Star Wars

Hasbro Introduces HASLAB To Produce Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge

HASBRO is constantly working to create innovative and exciting new products that cater to the unique needs of consumers and fans. In 2018, we take that pledge one step further with the launch of HASLAB!

Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite JABBA’S SAIL BARGE! Measuring approximately 4 feet long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with  exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, one Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe.

HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders. It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,”  a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more. 

Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media. 

Toy Fair 2018 – Hasbro Star Wars

At Hasbro’s Toy Fair brand panel today several new Star Wars items were revealed. Below are notes from the panel and a gallery of items from the showroom floor. Of course, the show was stolen by the 4ft long Sail Barge which is available via Hasbro’s new crowdsourcing effort – Haslab.  Jabba’s Sail Barge is priced at $499.99 and needs 5000 backers to go forward with production.

The Last Jedi Home Video Box Set: Rey (Jedi Training) Rose, First Order Walker Driver, Gunner
Force Master Lightsaber – color change +voice of the saber owner
Black Series Force FX – Riot Baton (“Traitor”)
Nerf Rival First Order Blaster
Black Series Vice Admiral Holdo
Porg 2-packs coming in April

Solo Movie Product

Kessel Run Millenium Falcon w. Han Solo
Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Range Trooper, Stormtrooper (Mimban)
New Force Link 2.0 – new design,updated content and social play
Han Solo Glow Strike nerf blaster
Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie

Black Series
Han Solo, Qi’Ra, Lando Calrissian, Tobias Beckett, Range Trooper, Walmart exclusive Mimban Stormtrooper
Princess Leia Hoth
R2-X2, R2-d2 (dirty wash), R5-D8 – Amazon Exclusive
CommaderWolfee – Disney Store, Barne & Noble, Game Stop
Toys R Us exclusive Zuckuss
Gamorrean Guard will be a Target exclusive

Kylo Ren Centerpiece scene – freezing the laser blast from Jakku

3 3/4″ Vintage Collection
Rey (Jakku), Kylo Ren, First Order STromtrooper,

Wave 2
Death Trooper, Assualt Tank Driver, Han Solo (Solo movie)
Wave 3 – Dr. Aphra, Cassian Andor, Luke Skywalker (TLJ), Range Trooper
Imperial Assault Tank – hits shelves August 2018
Walmart exclusive – Rey (Island Journey), Stormtrooper (Mimban)

Spring 2019 Preview
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HasLab
3 3/4″ Sailbarge – 4 ft long with 3 levels, cloth sails
Exclusive Jabba figure
Vintage collection packaging
exclusive 64 page book
Insider updates direct from the team
$499.99 needs 5000 backers and funding will close April 3rd

 

Hasbro Previews Co-Pilot Chewbacca, New Blade Builders and Nerf Solo Blaster

With Toy Fair just days away, Hasbro shared more details of upcoming products for 2018. Later this year you’ll be able to pick up your best buddy Chewbacca, build an even bigger and better (and purpler lightsaber) and be a Nerf (dart) herder with a Han’s blaster. Check out full descriptions of all the new items below and check them out in the gallery.

Stay tuned for a ton of Toy Fair coverage this weekend!

STAR WARS ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $129.99/Available: Fall 2018)
Kids can imagine taking on the galaxy with their very own Wookiee sidekick! The STAR WARS ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE stands 16 inches tall and features more than 100 sound and motion combinations. With signature Wookiee-talk back interaction, the ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE responds to external movements and sounds. Make a noise and the ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE will roar back! Fans can enjoy everything from naptime to pretending to fly with their Wookiee sidekick. The ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE features poseable legs and can respond with a variety of facial expressions for fun surprises. Includes iconic bandolier and satchel. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS FORCE MASTER LIGHTSABER
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Choose to learn the ways of the light side or dark side with the FORCE MASTER LIGHTSABER! Fans can switch between four Jedi and Sith masters to activate red, blue, green, or purple
blades. Listen as DARTH VADER, OBI-WAN KENOBI, YODA, and MACE WINDU guide young Padawans as they battle. Features iconic light and sound effects, including 24 phrases. Compatible with BLADEBUILDERS LIGHTSABER components, each sold separately. Includes lightsaber and connector. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY NERF GLOWSTRIKE HAN SOLO Blaster
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Every smuggler needs a NERF GLOWSTRIKE HAN SOLO Blaster! Features a 4-dart internal clip with light and sound effects inspired by the movie to fire darts up to 70 feet away. Keep the fun
going from day to dusk with GLOWSTRIKE technology light effects and glow-in- the-dark darts. Includes 4 Elite GLOWSTRIKE darts. Requires 1 AA battery, included. Available at most major
retailers.

