the fourth one! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Can we tease the forum by not saying what it is, but could you give a little review of it's quality?
To tell a long story in one word: GREAT. :D :D :D I'll have a thorough review ready, whenever Tom is ready to release it. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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That's good to hear. Looks like this'll be my next puzzle after my Offset Skewb 2x2x2 (which is after a special Eitan puzzle) :D.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Traiphum's gift (I forget about the name, but I can solve the puzzle blind :D )

Our local science center has one of those made of foam! It's not coloured though, which I think makes it harder. (well, you solved it blind, so the colours don't matter much)

I've also seen it on Mefferts' homepage (in the "Pyraminx 40th" section), but I'm not sure if it was ever sold there.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I was very lucky to receive this puzzle today! When I began collecting, I made a list of five puzzles that I one day hoped to own, and I have finally crossed the last off my list. It is a custom made Ghost Cube, by cubervietnam's friend. The cube's quality is outstanding. Without futher ado, enjoy the pictures!

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Some recent acquisitions, including a couple I picked up from Tom and Oskar at IPP:

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A More Madness by Oskar (signed), a Curvy Copter (received from Mefferts, not rare), Elite Skewb #1 from Eric Vergo, a New Pyraminx from Mefferts (not so rare), Partially Unbandaged Helicopter (#1) from Eric Vergo, a Mini Mixup Cube from Mike, a Dino Skewb from Tom, a Super-X from Tom, a Starminx I (larger version) from Tom (#1), and a vintage Figurenmatch.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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This will be my first ever post here!
I just received my Alaina’s cube in the mail.
I love this puzzle it is a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ll be able to solve it though.
I decided to get Indigo Strong and Flexible just to make it a little more unique.
I also got pretty random sticker colours from Dr. Sticker.
The costumer service from both Eric and Dr. Sticker were great.
Now enough talk.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I just recieved my fourth pre-1980 blue boxed Rubik's cube, so that makes four this week! One more on the way, but I was just too proud of this line-up to not post it here!

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From left to right:
One Hungarian Politechnika box, which says Bűvös kocka
One Hungarian Politoys box, which says Bűvös kocka
One German Politoys box, which says E Rubik Magic cube
One Hungarian Politoys box which says E Rubik Kocka

So although the boxes may look similar, they all have something different. As for the cubes, I'm pretty sure the one in the politechnika box is fake, since the insides of the cube looks way too new. A previous owner has clearly tried (and failed) so solve the puzzle by displacing stickers, making the cube impossible to solve...
The other ones are fine, and might just be the ones that originally came in that box. But a lot can happen in 32-34 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Yay! I've been looking forward to this one :D
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Not as tricky as i thought it was going to be, but fun all the same!


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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What is the purpose/how do you scramble & solve a columbus egg?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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In the window in the egg there are 5 different segments/bars each of which can be rotated through 10 different positions (only one of which shows red) by twisting the bottom of the egg.

Which segments move depends on which of the 3 settings the button on the side of the egg is on (the button is just visible on the left of the egg in the 2nd picture above)

The goal is to get all 5 red bars in the window which causes a weight to drop in the egg so that you can balance it on its end as i tried to show in the 2nd picture above but got the perspective wrong, so here is a (slightly) better picture:
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Hope this explains it well enough for you!


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Very interesting! Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:18 am 
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This is Dylan's Mini Icosahedron 3x3x3 puzzle. The quality of the puzzle exceeds EVERY expectations I had.
It is made from a high quality DIY 3x3x3.
I was B-lown away looking at the capping work. Its outstanding.
The size of this puzzle is perfect!
The turning of this puzzle is perfect!
It fits in my collection like perfect!!! :)
(btw. These pictures do not do this puzzle justice. look at Dylan's thread for high quality pictures).

Me holding it
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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I'm very jealous Sigurd! :lol:

It looks absolutely amazing, Dylan has made some wonderful puzzles. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:27 am 
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YAY!!! Luke is jealous! :)

I want to add that having this puzzle in my collection has been a dream of mine for so long!

So THANK you Dylan for this!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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A few items I picked up at IPP. I didn't go crazy, but focused on getting a few gems.

First up, the rare Panex. Credit goes to Geert for pointing it out to me, and the seller was willing to trade for a few Elementals :)
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Next we have a simultaneous motion puzzle by Vinco. Not Twisty, but so beautiful I had to share:
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Last (but by no means least) something I've wanted for a long time:
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I am a big fan of hand modifications. Don't get me wrong: 3D design and printing are great, but the craftsmanship of high quality hand builds is amazing. I also happen to love dodecahedrons. Having a piece built by Anthony Greenhills was something I always wanted for my collection, and so meeting him in person and knowing he had a dodecahedron available was... irresistible.
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It finds a fitting home on my shelf with Tony's work.

Enjoy (I will),

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Is the Panex like a sliding version of the Towers of Hanoi?

