Mondo Preps Us For Our Final Journey Through Middle-Earth With Magical Posters By Aaron Horkey, Nicolas Delort & Ken Taylor

You had to know it was coming and it was worth the wait.  Mondo is celebrating the release of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies” with posters by some of today’s most gifted wizards Aaron Horkey, Nicolas Delort and Ken Taylor.

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These posters from the Austin Poster Powerhouse should help you wait out the last few hours before the final movie is released later this week.  Take a look at these incredible tributes and let us know which one is your favorite.  Let’s start it off with Aaron Horkey who finishes off his Lord of the Rings series with this absolutely jaw-dropping release.

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“Fellowship of the Ring” by Aaron Horkey

Hand Numbered & Signed, Regular Edition of 606

19.25″ X 39″

$100

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“Fellowship of the Ring” by Aaron Horkey

Hand Numbered & Signed, Variant Edition of 361

19.25″ X 39″

$200

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“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” by Nicolas Delort

Hand Numbered, Regular Edition of 300

24″ X 36″

$45

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“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” by Nicolas Delort

Hand Numbered, Variant Edition of 125

24″ X 36″

$65

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” by Ken Taylor

Hand Numbered Edition of 325

24″ X 36″

$50

Follow Mondo on TWITTER for the exact time of the on sale and good luck to all.  This one is going to be a bloodbath.  Our walls are already crying because they know there is NO way we can get them all…..

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Blurppy’s Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: Movies & TV Shows

We’ve given you 2 great articles with book suggestions for this holiday season, (HERE & HERE) and now we’d like to give you some movie/ TV show ideas.  Let’s face it, there is a LOT to choose from but here are some of OUR personal favorites.

Batman: The Complete Television Series

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This is EASILY one of our ALL-TIME favorite blu-ray releases.  For the first time ever, you can now purchase all 120 episodes of this hit TV series in blu-ray format.  This high flying release from the classic 60’s TV series Batman, starring Adam West, includes all 120 episodes of the show, following the titular hero through many exciting, sometimes psychedelic and always tongue-in-cheek adventures battling the likes of Catwoman, the Penguin, and the Joker.

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This one is PACKED to the gills with over 3 full hours of extras! A journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors; Hanging with Batman: A true slice of life with Adam West. Experienc a celebration of his achievement in his own words; Batmania Born! Building the World of Batman: Explore the art and design behind the fiction; Bats of the Round Table: Join in a chat with Adam West and celebrity friends; Inventing Batman in the Worlds of Adam West: Through original script notes, Adam discusses the craft of acting and recounts bringing Batman to life; Na Na Na Batman!: Hollywood stars and producers recount favorite Batman memories; Bat Rarities! Straight from the Vault; ; Highly collectible premiums:; Hot Wheels replica Batmobile; The Adam West scrapbook; 44 vintage trading cards; 32-page complete episode guide

HOLY MUST-HAVE BATMAN!  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!

 Available to purchase HERE

Maleficent

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When it comes to perfect casting in films, there are a few that stand out above the rest. Sean Connery as 007, Heath Ledger as The Joker, Christopher Reeve as Superman, Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes AND Tony Stark and now you can add Angelina Jolie-Pitt to that list as the fairy Maleficent.

“A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal — an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom — and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.”

Available to purchase HERE

 The Boxtrolls

311193K2_Boxtrolls_BDOring_2DShotThis one comes out on Digital HD this December 23rd and it’s a fantastic family film.  Not only is it from the creators of the Academy Award nominated films, “Coraline” and “Paranorman” but it is also nominated for 13 Annie Awards.  Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls. Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent).

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Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!

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AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

THE LEGO MOVIE

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Everyone’s favorite building blocks, LEGOS, have been around since 1932 and if you have any doubt as to their popularity, let this little fact sink in, each year, about 19 billion LEGO bricks are produced.  With their meteoric rise over the last few years it was only a matter of time before they became the focal point of a movie. The LEGO Movie

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For us, Will Ferrell and Will Arnett stole this movie but that being said, we loved every minute of it. This one is the perfect family fun-fest.

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The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.

The LEGO MOVIE stars the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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Director Bryan Singer delivered an awesome mutant film of epic proportions. With TONS of amazing action, time travel, and Sentinels, this one REALLY stood out.

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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

After seeing this one we were thrilled to hear that Bryan Singer is coming back for the NEXT installment of the X-men.  X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to hit theaters in 2016 and we can’t wait!  Until then….get this one!  It was awesome!

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Snowpiercer

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Chris Evans leads an impressive cast in this dark, brutally violent feature that is completely different from his squeaky-clean boy scout image in Captain America.  (Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE him as Steve Rogers, we just want to make sure you know that THIS one isn’t for your kids.)

