I challange anyone that says they never owned a Rubik's cube. Everyone had one, and I mean everyone. There was also the Rubik's Snake.
Now I was pretty rubbish at both. Although for some reason it was highly, highly addictive to kids and adults alike.
Kids would spend hours and hours hunched over, working this thing like crazy, with a furrowed brow. Give one to me now, and I would be bored within 2 minutes.
I remember in the 80s you would always see someone on the news, probably called Sebastian from 'special school' in Coventry or something, and he would be some 14 year old kid with a ridiculously smug smile because he had made the national news having been able to complete the Rubik's cube in, like, 8 seconds or something.
I couldn't even pull the stickers off and put them back on the the right way in 8 seconds.
With the Rubiks snake, I could make the dog, and.... well..... the snake. I think you could also make a ball. Hmmm.
Rubik's Cube. I remember them well.
Posted by Life in the 80's at 8:36 AM