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New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« on: June 01, 2012, 12:52:51 PM »
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 02:14:49 PM »
    Very cool! I'll wait for more pics before deciding I will get it though

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 04:43:18 PM »
I will definitely be getting 1 ex.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 08:30:44 PM »
I will definitely be getting 1 ex.

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 05:11:31 AM »
considering SS attention to detail, wonder if helm will have lightning/smoke damage?
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 05:14:47 AM »
If they don't fix the helmet, the height and the cape, I'll pass. No need to buy everything, I'm not going to be buried with my possesions LOL
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 02:19:06 PM »
I don't know if they'll do any of the damage stuff or not. Could be interesting if the do.

First Vader was damn good IMO. I had no problems with the helm or cape. It looked like Darth Vader had jumped out of my TV so if they tweak some stuff thats great if its as good as the last thats great too.

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 01:06:52 AM »
I don't know if they'll do any of the damage stuff or not. Could be interesting if the do.

First Vader was damn good IMO. I had no problems with the helm or cape. It looked like Darth Vader had jumped out of my TV so if they tweak some stuff thats great if its as good as the last thats great too.

I still like any of my Medicom Vaders more than the SS Vader ANH. First SS Vader had a lot of issues:
- fragility (unfortunately I know this from my own experience),
- the dome sits too high and if glued well no way you can put it lower to be more accurate. You need some work to make it look close to what Vader really looks like
- the height: if Medi's are too small for 1:6 (but ok for their own line of figures), the SS Vader is out of scale for any line, he is taller than the HT Predator :-\
- the cape flows unnaturally, they could have added some wires or at least learn from the SSF members (lferigno IIRC) who made awesome capes for it.

And I'm not even discussing overall accuracy since I'm not a Vader specialist, but don't ask me regarding the Stormie  ;D
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 05:12:55 AM »
He's still a "keeper". I REALLY want a Scout/Snowtrooper & a Chewy.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 10:32:31 AM »
I don't know if they'll do any of the damage stuff or not. Could be interesting if the do.

First Vader was damn good IMO. I had no problems with the helm or cape. It looked like Darth Vader had jumped out of my TV so if they tweak some stuff thats great if its as good as the last thats great too.

I still like any of my Medicom Vaders more than the SS Vader ANH. First SS Vader had a lot of issues:
- fragility (unfortunately I know this from my own experience),
- the dome sits too high and if glued well no way you can put it lower to be more accurate. You need some work to make it look close to what Vader really looks like
- the height: if Medi's are too small for 1:6 (but ok for their own line of figures), the SS Vader is out of scale for any line, he is taller than the HT Predator :-\
- the cape flows unnaturally, they could have added some wires or at least learn from the SSF members (lferigno IIRC) who made awesome capes for it.

And I'm not even discussing overall accuracy since I'm not a Vader specialist, but don't ask me regarding the Stormie  ;D

No way in hell is that medicom Vader better. That's like bringing a knife to a gun fight against SS Vader.

Fragile? What were you doing with it? Medicom fragile? Yes, that I can believe. SS not a chance. I never saw anyone including myself say that. Sounds like you were rough with it or got a bad one.

Helm is fine and it looks like Darth Vader only the typical SW fans have a problem with it IMO.

Cape looks fine IMO as well. It hands nicely and looks like Vaders cap. So it works for me.

I don't care about the typical anal SW fans complaints in regards to Vader or the stormies. They look like their movie counterparts which is all I want.

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 10:40:08 AM »
Just compare the accuracy of the old Marmit trooper and you'll see what I mean. As for what happened to my Vader there are a few posts on the old SSF Vader thread.  ;)


I know that you love Sideshow, but their present Vader and Stormtroopers are FAR from perfect.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2012, 01:05:12 PM »
I'll have to search for the posts sometime. Funny video though

They're not but they're damn close and look like the characters to the point it takes someone very picky to notice.

