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FORCE cubes: orange magnetic 7x7 (Aofu GTS M), 5x5 Ms (Aochuang GTS M), magnetic megaminxes (Galaxy V2 M), + misc stuff

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I've been making some force cubes, and I'm selling the other colors that I don't need.

Paypal hugely preferred. Airmail shipping with tracking number is $8 for < 250 g (usually one puzzle), and $12 for 250-500 g (two puzzles). It takes ~2 weeks around the world, but it depends on your postal service too, of course.

I'm not very active on this forum, but I'm a long-time member of /r/cubers on reddit and of TwistyPuzzles forum. If you feel more confident that way, you can contact me there instead. You can see this same selling post pinned to the top of my profile (/u/Doctor_Hedron).

Here are some public "testimonials" / endorsements from earlier buyers: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Most recent ones (including force flagship 4x4s): nine, ten, eleven, twelve (this one's a youtube review)

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FORCE MAGNETIC 7x7: MOYU AOFU GTS M. It also comes with a bag of extra pieces of the same color, a "7th side". It will fit into a $12 parcel, but not $8.


Colors left available: orange for $40 and ye. They were all $65, but these last ones are discounted.

For reference: my orange 8x8 with stickers, my yellow 9x9 with stickers. Recognition is surprisingly great on both. Orange is identical between 7x7 and 8x8. Yellow is a bit more saturated on the 7x7.

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CHEAP MISC STUFF (same photo above): Moyu Axis Cube stickerless x2 (never used, failed force project b/c of how pieces are made), for $3. And one blue FORCE REDI BARREL, for $6. It's more of a novelty fidgety thing, but if you really need stickers, I can point you to a custom sticker maker who made a template from my scans.

Any one of these small things can fit into the same parcel as the 7x7 with no extra $ in shipping (it will still be under 500 g).

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FORCE GALAXY V2 M, concave. Here's a dedicated post in /r/cubers about them. Mind you, these come with four extra sides worth of spare parts (a lifetime supply!), because of a specific kink in how edge pieces are made. It's unavoidable with this specific megaminx. Here's a video with a detailed explanation.


Older photos of all colors together: Image 1, Image 2

Price: $30-35. Used to be 40 (this is the MSRP price of the regular one ($30) + extra sides), but I've discounted these last ones.

Colors available: light blue and pink for $35; white, yellow, and cream / pale light yellow (looks kinda like primary when stickered) for $30 (factory magnetic white doesn't exist).

Weight: ~248 g (fits into one $8 parcel if you let me remove one or two items of decorative crap from the box).

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FORCE YJ Yusu R 4x4 - a budget 4x4. Only green color left. $6. 150 g. I also have one set of stickers from SCS, if you want ($2).

 
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The 4x4x5 cuboid and the sculpted regular megaminxes are sold. One *concave* regular mega remaining (for $16 + shipping, see above), as well as the force ones.

If you want any of the above things before Christmas, either for yourself or as a gift to someone, there is still time, btw. Shipping to US takes about 2-2.5 weeks, in past experience.
 
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The 7x7 (this is Aofu GTS M) is still unstickered, because:

* I'm waiting for a local store to have it in stock any day now, so that I can hopefully swap a couple corner stalks with them and have the 7x7s be *fully* consistent in color inside
* SCS doesn't have stickers for it yet :/ But hopefully that changes soon.

And regarding megaminxes, I made round 2 a while back and I still have these leftover colors that I'm selling in the forum's marketplace area. Anyone wants that pink? ;)
 
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Whoops - I didn't realize that the moderator moved the post here (I originally posted this as a "May the force be with you" standalone pic).

I haven't updated that first post in a while; I'll get on fixing it now.

Regarding the 4x4 (Yusu R), I only have the green one left (candy green), and extra stickers if you need 'em.
 
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What happened to the MF8? I’m interested.
Oh, yeah, I edited the body of the post but forgot to edit the title, sorry. I'll fix it now for real.

That remaining MF8 was sold since then. :/

However, I have an unclaimed orange Aofu GTS M 7x7 (with spare orange parts on the side) for $65 + shipping. Freshly made, just finalized them a few days ago. The orange plastic is the same as on the orange 8x8 seen above. It's not too screaming and my recognition doesn't suffer (black stickers on the orange side).



Further plans:

* Aochuang GTS M 5x5 - very soon, ETA mid-June or so (green will be mine, the others are available)

* Probably Aosu GTS2 M and Aoshi GTS M at some point in the future

* Maybe I'll tackle the upcoming Meilong 12x12, but for that, I'll need to have buyers for other colors lined up in advance, have them have serious intentions (maybe ~30% upfront as proof, in exchange for detailed updates w/ photos), *and* I'll need to make the 5x5s before that, to have an extra data point to extrapolate how many hours the 12x12 will take.

Making 9x9s is likely child's play compared to 12x12s, so I need to be smart about it.
 
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I cleaned up the first post with better, concise formatting and a new picture (as well as double checking what I have left).

Summary: selling orange and yellow force magnetic 7x7s from this set:


Also a couple Moyu Axis cubes, never used (from a failed force project idea), and a blue force Redi Barrel. All of these in one photo:


The offer on the megaminxes still stands.

 
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Who wants a force 5x5 M? These are Moyu Aochuang GTS M.

$35 for red and blue, $30 for yellow and orange. Shipping is $8 without the extra Moyu stuff (Team Moyu cards and 5x5 instruction pamphlet), or $12 with them (it's based on weight and it's cutting it extremely close to the weight cutoff).

Even with shipping, it's cheaper than a Valk 5 M in retail! Valk 5 is hyped a lot on social media by Qiyi these days, but Aochuang is also capable of achieving that 45 degree corner cutting, and is a tried and tested flagship magnetic 5x5.

