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SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo
SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl

SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl


Plenty of new Luckitty-pons and Minicels to go around
Jul 27
// Brian Szabelski
Kuso Vinyl brought an army of Minicels and Kusopons with them to SDCC. Three different event-exclusive Minicels (one of which was a Catchaman colorway that was only available on preview night) and three event-exclusive Luckit...
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Rotobox customs

Rotobox finishes up a trio of robots


If you love old-school mecha, you will probably love these
Oct 30
// Brian Szabelski
The Rotobox crew have finished up a new batch of customs! This trio, part of their Suparobo series of customs, Mazinkasier SKL, Gaiking and Golion, and all appear to be based on the Qee body-type, as their past Suparobos...
Fuller Designs DCon photo
Fuller Designs DCon

Kuso Vinyl, Fuller Designs partner up for DCon customs


Custom comic book Minicels to be available
Oct 29
// Brian Szabelski
Kuso Vinyl and Fuller Designs have collaborated on a trio of Minicels for DesignerCon, resulting in these cool Spider-Man, Mysterio and Ghost Rider customs. They're definitely Fuller's style, and I love the Mysterio one; he n...

Minicel, Minifah APs photo
Minicel, Minifah APs

Minicel, Minifah artist proofs pop up in Rotobox shop


Signed by the Rotobox crew themselves
Sep 12
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox has sent us word that their Minicel and Minifah artist proofs are in their shop. The big difference between these and the regular Minicels is that they're signed by Rotobox themselves, and they were initially availabl...
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Giant bomb accessory not included
I sense a theme here from Rotobox; just earlier this week, they showed off their Batman Hush Minicel, and now, here's a 1966 Batman Minicel. Taking design cues from Adam West's portrayal of the Dark Knight, it has a little mo...

Rotobox Minicel Batman photo
Rotobox Minicel Batman

Rotobox shows off a Minicel Batman


Hush ver. is a new limited-run release
Aug 23
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox are still rolling out their Batman custom figures, this time on the Minicel platform. Their newest is a Batman based on his appearance in the Hush story arc, so a little more blue and gray instead of black. He's also ...
Kuso Vinyl SDCC photo
Kuso Vinyl SDCC

More SDCC exclusives from Kuso Vinyl


Revolver Girl, Death Serpent colorways coming
Jun 29
// Brian Szabelski
Kuso Vinyl has two more exclusives announced for SDCC at booth #5642: Death Serpent: Southern edition, a black-and-blue version of Jesse Hernandez's 9-inch creation. IT's limited to 90 pieces for US$110 each, coming with a s...
Minicel and Minifah photo
Minicel and Minifah

Minicel, Minifah come to SDCC


New Kuso Vinyl, Rotobox releases set for July
Jun 18
// Brian Szabelski
Kuso Vinyl previously announced the DIY Minicel for SDCC, but they're adding two more to their exclusives line-up. The regular versions of Minicel and Minifah (the chibified Fahrenheit) shrink Rotobox's characters down to 4 i...
Kuso Vinyl's Minicel photo
Kuso Vinyl's Minicel

Kuso Vinyl to debut Minicel at SDCC


Designed by Rotobox
May 31
// Brian Szabelski
Remember when Kuso Vinyl showed off the design for their Minicel figure with Rotobox? We finally have a finished figure and release date, along with a bunch of accessories to show off. The 4-inch DIY Minicel figure ...

