HUNGARIAN DODECAHEDRON. As Meffert's dodecahedron but with smaller edge pieces which gives a starlike pattern on each of the twelve faces. Made in Hungary.
"...there were at least half a dozen of people or groups of people who have - within a few weeks in 1981 - filed a patent application for the Magic Dodecahedron. The patent attorney Moll filed only a "Gebrauchsmuster" without giving any technical details. This did not have any consequences. My own patent application however (jointly with Helmut Corbeck, a student whom I had asked to make the final drawings for me) did have consequences. It was bought by ARXON (the German division of Ideal Toy). Together with Ideal Toy France and Ideal Toy Britain, ARXON organized the production of our dodecahedron in Hungary. Of course, Hungarian engineers still had to work out many details of the production and assembling. At nearly the same time, but a few weeks later and completely independently, Uwe Meffert got his impulse from Kersten Meier and Udo Krell which finally led to the production of the Megaminxes in Hong Kong." (Christoph Bandelow)