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13 Best Superhero Car Seats Reviewed [With Safety Buyers Guide]

Best Superhero Car SeatsThe best superhero car seats might not turn your child into a superhero but it will certainly turn you into one! Safety is essential for any child safety seat, but does that mean you need to compromise on style? Absolutely not.

KidsEmbrace is a baby/child gear company that adds a little fun on top of the safety of child booster seats. If you’re looking for a way to get your booster-aged child to enjoy car rides more, these are excellent seats to consider. The company makes booster seats in backless, high-back, and combination styles. We are going to give you the rundown on booster seats.  Those superhero car seats surely will impress your little crime fighter.

Why Get A Superhero Car Seat?

Regardless of what we tell you makes a great car seat, the most important thing is that your child likes the design and enjoys riding in it. Superhero booster seats are a great way to get your child excited about riding in the car.

Kid Embrace Superhero Car Seats – Batman, Spiderman, & Superman Car Seat

KidsEmbrace combination booster seats are going to be the most expensive of the three styles, but this is because they’re basically two seats in one. Here are our favorites.

Best Superhero Car Seats

Car Seat Model
Weight
Best Feature
Batman 2-In-1
17.5 pounds
Removable blanket cape
Batgirl 2-In-1
15 pounds
Removable blanket cape
Captain America 2-In-1
17 pounds

Harness pads
Iron Man 2-In-1
15 pounds
Super safe
Spiderman 2-in-1
17 pounds
LATCH compatibility
The Incredible Hulk 2-in-1
15 pounds
Two cup holders
Black Panther 2-in-1
15 pounds
Easy to transport between cars
High Back Batman
12 pounds
Removable cup holder
High Back Chibi Justice League
10.8 pounds
Cool design
Backless Batman Booster
4 pounds
Machine-washable seat pad
Backless Chibi Justice League Booster
4 pounds
Contoured base for comfort
Backless Wonder Woman Booster
4 pounds
A great option for girls
Backless Supergirl Booster
4 pounds
Super lightweight

1. Batman 2-In-1 Superhero Car Seat – Removable Blanket Cape

If your child protects Gotham City by night and they’re just growing out of their convertible car seat, this Batman booster is perfect for them. It can accommodate your child essentially until they reach 100 pounds and is super easy to install.

Because this is a 2-in-1 seat, it is LATCH-compatible, but the LATCH technology only needs to be used while the seat is in harness mode. The seat pad is machine-washable, and the seat comes with a one-year limited warranty. There are two crotch belt positions to accommodate growth as well as a three-position adjustable headrest, one-hand harness adjuster, two-position recline, and two cup holders for convenience.

This seat also comes with a detachable Batman cape that your child can wrap around themselves like a blanket while in the car. The cape is machine-washable and dryer safe.

What We Like 

  • Removable blanket cape.
  • Machine-washable fabric.
  • Lasts with your child.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Bulkier than other seats.
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Batman
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KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Batman
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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2. Batgirl 2-In-1 Booster Seat – Removable Blanket Cape

Girls can be crime fighters too, and that makes this seat great for any undercover super kid, especially if they have red hair. This seat comes with the same features as the Batman 2-in-1 mentioned above.

This is a good seat if your little comic book lover also loves the color yellow. It comes with a detachable yellow cape blanket that can be machine-washed. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given KidsEmbrace their “BEST BET BOOSTER” award for all of their 2-in-1/combination booster seats.

What We Like 

  • Easy to assemble.
  • Two cup holders.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry.

What We Don’t Like 

  • LATCH may be hard to install.
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Batgirl
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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3.Captain America 2-In-1 Superhero Car Seat – Harness Pads

Are you more of a Marvel family? Your child may enjoy the KidsEmbrace Captain America combination seat instead. Whether they’re on their way to defeat Thanos or they just got done at school, your child will love riding around like Captain America.

The seat comfortably contours to your child’s body and comes with two harness pads to keep your little one comfortable. The seat pad is also machine-washable too.