The great exclusives round-up of WonderCon 2013

Mar 27 // Natalie Kipper
Dynamite Rex's Green & Red 3 inch Skeleton Double Cast figures (Booth 977) Our first toy doesn't actually come from the official WonderCon website but was rather revealed on Dynamite Rex's Facebook page. These 3-inch-tall works of art take on the Dynamite Rex mold and add a skeleton to the mix. Each piece is handmade by Mana Studios. You can snag one at the price of US$50 each. It should be noted that some of these may be potentially be available post-con to those unable to attend. The price will be higher (US$55) but, if you are interested, you should email info@dynamiterex.com as soon as possible to secure your figure. The edition size wasn't mentioned but, given that these are handmade, I can't imagine there are very many in existence. Kuso Vinyl's Chrome & Gold Mictlan, Batman & Batgirl, and Luckitty Pon Gold Edition (Booth 1176) Of the the five exclusive releases taking place over at Kuso Vinyl's booth, we have previously covered three of them. So, let's start with the two new ones: the Chrome and Gold Mictlan resin figures, made by Jesse Hernandez. Both the chrome and gold effects are achieved via electro-plating. The Chrome edition will be released on Friday, March 29, and the Gold one will be released Saturday, March 30. Jesse will be available to sign the figures on Saturday at 11 a.m. Each edition will retail for US$130 per figure and be limited to 15 pieces.  The next two exclusives, Fuller Design's Batman and Batgirl, are more like custom versions of Rotobox's Celsius and Revolver Girl figures. There are only one of each design in existence. The pricing wasn't mentioned, unfortunately.  The final exclusive figure for the Kuso Vinyl booth is Rotobox's Luckitty Pon Gold Edition. Limited to 200 pieces worldwide, this rotund feline will only set you back US$11. Pretty affordable, if you ask me, which is fitting as Gold Lucky Cats represent great wealth and prosperity in Japanese culture.  BAIT's Blue Jaguar Knight and Deathshead figures (Booth 1153) Jesse Hernandez also made one of BAIT's exclusive vinyl figures, the Blue Jaguar Knight. Limited to 45 pieces, this fierce warrior costs US$120 each. The tribal patterns against the varying shades of blue are quite eye-catching, aren't they? David Flores provides BAIT with its second exclusive, the Deathshead figure. This hybrid of a skeleton and Mickey Mouse costs US$100 and is limited to 30 pieces. Super 7's Midnight Snack Milton, Happy Cola Mummy Boy, and Glowing Frost Rose Vampire figures (Booth 1166) Each of the three Super7 exclusives are 3 inches tall and cost US$25 each. Midnight Snack Milton is a glow-in-the-dark, anthropomorphic ice cream cone. I love the color scheme on this one. Plus, he's just so cute! Happy Cola Mummy Boy is made to be reminiscent of those gummy cola bottles by Haribo. He is even translucent and squishy, just like the candy! The toy's header card is also inspired by the Japanese confection. Glowing Frost Rose Vampire is another GID figure for Super 7. With such a, well, frosty color scheme, you can see where this toy gets its name.  Furry Feline Creatives' Fury Felines MEOW plush set (Booth 1181) These handmade plush sets from Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives will be limited to 9 pairs, costing US$99 each. More details can be found on the sets' previous post. Dekorner's Can of Worms Gray Version (Booth 1179) The Gray Version of Andrew Bell's adorable Can of Worms will cost US$50 for one of its 100 pieces. You can read more about this macabre colorway on this toy's original post.  DC Entertainment's Aardman Batman & Robin figure 2-pack and Guy Gardner & Larfleeze figure 2-pack (Booth 1001) The Aardman Batman and Robin figure 2-pack is just what it sounds like: a figure set of Batman and the Boy Wonder done up in traditional Aardman style (think Wallace and Gromit). The rather humorous-looking duo will retail for US$39.95 with only 2,000 pieces made. The Guy Gardner and Larfleeze figure 2-pack was covered previously. But to sum up, this exclusive will actually be avaialable at C2E2 as well as WonderCon. The set will cost US$29.95 and be limited to 5,000 pieces.  Flat Bonnie's Shelbun and Woolly Mammoth plush (Booth 1076) Both of Flat Bonnie's WonderCon exclusive plushes were covered in a previous post. For those who don't recall, here is a brief summary. The 12-inch Shelbun will be limited to 20 pieces and cost US$25 each. Retailing for US$60, Woolly Mammoth is limited to 10 pieces and is 13 inches tall. All of Bonnie's plushes are handmade. So, that is our list of WonderCon exclusive toys. Did something sneak past us? Post it in the comments!
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Come and see what you can't get anywhere else!
WonderCon is almost upon us and the official list of exclusive merchandise has been posted. Over the past week or so, we have been revealing exclusive toys one by one but now we're going to open the flood gates. Not only will...

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Rotobox's 2013 starts off with more robots


Latest customs draw inspiration from Akira, 1970s anime series
Feb 11
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox has sent us news about two news customs they've just finished up. First off is a custom Celsius inspired by Akira: Yamagata's bike, with Yamagata at the controls. Part of the Rotobox Parallel Series, this is a bit mor...
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New 4-inch figure from Kuso Vinyl and Rotobox revealed
Kuso Vinyl and Rotobox have been deep inside their secret lab, working on a project that might very well change the world. Okay, that's a bit of hyperbole, but they do have a new project to share: it's called Minicel, and it ...

