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prismatoy

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  • the story

Outside the Box

Idle hands are now a multi-dimensional playground. They pick up this seemingly-innocent cube from the shelf or desktop where it's been resting. But then the cube begins to shift—its angles flexing, its sides stretching. Those hands continually press the cube into new forms. Sure, you could set it back down—but why? You can explore the principles of perspective, as the cube becomes flat while still looking three dimensional. You can visit new realms of mathematics: you are, after all, playing with a geometric solid called a "parallelepiped." This mind-bending gadget from the ingenious mind of designer Ben Hopson is made of 72 individually moving pieces, all working together in fluid motion. Sure to fall into the curious hands of teens and adults alike. Made in China.

  • details
Community Voted
Item ID
23377
Ages
12+
Made from
plastic
Measurements
3.5" L x 3.5" W x 3.5" H

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Q and A

When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

318votes, 23 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

What's a parallelepiped? Take a look at our product story on the left to find out, then let us know whether you'd love to have one in your home or office.

Linda
Vote: Thumbs down!

I suck at these things.

Christina
Vote: Thumbs down!

This looks like one of those expanding balls that are a cool novelty for 5 minutes then stop being fun

Angela
Vote: Thumbs down!

Don't need another piece of stuff that does very little.

Joyce
Vote: Thumbs up!

Perfect for my Grandson.

Linda
Vote: Thumbs up!

I luv adult toys.....can't wait to get my hands on it. Unique concept.

David
Vote: Thumbs up!

Great for exercising your fingers and hands after working on a PC constantly.

jacki
Vote: Thumbs down!

Want more USA products and where is the price

Haley
Vote: Thumbs down!

Looks like it might be fun for the first five minutes.

Deborah
Vote: Thumbs up!

i like this alot, love puzzles. i want one now

monique
Vote: Thumbs down!

wish it wasn't made in China

gf
Vote: Thumbs up!

great look, price??????????

Laura
Vote: Thumbs down!

made in china :(

sue
Vote: Thumbs down!

junk

Beth
Vote: Thumbs down!

I've bought unique toys and most go unused, This one doesn't have the appeal of most of those.

Laurie
Vote: Thumbs down!

will loose interest in 5 minutes then it will sit there and collecet dust

Shawnie
Vote: Thumbs down!

This is just a different shape / version of the sphere.

Amy
Vote: Thumbs down!

I regret falling for the sphere which I finally pitched after 5 years of dust gathering....don't need a cube, not really innovative

Leanne
Vote: Thumbs up!

An awesome way to occupy the grandkids!

Sylvie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Looks like it could become addictive.

debra
Vote: Thumbs up!

Why not... I purchased the one that makes into a ball (for my husband)

Justin
Vote: Thumbs up!

looks cool

ARLENE
Vote: Thumbs down!

MADE IN CHINA - WE ARE BEGINNING TO AVOID MADE IN CHINA PRODUCTS.

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