Boring inventory post. Future acquisition possibilities.
So I've gotten quite re-energized about playing with my Geomags again. I made a recent post
of some of the polyhedra that I built, and after that post I bought some more Geomags and built a bit more. Then Saturday evening it was time to pull them all apart (so I could access the space the polyhedra were taking), and I figured it was a good time to take inventory so that if/when I (obsessively) buy more Geomags &/or more Geopanels I will be sure to buy the most appropriate sort. ( Boring Geomags & Geopanels InventoryCollapse )
I'm entranced by the pretty colors of the Glow Panels, but they're hard to get (I've ordered them from the UK on eBay). Plus for the sorts of polyhedra I favor, you really often need 12 pentagons, and the little 60-piece Glow Panels sets
(I bought two on eBay) give you only one fluorescent yellow pentagon per box. I really like the pink and light blue panels in those sets quite a lot. I'm also tempted by the colors of the new Pastelles sets with Panels
), but the Pastelles with Panels
seem also to be non-USA. But they have such lovely lavender rods. I'm also tempted by the Blaze sets
(also apparently non-USA) containing black and orange rods. I don't especially desire the orange rods, but having some black would be fabulous! It's also possible to order sets of panels individually, in the classic colors (non-glow) plus clear transparent panels.
It's pretty obvious that I need at least a few more green bars.
Hmmm. Decisions. I've gotten into the whole quantity
thing because I really like making multiple models *simultaneously* with interesting variations, with colors chosen carefully to highlight the symmetries and variations appropriately. And I enjoy having an extensive collection I can bring to a party for fun group play! OK, I still haven't done the party idea, but I will!
I really wish the Geomag people would make some hexagonal panels! Making hexagons from three diamond panels just isn't nearly as stable as I'd like. And hexagons come up a lot in my constructions. Oh well.UPDATE 1:
Wow, a Magnetic World
person commented here about cool new Geomag Premium sets, and more USA availability. UPDATE 2:
I added a list of Grand Totals to my inventory above. Phew!UPDATE 3:
Discovering that the individual sets of single shape/color panels were being discontinued, I placed an order for a bunch of them, to fill out my collection of panels in "classic colors", plus extra clears. ( panel order hereCollapse )
I expect to order more Glow Panel sets later (when they become available in Feb. at Magnetic World
), and maybe
some fine new Geomag Premiums. And a set of green bars to make the green bars at least a little useful. Current Mood: enthralled