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It’s been 18 years since we froze the earth. The few remaining humans live on the Snowpiercer, a train on an infinite loop around the globe. For those at the front, it’s a lavish paradise of drugs and sushi in the lap of luxury; for those trapped in the tail section, life is short and cruel. 

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But change is in the air. Curtis (Chris Evans), desperate to escape the tail of the train, plans an uprising, aided by his mentor Gilliam (John Hurt). What begins as an isolated riot explodes into a mass revolution, an all-or-nothing push to the front of the train, and a war for humanity’s future. Who will live and who will die? How far can they go? Is there hope beyond the frozen wastes?

Directed by  Joon-ho Bong, “Snowpiercer stars: Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang Ho, Jamie Bell, and Octavia Spencer.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 3

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Featuring theatrical shorts from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s if includes works by some of the most renowned directors in animation history including: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett, and Robert McKimson.  You’ll get non stop laughs from your favorite characters: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety & Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzalez and many more.

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Included in this collection is the all-new documentary, “That’s All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace” along with a 12-page booklet with rare images compiled by animation historian Jerry Beck.

Journey down memory lane and join Bugs and the crew in some of the best animated hi jinx ever to grace the small screen.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 1

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From executive producer Robert Rodriguez comes the first season of the original El Rey Network series, “From Dusk Till Dawn.”

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Both the Blu-ray and DVD offerings give fans all 10 episodes from season one including episodes directed by Rodriguez and Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project).  This supernatural series, based on the 1996  cult classic Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino film of the same name centers on bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko, who are wanted by the authorities after a heist leaves several dead.  Escaping across the Mexican border with a family of hostages, the Gecko brothers take a detour to a strip club that’s populated by bloodsucking creatures of the night.

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The cast includes: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez, Robert Patrick, Wilmer Valderrama and Don Johnson.  With over 450 minutes of gory, sexy viewing pleasure, this one is a must have for horror fans who appreciate vampires as they were MEANT to be enjoyed, as ruthless killers.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Brilliantly directed by the Russo brothers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” seamlessly combined a very intense, political thriller along with an action-packed thrill ride that fans, us included, absolutely loved.

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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic super hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2″) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2″) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.”

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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

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Is it just us or has Marvel perfectly cast every single character in the Marvel Universe?  This one is packed with proof including Evans, Johansson, Redford and Anthony Mackie as “Falcon.”  If you don’t already have this one in your collection, make sure it is under the tree for someone close to you so you can reap the benefits of watching it over and over.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Live, Die, Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow

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If you want an action-packed, futuristic, high-tech, version of “Groundhog Day” then this is the movie for you.  (We say that with nothing but love for this movie although we loved the original title of “All You Need Is Kill” better.)

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Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, under the direction of Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith).

The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

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Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…. and again.

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But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Guardians Of The Galaxy

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This one….this one right here was absolutely FAN-TAS-TIC!  We’ll be upfront and honest, BEFORE the film we had NO idea who the “Guardians of the Galaxy” were.  NOW, after watching this movie, we can’t WAIT for the sequel!  Half way through this film my 8-year old son leaned over and said, “DAD, WE HAVE TO GET THIS WHEN IT COMES OUT ON BLU-RAY!”  Then, as soon as the credits ended he looked at me again and asked, “Will there be a part 2?”  He was SO excited when I told him yes that you would have thought I told him he could have candy for lunch, every day, for the rest of his life.

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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

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To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

You may have to wait until 2017 for the sequel but THIS one can be under your tree NOW! Make it happen, you won’t regret it.

Ok, let’s face it, 2014 was an awesome year for films. We’ve only touched the tip of the celluloid iceberg with these suggestions. There are plenty of amazing films that didn’t make our list including: Bridman, Nightcrawler, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Chef, Big Hero 6, and 22 Jump Street to name just a few. You really can’t lose with ANY of these suggestions so grab a few of these and make everyone’s holidays just a bit better.

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Odd City Entertainment Takes Us To The “Danger Zone” With An All New Print By Gabz For “Top Gun”

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Revvin’ up your engine
Listen to her howlin’ roar
Metal under tension
Beggin’ you to touch and go

Highway to the Danger Zone
Ride into the Danger Zone

- Kenny Loggins

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In 1986, Director Tony Scott gave us an action film that helped make Tom Cruise a household name and left us all singing songs from the hit soundtrack.  (To this day my wife still loves the volleyball scene.)  “Top Gun” went on to become the highest grossing movie of the year.  Odd City Entertainment, in partnership with Paramount Pictures Licensing, have collaborated with Gabz on a brilliant print.

