May 18, 2018

PicoPico x Medicom Toy – Grand Exposition Web (5.18)


Medicom Toy celebrated PicoPico’s 20th Anniversary of making sofubi with the PicoPico Grand Exposition held in early May at the Medicom Toy Plus store in Ometosando Hills.  The show featured 45 custom Gacky-Kun’s from various artists as well as special editions of toys Picopico designed and/or sculpted.  For those that couldn’t make it to the physical show, Medicom is offering an online version of the show.   For overseas customers (outside of Japan), the online exposition/release goes live at 8 PM PDT on Friday (5.18) via Medicom’s CJ MART.

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The exposition page has quite a few sofubi releases from several companies including One Up, Max Toy, Lulubell and of course Picopico. A few of these stand out to us. First there’s Escagot no shounena doll figure created by the artist before we was known as Picopico.  Medicom is offering new sofubi versions to celebrate the previous doll releases. Another standout is the Gandy-Kun Touya Sato Exclusive with colors chosen by Touya Sato, the father of Gandy-Kun. Finally, the Blobpus painted Shishigashira is aces in our book. If you’re  a Picopico fan, you should definitely check out the exposition page


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Feb 05, 2018

Coop x 3DRetro – Mickey Finn OG Release Party (2.10)


3DRetro will debut the Mickey Finn vinyl figure (5.25”, 300 pcs, $45)  from Coop in the standard/OG edition with a release party/signing on Saturday (2.10, 5-8 PM) at its Glendale location.  The new art toy brings one of Coop’s popular images to life, a recognition of the mind-altering charms of pop culture. 

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Coop || Mickey Finn OG Release Party
Saturday, February 10th (5-8 PM)

1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Feb 01, 2018

Nathan Ota x 3DRetro – Coozie Pink Love Release Party (2.3)

3DRetro will celebrate cupid’s arrival with a release party on Saturday (2.3) at the Glendale store for the brand new Coozie Pink Love figure (150 pcs) by Nathan Ota.  Nathan will be on hand to sign figures and chat.  The first fifty collectors to purchase the pink edition will receive a free coaster print (above).  Come out for the toys and stay for dinner – food trucks will be available.

Nathan Ota || Coozie Pink Love Release
Saturday, February 3rd (5-8 PM)

1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201


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Nov 15, 2017

Tara McPherson Wonder Woman Signing at myplasticheart (11.18)



Tara McPherson will be at myplasticheart on Saturday (11.18, 2-4 PM) to sign her stylish new Wonder Woman figure—with Lasso of Truth—from Kidrobot. If you haven’t yet purchased one, mph will have you covered with stock on-hand.

Tara McPherson||Wonder Woman Signing

210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002

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Oct 21, 2017

Alex Pardee x 3DRetro – Exclusive Darkness Astronaut + Capsule Release/Signing (10.21)

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Tonight’s the night… 3DRetro will release its Exclusive ‘The Astronaut’ Darkness Edition (10”, 100 pcs, $130) from Alex Pardee and ToyQube along with a special mini-capsule collection from Alex  at a special release/signing event at 6 PM (10.21) at their Glendale location. What’s in the capsule ;)  There’s a sweet GID Dark Astronaut Tee ($25), mini Astronaut Doppelganger print (50 pcs, $10), and a larger 20x16” print (40 pcs, $40).  No word yet on online drops though we imagine at least some of these will sell out at the event.

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Alex Pardee||‘The Astronaut’ Darkness Edition + Capsule Release/Signing
Saturday, October 21st (6- 10 PM)

1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Jun 27, 2017

Skydiver McGuire Release with Martellus Bennett at Rotofugi (7.1)

Rotofugi will host NFL Tight End Martellus Bennett for a release, signing and Q & A for his new Skydiver McGuire figure (10”) on Saturday (7.1) from 11 – 1 PM CDT.  Bennet’s first vinyl figure is of an alter ego secret agent character and captures his experience of ‘jumping in’ to the world of art and creativity.  Available in five colorways limited to 100 pieces each ($165), the figure features a stylish sculpt with fun details including a streamlined jumpsuit, slick goggles with fun bandana style strap, super swanky parachute, and teched out shoes.  At first I thought the goggles might be removable since it appeared they were positioned above the ‘eyes’ – turns out those are side burns – check the box shot.  If you can’t make the event, the figures are also available directly from the artist’s web shop.

