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check speedcubing.com ;) i sent this in to Ron.

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Time to play the lottery or/and get a real job for me.


You still haven't explained to me what you do it. You just asked me if I knew what some initials were.

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Unbelievable! Great job Tony. Now you need to take it on a world tour so we can all play with it.


Play with it? If you look closely he said people could see it. Not touch it. :P Heck I wouldn't let people touch my 15.5 thousand dollar baby out of paranoia.

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Since I am as speechless as many others, I'll have to use someone else's words to convey my reaction.

Inconceivable!
-Vizzini, The Princess Bride

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Tony, you have outdone yourself! (and everyone else, I might add) Congratulations on creating something that everyone always knew was impossible. Truely, the word "genious" is not an exaggeration when it comes to your puzzle-making abilities. I am also impressed by your prognostication skills, in jumping to the 9x9x9 from the start.

Wow. Wow wow wowie wow wow-wow-wow!

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This is such an amazing achievement I need to post a second reply.
This puzzle looks so perfect. It's absolutely flawless!

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Play with it? If you look closely he said people could see it. Not touch it. :P Heck I wouldn't let people touch my 15.5 thousand dollar baby out of paranoia.


I'm going to the Dutch Cube Day. And I do wanna see this puzzle.
But no way I'm gonna touch it! Not with that poopoo price!

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I'd really like to solve that baby. Hopefully in less than 30 mins on first attempt. Going "slow-fast". That'd be a memory for life. Tony, has anyone fully solved that baby-beast yet??

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Hey Tony, you just earned the first gold medal I ever give to a puzzle builder :D

Totaly most impressing thing I ever seen.

But if it was mine I would not like to change stickers on that one, 486 of them :shock:


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See if Misterpoopoohead will shell out 50 grand on it. Hahah.

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WOW!!!

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I want one... but I don't know how I could ever afford one. I too am eager to learn more about how you pulled this off.

GREAT JOB!!! I wonder what other secrets you have up your sleeve. You better already be working on a project for your 1000th post if you expect to top this.

I'm in awe,
Carl

P.S. Shouldn't this automatically advance Tony's rank to 9x9x9? ;)


it should!! that would be so cool... but can he solve it? prolly...


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TONY, I LOVE YOU!


not in a gay way :wink:

I get on msn, and Kyle informs me of a 9x9x9.... this is unfreaking believable!


Great work, now just get an idea of how to mass produce these :D

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Tony,
W....O....W!!!
Can you remember the exact moment when you thought ...."I'll make a 9x9x9"? Did you have support from family and friends through the gruelling process or do they not appreciate the genius you are as we do here?
W....O....W!!!
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Tony, you might want to upgrade your home security now :D


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Tony,
this was a giant coup.
Not 24 hours later this thread has 2453 views and 60 replies.
I guess, that's a record, too.

You placed this sensation here and left into the weekend, leaving the cube community of the forum here alone with themselves. I guess, you'll have a lot of fun, when you read all this.

Of course you deserve any line of it.

Enjoy!!!

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Very impressive. Great work.


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Yeah, tony you should put that in a fire proof safe or something. :)

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Great job! I too would love to someday find out more about the mechanism. How many unique pieces are there?


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Congratulations Tony!
My deep respect for your puzzle making abilities has just been warped up so insanely higher. If twisty puzzles ever become more mainstream, years from now history books will mention you as being the forerunner in creativity ability.

P.S. I don't know how you managed to keep this a secret for so long, but well done!

-d

P.S. Tyler, I thought your Gigaminx was incredible, but I think you just got served. Does this mean it's on? I'd love to see something top this. =)
Seriously though, I'd love to see this spark some friendly competition.


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the 9x9x9 took 4 times longer and ALOT more money though.


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Tony, are you married? I'm just trying to to figure out how I would explain to my wife that I spent that much making a puzzle. Of course, I guess the amount of money you've made selling puzzles exceeds that, so maybe that's the key.


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Lee T. wrote:
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Great job! I too would love to someday find out more about the mechanism. How many unique pieces are there?

I think there are fifteen different types of (visible) pieces, or 21 if you count mirror images separately. On the other hand, he may have found a way to make the center pieces the same, maybe by "clipping" them like he clipped the corners.
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P.S. Tyler, I thought your Gigaminx was incredible, but I think you just got served. Does this mean it's on? I'd love to see something top this. =)
Seriously though, I'd love to see this spark some friendly competition.

[Note: I think Chris Brownlee originally designed the Gigaminx, but built it too slowly.]
How about a Teraminx next? This would be like a 7x7 minx (531 visible pieces and 732 stickers, more than a 9x9), so I think it's comparable. One odd thing about large minxes is that the centers would have to be rather large to avoid certain layers intersecting where they shouldn't (unless the layers are curved or something).

Congrats, Tony!

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Yes, I just got owned ... and I say that gladly cause his puzzle ROCKS!
It's gonna be a LONG time before anybody can top that.

OK, probably more than owned ... I think smote would sum it up better :)

TBTTyler

P.S. The only info Chris B. has on the gigaminx is the april fools picture from this forum with a caption saying it would be an awesome puzzle, but nothing about building one.


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When did you finish the puzzle btw? Was it just a coincidence that it's your 500th post or did you wait for that number?


