We are a start-up stock company bringing to market a spatial toy that we believe has the potential to exceed the huge success enjoyed by the Rubik Cube. Through the world of the internet, this puzzle suitable for all ages can have a world-wide appeal.
Edward Zalta, MD
Brain stimulation, especially utilizing spatial logic reasoning, is believed to not only yield greater achievement in understanding mathematical concepts in children, but also provides them greater comprehension in other mathematical disciplines.
So too, stimulating the adult brain via spatial logic reasoning is believed to delay the memory loss in individuals with early Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Spatial logical toys are well known. The 25 identically shaped toy elements comprising Dictacube, are scored so that each piece appears as 5 small cubes. They are multi-colored for levels 1-6. Level 7 contains numbers, figures, or symbols which can be assembled into predetermined logical order of sequence to produce any of the results displayed (on this site or on the package) when assembly is accomplished.
Three hundred and fifty million pieces of Rubik's Cube have been sold officially worldwide, and it is impossible to guesstimate the number of counterfeit copies. One can claim without exaggeration that Rubik's Cube has become the most well-known, iconic piece of toy history. According to surveys, one in every seven human inhabitants of the Earth has played with it. Almost everyone (i.e. nearly ninety percent of the world's population) has heard of it. It is estimated that Rubik's Cube sales have exceeded $3B since its introduction into the US in 1980. These numbers do not include the sales via the Internet through the APP. Dictacube is far more challenging than the Rubik cube according to its developers and with its varied levels and wider appeal will foster multiple sales of its varied versions to the same individual.
The toy appeals to all age groups. The young as early as two years of age can develop regular and irregular shapes, while the challenged adults can move up through levels 3-5, each with increasing degree of difficulty.
Relevant market size
The Rubik Cube appealed to those old enough to use spatial logic. Dictacube is far more versatile, appealing to all age groups, from the very young to the senior members of society, of all languages.
Dictacube is a startup company establishing itself to offer both an electronic and physical versions of a spatial logic toy suitable for all age groups. There are seven levels of difficulty, ranging from level one which can be solved by the very young, to level 7 in which all 25 multi-colored identical pieces of the puzzle can be arranged and in only one sequential manner so that when assembled each of the six faces of the cube is a solid color. Both level 6 and level 7 are much more difficult to solve than the Rubik cube.
A spatial logical toy is formed from a total of 25 toy elements and when assembled the puzzle is in the form of a regular or an irregular solid. Several configuration possibilities are formed so the toy is well suited for stimulating logical thinking.
The initial version will be an App allowing the user to assemble various configurations over the internet. The user will attempt to produce one of the displayed solutions, Levels 1-5, by selecting an individual piece and placing it so that a single tier, two-tiered, three-tiered, four-tiered, or five-tiered cube can be assembled. Level 5 requires an average of 30 attempts to obtain the desired solution. Level 6 will be a 5-tiered cube composed of 25 individual, multi-colored, identically shaped pieces. When assembled in the correct sequential order, the result will have a solid but different color on each face. Level 7 will also be a 5-tiered cube with a portion of an image (animals initially) and when assembled in the correct sequential order, the face of a different animal will display on each of its six faces. There is but only one sequential order of assembly that will yield the desired result in either level 6 or the sets in level 7. Because each of the 25 pieces in level 7 contains confusing markings for each set (animals, historical figures, cities, etc.), level 7 will be the most difficult to solve.
For purchase in toy outlet stores or over the internet, the puzzle pieces will be manufactured by injection molding of light-weight biodegradable material.
HOW TO INVEST
- First, review the business plan and the Graphics View of Products, Note that most of the development is complete (including the physical prototype models). The majority of the investment funds will be used to market the puzzle via the Internet by increasing the awareness through social and print media ads.
- Print the following form. Please complete, sign, and follow the instructions.
Dictacube will initially be marketed over the internet as an App. It will consist of seven versions: one displaying the 25 individual elements (for use in levels 1-5); a multi-colored set of 25 individual pieces challenging the most adept at assembling the pieces into a cube with each side being of a different solid color (level 6), and multiple sets with each set having outlines of animals, cities, historical characters, art masterpieces, etc. displayed on each side of the assembled cube (level 7) each with a patented unique assembly sequence. Financial rewards for the first to correctly assembly each version.
Once Dictacube is operational as an App, the physical versions will be distributed via marketing agreements with major toy manufacturers/distributors such Mattel and Hasbro.
Mimicking the success of Rubik's cube but perhaps surpassing its record, the potential revenue is greater given its wider appeal and multi-version offerings. It is difficult to quantify but interesting to ponder the sales of a puzzle more sophisticated and more challenging than the Rubik cube that like its predecessor, has world appeal.
Sources of revenue would be generated from the following:
- App sales of digitized versions via social media at $1.99/app.
- Sales via the internet of solutions to the more difficult configurations through internet delivered non-duplicating graphics of Level 5, level 6, and all variations of level 7
- Sales of packaged plasticized sets for all levels through marketing arrangements
- Sales of country relevant sets of level 7 displaying images unique to countries
If we attain just 1% of the revenue attained by Rubik's cube, the stock par value for the early investor will be increased by a factor of 30.
Introducing Dictacube - An addicting spatial logic puzzle for all age groups.
Brain stimulation, especially that employed by the use of spatial logic reasoning, is believed to not only yield greater achievement in children's understanding of mathematics, but also provides greater comprehension of abstract thinking in other mathematical disciplines. So too, stimulating the adult brain via spatial logic reasoning is believed to delay the memory loss in individuals with early Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Dictacube consists of 25 identically shaped, multicolored pieces that can be arranged into many challenging forms. Youngsters are mesmerized by arranging the identical pieces into varying configurations. A challenge for the very young mind is to arrange the pieces to form the single tier (Level 1), the 2-tiered (Level 2), or any other configuration imagined by the emerging spatial logic thinking of the young.
A greater challenge is to arrange the pieces to form a three or four-tiered configuration. There are a number of ways to arrange the pieces that will result in configurations as displayed. This configuration will be a tease for the uninitiated puzzle solver but a simpler challenge for the puzzle expert.
For adults, the challenge is the formation of an equal sided 5-tiered cube. Our test subjects, all experienced puzzle solvers, took an average of 25 minutes to solve the puzzle. Several failed after days of trying and required the use of a graphics step-wise assembly instruction sheet to solve the puzzle. All found the Dictacube to be far more challenging than the Rubik Cube.
More challenging than Level 5, Level 6 is a 5-tiered cube formed from the multi-colored pieces which when assembled in a unique sequential manner results in a 5-tiered cube with each of its sides having a different solid color. With each piece having all 6 colors, this configuration is unusually difficult to solve and can be accomplished through only one specific sequential process.
The ultimate challenge is Level 7, a cube that like Level 6, which when assembled will display the lined drawings of a different animal on each of its 6 sides. Each of the 25 pieces have random line markings making it the most difficult to identify the one sequential step required to achieve the desired solution.
The puzzle will be offered both physically as well as via the Internet where one will individually select a piece and move it into the desired position to achieve the desired results in each of the Levels 1-5. Dictacube sets made of light plastic with pieces formed via injection molding will also be sold by retail stores in three separate sets to assemble Levels 1-5, Level 6, and Level 7.
There will be many related graphics in sets displayed - cities, historical figures, cars, art masterpieces, etc. Each set with a patented, unique, sequential assembling process.
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