January’s New Announcments from Kotobukiya: Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Resident Evil

Kotobukiya today sent over a batch of pictures of new products that are coming later this year.  Keep scrolling for full details and images of the Ikeman Red Hood statue, the Black Panther movie ArtFX statue, Defenders Luke Cage ArtFX satue, the Resident Evil Chris Redfield ArtFX, and the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Praetorian Guard ArtFX+ statues.

DC COMICS RED HOOD IKEMEN STATUE WITH BONUS PART
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Kotobukiya is branching out into an all new statue concept with IKEMEN. Similar to the popular Bishoujo series, this fantastic expansion is a lineup of popular characters re-designed by the famous Japanese illustrator Ricken in the Japanese Ikemen (“handsome men”) style.
Following up after the debut Nightwing is a true bad boy in the Batman Family, RED HOOD! After Dick Grayson left Bruce Wayne’s side to branch out on his own, Batman needed a new sidekick and found the young hoodlum Jason Todd to be his replacement. Todd excelled as Robin but had a violent edge, and the boy unfortunately met his end at the hands of the Joker. Even death can’t keep a good character down, and Jason returned to life and became the anti-hero known as Red Hood, who takes his place as the second Ikemen style hunk with a special first edition with bonus part!
Jason Todd has always been a rebel, and here he stands in a defiant pose just begging you to look at him. As Red Hood he wears a super cool (and intricately sculpted) costume with black boots, reinforced black trousers, an armored black shirt decorated with a red bat logo, and a brown leather jacket with red accents and silver zippers. Of course, he wouldn’t be in the Ikemen style unless his pose and outfit highlighted Jason’s slim but muscular physique, and as Red Hood stands with one leg extended and one hand behind his head he shows off his toned body. The dark hero comes with interchangeable heads so you can customize your display: a full Red Hood helmet, a bare head revealing an aloof expression on his face and his black hair with a white streak, and exclusive to this first edition a bonus head wearing a sleek red domino mask! Sculpted by the talented Naoya Muto, Red Hood stands in 1/7 scale. Add this handsome hero to your collection and be on the lookout for more upcoming Ikemen Statues from Kotobukiya like Red Robin!
srp $89.99
Available in JULY

MARVEL THE DEFENDERS SERIES LUKE CAGE ARTFX+ STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Kotobukiya’s Marvel Comics ARTFX+ Statues have brought you Avengers, X-Men, and most recently Spider-Man and characters from his world, but now we turn our attention to the street-level heroes of the Defenders. Next up in the quartet is the man with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, LUKE CAGE! Born Carl Lucas, the hero first appeared in 1972 and was a prisoner convicted for a crime he did not commit. An experiment gave him his superpowers, and he set off on a literal career of heroism as a “Hero for Hire.” Luke Cage has had his big moments, even joining the Avengers and getting his own series on Netflix, and now he powers into the ARTFX+ Statue lineup in a tremendous way based on concept art by Dale Keown!

Criminals better watch out, because Luke Cage is on the case! The hero for hire stands ready to dish out justice as only he can, standing in a slight crouch with his legs spread for balance. Luke leans forward slightly and menacingly, with his arms hanging down and ready for action. The Defender is massively muscled and his superhuman physique shows through his casual white t-shirt and blue jeans which he wears with black boots and a belt with a gold “C” logo buckle. Luke also wears big golden bracelets and carries two lengths of chains that evoke the image of his costume from his days as Power Man! His clenched teeth and scowl are enough to intimidate any criminal, and he looks like he just stepped right out of a comic book. Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), the master behind all of the Marvel ARTFX+ releases, Luke Cage stands 7 ½ inches tall (1/10 th scale) with magnets in his feet providing perfect stability on the included display base. Add this warrior for justice to your display and pair him with other Defenders ARTFX+ Statues Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist!

