got this "jigsaw" type puzzle at a record fair a few
years ago, and it must be pretty rare because I've never seen
another anywhere else.
It's a 15x15cm replica
of the '9' album sleeve that consists of twenty five separate
magnetic squares, each with nine PiL logos, that are housed in
a sturdy black plastic frame.
Obviously, the object
of the game is to mix the pieces up and then put them back together,
sounds easy enough doesn't it? Well, it's fucking not! All the
pieces look so similar that it's a total nightmare! I only ever
tried to do it once and even then I ended up cheating! I got out
the '9' album and copied it (one green logo here , two red there,
The puzzles were only
made up to send to journos etc, so I wouldn't imagine that many
were made. I got mine for 10, and that also included the '9' album
and a Virgin press release, so that was a bit of a bargain because
I'd reckon it would be worth at least between £10-20 on
its own. It's a great novelty item that's well worth looking for,
but a real pain in the arse to do!