Time Cube is a mesmerizing display of time manipulation that combines the VDR and Hopping Coin plot with Rubik's Cube, taking a classic coin trick to a whole new dimension.
Note: Due to the size and weight of the Time Cube, international shipping costs are relatively high. As a result, it is not eligible for free shipping on orders over $49. The individual shipping cost for the Time Cube is $15 USD, which actually exceeds the actual shipping cost, with the additional amount covered by TCC. Thanks for your continued support.
Magician Terry Chou has long combined the VDR and Hopping Coin effect in his live shows. In this routine, two coins magically return to a coin purse after the performance, creating a seamless connection between the beginning and the end, resulting in a cohesive and satisfying experience for the audience rather than a mere display of props.
The inspiration to incorporate a Rubik's Cube into a similar effect struck Terry one day. The larger size of the cube made it perfect for stage performances, ensuring visibility for all audience members.
The design of the Time Cube prop adds an extra layer of intrigue. Initially considering a 4x4, 3x3, and 2x2 cube, the final decision to use a mirror cube instead of a 2x2 cube is more puzzling and visually captivating.
The biggest challenge in designing the Time Cube was creating a box that could hold three cubes while maintaining a compact size. Three-dimensional cubes are not as easy to hide as flat objects like coins, and several versions were experimented with, including wood, plastic, and acrylic. None seemed ideal, however, as they were either too obtrusive, lacked 360-degree visibility, or made the box look disproportionately large. The goal was to create a "pseudo-design" that resembled an ordinary packaging box. After much comparison and experimentation, the perfect solution was found. The size of the box appears small, yet it is large enough to hold three cubes while appearing to be an ordinary packaging box.
The gimmick is 3D printed with industrial precision, and meticulous surface treatment ensures an exceptionally smooth finish with no visible flaws, even upon close inspection.
In addition to being a complete routine, Time Cube can seamlessly transition into other Rubik's Cube routines. When the routine ends with the revelation that all the cubes have magically returned, magicians can directly take out the 3×3 cube inside, and move on to their next Rubik's Cube effect.
Other Key Points:
Time Cube is compatible with various cube magic props in the market, and the shell size matches standard cubes.
It serves as a regular cube shell for other cube routines, expanding the possibilities beyond a 3x3 cube.
Ingenious design with deceptive qualities
Masterfully crafted using industrial-grade 3D printing
A complete routine in itself
Notes: A dozen paper bags are included in one set. Refills for paper bags will be available soon.
I really dislike that I had to try to assemble the cube stickers. Once taken out of the box to inspect, it is next to impossible to place the cubes back in the right order using the videos. As a result, I misplaced the stickers in the wrong place and I am out of stickers. The trick is useless to me in this state. Great concept, poor expectations and hard to follow where to put the stickers as TCC doesn't show you details on where to place the stickers. Also, one of the real silver cubes was broken -- making the trick useless for my holiday shows.
jean jacques L.
Le tour est bien pensé. J’ai juste mis un cube normal à la place de celui fourni le mien est un peu plus lourd du coup il a tendance à descendre quand je retourne la boîte.
J’y ai mis des aimants dans le cube et la boîte pour le maintenir en place
good.But it seems like improvement is needed.
Perfectly made, i love this set. I'm the owner of the RD360 by HH, and i can combine the 2 effets : Time Cube by TCC and RD360 by HH. 5 stars for me, no doubt!
I’ve said it before, great stuff!!!! Time cube is fantastic! I only had to do a bit of arts and crafts to get one of the cubes from falling down inside the box, but other than that, superb!
If I could, I would personally invest in the people that run this company because they care about every detail of this art.
I dropped it one star because stickers had to be put on each of the cubes prior to using them. This should have been done at tcc as the patter is using unmixed cubes.