APRIL 2007 HIGHLIGHTS



Here are the highlights of the dice added in APRIL 2007

EVENTS OF PARTICULAR NOTE

 It has been a VERY busy month ... Where should I begin?

On April 5 at 01:05 UDT (April 4 19:05 MDT) I entered the 20000th Die into the dice database

     I devoted THIS page to the milestone

     Many thanks to Dice & Games in the UK for providing the blank and to Chessex for doing the laser engraving


Part of the collection is now featured in the Big Humboldt Encyclopdia of Dice Games

    Inspired by the addition of this document to the website ...
    I have reformatted all of the "Articles and Books  Featuring the Collection" as well as the "Articles about Dice"   
    pages so that each document page has its own separate page with forward and backward links (vs the old
    single huge combined shot of the document)


A large number of spectacular stone dice from a new vendor... OCONEE MINERALS were added this month and
     as a result I reformatted the
STONE dice theme and categorized the dice by type of stone ... Oconee also
     provided some very nifty fiber optic dice (
GLASS)


I split the old Plant & Animal theme into two separate themes this month ... PLANT and ANIMAL

  The
ANIMAL
theme is broken down into subthemes:

                ANIMALS (MUNDANE)
                CARTOON CHARACTER ANIMALS
                DRAGONS
                SPIDERS
                UNICORNS AND OTHER FANTASY CREATURES
                ZODIAC
                ZODIAC (CHINESE)


In addtion to OCONEE MINERALS two other brand themes were added this month :

   
WADDINGTONS ( an old UK game company now owned by HASBRO )
   STARBUCKS  ( you guessed it ... everyones favorite AM libation )


Earlier this month I was wondering ... What is the distribution ... per year ... of the top producers of dice

    Now I know ... Statistics by year by brand


DICE OF PARTICULAR NOTE

This is the inventory shot of the 20000th die




This is an FM radio die
This is a vibrating massage die


This is only the second set of 5 dice slot machine dice I have found to date


 This is the second set of Starbucks dice I have found to date





 I designed these for those who play Werewolf



Most of the  OCONEE MINERALS dice are noteworthy
I will note my favorites here

 Carnelian Agate
Dalmation Agate
Leopard Agate
Agate from Rome Georgia (USA)
This is but one example of several Fiber Optic Dice
Red Jasper


Lapis Lazuli
Synthetic Malachite
Snowflake Obsidian
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Ruby / Zoisite
Unknown



THEME Changes (Updated/Added) as a result of adding new dice

  BRANDS

HASBRO
 OCONEE MINERALS
 STARBUCKS
WADDINGTONS

general themes

ADULT
* FORMAT * ANIMAL * FORMAT *
ALCOHOL
FOOD
LETTER
MONOPOLY
MOVIE AND TELEVISION
* FORMAT * PLANT * FORMAT *
SLOT MACHINE
SPORTS
YAHTZEE

MATERIALS

CLOTH
GLASS
* FORMAT * STONE * FORMAT *
WOOD

INFORMATION ABOUT DICE CHANGES

Milestones in the collection
Collection Statistics
Print media featuring my collection

Statistics by year by brand


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