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7:52 AM - Tuesday the 13th of August, 2013 - by dark52
A special $100 edition of the Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack has been announced, the Dark Edition Starter Pack will be exclusive to GameStop and feature five Dark versions of some Skylanders.

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The main attraction is the five dark Skylanders: Dark Wash Buckler, Dark Blast Zone, Dark Ninja Stealth Elf, Dark Mega Ram Spyro, and Dark Slobber Tooth. And along with all the usual stickers and cards you'll get a special poster featuring all of the characters from all three games.

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Lost Islands this week sees the introduction of the first two Sidekicks, Trigger Snappy and Whisper Elf. They behave just like the other Skylanders but they can tackle the new Chompy Pods when they're fresh, other Skylanders must wait for it to empty. The other six Sidekicks are likely to be rolled out slowly like they've been doing with the variants. Super Tuesday this week has a double gold bonus.
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#51 eyebrawler 18:34:06 16/08/2013
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Azz01 I'm not mad are anything I respect their opinion but a lot of people don't like dark blast zone and how don't you like any dark skylanders but I respect your opinion
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#52 cynder47 19:40:41 16/08/2013
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Well I went to Game Stop and made my pre-order I canceled my regular pre-order with LC Hex.I just hope the release more LC Hex characters than they get pre-orders so I can grab LC Hex as well.



well i found out if you pre-order this as well you do get the bonuses with the dark series
by the way watch this it has all the charaters from swap force-
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#53 Ruler of all 22:45:53 16/08/2013
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I NEED IT! I HAVE TO GET IT!!!! NOOOWWWW!!!
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#54 Fan Of Skylands 08:05:04 17/08/2013
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I already have the regular one on order, so there goes my chances with this one, plus it costs so much!
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#55 Heirumaru2286 16:37:52 17/08/2013
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*Dons le Wario cap* MINEMINEMINEMINEMINEMINEMINEMINE!!!!!
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#56 Jesus Skywalker 17:36:12 17/08/2013
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Ugh...twist the knife Activision...
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#57 Kevinvert 18:52:21 17/08/2013
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If i get this, then i will never get to get the normal version of washbuckler or blast zone...hmm...
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#58 weebbby 22:30:19 17/08/2013
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Probably won't be that expensive - depends who's got it. All the clues are pointing to GAME, and whilst they're currently the most expensive (at £65 for the PS3, 360 and Wii U versions and £53 for the Wii version) I could see them putting an extra £20 on the price, maybe £15 if we're lucky.

So either £80-85.

Edit: Also, why isn't this showing up on the homepage?


Response to edit: You tell us.


...What's that supposed to mean? Implying that I would know why the news isn't on the homepage?


It's implying that you might, but that I don't really know for sure.
BTW, now it is showing up.
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#59 Sesshomaru75 22:36:08 17/08/2013
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I believe that the reason why it's only now showing up on the homepage is because dark52 found a clearer picture of the pack (if you didn't notice, the older picture was very blurry compared to the newer one) and because he's edited the first post to look a lot nicer (it looked kind of unorganized, to me at least, before he edited it). I think dark52 must have been rushing when he first made this, so that's why it's only now showing up on the homepage because he's had time to fix the post and add a clearer photo of the pack. That's just my guess though. *shrugs*
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#60 TheShadowDragon 03:26:51 18/08/2013
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Screw the normal starter pack! The Dark Edition is where it's at! Hopefully, if they do sale well, maybe they'll have the dark figures either as singles or multiple packs; double pack for Dark WB and Dark BZ, and the triple one for DMRS, DNSE, and DS.
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#61 paddyfitz 03:30:09 18/08/2013
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Looks like this is on the front page now.
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#62 Sunny Castanets 07:44:11 18/08/2013
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Okay, so I've gone from "not getting Swap Force" to "possibly getting Swap Force for Christmas" to "if I can get the money together I'm getting this version".

Only qualm is that NOW they decide to not put the same figures in the 3DS version, how can I get a hold of the non-Dark versions of the two Swaplanders?
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#63 GamerZack7 12:40:26 18/08/2013
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Okay, so I've gone from "not getting Swap Force" to "possibly getting Swap Force for Christmas" to "if I can get the money together I'm getting this version".

Only qualm is that NOW they decide to not put the same figures in the 3DS version, how can I get a hold of the non-Dark versions of the two Swaplanders?



Maybe they'll be available as singles or in a double pack. smilie
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#64 Blazier 14:55:37 18/08/2013
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My city is going to sell the reguler version for $100 ad this for $150
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#65 Kevin16 15:39:36 18/08/2013
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...this is way too overpriced
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#66 Sesshomaru75 20:37:35 18/08/2013
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This is way too overpriced.


Not really if you count how much each figure is worth (around $10 for each core figure and around $15 for each swapable figure) and how much the game itself is worth (usually around $60 nowadays).

  • Three core figures = around $30.
  • Two swapable figures = around $30.
  • Game = $60.
  • Total = $120

So you're basically getting $20 off. That's not much, but you're basically getting two core figures for free or one swapable figure for free. I'm not even counting the portal or the fact that these are variants and thus probably worth more to collectors. *shrugs*
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#67 bionicle2809 20:44:23 18/08/2013
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This is way too overpriced.


