What’s on your child’s List? It’s the 2017 Babylish Advice Toy Gift Guide

Toy Gift Guide

This is by far my favorite time of year … not so much the weather (snow sucks period the end), but it’s when all the new, hottest toys for 2017/2018 are released and I get to touch, feel, test/play and best of all I get to share my top favorites with everyone and offer some REALLY great giveways … WOOHOO!!!

What I want everyone to know most importantly is that I have NOT been paid to review any of these toys. I am simply receiving the products for my kids to test out and those that we think are great are included in my post. Now we have gotten that out of the way, let’s begin! 

Here is my hand chosen gift guide of great gifts to give your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, g-d child, friends child etc. for the Holidays.



This is 100% the toy of the year!!!! I can’t tell you who had more fun with this toy, my kids or me?! The product does not require any kind of battery (added bonus) and has minimal assembly. If I have one piece of advice for this toy, I would highly recommend reading the directions as to how to make the Oonies before showing your kids because once they see it they will attack it (speaking from experience). What I loved about this is that there are so many applications for Oonies. My mini (who is 4) spent over an hour creating little creatures many of which he brought to bed with him and my older son (who is 7) was playing a game throwing them at windows and those that stuck would get a point. The balloons have a film on them that makes them stick to each other and comes with all sorts of accessories to put feet, ears, arms, eyes, noses, mouths etc and use your imagination to create fun creatures. If you wondering what happens when you run out of the little balloon beads, you can buy refill packs.


Where to Buy: Amazon.ca + Refill Packs
Price: $48.49 + $39.95 for a refill pack if you want it


Speak Out – Kids VS. Parents #GIVEAWAY

Speak Out Kids VS Parents

This is probably one of the funniest games I have played to date with my family! My kids were legitimately belly laughing because of how funny both my big guy and I looked and talked when we had the mouth piece in. I couldn’t stop laughing because at the end of his turn his shirt was wet from drooling so much (i’m even laughing writing this). Each game comes with child size and adult sized mouth pieces, child and adult cards which are phrases that you each have to guess and a timer. Guess the phrase right and you get a card! The person with the most cards at the end wins … it’s just that easy!

Speak out

Where to Buy: Amazon.ca
Price: $13.88 ON SALE (they even offer Prime shipping)

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Spin Circuits/Spinzipz/Spinblades 


Spinners are the biggest craze right now and they certainly have come a long way since the first one came out! Yes I get it, a spinner is a spinner is a spinner, BUT these one’s were actually really cool! Not only can you get them with patterned lights, but you can stack them and create crazy light shows with them and test your true ability to be a spin-master. What’s the difference: Spin Circuits have over 20 different cool light patterns, Spinzipz has only two arms and a single pattern of light and Spinbladez has multi-colour lights but when combined with the Spinzipz using the included double sided spin pin, they make a mesmerizing light show. I have to say the Spin Circuit was mesmerizing and somehow quite calming (weird), maybe every parent should have one of these! 😉


Where to Buy: Spinzips – Walmart.ca, Spinbladez – Toys R Us or Party Rock, Spin Circuits – Mastermind Toys
Price: Spinzips – $6.99, Spinbladez – $9.99, Spin Circuits – $15.99


Hasbro’s Marvel Spider-man Mega City Playset

Marvel Spiderman Super City Playset

Go big or go home! Well I wasn’t wrong about this toy, I had a feeling my mini (who is superhero obsessed) would go mental over this and I was not incorrect. This is the ultimate Spider-man city where Spider-man can hang from a crane, climb up and down ladders, go through secret doorways and swing down around a building. Two major things to note here: the city does NOT come with a Spider-man which was not a big deal for us because I feel like I have a million of them (make sure to buy a mini one if you don’t already have one in the house) and it comes unassembled with A LOT of parts! I did not find this hard to put together as the parts are all numbered and the directions were straight forward, but if you are going to give this as a gift, I would recommend putting it together at night and putting a bow on it for the morning. This was a big win in my house!

