Rubik's latest puzzle not a cube

February 25, 2009 3:20:11 PM PST
One of the most popular toys from the 1980s is undergoing a revolution. The makers of the popular puzzle Rubik's Cube have designed a new toy they call the Rubik's 360. It debuted earlier this month at a German toy fair.

The 360 still fits in the palm of your hand, still has six primary colors, but instead of shifting rows of squares, the Rubik's 360 requires you to rotate six tiny colored balls around a transparent sphere, tipping them into matching receptacles.

The trick is you have to coax all the balls into place without moving the ones you've already secured.

The Rubik's 360 should be on toy shelves by August.