you're reading...


Rubiks Cube

I spent hours with this damn thing. In fact, I still have my original Rubik Cube hidden away somewhere, still incomplete. I hated it, but it was just one of those things that I couldn’t let beat me. Unfortunately it did.

I can’t see why it was so difficult though. It was very easy to complete, you just peeled off all the coloured stickers and then stuck them back on in the right place to complete the puzzle. That’s a long-standing joke about the cube, the only unfortunate thing is that my original cube didn’t cheap little stickers on it. The colour was actually on the plastic itself.

Although the cube was invented by Erno Rubik in 1974, it wasn’t until late 1977 that it first appeared on the shelves of Budapest toyshops.

Apart from a small seepage across the Hungarian borders, the Cube made its international debut at the Toy Fairs of London, Paris, Nurnberg and New York in January/February, 1980.

If you don’t own one, and are desperate to become frustrated, then check out the real-life, living, breathing, hissing cube at the bottom of this page. Spend hours trying to complete it, but this time with a twist – this time it’s gonna cost you a lot of money in phone bills if you’re a dial-up user.

Interactive Rubiks Cube.
Click and drag a side to rotate the cube.
click on an edge to rotate the side.
Press alt+s to scramble the cube.
Press alt+r to reset the cube.

Your browser is not java enabled. Sorry, you can’t play with the Rubik Cube

Annabel vs The Internet is now on Amazon.

Read our interview with Annabel here.

Help Keep The 80s Alive!

80sNostalgia is a non-profit site. If you have enjoyed reading any of my content over the last 15 years, please consider donating a few pence towards its upkeep.

Thank you!

80sNostalgia on Other Sites

Check PageRank