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One Wheel

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Wasn't it always under the Little Magic label? I checked two unboxings from June 2017 and both of them had the Little Magic logo on the boxes.
It’s possible that I’m remembering wrong, but what I recall is a review by Kevin Hays of a “Yuxin Megaminx,” and then I got that Megaminx from MagicCubeMall and it was advertised as a “Yuxin Megaminx.” I think it was before the YLM 3x3 came out, or at least before it got popular. I thought I bought it about August 2017. Maybe it was always called the Little Magic, they just didn’t emphasize that part right away?
 

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And now, Cubing Classroom have announced their 12x12, a flat one!

From Facebook:

Meilong 10x10, 11x11 and 12x12 prototypes will be shown on Guangdong Toys Fair(8th-10th, April.)!
Now, the fact that these are "Meilong" and not MF10/11/12 is curious. In that first post, they wrote that Meilong is a new series of budget cubes; Cubing Classroom itself is already "budget" so these are probably completely "entry level" ones. This makes me suspect that these 10x10-12x12 cubes turned out to be worse than the MF8 and 9, and so they decided to put them into the more "basic" lineup than the MF*.

From that first photo with the 3x3, I was able to eyeball the sizes and weights:

If we assume that the 3x3 is 56 mm, then
* the 4x4 is 60
* the 5x5 is 64
* the 10x10 is 81.5 with the small layers being 6.4 mm (interpolated)
* the 11x11 is 85 with 6.1 mm layers.

For reference, the MF9 layers are 6.7 mm thick (and the whole cube is 74.5). If you assume the same density as the 9x9, the 10x10 is 373 g and the 11x11 is 423 g. But realistically, probably a tad more (400 and 450?) - when the layers get thinner, you get more plastic per cubic cm and less air.

Of course, this is just an approximation based on a low res photo, and the 10x10 and 11x11 are a bit further in the shot so they might actually be a couple mm larger. But that's the ballpark, anyway.
Now, using that, the upper bound for the 12x12 in the new photo is 93 mm, and probably around 600 g. Note that this is an upper bound: it's closer to the camera than the 11x11, and it's hard to correctly account for perspective.

 
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Guess what - a flat Cubing Classroom Meilong 13x13 is in the works as well!

That seller from China who showed pictures of the Shengshou 12x12 on her Instagram also posted that she's selling the leftover stock of OG Moyu 13x13 with a large discount. I got suspicious, so...

 
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