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Martellus Bennett – Skydiver McGuire Release Event
Saturday, July 1st 2017 (11 AM -1 PM)

2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

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Jun 02, 2017

Secret Fresh – DTA Dunny Manila Party @ SixInch Gallery


Secret Fresh will host the official Manila DTA Dunny Party at Six Inch Gallery on Sunday (6.4) at 6 PM.  In addition to the brand-new DTA Dunnys, the event will showcase 20” Custom Dunnys from QUICCS, Egg Fiasco, Quatro, EXLD and Yeo Kaa.

From the previews, the customs look pretty impressive.  QUICCS has upsized his DTA Dunny designs with a 20” SRCH + Destroy combo featuring a Giant BabyTEQ Dunny [Sknhead] complete with 8” SRCH KR Dunny + Munny hybrid.   Going with a ‘toon vibe, Quatro’s delivered a sly one-eyed creation perfect for black light display.

If you’re in Manila, drop by and pick up a few DTA Dunny blind boxes and enjoy the new customs.  It sounds like a few of the artists including QUICCS will be on hand as well.

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DTA Dunny Event
SixInch Gallery
Sunday, June 4th 2017 at 6PM

G/F RONAC Art Center, Ortigas Ave., Greenhills 1502
Manila Philippines

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May 19, 2017

Ron English – Popaganda Pop-Up Shop in LA (5.20 – 5.21)


Ron English’s East Meets West tour has brought collectors in Asia up close and personal with the ‘Godfather of Street Art’ in an unprecedented way. Collectors and fans stateside have followed along from afar as the exhibit made stops in Seoul, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Shanghai and Jakarta. Photos of the event’s highlights—the billboard exploits retrospective, the wild Cereal Killers blacklight experience and towering statues—have made us wish we could there to enjoy the event first-hand.  And let’s not forget all the amazing new toys and lifestyle items available at the various stops—so much goodness, so far away. Until now… 

If you’ve been wondering when you might be able to get your hands on the East Meet West collectibles, the answer is this weekend if you’re in or around Los Angeles. The Popaganda Pop-Up Shop on Saturday and Sunday (5.20 – 5.21) from Noon to 3 PM at RCNSTRCT Studio in Hollywood brings the travelling exhibit’s product experience stateside for the very first time. 

The Pop-Up will feature the full East Meets West product line including Mc Supersized figures, the Black Light Magic series toys, the first USA release of the Cereal Killers mini figures and a comprehensive lifestyle selection including caps, tees, tote bags, home decor and more. The Pop-Up will also offer to-be-announced RCNSTRCT STUDIO exclusive releases.

This is the first of several artist and brand collaboration events that will run through June at the brand new Melrose Avenue lifestyle destination founded by Miguel Garcia Larios, the creative force behind US Alteration and De La Barracuda.

Ron English’s Popganda Pop-Up Shop
Saturday May 20th – Sunday May 21st (12 – 3 PM)

7400 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA

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May 06, 2017

Ron English – East Meets West Tour: Hong Kong

Ron English’s East Meets West is spreading the gospel of Popaganda throughout Asia with multiple stops including Seoul and Bangkok. Here’s a look at the Thursday’s VIP Opening (5.4) of the Hong Kong event  attended by numerous high-profile guests including none other than Michael Lau.  The travelling exhibit features a retrospective of his culture-jamming billboard exploits, part of his counter culture legacy as the “Godfather of Street Art”. The faux marketing takes aim at corporate consumer culture from big tobacco to big pharma and of course, sweetly addictive breakfast cereals.

East Meets West also features a Black Light Magic installation, new MC Supersized paintings exploring Asian culture, and numerous appearances of the artists’ popular Cereal Killer characters—as life sized-sculptures and the new event exclusive blacklight editions of the new minis.  If you’re looking for the latest Ron English lifestyle and art toy drops, the Pop Life gift shops at each stop have everything you need from new MC Supersized figures in communist garb to an amazing new blacklight grin featuring a Ying/Yang design.  Hit the jump for more event photos.

