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 Post subject: What's on your Christmas Puzzle Wish List?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:28 pm 
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It is getting to be that time of year. It sure has gotten cold around here. Highs in the low 40's. Time for a new topic.

If you could get any 1 puzzle you wanted, what would be at the top of your list?

The only qualification is that this puzzle actually exists and is not a prototype.

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I guess since I may actually get a dogic, I would have to say a domino.
I'm willing to buy one if anyone has one for sale.

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Astrolabacus

Stackmat

Dremel

Maybe a Professor Cube

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I just want one tiny little Dino... :cry:

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...I would like to wake up christmas morning, look under the tree and find a
Rubik's 3x3x3 original cube made by ideal in a plastic tub.
...Instead of "Back to the future",... how about "Forward to the past" !!!

Yeah that would be cool, 25th december 1980...im 18 years old,
man-o-man would i live 'The Life Of Riley" knowing i have several years of studying, a wedding, 2 kids, a divorce, a new woman in my life, 2 more kids,
Twisty Megasite, Jaap's puzzle page, Dogic !, eBay, TwistyPuzzles.com, Dogic
Meffert's and so on to look forward !!!!
Give me the opportunity to go back in time and to relive the past 24 years,
and I say YES, i don't regret anything...yet.

Ohh BTW, I would like a small box under the tree with a SILVER CUBE !!!

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I would like to see some nice original 3d-con-studio-puzzles like the 3x3x5 when i wake up :D but that probably won't happen


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I think in the next few days you will see pictures of a really working puzzle you never dreamt off...Hold your eyes open, puzzle-friends.


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Sounds very intriguing! I can't wait! :)


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A silver cube, complete with box and certificate, ranks at the top of my list. I would also be happy with a nice Dino cube w/dinosaur stickers and box.

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 Post subject: Christmas Stuff
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A sealed Deluxe Rubik's Cube
A Silver Rubik's Cube
A good Domino
An Ideal White plastic Cube
A Wonderful Puzzler White plastic cube
A stickered Deluxe
The tools for developing my 6x6x6 idea
A 4x4x4 that doesn't stick
A 5x5x5 that doesn't suck
A merry Christmas for all.

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Any one puzzle? The 6x6x6 tops my list. A since I'm dreaming here, I want it to be very solid, and piles of fun to play with.

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I think in the next few days you will see pictures of a really working puzzle you never dreamt off...


Humm...

_Could this be a new puzzle design by Jurgen Brandt ?
_Is it mass produced ?
_Will you be the distributor ?

..few days... = ??

Michael
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I think in the next few days you will see pictures of a really working puzzle you never dreamt off...


Humm...

_Could this be a new puzzle design by Jurgen Brandt ?
_Is it mass produced ?
_Will you be the distributor ?

..few days... = ??

Michael
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I think in the next few days you will see pictures of a really working puzzle you never dreamt off...


I am guessing a new Tony Fisher creation. It has been over a year since we last heard from him.

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A Fisher's Golden Cube would be nice. ...but that will never happen for me, Christmas or not. :(


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Sean wrote:
A Fisher's Golden Cube would be nice. ...but that will never happen for me, Christmas or not. :(


Sean, I figure building my own would probably be the only way I'd ever have one. I wont have the skills for a while but you could figure it out for me :wink:

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Sean wrote:
A Fisher's Golden Cube would be nice. ...but that will never happen for me, Christmas or not. :(


Yea am with you there on the Fisher's Golden Cube!!! I'd love to have that one badly. :cry:

2-6. All of the 6x6x6-11x11x11 cubes fom NEWCUBES. HOPEFULLY!!!!

7-14. I know I would love to see higher order Megaminxes(4 to 11)only if possible. I hope!!!!!! :D :) 8-) :wink:


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Whatever I can find in Budapest! Will be there at boxing day, so my christmas finds may come a couple of days left, but im not complaining :lol:

If i find anything nice, ill try pick up a few for whoever wants.

