Toys of the Eighties, The Orb
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An offshoot of Rubik's Cube, sort of. A gray sphere slightly bigger than a softball, it had two halves that could be twisted to turn the multiple slots with colored beads into one continuous slot where all the beads ran together. Since each slot had its own color of bead, it was challenging to get each color bead back where it should go. Like the Rubik's Cube, a solution booklet was also available for purchase with The Orb.
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Chris - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Oooooooh, I had one. Never did solve it, I don't think. Drove me almost as crazy as the Rubik's Cube, LOL!
robert Kelly - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Very easy to solve...can be done in minutes
Jennifer - August 24, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister had one an d it was freeking hard to play with.
Tony - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
THAT'S what it was called! I had one for YEARS and never knew what it was called. I remember that it had three "settings", one was the four circles like the one in the picture, then there was two lines, then there was another four circles again. Never solved the thing.
karen - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
had one, solved it, loved, wish there were more puzzle toys these days. Make my kids think a little bit instead pushing buttons and everything is done for you. Used to play with this in the car, by the time I got there, puzzle was solved
val - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
my older cousin gave it to me years ago. It was lots of fun especially since the plastic beads looked pretty. It was grey I think. Oh why dident I keep my stuff!!
mike - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
ive had one since i was two and now it has 14 beads missing... can any one suggest something i can use in replacement of the beads?
ED - July 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Once you learned the simple trick it became easy

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