Tuesday, January 3, 2012

On the Ninth day of Christmas

My true love gave to me
Nine Tiles Sliding 

Eight Twisted Tangles
Seven wooden puzzles 

Six Stars-a-shining
Five Puzzle Rings
Four Revo Mazes
Three Diamond Puzzles
Two Crystal Dolphins
And a Santa on a tree. 

The slide tiles on this tree are all keychains.  On here you can see a lovely set of five puzzles from Hong Kong Disneyland that were all purchased for me by my bug with her own money. (can you say proud mama?)  These include Mickey, Donald, Minnie, Pooh, and Stitch.  The small greenish Donald Duck is from Tokyo Disneyland while the greenish Mickey Mouse is from  Euro Disney.

The puzzle at the base of the tree was purchased with a large lot of puzzles from our favorite auction site, and depicts L'il Abner.  It was made by picto puzzles and is highly distorted and warped. The puzzle was completely unsolvable when I received it.

The last puzzle was a giveaway from Japan.  It is one of a set of 5 different puzzle types given out by Suntory on their product Dakara.  This is essentially a sports drink, or a vitamin water (you choose)  Good for hangovers and sold on occasion at both Sogo and City Super.

Ok, so you think it odd that I give links to a department store and a supermarket that the majority of readers will never go to right?  Well there is a reason for my madness!  These two places also sell puzzles!  Not just the kind that are attached to bottled drinks either.  They sell puzzles that real people solve.  Puzzlers and non-puzzlers alike.  The majority of my foxmind puzzles came from Sogo, while many of the Hanayama Disney Crystal puzzles came from City Super's log-on.  You just never know where a puzzle will show up.

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