What We Like 

  • Harness pads give extra comfort.
  • Machine-washable seat pad.
  • Comfortable to sit in.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Chest clip may slide down.
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Avengers...
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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4.Iron Man 2-In-1 Booster Seat – Super Safe

If your child is witty, cool, and always has a comeback line for everything, they’ll probably love this Iron Man combination seat.

It comes with all the great safety features KidsEMbrace offers with their combination seats while also catering to your little Tony Stark-in-training. The only downside to this one, though, is that it doesn’t come with a detachable cape/blanket.

What We Like 

  • Meets or exceeds federal safety standards.
  • Comfortable to sit in.
  • Really lightweight.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Cupholders don’t come out.
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Avengers Iron...
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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5.Spiderman 2-In-1 Booster Seat – LATCH Compatibility

Are your spidey senses tingling? Your child’s will with this Spiderman booster seat. If your little superhero needs to go fight off Dr. Octopus or another villain, let them do it in this seat. This car seat meets or exceeds all safety standards.

That means this seat will keep your little superhero safe while they keep the rest of the world safe. The car seat itself is only 15 pounds too so it’ll be super easy to transport between cars if needed.

What We Like 

  • Meets or exceeds all safety standards.
  • Easy to transport between cars.
  • LATCH compatible

What We Don’t Like 

  • Straps are thin.
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KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Spider-Man
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KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Spider-Man
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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6.The Incredible Hulk 2-In-1 Booster Seat – Two Cup Holders

Maybe your child prefers to “HULK SMASH” everywhere they go. In that case, this booster seat will fit their personality well. It’s designed to have everybody’s favorite green guy on the back and comes with all KidsEmbrace combination booster safety features.

What We Like 

  • Easy for child to buckle self in.
  • Lightweight.
  • Two cup holders.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Difficult to tighten during installation.
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Avengers...
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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7.Black Panther 2-In-1 Booster Seat – Easy to Transport Between Cars

Are you traveling to Wakanda? Or maybe just school drop off? No matter your destination, this Black Panther themed combination seat is perfect for your little Marvel lover. It comes with all KidsEmbrace features, including two cup holders for all your child’s snacking and refreshment needs.

What We Like 

  • Comes with a five-point harness.
  • LATCH compatible.
  • Two cup holders.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Hard to install.
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, Marvel Black Panther
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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8.High Back Batman Booster Seat – Removable Cup Holder 

This high back Batman booster seat comes with a machine-washable seat cover, a contoured base for extra comfort, and one cup holder. It also has a shoulder belt positioning clip to help make sure the seat belt falls correctly on your child.

If your child is really into Batman but doesn’t want the full-figure character plastered on the seat like the combination option, this is a good alternative. It uses the Batman logo and has a smaller picture of Gotham City’s hero in the middle.

What We Like 

  • Machine-washable cover.
  • Less gaudy than combination option.
  • Removable cup holder.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Back comes off while carrying.
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Batman
1,979 Reviews
KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Batman
  • 5-POINT HARNESS SECURITY: Two position points at each shoulder, two position points at the child's...
  • 3-HARNESS POSITION: There are three slots to position the harness shoulder straps depending on the...
  • TWO MODE OPTIONS: Forward-facing five-point harness car seat is made for children between 22 and 65...

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9.High Back Chibi Justice League Booster Seat – Cool Design

For those kids who are more into cartoony style drawings, this booster may be a good option for them. The seat features all of the Justice League but drawn in a comic Chibi style. Chibi is a type of anime. Its characters are typically drawn shorter and more disfigured than their original form.

Chibi drawings tend to turn out to be “cuter” than a character’s original form, so this may be a good option for your comic book-loving girl.

What We Like 

  • Extra head support makes it safer.
  • Cool Chibi design.
  • Removable cup holder.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Uncomfortable for long car rides.
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  • GROWS WITH YOUR CHILD: The KidsEmbrace Justice League Chibi high back booster car seat grows with...
  • AGE AND SIZE RECOMMENDATIONS: The high back booster car seat is designed for children a minimum of 3...
  • SEAT BELT POSITIONING: Our Justice League high back booster seat has a shoulder belt positioning...