Not really if you count how much each figure is worth (around $10 for each core figure and I believe around $13 for each swapable figure) and how much the game itself is worth (usually around $60 nowadays).

  • Three core figures = around $30.
  • Two swapable figures = around $26.
  • Game = $60.
  • Total = $116

So you're basically getting $16 off. That's not much, but you're basically getting two core figures for free or one swapable figure for free. *shrugs*


Swappers are actually $15 - so the total cost is $120, meaning you're saving $20. People ignore the cost when you add everything together, because they think "the normal game is $75, and the two figures are only an extra $20 so it should be $95!" but they forget that with the base game you're saving $25 from the cost of the game and figures on their own.
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#68 weebbby 22:28:42 18/08/2013
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Except - Normal game = 75, this has $20 more worth of characters, and it's $25 more.
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#69 bionicle2809 22:50:44 18/08/2013
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Except - Normal game = 75, this has $20 more worth of characters, and it's $25 more.


But you're still getting your money's worth for $100. Okay, it's $25 more - so an extra $5 for the exclusive poster. Actual Skylanders posters retail at around $5, so there you go, sorted.
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#70 Ash Starkindle 01:03:07 19/08/2013
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Ima save up for the dark Starter pack. But tbh IDC fir Dark Slobber Tooth or dark Blast Zone
But I still may get it but give away those two
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#71 Doomslicer 05:22:04 19/08/2013
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Yay it's finally on the homepage!
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#72 NINJAsk11 10:39:06 19/08/2013
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Quote: Blazier
My city is going to sell the reguler version for $100 ad this for $150



now , this sicks, i feel your pain
for me , its like a dream coming true, it comes out around 18 oct, and my birthday is on 17 nov, a very goo timing, so i can pay back with my birthday mony


Kevin16: its not that overpirzed, with a silver portal and 2 extra dark figs........
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#73 Captain Biggs 15:03:11 19/08/2013
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Quote: Kevin16
This is way too overpriced.


Not really if you count how much each figure is worth (around $10 for each core figure and around $15 for each swapable figure) and how much the game itself is worth (usually around $60 nowadays).

  • Three core figures = around $30.
  • Two swapable figures = around $30.
  • Game = $60.
  • Total = $120

So you're basically getting $20 off. That's not much, but you're basically getting two core figures for free or one swapable figure for free. I'm not even counting the portal or the fact that these are variants and thus probably worth more to collectors. *shrugs*


I look at it this way: 5 rare/alternate characters for 20$ each and the game is free with new portal.
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#74 Sunny Castanets 19:23:47 19/08/2013
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Okay, so I've gone from "not getting Swap Force" to "possibly getting Swap Force for Christmas" to "if I can get the money together I'm getting this version".

Only qualm is that NOW they decide to not put the same figures in the 3DS version, how can I get a hold of the non-Dark versions of the two Swaplanders?



Maybe they'll be available as singles or in a double pack. smilie


I'm hoping that will be the case, since I'm sure they'll be releasing the 3DS characters (possibly with exception to that new Eruptor?) as single packs. If not, then I will wait for the set to go cheap and pick it up and sell the game alone.
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#75 GamerZack7 23:10:32 19/08/2013
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The Dark Edition should keep me going until I have a Wii U, at which point I'll pick up a Wii U Swap Force starter. That means I would end up with three versions of Swap Force: Dark Edition for Wii; 3DS version; and regular edition for Wii U. At least I plan to not get every single Swap Force character!
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#76 NINJAsk11 11:54:27 20/08/2013
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The Dark Edition should keep me going until I have a Wii U, at which point I'll pick up a Wii U Swap Force starter. That means I would end up with three versions of Swap Force: Dark Edition for Wii; 3DS version; and regular edition for Wii U. At least I plan to not get every single Swap Force character!



but you DID make a plan so you can get to the zones right?
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#77 GamerZack7 21:01:30 20/08/2013
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The Dark Edition should keep me going until I have a Wii U, at which point I'll pick up a Wii U Swap Force starter. That means I would end up with three versions of Swap Force: Dark Edition for Wii; 3DS version; and regular edition for Wii U. At least I plan to not get every single Swap Force character!



but you DID make a plan so you can get to the zones right?



Oh, that won't be a problem. I intend to get all the Swap Force members, all 16 regular new characters and only half the reposes and LightCores. Basically, I only need one non-variant, non-LC version of each character other than my personal core eight.

Although, I am slightly tempted to get some Legendary figures this time around... smilie
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#78 NINJAsk11 15:47:49 22/08/2013
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The Dark Edition should keep me going until I have a Wii U, at which point I'll pick up a Wii U Swap Force starter. That means I would end up with three versions of Swap Force: Dark Edition for Wii; 3DS version; and regular edition for Wii U. At least I plan to not get every single Swap Force character!



but you DID make a plan so you can get to the zones right?



Oh, that won't be a problem. I intend to get all the Swap Force members, all 16 regular new characters and only half the reposes and LightCores. Basically, I only need one non-variant, non-LC version of each character other than my personal core eight.