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Steveo wrote:
Is the Panex like a sliding version of the Towers of Hanoi?

Yes, but the Panex is more difficult than the Towers of Hanoi. :wink: There is a nice description of this puzzle on Jaap's puzzle page: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/panex.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I arrived home today to find 3 packages waiting for me :D

One was a trade with Juanan - puzzles are perfect, i'm very happy, Thank You Juanan!!
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A mini cross cube to complete my set of these puzzles
A white Meffert's Egg
And a Meffert's Jing's Pyraminx - finally got an original one and it really turns much better than the KO i had unknowingly bought.

The second package was of puzzles rare for now - the Dioctipoid's V1.0 and V2.0 - in fact these are the first sale of these puzzles ever :D (these are the ones i won on ebay a few days before i placed the order for people outside Europe)
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Both puzzles are beautiful! I think 1.0 looks nicer but 2.0 is harder to solve
I'll be posting a link to an unpacking video if it ever loads!
And the third package had a puzzle i've been searching for for a long time and finally won :D
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Now all i have to do is solve it!
All in all a pretty good puzzle day :D so much for having a puzzle clear-out though! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Yes, but the Panex is more difficult than the Towers of Hanoi. :wink: There is a nice description of this puzzle on Jaap's puzzle page: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/panex.htm
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It is thought that the optimal solution of Panex needs more than 31000 moves. The Japanese collector whom I bought it from did solve it (the Silver version), but it took him 2 months, an hour a day.

:shock: :shock: :shock:

So... no speed solving competitions for Panex then I guess? I'm not sure I have the patience to see the JavaScript on that page solve this one. How long does that take?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I'm back from my vacation, and am proud to make my first post in this thread! *beaming*

So, while looking at my great-aunt's shelves of stuff (her house would be messy, except it's very organized. every wall is lined with shelves and every shelf is full), I found an Alexander's Star! (I asked her and she let me have it. No shady business here) It's in pretty bad shape (I prefer to call it "well-loved"), with an almost rubbed-off logo ("AL DER'S"), a missing yellow-white piece, and peeled stickers (but no missing stickers). Also, since my first name actually is Alexander, now it actually is Alexander's Star. Ohohohoho.

I guess this wasn't really a "package just arrived", but it did have a rare puzzle that I recently acquired, so... this post! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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3 packages arrived this week, all 3 containing cilinders:
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Left to right:
Sealed Rubik's Revenge from 1981/1982 (label and base say different dates)
Sealed Politoys Magic Domino from 1982
SmaZ' Dino Cilinder. Not as rare as the other two, but it makes for a nice line-up.

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I think I can (just about) claim this one as rare as only 306 people will ever have one :D

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My certificate, received last week, confirming I am a Rubik's Guiness World Record holder pictured with the cube I used to help do my bit in setting the record. The commerative canvas bag and visually identical (but lower quality) practice cube temporarily mislaid. Were any other members of the forum in London for this event?

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The old slider puzzle "Ramka" from USSR:

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A few days ago, I have received a fully functional, proportional 3x3x5 from christian b
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He has described, how he had made it here.
To me this puzzle looks quite flawless and the shapeshifting adds a nice touch, compared with the cubic 3x3x5.
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Beautiful picture Konrad! I wish I could say the same for this picture of all the rare puzzles I got over the summer. Well, the puzzles aren't all that rare, but in combination with the packaging, they are :D
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So there are five blue boxed Magic Cubes, in four different editions, by Politechnika/Politoys
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Two blue boxed Magic Domino's of two different languages (I was also bidding on a russian packaging but that one was quite wanted),
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An Olympic Rings puzzle, complete with description sheet and package, which I got very lucky with.
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A magic domino in the original sealed container. This is a spindle mechanism whereas the other two are groove mechanisms. Unforunately I can't compare the mechanisms since I don't want to open the container
And one Rubik's Revenge in the original container. I already had the dutch version (signed by Peter Sébestény) and now I have the english version as well

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Eric's Elite Skewb
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Excellent puzzle! :D :D

EDIT: I had used the trick with the empty quote to get a white background for my photo. I've changed the background to the grey of the forum. Sorry, if this has confused anybody.

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Three new arrivals this morning;
Two Morph 1x2x2's, they were both sealed but.... :D
Rubik's Professor, some of the stickers seem to have bubbled and the red side has faded to a tan/ light orange colour.