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10.Backless Batman Booster Seat – Machine-Washable Seat Pad

If your Batman lover is between 40-100 pounds and still needs a booster seat, this is a good one to consider. It’s especially helpful if they’re older and don’t want to seem “baby-ish” in a high back seat.

This Batman booster seat features the bat signal logo and comes with a cup holder for your child too. The seat’s pad is machine-washable on the gentle cycle, and the car seat itself comes with a one-year limited warranty.

What We Like 

  • Cool design.
  • Machine-washable seat pad.
  • One-year limited warranty.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Not as padded as it seems.
KidsEmbrace Backless Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Batman
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KidsEmbrace Backless Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Batman
  • AGE AND SIZE RECOMMENDATIONS: The Batman backless booster seat is designed for children a minimum of...
  • ADDED COMFORT: The contoured booster seat cushion is made with extra polyurethane foam padding so...
  • BELT POSITIONING CLIP: Our Batman no-back booster seat has a shoulder belt positioning clip so you...

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11.Wonder Woman Booster Seat – A Great Option For Girls

Where are our wonder woman lovers at? This backless booster seat is perfect for any little girl (or boy) who likes to channel her inner Diana Prince. It comes with a contoured base for comfort so your warrior won’t need to worry about a sore bum while they’re off fighting crime. This one comes with an integrated cup holder as well.

Pros 

  • Contoured base for comfort.
  • Great for girls.
  • Removable cup holder

Cons 

  • Only one cup holder
KidsEmbrace Backless Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Wonder Woman
  • AGE AND SIZE RECOMMENDATIONS: The Wonder Woman backless booster seat is designed for children a...
  • ADDED COMFORT: The contoured booster seat cushion is made with extra polyurethane foam padding so...
  • BELT POSITIONING CLIP: Our Wonder Woman no-back booster seat has a shoulder belt positioning clip so...

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12.Supergirl Booster Seat – Super Lightweight

Do you live with Supergirl? If so, she needs her very own Supergirl booster seat. This KidsEmbrace seat comes with all backless booster features the brand offers and is perfect for girls who want to feel grown up in the car.

What We Like 

  • An excellent choice for girls.
  • Super easy to clean.
  • Cup holders can go on either side.

What We Don’t Like 

  • May smell when first opened.
KidsEmbrace Backless Booster Car Seat, DC Comics Pink Supergirl
  • AGE AND SIZE RECOMMENDATIONS: The Supergirl backless booster seat is designed for children a minimum...
  • ADDED COMFORT: The contoured booster seat cushion is made with extra polyurethane foam padding so...
  • BELT POSITIONING CLIP: Our Batman no-back booster seat has a shoulder belt positioning clip so you...

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Superheros’ Buyer’s Guide

kids embrace superhero car seatsBefore deciding which seat your super kid will like best, we want to leave you with a few crucial aspects to keep in mind. We want your child to be stylish, but we also want them to be safe too. We also want the seat you choose to be the most convenient for you as well.

Safety Features

Along with comfort and style, safety should be a significant priority in whatever seat you choose. Luckily, KidsEmbrace places a major priority on the safety of their seats, so you’re sure to find a safe option no matter which superhero seat you choose.

Ease of Cleaning

For your convenience, make sure to choose a seat with machine-washable fabric. This will make cleaning up the inevitable juice mess much easier. As a parent, the less stress, the better. Machine-washable fabrics take less time and are much more convenient for you.

Durability

Durability goes along with safety. Having a durable car seat will ensure your child is as safe as possible in the event of an accident. The more durable the car seat, the heavier it may be. So while heaviness may be an inconvenience, it may mean the car seat is safer than a lighter alternative.

Pricing

The price of a seat is also important. Higher price tags don’t always mean they’re the safest seat, so don’t think you need to spend top dollar for safety. Luckily, each booster style has a different price tag from the other so you can find a safe option that fits your budget as well.

Note: Always Check for Recalls!

Be sure to keep in mind any recent recalls as well. There haven’t been any KidsEmbrace recalls within the last year, but you should always register your seat when you buy it. This means you’ll be notified anytime your seat or a part has been recalled.

KidsEmbrace: Fun and Safety All In One!

