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
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."
decent for the price
most speedcubers really like this 2x2x2 however it can have really bad lockups whcih require disassembly to fix.
A budget 2x2x2 that is OK
QiYi Bullfight (DouNiu)
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)
The QiYi Thunderclap was released in May of 2015, and is 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)
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DvqTHp6OBA,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DvqTHp6OBA.
QiYi Thunderclap V2
The Thunderclap V2 is generally considered inferior to the Thunderclap V1.
QiYi Big Sail
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)
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 Sail 4x4
very slow and does not have good corner cutting
generally considered the best 4x4x4 on the market for along time now. It has break most of the 4x4 records
Qiyi Mini Wuque/M
A smaller version of the original Wuque which some people will prefer, it is 60mm instead of the normal 62mm, it is also Qiyis first magnetic 4x4x4. For some people inferior at the standard WuQue.
essentially a simplified Wuque design with cheaper plastic, a pretty good budget cube but not as good as the MF4 and CangFeng.
A budget 4x4 from qiyi
Qiyi Thunderclap Mini
One of the best budget 4x4s
The best 5x5x5 on the market for nearly 2 years of its release, beat only by the Moyu Aochang GTS in 2018.
a simplified Wushuang design with cheaper plastic, it is probably the second best budget 5x5x5 after the YuXin and is fast.
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
reduced popping and lockups when compared to the wuhua but at the expense of some speed.
Qiyi Qifan/ Qifan S 6x6
A budget 6x6 to complete the Qi series
still generally considered the best 7x7x7 except for maybe the yuxin haunglong 7x7x7, however nowdays the Hays 7 is become the best 7x7 on the market, own by all of the best speedcubers.
a simplified Wuji design with cheaper plastic, it is the cheapest 7x7x7 and is much better than the shengshou..
QiYi QiMing Pyraminx
The first ever skewb to 1) have an adjustable elasticity mechanism, and 2) be available in stickerless.
QiYi QiCheng Skewb
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.
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. It's still considering the second square 1 in the world. But it's beaten by the X-Man Volt
QiYi Ivy Cube
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, TheValk 3 Mini and TheValk 3 Power also came out with positive feedback.
QiYi Cube is QiYi MoFangGe's line of budget cubes.