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Transformers News: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 11:56PM CDT

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Earlier this summer, one of the rarest Transformers pieces hit eBay and sold for a staggering $26,815.00! That item? The unreleased Generation 2 Menasor/Stunticons set! That one certainly turned heads, but the seller z75sales wasn't done, not by a long shot. He's acquired a rather sizable collection of items from an ex Hasbro employee, items that contain rarities, prototypes and mock ups just to give you an idea.

In fact, the same seller just recently posted an auction for the unreleased G2 Megatron, the mold that became G2 Dreadwing and Smokescreen.

z75sales posted a couple of teaser videos on YouTube showing off this massive assortment of shipping boxes, filled with Hasbro and Kenner (which became a part of Hasbro several years ago) products that have yet to see the light of day. The second video even showcases an all black and orange prototype of Beast Wars Transmetals Optimal Optimus!

You can see all of their auction listings by clicking here, and while you're there, go ahead and bookmark it because you don't want to miss what he has coming next!





Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
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Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600864)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 21st, 2014 @ 4:12am CDT
I'm kinda glad he never posted in the "Transformers Toys Haul" thread...

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600890)
Posted by megatronus on August 21st, 2014 @ 7:56am CDT
This person (these people?) certainly have a flair for building hype. Wish I could have a former Hasbro engineer hookup...

I wonder how much z75sales paid for all of that product.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600892)
Posted by shajaki on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm kinda glad he never posted in the "Transformers Toys Haul" thread...

:BANG_HEAD:
:lol:
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600904)
Posted by Neurie on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
Any one get the feeling some Hasbro Engineers widow just got fleeced out of a lot of money?
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600917)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:02am CDT
Neurie wrote:Any one get the feeling some Hasbro Engineers widow just got fleeced out of a lot of money?


I do.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600932)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
megatronus wrote:This person (these people?) certainly have a flair for building hype. Wish I could have a former Hasbro engineer hookup...

I wonder how much z75sales paid for all of that product.



My understanding is he is selling for the estate. I'm sure he's getting so sort of percentage for doing so but the stuff is not his...? correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600942)
Posted by ScottyP on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:14am CDT
Neurie wrote:Any one get the feeling some Hasbro Engineers widow just got fleeced out of a lot of money?


If so, it's their own fault because...

mooncake623 wrote:My understanding is he is selling for the estate. I'm sure he's getting so sort of percentage for doing so but the stuff is not his...? correct me if I'm wrong.


This would be the smart way to do it. The eBay seller is probably brokering the deal and gets a certain percentage of the sale amount.

I don't know this to be true, but it would make the most sense.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1600972)
Posted by triKlops on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:46am CDT
Amazing finds; really great to see this stuff documented! :HEADHURTS:
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601031)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601034)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:36pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601046)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2014 @ 4:10pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?


Or how about getting items like these into the hands of someone who photographs Transformers for a living so that these items can be shared with the rest of the world? ;)
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601074)
Posted by ScottyP on August 21st, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.


No need to be angry about it man. I can't afford this stuff either, but I don't begrudge anyone picking this stuff up for a moment just because they can. I'll share my chill pills if you'd like one.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601082)
Posted by Janitor on August 21st, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.


:roll:
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Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601095)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:09pm CDT
I think i'll start following this seller.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601124)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 12:51am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



So give them to Bot con so they can be trashed out after words?


Nah i think the best thing is either doing what he is doing right now or give them to a site like Seibertron so we can get photos



actually can any one on seibertron buy a few of these and either give or let the person who takes the galleries images (who is amazing by the way) borrow the the figures and take pictures for them.




Wish i had the money and means to get them and donate them to you Seibertron.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601128)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:24am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?


Or how about getting items like these into the hands of someone who photographs Transformers for a living so that these items can be shared with the rest of the world? ;)


Or maybe a video reviewer too? :grin:
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601166)
Posted by megatronus on August 22nd, 2014 @ 6:15am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.

:roll:

Looks like you went to a lot of trouble to figure all this out, huh?

Wait, I need to do it again:

:roll:
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601268)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:16pm CDT
Earlier this week we've reported on z75sales's Collection preview here. Well today we get to see the boxing of some awesomely Sealed G1 figures. We've embedded the video below! Enjoy!