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 06:25:06 PM »
I have them all & there REALLY isn't that much difference, & if they were identical? someone would sue.
Each company has a different style of quality & detail.
For the amount of $$ we pay for Medi-com thru SS? I wish Vader had working lights on chest & belt & lightup saber & sounds?
If Hasbro could do it? What could SS/medicom/hts do?? If they did? I might actually open them for display instead of keeping them MIB.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 12:06:25 AM »
Light up features are nice and I like them but I rarely use them on the figures I have that have them. So them not doing them doesn't bother me to be honest. Only way things stay in the box is if I have no room otherwise it's coming out. lol

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012, 12:41:30 AM »
I'll have to search for the posts sometime. Funny video though

They're not but they're damn close and look like the characters to the point it takes someone very picky to notice.

Being far from perfect doesn't make them close. Wish SS would have looked more and not idealize their vision of a Stormtrooper. Since Marmit and especially the old GG Stormie bust the bar has been raised a lot. So if someone tells me it is impossible to make them more accurate I call that bull... Marmit could and GG too. The Stormtrooper helmet is wrong on a lot of aspects, the armor comes wide and you need to heat it to make it fit better, the body is floppy and has wide female hips - look at how the inner drop boxes are sitting. For the price I'm paying for them, I surely am picky, these are not $10 Hasbro figs, but $120 (or more) high end collectibles.

Of course they look like a Stormtrooper or like a Vader, but even my vintage Kenner Stormtrooper looks like a Stormtrooper LOL. We are passed by that now, look at the quality of some HT figures, look at the quality of SS clones, they look fantastic. Stormtroopers are some of the most iconic villains of all times, SS should have known, but in fact they didn't really care, knowing fans will buy them anyway. And the fans did.

My biggest problem with SS Stormtroopers remains the helmet which in fact is the most important feature of any character (its face). The lower jaw part under the frown is huge, the mic tips are too big and the eyes look Asian. The last 2 are fixable but the lower jaw strikes at me every time I look at the figure. Even the Medi has a better helmet that this, but that is not accurate either since is a combination of ANH with ESB and ROTJ.

Though SS brought some cool things: the E-11 blaster is the most accurate scaled Stormtrooper blaster ever, comparable with my MR and the Sterling, it is simply amazing with all those tiny accurate details. Then the cloth belt and the way the thermal detonator is attached with 2 metal clips are also very accurate.

I stand by my statement that they are FAR from perfect.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2012, 10:38:16 AM »
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Light up features are nice and I like them but I rarely use them on the figures I have that have them. So them not doing them doesn't bother me to be honest. Only way things stay in the box is if I have no room otherwise it's coming out.

I have to strongly disagree here.  Sideshow really dropped the ball on the 1/6th scale Han in Carbonite.  IF it would have had lights it could have justified the price a little more.  Especially when they turned around less than a year later and produced the Premium Format version that is simply amazing.

I think all of us like Sideshow Josh, but the reality is they make mistakes just like any other SW manufacturer and there is a large contingent who love the product but let's try to keep it real.  WE can criticize Sideshow for their imperfections and seeing as they have a TON of Star Wars products now, there are more than a few.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2012, 04:18:54 PM »
Being far from perfect doesn't make them close. Wish SS would have looked more and not idealize their vision of a Stormtrooper. Since Marmit and especially the old GG Stormie bust the bar has been raised a lot. So if someone tells me it is impossible to make them more accurate I call that bull... Marmit could and GG too. The Stormtrooper helmet is wrong on a lot of aspects, the armor comes wide and you need to heat it to make it fit better, the body is floppy and has wide female hips - look at how the inner drop boxes are sitting. For the price I'm paying for them, I surely am picky, these are not $10 Hasbro figs, but $120 (or more) high end collectibles.

I didn't say they were far from perfect. I said they were pretty close and its something I stand by. Its your money and you can complain all you want.

Of course they look like a Stormtrooper or like a Vader, but even my vintage Kenner Stormtrooper looks like a Stormtrooper LOL. We are passed by that now, look at the quality of some HT figures, look at the quality of SS clones, they look fantastic. Stormtroopers are some of the most iconic villains of all times, SS should have known, but in fact they didn't really care, knowing fans will buy them anyway. And the fans did.

You know what I meant so let's not play games shall we? They look like their movie counterparts literally off the screen were as the vintage stuff doesn't really even come close to looking like that. The ST figures are great figures as good as any of my clones really.

