The scene was a child's fantasy come true ...
SV Rubik Cube.
SV Magic Globe puzzle.
SV Several puzzle toys, including Globe and Cube.
CU T-shirt with "I solved The Cube" PULL OUT TO T-shirt wearer with other people.
SCU Picture Globe puzzle PULL OUT TO people attempting puzzle.
SV People attempting Letter Cube and Rubik Cube.
SCU Woman playing with puzzle toy.
SV Two women attempting puzzles.
SCU Person attempting to solve puzzle.
SCU People working at puzzle toys. (2 SHOTS)
SV & PAN Man toying with puzzle as magazine billboard for "Stern" publication shows photograph of Chancellor Schmidt playing with Cube.
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Background: The scene was a child's fantasy come true ... toys, puzzles and games everywhere. The only drawback was that children were not allowed into this world of toys -- it was reserved for promoters and sales people who had taken their newest products along to the Children's Toy Fair at Nurnberg in west Germany, to capture new markets rather than young hearts. Among the most popular exhibits were the Rubik or "magic" cubes, globes and puzzles. These puzzles kept visitors and exhibitors at the toy fair fascinated and for most people, the solution to the "magic" puzzles proved elusive. such has been the popularity of the Rubik Cube, that even West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has been photographed for the cover of "Stern" magazine, puzzling over it. The rubik cube was devised by a Hungarian architect, Erno Rubik, and in little more than a year his invention has made him a millionaire. More than 25 million of the multi-coloured cubes have been sold throughout the world and Mr. Rubik has presided over an international competition to see who could turn the cube back to its original configuration in the fastest time.