It’s science. Not science fiction.
So if I buy these, I get to meet Tom Cruise, right?
Um no, no you don’t. Where did you even get that i … oh dear. I see what’s happened here. You’re obviously confusing R. Buckminster Fuller with L. Ron Hubbard. It’s an easy mistake, but let me explain the difference.
R. Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor and futurist (so it says on Wikipedia), and namesake of the Buckyballs 216-Piece Magnetic Building Sphere Set. He was a pretty neat guy who did a lot of rad things for science.
L. Ron Hubbard, on the other hand, was a total wackadoo (minor distinction, I know) who wrote science fiction novels and developed a self-help system that a lot of eccentric celebrity-types adopted as a religion.
Rumor has it they pay big bucks to be part of a top secret society with a level system that no one quite understands. But for just $34.99 (plus shipping), you can get some Buckyballs that are actually pretty simple to understand. They’re tiny spherical magnets. Really strong ones. And you can make cool shapes out of them. Do it. It’s fun.
So far the only similarity I can see between Scientology and Buckyballs is that neither is condoned by the Food and Drug Administration. E-meters have long since been declared illegal medical devices. And you should never EVER eat Buckyballs. They’ll wreak havoc on your intestinal tract. True story. So don’t do it.
Warranty: 90 Day Woot Limited Warranty
Recommended Ages: 14 Years +
Product Warning: KEEP AWAY FROM ALL CHILDREN! Do not put in nose or mouth. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled. Buckyballs should be kept away from electrical or magnetic devices, including but not limited to credit cards, hard drives, or pacemakers. If a Buckyball should become damaged or cracked, discontinue use immediately.
- Tired of those boring desk toys that only do one thing?
- A whole new breed of adult toys with limitless possibilities is here
- Buckyballs can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in unlimited ways
- Buckyballs are all about fun and require little more than kneading them in your hands
- Make sculptures, puzzles, patterns, shapes, stick stuff to the fridge, or even invent a new game
- Each set contains 216 powerful Rare Earth Magnets (432 magnets total)
- Each Buckyball has two poles – one side repels, the other attracts
- Each Buckyball is approximately 0.5 cm in diameter
- Includes a BuckyBasics Quick Start Sheet to help you get started making basic shapes
- Featured in Rolling Stone, People, Maxim, Esquire Magazine… people just can’t stop talking about Buckyballs
- See Buckyballs in action!
In the box:
- (1) Maxfield & Oberton 216-Piece Buckyballs Set – Nickel Edition
- (1) Maxfield & Oberton 216-Piece Buckyballs Set – Orange Edition
- (2) Exclusive Geodesic Dome Display Cases
- (2) BuckyBasics Quick Start Sheets
Recall Notice: In May 2010, Maxfield & Oberton voluntarily recalled Buckyballs High Powered Magnets earlier this year because their packaging was labeled “Ages 13+” and this did not meet the mandatory toy standard F963-08. The firm received only two reports of ingestion and there are no known resulting injuries. For more information: Click Here.