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Deserves ZERO Stars...,
This review is from: Rubik's Cube (Toy)
I've gotten better quality Rubik's cubes for free from IT conventions. Shame on Rubik's for endorsing such a horrible piece of crap. Just feeling the cube (even if you haven't touched one for 20 years) you'll realize how cheap/light this thing actually is. After repeated use, the stickers begin to curl up. With even more use, the cubes begin to loosen up & eventually break away. I guess they realized that the older cubes were too well made & defied the rules for the standards of economics.
You've been forewarned...
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Initial post: Aug 21, 2008 3:04:33 PM PDT
B. Gourdji says:
My original rubicks cube and rubicks revenge still work great today. As well as some alternate brands. Dunno about the new one's being produced today though.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009 7:16:28 PM PST
J. Chyou says:
Clearly this reviewer is not well about "cubing." I'm guessing that he chipped away at the cube's stickers with his/her fingernails. I've bought and 20+ cubes for others from here w/o any complaints for (i think 4 months.) The "loosen up and eventually break away" is called "breaking in the cube", which allows for faster turning. Notice he did not mention the cube popping consistently, which is the classic sign of a bad cube. Maybe if it turns bad it's because Braz left it out is extreme climates, or the cube really was a bad one from the start........
Posted on Oct 2, 2009 9:38:19 AM PDT
Patrick J. Darrough says:
Posted on Aug 10, 2010 12:09:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 10, 2010 12:10:59 PM PDT
This guy's right about the stickers. I can only attest to Rubik's Cubes I've bought in the 15 years, but the way they're made is they have the cube, they have a sticker with ink on it with a corresponding color, and then all those stickers have a little layer of plastic tape over each of them. The stickers themselves do not come off, but the plastic film starts to curl up, and the stickers underneath start to lose color the more you play with the cube. This process makes the cubes brighter, but essentially worthless once the film peals off and the stickers underneath lose color. As for the cubes falling apart... I've never ever seen that happen. If anything, these new cubes are anywhere from "Just right" to "Too Tight" with no real consistency.
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