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Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack is a online retail site familiar to many puzzlers! We specialize in offering quality Puzzles Boxes, Wooden Brain Teasers, Metal Mind Benders and Intriguing Curiosities. Who's behind it all? Who are these Frik-n-Frak characters? What do these folks think about and what do they do from day to day? This Blog will attempt to answer some of these questions and more. . .

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Frik-n-Frak News Flash - April 29th, 2005

April 28th, 2005

  • Something Utterly Unique is coming to Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack!
  • Special Discount Codes!
  • An Open Invitation to all Puzzle Collectors!

Something Utterly Unique is coming to Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack!

Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack is pleased to announce the upcoming introduction of a BRAND NEW line of hand-crafted puzzles from American puzzle maker Tom Utter! Each and every piece in Tom's Utterly Unique line clearly shows his love for puzzles and his refined skills in the art of woodworking.

The humble beginning of Utterly Unique can be traced back to one man’s love for mechanical gadgets and woodworking. Tom Utter, creator of Utterly Unique began tinkering with gears and mechanisms at a very young age! He became intrigued with the internal workings of many things - many things that he had no business taking apart at the age of six! He stumbled on to his very first mechanical puzzle in 1985 and his love for intriguing mechanical gadgets was renewed. It was only a matter of time that the inevitable would take place - the creation of his own puzzle company.

Tom Utter has enjoyed the art of woodworking for 24 years and surrounds himself with only a few common wood shop tools. He relies heavily on innovative craftsmanship and mechanical ability to create his line of premium puzzles.

Utterly Unique sets itself apart from other companies primarily in the way that each puzzle is hand-crafted. They truly are hand made, one-at-a-time, without the use of automated manufacturing processes. Each puzzle is a unique creation, a "one-of-a-kind" worthy of proud display. Utterly Unique puzzles are a joy to own! The Utterly Unique puzzles range from familiar tried and true classic designs to Utterly Unique original creations. Each puzzle is painstakingly hand-crafted from a variety of high quality woods. Utterly Unique puzzles bring back a good old-fashion sense of traditional American quality and fine woodworking.

Here's just a little sneak peek at . . .

Utterly Unique Puzzles COMING SOON to!

The pictures above represent just a small sampling of the Utterly Unique puzzles that will be available at Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack! In addition to the extensive offering of brain teasers, disentanglements and mechanical puzzles, we will also be offering one-of-a-kind, Utterly Unique Wood and Stone Puzzle Boxes and Trinket Boxes, as well as the INCREDIBLE Utterly Unique Puzzling Padlock - a hand-crafted wooden trick lock unlike anything you've ever seen before! Visit for additional information on this exciting line of products!

Although a firm release date has not been established, we anticipate the official introduction announcement of the Utterly Unique line to take place within the next week or two! Please keep an eye peeled to your Email box!

Special Discount Codes!
Use the following Discount Codes at final checkout (only one Discount Code per order) for SUPER savings at! Act quickly as ALL of the following Discount Codes will expire on Sunday, May 7th!

Discount Code : FNFMPS (expires 5/7/05)
SAVE 10% on only the MAGNIF, Inc. Puzzles pictured below!

The Scrambled Egg Puzzle!

Scrambled Egg Puzzle

The Family Jewel Puzzle!

Family Jewel

The Love Cube Puzzle!

Love Cube Puzzle

The Astrologic Puzzle!


The Four Squalre Puzzle!

Four Square

The Third Dimension I Puzzle!

Third Dimension I

Cerebral Rings!

Cerebral Rings

The Curious Cross Puzzle!

Curious Cross

The Saturn Puzzler!

Saturn Puzzler

Tut's Tomb!

Tut's Tomb

Discount Code : FNFPOP (expires 5/7/05)
SAVE 10% on only the following selection of our most popular puzzles!

Discount Code : HWCPB (expires 5/7/05)
SAVE 5% on only the following selection of Heartwood Creations "premium quality" Puzzle Boxes!

To receive your discounts, be sure to enter the appropriate Discount Code at final checkout at The Discount Code is entered at the final step of the checkout process. The appropriate discount will be calculated automatically.

** ALL Discount Codes expire on Sunday, May 7th! **

An Open Invitation to all Puzzle Collectors!

Many of you have sent us email inviting us to visit your web sites that display your personal puzzle collections. Collectively, we gotta say "WOW!" There are some INCREDIBLE collections out there! We are so proud that many of our offerings make up a part of your collections!

We would like to formally invite ANY of you that have web sites displaying your puzzle collection to add your link to Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack! We have added a special section on our "Resources" page strictly for collectors! Submitting your site is simple, so please stop by and add your link!

Hope to see you soon at Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack!