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Transformers News: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 9:22PM CST

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We’ve previously mentioned the Transformers Battle Masters in our coverage of the UK Toy Fair, and subsequent toy mentions, but we’ve now obtained some good pictures of both packaging and the figures themselves.

Over at the Idle Hands blog, there are pictures of both package designs and each of the Battle Masters available. The Battle Masters can be operated with two game controllers that are interchangeable. There is also an app for iPad/iPhone to complete the battle. The starter pack includes two bots, “The Diesel Destroyer” Optimus Prime and “The Calamity of Humanity” Megatron. Other single pack bots that will be available include Starscream, Prowl, Bumblebee, and Barricade. Battle Masters are set to be available April 2014.

Transformers News: More Pictures and Info on Battle Masters

Transformers News: More Pictures and Info on Battle Masters

Transformers News: More Pictures and Info on Battle Masters

Transformers News: More Pictures and Info on Battle Masters

Transformers News: More Pictures and Info on Battle Masters

Transformers News: More Pictures and Info on Battle Masters

Check out even more pictures of the Battle Masters over at the Idle Hands blog.
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Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1545980)
Posted by Seibertron on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:39pm CST
Looks like they should have stopped at Optimus!
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1545987)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:45pm CST
barracade looks more like prowl than prowl does
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1545994)
Posted by Venowtron on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:10pm CST
Prowl looks like Huffer but with a mouthplate
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1545999)
Posted by helli0n on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:17pm CST
Via - Angry Birds Transformers – Toys Coming, Can A Game Be Far Behind?

The Idle Hands Blog has come up with a copy of the Hasbro line-up for this years Toy Fair. But if you scroll down past the My Little Pony Flip And Whirl Rainbow Dash Pony, down below the Nerf N-Strike Mega Tunderbow… even below the Spidey Kapow Action Plush we get to what might be the big news item:

Angry Birds Transformers!!!

Racers – September
Battle Packs – September
Energon Multi-Pack – September
Bumblebee Blast – September
Telepods Optimus Raceway – September

If we are seeing Angry Birds Transformers in a toy line, its not a far leap to speculate there will be a video game offered up as well. Looks like September should be fun.


Here is the blog post they are referring to - Toy Fair 2014: A Hefty Sampling of Hasbro's Lineup
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546002)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:23pm CST
Prowl's deco reminds me of Sari Sumdac:

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Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546005)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:28pm CST
And Starscream looks like Warpath! And what's with Op's...sumo diaper?!?

Never heard of this game before, and now looking forward to ignoring the hell out of it.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546014)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:44pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:And Starscream looks like Warpath!
With the shoulders of either RiD Wedge or Animated Sentinel Prime. :P

Well, at least he's got Armada Starsscream's shade of red. ;)
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546018)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 28th, 2014 @ 11:04pm CST
These look like good things to throw in a bonfire.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546029)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 28th, 2014 @ 11:50pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:These look like good things to throw in a bonfire.

Doth Primus approve of the toxic fumes from such burnt offerings?

Even warriors of this low caliber should be recycled with full honors. The amount of plastic they're wasting on these guys with oil prices where they are...ugh.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546051)
Posted by zwann on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:34am CST
Is this even a transformer product, or is it some other toy brand that hasbro acquired then slapped TF colors on them?

Aside from Optimus, nothing looks like their name. Heck where's Starscream's cockpit. That could have saved more cost by simply repaint the same mold with different color and call it Metroplex, or Arcee.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546087)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 29th, 2014 @ 3:15am CST
ok someone must have got the names mixed up cause most of those look nothing like their namesakes. Either that or these werent originally going to be a transformer product but due to poor testing (or just speculation that these wouldnt sell) they slapped on the TF brand to try and make them sell. Besides optimus the others are pretty must just generic looking robots.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546109)
Posted by ZackRoyer on January 29th, 2014 @ 4:55am CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:ok someone must have got the names mixed up cause most of those look nothing like their namesakes. Either that or these werent originally going to be a transformer product but due to poor testing (or just speculation that these wouldnt sell) they slapped on the TF brand to try and make them sell. Besides optimus the others are pretty must just generic looking robots.


The names should be: "Red and blue bulkhead", "Evil purple bulkhead", "Yellow Bulkhead", "Orange bulkhead"...
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546128)
Posted by bluecatcinema on January 29th, 2014 @ 8:48am CST
Optimus is the only one who looks even remotely like he's supposed to.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546131)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:14am CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:ok someone must have got the names mixed up cause most of those look nothing like their namesakes. Either that or these werent originally going to be a transformer product but due to poor testing (or just speculation that these wouldnt sell) they slapped on the TF brand to try and make them sell. Besides optimus the others are pretty must just generic looking robots.


I think you hit the nail on the head. Not the name mix-up, but your second suggestion.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546133)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:25am CST
You know, thinking about it more, (aside from Optimus) these all look look like their namesakes about as much as the following look like Ironhide:

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:P
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546134)
Posted by bluecatcinema on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:26am CST
Sorry, my bad.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546147)
Posted by rpetras on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:54am CST
For me, the essential things to get right on a transformer are the general color, relative size, and the design of the head. I'll give you that, for the game, they need to be the same size. So they needed to get 2 things right.

Except for Optimus, these are a whole load of fail on those criteria.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546168)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 29th, 2014 @ 11:29am CST
Oh god they are bad, but you gotta love their titles "The Diesel Destroyer". Classic. :lol:
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546567)
Posted by Va'al on January 30th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CST
Thanks to fellow Seibertron.com user helli0n, we have yet another product coming out of the UK Toy Fair based on the Transformers franchise, and it comes with a little twist. Combine one of the most popular mobile device games with robot, and what do you get? Angry Birds, the Transformers edition. The news itself comes once again from the Idle Hands blog, and can be found here, but check out the release dates of the packs below, and leave your opinion in the Energon Pub!

Angry Birds Transformers!!!

Racers - September
Battle Packs - September
Energon Multi-Pack - September
Bumblebee Blast - September
Telepods Optimus Raceway - September
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546571)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 30th, 2014 @ 2:37pm CST
i got excited reading the title of this news until i got to the angry birds part.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546572)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 30th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CST
I wonder if these will be G1 based... or movie tie-ins.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546575)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 30th, 2014 @ 2:44pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:I wonder if these will be G1 based... or movie tie-ins.


Could be either or. I've seen Star Wars Angry Birds, so I kinda know what to expect here: Big Red as Optimus Prime and the King of Pigs as Megatron.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546578)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 30th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CST
I'll no doubt skip the merch... but might get a game on a whim. I've never played the original or Star Wars versions. If cheap, might try it.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546579)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 30th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CST
I'll no doubt skip the merch... but might get a game on a whim. I've never played the original or Star Wars versions. If cheap, might try it.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546580)
Posted by Burn on January 30th, 2014 @ 3:07pm CST
Angry Birds Star Wars is brilliant, Rovio did a great job of capturing the characters and turning them into their own birds and pigs.

So I have a lot of faith in them doing Transformers justice. Can't wait for them!
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546593)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 30th, 2014 @ 3:37pm CST
Get ready for the usual complaints:

"Hasbro is destroying themselves by making all this stupid crap that nobody wants. It's a waste of precious, precious plastic and will ruin the entire franchise. Remember the 80s, when Hasbro ONLY made high-quality figures for collectors and there was no cheap licensed merch?"

"These are for stupid babies. My 2-year-old nephew even thinks these are too simple for him. These toys aren't even helping kids learn calculus or anything!"
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546599)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 30th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Get ready for the usual complaints:

"Hasbro is destroying themselves by making all this stupid crap that nobody wants. It's a waste of precious, precious plastic and will ruin the entire franchise. Remember the 80s, when Hasbro ONLY made high-quality figures for collectors and there was no cheap licensed merch?"

"These are for stupid babies. My 2-year-old nephew even thinks these are too simple for him. These toys aren't even helping kids learn calculus or anything!"


*gets the shot glasses and some booze*
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546601)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 30th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CST
Depends on what they look like, but they might be cool
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546614)
Posted by Rated X on January 30th, 2014 @ 4:56pm CST
Another great Hasbro decision ! :lol:
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546616)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CST
Take a shot, JelZe. :P
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546618)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 30th, 2014 @ 5:02pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Get ready for the usual complaints:

"Hasbro is destroying themselves by making all this stupid crap that nobody wants. It's a waste of precious, precious plastic and will ruin the entire franchise. Remember the 80s, when Hasbro ONLY made high-quality figures for collectors and there was no cheap licensed merch?"

"These are for stupid babies. My 2-year-old nephew even thinks these are too simple for him. These toys aren't even helping kids learn calculus or anything!"


*gets the shot glasses and some booze*

You want to die of alcohol poisoning don't you?


Eh, I'll wait and see, I enjoy Angry Birds and I like Transformers, so I'll stay optimistic.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546621)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 30th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Get ready for the usual complaints:

"Hasbro is destroying themselves by making all this stupid crap that nobody wants. It's a waste of precious, precious plastic and will ruin the entire franchise. Remember the 80s, when Hasbro ONLY made high-quality figures for collectors and there was no cheap licensed merch?"

"These are for stupid babies. My 2-year-old nephew even thinks these are too simple for him. These toys aren't even helping kids learn calculus or anything!"


*gets the shot glasses and some booze*

You want to die of alcohol poisoning don't you?


Nope, they're for you guys, as I can't have alcohol. Meds you know?
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546623)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on January 30th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CST
so, more reveals that have nothing to do with the mainline, aggravating
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546625)
Posted by Va'al on January 30th, 2014 @ 5:27pm CST
Let me try saying this again:

It is highly unlikely that any toy news before the New York Toy Fair (16-19 February) will be about the main lines of toys for 2014/15. Hasbro is like that, they keep all their stuff secret until big US events.

I know, it's a big tease, but that's how it is! :-(
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546626)
Posted by El Duque on January 30th, 2014 @ 5:52pm CST
Va'al wrote:Let me try saying this again:

It is highly unlikely that any toy news before the New York Toy Fair (16-19 February) will be about the main lines of toys for 2014/15. Hasbro is like that, they keep all their stuff secret until big US events.

I know, it's a big tease, but that's how it is! :-(


Yep, the International Toy Fair in New York next month is where they will roll out the big guns for 2014. Followed by more reveals at BotCon, SDCC 2014, and NYCC 2014. Just be patient it's just two weeks away!
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546628)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 30th, 2014 @ 6:11pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Va'al wrote:Let me try saying this again:

It is highly unlikely that any toy news before the New York Toy Fair (16-19 February) will be about the main lines of toys for 2014/15. Hasbro is like that, they keep all their stuff secret until big US events.

I know, it's a big tease, but that's how it is! :-(


Yep, the International Toy Fair in New York next month is where they will roll out the big guns for 2014. Followed by more reveals at BotCon, SDCC 2014, and NYCC 2014. Just be patient it's just two weeks away!

And the biggest event for this stuff will be SDCC, BotCon gets to see a lot of stuff first, but SDCC is where the general public will get to see them, plus more on top.
So be patient, you'll have to wait till SDCC to get to see the really good stuff.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546629)
Posted by Va'al on January 30th, 2014 @ 6:22pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Va'al wrote:Let me try saying this again:

It is highly unlikely that any toy news before the New York Toy Fair (16-19 February) will be about the main lines of toys for 2014/15. Hasbro is like that, they keep all their stuff secret until big US events.

I know, it's a big tease, but that's how it is! :-(


Yep, the International Toy Fair in New York next month is where they will roll out the big guns for 2014. Followed by more reveals at BotCon, SDCC 2014, and NYCC 2014. Just be patient it's just two weeks away!

And the biggest event for this stuff will be SDCC, BotCon gets to see a lot of stuff first, but SDCC is where the general public will get to see them, plus more on top.
So be patient, you'll have to wait till SDCC to get to see the really good stuff.


Actually, I wonder about that. The film will be coming out almost a month before the con - so most film releases might be shown in New York and at BotCon. Especially as the latter ends three days before the film is released in some countries, and four before it shows in the US.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546635)
Posted by ZackRoyer on January 30th, 2014 @ 7:16pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Get ready for the usual complaints:

"Hasbro is destroying themselves by making all this stupid crap that nobody wants. It's a waste of precious, precious plastic and will ruin the entire franchise. Remember the 80s, when Hasbro ONLY made high-quality figures for collectors and there was no cheap licensed merch?"

"These are for stupid babies. My 2-year-old nephew even thinks these are too simple for him. These toys aren't even helping kids learn calculus or anything!"


Oh look, people complaining about people complaints.
"Geez, people complaining in comments are so boring. Look at me, I'm complaining about complains, i'm so cool".

"Toys must be simple because 12 years old can't tie their own shoes. Why kids today don't know how to spell properly? Geez why people like justin bieber?. Why my son is so stupid? Where I got it wrong? It must be junk food."

I <3 you GuyIncognito! Please complain about me complaining your complaints about complainers so I can complain about it too.

Plus: Plastic is derivated from petrol, wich I think is really precious, as USA "democratizes" every country that has it.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546648)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:46pm CST
Umm, it's been done. ;) Angry Birds Transformers video review!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAYKtRc686g
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546649)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:56pm CST
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Umm, it's been done. ;) Angry Birds Transformers video review!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAYKtRc686g
Unlicensed Chinese toys. :P
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546650)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:58pm CST
OOOOOkay, while I could go on about how Angry Birds Star Wars made me see that the trend of licensed crossovers points to all of pop-culture racing towards "The Condition of Muzak" in much the same way that many breakfast cereals keep adding new colors until they've covered the entire spectrum (like what recently happened in Green Lantern's neck of the multiverse) creating a space where everything becomes indistinct, and the ramifications this will have for the looming global I.P. wars that will surely change the very definitions of "public-domain" and "fair-use"...

...my first thought is actually of one advantage TF has over Star Wars here: dozens of characters who actually turn into birds, and at least three pigs. In other words, this has the potential to sorta' make more sense if they stray beyond the big names.

PLEASE at least include Snarler; his main character trait is selfishness IIRC, so he actually would steal eggs if he saw a point to it. And if they just ignored factions and threw in Randy, he could crumble from GPS when you hit him!
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546738)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 31st, 2014 @ 9:22am CST
Goddammit Hasbro, stop with the Angry Birds cross over garbage already. It's bad enough you mate everything else with your Mr. Potato Head, this is ten times lower. Have some goddamn dignity and respect for your licenses.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546757)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 31st, 2014 @ 11:25am CST
AutoBorst wrote:Goddammit Hasbro, stop with the Angry Birds cross over garbage already. It's bad enough you mate everything else with your Mr. Potato Head, this is ten times lower. Have some goddamn dignity and respect for your licenses.


What do dignity and respect have to do with it? These are children's toys, not war memorials.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546929)
Posted by Va'al on February 1st, 2014 @ 6:22am CST
Continuing the trend of showing us everything but the main toy lines, fellow Transformers fansite Transformers Universe have taken pictures of the German Hasbro catalogue from the Nuremberg Toy Fair, and uploaded them to their Facebook page. You can check them all out mirrored below, but notable additions are the confirmation of some of the UK Toy Fair products, Transformers apparel (including a Lockdown hoodie), bedsheets, costumes and stationery.

UPDATE: Fellow Seibertronian Dead Metal has translated the German descriptions into English, copied below.