Although, I am slightly tempted to get some Legendary figures this time around... smilie



smart
i'll focus on the ones i want AND the zones

i dont want them all cuz its just too many

might change later
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#79 NinThumpEye 04:46:25 25/08/2013
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I probably shouldnt get them all, yep this time no more variants, except the dark ones and legendaries, and while im at it I might get nitro magna charge. yep thats it, unless of course theres going to be a variant for rattle shake or grilla drilla cos their my favourite characters. Plus any chrome ones cos i missed out in giants but managed to get chrome spyro so that totals at around.... damn
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#80 PopFizzTM123 13:09:14 26/08/2013
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The Dark Starter Pack is £84.99 in the U.K exclusive to Game smilie
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#81 NINJAsk11 14:41:01 26/08/2013
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The Dark Starter Pack is £84.99 in the U.K exclusive to Game smilie



Lucky, here, its 100 euro's!
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#82 bionicle2809 14:58:40 26/08/2013
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The Dark Starter Pack is £84.99 in the U.K exclusive to Game smilie


Lucky, here, its 100 euro's!


€100 is the same as £85
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#83 wreckingballbob 15:05:00 26/08/2013
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The Dark Starter Pack is £84.99 in the U.K exclusive to Game smilie


Lucky, here, its 100 euro's!


€100 is the same as £85



US are the lucky ones they get it for $100!
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#84 NINJAsk11 15:07:10 26/08/2013
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Quote: NINJAsk11
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The Dark Starter Pack is £84.99 in the U.K exclusive to Game smilie


Lucky, here, its 100 euro's!


€100 is the same as £85



WOW realy, i didnt know that, but still, in fact, its still more
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#85 Fan Of Skylands 17:03:55 26/08/2013
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It's not MORE, it's actually the same smilie
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#86 GamerZack7 21:21:01 26/08/2013
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Over here it costs $120, so for an extra $20 you're basically getting two extra characters valued at $15 each. Of course, they'll most likely be worth more on the after-market due to their exclusivity and rarity. smilie

I'm seriously considering buying the Legendary Swap Force double pack and triple pack to serve as a parallel to the characters in my Dark Edition...ooh, the anticipation is too much to bear alone! Who else is excited? smilie
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#87 Fan Of Skylands 07:31:50 27/08/2013
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ME! But I'm not too sure about those Dark figs, mainly because I envy anyone who will get 'em! smilie
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#88 GamerZack7 22:54:36 27/08/2013
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Now that I think about it, they are creepy-looking...
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#89 spyro177 12:52:08 28/08/2013
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those are beautiful
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#90 NINJAsk11 13:18:17 28/08/2013
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i only tend to like blast zone, slobber tooth, mega ram spyro and ninja stealth elf
so i am quite happy with this
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#91 popfizzfan4life 13:48:52 29/08/2013
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so... where's the dark smolderdash?
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#92 popfizzfan4life 13:54:50 29/08/2013
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tell me there's the dark version of the red robot
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#93 popfizzfan4life 14:04:37 29/08/2013
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does dark spyro spit purple flames?
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#94 popfizzfan4life 14:08:37 29/08/2013
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does dark washbuckler spit purple water?
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#95 popfizzfan4life 14:16:32 29/08/2013
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what's the difference between normal stealth elf and dark?
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#96 popfizzfan4life 14:35:51 29/08/2013
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can dark blast zone fire purple flames like dark spyro?
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#97 NINJAsk11 15:02:37 29/08/2013
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smiliefan4life@


double posting is not alloud in the forums, you are also not alloud to make "off"-topic posts
but the "inportant thing"dont DOUBLE post/
or 7 post after each otther
if yu keep on doing this i have to report you, sorry


to just post everything i "ONE" post:

1 no, there is NO dark smoulderdash

2 no, dark megaram spyro will NOT spit purple flames like he used to

3 wash buckler doesnt even "spit" water, and no, neither of his attacks a purple

4 AAARGH look at what i said above, NO dark stealth elf does NOT have purple eyes

_(this is annyoing)

5NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 aargh!!!!
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#98 hotfizzygiant 14:46:09 01/09/2013
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Oh my gosh I need that SOO BADDDD!!!!!!



IF I DON'T GET IT IM GUNU DIE
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#99 hotfizzygiant 14:59:32 01/09/2013
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OMG I LOVE smilie
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#100 Gill Grunt S3 01:44:37 16/09/2013
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Yeah, I won't get it because I don't wanna have two copies of the game.

I also prefer originals rather than Darks!


I wouldn't really mind having more than one copy of the game to be honest. I'm not a huge Skylanders fan (I actually don't consider myself a fan at all at the moment), but I was really disappointed from what I saw in Giants. Swap Force, on the other hand, seems like it may be better and more worth my money. If I like the game, then I will probably buy the Dark Edition later on just for the figures and probably just give the extra copy of the game to my brother or something.

I also prefer the original characters over the Dark ones, but I still think they look cool.


i dont think you can get the dark version later its limited meaning only this one time special number of sets and in nevada there sold out but i got one so good luck trying at a later date!
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