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I won a limited edition Fraya Beanie Baby!

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Hi everyone! I’m so excited! I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I won a limited edition, numbered Fraya Beanie Baby!

I entered a competition on Instagram held by Ty UK, and couldn’t believe that I (along with a few others) won!

Fraya the flamingo is one of the latest Beanie Baby releases, along with Emmett the dinosaur and Domino the panda.

She is the most beautiful, bright pink colour with turquoise coloured, long legs and a bright yellow beak. The underside of her wings is a pistachio green. She really is quite a colourful Beanie Baby!

My limited edition Fraya Beanie Baby

Here she is! My gorgeous, sealed Fraya the flamingo! Numbered 23/30!

Limited Edition Numbered Fraya Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby

I love the little picture on the front with all three Beanie Babies from this set sat around an erupting volcano, with Fraya dipping her feet in the river.

She also has an additional 30th Anniversary hang tag. From what I gather, it is also numbered, but I haven’t opened, and will not be opening the packaging to see it properly.

You can just about see it from the picture below, just poking out from behind the “Ty” hang tag.

Limited Edition Numbered Fraya Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby

It just goes to show that it is actually worth entering the Ty Instagram competitions!

Will I be selling her?

Unfortunately no. I’m so happy to have won her and can’t see myself ever selling her. She will have a special place in my collection.

Is Fraya my first competition win?

Also, no. I have actually entered these competitions before and won a limited edition numbered Silver II Beanie Baby!

Limited Edition Numbered Silver II Ty Beanie Baby

She is numbered 22/20 and was also another Ty UK competition win!

Again, I will not be selling her as she is my absolute favourite Beanie Baby competition win!

She also has the sweetest face! How could I possibly sell her?!

Limited Edition Numbered Silver II Ty Beanie Baby

I’m so happy to have won these two, and I cannot thank Ty UK enough for holding these competitions and allowing us the chance to own one of these adorable, limited edition Beanie Babies!

Do you have any of the limited edition Beanie Babies? Which one did you get? Leave a comment below!

The latest Beanie Baby additions in my collection!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
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Hi everyone!

Apologies for not being as active lately! We’ve been travelling across Europe and I’ve not had much time to post.

I have had a couple of bundles of Beanies sent to my parents’ house for when I get back to the UK! My Dad has kindly taken pictures of them for me and they all look super adorable! I’m so looking forward to seeing them when I return home!

The first bundle that arrived was the brand new Beanie Babies set for the UK!

Emmett, Domino and Fraya Original Beanie Babies

Emmett, Domino and Fraya Ty Original Beanie Babies 2024

I’m absolutely loving this new set of Beanie Babies! They all have amazing colours and Ty have done a great job in creating a modern look while keeping the charm of the original Beanie Babies of the 90’s.

The designs are definitely based on older Beanie Babies. Emmett look’s like an updated Rex, Fraya is undoubtedly a modern take on Pinky and Domino is almost identical to Fortune.

I bought Emmett, Fraya and Domino in a Beanie Bundle from The Magical Gift Boutique.

Emmett

Emmett’s colours remind me of a volcano with his knobbly, rock-like grey body and bright orange, lava-like tummy. He is so sweet and I would love to see more dinosaur Beanie Babies!

His Birthday on 28th July and his hang tag reads:

If you’re scared and feel alone,
Never think you’re on your own.
Pick me up and hold on tight.
I will comfort you at night.

Emmett the Dinosaur Ty Beanie Babies Hang Tag 2024
I absolutely love Emmett, and I’m holding out hope that Ty will release updated versions of his friends, Steg and Bronty(hint hint Ty!).

Emmett is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Fraya

Fraya’s bright pink body looks so crazy with her turquoise legs, and that’s what I love the most about her.

The underside of her wings are also a kind of “pistachio” green colour, which only adds to her wild colour combination.

Her Birthday is on 30th June and her poem reads:

Come over here and sit awhile,
My bright colors will make you smile.
When you’re with me you’ll be glad,
I’ll make sure you’re never sad.