You can see all of their auction listings by clicking here but at this time the G1 figures has not been listed yet.





Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601275)
Posted by Seibertron on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:33pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:


This collection of G1 figures are interesting. It should be noted that all of them were used in the European Classics line or the Generation 2 line, with the exception of a small handful such as Dreadwind, Darkwing, Cyclonus, Blitzwing, the Cassettes, Soundwave, and maybe a couple of others. I wonder if they had plans to release those figures in some other way or what the intention with these was.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601287)
Posted by frogbat on August 22nd, 2014 @ 2:50pm CDT
If i were a multi millionaire I'd definitely go for these. I'd want to set up a transformers museum with a sample of each toy in each of its modes and also an original sealed in its box / on card.

Oh well, one can only help but admire how pristine those look and drool.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601289)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 2:56pm CDT
I think I'll throw in a bid for some of these.... Lol highly doubt I'll win but you know just in-case it goes cheap.... hahahah
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601292)
Posted by padfoo on August 22nd, 2014 @ 3:07pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?


Or how about getting items like these into the hands of someone who photographs Transformers for a living so that these items can be shared with the rest of the world? ;)


That would be great, I would love to see galleries of some of the rarer figures!
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601298)
Posted by Seibertron on August 22nd, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
padfoo wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?


Or how about getting items like these into the hands of someone who photographs Transformers for a living so that these items can be shared with the rest of the world? ;)


That would be great, I would love to see galleries of some of the rarer figures!


Me too :D
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601303)
Posted by Seibertron on August 22nd, 2014 @ 3:37pm CDT
I'll tell you guys my ultimate dream with Seibertron.com ... in addition to the website, I've been working really hard the past few years on building up the eBay store side of the site. My ultimate goal is to have a brick and mortar store or warehouse where customers can come visit the Seibertron.com Store. In addition to the store, I'd really like to host special events where people can come visit the Seibertron.com Transformers "Museum" which would basically be my collection on display. I envision it as being part of the store or only open for special events or being something that is only available for viewing for a small donation to the "museum" or with a paid purchase from the Seibertron.com Store.

One day! :D
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601304)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 3:39pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I'll tell you guys my ultimate dream with Seibertron.com ... in addition to the website, I've been working really hard the past few years on building up the eBay store side of the site. My ultimate goal is to have a brick and mortar store or warehouse where customers can come visit the Seibertron.com Store. In addition to the store, I'd really like to host special events where people can come visit the Seibertron.com Transformers "Museum" which would basically be my collection on display. I envision it as being part of the store or only open for special events or being something that is only available for viewing for a small donation to the "museum" or with a paid purchase from the Seibertron.com Store.

One day! :D



That sounds awesome!! DO IT! I'll visit :grin:
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601411)
Posted by leokearon on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:20am CDT
Seibertron wrote:I'll tell you guys my ultimate dream with Seibertron.com ... in addition to the website, I've been working really hard the past few years on building up the eBay store side of the site. My ultimate goal is to have a brick and mortar store or warehouse where customers can come visit the Seibertron.com Store. In addition to the store, I'd really like to host special events where people can come visit the Seibertron.com Transformers "Museum" which would basically be my collection on display. I envision it as being part of the store or only open for special events or being something that is only available for viewing for a small donation to the "museum" or with a paid purchase from the Seibertron.com Store.

One day! :D


That would be cool, I would defineately vist that.. I would love to have a toy shop then I would give the people of Waterford a toy shop they deserve.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601412)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:21am CDT
Seibertron wrote:I'll tell you guys my ultimate dream with Seibertron.com ... in addition to the website, I've been working really hard the past few years on building up the eBay store side of the site. My ultimate goal is to have a brick and mortar store or warehouse where customers can come visit the Seibertron.com Store. In addition to the store, I'd really like to host special events where people can come visit the Seibertron.com Transformers "Museum" which would basically be my collection on display. I envision it as being part of the store or only open for special events or being something that is only available for viewing for a small donation to the "museum" or with a paid purchase from the Seibertron.com Store.

