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Top 100 Toy Trends of 2014

From Hyper-Realistic Villain Dolls to Toddler Toy Rental Services

— January 3, 2015 — Life-Stages
These 2014 toy trends range from hyper-realistic villain dolls to toy rental services that are both sustainable and cost-effective. If you're a fan of LEGO, toy rental services are making a business out of previously used building blocks. These services offer toy loans and allow consumers to keep building blocks for a temporary time period.

In addition to toy rental services, intricate toy craftsmanship is at an all-time high. Hyper-realistic pop culture characters, lifelike animals and 3D-printed selfies are all examples of the toy industry's heightened focus on realism.

Moreover, collector's items are regaining popularity as artists begin to customize store-bought products. From realistic body image dolls to collapsible action figures, these 2014 toy trends are evolving based on social changes and technological innovations.

For more on what's next in toy trends for 2015, take a look at Trend Hunter's Toys Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Transparent Home Gardens
Transparent Home Gardens
The Scholastic Root-Vue Farm Teaches Children About Slow Foods
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99
Fictional Villainous Queen Dolls
Fictional Villainous Queen Dolls
Add a Darker Element to a Toy Collection with a Maleficent Doll
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98
Multi-Sensory Turtle Toys
Multi-Sensory Turtle Toys
Cloud b's Twilight Turtle Tunes Helps to Provide a Restful Sleep
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97
Digital Youth Tracking Timepieces
Digital Youth Tracking Timepieces
The VTech Kids’ Smartwatch is an Educational Tool
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96
Geeky Fuzzy Alien Toys
Geeky Fuzzy Alien Toys
The GeekWok Ewok Toy is Adorably Nerdy
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95
Social Toy Weapons
Social Toy Weapons
This Nerf Gun has a Built-In Camera to Capture the Action and Share Videos
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94
Chess Set Packaging
Chess Set Packaging
Water & Wisdom Delivers Clean H2O and a Thought-Provoking Pastime to the Needy
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93
Purposely Ugly Fish Plushes
Purposely Ugly Fish Plushes
This ThinkGeek Toy is Super Cute in Its Own Way
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92
Retro Toy Stores
Retro Toy Stores
RetroActive Kids is an Indie Shop Specializing in One-of-a-Kind Items
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91
Palm-Sized Modernist Movables
Palm-Sized Modernist Movables
This Mini Barcelona Chair Celebrates Mies with 3D Printing Tech
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90
Superhero 3D Lights
Superhero 3D Lights
Your Kid Can Fall Asleep to the Glow of the Iron Man Hand 3D Nightlight
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89
Inspiring Engineer Dolls
Inspiring Engineer Dolls
The Goldie Action Figure Doll Promotes Innovation and Creativity
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88
Snow Domicile Construction Tools
Snow Domicile Construction Tools
Igloo Building Has Never Been Simpler with the Icebox Igloo Maker
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87
Girl Construction Toys
Girl Construction Toys
GoldieBlox and The Builder's Survival Kit Teaches Important Skills
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86
Educational-Promoting Block Games
Educational-Promoting Block Games
The Stacking Veggie Game Puts a Brainy and Healthy Spin on Jenga
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85
Giant Round Stuffed Animals
Giant Round Stuffed Animals
Squishable is a New York Start-Up that Capitalized on Social Media
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84
Collectible Superhero Armory Sets
Collectible Superhero Armory Sets
The Dark Knight Armory Collection is a Comprehensive Collectible
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83
Art History Playing Cards
Art History Playing Cards
These Children's Playing Cards Are Made to Be Colored In
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82
Anime Paper Monster Designs
Anime Paper Monster Designs
Ivan Handoko’s Pokemon Origami Creations Look Like the Real Thin
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81
Nostalgic Animated Gaming Cars
Nostalgic Animated Gaming Cars
This Drivable Super Mario Kart Toy is for Kids
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80
Catapulting Pencil Toys
Catapulting Pencil Toys
These Cleverly Fun Pencils Also Shoot Rubber Bands
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79
Blue Collar Chess Sets
Blue Collar Chess Sets
The Tool Chess is Rugged Yet Gorgeous
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78
Mythical Steed Caffeine Holders
Mythical Steed Caffeine Holders
The Unicorn Coffee Mug Will Drive Away Your Morning Blues
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77
Personalized Children's Storybooks
Personalized Children's Storybooks
Each Lostmy.name Custom Story Book is Tailored by Name
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76
Hyperreal Superhero Figurines
Hyperreal Superhero Figurines
Hot Toys Created a Life-Size Spider-Man for the Amazing Spider-Man 2
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75
Villainous Doppelganger Dolls
Villainous Doppelganger Dolls
Noel Cruz Creates a Lifelike Version of a Maleficent Film Doll
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74
Customizable Child Cars
Customizable Child Cars
The Toyota Camatte Lab at the Tokyo Toy Show 2014 Showed Off Interactivity
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73
Personalized Superhero Toys
Personalized Superhero Toys
Hasbro and 3DPlusMe Team Up for Super Awesome Me Project
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72
Energy-Conscious Toys
Energy-Conscious Toys
Eco Monsters Encourage Resourceful and Sustainable Behavior in Children
