QiYi (Chinese: 奇艺), also known as MoFangGe (Chinese: 魔方格) is a Chinese cube manufacturer.
- 1 Company
- 2 Products
- 2.1 2x2
- 2.2 3x3
- 2.3 4x4
- 2.4 5x5
- 2.5 6x6
- 2.6 Pyraminx
- 2.7 Skewb
- 2.8 Square-1
- 2.9 Non-WCA
- 3 Sub-Brands
- 4 See also
QiYi Toys is located in Chenghai District, Shantou city, Guangdong Province, China. Their development platform, MoFangGe, was founded by cube inventor Du ChaoYu to provide "a creation, development platform to the outstanding designers which come from the whole world."
Released Early 2016. A very cheap 2x2 which was often considered to be decent for the price.
Released Early 2017. A budget 2x2x2 that is from their "Qi" line of cubes.
Released Late 2017. Most speedcubers really like this 2x2x2. However, it can have really bad lockups which can require disassembly to fix.
QiYi Bullfight (DouNiu)
Released Early 2015. The QiYi Bullfight is known for the controversy involving this and the Newisland Phoenix. Newisland got ahold of QiYi's plans of the Bullfight, and made their own version and called it the Phoenix. The Bullfight's release came after the Phoenix did, so for a while, many people thought that QiYi had re-branded the Newisland Phoenix. However, Newisland later came clean and admitted that the Phoenix was indeed a knockoff of the Bullfight.
QiYi Thunderclap (LeiTing)
Released Mid 2015. The QiYi Thunderclap was an improved version of the Bullfight. It is fast and clicky. It can corner cut nearly two pieces and reverse corner cut about one piece. the idea behind it was that it was a premium speedcube but almost at a budget cube price and for the time was very good, and many speedcubers used it as their main. however, now the MF3RS2 is generally preferred. it is also one of the loudest cubes released.
It is also worth noting that Newisland re-branded the Thunderclap as well, calling their version the Lightning.
QiYi Sail (QiHang)
Released Late 2015. The QiYi Sail is a 3x3x3 budget cube. It is fast and clicky, and can corner cut about 45° forwards, and approximately half of a piece reverse. The edge pieces will pop out on looser tensions. The edge and corner pieces have caps on the sides, which can fall out, and the cheap plastic is known to break under stress. However, it was considered to be one of the best budget cubes on the market for its performance and was used in the US Nationals Sail Challenge in 2016 and 2017.
QiYi Thunderclap V2
Released Mid 2016. The Thunderclap V2 is generally considered to be inferior to the Thunderclap V1.
QiYi Big Sail
Released Late 2016. The QiYi Big Sail 3x3 is a 6.8 cm 3x3 version of their budget 3x3, the Sail, it was often used for feet solving, but most have since switched to magnetic cubes which are normal sized.
QiYi Warrior W (YongShi)
Released Late 2016. The QiYi Warrior W is an updated version of the original Warrior 3x3. It is a budget cube like the Sail, but it has generally better performance than the Sail, it has a smoothened covering over the pieces and is still, for the price, one of the best budget cubes, being cheaper than the MF3RS, MF3RS2 and Yuxin Little Magic.
Qiyi Thunderclap V3
Released Late 2019. The Qiyi Thunderclap V3 is a very cheap cube for it's performance, coming in at $10. Many people have said that this cube feels like a faster and less stable, Valk Power. Either way, this cube is great for the price.
Released Early 2016.
QiYi Sail 4x4
Released Mid 2015.
Released Late 2016. At the time of it's release, it was generally considered the best 4x4x4 on the market. It was notable for being the cube that Sebastian Weyer used to set the first ever 4x4x4 solve under 20 seconds in competition.
Qiyi Mini Wuque/M
Released Mid 2018. A smaller version of the original Wuque which some people will prefer, it is 60mm instead of the normal 62mm, it is also Qiyi's first magnetic 4x4x4.
Released Early 2017. It is essentially a simplified Wuque design with cheaper plastic.
Released Late 2017. The Thunderclap 4x4 is a budget puzzle from qiyi, and for a long time, was considered the best budget 4x4 on the market.
Qiyi Thunderclap Mini
Released Late 2017. A smaller version of the Thunderclap 4x4.
Released Late 2016. The Wushuang was one of the best 5x5x5's on the market for a very long time. Feliks Zemdegs used this cube at the World Championship 2017 to achieve the first ever solve under 40 seconds in competition.
Released Late 2017. A simplified Wushuang design with cheaper plastic, similar to the Qiyuan 4x4.
Released Late 2016. This cube was considered a good 6x6x6 for a long time, but the Yuxin Red, with 5x5x5 spring swap, was generally considered to be better.
QiYi WuHua V2
Released Late 2017. Had reduced popping and lockups when compared to the Wuhua v1 but at the expense of some speed.
Qiyi Qifan/Qifan S 6x6
Released Mid 2019. A budget 6x6 to complete the "Qi" series.
Released Early 2017. It was generally considered the best 7x7x7 at the time, setting several world records.
Released Early 2018. Again, a simplified Wuji design with cheaper plastic..
Released Early 2016.
QiYi QiMing Pyraminx
Released Early 2017. Qiyi's Budget Pyraminx from the "Qi" line.
Released Early 2016. The first ever skewb to have an adjustable elasticity mechanism, and also the first to be available in stickerless.
QiYi QiCheng Skewb
Released Early 2017. The QiCheng is a beginner-friendly Budget Skewb. The stickerless version is made from frosted plastic like the Warrior W and some of QiYi's other budget puzzles. It features a ball bearing alignment mechanism. It is a bit slower and more controllable than many other skewbs, with good corner-cutting in both directions.
Released Early 2016. The QiYi Square-1 is the first ever Square-1 to have a stickerless variant, and is primarily known for absolutely destroying all other Square-1s in terms of quality upon its release.
QiYi Ivy Cube
Released Late 2016. The QiYi Ivy Cube is what appears to be a Cubominx-type puzzle, but is actually a skewb shape mod.
See X-Man Design.
TheValk is a sub-brand created for the release of the Valk 3, a 3x3x3 cube designed by former world record holder Mats Valk that he used to set a former world record single of 4.74 seconds. It was the main of a large percentage of speedcubers after its release. Afterwards, The Valk 3 Mini and The Valk Power also came out with positive feedback.
QiYi Cube is QiYi MoFangGe's line of budget cubes.