Celebrate 30 years of the Rubik’s Cube with your own company branded cube

by Elyse on May 17, 2010

Rubik's Cube

Rubik's Cube

This year we celebrate 30 years of the Rubik’s cube, the world’s best selling toy ever! Want to know more about the Rubik’s cube and its origins? Check out this cool history we got from the Rubik’s Cube official website:

  • Ernő Rubik invented the Cube in the spring of 1974 in his home town of Budapest, Hungary. He wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry and ended up creating the world’s best selling toy.
  • Rubik’s inspiration for the Cube’s internal mechanism came from pebbles in the River Danube whose edges had been smoothed away.
  • Rubik called his invention the ‘Magic Cube’. It was renamed the Rubik’s Cube by the Ideal Toy Corporation in 1980.
  • More than 300 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold worldwide. If all the cubes were placed on top of each other it would be enough to reach the North Pole from the South Pole!
  • At the height of the Rubik’s craze in the mid-1980s, it was estimated that one-fifth of the world’s population had played the Cube.
  • ‘Cubing’ still infects people of all ages. ‘Cubaholics’ are said to suffer from ‘Rubik’s wrist’ and ‘Cubist’s thumb’!
  • Rubik’s Cube has featured in hundreds of books, magazines, movies and even had its own TV series on ABC in America. Millions of web pages, blogs and YouTube videos are now dedicated to cubing.
  • The Cube has inspired everything from fashion, architecture and music to films, plays and political speeches. There is also a dedicated art movement known as ‘Rubikubism’.
  • There are edible cubes, jewel-encrusted Cubes and even MP3 playing cubes! The biggest Cube in the world, on display in Knoxville, Tennessee, is 3 metres tall and weighs over 500kg.
  • National and international ‘speedcubing’ championships have been held regularly since 2003. The World Cube Association now runs competitions where players have to solve the Cube one-handed, as well as having to solve the Cube using only your feet. There is even a competition where players have to solve the Cube as quickly as possible blindfolded!
  • In May 2007, Thibaut Jacquinot of France became the first person to complete the Cube in under 10 seconds in open competition, setting a world record time of 9.86 seconds. The current world record for a single solve was set by Erik Akkersdijk at the 2008 Czech Open with a time of 7.08 seconds.
  • The speed Cubing Championships were held in Budapest in October 2007 and were attended by Ernő Rubik himself.
  • In 2007 the Rubik’s Cube beat stiff competition to be recognised in the annual CoolBrands list by the Superbrands organisation.
If you would like to join in with the celebrations why not create a Rubik’s Cube for your company. We have a wide range of Rubik’s cubes available in various formats and sizes. Below are some of our featured products, for the full range please check out the  Rubik’s Cube product range on our website.

34mm Rubiks Cube 3×3

Dimensions: 3.4cm x 3.4cm x 3.4cm
Min Qty: 1000 Units
Delivery: 7-8 Weeks Via Sea or 5-6 Weeks Via Air

Further Information:
4 colour process print or 2 spot colour print. White is not counted as a colour. Each shrink wrapped.

57mm Rubiks Cube 2×2

Dimensions: 5.7cm x 5.7cm x 5.7cm
Description: Refeshingly new and remarkably different. This unusual sight is sure to surprise and delight your customers. Measuring 57mm, its tiles are larger than those of the 3×3 cube. This affords you greater flexibility in sizing and positioning your visual. The optional stand is great for displayig the cube conspicuously on every desk for all to see. Clear stand is also available at additional cost.
Min Qty: 300 Units
Delivery: 7-8 Weeks Via Sea or 5-6 Weeks Via Air
Further Information: 4 colour process print or 2 spot colour print. White is not counted as a colour. Each shrink wrapped. Clear PVc box is available at additional cost.

57mm Rubiks Cube 2×2

Dimensions: 6.4cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm
Description: The ultimate challenge. The lastest version of the cube, it takes the original’s design to a new level. This amazing cube gets your brand and advertising message across, imprinting both in customer’s minds and memories.
Min Qty: 300 Units
Delivery: 7-8 Weeks Via Sea or 5-6 Weeks Via Air
Further Information: 4 colour process print or 2 spot colour print. White is not counted as a colour. Each shrink wrapped.

57mm Rubiks Cube 2×2

Dimensions: 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 7.5cm
Description: This latest innovation not only indicates the time and date, but aso serves as an alarm clock and a thermometer.
Min Qty: 500 Units
Delivery: 7-8 Weeks Via Sea or 5-6 Weeks Via Air
Further Information: 4 colour process print or 2 spot colour print. White is not counted as a colour. Each shrink wrapped.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us on (02) 8205 1334 or enquiries@jempp.com.au.

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