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Rotobox releasing a Batman '89 custom Celsius


Will be on sale Wednesday for US$230
Nov 27
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox have sent us news on their next Celsius custom for sale, and fans of Batman should be pleased. It's a custom Batman 1989 Celsius, based on the Batsuit look from Tim Burton's first Bat-film. Sadly, the face is still in...
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DesignerCon 2012: Kuso Vinyl


Hungry for customs? We have a few here
Nov 04
// Brian Szabelski
For DesignerCon, Kuso Vinyl brought along some new vinyl releases, along with customs from Fuller Designs. On the new release front, Kuso Vinyl had the Ponburger bank, designed in a box meant to parody Jack in the Box's ...

Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 2)

Nov 01 // Brian Szabelski
Toy Art Gallery Toy Art Gallery's booth this year, #400, is host to a multitude of exclusives. These include the black edition of Nathan Hamill's Strife and Sire; Metallic Rainbow Uamous from Uamou; Deathshead White Edition by David Flores; 4-inch MyGuys by Meredith Dittmar; Pokken Kaiser and Luftkaiser editions by Paul Kaiju; Waodog one-offs from Waotoyz; an exclusive or two from Galaxy People; and more. There's also three planned signings: Davis Flores from noon to 12:30 p.m.; Nathan Hamill from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; and Paul Kaiju from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Finally, visitors will get a peek at the TAG Lifesize Figure Series. Munky King The big news from Munky King for DesignerCon is the release of Luke Chueh's Target (US$100, 1000 pieces in colorway total), which comes with a removable brush accessory and walls that will interlock with the other colorways to let you create a shooting gallery-like display in the future. Luke will be signing at the booth, #217, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Scott Tolleson If you pop by booth #708, you might find yourself in the middle of an army of brand new Deadbeets! The second run of Scott's sofubi carrot monster will be at the show (US$60, 25 pieces) and not only is it cast with translucent orange glitter vinyl (that's a mouthful), but it apparently glows in the dark. Sounds like some serious qizardry may be involved there ... If you're a fan of the Designer Toy Award-winning Nosellots plush line, then you'll want to know that Jedidiah McDoogle, the last of the gang to debut, will be making an appearance at DesignerCon. There will also apparently be a special "D-Con Deal" on the Nosellots line. Scott's also releasing the artist proofs of his Mr. Pinkerton Mini Qee, with five pieces of each of the four colorways available for US$50. These will be signed and it sounds as if the first 20 purchases come with a limited edition print. Squid Kids Ink Squid Kids Ink is hunkering down in Booth #600, and their exclusive is the little guy you see above: a golden DesignerCon 2012 Mini 10-Doh! figure! Nate from Squid Kids Ink actually designed the back cover of the program for the event, and the Mini 10-Doh! features the old version of Vincent because ... well, Nate said he couldn't get the new DCon logo design for this year to fit on the label. Still, it's a nice little figure and another chance to pick up an event-exclusive golden 10-Doh! for those of you who collect these little fellows.  Vaud Villain Studios Along with bringing Bi-Polar Molar, Vaud Villain Studios will have the Mostly Mono Modern Martians at booth #828. The first in the Mostly Mono Martians series, these are a series of custom Munnys painted in a single color; this variant happens to be blue, with some yellow and red accents. The five-eyed little fellow is also wearing a little hat and dressed in the most modern of fashion. He comes inside a hand-painted box with an illustration showing the Martian and his fancy little Hover Vespa. You know he has to have one being modern and all. Nick of Vaud Villain has also sent us teasers of a second Martian he just finished up, the Mostly Mono Madness Martian. No, it's not Randy Savage-themed, sadly, but it does come in green with pink and purple accents. He's got the words "1STP BYND" tattooed on his knuckles, a motto that he tends to live by on the big red planet. Kuso Vinyl Kuso Vinyl will be setting up shop in booth #330, and in addition to Ponburger, they'll have a few other things. One is a chance for the West Coast folk to get their hands on the Chester Runcorn Gin and Tonic edition from NYCC (US$150, 150 pieces in total between both events). Also at the booth will be four custom Celsius and Fahrenheit figures from James Fuller (a.k.a. Fuller Designs), who's turned Rotobox's gunslinging hero and villain into Punisher, a Celsius Spawn, Wolverine and Gunslinger. The customs will be on display at the booth. Evilos Those of you who are Vinylmation fans (yes, that's you, Kristina) probably already know who the heck Evilos is. For the rest of us, he's the artist who does some nifty Vinylmation customs and is taking up residence this weekend in booth #428. For DesignerCon, Evilos is bringing along an Alien Vinylmation pin (limited to 100 pieces) and some custom Vinylmation figures. Among those are the Mickey in Carbonite (20 pieces), which features some nice detailing on the surface, and the Jedi Mickey Vinylmation customs. Quite fitting given the news this week, don't you think? Galaxy Monkey The duo known as Galaxy Monkey have taken over booth #325, and they'll be bringing along a DesignerCon exclusive colorway of their first sofubi figure, Monkeynaut (US$65, 20 pieces). Monkeys in spacesuits? I'm pretty sure that idea always works for a figure, especially if Tim Tsui's work taught me anything. They'll also have limited numbers of GID and solid black DIY variants on sale for US$50 each and some customs at the booth. [So ends Part 2, but stay tuned: Part 3 is on the way and it's got some big hitters in it!]
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Chock full of Martians, superheroes, monster carrots and Jedi!
Part 1 of our Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup had a lot in it, sure ... but it barely scratched the surface. We're on to Part 2, and this time, we've got some more familiar names for designer toy fans. Kuso Vinyl, Evilo...

