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Super Star Costume with Mask: Rubik's Cube

Halloween costume

1982

Have you ever loved a toy or game so much that you actually wanted to BE that toy? At the peak of the craze for Rubik's Cube, this Halloween costume allowed you to take on the identity of your favorite brain-teasing puzzle, at least for one night of trick-r-treating. The Rubik's Cube sensation began in 1974 when Erno Rubik, a Hungarian professor of architecture and interior design, invented the cube puzzle that bears his name. Each side of the cube consists of 9 brightly colored cubies (three rows of three). The object of the puzzle is to align all the cubies of one side to make a solid color. Wildly popular for a few years, Rubik's Cube inspired a variety of ancillary products, including a 16-cubie per side version, a simplified cube aimed at children, a peg-board game, a globe made of 26 sections, and a number of "cubes" in the shape of pyramids, octagons, and cylinders. The publishing industry assisted by delivering a number of books and pamphlets that provided solutions to the puzzle. Millions of copies of these publications sold, followed in turn by books like "You Can Kick the Cube" and "101 Uses for A Dead Cube." .

ManufacturerCollegeville Flag & Mfg. Co.
Materialprinted cardboard | cellophane | plastic | fabric
OriginCollegeville, PA
LicenserIdeal Toy Corporation
Object ID111.5594

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