The entire premise of the KidsEmbrace brand is to make the idea of child safety seats and other gear more fun. They carry a variety of products from buckle carriers to booster seats. Obviously, today we’re focusing on their booster seats.

KidsEmbrace places a major priority on the safety of their products. Each product goes through a strict design evaluation to ensure the product is premium (source). Although they use novelty characters on their seats, they still put their car seats through the necessary government testing to confirm their safety.

The company has earned awards for their harness booster seats, and all of their seats meet or exceed federal safety standards. Aside from passing the safety tests, they also use patent-pending energy-absorbing technology to ensure safety.

All KidsEmbrace five-point harness superhero car seats can accommodate children between 22-65 pounds or 38-57 inches in height. Their belt-positioning boosters will hold your child from 30-100 pounds or 38-57 inches in height. They both come with three position adjustable headrests that are extended for extra side-impact protection.

Booster Seat Safety

Once your child outgrows their convertible car seat, it’s easy to brush off the idea of getting yet another safety seat. After all, they’re growing up, right? This is where parents make mistakes. Actually, your child usually won’t be ready to use the back seat by itself until around age 8.

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According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), belt-positioning booster seats reduce the risk of injury in young children by 45 percent (source). Belt-positioning booster seats should be used once your child outgrows their forward-facing car seat and until they reach 4 feet 9 inches in height.

Proper Belt Placement

So how can you tell that the seat belt is in proper placement when using a booster seat? Here are some easy tips to help you.

  • The lap belt should be low and snug. It should rest on your child’s upper thighs, just below the hip bone.
  • The shoulder belt should cross the middle of your child’s chest and shoulder. It shouldn’t cut across their neck or face.
  • Never put the shoulder belt behind them or under their arm. This could cause your child to be ejected from the vehicle in an accident.
  • Use the booster seat’s belt guides to help you get proper placement.
  • Your child should be able to sit with their back flat against the back seat comfortably. Make sure they don’t slouch and can stay still for the entire trip.

Booster Seat Types

When it comes to booster seats in general, there are three kinds to choose from. Each one comes with their own benefits and drawbacks, but they’re all valid options for child safety seats. However, your child’s age and size play a major role in choosing the correct type. Regardless of whichever one you choose, make sure you are picking one that is appropriate for your child.

Combination Booster Seats

These seats have two settings. They can be used as a five-point harness seat up until your child reaches 40 pounds or a belt-positioning booster seat after they reach 40 pounds. Unlike regular high back booster seats, these ones don’t usually have the option of turning into a backless booster (source).

The convenient thing about these seats is that the higher back offers protection to your child that backless booster seats can’t. These types of booster seats are best for cars with low headrests that can’t be adjusted.

High Back Booster Seats

High back booster seats are essentially the same as combination seats minus the option of a harness. These seats have a high back, but still, only use the vehicle’s seat belt. You’ll find that a lot of these styles will also turn into a backless booster so, in a way, it’s still a combination seat.

According to Consumer Reports, high back booster seats are the safest booster style for your child (source). Aside from the obvious extra head support, high back boosters also keep the seat belt in place better than backless options.

Backless Booster Seats

Backless booster seats are essentially a special cushion for your child to sit on. The purpose of this seat is to raise your child up to give the seat belt proper placement along their body.

Depending on the seat, either the armrests or other special rings will serve as seat belt guides. These guides are what is going to help you properly place the seat belt across your child. Some backless boosters will also have an optional shoulder belt guide.

Backless booster seats are the lightest of the three booster styles. They’re best for older children who don’t quite sit well on the vehicles back seat. In fact, they’re preferred because they look the least like a car seat so your child will feel more grown up.

How to Properly Install a Booster Seat

Just like with your child’s infant carrier or convertible seat, there’s a proper way to install their booster seat as well. Depending on the style you choose, there may be different ways to install the seat in your car.

The good news with these though, is that they’re much easier to install than your child’s previous seats. They don’t use LATCH at all and are held in place by your child and the vehicles seat belt. The point of a booster seat is to simply boost your child up a few inches so the vehicle’s seatbelt can fall properly across their body.