Spider-Man Mega City

Where to Buy: Toys R Us
Price: $112.47


Elevation Pictures Paw Patrol 10 Disc DVD Set #GIVEAWAY

Paw Patrol Gift Set


This is the ultimate DVD gift pack that was just released in time for the holidays! 56 Episodes on 10 DVDs – that’s every mini fan’s dream in 1 location. Need a few minutes to yourself (or 13 hours), grab a disc, pop it into the DVD player, grab a coffee and put your feet up. These are episodes my mini hasn’t seen before, so needless to say he was quite excited.

Where to Buy: Amazon.ca (bonus it offers Prime)
Price: $65


Hasbro’s DropMix Music Gaming System


Yes this game is as cool as it looks!!! I have to give it to Hasbro, this is probably one of the most unique games I/we have ever played! If you child loves music than this is definitely something you want to get for him/her. I like to think of this as the modern day turntable where you can mix up songs and add beats by adding and exchanging cards. There are three ways to play this: freestyle, clash and party .. we have only tried freestyle so I can’t comment on the others, but for the younger one’s this is probably the best route to go. Download the FREE DropMix app, take the tour to learn how the game works and start mixing it up. Songs include: Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sia, The Weeknd and many more. It starts with you laying down the first card which will be your base song. Each card has a colour in the top left and you want to correspond that colour with the colour on the board (don’t worry for the little one’s if they don’t follow that, they just love that they are their own dj and making the mixes on their own). It is recommended for ages 16+, but my son who is 7 had the best time playing with this and brings it out for all his play-dates.

Batteries are NOT included … I repeat NOT included so make sure you have some handy.


Where to Buy: Amazon.ca  (bonus it offers Prime) or Toys R Us
Price: $99.97 (it’s on sale right now from $129.99)


Beados Teeneez #GIVEAWAY

Beados Teenez

A true instance where you don’t judge a book by it’s cover! Although the packaging is geared toward girls, my older son had fun making designs with these (he made one for his girlfriend at school). Now I don’t recommend these for younger kids as the beads are Teeny and would be very hard for their little hands, but the older kids would definitely love this. There are different packages to choose from: Teenez 4 Colour Pen Starter Pack, Teenez Designer Studio and Teenez Refill Pack. Each pack comes with little design sheets to put under the plastic bead casing and an assortment of coloured beads.  No oven necessary, just spray the made design with water, wait 20 minutes and its good to go. You can make jewelry (comes with a bracelet to attach designs to) or for the boys make something to hang off your bag or give to someone else.

Beados Teeneez

Where to Buy: Toys R Us or Amazon.ca
Price: $34.99 (designer studio), $19.99 (4 colour pen), $26.99 (refill pack)

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Tonka Tinys Rescue Response Playset
Tonka Tinys
Great for little hands, Tonka Tinys Rescue Response Playset brings kids imaginations to life and best of all at their level! Launch the trucks down 1 of 4 ramps (one of which is the ultimate gravity ramp that makes your truck fly) and store the little trucks in the garage storage so there are no lost pieces and tears over not finding them! You will be happy to hear there is very little assembly which is always helpful 🙂

Tonka Tinys
Where to Buy: Toys R Us and Walmart.ca
Price: $39.99


Zuru Mayka Tape

Mayka Tape

Here’s a neat concept! It’s tape that you can cut and shape into anything you want it to be and is compatible with Lego products. We like to build cars with our Lego in my house, so why not make a really cool ramp or city with your Mayka tape or if your kiddos are true Lego fans, you can make their room into a cool Lego city by adhering the tape to their walls and attaching their Lego designs to it. Cool right?! You can see how my imagination has blown up with this one.

