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 Post subject: Question to the Developpers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:18 am 
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I have a nice collection of twisty puzzles.
But there are some puzzles that I want to "complete" my collection, but aren't made yet.
My question is: Are there plans of making them? (mass production)
Here is the list of puzzles I want (if ever made offcourse):

* face turning icosahedron
* 2x2x2 icosahedron
* 3x3x3 icosahedron
* "skewb" icosahedron
* "skewb" Ball
* 2x2x2 octahedron (other then Pyradiamond)
* 1x2x3
* 1x4x4
* 2x4x4
* 3x4x4

Sincerely Robin


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 Post subject: Re: Question to the Developpers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:11 am 
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For the skewb, in a ball shape, you can take a mass produced version of the beach ball, and dye it black. Like I think :? .

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 Post subject: Re: Question to the Developpers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:16 am 
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Skewb ball is done. Mefferts beach ball is one of many.

Mass producing a puzzle isn't cheap or easy. "been there, bought the t-shirt" never again. It's not as easy or as cheap as you think. Not chastising you, just a comment in general.

I've done my try. And in 50 years you all will talk about finding that lost container of Rox's puzzle :lol:
I've learned through my friendship with Uwe that there is a reason some puzzles aren't produced. They just won't appeal to the masses many on your list might fall into that category.

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 Post subject: Re: Question to the Developpers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:12 am 
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Skewb ball:
It is not just the beach ball. There is a Hungarian version as well called "Match ball" It is made in many different paterns:
- Zodiac ball
- Flag ball
- Cinderella ball
- Base ball
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 Post subject: Re: Question to the Developpers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:24 am 
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There are even more than that! Just do an advanced search in the Museum for puzzles with the Skewb mechanism. There are loads!

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 Post subject: Re: Question to the Developpers
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:49 am 
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All of them have been custom made
because others had the same urge as you.

But mass produced? None, with the exception of the skewb ball.


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 Post subject: Re: Question to the Developpers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:56 am 
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Thanks for the reply's.

I know the molds are expensive,
But I might just give the developpers an idea,
and if not, then we'll see.

But thanks and now gonna search a "skewb ball"


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