I also have two sets of "half-bright + black" stickers fitted for this cube (from SCS) for $3 (cheaper than on SCS!), but together with the cube they won't fit into the $8 parcel - it will be a few grams too much. But if you want to grab something else together with the 5x5, then shipping is $12 for two puzzles under 500 g and stickers will fit there.



And this is what my green one looks like. Examples of how stickered orange and yellow look are a few posts above (8x8 and 9x9).

 
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Updated the first post: the yellow 7x7 is sold, the regular Galaxy V2 M is sold. Added a few more newer "testimonials" from other buyers, mostly for the recent force flagship 4x4s that I made (those are all sold by now), including a youtube review from one person.

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HALLOWEEN ORANGE cubes, anyone? These are severely discounted. Exotic-colored cubes are WCA legal.

Aochuang GTS M and Aofu GTS M, Moyu's 5x5 and 7x7 flagships. $30 and $40 respectively. Each has an "extra 7th side" worth of spare parts, for emergencies. I also have sets of stickers with application tape from SCS (7 colors incl black), but unfortunately they're slightly different between the 5x5 and 7x7 (see photo: green and blue sides). Stickers are $5 per set, if you want them (a little bit cheaper than from SCS).


For reference: my own stickered 8x8 (not for sale) in this exact orange. This orange is fairly tame in person, not very saturated. It contrasts well with the stickers, and I'm hitting the same solve times as on the stickerless version of the same cube.


This 7x7 is the last one left. The 5x5s, I still have the other colors: yellow for $30, blue and red for $35.


Reference of how this 7x7 and 5x5 look with SCS stickers:


The orange cubes can also be turned into pumpkins. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (older photo)


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Shipping (airmail with tracking) of the 7x7 only is $12; the 5x5 only is $8 if it's without stickers the Moyu extra things (solution pamphlet, collectible cards), or $12 with all that extra stuff (it's based on weight and this brings it over the limit). Together, shipping for both cubes is $19, but if you don't need the fancy magnetic boxes, then I can squeeze them into a $12 parcel without their boxes (with multiple layers of lightweight but reliable package material designed for fragile objects).

If you order before Oct 15, the parcel is almost guaranteed to arrive to you before Halloween. I say "almost guaranteed", because all of my recent worldwide parcels took less than 2 weeks, but, strictly speaking, you never know what kind of random hiccup the intl. airmail might suddenly have.

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Also, a yellow Aoshi GTS M 6x6 (Moyu's flagship magnetic 6x6) for $35. This is the last one left, discounted (others were $45). I've made them only just a couple days ago, so sadly I don't have stickers for this one, you'll have to procure them yourself from TC or SCS (I don't even have stickers for my color yet). Photo for reference: my own stickered Aosu GTS2 M in yellow (not for sale).


Shipping of one 6x6 is $12, or $19 with either the 5x5 or 7x7, or still $19 for three cubes (weight-based). Without the fancy heavy boxes (see above), one 6x6 and one 5x5 might fit into a $12 parcel.

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The offer on the colored megaminxes still stands (see the first post). I've discounted all of them to $30-35.

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Lastly, I don't have this one ready yet, so I'm not selling / taking any money for this one yet (according to forum rules), just announcing intent and imminent completion very soon.

A force 12x12!

I have the source cubes on me, and these will likely be ready by Oct 15 or so. I have forced cubes as large as a 9x9 and 8x8 and I know how to approach this efficiently. This one will also come with extra pieces on the side, for any imaginable emergency.


Colors left available to claim: one, either orange or red. This is posted in a couple other online places. If no one claims the last one by the time I complete them, then it's possible that blue will be available instead. But if someone takes the last one, then blue is also automatically gone.

Price for this one will be $155. Shipping is $19, but there will be a lot of room left inside the $19 parcel, so any one cube from the above list can fit in there as "free shipping". For example, orange 12x12 + orange 5x5 = still $19 shipping. Tbh, maybe even "5x5 without a box" plus "7x7 without a box" might fit, but this would be really pushing the weight limit. I'll be able to say with confidence once I complete the 12x12.

Custom stickers for this are being arranged right now with a third party. Depending on how we agree about it, maybe all the stickers will be shipped to me, and then I'll ship them to the buyers of cubes.
 
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Yes. You sticker it, and it becomes a totally normal cube for solving (WCA legal), but in an unusual color. See the left and right ones here:


It's just like the limited edition pink versions, etc. But, well... more limited / unique :) Because unlike the pink version, these ones aren't available directly from the manufacturer. Dayan used to sell such versions directly in the past (green/blue/etc Zhanchi), but not anymore.

Although I know a couple people who like them as decorations / collection center-pieces, and leave them unstickered, on purpose.
 
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Maybe I'm just dumb but what is a force cube? Is it just a speed cube that's dyed?
Yes. You sticker it, and it becomes a totally normal cube for solving (WCA legal), but in an unusual color. See the left and right ones here:


It's just like the limited edition pink versions, etc. But, well... more limited / unique :) Because unlike the pink version, these ones aren't available directly from the manufacturer. Dayan used to sell such versions directly in the past (green/blue/etc Zhanchi), but not anymore.

Although I know a couple people who like them as decorations / collection center-pieces, and leave them unstickered, on purpose.
 
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It's not usually a dyed speedcube. Force cubes are usually stickerless cubes. You take 6, take apart all the pieces, and rebuild a cube with just one base colour. Much like the black stickered cubes you then end up with a red/white/yellow/blue/green/orange stickered cube. They're pretty neat looking.

IMO, calling them force cubes is generally very confusing. I'd prefer calling them what they are. Non-black, stickered cubes. :)
 
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