Mayka Tape

Not my child 🙂

Where to Buy: Walmart.ca or Toys R US
Price: ranging $19.99-$24.99 for single packs

I can not say enough good things about this product, honestly!! This was a product I was not sent to test, I purchased this a while back as I heard great things and they were certainly not wrong! This is one of those games that are educational through the parents eyes, but just a really fun toy through the child’s eyes – I like to call that a win-win for all. I purchased the genius kit which included the base and mirror for the iPad, a Numbers game, a Word game and a Tangram game. Additionally, I purchased what happens to be my kids favorite game of all, the Monster game where your little one can choose what he/she wants to draw (it offers you categories) on the included creative board (set comes with bright coloured erasable chalk markers and a big pouch which you use as the eraser). Osmo Monster brings it life by “pick it up” and magically puts it on the screen with him and roll plays with it, take a look at the picture below! The kids REALLY got a kick out of this (frankly so did I). I recently bought Coding Awbie which is a coding game. You direct Awbie using the physical coding command blocks and direct him on the strawberry eating adventure. I truly think this is one of the best toys you could buy your child this holiday season!
Where to Buy: Amazon.ca
Price: Normally $129.99 (prime) but right now my link shows $99.99 on SALE!


Operation Escape Game #GIVEAWAY
Operation Escape Game
Have you ever done an escape room? If you have, how much did you have! If you haven’t here’s a chance to play a fun game with your older kids while getting the child version of an escape room?! You are given 3 tasks and you have to complete them (even more fun with 4+ people) in order to get the captured player free before the timer runs out. The other thing I think is great about this game is that there are different levels of difficulty, so if you think it’s too easy … try again buy upping your level allowing you to play multiple times. This is definitely a game for kids 6+ and also something fun for the kids to do when you have a play date over.
Where to Buy: Toys R Us (don’t use Amazon for this one – it’s crazy expensive)
Price: $39.99
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Little Live Pets

Little Live Pets

Do your kids bug you constantly for a pet??? It seems to be a common theme in my house, at least once a week one of my kids are asking me for a pet so this was the perfect toy to give them! Meet Lollipop, he is our new bird (we also have a white one named Hatchy not pictured here, he didn’t like the camera). Want to know what’s so wonderful about these pets, they walk around, don’t poop on the floor and when you are done with them, just flick the switch to “off” – BEST PET EVER! You can buy the birds separate, however each habitat/cage comes with one, hold it in your hand and the egg opens to reveal your new bird friend.

Little Live Pets

Where to Buy: Amazon.ca or Walmart.ca
Price: $34.97


STOCKING STUFFER: Disney Emoji’s Collectibles #GIVEAWAY

Disney Emoji Collectibles

If you have a Disney fan out there and need a little stocking stuffer, here is a great idea! These cute collectibles offer over 100 characters (from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Lion King, Toy Story, Finding Nemo and more) and the fun part about the chat bubbles is that you don’t know what you are getting so it makes it even more exciting for your little one’s (my mini has an obsession with blind bags lately). We talk in emoticons so why wouldn’t our little one’s! Two f the packs have a hidden surprise character.

Emoji Collectibles

Where to Buy: Chat Bubbles – Toys R Us
Price: Chat Bubble – $3.99, Chat Pack – $9.99, Group Chat – $14.99

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Wishing all a Happy Holidays
Have fun shopping


  1. Thank you my granddaughters would love the Beados Teenez Theme Pack

  2. love these games its funny to se some one with the mouth piece and try to speak

  3. my grand daughter loves PAW PATROL she is a huge fan

  4. Gillian Morgan says:

    I would love to win for my niece and nephew.

  5. I like that Speak Out is family friendly

  6. Gillian Morgan says:

    I like that you can create anything you want with the beados.

  7. I would love to win the Paw Patrol set for my daughter

  8. Gillian Morgan says:

    I have never been to an escape room.

  9. I like that the Beados Teenez Theme Pack only takes 20 minutes to dry

  10. I have never been to an escape room

  11. My daughters favourite disney character is Anna

  12. Gillian Morgan says:

    Jacen loves buzz from toy story.

  13. Kris Mihalov says:

    Paw patrol is my granddaughters favorite

  14. Jen Schorr says:

    I am always on the hunt for new family games. The Speak Out game looks perfect!

  15. I’ve never been to an escape room. They look fun though.

  16. Sandi McGinnis says:

    With the Oonies game,I really liked the fact that a wide age range were able to enjoy it.I often find when I’m spending time showing one child to to work a toy or play a game,my other kids are not interested one bit,and I lose them to their room,of their phones.

