|Hungarian Supernova - Le Diamant|
This is the French version of the Hungarian Supernovas produced in the
1980's and distributed as "Le Diamant" in a plastic case. The
French version has a different colour scheme than the UK version
distributed in a plastic tube by Pentangle, and the Hungarian version, which was distributed in a cylindrical case with black base as shown in
Instead of the bright orange and tan colors of the UK/Hungarian versions, it has dark green and gray colors not found on the others.
The color scheme of the French version is: Gold opposite silver, dark green opposite green, gray opposite blue, light orange opposite red, black opposite brown, white opposite yellow. With the gold side facing you, the surrounding colors going clock-wise are: Dark green, gray, light orange, black, white.
For comparison, the color scheme of the Hungarian and UK versions is: Gold opposite silver, blue opposite green, brown opposite black, red opposite tan, light orange opposite bright orange, white opposite yellow. With the gold side facing you, the surrounding colors going clock-wise are: Blue, brown, red, light orange, white.
The stickers of the French
version also have a slightly different shape, as none of the corners are
More subtly the French version also has a warmer yellow and a brighter red than the Hungarian/UK version:
The ball-shaped core of these black Hungarian Supernovas are grey, and each corner and edge piece is comprised of two interlocking halves, as opposed to the earlier producted versions whith mould marks running across the pieces.
Here is a group picture of my supernovas:
Front row, left to right: White supernova, French version (?), new reproduction from 2009
Back row: Pentangle UK version in plastic tube, French version (Le Diamant) in plastic case.