As I mentioned recently:
The original Ideal colour arrangement was the tournament standard in
the U.S. and Canada.
Top =White, Down =Blue
Left =Red, Right=Orange
Front=Yellow, Back =Green
Dan Hoey mentions:
> manufactured with opposite faces ``differing by yellow''--red opposite
> orange, blue opposite green, and yellow opposite white--
The ``differing by yellow'' colouring was pretty common on those
The only difference in original Ideal cubes colouring and the
Wonderful Puzzlers colouring is that Blue and Yellow are transposed.
I just the 3 Dino Cubes I ordered from Gametrends.
More new cubes!
There are 3 different kinds:
A) Each of the 6 faces of the cube is a unique solid colour.
B) Each of the 6 faces of the cube is a unique solid colour with four
dinosaurs (six different dinos, 1 kind for each face)
C) Each of the 4 tetrads is a unique colour.
The Dino colouring is: (Just like the puzzlers)
TOP =White, DOWN =Yellow
LEFT =Red, RIGHT=Orange
FRONT=Blue, BACK =Green
The packaging is a small white cardboard box devoid of any
trademarks. The name on the box is "Dinosaur Rubik's Cube".
All the regulars on cube-lovers will make mincemeat of this puzzle,
and the 4 colour version is easier still! The mechanism is
quite good (nice and smooth) and it is a good puzzle to have.
The 6 colour version has 19,958,400 combinations.
The 4 colour version has only 42,600 combinations.
-> Mark <-