My first post here
Firstly I am a BIG fan of the Rubik's cube (3x3) but I haven't cubed for about the last 2 years and a week ago, I happened to stroll down the toys isle in our regular supermarket store and saw the new design rubiks cube!! I was totally surprised because I didn't even know that they were releasing a new designed cube. The price was pretty much the same as what I paid 2 years ago so I ended up buying it at once! But here's the thing, I am from South Africa and to see the new cube here has pretty much amazed me considering the fact that there is basically little, to none information about it on the internet???? Apart from the clip on the homepage here.
I am surprised just how little information there is on it and especially the fact that it can be purchased here in SA already. My view on it? Well to be honest I have to say that this by far the best rubik's brand (store bought) cube I have ever used in my entire life!! It is super smooth (well it was tight in the beginning but it is starting to loosen up now after playing extensively with it) and it cuts corners better than the old designed cube could ever dream of and best of all, no more stickers! I am a little surprised though that it has taken Rubi'ks (or 7 towns) so long to finally start using tiles instead of stickers because quite frankly, and lets be honest here, the stickers were crap. All my previous rubik's branded cubes stickers have all been damaged after a few months or so. I guess cost was also a factor though to be fair on the company. But the new ball core is truly a huge step away for the rubi'ks (branded) cube as I don't think the design has changed at all in the last 30 or so years. My only gripe with this cube is that there seems to be no way to take it apart (old trick by twisting 45 deg and pulling out edge piece doesn't cut it with this cube) in order to lube it, so I ended up just spraying a bit of silicone in it by prying it apart gently.
Why is there so little info on it and why can it be purchased in South Africa already??
PS: This new cube has brought out my hunger for cubing again which has led me to purchase the Dayan Zhanchi as well