The Qube at PMQ
35 Aberdeen Street
Central Hong Kong


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May 02, 2017

Seen: [Adult Swim] x Kidrobot Collection Release at 3DRetro


Adult Swim fans and toy collectors came out in force last Friday (4.28) for the official Adult Swim x Kidrobot toy release at 3Dretro featuring the new Adult Swim minis and the Rick and Morty medium figure.  The lineup started at 10 AM in the morning—well in advance of the 6 PM start time—in order to  purchase the new Rick and Morty toy as well as ensuring they would be signed by the creatives behind Rick and MortyJustin Roiland and Dan Harmon—and Robot Chicken--Matt Senreich and Seth Green.

One of the largest crowds in memory for a release event at the store enjoyed live art by Juan Muniz, the recently completed Rick and Morty mural by Matt Gondek, and a trio of food trucks.  Definitely a good time with toys, art, food, and a warm spring evening—call it early Summer.


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Apr 27, 2017

Adult Swim x Kidrobot Collection Release Party at 3DRetro (4.28)

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3DRetro will host a release event and signing for the new Adult Swim x Kidrobot toys on Friday (4.28) from 6 to 10 PM.  Both the Ricky and Morty medium figure [$49.99, line starts at 4 PM] and the blindbox Adult Swim mini series [$9.99, all-day Friday]  will be available for purchase and signing by several Adult Swim show creators starting at 7 PM.  Who’ll be signing?  Awesome folks including the creators of Rick and Morty--Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon—and  Robot Chicken--Matt Senreich and Seth GreenWilliam Tokarsky from Too Many Cooks will also be on-hand for your selfie needs. Of course, the figures will be available from your favorite retailers as well as directly from Kidrobot.

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 Adult Swim x Kidrobot Mini Series Release Event
Friday, April 28th (6-10 PM)
1851 S Victory Blvd

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Apr 25, 2017

Buff Monster – Artist Edition Can Signing + Pink Mister Melty Concrete Drop (4.27)


Buff Monster will be at Low Brow in Brooklyn on Thursday (4.27, 6 PM) for a double header event. First up, he’ll be signing his Montana Artist Edition Power Pink cans. If you missed out on the online drops, this is your chance to score a signed can.

In addition to the spray can signing, Buff Monster will also release the first Mister Melty Concrete editions in both 5” (ed. of 10) and 7.5” (edition of 5). These signed and numbered pieces are painted in Power Pink (naturally) and feature consistent distressing throughout the edition.  These are follow-ups to the uniquely painted and distressed debut concrete pieces created for Melt With Me back in February.   If you look carefully, you’ll see that the two sizes feature different sculpts—the 7.5” has an exaggerated, ‘toony sculpt while the 5” has a more subtle ‘art’ treatment.  Half of the Pink Mister Melty Concrete pices will drop at the event and half will be released at 7 PM (4.27) from

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Apr 06, 2017

Kidrobot x [adult swim] Toy Release Party & Signing @ 3D Retro (04.28)


Join 3D Retro on Friday, April 28th for a very special toy release party and signing for Kidrobot’s latest collection of blind boxed figures with [adult swim]. This series will feature mini-figures based on designs from [adult swim] shows, such asRick & Morty, Venture Brothers, Samurai Jack, Fish Center, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, Too Many Cooks and Robot Unicorn Attack. Some of the cast from both Rick and Morty and Robot Chicken will be at the event to meet and sign some toys for the fans! There will be tunes and plenty of food trucks! Be sure to join the party beginning from 6-11PM. Check out their Facebook Event Page HERE.

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Mar 22, 2017

Aloha! Lolligag Release + Custom Show at QPop (3.25)

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Bombastic Fantastic will celebrate their brand new Aloha! Lolligag vinyl at QPop in DTLA on Saturday (3.25) with a release event + custom show featuring the kawaii hula dancer.  Limited to 125 pieces, the 5” figure features a dynamic design that captures the grace of hula. 

The Aloha! Lolligag custom show features a talented artist roster including: 64 Colors, Alina Chau, Aron Jean Shay, Baby Vtec, Brandon Dicks, Carson Catlin, Cat Toung Bui, Chris Mitchell, Devilrobots, Evon Freeman, Gabbie Zapata, Grace Kim, Hyperactive Monkey, Jackie Cadiente, Jackie Huang, Jane Liu, Jason Hornbuckle, Jeff Granito, Jeff Ranjo, Jeremiah Ketner, Jhonny Nunez, Joey Chou, Kamakiri, Leesassaur, Lissa Treiman, Magen Mitchell, Messy Pink, Miss Mindy, Mizna Wada, MJ Hsu, Monster Factory, Obscure, Onch Movement, Paul Shih, Riser, Riyoko Iwamoto, Stacey Aoyama, Special Ed Toys, Sylvia Liu, Tasha Zimich, Task One, Touma, Toy Art Custom, Uamou, Zachary Sweets and Zard Apuya.

