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 Post subject: The order received of Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 7:37 pm 
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Hello all puzzle friends,

I started the order received of Master Pyraminx for a limited time only.

More detail >>> http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/mpyra-order.html

English text is in the page lower part.
An application deadline is on June 7.

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Oh my God, I wish it would be cheapper, in order I could get one!

It's an amazing puzzle......I really love to have one....... :oops:

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 Post subject: Cost of Master Pyraminx
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Am I reading the price for the Master Pyraminx correctly- $620? !!! Thanks. Patty


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Well its still not a mass product. As long as companies like rubk's or meffert's don't make them in huge numbers there is no way you can get one for cheap. If you want a master pyraminx i suggest you grab one now, cause building one will cost you a lot if not your life and i don't think youhave better chances at ebay. :D
But yeah, $620 is infact a whooole lot of money. :)

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can we hire it? :P
(the questions also applies to other custom puzzle makers LOL)


Jokes aside, it is a brilliant design, and mathematically speaking, it is in a different difficulty league when compared to a pyraminx! :wink:

And yes, I wish I could buy one... :oops:



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you know i bet if mefferts or rubiks would produce lets say a new magic octahedron they would make profit of it and way more at least than for a 2x2 rubiks world at least. i dont know about patents but anyway.
if theres anyone out there reading this of you i tell you DO IT.
also i cant imagine that they would loose money by producing 2x2x3 or new dominos!!!

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Interestingly, how many the person has ordered this puzzle? :?:


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i just received an email from him. things got really busy for him, but he can still produce them.

Tony has emailed me about Katsuhiko and his puzzles and recommended picking one up. So I can only imagine how well they are made.

I've went to Katsuhiko's site and can say I'm pretty impressed.

So YES, i have preordered one :)

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Casper116 wrote:
Am I reading the price for the Master Pyraminx correctly- $620? !!! Thanks. Patty


I look at it like this. Have time to set money a side to pay for the puzzle when he done making them for everyone.

reeeech wrote:
I've went to Katsuhiko's site and can say I'm pretty impressed.


I know I'd make that very impressed not pretty :wink: .

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So YES, i have preordered one :)


Ditto!!! I'm getting one also

Dear God I hope he does this to all of his puzzles. :wink: ^100


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Darren Grewe wrote:
Casper116 wrote:
Am I reading the price for the Master Pyraminx correctly- $620? !!! Thanks. Patty


I look at it like this. Have time to set money a side to pay for the puzzle when he done making them for everyone.

reeeech wrote:
I've went to Katsuhiko's site and can say I'm pretty impressed.


I know I'd make that very impressed not pretty :wink: .

reeeech wrote:
So YES, i have preordered one :)


Ditto!!! I'm getting one also

Dear God I hope he does this to all of his puzzles. :wink: ^100
I wish I had that kind of cash to shell out.

P.S. Apparently you live about an hours drive away from me.

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Yes, I also couldn't resist and pre-ordered one.
I hope, he won't get too busy with his job an will continue creating such fantastic creations.


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I rarely add to my collection these days but this is definately a "must have" puzzle so I too have ordered one. As for the quality remember this article by Carter-
http://twistypuzzles.com/articles/spotl ... moto.shtml (corrected link)
If I receive mine before Dutch Cube Day I shall bring it a long. I will also make a video showing it working.

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Tony Fisher wrote:


I've ordered one as well. This may be the most I've ever spent on a single puzzle but it was on my must have list as well. By the way... I needed to drop the last period to get the above link to work.

http://twistypuzzles.com/articles/spotlight-okamoto.shtml

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I resisted the temptation to preorder one as well since I'm still determined to make one myself some day.

Yea, like that will ever happen...

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Has anyone received a Master Pyraminx yet?

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Mr.Twisty wrote:
Has anyone received a Master Pyraminx yet?


LOL
I was just about to post about it. I literally just receieved mine in the mail. It looks great! Turns well, still a bit stiff (but how it should being NEW and all) but it is well lubed up and will be turning perfectly soon enough.

I'd also like to point out, due to the regular pyraminx's kind of popping out and most don't know how to fix it. With the Master Pyraminx, Okamoto had made the Apex piece separate from the puzzle. You can actually pull it out, and inside there is a screw (with a washer too) to adjust for anything (tightening, loosening, disassemble/reassemble).

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Reeech, could we see some pictures of it dissasembled? Maybe I could take a crack at it.

Also your 2x2x6 is now in the hands of the US Postal Service.

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when i get a chance i'll take a pic of the top/apex piece taken off. but, i'd rather not disassemble the whole puzzle right now. i just got it. (it may void the warranty lol j/k) Plus he said that he generously lubed it up, and i really don't want to mess with that.

btw - thanks, i'm looking forward to it!

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A word of caution 8-) As much as we all would like to see, I would not post internal mechanism pictures without permission from the builder. I did this with the offset skewb a few years ago and it was not appreciated. I would not want to upset this incredible puzzle builder by causing him not to sell another puzzle. If you want more detailed pictures, I would email or PM him directly. He will probably say no, but I would ask before posting pictures of individual pieces.

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reeeech wrote:
when i get a chance i'll take a pic of the top/apex piece taken off. but, i'd rather not disassemble the whole puzzle right now. i just got it. (it may void the warranty lol j/k) Plus he said that he generously lubed it up, and i really don't want to mess with that.

btw - thanks, i'm looking forward to it!


