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HIGHLIGHTS OF CUBE TYPES WITH AVAILABILITY ( Bandelow's complete compilation is

9 pages. Supposedly both Slocum and Cecil Smith have more extensive lists.)

I will follow Bandelow/Helm classification guide, ie,

A. 3x3x3 cubes of standard size (57mm edge)

B. size variations of 3x3x3 cube

C. shape variations of the 3x3x3 cube

D. NxN (N not 3) cubes and their relatives

E. other magic polyhedra

F. some other logical puzzles

G. various cube rel;ated products

SOURCES: PB - Peter Beck, 54 Richwood place, Denville, NJ 07834, add $1 shipping per order CB - Christoph Bandelow, Haarholzer Strasse 13, D-4630 Bochum 1, W Germany GH - Georges Helm, 22A rue Bommert, 4716 Petange, Luxembourg RH - Richard Hess, 4100 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274

A. 3x3x3 cubes of standard size (57mm edge)

ORIGINAL HUNGARIAN RUBIK'S CUBE (CB $8)

DELUXE CUBE, bonded plastic instead of stickers, Ideal (PB $3)

SIAMESE CUBES, 2 standard cubes joined by having one edge in common, Ideal (CB

$15)

THERE ARE MANY STICKER VARIATIONS; some are one to one subsitions of cubie

stickers, some are pictures that cover a whole cube face, some are puzzles

(like the calendar cubes), some divide the coloring of cubies so that the 3x3x3

simulates other cubes (see Hofstadter's articles). I have not seen any

references to Penrose Tiling cubie designs.

NUMBERS, FRUITS, CARDS, FLOWERS, SPORTS BALLS,DIE 1, FEMALE NUDES wonderful,

taiwan (PB $2)

B. size variations of 3x3x3 cube 50mm, 38mm, 33mm, 31mm, 30mm, 25mm, 20mm - made into keychains and necklaces.

C. shape variations of the 3x3x3 cube

because the cubies always maintain the same in-out orientation relative to the

center of the cube, cubies can have any surface extension desired. Therefore

there are cubes are spherical cubes, cubes with corner pieces trimmed to

equilateral triangles, some edge pieces are trimmed so that they make a single

plane presentation (eg, makes a barrel), I HAVE NOT HEARD OF ANY THAT MAKE A

SOLID SCULPTURE OF THE CUBE, eg, a bust of RUBIK.

OCTAGONAL PRISM - four parallel edges are trimmed giving an octagonal prism, (CB

$8)

MEDIUM MAGIC GLOBE - Sold as Rubik's World, (CB or GH $10)

MEDIUM MAGIC BALL - sp-herical cube, (PB $2)

D. NxN (N not 3) cubes and their relatives

56mm 2x2x2 RUBIK'S POCKET CUBE, (CB $8)

OCTAHEDRON 2X2X2 each rotation axis runs through two opposite corners of the

octahedron, (CB $8)

TETRAHEDRAL 2X2X2, each rotation axis runs through the centers of two opposite

edges, (CB $8)

STAR PUZZLE 2X2X2, similar to tetrahedron with a unicolored tetrahedron attached

to the center of the big tetrahedron.

TRICKHAUS 2X2X2, four edges are trimmed leaving a prism, can be arranged to look

like a house, ie, square base and and roof, (CB $8)

4x4x4, RUBIK'S REVENGE, if you are lucky $2 at KAYBEE TOY STORES

5x5x5, ($20 from jerry slocum, see previous msg)

E. other magic polyhedra

SKEWB

PYRAMINX

MEGAMINX

ALEXANDER'S STAR

IMPOSSI-BALL

ORB

HUGARIAN GLOBE, FROM NATURE CO., NIT A CUBE

MISSINK LINK

F. some other logical puzzles

G. various cube related products

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