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I don't have a particular wish, but rather a dream. That I will wake up the next morning, and find every twisty puzzle ever made under the tree. :oops:


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Aleksey,

Now what would be the fun in that (well besides the obvious) the hunt is alot of the fun in this for me... :wink:

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Tony has released some new stuff including the overlapping cube. I'm surprised the photos haven't made it here yet. Looks like I'll have to come up with the goods.

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Brian, that would let me to "stop worrying, and start" playing, playing, playing... Didn't I stop worrying, did I? Well, the problem is, new puzzles will always start appearing shortly! :roll:


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Aleksey,

Like my dad said when I was 9 and he caught me with a Playboy mag... "Son, gimme that before you hurt yourself"... You'd twist your fingers off my friend... :wink: How'd you explain that to a doctor?

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Just a simplie (but expensive) wish:
A few thousands ordinary high quality cubes.

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Andreas,

I'll drop a few rolls of colored tape in your stocking for you... :wink:

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_pink wrote:
I'll drop a few rolls of colored tape in your stocking for you... :wink:

Thanks. One kilometer in each color should be enough. :mrgreen:

Andreas


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My dream puzzle is Okamoto's Lattice Cube.


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Ok Carter,

When I get the 3x3x3 Master Piece Set finished I'll do the Dino MPS... just for you... :wink:

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Well,
I'd go for Fisher's Golden cube.
Though if Father Christmas was feeling very generous, I'd also have:
Greenhill's cube + dodecahedron,
Master Pyraminx,
Hungarian Supernova,
Trajber's Octahedron,
Blindman's cube/domino,
and of course the original Dogic.

Not too much to ask?!....
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Ja is denn heut schon Weihnachten?!
Means: Is christmas today?
These are Tonys creations for 2004, I hold them in my hands:
cube 3x3x5, chaos cube 1+2, overlapping cube.


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Could you giv us more details,
_price of each ?,
_how does the overlapping cube work ?
_How come we haven`t heard anything about these new puzzle before,
they were probably made in a small quantity, are they still available ?

Michael
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I think Sandy has the details too. His english is a little bit better...


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Hendrik Haak wrote:
I think Sandy has the details too. His english is a little bit better...


Thanks for posting the picture, Hendrik. I haven't found the time to scan them in yet!

A few weeks ago, I received a letter from Tony showing off his new puzzles. It took me this long to clarify with Geert what Tony's wishes were regarding posting the pictures online. He is working orders a little different this year, and I was under the impression he may not want to make his offer too publicly. But it seems I was wrong.

So, here are the details (from left to right in Hendrik's second picture), in Tony's words:

1) 3x3x5: 140 GBP (United Kingdom Pounds)

Tony Fisher wrote:
This is a standard cuboid transformation of an Eastsheen 5x5x5. It is 100% fully functional and quality is good.

When I was half way through contructing this puzzle I learned that Katuhiko Okamoto was also making it. Since mine is slightly different and made an alternative way, he has no objections to it.


2) Cubie Chaos 1: 42 GBP
3) Cubie Chaos 2: 55 GBP

Tony Fisher wrote:
Not to be confused with standard cuboids like the 3x3x5. Each one consists of a small number of Eastsheen 2x2x2s joined together. Some cubies have then been extended to form the solid shapes. These extensions have been carefully designed so that only a small number of moves are possible at any one time, the others being blocked. Cubie Chaos 2 is more difficult than 1. Quality is OK, though they can become a bit fiddly at times.


4) Overlapping Cube: 110 GBP

Tony Fisher wrote:
This is a transformation of an Eastsheen 4x4x4. 78 parts have been modified (compared with 68 for my 4x4x5). There is an internal plastic block which prevents certain moves but allows full scrambling. Quality is OK, but it must be handled carefully.


Anyone who would like to order any of these puzzles after Christmas should first check with Tony for availability. Presumably he has enough stock (or enough time to make more) up until then. Add 3% for postage for all orders under 100 GBP, or 10 GBP for any order of 100 GPB or more. He will accept international money orders in GBP, or cheques drawn on a British bank in GBP.

