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This a small flat-rate box stuffed with an assortment of goodies from Zen Magnets, Neoballs, Micromagnets, and Speks! Compared to the first, Box #2 has new and updated prototype tools in greater quantities and a wider variety of packaging inclusions. The contents of the box will be worth more than the price purchased individually. Consider this the raffle you can't lose. Even masterminds need some randomness in their lives. You'll get:
- At least $60 worth of magnets: Neoballs, Micromagnets, Zen Magnets or Speks.
- Potentially Mid-batch and prototype coated magnets.
- Prototype tools, and unique samples seen by nobody else.
- Stickers, microfiber cloths, other random schwag.
We can assure you that inside each mystery box there are at least 650 magnets, and 6 other items. And unless you're the 1% that wins a brand new Zen Magnets Mandala Set, something will be wrapped in an out-of-print page of Nintendo Power. Just cuz. Here's a summary of the major odds:
- 52% - Prototype Flag Tool (V42). A near final design multi-use variable thickness magnet manipulation tool, with a poker/lever at one end. Feedback appreciated.
- 35% - New Conveyor Tool (T13+R15). A new two-part tool to assist in one handed construction from a single chain. This is an early prototype. More about this below. If you end up with this, we beg for your feedback.
- 25% - Imperfect Mandala Box without accessories. This is the only way to get a handmade Mandala Box without buying a Mandala Set.
- 50% - Last Generation Zen Bamboo Box. The ones with solid lids that don't deserve to experience the landfill.
- 13% - At least 1 set of Zen Magnets. Of 200 boxes, 24 contain one set of Zen Magnets. And 2/200 are brand new Mandala Sets, valued at $289.
- 10% - A fresh Neoballs Tesseract in a newly released Multimetal or Rainbow variant.
Beyond that... it's a mystery! We're going to try our best to surprise you.
This is a chance for you to get your magnet-craving hands on a grab bag of one-of-a-kind magnet spheres and make some really creative sculptures. Maybe you'll be getting a test batch of glowing Neoballs that glow really well, but have a weird dull color to them. You might even get some magnets that aren't spheres! The images above do not show all of the possibilities.
About 1/3 boxes of trying out an early prototype of the Conveyor Tool. It's a one handed magnet extrusion assistant that allows you to feed magnets from your fingertips. While it's satisfying to loop them forever like rosary beads, the tool is (hopefully) useful for the single chain construction methods needed for most advanced builds. These will work with Zen Magnets or Electroplated Neoballs, but may be too abrasive for Polymer Neoballs.
No two mystery boxes are identical; they're like snowflakes or fraternal twins. So why not buy 2? Or 3?
Mystery Box #2 - Released 7/18/2018
200 boxes produced. Minimum 650 magnets, at least 5 other items. Including but not limited to: Mid-batch and prototype coated magnets, prototype products, unique samples, and random shwag. Median value ~$90, Minimum value $60.
- 1% - New Zen Magnets Mandala Set
- 13% - At least 1 set of Zen Magnets
- 5% - Neoballs Rainbow Tesseract
- 5% - Neoballs Multimetal Tesseract
- 52% - Flag Tool V42
- 12.5% - Feeder Tool T13+R15
- 25% - Imperfect Mandala Box
Mystery Box #1 - Released 5/29/2018
101 boxes produced. Minimum 650 magnets, at least 7 other items. Including but not limited to: Mid-batch and prototype coated magnets, prototype products, unique samples, and random shwag. Median value ~$90, Minimum value $60.
- 1% - New Zen Magnets Mandala Set
- 10% - Zen Magnets in addition to Neoballs
- 39% - Flag Tool, V31-V42
- 99% - Imperfect Mandala Box
Knowing there would be plenty of magnets in the box meant it was sure to be a good value. This way I got lots of fun items (boxes, work surfaces, cleaning cloths) I would not normally have bought. Lots of cool stuff. May be interested in a mystery box #3...
I bought it for 60, and I got about 90 dollars worth of magnets. I loved every ingle one of them!
I opened it right away, could not wait to what was inside. 3-216 sets of magnets, Black, Burgundy, and the last set was assorted colors. Black, Burgundy, Silver, Gold, looks like glow in the dark green missing one magnet from that set. Cleaning cloths, 3d glasses, separating cards, and the I call it the magnet walker thing. Great items for the price. Ohh and the box itself is sturdy and well Made.
I got three sets of neoballs and a bunch of other random stuff. All of it useful or neat. This push would be with about $75 imo.
The magnets are superior and fun to make things out of. The people at Zen are the best too. I highly recommend Zen Magnets and the fun collections found in the Mystery Box!
The Zen mystery box 2 contained various colored neo balls, some with metal or wooden boxes, some without. It also contained some other items including the 3D glasses and of course the wooden Mandela box. All in all, it was a good assortment and a winner.
Honestly, mystery grab-bag type deals generally result in being mostly disappointed but accepting of the maybe 1 thing you got to make it worth the money. That was not the case with Zen!! The sets of magnets, unique items that normally only come with high end purchases, and all the extra little items just thrown in extra were fantastic - and the best part was knowing that the value of items individually added up to a much much higher price than the mystery box was sold for.
Not only do I recommend others buy these, I will absolutely purchase another the next time Zen runs the mystery boxes again!
I believe zen magnets to be the most beautiful magnets in the world. So when I found out that zen magnets made it though their proceedings I was over the moon. Because I was quite distort because of the absurdity of what was taking place.
I ordered 2 mystery boxes along with a multi coloured set of Neoballs. I was slightly confused when I received a shipment notification with an unusually large weight of 7lb stated. So when the package arrived and I opened it I almost fainted when I found that I had been sent a mandala set; more than I could have dreamed. It is truly a work of art in every detail and I couldn’t be more greaful. I also received a set of silver plated and nickel Neoballs in the second set with this awesome magnet sliding tool that has a satisfying click as the magnets slide though; very useful for counting quickly and just continuously running them though in a loop.
I would highly recommend anyone that respects magnets, mathematics and what I like to call sacred geometry to have a look at purchaseing themselves some zen magnets; they are stress relieving and mind expanding. You end up learning all sorts of strange things like fractal geometry and how to visualise vortex based mathematics.
I couldn’t be more greatful for my order; thank you so much everyone on the team there. Everyone please buy zen magnets, they are nothing to be afraid of, they just ask for respect. They are not a tool, they are an instrument for expressing the mind.