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Today, I received the puzzle of my dreams. I saw this puzzle at the Lilly Library in Indiana, and just had to have it. It fits with my interest in vaudeville and circus history to a certain extent, but it is also a puzzle with a lot of history behind it. This puzzle is from 1892 and was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus "discovering" "America". The puzzle of which I speak, of course, is the original Columbus Egg, created for the Chicago World's Fair/Colombian Exposition in 1893. The puzzle that I received is in pretty rough condition; there is rust-like plating loss and severe denting (almost as if someone couldn't solve it and decided to bang it repeatedly on a table...), but the mechanism is still functional and it still balances, albeit at a slight angle. The inscription in concentric circles around the base reads "Columbus Egg Puzzle/PM Baumgardner &co Chicago Manufacturers Pat. Apld For/Columbus 1492-1892 [plus sketch of Columbus]". The damage is not entirely surprising since it has survived past the invention of the motorized aircraft, two World Wars, and especially the invention of the Rubik's Cube. A video will be uploaded soon (~1-2 hours, YouTube is slow with large video files) to CuberJim's Channel (link in the signature). Here are some photos:


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I'm so glad you got it! That isn't as bad as some I've seen. Don't forget to go to Rob's page and take a look at his info on this puzzle!

nice find at a nice price too. :wink:

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I got two VERY nice puzzles today from Dylan_46

The Triacontahedron Megaminx : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9SnkrPbWd4
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and the Truncated Icosahedron Megaminx: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZdnv1weMnc
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It's not extremely rare, but I did receive an Original 1980s Ideal Cube, about two days ago. I think it is rare enough to put here. It looks well loved - none of the stickers are peeling but they're slightly faded and some are scuffed. Studio cubes are really cool because the other colors are all the regular colors, but the orange side is flourescent! Really neat cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:31 pm 
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This puzzle caused a bit of controversy here, not just once but twice. A lot was edited and deleted from those threads so I'm not sure what the original issue was.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Boy oh boy does that look pretty :D

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Volitar Prime wrote:
This puzzle caused a bit of controversy here, not just once but twice. A lot was edited and deleted from those threads so I'm not sure what the original issue was.



This is from me! From the manufacturer.

I have got various colour!

I did not cause the controversy, I hope....


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Wow Sigurd!
That looks pretty nice! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Thank you Olivér! You also cut the stickers for this one

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Rare type of sliding puzzle from USSR


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Iaroslavski that must be a Master FTO. I judge by the size. Am I correct?

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Iaroslavski that must be a Master FTO. I judge by the size. Am I correct?


Yes, this is Master FTO.


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Master Icosahedron by Muffet
Master FTO by TomZ

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iaroslavski wrote:
Master Icosahedron by Muffet
Master FTO by TomZ

Puzzles are perfect!
Nice!!! I assume these are both printed in SWF. May I ask why you didn't dye them black? I don't mind white puzzles but SWF gets dirty very easily with play, or have you somehow clear coated or protected the surface another way?

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Is it safe to assume this Master Icosahedron by Muffet is now tested?
And here is the Master FTO by TomZ for those interested.

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Vladimir's Master FTO is in fact made out of WSFP. It seems to get dirty a lot less quickly.
I think that Vladimir prefers white puzzles. He has a few of mine and he asked all of them to be white. To be on the safe side, I used to give white puzzles a clear coat but that's not needed for the polished material.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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wwwmwww wrote:
iaroslavski wrote:
Master Icosahedron by Muffet
Master FTO by TomZ

Puzzles are perfect!
Nice!!! I assume these are both printed in SWF. May I ask why you didn't dye them black? I don't mind white puzzles but SWF gets dirty very easily with play, or have you somehow clear coated or protected the surface another way?

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Carl

Is it safe to assume this Master Icosahedron by Muffet is now tested?
And here is the Master FTO by TomZ for those interested.


Yes we can call Muffet's Tutt's Master Icosaminx tested and working! ;)

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wwwmwww wrote:
iaroslavski wrote:
Master Icosahedron by Muffet
Master FTO by TomZ

Puzzles are perfect!
Nice!!! I assume these are both printed in SWF. May I ask why you didn't dye them black? I don't mind white puzzles but SWF gets dirty very easily with play, or have you somehow clear coated or protected the surface another way?

Rather curious,
Carl

Is it safe to assume this Master Icosahedron by Muffet is now tested?
And here is the Master FTO by TomZ for those interested.


I like bright colors, therefore I prefer white puzzles (but not all). I don't protect the puzzles, but most of
surfaces are covered by stickers, so only tiny part can be dirty. It may become grey, but I'm ok with this situation. And I think you should wash your hands before playing :)

Master FTO turns very well and looks like puzzle made from ordinary plastic. Master Icosahedron turns
also smooth, but it is not polished. I haven't played too much with them yet, haven't scrambled and
solved, just did few turns. I expect it will turn even much better after many movements. I enjoy with
these Masters, many thanks to designers, great job!


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I recently got Eric Vergo's fantastic Dreidel Skewb so I thought I'd show it off. This puzzle hasn't been introduced or demoed so I have made a video of it:

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This is the best turning puzzle I own and the cuts are so beautiful. It's really a great example of engineering meets art.
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Edit: I corrected the misspelling of the name.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Wow that's pretty cool. Although I actually at first hoped it to be a circle skewb. Although I just checked with gelatinbrain's applet and a circle skewb looks different anyway.
Cool cube.

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