  17. Speak Out is a fun game for families to enjoy.

  18. I have never been to an escape room but we have one locally.

  19. My boys love Paw Patrol and would enjoy the DVD set.

  20. My girls love Belle and my boys love Mater

  21. I like the creativity that the Beados kits encourage.

  22. Amy Heffernan says:

    LOL I love the sound of this game!

  23. Amy Heffernan says:

    No I have ever done an escape room!

  24. Amy Heffernan says:

    My son loves Mickey Mouse!

  25. My daughter loves the Paw Patrol characters

  26. All three of my kids love PAW Patriol. It’s one show they can all agree to watch together. I woulld love to win the DVD set for them.

  27. My Favourite feature of the Beados is that you only need water to make your creations stay together. So cool!

  28. I have never been to an escape room, but I”d love to try. My nephew would love this game!

  29. My oldest loves Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel and Elsa. My girl twin loves Anna. My boy twin loves Olaf and Lightning McQueen.

  30. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the fact that this game is enjoyed by all the family and gets us back into doing things together and really enjoying it.

  31. Audrey Skinner says:

    My great-niece and great-nephew love Paw Patrol.

  32. Audrey Skinner says:

    Love the fact that the Beados can be enjoyed by girls or boys.

  33. Audrey Skinner says:

    I have never been to an escape room.

  34. Audrey Skinner says:

    My niece is crazy about Mickey.

  35. My daughter would love that she can compete against her parents. She likes when she beats us 🙂 thanks!

  36. My nephew would love the Paw Patrol dvd set, so that would make a great gift for him.

  37. I love that the drying time is quick and that the Beados Teeneez allows my daughter to express her creative side.

  38. I have never been to an escape room but have always wanted to go

  39. My daughter lives Belle,Elsa and Anna at the moment.

  40. Jennifer P. says:

    My favourite feature of Speak Out is the absolutely hilarious mouth piece that leads to tons of laughter. We bought this game for our nieces last Christmas, and we have never laughed so hard playing a game!! I would love to get this for our own kids this year – our nieces live in Quebec and we are in BC, so we can’t play together right now. Playing this at home would remind us of our wonderful trip there last Christmas!

  41. I would love to win the Paw Patrol DVDs for my 3rd daughter! She loves Paw Patrol.

  42. Jennifer P. says:

    I would love to win the Paw Patrol 10 Disc DVD Set for my younger daughter – her and her cousin are obsessed with Paw Patrol and they’d love to watch these dvds together!

  43. Jennifer P. says:

    No, I have never been to an Escape Room. To be honest, I don’t think I would like it – I’d rather play a safe game of it at home for sure!

  44. I like that the Beados Teenez doesn’t use the oven to set them! My daughter often want s to do that type of crafting but I always hate doing it in the oven!

  45. Jennifer P. says:

    My daughters love Elsa, Moana and Maleficent Disney characters the most!

  46. I’ve never gone to an escape room but I have several friends how have.

  47. My kids love Rapunzel and Flynn. They also really like Raja

  48. Lisa bolduc says:

    I would love love in the paw patrol dvds for my son.

  49. kristen visser says:

    I love that with the Beados you can create your own jewelry and pieces

  50. kristen visser says:

    my girls love everyone from Frozen especially Olaf

  51. ivy pluchinsky says:

    My favorite feature of the speak out game is how fun it looks, and how silly it sounds.

  52. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I want to win the Paw Patrol for my cousins son who is obsessed.

  53. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I like all the fun designs you can make with the beados

  54. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I have not gone to an escape room but my sister just did one and said it was so much fun

  55. ivy pluchinsky says:

    My niece loves Ariel

  56. Jenny Major says:

    I would love to win the Paw Patrol 10 Disc DVD Set for my son!

  57. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love the concept of Parents vs. kids. Looks like so much fun.

  58. nicolthepickle says:

    I think the BEados are neat because you can design things yourself.

  59. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love that there is no heating in the oven for the Beados crafts.

  60. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I have never gone to an Escape room, but would love to try it out.

