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 Post subject: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:58 pm 
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Seems there are two new Rubik brand cubes coming.

You can read the original post here: http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showt ... k-Cube-2-0

It will be out by the end of February and is by Seven Towns and Rubik and is being pre-sold in Japan.

There are two new things about it:

1) doesn't use stickers but tiles.
2) innards change to a ball core.

Here is a link: http://rubikcube.jp/feature/rubiks_renewal.html

Picture of the 3x3 can be seen here: http://rubikcube.jp/products/rubiks/rubiks26.html
And of the 2x2 here: http://rubikcube.jp/products/rubiks/rubiks25.html


The core of that 2x2 reminds me a LOT of the ball core that lanlan uses.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:36 pm 
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It looks like they have holes where the cuts intersect, like on the DaYan cubes. :o Wow, that's really surprising. Hopefully that gives good reverse corner cutting!

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:23 pm 
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The 2x2 core reminds me of the rubik's 4x4 core. I don't know how the last piece will go in.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:30 pm 
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eye2eye wrote:
I don't know how the last piece will go in.

I'm pretty sure it uses a couple of screws to hold one piece to the core.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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The center structure of the 3x3x3 is reminiscent of the Verdes center (a flange). I can't tell from that picture if the cuts are cylindrical or conical.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:38 am 
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There were more pictures posted in that thread today, but all were of the exterior of the cube. And I have no knowledge of the language to even begin to see where I need to surf to to get a better view.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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I think that the 2x2 has already been released. It is available from the Rubik's online store here. It is reviewed by redKB in this video. In that video, he take the puzzle apart starting at 2:45.

Back in December, heiowge got a tiled 3x3 from the Rubik's company (see here).


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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Doesn't look like that is it, no ver. 2 on it. Here are the pics of the packaging:

3x3: http://news.mynavi.jp/photo/news/2013/0 ... s/002l.jpg
2x2: http://news.mynavi.jp/photo/news/2013/0 ... s/004l.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
Doesn't look like that is it, no ver. 2 on it. Here are the pics of the packaging

Maybe the packaging will be different in Japan. Also, a picture from your earlier link shows the 2x2's internal pieces. They look the same as the pieces in that video by redKB that I mentioned.

Just because they look the same doesn't mean that they are the same, I know. But, I don't think that there would be two different types of tiled Rubik's 2x2s. More details will probably come soon, and then we'll know.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:42 am 
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Of course I cannot read Japanese, but when it is coming out in Japan and for pre-sale, I wager it'd be weird that someone in the States (is Redkb in the States? Well ok, western country then) has it already. Internals can look very much alike.

It would be fun if someone more in the know of the language can tell us what the pages say, because it is being presented as something very new, so.. it confuses me now :)


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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Zeotor wrote:
I think that the 2x2 has already been released. It is available from the Rubik's online store here. It is reviewed by redKB in this video. In that video, he take the puzzle apart starting at 2:45.

Back in December, heiowge got a tiled 3x3 from the Rubik's company (see here).



Yes, and somebody in this forum already had the new 3x3, I remember a thread where he said he could not open it because of some kind of anti pop mechanism.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:41 am 
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Stranger and stranger it becomes.

It would be like someone in Japan saying "Dayan Panshi? New? Man I've got it for months already" while it is being pre-sold elsewhere.

*scratches head* Did the person, that I found the info from, err?


I have asked for more info/clarification in the speedsolving thread.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:05 am 
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DLitwin wrote:
The center structure of the 3x3x3 is reminiscent of the Verdes center (a flange). I can't tell from that picture if the cuts are cylindrical or conical.

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That is exactly what I was thinking.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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Zeotor wrote:
Maybe the packaging will be different in Japan. Also, a picture from your earlier link shows the 2x2's internal pieces. They look the same as the pieces in that video by redKB that I mentioned.
Just because they look the same doesn't mean that they are the same, I know. But, I don't think that there would be two different types of tiled Rubik's 2x2s. More details will probably come soon, and then we'll know.

They are different. The Japan version says "46x46x46mm" and the UK version says "4.5 cm X 4.5 cm X 4.5 cm". I really doubt that one of the companies made a mistake while measuring their cubes.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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rubik's 3*3 v2 - very interest puzzle ;)
this puzzle used original/patented V-3 cube design (Verdes not published this mechanism), but with cylindrical and spherical cuts...
According to the rules of the Forum-this is a KO-Puzzle?

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:42 am 
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A short video: http://youtu.be/Xp9oKT5BsBo


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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I assume they cut corners...


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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Skarabajo wrote:
Zeotor wrote:
Maybe the packaging will be different in Japan. Also, a picture from your earlier link shows the 2x2's internal pieces. They look the same as the pieces in that video by redKB that I mentioned.
Just because they look the same doesn't mean that they are the same, I know. But, I don't think that there would be two different types of tiled Rubik's 2x2s. More details will probably come soon, and then we'll know.

They are different. The Japan version says "46x46x46mm" and the UK version says "4.5 cm X 4.5 cm X 4.5 cm". I really doubt that one of the companies made a mistake while measuring their cubes.

That's a very small difference. And the puzzle looks the same as the pictures, I think they are the same puzzles.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:09 pm 
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grigr wrote:
rubik's 3*3 v2 - very interest puzzle ;)
this puzzle used original/patented V-3 cube design (Verdes not published this mechanism), but with cylindrical and spherical cuts...
According to the rules of the Forum-this is a KO-Puzzle?
Without more detail is is hard to say. It clearly isn't a direct match of the V-3 in the patents, but the flange is new for Rubik's and brings the Verdes design to mind. As with any potential KO situation I'll of course try to get more detailed pictures and ask what the affected designers think about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:15 am 
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Someone provided a translation.. I will link to that post directly. This cube IS new. And is not to come out until mid February.

http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showt ... post823898


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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Bumping this thread just to show that you can buy them at hknowstore now:

3x3: http://www.hknowstore.com/locale/en-US/ ... ce9bec959d

2x2: http://www.hknowstore.com/locale/en-US/ ... 487662636f


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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nice!!!
calvin the color scheme is jap or international?
(in pictures seem intern.)

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:42 am 
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The pictures show that it is the standard scheme with blue next to white.

The US packaged version of the 2x2x2 has been on http://www.rubiks.com for a while now (at a better price but I don't know how much their shipping is) but they don't have the 3x3x3 yet. I assume that eventually these will find their way into stores.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik 2.0 (3x3 and 2x2)
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Does anyone know if they will be making higher order versions of these cubes (4x4x4, 5x5x5, etc.) ??


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