Collecting and solving 3D puzzles became a big passion for me in the last years. If some of you are interested in trading items, please mail me.
happy puzzlin' everybody,
The first mass produced bandaged 3x3x3 with only one unbandaged piece.
Hole Punch Cube
A single hole has been punched out of the center of each sticker.
Tiled Cube 48 mm
This tiled cube stands 48 mm high, including the thickness of the tiles (approximately 1 mm each).
This 50 mm white plastic cube has painted dots instead of stickers.
Fruit Boy 3x3x3
This appears to be an "assembly cube", like the ones sold by Mefferts.
Keyboard 3x3x3 Cube
A standard 3x3x3 with keyboard keys attached. It is available in different colours. A bandaged version also exists.
Early Arxon version. Alternatively labeled: "The very ultimate in cube puzzles"
CUBE (SHAPE PRESERVING)
The deepcut corner turning cube.
CUBE (SHAPE CHANGING)
Taking the concept of the Rubik's cube and turning it 45 degrees.
Get back to Square-1
An american based version of the Square-1. It distinguishes itself from the other variants because it was sold in scrambled state.
The 1982 Politoys version with a spindle mechanism.
A fairly accessible custom shape variant of the Pyraminx.
Meffert's build-up and truncation of a Skewb into an octahedron.
Meffert's version from 1982 with six colours.
A beautiful (but simple) puzzle closely related to the Dino Cube!
Probably the most sought after of all Twisty Puzzles which went in mass production.
IQ 139 Puck
One of the numerous variations of the hockey puck puzzle.
The original version with twelve coloured rings.
A confusing twelve sided puzzle, closely related to the Megaminx.
A star-shaped build-up on the Dino Cube mechanism.
The technique of transforming an Octagonal Prism into a Fishers Cube applied to a standard 3x3x3.
HEADS & OBJECTS
Darth Maul Head
A 2x2x2 puzzle in the shape of the head of Darth Maul, the main villain from Star Wars Episode I.
A 3x3x3 with an additional layer glued on. In shape of a mushroom.
An attractive little puzzle, possibly related to the legendary Rubik's Cheeze.
Sphere In Cube
Cross between Rubik's Cube and Rubik's Sphere. Hand crafted mutation cube.
This sliding tiles puzzle/calendar/coin bank has a total of 41 tiles arranged in seven columns and six rows.
A well-designed 3D movable space puzzle.
One of the more successful puzzles from the original cube craze.
Junior Ivory Tower
A customly shorted version of Babylon Tower with four layers instead of six.
A puzzle lock, an interesting combination between a logic game and a sliding tile game.
Slide the 26 cubes around to solve this puzzle in one of three ways.
Six circles each with eight pieces and one hole.
The tile sliding puzzle from the original cube craze.
A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Pepsi can. The sliding is somewhat shifted.
Group the three colours to solve this puzzle.
Ten Billion Barrel
A classical japanese puzzle from the original cube craze. This entry is about the versions with Nintendo-logo.
"Just put the numbers in order"... sounds a lot easier than it is!
Spin the top/bottom half to mix the satellites, then use the central plunger to flip one, two, three or four satellites over.
Rubik's Fifteen (XV)
Rubik's 15 (XV) is 2 puzzles in one. Arrange the numbers in sequence 1 to 15. On the other side there is a magic square challenge.
Two overlapping wheels. Promotional version for The Museum Company.
SIAMESE & FUSED
Two 3x3x3's fused together to share a block of dimensions 2x2x2.
Rubik's Magic Picture Game. "What came first, the dinosaur or the egg?"
Six cubes on one thread rotatable against each other but not exchangeable.
A great little puzzle that keep you busy for hours!
Spin the number ring, and twist the ends to flip seven of the thirteen numbers over.
Arrange the ten pieces by breaking them into two groups and putting them back together again.
Create a row of 3 pegged squares of ONE of your colours - vertically, horizontally or diagonally, on one side of the Cube.
Pyraminx modification (invented by Jürgen Brandt)