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R.E.T. wrote:
Increase of home security is an under statement. This is like the Mona Lisa of the twisty puzzle world. I wonder how much an insurance company might be willing to insure it for. I don't think I would leave home without it. That puzzle would be with me 24-7-365.


yeh but then you're more likely to drop it. its just not safe :cry:

oh, AMAZING JOB! btw :shock:


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Still away, nice lady's letting me borrow her computer for 30 seconds, here's link to backup youtube video. will post internal pic and answer questions when I get home on Monday, no time now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTkOLfd93bE


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i was the 3rd person to view this video. cool stuff.


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Perfect!

Well, not for speedcubing, but it works really quite nice.
Tony, how do you think about the way the cube moves? Is it OK for you?
Nevertheless, players with small hands will have a problem :lol:

Thanks for the video

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Hey Tony, is there any chance that your 'click and slide' mechanism could be used to make a puzzle where there is no central core and the pieces swing monkey-like between each other? Is click and slide at all similar to the mechanism in the mad triad?


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Adam Zamora wrote:
i was the 3rd person to view this video. cool stuff.

You shouldn't really trust YouTube views, they are always off! I was also the 3rd viewer, infact, I refreshed the page and was still the 3rd view!

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Haha, yeah it told me I was the 4th.

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Why is there always a cut when you switch which side you're twisting?


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Why did you chose to make the blue oposite the white? How it the
tolerance on the cube (good or bad)?

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he's using the original color scheme. personal i like the "BOY" scheme, but I think the old one looks good too.

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Tony,
Is there any way you can patent it and sell your patent to a manufacturer?
Just a thought!
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Is there any way you can patent it and sell your patent to a manufacturer?
Just a thought!
Vadim


Dear God yes. DO IT MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are the measurements in inches?


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Yeah kas something that innovative and revolutionary... well if it were stolen or lost somehow ... iot would be catastrophic

Overall... i am simply amazed with what you have done... you never cease to impress us Tony!

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Tony Fisher wrote:
Still away, nice lady's letting me borrow her computer for 30 seconds, here's link to backup youtube video. will post internal pic and answer questions when I get home on Monday, no time now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTkOLfd93bE


Alignment seems to becoming more important for puzzles with more pieces...

My question:
Is there an actual mechanical reason for directly going to a 9x9x9, instead of a cube with smaller dimensions?

And because of this revolutionary video, I believe the rules of chess should be changed and from now on played on a 9x9 square! ;)





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It's just beyond beautiful.


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There aren't any words which can describe the amazingness of this. Your 9x9x9 makes practically every other cube modification look trivial (and the others look easy).

If I may say so, you are a god in the realm of cube mods.

How much, do you think, can a layer be misaligned for the cube to still be turned without danger of pieces breaking? Would it be possible to speedcube this?

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How much, do you think, can a layer be misaligned for the cube to still be turned without danger of pieces breaking? Would it be possible to speedcube this?

Regarding what Tony told us about the mechanism internals, I think no misalignement at all will be possible and speedcubing will be no option.


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Why is there always a cut when you switch which side you're twisting?

I thought the same thing. Makes it very easy to fake the whole video. Not that I think Tony did, after all he's Tony.


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Hi :-)

Seeing how the various layers are not perfectly parallell i can only conclude that the video is not fake in any way! Of course it would be nicer with a "one-take" video with no cuts or sudden change of view. But i really love that video. Almost gives me "cube-asm" :oops:

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Very impressive, if it is the real thing.

However, I feel very unsatisfied with the movie... As said before, there is always a director cut in the movie, before switching turning direction.

It is a pitty that after sparing no costs in making such a puzzle with tremendous turning possibilities, only this one-dimensional teaser is placed online (untill now).


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Let me be Mr Suspicious and notice that new user "Ryton" one spot above me could be a combination of "Rubik" and "Tony".


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What was the reason for it? And was I right about "Ryton"?


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Tony, is there any way that you can show 2 different layers moving on your cube. it can be a hoax if the cube ia actually a 1x1x9. then stickered fully and rotated. after that shot is done you resticker it and repeat the moves. do this 3 times and you have a fully working (looks like it works) 9x9x9.


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SORRY SORRY SORRY and SORRY !!
Once I started I had to see it through. I honestly didn't think anyone would believe it. Although I wasn't really on holiday I deliberately avoided the thread until Saturday. When I read the comments I was a little embarrased. What had I done? It really went much further than I expected.
So why did I do it? Well as early as I can remember I have thought about making mock ups of puzzles which don't exist. Before the Master Cube came out I thought of making a fake 4x4x4 just so I could look at it and dream of owning one. Later I thought of making a fake 6x6x6 but just never got round to it. Ton made a fake 7x7x7 and then Sean did the fake Gigaminx April fools day thing. At that point I serious thought again about a fake N x N x N puzzle. It wasn't until some people started to doubt the existance of the 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 that I started my devious project though. The notion that someone would go to all that trouble to fake their existance astounded me. The evil inside me said "OK if you want a fake puzzle I'll give you a fake puzzle!" Luckily I still had many mini cubes left over from the 200 I bought on eBay some time ago. Over a period of several months when I had a bit of free time or felt like a break I gradually constructed three seperate fake 9x9x9 cubes. Each one moved fully in one dimension only. I then ordered stickers from Cubesmith to make them look nice and professional. I originally planned the deciet for April Fools day but changed my mind as it would be too obvious. I had also been working on the false introduction for some time and although I would regard myself as honest it was nice to let go and create an elaborate pack of lies for once. Once I started it just flowed. (which is a bit worrying).
I promise I'll never trick you guys again though there is another confession I will be making shortly.
P.S. Sexualrubiks, Remember reality isn't always what you believe it to be.
P.P.S. You were wrong Stefan.


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Oh, it strikes so deep!

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