One day! :D


This will happen before the WWE Hall of Fame has a real location. I'm very curious how much the mass release G1 figures go for.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601447)
Posted by Seibertron on August 23rd, 2014 @ 9:39am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I'll tell you guys my ultimate dream with Seibertron.com ... in addition to the website, I've been working really hard the past few years on building up the eBay store side of the site. My ultimate goal is to have a brick and mortar store or warehouse where customers can come visit the Seibertron.com Store. In addition to the store, I'd really like to host special events where people can come visit the Seibertron.com Transformers "Museum" which would basically be my collection on display. I envision it as being part of the store or only open for special events or being something that is only available for viewing for a small donation to the "museum" or with a paid purchase from the Seibertron.com Store.

One day! :D


This will happen before the WWE Hall of Fame has a real location. I'm very curious how much the mass release G1 figures go for.


The only ones that are disappointing in price to me are the Mini-Bots. Most of them go for $10 to $15, with the exception of Bumblebee, Cliffjumper and Bumblejumper.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601469)
Posted by norwichchris on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
Do you want to know something funny?
I remember seeing those exact toys in the 1990s at langleys and I wanted a motormaster to replace mine with the broken arms but he was blue...
oh stupid I feel know...
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601472)
Posted by Seibertron on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
norwichchris wrote:Do you want to know something funny?
I remember seeing those exact toys in the 1990s at langleys and I wanted a motormaster to replace mine with the broken arms but he was blue...
oh stupid I feel know...


Except for Motormaster was never released. To the best of everyone's knowledge, there are no carded samples of G2 Hot Shot or G2 Motormaster either. If they aren't in the z75sales collection, then they most likely don't exist.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601475)
Posted by norwichchris on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:43pm CDT
Was I imagining it?
I swear I did, so long ago
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601478)
Posted by Seibertron on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:47pm CDT
norwichchris wrote:Was I imagining it?
I swear I did, so long ago


I wish you had seen them because that'd mean that there are some out in the wild somewhere!
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601480)
Posted by norwichchris on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:54pm CDT
Don't worry soon China will reissue them out of poor quality plastic
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1601483)
Posted by Seibertron on August 23rd, 2014 @ 2:03pm CDT
norwichchris wrote:Don't worry soon China will reissue them out of poor quality plastic


I wish Hasbro/Takara would reissue the Stunticons and Protectobots and then do a convention or e-Hobby exclusive of the G2 versions. Hopefully we'll get those right along with the e-Hobby Metrotitan.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1602226)
Posted by Va'al on August 27th, 2014 @ 2:50am CDT
Continuing in the stream of clips from the gigantic, exclusive and rare collection of old Transformers gems, including unreleased items from Hasbro and toy prototypes, eBay seller z75sales has uploaded another video showing the unboxing of further material during the inventory, featuring G2 figures, Dinobots, and mock-ups. Check out the clip below, and let us know what you think of it all!

Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1603076)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 31st, 2014 @ 5:12am CDT
Hasbro rarities eBay seller z75sales is at it again! This time it's an unboxing video of G2 items he has had, and currently has, available for sale among his eBay listings. (Link is included below.) Before we watch a piece of TF history unfold before our eyes, let's take a small trip down memory lane with these amazing finds and their incredible auction listings.

It all started here, with a G2 Menasor auction that went for a stellar price. Followed by unreleased G2 Gobots figures, a whole set even! Not even close to finished, seller z75sales even posted auctions for other G2 rarities, including ATB Megatron! Heck, he even had a crystal clear prototype of Beast Wars Transmetals Optimus Primal!

He even shared some videos of the unboxing of this incredible collection, obtained by the estate of a former Hasbro employee. You can see the previous video articles here, here and here.

z75sales has posted a new unboxing video on YouTube showing off the discovery of a good portion of the unreleased G2 items, including the aforementioned Gobots and even includes some G2 Dinobots as well, among other miscellaneous things such as missiles and assorted accessories.

You can see all of their auction listings by clicking here, and while you're there, go ahead and bookmark it because you don't want to miss what he has coming next!



Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1603086)
Posted by megatronus on August 31st, 2014 @ 7:01am CDT
Do we have any confirmed background information on this enterprise just yet? I've seen some rumors about estate liquidation for the widow of an Hasbro engineer (and similar such rumors), but it would be interesting to know for certain the circumstances under which this massive collection of rarities is being sold.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1603117)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on August 31st, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
I found it rather interesting (and telling) that among all these G2 toys, there was a Mirage and a Smokescreen. There's already information to support that Mirage was to be in G2 (with an alligator theme... go fig), but first I've heard of a possible plan to have SS in G2. Of course, it could just be a coincidence...
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Posted by Skywarp84 on August 31st, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Someone should tell this guy to wear gloves while doing this. Fingerprints on chrome is a deal breaker.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1603351)
Posted by shajaki on September 1st, 2014 @ 1:45pm CDT
the broken blades on G2 blades... seriously makes me want to cry.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1610564)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 2nd, 2014 @ 10:55pm CDT
Ebay seller z75sales is at it again posting rare and hard to find Transformers. He has posted the unreleased G2 gobots sets before, however this newest set is carded and Includes all 6 figures. The cards are actually mock up High Beam cards and they are also AFA graded. This set could be all yours for a cool $7,999.

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Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1610587)
Posted by ausbot on October 3rd, 2014 @ 4:42am CDT
Damn you highbeam I wanted to know what their names were.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 3rd, 2014 @ 11:16am CDT
ausbot wrote:Damn you highbeam I wanted to know what their names were.


We actually two confirmed names, not surprisingly reused from G1: Hound and Rumble. Hound should be a no-brainer, and Rumble is that red and white Vinny Racer. The latter was first used as RiD Side Swipe.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1610659)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2014 @ 11:25am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ausbot wrote:Damn you highbeam I wanted to know what their names were.


We actually two confirmed names, not surprisingly reused from G1: Hound and Rumble. Hound should be a no-brainer, and Rumble is that red and white Vinny Racer. The latter was first used as RiD Side Swipe.


So the real question becomes ... what should I call the other 4 for their galleries on Seibertron.com? Should I just use the AFA titles?
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1610666)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 3rd, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
Well, I can give you the designation given to them by a Toys for Tots auction, which is basically the first time they got name, with the RiD 2001 character for easy reference:

- "911 Police Car" (Prowl 2)
- "GTP Racer" (Daytonus)
- "Black Viper" (Side Burn)

And then, there's:

- Rumble (Side Swipe)

As for the other two I just call them "Mercedes" and Hound.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1613197)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 11th, 2014 @ 2:02pm CDT
In our continuing quest to bring you rare Transformers auctions on ebay, comes a little mini-car gem. This blue version of Cliffjumper was produced under license by IGA in Mexico. This mini-bot variant and others like it are sought by collectors the world over. The figure comes carded for a buy it now price of $1,000. Click on the image to check out the auction page.

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Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1613204)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 11th, 2014 @ 2:21pm CDT
$1000 for that tiny little thing? :shock: (If I had the cash, I'd get it, not gonna lie. :lol: It's my favorite shade of blue.)

Also, as far as the G2 Stunticons go, I'd love to see the Collectors' Club do a repaint of the BotCon 2011 Stunticon set in G2 colors. I understand it wasn't the most popular set, but I like it and I'd get the G2 version nonetheless.
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1613217)
Posted by shajaki on October 11th, 2014 @ 2:58pm CDT
that tops my list of bizarre... red cliffjumper art, yellow cliffjumper toy pic, blue cliffjumper toy packaged :lol:
Re: z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video (1613257)
Posted by Wolfguard on October 11th, 2014 @ 6:01pm CDT
Not gonna lie, I want it too.
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 12th, 2014 @ 2:03am CDT
Glancing at the title, I thought it had a price tag indicating it was sold at the IGA grocery chain.

Hmm?

No, that's not the stupidest possible comment, this is:

"Autobots, transvest and Glyph-Out!"

Her/his mission is to ascertain Thrustinator's exact place in the timestreams while beating the slag out of him, which is why I'd love to own this as well. Plus, seeing the '85 mural on the cardback of a toy I never knew existed always makes me feel like all's right with the universe...

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