Inside cover:
The mega blockbuster of 2014’s summer – director Michael Bay reinvents the saga with even more characters and action!

In theatres 17 July 2014

Mega products – Transformers just like in the theatre!

# Transformable in 5 or less steps!

# Magical transformations in less than 1 second!

# For action just like in the movie!



Product page 1:

Transformers Legion Heroes (Movie characters)
8 piece assortment
The stars from the world of Transformers in the handy Legion size class. The collectable and playable figures feature fast transformation with just 5 steps!

Note: Legion (old Legends) scale

Transformers Movie 4 One-Step-Magic
12 piece assortment
These action figures transform just like the heroes from the Transformers theatre movie in just one step. Assortment features numerous characters from the blockbuster movie.

Note: 178 mm high, 17.8 cm about Voyager sized


Page 2:

Transformers 4 Sparkers
8 piece assortment
The ultimate Transformers figure with light effects for the Transformers battle just like in the movie. Once wound up the Sparker races into the duel.

Note: these are 203 mm high, that’s 20.3 cm so large Voyager scale


Transformers Movie 4 Deluxe Attackers
8 piece assortment
Action figures directly from the theatre screen. The Deluxe Attackers transform with just 5 steps into a Transformer with “Power Attack” feature. The assortment contains numerous characters from the blockbuster.

Note: 165 mm high, 16,5 sound like these are the new Deluxe scale, or at least similar to that scale

Page 3:

Transformers Movie 4 Flip & Smash
3 piece assortment
The over 20 cm tall action figure transforms using the innovative Flip-Transformation. For instance by holding it at its arms, let it rotate, and the transformation is complete. For Transformers action just like in the movie.

Transformers Movie 4 Mega Flip Bumblebee
3 piece assortment
The star of the theatre blockbuster as an over 25cm tall and imposing action figure. Bumblebee transforms himself with just one step from robot to the yellow sport’s car just like in the movie.

Note: unlike the previous assortments, which are all slated for July 2014, this is slated for September 2014, from the dimensions this seems to be 30.5 cm tall


Page 4:

Transformers Movie 4 Mega Hero
Assortment number cut off
With over 50 cm this is the giant of the Transformers action figures. With one simple action it transforms into a robot with cool light and sound effects. Includes an Optimus Prime figure (non-transformable).

Note: 533 mm/ 53.3 cm high, batteries required


Transformers Battle Masters 2pack
3 or 5 piece assortment (the number is partially cut off and could be either of those)
Play set with 2 duel action figures for the Transformers boxing match. Two triggers in the grip activate the punching movements for the robots’ arms. Winner is the one who hits the opponent’s head. Can also be played digitally via Battle app.

Note: 400 mm/ 40 cm tall


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Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546930)
Posted by njb902 on February 1st, 2014 @ 7:08am CST
So was the knife included?
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546931)
Posted by Va'al on February 1st, 2014 @ 7:08am CST
njb902 wrote:So was the knife included?


Cutting edge of marketing, I'll have you know.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546932)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 1st, 2014 @ 7:30am CST
I would say, this is actually the first official reveal of the main line. Yep, not very collector friendly. But cool for the kids and play time.
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546933)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 1st, 2014 @ 7:53am CST
Got my popcorn ready for the wave of displeased reactions this non-collector-centric news will bring surely bring:

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:P
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546937)
Posted by Va'al on February 1st, 2014 @ 8:11am CST
Dead Metal wrote:I would say, this is actually the first official reveal of the main line. Yep, not very collector friendly. But cool for the kids and play time.


But they're not *showing* us anything. That's what I meant. :D

Sabrblade wrote:Got my popcorn ready for the wave of displeased reactions this non-collector-centric news will bring surely bring:

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Pass some over, will you?
Re: More Pictures and Info on Transformers Battle Masters (1546939)
Posted by njb902 on February 1st, 2014 @ 8:14am CST
I just wish I could read German.

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