To celebrate the Rubik's Cube's 40th anniversary, Japanese toymaker Megahouse is releasing a very special record-shattering Rubik's Cube.
The 極小ルービックキューブ-0.99cm 超精密金属製 (Ultra-Small 0.99 cm Ultra-Precision Metal Rubik's Cube) is the world's smallest functioning Rubik's Cube and comes with a price tag of 198,000 yen.
The cube was developed by Megahouse with the cooperation of Iriso Seimitsu Co Ltd, which specializes in metal precision processing. Each side of the cube measures precisely 0.99cm (excluding the thickness of the ink printed on the face).
This is the world's smallest official Rubik's Cube product. The parts are molded in accordance with the structure of the original Rubik's cube, so you can actually play with it. In addition, each company's logo is engraved on three of the sides -- white (silver) side: Rubik's Cube, red side: Iriso Seimitsu Co Ltd, blue side: Mega House Co Ltd.
In Japan, reservations are being accepted on the official Megahouse online shopping site Mega House Toy Market and will be shipped from the end of December. They also plan to expand sales to overseas markets later this autumn.
If you live in the Kanto area of Japan, you can see the Ultra-Small 0.99 cm Ultra-Precision Metal Rubik's Cube for yourself at "RUBIK’S CUBE 40 Exhibition" to be held from Sept 24 to Nov 9 at the Hungary Cultural Institute in the Azabujuban neighborhood of Tokyo. For details, see the exhibition website here.
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