My biggest problem with SS Stormtroopers remains the helmet which in fact is the most important feature of any character (its face). The lower jaw part under the frown is huge, the mic tips are too big and the eyes look Asian. The last 2 are fixable but the lower jaw strikes at me every time I look at the figure. Even the Medi has a better helmet that this, but that is not accurate either since is a combination of ANH with ESB and ROTJ.

Like I said for someone like you who counts the teeth on the mask I'm sure these kind of things drive you nuts. Someone like me who looks on screen and then at my collection seeing basically an exact replica I'm cool with what I see.


I stand by my statement that they are FAR from perfect.

You can stand by them all day and I stand by mine. :)

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2012, 04:22:45 PM »
I have to strongly disagree here.  Sideshow really dropped the ball on the 1/6th scale Han in Carbonite.  IF it would have had lights it could have justified the price a little more.  Especially when they turned around less than a year later and produced the Premium Format version that is simply amazing.

I get that some people would want the lights. I'm sure it would have only added to how some folks display things. As, I said I like light up features and the ability to use them as I choose but in the multiple Iron Man figures, statues, and busts that have them I rarely use them. So as I stated I like them but don't find them something that makes an item a must have.

I think all of us like Sideshow Josh, but the reality is they make mistakes just like any other SW manufacturer and there is a large contingent who love the product but let's try to keep it real.  WE can criticize Sideshow for their imperfections and seeing as they have a TON of Star Wars products now, there are more than a few.

I didn't say they didn't make mistakes. Folks are more than welcome to call things out in an adult manner as they see fit but if I don't agree I'm not gonna agree with them just to make them happy. That's not how I roll. :)

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 06:37:07 PM »
I think we all want perfection? which isn't easy for us the uber picky detail freaks.
All I want is for molds & accuracy to keep improving & hopefully prices go down?
I like all my Vaders that have lights in chest & belt, more eyecatching displayable than non light ups.
A light up Lightsaber wouldn't be difficult to do for SS,GG, HTs. Honestly every fig that has a lightsaber would look better if it lit up.
Compare SS PFs that have liteup abilities to non lite ups, they just look cooler.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2012, 04:14:34 AM »
Folks are more than welcome to call things out in an adult manner as they see fit but if I don't agree I'm not gonna agree with them just to make them happy. That's not how I roll. :)

I'm glad we agree on this.

For my money expect a better product, especially when old companies like Marmit and Gentle Giant managed to get a good product many years before. If that is so hard to understand, then I'm not sure how can I explain it. :) But I guess some people are easier to satisfy than others. That's totally fine with me, excepting the case when those people try to explain me I should be satisfied with what they are satisfied. That will not happen. De gustibus non est disputandum and that goes both ways.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2012, 06:42:51 AM »
i've been wanting a Vader for a while and the prices that the original are commanding is crazy....it will be nice to get a new Vader at a decent price, thanks SideShow !


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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2013, 09:33:41 PM »
Not sure what your decent price is, but I would be shocked if this comes in at less than $200.
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2013, 05:22:24 AM »
Not sure what your decent price is, but I would be shocked if this comes in at less than $200.

or more!! I bet $225
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 02:45:37 PM »
Close penter! Only $249 for the exclusive and regular versions.  Light up features on the belt and chest box- no light up sabre.  12 different hands with the exclusive being the severed stump from ROTJ.  Light up imperial base and additional meditation chamber helmet display base.  I can't wait to order mine!
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2013, 05:49:04 PM »
I will have 2, Spice says I need crap to trade? so be it then...
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2013, 01:40:00 AM »
I might get this Vader (no need for EX) and then sell the ANH version later - I simply don't quite like their tall ANH Vader. Hopefully this will be better...
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2013, 06:24:31 AM »
wow $250...can't believe they don't have a light up saber yet