Installing Your Superhero Car Seat

All booster seats are different, so it’s worth it to read through the product manual to ensure you fit the seat correctly. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install your child’s high back booster seat (source).

  1. Place the booster seat in the desired back seat location. The seat should sit flat on your vehicle’s seat.
  2. Have your child sit down in their booster seat.
  3. Buckle them in with the seat belt as you would buckle in yourself.
  4. Make sure the seat belt is sitting properly across your child. Use the belt guides to help you.
  5. Make sure to periodically check the fit of the seat belt to make sure it’s still in the right positioning.

If you have a backless booster seat for your child, you’ll follow the same steps as above. It’s important to make sure, regardless of booster seat style, that the car seat is strapped in at all times. Even if your child isn’t in the car with you, keeping it strapped will prevent it from projecting itself in a crash (source).

Superhero Accessories

Along with their best booster superhero car seat, KidsEmbrace also carries a few different accessories too. From buckle carriers to window shades, you can be sure your mini crime fighter is completely decked out.

Best Superhero Accessories

Batman Car Window Shade

This product comes with two window shades, both with Batman on them with the words “baby Batman on board” printed on them as well. They’re cling-style, so they’re easy to adjust when needed.

These can come in handy on hot, sunny days where you need to keep the seat from getting too hot when you’re not in the car. It has dual-layer mesh so you can still see out the window with them up and they can be easily twisted and folded for storage too.

Batman Baby Carrier With Hood

While KidsEmbrace only makes booster seats, they do have baby gear as well for even the youngest supers-in-training. This baby carrier is black and has a yellow bat signal on the outside. It also comes with a hood with two little bat ears on top.

This is a buckle carrier and can accommodate your infant from 7.7 pounds until they reach around 26.5 pounds. It offers front, hip, and back carrying positions and has a zippered pocket to hold your small essentials.

Batman Seat Protector Mat

These seat protector mats are compatible with KidsEmbrace LATCH systems and combination booster seats. They’re made of non-slip material so that the superhero car seats won’t slip around. These are really convenient for preventing fabric tears and dents in your vehicle’s seating. The mats are stain-resistant and can be spot cleaned easily. Now not only the kids could enjoy a superhero car seat, but the adults also get batman accessories to join in the fun. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are KidsEmbrace seats safe?

While they make novelty seats, this doesn’t compromise the safety of their seats at all. As a matter of fact, KidsEmbrace puts their car seats through rigorous testing before releasing them on the market. All KidsEmbrace superhero car seats meet or exceed all federal safety standards.

When should my child switch to a booster seat?

Children should ride in a forward-facing five-point harness convertible seat until they grow out of that seat’s restrictions. Some manufacturers make all-in-one options that can convert right into a booster seat, but most convertible superhero car seats will cap off at 65 pounds. Your child is ready for a booster seat once they reach 4 feet, 9 inches in height.

Can my three-year-old use a booster seat?

While many booster seats have minimum height and weight restrictions that fit the criteria of an average three-year-old, your child should be in a convertible car seat until they reach the maximum height and weight restrictions of their car seat.

Is it okay if my car’s back seat only has lap belts?

Lap belt only back seat’s aren’t safe for booster seats. Your child needs to have the protection from both the lap and shoulder belt in order to safely sit in the car. If this is the case, go to an auto shop and see if you can get shoulder belts installed in your back seat.

It’s Time to Fight Crime!

As your child gets older, they are going to start caring more about the things they own. They’re going to want the coolest toys and clothes, and their superhero car seats should be no exception. Luckily, KidsEmbrace offers different booster seat options that won’t totally break your bank.

As you can tell, Batman is kind of our jam. However, KidsEmbrace offers all types of superhero booster seats for your mini crime fighter to choose from. And the cool thing is, they don’t compromise on safety just to look cool. What are your thoughts on these seats? Do you like the Batman car seat as much as we do? Let’s hear it in the comments.

Welcome to my car seat blog! As a mom of 3, I put together with other hard-working moms a highly informative one-stop car seat resource, full with many reviews and buyer guides. I hope you find it invaluable. Thank you for trusting me & my team! - Keren

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