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Hungarian Globe (english versions I)
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Sliding-tile puzzle without gaps. Made in Hungary, originally.

The Hungarian Globe is a gem of a puzzle. The inner plastic core serves as the functional part of the toy, and the tin coverings show the surface of the earth. The mechanism is simply 12 tiles that rotate around 3 rings that encompass the Globe.

Most likely the Equator (see the separate entry) began to be produced and sold in 1981 when they tested their technology. Afterwards they made the more difficult globe puzzle and started selling it in 1982 in a box from the equator with a FOLD sticker. There are also boxes with a GLOBUS sticker. In 1983 a new double-sided box with images of the globe and equator is made. All early globes were in Hungarian. a box with an English globe was produced in 1983. The soviet globe (see the separate entry) was made for the youth festival in the soviet union in 1985.
Images 12-15 show an early version with two matt colours.

This entry is about the version with english inscriptions and the packages resembling the original hungarian ones.
Diameter: 74 mm
Weight: 113 grams

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Sale Date Price (USD) Sale Type Condition Package Condition Notes Contributors Edit
May 16 2002 $40.99 Unknown Mint Good None Sandy
Jun 2 2002 $18.34 eBay Auction Good Missing None Sandy
Jun 9 2002 $41.99 eBay Auction Good Missing None Sandy
Aug 4 2002 $41.06 eBay Auction Good Average Included an instruction sheet. Sandy
Aug 4 2002 $31.00 eBay Auction Good Poor None Sandy
Sep 5 2002 $14.09 eBay Auction Good Missing None Sandy
Sep 12 2002 $22.50 eBay Auction Good Poor None Sandy
Nov 2 2002 $5.78 eBay Auction Mint Good None Sandy
Nov 3 2002 $17.39 eBay Auction Mint Good eBay.de. Sandy
Dec 6 2002 $29.99 eBay Auction Mint Good None Sandy
Jan 15 2003 $29.99 eBay Auction Good Average None Sandy
Mar 23 2003 $19.59 eBay Auction Good Good None Sandy
Dec 20 2006 $9.50 eBay Auction Excellent Excellent Contemporary box Aleksey
Feb 5 2007 $15.63 eBay Auction Mint Good Plastic tube container, Politoys? Aleksey
Feb 8 2007 $31.34 eBay Auction Excellent Excellent Original unmarked brown cardboard box Aleksey
Jan 7 2010 $50.00 eBay Auction Good Missing None Ben
Mar 17 2010 $25.00 eBay Auction Excellent Unknown None Puzzlaholic

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Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Kyle Jordan, Puzzlaholic.

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