Hit the jump for preview pics.


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Aloha! Lolligag Release + Custom Show
Opening: Saturday March 25th 2017 (7 to 10 PM)

319 E. 2nd St. #121
Los Angeles, CA


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Mar 10, 2017

FOE Drops GID Cat With Dagger and Red + Green Fumetsu (3.11)


FOE Gallery will have two special drops on Saturday (3.11). First up is Deth P. Sun’s new GID Cat with Dagger sofubi —check the blue eyes—from FOE.  The nocturnal cat will be available from 4 to 7 PM at the Invisible Fountain in East Hampton, MA. .

And… for round #2, FOE also has  sweet red + green colorway of Cop A Squat Toys’ Fumetsu. These are cast in clear vinyl with red, green, and gold spray on the exterior and interior. These will be available from FOE’s site at 6 PM PDT.


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Feb 24, 2017

Josh Mayhem x Luke Chueh Target Customs for The Prisoner Oxycontin Event (2.25)


Josh Mayhem has created two different visions of Luke Chueh’s for the The Prisoner Oxycontin 20 mg release event on Saturday (2.25) at the new Munky King HQ.  Target – The Aftermath offers a look at the sad bear’s demise just after painting his own bullseye while Don’t Drop the Rainbow Acid (above) is an artful PSA for the  dangers of Acid with just a touch of an SWP flashback. If you’re in or around LA, drop by and check it all out.


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Jan 27, 2017

Peter Kato – Bedtime Bunny Release at P!Q (2.1)


P!Q will release an exclusive collection 15 custom Bedtime Bunnies from Peter Kato with a special event/signing on Wednesday (2.1) from 7 to 8:30 PM at their beautiful Grand Central Terminal location in NYC. Each of the custom resins is a different color and each holds a heart in a contrasting shade. These will only be available at P!Q’s Grand Central location and their online store – For more about Peter’s art and background, be sure to check out his interview with P!Q.

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Peter Kato || Bedtime Bunny Special Limited Edition Release

Wednesday, February 1st 2017 (7 – 8:30 PM)

P!Q Grand Central Terminal
Shuttle Passage, NYC (Near 42nd street ramp)

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Jan 05, 2017

Shawnimals – A Town… Of Ninjas! at Rotofugi (1.6)


If you love Ninjatown (and who doesn’t?), you’ll be stoked to know that Shawnimals will open a retrospective (ten years in the making) of his stealthy plush world at Rotofugi on Friday (1.6.17).  A Town… Of Ninjas! will feature all manners of Ninjas including the OG plush (2005, yo!) as well as most of the NOTM release too(Ninja of the Month).  It sounds like many of the NOTM releases will be available for purchase.  And… the show will also double as the launch for the new snap & hang Shawnimals Eeensy Charms from Rotofugi + Squibbles Ink.


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Dec 14, 2016

Super7 San Diego Presents a Patrick Ballesteros Pop-Up Shop! (12.18)


Stop by Super7 in San Diego for a special one-day pop-up event with Patrick Ballesteros. If you attended this years Designer Con, you may recognize his artwork, as he was the one who did a lot of the banners, as well as badges for the 2016 event. He will be bringing with him a bunch of his prints to the 8th & G block in East Village. Those prints would include goodies from his 25 Cent Wonders and Punny Sweaters collection. These will make wonderful stocking stuffers and gifts for your loved ones or friends who are just in love with pop-culture as we and Super7 are! He will be hanging out all day on Sunday, December 8th from 12-5PM. Street parking is free, so take advantage!