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Borrows elements from previous Jumbo Qee custom
Rotobox have sent us photos of an upcoming figure, the Voltes V. Currently just a prototype, it's based off the Jumbo Qee custom previously done by Rotobox, and what's cool is the figure "volts out," separating like any ...

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One-off comes with just about everything you could need
Rotobox has passed along their latest custom Celsius figure, and they've taken inspiration from Ghost in the Shell protagonist Motoko Kusanagi for this one. Rotobox's Kusanagi comes with pistols and sniper rifle, and the...

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SDCC 2012: Kuso Vinyl


Jul 15
// Brian Szabelski
Kuso Vinyl returned to Comic Con once again in 2012, We got a good peek at the Kuso Vinyl exclusives for the event, which includes the staff favorite Driver Red from Kuso and VanBeater. Rotobox's Revolver Girl 6ix, in her spe...
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Kuso Vinyl's Thundercraps box set coming to Anime Expo


Jun 18
// Brian Szabelski
The crew at Kuso Vinyl will be at Anime Expo at the end of June, and in addition to having a booth (#849), they're bringing along an exclusive with them. That exclusive? A Thundercraps three-figure box set, designed by Rotobo...
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Kuso Vinyl, Rotobox reveal a Revolver Girl 6ix for SDCC


Jun 15
// Brian Szabelski
Kuso Vinyl and Rotobox have announced a new SDCC exclusive, the debut of Revolver Girl 6ix ... with the Barenaked version? Yep, the towel-clad 6ix (the towel is removable ...) comes with her two revolvers and a mini-comic, an...
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Rotobox's Supasentai Series begins with Akaranger!


May 15
// Andres Cerrato
I haven't been able to talk recently about Rotobox, and with how much I love their stuff, that's quite the shame. Today they've announced their latest creation and series and like everything else they make, it's something I w...
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Two new customs have appeared over the weekend from the crew at Rotobox, and both of them are great for you old-school anime and robot fans out there. First, there's the custom Celsius they've done of Plawres Sanshiro's ...

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Rotobox have sent along their newest custom, and yet again, it's a Celsius getting a makeover. This time, though, they've turned Celsius into Iron Spiderman (the best Spiderman ... sorry Symbiote Suit), with a glossy red surf...

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Kuso Vinyl have announced their final release for WonderCon, and it's a collaboration with Rotobox! The first character from Rotobox's Ganmetall Celsius tribute series, Catchaman Celsius will debut at WonderCon and will be av...

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Kuso Vinyl, Rotobox's Revolver Girl prototype spotted


Feb 18
// Brian Szabelski
Spotted on Kuso Vinyl's Facebook page, were these test pulls of the next figure from Rotobox, Revolver Girl. These are the photos of the first test pulls, and she looks a bit like Celsius, except with ponytails. To be fair, t...
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Rotobox's new Suparobos built from Touma technology


Jan 19
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox's next custom creations are a two-piece set using a platform I haven't seen many other people use yet. For the Mazingoon Z vs. Getter Fang set, they've taken Touma's Goon and Fangwolves figures and completely tra...
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Rotobox have sent us news on their latest customs, and first up, we've got their newest Celsius custom. This time, it's a custom of the Jim Lee-inspired Batman from Hush, complete with a cape. Some additional sculpting around...

