BuckyBalls

I got my hands on BuckyBalls and what can I say other than “Totally Addictive”. Coolest toy I have seen in a long time. (BuckyBalls are 216, spherical, Neodymium magnets, so, keep them away from your little ones!)

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  1. http://www.theneocube.com/

    Same thing, shipping worldwide. Love it.

  2. did you make the 8x8x8 cube ?
    look easy on the video !
    a good way to spend the afternoon and even more…
    Dom

  3. BuckyBalls are $10 cheeper. But your right, we’ll start shipping global by end of the week!

  4. If the BuckyBalls guy is reading this… I saw an old post somewhere that said that the “generic” versions of the spheres aren’t as good as the ones from theneocube.com – is there really a difference?

  5. yo how did they do that shit!??

  6. Sam,

    The size, grade and coatings of Neodymium magnets varies. If they are too strong or weak they won’t work as well as a puzzle. The thickness and quality of coatings on the magnets is also crucial. If it wears away you should stop using it.

    Strong Force Inc. invented The NeoCube and have been selling it for about a year. You can get it at http://www.theneocube.com

  7. Wait, Sam, I’m pretty sure my uncles company Edwin Sceince – the leading manufacture of magnets in the US – invented them and have been selling them under 100s of names since I was in high-school.

    Have a look…
    http://www.edwinscience.com/?gclid=CMad0MOav5kCFQxKGgodXDbTuQ

  8. Neocube all the way people! Go with the original. Not the cybercube, but buckyballs, NeoCube. So good I bought two.

  9. whoops, “but” should be “not”
    my bad

  10. How is the coating on Neocube vs. BuckyBalls?

    Is the magnetic quality the same?
    (Neocube seems to be more pricey!)

    I’m really interested in picking up a couple of sets!

    I used to own a set of epoxy-coated sphere magnets ordered from supermagnetman, but after a week or so of furious fiddling, the coating started to wear away, leaving ugly patches on either side of each magnet that would stain fingers and clothes.

    So.. NeoCube vs. BuckyBalls-
    Any differences?

    If not I’ll probably go with BuckyBalls :)

    Sorry for the long post, hope someone can help me out! :D

  11. Annabelle,

    I just got BuckyBalls and they’re great. However, they are leaving a blueish/gray stain under my fingernails. I’m not sure if I’m playing with them too much, or if the coating really does come off that easily. Maybe NeoCube is better in this respect? I heard the magnets are stronger for these. Let me know if you hear anything else because I want to buy a set for my friend!

  12. Hi Michelle!

    I just received my NeoCubes today, they seem to be of good quality.. So far. They are pretty strong, but I’m not sure how it compares to BuckyBalls in this respect, since I don’t own any.

    I’ll fiddle with them for a couple of days and see how they hold up, and I’ll post the results here!

    To everyone else: BUY A SET- THEY’RE AWESOME! :D

  13. difference of neocube from buckyballs, that neocube spheres is 3/16″ that equals 4,7625mm, while buckyballs is 5mm – and they aren’t compatible!!! beware about it, if you planing expand your spheres!

  14. The last post about the size is critical. Don’t mix the buckyballs with neocube balls. I bought 3 NeoCube sets. One for me, my 9 year old son, and my 7 year old daughter. Amazon has NeoCubes for $20.00 with $5.00 shipping. These are so fun! Endless hours of imaginitive creativity and logic! I don’t think these will be a flash in the pan like pinpressions or plasma globes, because the compinations are endless.

  15. Hi all :D

    I’ve had my NeoCubes for a few months and still love them.. To bits (pun intended) :P

    You might forget about them for a week or two, but when you see/find them, you just can’t help but pick them up and waste your whole day away making odd-looking constructions :)

    Anyways, a set that I gave to my boyfriend has held up wonderfully- the plating/coating is amazingly still in place even after being played with regularly (at least 3 days a week), and they’re still pretty strong even after being dropped a couple of times.

    If any of you decide to pick up a set (which you should, really!) MAKE SURE YOU BUY SPARES! Even if you think you’re a careful person, BUY SPARES!

    I’m in college, and you’d think this wouldn’t fascinate us.. Much.
    But it does. Whenever I take my NeoCubes out, everyone wants a piece of them (again, pun intended), and a couple of balls inevitably go missing everytime someone borrows them :(

    BUY THEM! YOU WILL LOVE THEM! :D

  16. We have started to supply Buckyballs (the best!) here in the UK http://www.buckyballs.co.uk so that people here can get in on the craze!

    These things are so addictive, everybody in our office has spent hours with them, we even played Buckyball darts on the filing cabinet.

    We are happy to supply individual balls as replacements or spares as it can be frustrating if you want to make certain shapes and someone has lost a couple of balls!

  17. IMO, Neocube is better than the BB. Not only are they the original, but there are DIFFERENT kinds now! An Omega(1027 spheres), and a gold one. People, BUY THE NEOCUBE!!! It is far superior to the Buckyballs.

  18. hey peeps.. this is a very interesting toy!!!! anyone from S’pore? maybe we can do a mass purchase (nego for better costing)… do mail me at shizhen.jace@gmail.com… we’ll see what can be worked out..

  19. if you looking for neocube instructions check this page and you will know how to make some sphere for more
    http://www.neocube.org/neo-cube-instructions

  20. neocube.org is a complete knock off of the real neocube found at http://www.theneocube.com/ (absurd flash intro).

    The directions they list are clearly stolen from buckyballs.

  21. Why are we purchasing from companies that won’t use VISA, have no address or contact phone number?

  22. Buckyballs has a phone number 888-WE-BUCKY.

    It’s written on the top of their site.

  23. ANSWER, IS BUCKY BALLS REALLY GOOD?
    CAUSE I WANT TO BUY LIKE A LOT AND
    IF THE NEOCUBE ARE REALLY BETTER THEN I GOT IT SHEAP,
    BUT IF THE NEOCUBE LOST ITS TOUCH AND BB ARE
    THE QUALITY STRONGEST NOW, WANT TO KNOW!
    CAUSE 1028 SPHERES OF BB ARE $204.00 DLLS(SHIP INCLUDED)
    AND 1027 SPHERES OF NB ARE $80.00 DLLS
    PLEASE TELL ME SO I CAN BUY ONE NOW MY BIRTHDAY
    IS IN 3 DAYS AND I WANT TO HAVE THEM QUICKLY -.-

    THANK YOU FOR READING THIS MUCHNESS THING C:

  24. So far, I’ve bought one set of “Buckyballs” and ordered eleven different color schemes of Buckyballs and Neocubes. Out of this, three different sets came thru the mail the past two days. So far so good. I just love em; round objects with strong magnetizm to them. I am a collector.

    I am very careful with them, I don’t let them drop onto hard surfaces and I do keep them away from children.

    Turbo Booster

  25. If you want the best quality, you should check out Nanodots. I’m a bit of a hardcore on this stuff, and it’s night and day. Bucky and Neocube are the lowest quality and for some reason they make your hands black :S My 2c!

    -MagnetGeek

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