  61. favorite character is belle

  62. the speak out game looks hilarious, i love the mouth piece

  63. I would love the paw patrol disk set for my besties ltitle girl 🙂

  64. I love the beadoes how it gets the little ones working with their hands

  65. i have never done an escape room

  66. Bryan Vice says:

    I LOVE escape rooms they are so fun & cool

  67. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like that you have a hard time saying words with the piece in your mouth for people to understand.

  68. Bryan Vice says:

    I would give the Paw Patrol discs to my son he loves Paw Patrol

  69. Bryan Vice says:

    I love the Beados prize pack you dont have to put them in the oven thats so cool

  70. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to win the Paw Patrols for my granddaughter.

  71. Bryan Vice says:

    I’ve been to one Escape games with some friends it was so much fun harder than ya think lol

  72. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like that you can decorate your beads any way you want.

  73. Juliee Fitze says:

    No never been to an escape room , not sure if there are any around here.

  74. Juliee Fitze says:

    My granddaughter is still into Elsa from Frozen.

  75. it’s easy to put together. Minimal assembly required! 😉

  76. I would love the Paw Patrol 10 DVD sry for my grandson and nephew.

  77. Those Paw Patrol guys are his fave

  78. The Beados Teenez would keep her entertained for some time. Bracelets would be on the list.

  79. The Disney Emoji Collectibles are on her list of wants this year.

  80. Jennifer P. says:

    My favourite feature of the Beados Teenez is that they only need water – I love that no glue, oven etc. is needed!

  81. Nathalie Lebeau says:

    The Disney emojis and the paw patrol gift set! My son would die!!! Hahaha thanks for th chance!!

  82. Lacey willson says:

    I love watching people play. It’s so funny

  83. I have never been to an escae room. My teenage son has been to a few and enjoys them.

  84. My son’s favorite Disney character is Woody

  85. I love that you only need water for the Beados Teenez

  86. I would like to win the Paw Patrol discs for my youngest son.

  87. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the speak out looks fun because it looks silly

  88. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i would like to win the paw patrol for my friends kids

  89. My favorite feauture of the speakout game is how funny the words will sound coming out lol

  90. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    my favourite feature is how silly it makes you look

  91. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    I want to win the dvds for my girls

  92. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    I love that you only need water for the beados

  93. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    I haven’t done an escape room but i’d like to

  94. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    I always loved Rafiki

  95. nicolthepickle says:

    I have never gone to an Escape room, but maybe someday. They sound quite fun.

  96. I love all the laughs this game would cause, I have not played it yet but have seen it and looks so fun and perfect for all ages!!

  97. My granddaughter is a huge fan of Paw Patrol so I would love to gift this to her!!

  98. The Beados would be fun for my oldest granddaughter and I like this because they can use their imagination and make what they like the best

  99. I have never been to an escape room but they look like a lot of fun, it’s cool that they made a game, sounds fun!!

  100. My grandchildren all love Mickey and I think he will always be a favourite!!

  101. Holly MacRitchie says:

    My favourite feature is that they have both sizes of the mouth pieces for small kids and adults both.

  102. Holly MacRitchie says:

    I would love to win the Paw Patrol movies for my daughter

  103. Holly MacRitchie says:

    I have never been to a Escape Room

  104. Sarah Letendre says:

    I love that the Beados are something to DO !! crafty fun !!

  105. id love to win paw patrol for my son

  106. my favourite feature of the speak out game is there is different size mouthpieces

  107. Linda Madden says:

    My favorite part of the speak out game is the mouth pieces

  108. Linda Madden says:

    I would love to win the law patrol DVD set for my grandkids!

  109. Linda Madden says:

    No, I ‘ve never had to go to an escape room.

  110. Linda Madden says:

    My granddaughter loves Minnie mouse!