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71
Appetizing Asian LEGO Food
Appetizing Asian LEGO Food
This Block Sushi Looks Strangely Good, for LEGO
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70
Aspiring Architect Toys
Aspiring Architect Toys
Carlos Ng's Construction Toy Set is Designed for Little Architects
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69
Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks
Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks
'LEO the Maker Prince' Explains & Shows 3D-Printing to Kids
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68
Educational Plush Toys
Educational Plush Toys
Prismland Encourages Children to Learn About 3D Shapes and Geometry
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67
Water Balloon-Filling Shortcuts
Water Balloon-Filling Shortcuts
Bunch O Balloons Creates 100 in Just One Minute
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66
Mexican-Inspired Art Toys
Mexican-Inspired Art Toys
The Mexaheads Branding and Packaging Identity is Stunning
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65
Luxurious Electric Kids Cars
Luxurious Electric Kids Cars
These Electric Cars by Henes Allows Kids to Roam the Streets in Style
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64
Cinematic LEGO Recreations
Cinematic LEGO Recreations
Alex Eylar Creates Famous Film Scenes Using LEGO Bricks
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63
Building Block Manicures
Building Block Manicures
Dorota Pankowska Created This LEGO-Themed Manicure
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62
At-Home Sushi Conveyor Sets
At-Home Sushi Conveyor Sets
This Conveyor Belt Sushi Set Makes Assembly and Eating Easy
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61
At-Home Planetarium Apps
At-Home Planetarium Apps
Luna's Mini Planetarium & App Puts the Solar System at Your Fingertips
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60
Culturally Diverse Dolls
Culturally Diverse Dolls
Maplelea's Canadian Girls Are a Cute & Educational Toy Doll Collection
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59
Advanced Modeling Tool Toys
Advanced Modeling Tool Toys
The DohVinci is a Play-Doh Toy That Has Glue-Gun Like Precision
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58
Great Ape Wooden Toys
Great Ape Wooden Toys
The Hanno the Gorilla Toy is Expertly Crafted
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57
Surreal Building Blocks Ads
Surreal Building Blocks Ads
The LEGO 2014 Campaign Feeds Off of Kids' Imaginations
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56
Toy Car Rental Agencies
Toy Car Rental Agencies
Hot Wheels' Rental Car Agency Helps Determine the Hottest Models
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55
Toy Rental Services
Toy Rental Services
Pley Lets People Rent LEGO Sets Instead of Buying Them
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54
Sci-Fi Baby Rockers
Sci-Fi Baby Rockers
This Star Wars Toy Uses the AT-AT Vehicle Design to Great Effect
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53
Luxurious Glass Chess Sets
Luxurious Glass Chess Sets
This Glass Chess Set Epitomizes Luxury with Handcrafted Design
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52
Custom 3D Game Boards
Custom 3D Game Boards
This Settlers of Catan Board Was Made from Standard Art Supplies
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51
Sushi Transformer Toys
Sushi Transformer Toys
This Transforming Sushi Set Turns Japanese Cuisine into Action Figures
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50
Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Takara Tomy's Dessert Maker Toy Turns Eggs into Custard
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49
Transforming Teddy Bears
Transforming Teddy Bears
The Bearbrick x Transformers Collection Celebrate's Latest Film Release
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48
Relaxing Superhero Sculptures
Relaxing Superhero Sculptures
Angus Maclane's LEGO Sculpture Series Shows Reclining Superheroes
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47
Wizard Board Games
Wizard Board Games
Harry Potter Monopoly Immerses Fans in a Magically Competitive World
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46
Starry Circuitry Projects
Starry Circuitry Projects
This DIY Paper Circuit Board Teaches Science and Astronomy
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45
Pop-Up Paper Toys
Pop-Up Paper Toys
These Fun Foldable Paper Toys Can Be Customized with Color
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44
Hyperrealistc Animal Plushies
Hyperrealistc Animal Plushies
Lee Cross Designs Incredibly Realistic Baby Stuffed Animals
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43
Iconic Movie Car Makeovers
Iconic Movie Car Makeovers
This Custom Built Ghostbuster Ecto-1 Was Designed for Mini Drivers
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42
Minature Smartphone-Enabled Helicoptors
Minature Smartphone-Enabled Helicoptors
The Parrot Mini Drone Flys onto the Scene at CES 2014
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41
LEGO Sitcom Recreations
LEGO Sitcom Recreations
This Series Re-Imagines the Seinfeld Cast as LEGO Pieces
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40
Adorably Morbid Cartoon Plushies
Adorably Morbid Cartoon Plushies
The Dumb Ways to Die Characters Come to Life as Plush Toys
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39
Concrete Prism Puzzles
Concrete Prism Puzzles
LOGIFACES is a Stylish Analogue Mind Game for the Digitally Inclined
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38
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Roominate is an Unconventional Female Empowerment Tool for Girls
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37
Bowling Pin Bottles
Bowling Pin Bottles
Constantin Bolimond's Bottle Design Concept Becomes a Toy After Use
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36
