The "NEW" 4 x 10g GoldCube Packaging
"The cubes are packaged in packages of 1, 2, 3, and 4, and we’ve simply had a boom in popularity of the 4-pack. So there are lots of cubes, just not the 4-packs!"
As before, this was shipped with an empty plastic cube sized to hold 3x3x3 GoldCubes as shown below (filled).
With prior GoldCube packs, removal of the cubes was easy. Just snip the plastic around the outer boarders and the entire package opened easily. (How else is one to fill the empty plastic cube?)
Enter the NEW GoldCube Packaging
Not content with the old method of sealing, the new packaging is sealed BOTH around the outer boarders AND right around the edges of the cubes themselves. The only way to extract the cubes is to first cut away all of the outer plastic right up to the cubes themselves, then by using a thin knife or razor blade to literally cut the cubes apart through the center of the plastic - being careful not to scratch the cubes.
I guess that this is an anti-counterfeiting tactic, because it would be impossible to replace the real gold cubes with fake cubes without completely destroying the packaging. Still be forewarned … it is a royal pain in the 4$$ to get the little buggers out.