  111. Becky Best says:

    My favorite feature of Speak Out, is that it has different size mouth pieces for adults and children,. I was wondering about that! 🙂

  112. Becky Best says:

    I would like to win the Paw Patrol DVD Set for my nieces little guy! 🙂

  113. Becky Best says:

    My favorite feature of the Beados Teenez is that you don’t need to use an oven! 🙂

  114. Becky Best says:

    I have never gone to an escape room, but I’ve been wanting to!!! 🙂

  115. Becky Best says:

    My nieces favorite Disney character is Minnie!! 🙂

  116. caroline m. says:

    The speak out game since awesome because it keeps families playing and laughing together. I love the idea.

  117. I would love to win the Paw Patrol set for my nephew who is a BIG fan.

  118. Maritess S says:

    My kid’s favourite Disney character is Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

  119. Maritess S says:

    My favorite feature of the Beados Teenez is that it is easy to create something special.

  120. I like the game because it looks like family fun.

  121. Julie bolduc says:

    I like that you can go against the parents and the kids

  122. Julie bolduc says:

    I like that kids can create many thinfs with the Beados Teenez

  123. Julie bolduc says:

    We have been to an excape room i dound it hard lol

  124. Christine R says:

    My family would love to play Speak Out together!

  125. I have never done an escape room but one just opened in our town so I plan on checking it out. Thanks

  126. Carey Hurst says:

    The best part about that game has got to be the mouth guard for sure , that is where all the fun comes in trying to talk lol

  127. Carey Hurst says:

    I want to win the Paw patrol for my little guys he loves it .

  128. Carey Hurst says:

    Tough to know his fave Disney character , he likes quite a few actually , he is on a Moana kick right now but likes the big crab thing ?

  129. Carey Hurst says:

    I have never been to an Escape room no, but my oldest son and nephews have gone

  130. Carey Hurst says:

    Don’t know to much about Beados but I do like the pen concept as the main instrument so that is cool.

  131. Christine D says:

    I really like the trying to pronounce things! That must be really funny!

  132. Christine D says:

    My son and daughter LOVE paw patrol!! my son was Chase for halloween!

  133. Christine D says:

    No i havent but it sounds like a fun idea!!

  134. Christine D says:

    My daughter LOVES Aurora, Elsa and Minnie and my son loves Woody and Mickey

  135. Debbie Jensen says:

    I would love to win the paw patrol game for my nephew.

  136. I like that the Speak Out – Kids VS. Parents can be played by the whole family!

  137. I’ve never been to an escape room, but there are a few in my city,

  138. I would love to win the Elevation Pictures Paw Patrol 10 Disc DVD Set for my youngest niece. She is paw patrol obsessed.

  139. I like that you don’t need an oven to make things with the Beados Teenez.

  140. My nieces are fans of Ariel and Elsa.

  141. My favourite feature is that you can design things yourself.

  142. Tammy Woodall says:

    I love the mouth piece on the Speak Out game. It looks like loads of fun.

  143. Tammy Woodall says:

    No, I’ve never been to an Escape Room before.

  144. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I love that Speak Out comes with child and adult size mouth pieces!

  145. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I love the pen for the Beados, makes things much easier.

  146. Jennifer Wilson says:

    Yes, I have gone to an Escape Room and it was so much fun!

  147. Jennifer Wilson says:

    My granddaughters favourite Disney character is Minnie Mouse.

  148. Michelle T says:

    I have never been to an Escape Room. Sounds interesting!

  149. sherry fowler says:

    I love the mouth piece; the kids are always amazed and amused when their parents sit down to play a game with them and act silly

  150. sherry fowler says:

    I would love to win the dvds for my grandchildren

  151. peyton wyjad says:

    The speak out game looks like it would be soooo funny for me and my sisters to play

  152. peyton wyjad says:

    ive always wanted to go to an escape room but its never seems to work out time wise with a game like this maybe i could get the experience

  153. peyton wyjad says:

    as i was scrolling through reading the page my sister screamed and pointed at the disney emoji’s it would be amazing if she could receive them!

  154. donna chong says:

    love the mouth pieces for both adult and kids, i can hear the laughter already with the boys, Looks like great fun for all

  155. Oonies would be a hit with the step grandkids!

  156. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Favorite feature of the game is how fun it looks.

  157. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Would love to win the dvds for my nephew.

  158. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    No have never gone to an escape room.


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