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[Help Thread] "What cube is this?" The cube / puzzle identification thread

qwr

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Hi all, I'd like help identifying this puzzle. I know it is a Ghosthand puzzle because it was my main when i walked away from cubing years ago & i remember it being phenomenal then but it feels genuinely terrible compared to today's hardware. There was a version I, version II, and 2003A produced according the wikipage. This was most likely purchased this from Cube4u circa 2008-2009. Both the edges and corners feature a single cap that pops off to reveal a hollow piece.The edges corners and centers all have stamps in the plastic that say "(GS)" on the top and a number "1", "2", "3", or "4" on the bottom once the center cap is popped.

I plan to give this cube a face lift by applying either Cubesmith supercube stickers or some custom Cubsmith shades i have that only fit older puzzles. I regret taking the original stickers off to make an F2L only cube because the original stickers had such a retro and faded look that i wish i could recreate.

Any ideas what it is? Bonus, what lubes work well with this plastic, you can see all the old residue most likely from RC car diff fluid.

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Your best bet if you really want to know is to watch youtube videos from the 2009-2012 period when people showed off the mechs. It is not a v2 since those had very prominent ridges on edges and corners. See
 

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Your best bet if you really want to know is to watch youtube videos from the 2009-2012 period when people showed off the mechs. It is not a v2 since those had very prominent ridges on edges and corners. See
Dude great idea. I've pretty confident its a "V1" after searching the Youtube archives. I really want to find one for sale now...every time I see this on the shelf i have regrets of puling the yellow side stickers off.
 

qwr

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Dude great idea. I've pretty confident its a "V1" after searching the Youtube archives. I really want to find one for sale now...every time I see this on the shelf i have regrets of puling the yellow side stickers off.
I'm glad you could identify your cube. Youtube has been invaluable for me to identify old cubes. I hope to eventually upload mechanism images of old Alpha cubes to the wiki so others can identity.
 

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So I would like someone to confirm that this is indeed an original Hungarian Supernova megaminx. It looks exactly like one but I'm not sure. Also if it helps, I know this is from before 2008 at least.

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