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Rotobox turns Mach Baron into a custom Qee


Dec 12
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox has a brand new custom Qee from their mech custom series. The newest Qee is from Super Robot Mach Baron, an old tokusatsu show from the 1970s in Japan. Big and red, Mach Baton has all the details of its bigger self, i...
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Custom Delights: Rotobox's superheroic Celsius figures


Nov 10
// Brian Szabelski
Our friends at Rotobox have sent us new photos of their latest custom Celsius figure, and yes, it is Batman! Part of their Tribute Series, Batman has been made as a series of three customs, but that's not all they've been wor...
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Kuso Vinyl's KusoPon All-Star coin bank series debuts


Sep 22
// Brian Szabelski
Looking for an adorable place to stash your cash? Look no further than Kuso Vinyl's KusoPon All-Star coin bank series! Featuring the KusoPop mascot KusoPon, the 6" tall figure/bank is ready for your monies. And the first bank...
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Rotobox's Jumbo Machinder Godaiqeen Daimos is a beastly custom


Sep 07
// Brian Szabelski
The crew at Rotobox have sent along their latest custom, this one going to a lucky collector, and it's massive. Jumbo Machinder Godaiqeen Daimos is a Jumbo Qee turned into a massive robot heavily inspired by the 1970s anime ...
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Rotobox is somehow making me believe Akira was about sharing and caring with robots


Jul 30
// Chris Pranger
Okay, I don't have anything clever to say as glee is filling my mouth, so let's jump right into it: Rotobox has created the start of a line of toys called the Rotobox Parallel Worlds series and the first to appear is a re-ima...
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Here's Rotobox's impressive W-Gundam Zero custom Mega Munny


Mar 23
// Brian Szabelski
Remember when the Rotobox crew sent along those two teasers? Well, one's been unveiled, and that Mega Munny teaser's no longer a mystery either. Say hello to the gorgeous W-Gundam Zero. Why yes, it is based off the lovely Win...
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Rotobox shows off their Sheherazade Munny custom


Mar 09
// Brian Szabelski
The Rotobox crew have sent along pictures of yet another custom commission they've been working on. This one is for a collector in the music business, this explaining many of the musical references on their Sheherazade Munny....
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[UPDATE] Fahrenheit Kurogane ver. revealed


Jan 27
// Brian Szabelski
The folks at Kuso Vinyl have just revealed a brand-new version of their Fahrenheit figure, the ominous looking and appropriately named Kurogane version. The Rotobox-designed Fahrenheit comes in a shade of black with those big...
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Rotobox celebrates 2011 by showing off their busy 2010


Jan 19
// Brian Szabelski
The crew at Rotobox have finished up 2010 after a lot of work and are ready to press on with more great customs in 2011. To celebrate, they put together a little banner that shows off their work from 2010. And yeah, that's AL...
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KusoPop bringing Nakanari, Rotobox-designed iPhone cases to DesignerCon


Nov 17
// Brian Szabelski
KusoPop, the sister site of Kuso Vinyl, will be at DesignerCon, and they'll have something that the iPhone-toting fans of Nakanari and Rotobox might want to check out. They'll be displaying some upcoming iPhone cases with des...
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Rotobox reveals their custom Sketchbot, Boss Borot


Nov 15
// Brian Szabelski
The Rotobox crew have returned to the world of anime and mecha for their latest custom, a piece for the upcoming Sketchbot Show at Munky King. And this time, they've tapped into Mazinger Z to create a custom based off Boss Bo...
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Rotobox assembles their 20" Voltes V Qee


Nov 04
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox's newest custom has been revealed, and yes, it's a robot based off a Qee. A 20" Qee, to be exact. But while their Voltes V Qee is designed to honor the Jumbo Machinder line of robot figures, there are some very n...
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Kuso Vinyl, Rotobox's OG Fahrenheit on sale


Oct 19
// Brian Szabelski
Kuso Vinyl has just released the new Fahrenheit OG figure from Rotobox, featuring the sword-wielding rival of Celsius. Each figure comes with a blackboard (he's mute, so this is how he communicates), four swords, a cape, and ...

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