Fraya the Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby Hang Tag 2024

Fraya’s colours are so vibrant and I think she makes a brilliant addition to the new Beanie Babies range.

Fraya is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Domino

Domino has a beautiful colour combination of a rich, royal blue, together with bright white. Along with her lime green ribbon, her colours really are amazing.

Her Birthday is on 10th April and her poem reads:

If you’re sad, just hold me tight.
Everything will be all right.
Maybe you just never knew,
I am here to comfort you.

Domino the Panda Ty Beanie Babies Hang Tag 2024All of this latest set of Beanie Babies make fantastic additions to the new range, and I can’t wait to see who is next!

Domino is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

The second parcel that I received contained two Beanie Bellies that I just couldn’t resist!

Again, they came from The Magical Gift Boutique

Tippi and Witt

Tippi Giraffe and Witt Fox Ty Beanie Bellies 2024

How adorable are this pair?! Seeing them just makes me smile!

Tippi

Tippi just looks like she needs a cuddle with her “arms” held out and little happy face! I love her yellow and caramel-brown giraffe print pattern.

Her Birthday is on 26th May and her poem reads:

Tasty green leaves way up high
Glisten in the morning sky.
Each for me because I’m tall
I can easily get them all!

Tippi Giraffe Ty Beanie Bellies Hang Tag 2024
She has the cutest little green eyes, and adorable, cream coloured hooves. There is even a tiny bit of pink airbrushing detail inside her ears.

Tippi is available to order on The Magical Gift Boutique!

Witt

Witt is just the cutest little fox with gorgeous blue eyes, black ears and adorable paw pads.

Her Birthday is on 28th April and her poem reads:

I don’t prefer the morning light
I like to sneak around at night.
In the back by your kitchen door
Is my favorite place to explore.

Witt Fox Ty Beanie Bellies Hang Tag 2024
Isn’t she just the cutest?! I love the tiny bit of black airbrushing next to her eyes that really make their glittery blue colour pop out!

Witt is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Tippi and Witt are also currently available on a great deal in a Wildlife Beanie Bellies Bundle from The Magical Gift Boutique, so if you’re also looking for Wuzzy, it could work out cheaper to buy them as a bundle.

Do you have any of these Beanies? Do you prefer the new Beanie Babies range or the Beanie Bellies range? Leave a comment below!

How to Clean Beanie Babies

Saturday, April 6th, 2024
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If you’ve got any Beanie Babies that need a bit of TLC, you are probably wondering “What is the best way to clean these guys?”.

I’m hoping I can help you with that in this article.

I would only recommend this method for Beanie Babies that are untagged, are of no particular value and are only intended to be loved.

I found this very unloved, untagged Snip at the bottom of a basket outside in the rain while thrifting in a charity shop and I couldn’t bear to leave her behind! I’ll be giving her a “spa day”, and hopefully in doing so it will show you how to clean your Beanie Babies too!

How to clean your Beanie Baby How to clean your Beanie Baby

She was very grubby, her fur felt bumpy and rough and she was in desperate need of a bath! Luckily, she was very compliant and loved the idea of a little pampering!

What you will need

  • Washing up bowl
  • A baby sponge
  • Distilled vinegar (optional)
  • Bicarbonate of soda (optional)
  • Baby shampoo
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Soft nail brush
  • Slicker brush like this one from Amazon (only for Beanie Babies with long fur)
  • Hairdryer

Step 1 (Optional)

You will only need to do this step if your Beanie Baby is particularly smelly. It can be skipped if they only need a light cleaning.

Fill a washing up bowl with two parts water to one part distilled vinegar. Add in a few teaspoons (I used three here) of bicarbonate of soda and mix well.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Place your Beanie Baby in the washing up bowl with the diluted vinegar mix but try and get them under the water as much as possible. Leave them in the solution for at least 20-30 minutes.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Step 2

 

Rinse off your Beanie Baby well with a shower hose, making sure you rinse out all the vinegar solution.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Next, fill your washing up bowl up with warm, but not too hot water. Add a couple of pumps of baby shampoo and a couple of pumps of hand soap to the water. Swish this around to make it nice and bubbly.