Wasn't he also keen on that the actuall mechanism wasn't revealed?
I base this on the article about his creations that is located on this site (can't find the url right now though...)


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Mr.Twisty wrote:
A word of caution 8-) As much as we all would like to see, I would not post internal mechanism pictures without permission from the builder. I did this with the offset skewb a few years ago and it was not appreciated. I would not want to upset this incredible puzzle builder by causing him not to sell another puzzle. If you want more detailed pictures, I would email or PM him directly. He will probably say no, but I would ask before posting pictures of individual pieces.


Yea, good point. I didn't even think about that. BTW your puzzle is also in the hands of the US postal service. Enjoy.

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Mr.Twisty wrote:
A word of caution 8-) As much as we all would like to see, I would not post internal mechanism pictures without permission from the builder. I did this with the offset skewb a few years ago and it was not appreciated. I would not want to upset this incredible puzzle builder by causing him not to sell another puzzle. If you want more detailed pictures, I would email or PM him directly. He will probably say no, but I would ask before posting pictures of individual pieces.


Good point... erm, then Scott, I would PM Okamoto or hopefully he'll return to this thread and post them here?

I wasn't going to post a pic of the mechanism (I wasn't even planning on taking it apart). But, more of a pic of the apex piece removed. Something very easily done - as you can just slide it out (not that it's loose or afraid that it'll just pop out on it's own), and I was just trying to point out that his next level pyraminx also fixes a problem that the regular pyraminx had trouble with. Something that I think is worth it!!

Edit - ugh, I'm feeling guilty now with all of this :oops: :roll:

I don't want to offend anyone! Especially the puzzle creater. I just wanted to say and confirm that this puzzle is well made and in someone's hands. And that you won't be worried about any popping like the regular pyraminx (or at least there is a better way to fix that problem if it occurs - I don't know yet as I still haven't mixed it up or played with it much... I'm still at work :evil: )

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How the puzzle is made isn't really a big secret. I can sketch out the basic design on a napkin in 10 minutes. It's the execution of the details however that he probably doesn't want revealed.

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I just got mine yesterday. A VERY well made puzzle indeed. The apex pieces can be removed but there is no danger of them falling off on their own. What I cant seem to figure out is the apex pieces have a very nice feel as they are rotated and seem to almost "click" into position when they are in line with the faces. And even though that piece can be removed and inspected easily I see nothing that "tells" that pieces when its alined with the others. A very profesional job and this puzzle already seems to have a few secrets that aren't obvious to those that can take theirs apart.

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I do have one guess as to how that trick with the apex pieces is pull off. I think I'll email him and ask.

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Wow. Amazing. I'd be afraid to turn it. It's to much of a gem. Wow. That's up there on scale with the Gigaminx on amazingness.

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I have received mine as well. Being a little on the picky side, I was afraid that the puzzle might not meet my expectations considering its pretty steep price tag. What happened however was that the puzzle actually exceeded all my hopeful expectations! It's truly a piece of master craftsmanship! Thanks a lot!

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I got my Master Pyraminx last week, and, yes, it is indeed one of the puzzles with the best quality at all in my collection. It makes a very stable impression being easy to twist. It's a fun to play with it.
I wondered, if it would be larger or of the same size of a common Pyraminx: It's exactly of the same size, the tiles are smaller but still very good to handle, so the whole puzzle is neither too large nor too heavy.

I can only say: Go on, create more innovative puzzles like these, you will have our interest and quite sure enough buyers...

Thank you, Katsuhiko!!

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I wonder how many of these puzzle were made for this one time special order? Sure seems like he made a lot of them.

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Here's a short video of the Master Pyraminx working-

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... 1734465849

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Thanks for the video Tony. Now can you solve it :lol:
I can't wait to see some videos of your new creations.

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Watch this space Dodd. (well, the other thread actually)

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I'm really bummed that I somehow missed this thread when it was first posted. I definitely would have ordered one had I seen it.


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Me too. Oh, I guess we'll see whether the initial buys allows him to create thousands of these with the principle of "economies of scale."


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Me too. Oh, I guess we'll see whether the initial buys allows him to create thousands of these with the principle of "economies of scale."


Why are you bumping this old thread?

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It's the latest craze Reeeech, I have seen 3 (4?) threads from yesteryear pop up, you should try it.


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It's the latest craze Reeeech, I have seen 3 (4?) threads from yesteryear pop up, you should try it.


yesteryear..i know what it means, but it that a real word?

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Yes, I've used that term 'yesteryear' before. ;) :P


Ugh, here comes the spam again? lol
*leaves forum until the storm clears* hahaha

Maybe we do need a sticky for these kind of 'bumps'? :roll: :roll:

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The orders already ended long ago :?

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damn... stupid bumpers, i got all excited and the plp...

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damn... stupid bumpers, i got all excited and the plp...

sorry i used to do this to you guys


It's been almost 2 years and the Master Pyraminxes still aren't being mass-produced.

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QUINBLZ wrote:
damn... stupid bumpers, i got all excited and the plp...

sorry i used to do this to you guys


It's been almost 2 years and the Master Pyraminxes still aren't being mass-produced.
Thank you Captain Obvious. I see you've been online today. :wink:

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