MARVEL BLACK PANTHER MOVIE BLACK PANTHER ARTFX STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Kotobukiya’s next elite ARTFX Statue returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and celebrates the breakout hero of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and the star of his own upcoming blockbuster, BLACK PANTHER! A prince of the mysterious nation Wakanda, T’Challa was thrust into the spotlight when a terrorist attack killed his father and elevated him to the throne. Now he holds the dual responsibility of ruling his people as king and protecting the world as the costumed Black Panther, and it’s that hero who claws his way to you now in a glorious 1/6 scale statue representing 2018’s Black Panther film!

A hero unlike any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther stalks his prey across ancient Wakandan ruins and will never let his target escape. T’Challa is frozen in place as he steps lightly over the rubble, using his feline grace to move silently and quickly. Enhanced with cutting edge vibranium technology, Black Panther’s incredibly detailed black body suit combines a subtle texture with reinforced sections and decorative silver elements, not to mention wicked claws that can slice through nearly anything. The suit highlights the hero’s muscular physique and his tensed pose as he prepares for action. It also extends over Black Panther’s head with its menacing feline face plate and subtle “ear” protrusions to complete the overall look. Black Panther stands over 12 ½ inches tall (1/6th scale) atop his Wakandan jungle ruins base. Get your hands on this technologically advanced hero and star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
srp $139.99
Available in JUNE

RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA CHRIS REDFIELD ARTFX STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  The Resident Evil franchise has been scaring fans around the world for over 20 years, first with a long series of video games and then with other spinoff media. Kotobukiya is proud to partner with Capcom and present all new ARTFX Statues from the recently released 3D animated film Resident Evil: Vendetta, and after Leon S. Kennedy comes the other main protagonist CHRIS REDFIELD! Originally a Special Tactics and Rescue Service (STARS) officer of the Raccoon City police when he made his debut in the original Resident Evil game, Chris went on to become a Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) agent and in Vendetta joined fellow survivors Leon Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers in trying to take down the criminal “death merchant” Glenn Arias in New York City. Now you can take home this tough guy hero in a dynamic new 1/6 scale ARTFX Statue presentation!

Capturing the BSAA Silver Dagger captain as he appears in the opening sequence of the film, Chris stalks the battlefield peering down the scope of his M4A1 Assault Carbine, ready to take the killing shot. He is heavily armored, unlike his partner Leon, wearing heavy-duty B.O.W. combat gear consisting of armor plates, holsters, and a tactical belt over drab fatigues. Chris is covered in extra ammo and equipment like a pistol, knife, walkie talkie, and more, and on his arm is the Silver Dagger counterterrorism unit emblem patch. His pose is all business, with feet spread wide for balance as he fires his weapon two-handed. Captain Redfield stares down his target with an extremely focused expression on his face, his short-shorn hair never getting in the way of taking his shot. Sculpted by M.I.C., Chris Redfield stands nearly 11 ½ inches tall (1/6 scale) atop a specially designed Resident Evil display base resembling the villa floor from a key rescue mission, and around his feet are empty magazines, cartridges, and blood spray. Display Chris by himself or alongside his Vendetta ally Leon S. Kennedy!
srp $169.99
Available in JULY

STAR WARS ELITE PRAETORIAN GUARD 2-PACK ARTFX+ STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ARTFX release in a great smaller scale perfect for collecting! The series has already brought you amazing heroes, villains, and troopers from the classic trilogy and beyond, and now you can collect characters from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Following up after the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner is a troop builder pack of Supreme Leader Snoke’s bodyguards in the ELITE PRAETORIAN GUARD 2-PACK! In the tradition of previous robed guardians like the Senate Guard and Emperor Palpatine’s Royal Guards, the Praetorians are highly skilled fighters trained to a superhuman level. These red armored guards focus specifically on melee combat, and they utilize various weapons which they brought to bear against Kylo Ren and Rey in the latest film. The ARTFX+ Praetorian Guards are clad in their ornate bright red armor and robes and come with a dazzling array of interchangeable parts for you to customize their look and your display. The two figures come with three types of helmeted heads, two styles of arms, and no fewer than six types of melee weapons (including different weapon configurations)!