Now for some spa treatment for your Beanie!

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Place your Beanie Baby into the water and grab your baby sponge. Add a pump of baby shampoo and a pump of hand soap to your sponge and softly scrub your Beanie Baby to remove any visible dirt.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Use your toothbrush to gently brush over the fabric to fluff up the fur to fur to make it soft and to remove any stubborn stains.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Step 3

Next, rinse off your Beanie again with the shower hose, ensuring you wash out all of the baby shampoo and hand soap.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Once your sure all the soap is out, give your Beanie Baby a squeeze to try and get as much water out as possible.

Make sure your toothbrush is clean again and give your Beanie another brush over with it, brushing in the direction of the fur this time.

Step 4

Now it’s time to dry your Beanie Baby!

Grab your hairdryer and blow dry all over on a low setting and try and dry them off as much as possible!

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Give them a brush over with a nail brush or a clean, dry toothbrush. Gently scrub the fabric to fluff up the fur a little, then brush in the direction of the fur to smooth it out. Leave your Beanie Baby in a warm spot to dry thoroughly.

How to clean your Beanie Baby
Once they have dried thoroughly, give them another last brush with a nail brush.

Step 5 (Optional)

This step is only really necessary is you have a Beanie Baby with long fur. As Snip only has short-pile fabric, I didn’t need to use this step.

Grab a baby brush and gently brush over them to loosen any tangles. You may need to try a slicker brush like this one from Amazon for longer fur, but be gentle!

There you have it! You now have a clean Beanie Baby!

How to clean a Beanie Baby

Bumper Beanie Thrifting Haul!

Friday, April 5th, 2024

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share with you my latest thrifting haul! I love getting brand new Beanies, but sometimes there’s something in the thrill of finding older Beanies second-hand!

I stumbled upon this bunch when thrifting at my local charity shop. I think someone must have been having a clear out of their old Beanie key clip collection as there was actually more than what I picked up here.

Beanie Boo and Beanie Baby Thrifting Haul

I found eight tagged Beanie Boo clips with the older solid (non-glitter) eyes and purple hang tags, including Safari, Waddles, Sting, Bugsy, Spells, Rebel, Nibbles and Peanut.

Solid Eye Beanie Boo Clips

Next, there was an untagged Dangler key clip. He is just so adorable!

Dangler Sloth Beanie Boo Key Clip
To follow on with the Dangler theme, I also found a tagged Dangler Ty Flippables!

I love how Ty changed his face to include a little smile on the Flippables version.

Dangler Sloth Ty Flippables Key Clip

Now we have a Speedy key clip from the retired Beanie Ballz range!

I love his little, round body and his eyes are so charming!

Speedy Guinea Pig Beanie Ballz Key Clip

I also found a Hello Kitty Ballerina key clip in pink!

Isn’t she pretty?!

Pink Hello Kitty Ballerina Beanie Baby Key Clip

And finally…

I found this very unloved, untagged Snip that was sitting at the bottom of a basket outside in the rain. I felt very sorry for her so I took her home with me!

She has a few marks on her and is a little grubby, but I have a soft spot for the older cats. I will give her a clean up and I can’t wait to see how she turns out!

Snip Siamese Cat Beanie Baby
The lady in the charity shop sold me all the key clips for £6 and Snip for 50p, making a total of £6.50! Not too bad for thirteen Beanies!

Have you come across any thrifting finds recently? Share who you found in the comments below!

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Meet Molasses, Stanley and Foster, The New Anniversary Beanie Babies!

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Hi everyone! I would like you to meet the brand new Beanie Babies, Stanley, Foster and Molasses!

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I’m so excited to show you these guys! My new Beanie Babies arrived from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Ty Anniversary Beanie Babies Stanley Foster and Molasses

When Ty first hinted at these three, everyone (including myself) thought they would be remodelled versions of Slippery, Mooch and Slowpoke. Later their names were announced and they were shown on the Ty instagram page as Stanley II, Molasses II and Foster II, so I assumed that would be what the tag read too.