I have Tony's private mailing address, but as per his wishes, I will not post it online. Please only ask me for his address if you are serious about ordering puzzles from this set, and only if you understand that he does not want his contact information freely shared or publicly posted.

Now that the cat is out of the bag... isn't that Overlapping Cube amazing?!

Sandy


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Here you can see how the overlapping cube works. Nice done from Tony like all of his puzzles. He is really a "crazy guy".
Today I also get the Cmetrick2 from elogiq, this "baby" is very big. It was broken into it´s pieces in the baggage, but there was no problem to put it together. It´s a simple, but well working item. I like it.


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Thanks Sandy & Henrdrik for sharing the info & pictures.

Tony Fisher is a Master puzzle builder, somewhat of a genius in this domain

Would he be interested in giving an interview ?
Who can convince him into it ?
He has been amazing us for so many years, it would be nice to know more
about him.

Michael
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Would he be interested in giving an interview ?
Who can convince him into it ?
He has been amazing us for so many years, it would be nice to know more
about him.


I asked that same question about 2 months ago in this post:

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to which I was suprised by a handwritten letter sent to me from Tony! He answered most of my questions and shared some info about himself with me. I am not at liberty to discuss what he wrote, but needless to say it satisfied many of my curiosities. I would love to write back, but I don't want to push my luck and end up breaching his privacy.
That overlapping cube really is amazing. What a fantastic idea!


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Absolutely Incredible... (Overlapping Cube) I'm at a loss for words...

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Someone needs to post pictures of the choas cubes mixed up! It is my understanding that these puzzles move unlike any cube we have seen before and can create some amazing shapes

Sandy, do you have pictures of these mixed up!

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Dodd wrote:
Sandy, do you have pictures of these mixed up!


I don't own the puzzles yet, but I do have a pack of photos that Tony sent, including some "scrambled" pictures. My task for the weekend is to get them all into the puzzle database for all to see.

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Added the puzzle database entries today:

Overlapping Cube
3x3x5
Cubie Chaos 1
Cubie Chaos 2

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*drool*

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i really dont have any puzzles on my list. i have so many cds and stuff on there i feel id be way overdoing it by asking for more stuff..im sure ill get money though...to buy any puzzles i want.(well maybe one or two)

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haha, here is part of my wishlist -_-X:

Dogic II
Sealed Alexandar Star (In Tube)
Sealed Rubik’s Globe
Sealed Rubik’s Deluxe Cube
Sealed Rubik’s Game Cube
Truncated 3x3x3
Rubik’s Domino
Dino Cube
Any Tony Fisher Puzzles
Any Katsuhiko Okamato Puzzles
Pillow Cube
Any Star Prism Puzzles
Cheese Cube
1x2x3 Cube
Octagonal Prism
Rubik’s Rabbit (Sealed)
Half Truncated 3x3x3
Blindman’s Cube (Any Version)
Bronze Cube
Glass Cube
Master Pyraminx
Suppli Cube
Tiled 4x4x4
Sealed 5x5x5 (In Tube)
Octaminx
Sealed Rainbow Cube
Sealed Diamond Cube
Any Sealed Triand (Mad, Hand, 2003 edition, any)
Sealed Octahedron or Mint Octahedron of any variation
Golden Cube
Halpern-Meier Pyramid
Stickered Deluxe
Masterphormix
Rubik’s Silver Cube (not the trophy kind, the jewelry kind)
Any Massage Balls
Bandaged Pyraminx

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Joseph Liao wrote:
haha, here is part of my wishlist -_-X:
Any Sealed Triand (Mad, Hand, 2003 edition, any)


Do you mean Mad Triad? It sounds like it. If you do then what does the 2003 edition one look like anyway? Just curious I never new they had one out for that year.


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Darren Grewe wrote:
Joseph Liao wrote:
haha, here is part of my wishlist -_-X:
Any Sealed Triand (Mad, Hand, 2003 edition, any)


Do you mean Mad Triad? It sounds like it. If you do then what does the 2003 edition one look like anyway? Just curious I never new they had one out for that year.



it's this one:

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=1309

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