701 8th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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Nov 15, 2016

Tokidoki Unicorno S5 Release Party (11.18)


The legend of Unicorno continues to grow.  Tokidoki will celebrate their new Unicorno Series 5 blindbox toys with a release party on Friday (11.18) at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.  The festivities will include a pop-up shop, photo ops, raffle prizes, tokidoki-themed treats, and gift bags for the first fifty purchasers.  Be sure to RSVP if you’d like to attend – deadline is today (the 15th).  Hit the jump for a preview of a few of the new designs.

tokidoki || Unicorno S5 Release Party
Friday, November 18th 2016 (8:00 to 11 PM)

Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St.
Alhambra, CA 9180


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Nov 09, 2016

Persue x Super7 San Diego – The Origins of Bunny Kitty Book Signing (11.12)


This Saturday, November 12th, Super7 San Diego will be hosting a book signing event with local legend Persue, who is best known for his BunnyKitty character. “The Origins of Bunny Kitty – A Tale For All Ages” is a children’s book featuring Daisy the Cat aka BunnyKitty and her adventures to seek out her lost family. The event will take place from 12-2PM, where Super7 will have books available to be signed, as well as an exclusive tote BunnyKitty tote bag. Be sure to follow the event on Facebook HERE.

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Oct 19, 2016

Seen: Craola -- Stair Monsta Signing at 3DRetro


Last Saturday evening, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins released and signed his surreal Stair Monsta figure for a large group of collectors and fans at producer 3DRetro’s location in Burbank.  Joined by sculptor Kevin Pasko who brought both Stair Monsta and the previous Ralf figure to 3D life, Craola debuted perhaps the best vinyl translation of his work to date. Monsta is a striking orca and cow hybrid—blended as only he can—masquerading as a harmless bunny. Lurking in the dark and seen as a menacing shadow, Stair Monsta is one of a long list of bedtime impediments and terrors faced by Ralf and his brother in the I’m Scared stop-motion short.

Fresh from the film festival circuit, collectors and fans were treated to an eagerly anticipated screening of the film in the store’s parking lot turned theater. Fun and humorous, the short delivers animated poetry visualizing childhood fears and imagination run amok, brought on by looming sleep time.

In addition to Stair Monsta and Ralf, collectors had plenty of additional Craola collectibles to choose from including the I’m Scared Mook, Tricky Treator Socks, Join Me giclee, and raffle tickets to win a Craola original coffin panel painting. 


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Sep 14, 2016

Scott Tolleson x Kidrobot x 3DRetro – “The Odd Ones” Official Release Party (10.8)


Kidrobot and Scott Tolleson over the past few weeks have been showing off the upcoming “The Odd Ones” Dunnys. Just from what has already been teased, we can tell a lot of time and effort was put into this release. And what better timing for a release than spookiest time of the year! Join Scott Tolleson for the Official Release Party, which will be taking place in Glendale, CA at 3DRetro on Saturday, October 8th from 6-10PM. Tons of funs will be had with food trucks, free swag and much more! Be sure to check out the events page HERE for updates!


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Sep 09, 2016

C/S : Chaz/Slick with Respect Mural Print Release (9.9)


Join Chaz Bojorquez, OG Slick and David Flores at the historic Hollywood Sound Recorders studio building (now O Studio) for the official release party for the C/S: Chaz/Slick with Respect print release—based on the mural project (1xRun Interview) on two-facing corners of the legendary siteon Friday (9.9) at 7 PM.  The first 20 C/S print sets featuring all three of the 1xRun screen prints (editions of 150) will be available at the event.  The event will also feature select original works from each artist.

Completed awhile back, the Hollywood Sound Recorders project also includes David Flores’ mural portrait of Frank Sinatra—one of several greats who laid down tracks at the studio—with a stylish signature script assist from Mr. Bojorquez.  To celebrate the mural, 1xRun is releasing the Hollywood Sound print series in staggered fashion with both C/S 1 (150 pcs, $150) and David Flores x Chaz Bojorquez Frank (100 pcs, $150) prints currently available.


C/S: Chaz/Slick w/respect Print Release
Friday 9.9.16 (7-11 PM) 

O Gallery LA
6367 Selma Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


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Sep 03, 2016

Dabsmyla – Before & Further Book Singing in LA (9.10)


The dynamic duo Dabsmyla will be signing their brand new Before & Further book in LA on Saturday September 10th 2016  at Delicious Pizza.  The book focuses on their epic 2015 show in which they took over a vintage building on furniture maker Modernica’s DTLA campus – painted it outside and inside and filled it with their amazing and evolving art. Limited to 2500 pieces, the book includes 16 pages of studies and drawings made for the exhibition.  New drawings will also be available at the event.  Finally, score a free slice with each book purchase.



Dabsmyla – Before & Further Book Signing
Saturday September 10, 2016 (2-6 PM)

Delicious Pizza
5419 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016


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