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The print is unique in that it was designed to be viewed in two directions.  Here is what Gabz had to say about the film and the project.  “When you’re an 80’s kid like myself you just had to see and fall in love with Top Gun. Sure it has that testosterone/macho vibe that used to be so popular back in those days. Call me nostalgic, but I consider it a classic action flick, with brilliant aerial sequences, cool characters and an awesome soundtrack. 

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When approached by Odd City for this print I knew I wanted something horizontal this time around. I decided a jet fighter battle recollecting the Cold War era should really work well with this title. I also wanted to step back from the complex multi-character based compositions with this one, and to design the print in a way so it could be viewed upside down as well.”  – GABZ

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“Top Gun” by Gabz

36″x24″

Printed on Holographic “foil” Paper

Printer: D&L Screenprinting

Two Color ways: Sunset (orange and red) and Magic Hour (blue and red)

Run size: 100 for each color way

Price: $100 for each color way

Fully licensed and Numbered edition

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These beauties will go on sale Monday December 15th around 11 AM CST over on the ODD CITY WEBSITE.  Good news is that these prints are already in hand so they will begin shipping on Tuesday December 16th.  Follow Odd City Entertainment on TWITTER for the exact time of the drop.

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3A Announces A RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME Transformers Bumblebee Premium Scale Figure

We don’t even try to hide our love for all things 3A because every time they announce something, we fall in love with it.  They have just announced the next thing in their collection that we will covet and it’s downright a-w-e-s-o-m-e!

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Starting TODAY, December 12, exclusively at Bambaland, they will be offering a Transformers Bumblebee Premium Scale Collectible Figure and our heads are spinning with lust.

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  • Figure Stands 15-Inches (38.1cm) Tall and 12-Inches (30.5cm) Wide
  • Fully Posable With Over 65 Points of Articulation, Including Articulated Fingers
  • Interchangable Right Arm and Light-Up Cannon
  • Includes Detachable Combat Face Shield
  • LED Light-Up Feature on Eyes, Chest and Cannon
  • Highly-Detailed Sculpt and Realistic Paint Application
  • Bambaland Exclusive Version Includes Control Pillar Accessory
  • Control Pillar Has Light-Up Feature and Stands 8.5-Inches (21.6cm) Tall

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This must have figure goes on sale TODAY, December 12th at 9 AM, Hong Kong time, in the OFFICIAL BAMBALAND STORE.  (Hong Kong is 16 hours ahead of us here on the West Coast so GO NOW to try and secure your figure IMMEDIATELY!)

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Lovett’s Video For “Eye of the Storm” Is Mesmerizing

We are REALLY late to the game on this one.  Lovett released this music video for their song, “Eye Of the Storm” back in 2011 but given that it was directed by Christopher Alender we wanted to bring it to your attention.

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You may not know the name Christopher Alender but that is about to change.  Alender has just been named the director of a secret J.J.Abrams sci-fi film that was just purchased by Sony Pictures.  This is a HUGE show of confidence in Alender’s abilities as it will be his directorial debut and it comes on a very high profile project.

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This music video has a steampunk vibe and the music and the video blend seamlessly. Give this one a watch and we think you will agree with our sentiments, both the music and the video are mesmerizing.

Here is a short “making-of” video that shows you the inner workings of this one.  We think you will be amazed at how this one came together.  Let us know what you think down in the comment section below.

“Eye Of The Storm” is off the album “Highway Collection” and it can be purchased HERE.

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TODAY! Mondo Is Releasing A Print For A Modern Christmas Classic: “Home Alone” By DKNG

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

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Ahhhhh yes, the 1990 classic from John Hughes and Chris Columbus is being immortalized today, December 11th, by Mondo and DKNG.  Here is what DKNG had to say about the project.

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“When approaching a concept for Home Alone, we knew the interior of the McCallister home and all of Kevin’s tricks to foil the Wet Bandits were likely to be the focus of our design. However, we also wanted to incorporate the exterior of the house and provide a different perspective on some of the movie’s most iconic scenes.

dkng_logo_5.1We took some liberties with the architecture of the house and the layout of the property, but in the end the exterior allowed us to include some of our favorite imagery from Home Alone including the Oh-Kay Plumbing van, the perpetually knocked over bronze statue, and off course, Old Man Marley.

This poster was an interesting challenge for us as we’ve typically been using two-color printing for this more realistic style. This time around, we stepped up to a four-color design that looks great with the fine halftones blending the colors. The poster is printed on a subtle metallic paper that will give the snow an extra shimmer as well.”

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“Home Alone” by DKNG

18″x24″ screen print

Hand numbered edition of 275

Printed by DKNG

$40

Follow Mondo on TWITTER for the exact time that this one goes on sale.

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