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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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Yoshimoto Cube No. 1 Puzzle - Dutch Auction

Hello! ...from Frik-n-Frak!

Just a quick note to invite you to take part in our Yoshimoto Cube No.1 "Dutch Auction!"

Visit : for all the details!

Frik-n-Frak recently obtained a VERY limited number of these incredible Yoshimoto Cube No. 1 puzzles and are making one available through this fun "Dutch Auction" style sale RIGHT NOW!

The extremely collectable Yoshimoto Cube No. 1 consists of eight interconnected cubes that can be opened in endless ways, but form a single cube when linked together. Furthermore, the cube can divided into two cubes that can be transformed into two rhombuses with twelve faces each. "...a transformation of two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons from a cube.

In 1971, creator Naoki Yoshitomo conceived of a peculiar polyhedral dyad. The Yoshimoto Cube was featured in 1982 in the New York Museum of Modern Art collection. It was subsequently copied in Taiwan and sold in the 1980s as "SHINSEI MYSTERY" in bright colors rather than gold and silver of the original as we have here.

This is the original silver and gold Japanese design, not the cheaper Taiwanese version. Handmade by the artist himself, Naoki Yoshimoto.

Sadly, Mr. Yoshimoto has passed away and availability of this intriguing object is incredibly limited!

For additional details, visit :

Hope to see ya soon at!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Christmas in July Sale at!


  • Christmas in July SALE!
  • Our friends at on YouTube!
  • FREE buySAFE Bonding at!

Christmas in July SALE!
...Now thru July 24th!

Place your "Christmas in July" orders of $65.00 or more at and instantly SAVE 10% and receive FREE SHIPPING*, too! Save on our most popular Christmas in July Gifts and SUPER Stocking Stuffers!

Apply Discount Coupon Code: FNFCIJS to SAVE 10% and receive FREE Shipping at Checkout!

* Discount and Free Shipping anywhere in the USA on ALL orders of $65.00 or more placed NOW through 7/24/07 only.

Place your orders SOON as this sale will end at 11:59:59 PM EST - Tuesday, July 24th (Christmas in July eve!)

Remember to apply Discount Coupon Code : FNFCIJS to your cart prior to checking out!

Our friends at on YouTube!
...Enter Contest for Blacksmith's Choice Tavern Puzzle Set!

Our good friend Seth Anderson of has challenged you to beat him in solving the Patience Puzzle! Think you can beat him? He's offering a Blacksmith's Choice Boxed Set to the fastest puzzle solver!

For details on how to enter (and to see how fast you need to be) check out Seth's video on YouTube HERE!

Need a Patience Puzzle in order to enter the competition? We'll give you a helping hand!

Save an additional 10% on Patience Puzzle!
(Now thru July 25th only!)
Apply Discount Coupon Code : FNFPP to your cart prior to checking out!

FREE buySAFE Bonding at!
...Super Safe Online Shopping Guaranteed!

Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack has recently acquired the buySAFE Certification. Not only do we now display the buySAFE Seal at, but starting immediately ALL transactions will be guaranteed with a bond at NO COST to you - our valued customer!

buySAFE offers a unique solution to one of the biggest challenges that online shoppers face - knowing who to trust.

buySAFE provides shoppers with a virtually risk-free experience every time they buy from a buySAFE Merchant!

A buySAFE Seal on a merchant's Website indicates that the merchant has:

  • passed the rigorous buySAFE Certification Process to ensure they are trustworthy and reliable;
  • agreed to allow buySAFE to continuously monitor their performance in every transaction; and
  • qualified to guarantee their transactions with a bond from buySAFE and its surety partners - Liberty Mutual, Travelers, and ACE USA.

...just another way we make shopping at Frik-n-Frak's Curio Shack super safe and easy!

We hope you'll stop by and see us soon at!

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