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to- assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be put together easily in seconds without glue or modeling skill. The Elite Praetorian Guards stand over 7 inches tall (1/10 th scale), and magnets in their feet provide perfect stability on the included metal display bases. Collect multiple sets to form your entire eight-man Guard force, and display them alongside other great The Last Jedi ARTFX+ Statues from Kotobukiya!
srp $139.99
Available in JULY

Entertainment Earth Offering 3 3/4″ Star Wars: The Last Jedi Exclusives

Entertainment Earth today listed some brand new Hasbro Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3 3/4″ figures which will be exclusive to the online retailer (and AwesomeToyBlog sponsor). The exclusive toys include 2 individually carded figures (the Resistance pilot C’ai Trenalli and a Flame Trooper) and a two pack of First Order Disguise Finn vs. Captain Phasma. Snag the links below and check out pics of these exclusive figures.

Figure Spotlight – Mighty Muggs Darth Vader

Back in 2007, Hasbro introduced the world to Mighty Muggs. Inspired by the “vinyl toy” movement, these figures shared the same body and varied the paint to make characters from Star Wars, Marvel, GI Joe, Indiana Jones and beyond. Following a few years of retail success, Mighty Muggs disappeared from store shelves.

At this past NYCC, Hasbro announced the return of Mighty Muggs! While retaining the same general aesthic as the originals, these Muggs were a little smaller and featured a cool new multi-expression head rotating feature. Hasbro was kind enough to send over the new Darth Vader Mighty Mugg (part of the first Star Wars wave available now), so let’s take a look.

Starting off with the Mighty Mugg in package, I have to say that I think the new ‘dome’ packaging is fantastic. It showcases the figures from several angles and with the ‘try me’ hole in the top of the dome, you can give the face rotating action feature a go without removing the figure from the package. This new packaging really addresses the needs of collectors who won’t open them, as you can really experience the whole figure without having to pop the dome off.  It also looks great at retail and showcases the new action feature. A win on all counts on the packaging side. 

 That said, I’m not an ‘in box’ type collector – so my intention was the free Vader from his plastic prison. To open up these new Mighty Muggs you remove the tape securing the dome and unscrew the knobs holding the feet to the base and presto – one loose Darth Vader Mighty Mugg.

In the new format the Darth Vader Mighty Mugg stands right around 4″ tall – quite a bit smaller than the original Mighty Muggs, but also quite a bit bigger than Micro Muggs. The limbs and body are pretty similar in shape to the original format and you can still move the arms. The head is where the new Mighty Muggs most differ from the original. With a push on Darth’s helmet his expression rotates between a nuetral expression, an angry/frowning expression and what I think is a smiling one – these are some subtle differences – the unmasked characters show a much wider range of expression. The mechanism itself works great, the transition between expression is smooth and the mechanism feels solid. This was a great way to bring something new to the table with Mighty Muggs. 

11 years after their first intoduction, Hasbro is bringing Mighty Muggs with a brand new twist. Priced at $10 each these new Muggs are close the original, but the new action feature with the quick change expression brings something new to the format. The first Star Wars (Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Kylo Ren and Pricess Leia) and Marvel (Black Widow, Captain America, Groot, Hulk and Spidey) waves are on shelves now and Hasbro has just announced the second waves which should be hitting stores in a few weeks. If you spot these in store, be sure to try them out and maybe add one to your collection

Finally, thanks to Hasbro for providing this sample for review.

Hasbro Announces 2nd Wave of Star Wars and Marvel Mighty Muggs

Over the New Year’s holiday, Hasbro officially revealed the second wave of Star Wars and Marvel Mighty Muggs. With the first wave hitting stores now, this second wave will be right on it’s heels as many online retailers have opened pre-orders already.

The characters included in the Star Wars wave are Finn, Poe Dameron and Yoda and the Marvel wave includes Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Rocket Raccoon.  All of these new Mighty Muggs include the push-and-turn mechansims that lets you cycle through three unique facial expressions on the figure. You’ll find these in stores soon and they have an SRP of $9.99.

See all the new Muggs in the gallery below.

Gentle Giant’s Bib Fortuna Mini Bust Available This Week Only From Gentle Giant Direct

Our pals at Gentle Giant sent out a quick note that their Bib Fortuna mini bust has cleared customs and will be available for order this week. This bust is web direct only, meaning he is only available through the www.gentlegiantltd.com website. This mini bust is limited to just 750  pieces.
 
Pre-orders have already opened for Platinum and Gold Premier Guild members. The remaining dates for orders are listed below. 
 
