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3rd time's a charm?,
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This review is from: Perplexus Epic (Toy)
I'm waiting for my third Epic as I write this. The first two had defects that made them unplayable, which is sad because I'm a big fan of the Rookie and Standard balls and I've been waiting for this one for awhile. The Perplexuses are great games and I would fully give this a 5 across the board if the quality control on these things was a little better. :(
The first Epic had a misaligned section of the maze that offset several key points, making them almost impossible. Eventually I realized it WAS impossible at a point because the ball didn't have room to go under an obstacle. Returned it. Amazon sent another.
Second Epic looked good, but on closer inspection the piece that the gondola slides along has a spur in the plastic that won't allow the gondola to slide all the way across to the other side. Returned it. Amazon sent another.
Update: The third Perplexus is defect-free, I'm happy to report. It was almost a game in itself trying to get one that wasn't defective. I'm glad that Amazon makes returning and exchanging items easy.
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Initial post: Oct 29, 2011 3:09:09 PM PDT
Sam Leech says:
Where is this made?
Posted on Dec 26, 2012 6:30:45 PM PST
We purchased two for Xmas at a local toy store and are running into a similar problem around location #107. Both balls have the exact same flaw which is a nub on the rail which knocks the ball off the ramp. We are trying to work around it, but it is frustrating that an imperfection is creating the additional challenge. Overall this was the hit of Christmas 2012, but this one flaw is frustrating. Of course, we didn't keep the original packaging, so we are stuck!
Posted on Jan 9, 2013 3:04:39 PM PST
I also found that my Perplexus Epic had some manufacturing defects. One of the rails had a burr on it that would knock the ball off the rail. I found that a little change of technique allows the ball to pass over without issue, but it was a little discouraging at first.
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