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Magical Ball
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A puzzle which is solvingwise a subset of the megaminx but uses a completely different pull-and-turn-mechanism.

  • Inventor: Daqing Bao
  • Mechanism: Kilominx
  • Patents: CN101204632 US2010244377 US8042812 WO2009074029
  • Producer: DaYan
  • Year: 2009
  • Original Price: $13.99 USD
  • Current Price: No Data

Describing this puzzle solvingwise is easy: It is a megaminx without edges.
Everything else about this puzzle is very unusual:
Its shape is something between a sphere and an archimedean solid, a truncated icosahedron to be more precise. It even can be argued whether it is a convex solid or not since it needs the metal arcs on every pentagon. The mechanism uses a twelve-armed spider but the "layers" (which are not straightly cut) have to be pulled out before being rotated.
This puzzle uses a mechanism unlike Impossiball or other Kilominx-variants. The effect is the same and the puzzle is therefore considered to use "Kilominx" as mechanism.
It was produced in two sizes:
Diameter: 130 mm; Weight: 363 grams
Diameter: 88 mm; Weight: 151 grams

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