The order dates/time for the Bib Fortuna mini bust will be as follows:
  • Tuesday 12/12 10:00am pst – Platinum Member orders begin.
  • Wednesday 12/13 10:00am pst – Gold Members orders begin (Platinum Members can also order)
  • Thursday 12/14 10:00 am pst – Silver Members can order (orders open to all 2017 PG members)
  • Friday 12/15 10:00am pst – Ordering open to the general public (If quantities are still available)
Each bust is limited to one per person/account and at this time you can only use one coupon per order.  Since reward points are now coupon based you can either use your PG coupon OR rewards points.  If you have any questions while placing your order, you can reach Gentle Giant’s customer service hotline at: 818-504-3555.

Hasbro’s New Mighty Muggs Now Available for Pre-Order

Announced at NYCC – Hasbro new take on Mighty Muggs is set to hit store shelves in early 2018, but if you’re looking to make one (or several) less trips to the store in the new year, the new Muggs are available for pre-order at some of your favorite online retailers.

AwesomeToyBlog sponsor (and all around great shop) Entertainment Earth is offering them both by the case (Marvel / Star Wars) and individually (Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Groot, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke, Rey).

Find them at your favorite store!

Star Wars Micro Force Toys Introduced

A new line of Star Wars toys were introduced today on StarWars.com – Micro Force. Representing all parts of the Saga, these squishy mini-figures (around 1″ tall) come packaged two per blind bag. Look for these in stores in December and check out the first two waves below.

STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Available: December 2017)

Collect the Galaxy of fan-favorite characters with the STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment. Each figure has a squishable feel and unique pose, creating an exciting new way to bring iconic STAR WARS scenes to life!  These stylized and movie-inspired micro collectibles include iconic characters such as REY, FINN, DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA, HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, YODA, R2-D2, and more. Each blind bag includes two figures and a collector card. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Wave 1

Wave 2

Walmart Launches Four Exclusive Funko Star Wars Pop! Movie Moments

As the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi approaches, Walmart is looking to the start of the Star Wars saga with their newest set of exclusives from Funko which recreate iconic scenes from A New Hope in the Pop! format. The Walmart Funko Star Wars Movie Moments exclusives include:

  • Cantina Faceoff: Han Solo is confronted at gunpoint by Greedo
  • Death Star Duel: Obi-Wan Kenobi faces his friend turned foe Darth Vader
  • Escape Pod Landing in Tatooine: R2-D2 and C-3PO escape the Empire to share Princess Leia’s message with Obi-Wan
  • Trash Compactor Escape: Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia fight a smelly dianoga in the depths of the Death Star

These movie moments are exclusive to Walmart and will start to hit store shelves and Walmart.com in early November – retailing for $24.82.

Two More Hasbro Reveals from London Comic Con – Black Knight and Porgs

Over the weekend I shared some pictures from Hasbro’s London Comic Con reveals and today I have two more to share.

Joining the next Avengers wave of Marvel Legends is Black Knight and the Star Wars 6″ Black Series is picking up a 2-pack of Porgs. Both of these releases are expected in Spring 2018, and the Porgs have an SRP of $5.99. 

Marvel Legends and Mighty Muggs News From London Comic Con

Hasbro had a booth at this year’s MCM London Comic Con and while there they let the cat out of the bag, revealing the complete Marvel Legends Black Panther wave. Included in this wave are Black Bolt, Iron Man, Namor and the Black Panther movie figures – Black Panther, Erik Killmonger and Nakia. The build a figure for this wave will be Oyoke.

Also revealed were the Hulk and Chewbacca Mighty Muggs, part of the upcoming relaunch of the format. Each figure includes three expressions that switch over with just a push on the head.

Check out these upcoming Marvel Legends and Mighty Muggs below, all of which should be available early next year.

MIGHTY MUGGS Figure Assortment

(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: January 2018)

 

MARVEL BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: January 2018)

Fans can create a legendary kingdom with this LEGENDS SERIES assortment! Each figure features intricate deco and premium articulation in 6-inch scale, as well as a different Build-A-Figure piece. Collect all the figures in the wave to complete the impressive OKOYE Build-A-Figure. Includes characters from the comic books and BLACK PANTHERmovie, such as BLACK PANTHER, ERIK KILLMONGER, and NAKIA. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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