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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.
 

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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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Can someone tell what era this Rubik's brand cube is from based on the logo? My mother gave it to me as a gift, presumably it's from the 80's since it was hers. It is definitely old & think doing a full solve on this might be as hard as running a marathon; This thing is HARD to turn! There is no center caps on this puzzle, the centers are a single solid piece.

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Can someone tell what era this Rubik's brand cube is from based on the logo? My mother gave it to me as a gift, presumably it's from the 80's since it was hers. It is definitely old & think doing a full solve on this might be as hard as running a marathon; This thing is HARD to turn! There is no center caps on this puzzle, the centers are a single solid piece.

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It’s probably from a little later than the ‘80s, since I doubt Rubik’s had a website that early. My guess would be late ‘90s to the early ‘00s.
 

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I have this cube that I've had since I started cubing, I think I accidentally stole it from my friend. anyway, I'm 99% Sure that is a Gans cube, it's about 55.5 mm, non magnetic, and is at least 3 years old. (During or before 2017) It has a track on the corner, and some on the foot of the corner, and the edge has none. It has what I think is GES nuts, and idk what pictures you need so I will just include all of them that I took. here's the link https://ibb.co/album/jbBqdW
Edit: it weighs 76 grams
 

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I have this cube that I've had since I started cubing, I think I accidentally stole it from my friend. anyway, I'm 99% Sure that is a Gans cube, it's about 55.5 mm, non magnetic, and is at least 3 years old. (During or before 2017) It has a track on the corner, and some on the foot of the corner, and the edge has none. It has what I think is GES nuts, and idk what pictures you need so I will just include all of them that I took. here's the link https://ibb.co/album/jbBqdW
Edit: it weighs 76 grams
I think it's an air S.
EDIT: it was a regular air.
 
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