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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2013, 06:48:17 AM »
I don't mind too much the missing lighted lightsaber. To be honest I prefer displaying my figures without a plastic pole in the hands. But the price is quite big, and I'm afraid this will be just another step towards way more expensive collectibles.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2013, 07:47:24 PM »
wow $250...can't believe they don't have a light up saber yet
It should have light up saber & breathe on its own & blink for $250...
1st Vader was $125 & I thought that was expensive when other SS figs were $59...
Now SS figs are $100-150 & for special figs like this 1, $250+ what is the breaking point for the collector?
SS has to realize that with each price increase they lose some people who just can't do it anymore.
It all falls on Supply & Demand.. look at 1st Vader ex prices or most ex prices.. I passed on R2D2/C3PO PF because it was $1000.
I am crazy, but not stupid & that is too much.. for a $1000 get a lifesize  R2 instead? or anything else?
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2013, 09:12:26 PM »
I knew this piece was gonna be a dealbreaker for some with the high price tag, but being a limited edition, you know most will shell  out the cash for it, myself included.  Call me crazy, but I was gonna go buy the old hasbro/kenner electronic 12" vader and use the electronics in for voices/breathing...just gotta see how it would fit.  I am ok with the lightsaber not lighting up, although I can see reasons for arguing against and for with the price point.  Is it the end all vader...No I don't thinks so,  but a decent enough version for those who might have missed out on the first version.  What I really should do is buy 2 and sell one for a pretty penny in a few years...
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2013, 06:19:08 AM »
I think many plan on buying 2, just to sell 1 later.. It will return its investment, this maybe 1 I actually open up & keep other 1 with other figs shelved forever..
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2013, 06:26:00 AM »
the original Vader was limited to 1977 pieces, right?  what's this edition size?


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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2013, 07:03:23 AM »
I buy for myself for my own collection not to resell. If I do it is because I intend to get a better version of the item I'm selling (recently happened to my AT-AT helmet, I sold it to get a better one) o because some important problems occur. I never buy to resell just to make some money off collectors.

If I buy this figure I'll go for the regular version, I simply don't need the EX hand stump, which I'll never display it with. At least the ANH Force choke hand could be used a bit better than this one IMO
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2013, 05:23:04 PM »
SS is limiting 1 ex per customer, so I got 1 of each. & only need 1, just Spice & others keep telling me to get crap for trade?
I have never sold anything SW that I did not have 2 or more of & never for profit, just to help a fellow collector fairly.
I want the collector to keep collecting & SW is not a tool to make profit off of unless you are a scalper & only care about money.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2013, 02:24:50 AM »
As I said countless times I collect for myself. Never flipped or scalped like some others. I sold my AT-AT helmet for a price that all real prop collectors said it is more than fair and even too cheap.

As for Vader figure I passed on the EX easily. Might get the regular locally unless have something better to do with my money.

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2013, 10:24:07 AM »
so, how many of you guys bit the bullet and ordered one of these?


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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2013, 10:58:03 AM »
 :-[  I HAD to Fox, I missed the LAST Vader way back when.  I was laid off at the time and sadly one I missed, plus I think this one is way better. To hell with the price! Thanks to Penter for the reminder too.  :) ;)
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2013, 05:19:53 PM »
so, how many of you guys bit the bullet and ordered one of these?
I will chew on those bullets all day long... I need more lead in my diet anyway..
I bet this will be the hottest figure SS does & in time his value will prove it..
I would rather get 1 for $250 than try to chase 1 down later for triple or quadruple the price..

I have seen Amazon & ebastards already selling their Preorders for $5-800? WTF!!
What will it be priced at in 2016? 1st Vader ex MIB goes for $1000+ I do not get why? Glad I got 1 at $125...
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2013, 09:26:10 AM »
After seeing all the teaser pix of this figure? I am Impressed.. WOW! this one is going to be special..
I really hope everyone who wanted 1? ordered 1..  I bet this fig will $explode$ more than the 1st..
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2014, 05:48:56 PM »
I got 2 of there monsters today.. they are big.. so much comes with it.. This is the fig to have for 2014..
I hope all who wanted 1 got 1..

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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2014, 06:02:50 AM »
Did anyone else get a Vader? just curious?
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2014, 10:59:18 PM »
Had to cancel my preorder on the exclusive.  Hoping to convert on the waitlist, but will get a regular version eventually.
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Re: New 1:6th ESB/ROTJ Darth Vader from Sideshow
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2014, 03:07:01 PM »
Did anyone else get a Vader? just curious?

got 1, still boxed up though....gotta move some other stuff before he comes out


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