Adorable Amigurumi Animals
Adorable Amigurumi Animals
Etsy Shop LittleBittyKnitter Creates Cute Crocheted Craft Toys
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35
Transformable Toy Pens
Transformable Toy Pens
These Transformers Pens are More Than Meets the Eye
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34
Anime Monster Autos
Anime Monster Autos
Toyota's 2014 Tokyo Toy Show Cars Take the Shape of Pikachu and Fennekin
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33
LEGO Supercar Collections
LEGO Supercar Collections
Malete Dorowski Built a Detailed LEGO Porsche Collection
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32
Minifig Cord Management
Minifig Cord Management
The LEGO Key & Cable Holder is a Geeky Do-It-Yourself Project
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31
LEGO TV Show Sets
LEGO TV Show Sets
This LEGO Big Bang Theory Set Reimagines the Geeky Sitcom in Toy Bricks
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30
Paper Ice Cream Playsets
Paper Ice Cream Playsets
Mr. Printables' No-Mess Paper Popsicle & Ice Cream Toys Won't Melt
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29
Disney Ice Queen Dolls
Disney Ice Queen Dolls
These OOAK Doll Art Designs Looks Just Like Elsa and Anna from Frozen
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28
Iconic Cartoon LEGO Collections
Iconic Cartoon LEGO Collections
The Official LEGO Simpsons Minifigures are Finally Here
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27
Cardboard Zoo Playsets
Cardboard Zoo Playsets
The Mini Jungle Cardboard Toy Set Provides an Instant Zoo
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26
DIY Fruit Pom Poms
DIY Fruit Pom Poms
Mr. Printables' Diy Pom Poms Are Made to Be Realistically Fruit-Like
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25
Eerily Charming Recycled Dolls
Eerily Charming Recycled Dolls
These Handmade Dolls are Both Curious-Looking and Cute
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24
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
This DIY Halloween Pumpkin Kit Lights Up with Sound
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23
Edible Chocolate Toys
Edible Chocolate Toys
The Cadbury Choco Fix Encourages Kids to Step Away from Digital Devices
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22
Pop Culture LEGO Portraits
Pop Culture LEGO Portraits
Artist Ochre Jelly Immortalizes Characters in Building Block Sculptures
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21
Classic Cartoon LEGO Sets
Classic Cartoon LEGO Sets
The Official Simspons LEGO Set Has Finally Been Created
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20
Modern Hollywood Muse Barbies
Modern Hollywood Muse Barbies
This Blake Lively Barbie is as Beautiful as the Actress
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19
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Friendly Toys Creates Organic Options that Educate and Evoke Emotions
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18
Programmable Robot Toys
Programmable Robot Toys
These Tech Toys for Kids Will Help Expand Your Tiny Tot's Mind
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17
Handcrafted Modern Slingshots
Handcrafted Modern Slingshots
This Wooden Slingshot Brings High Class Style to the Old School Toy
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16
Foosball Feasting Furniture
Foosball Feasting Furniture
The Kit Oval Dining Table Brings Underlying Competition to Supper
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15
Mini Capsule Keychains
Mini Capsule Keychains
The CAPSL Keychains Will Keep Your Favorite Little Things Safe
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14
Design-Centric Toy Bricks (UPDATE)
Design-Centric Toy Bricks (UPDATE)
The LEGO Architecture Set Lets You Make Modern Lofts
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13
Sophisticated Kids Toys
Sophisticated Kids Toys
The Wood and Aluminum Connect Four Game is a Work of Art
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12
Monstrous Rocking Chairs
Monstrous Rocking Chairs
These Chair Designs are Perfect for Original and Eccentric Children
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11
Realistic Teen Dolls
Realistic Teen Dolls
Nickolay Lamm's Real Barbie Doll Redefines Beauty
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10
DIY Mechanical Playthings
DIY Mechanical Playthings
The Strawbees Toy Kit Targets Aspiring Architects and Engineers
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9
Adorable Fantasy Animal Dolls
Adorable Fantasy Animal Dolls
These Cute Animal Dolls Are Out of This World
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8
Modular Creature Toys
Modular Creature Toys
The Creative Wooden Creature Wooden Toy Kit Makes Real & Imagined Animals
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7
Chromatic Rocker Toys
Chromatic Rocker Toys
The DIY Rainbow Rocker is a Great Way to Get Little Tots Active
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6
Opulent Kids Clubhouses
Opulent Kids Clubhouses
Lilliput Play Homes Puts a $20,000 Price Tag on Fun
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5
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
Mr. Printables' Templates Make Cute Recycled Cardboard Toys
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4
Portable Stair Slides
Portable Stair Slides
The SlideRider Converts Any Staircase into a Playground Staple
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3
Fictional Animal Rockers
Fictional Animal Rockers
The Rocking Tauntaun are Inspired by a Creature from 'Star Wars'
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2
3D-Printed Selfies
3D-Printed Selfies
Using 3D Printing Technology, Shapify Lets You Print Yourself
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1
Whimsical Outdoor Playhouses
Whimsical Outdoor Playhouses
This Playhouse for Kids Takes the Shape of a Giant Dollhouse
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