But when they arrived, I was surprised that the “II” had been dropped! I’m kind of glad though, as they have brand new names so it wouldn’t have made sense to keep using the “II”.

Let’s take a look at them a bit closer…

Stanley

Stanley Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Front

Stanley is very similar to Slippery, but he has had a complete overhaul in his design. He sports a gorgeous mint-green colour matched with his yellow tummy! I absolutely adore his innocent expression and little blue nose and blue thread whiskers!

Stanley Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back

He sits just like Slippery did, using his flippers to sit himself upright. It almost looks like he’s sunbathing! I also like how he looks ever so slightly chunkier than Slippery did.

His Birthday is on 4th May (Star Wars Day!) and his hang tag reads:

Calmly sleep the whole night through,
As my flippers comfort you.
You’ll feel safe during the night,
As I hold you very tight.

Slipery Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Hang Tag

I really love Stanley’s crazy colour combination, as I love the colourful Beanie Babies! He kind of has that 90’s vibe going, where Ty made quite a few brightly coloured Beanie Babies.

Stanley is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Foster

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby
Foster is essentially Mooch but coloured a fiery bright red! His face, hands, feet and ears have changed to a pale pink colour, but he has kept the gorgeous ring of fluffy, white fur around his face.

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Face
He has a very sweet expression on his face, his sad-looking black button eyes accentuated by his embroidered eyebrows. His black nostrils finish off his look.

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back
On the back, he has a long, bright red tail, which has kept the little curl at the end that Mooch had.

His Birthday is on 3rd February and his poem reads:

I’m a monkey with no phone
But I’m never all alone.
I visit people that I like
By riding over on my bike.

I love this little red monkey and think he makes a welcome addition to the new Beanie Babies collection!

Foster is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

And finally…

Molasses

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Front
Molasses looks like he could be based on Slowpoke with a redesigned face.

He is a vivid, bright orange, with a turquoise face and bright blue stripes over his eyes. His colours are absolutely gorgeous in real life and much better than the photos I could manage to take of him.

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Face
His back is a solid orange with no other colours, but I wouldn’t have expected that. In fact, he kind of looks like he’s wearing an orange, hooded jacket from the back!

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back
His Birthday is on 7th August and his poem reads:

I may be slow as you can see,
But I don’t let it bother me.
It never keeps my friends away,
Moving slow is just my way.

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Hang Tag
I really love Molasses and think he is possibly one of my favourites of this set due to his vivid colours.

Molasses is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

My thoughts…

I am absolutely in love with this set! I’ve always loved the brightly coloured Beanie Babies that were released back in the 90’s and I’m so glad that this set is the most brightly coloured so far!

Molasses is probably my favourite overall of the new Beanie Babies, followed by Stanley and Foster.

I bought the Beanie Bundle on The Magical Gift Boutique, which worked out cheaper than buying them individually.

Do you like this new colourful set of Beanie Babies? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Plymouth Beanie Baby

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my Beanie friends who are celebrating today!

I’m thankful for everyone for taking the time to get involved on the website. It means the world to me that people find the site useful and I hope it continues to be a resource for tracking your Beanie collection.

Pictured above is one of my favourite Thanksgiving Beanies. His name is Plymouth and he carries a tiny “turkey” in his paws. How cute it that?!

Below, the Ty Store exclusive, Turk-e is celebrating Thanksgiving with Roam.

Have a terrific day today and Happy Collecting!

Turk-e and Roam Beanie Babies

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Genevieve the Cat – Attic Treasures Review

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Hi everyone!

In my last post, I mentioned that I had purchased a new Beanie that I’d seen based on one of the requests that I’d added and that I’d do a full review once I’d received her. Well….she arrived!

Meet Genevieve!

genevieve ty attic treasures

Genevieve is a beautiful white cat from the Attic Treasures collection! I couldn’t resist getting her!

I’ve given her fur a comb (well, who doesn’t have a bad hair day after being sent in the mail?), but now she’s back to her former glory. Her fur is really fluffy, so much so that I had to try and comb it out of the way of her gorgeous blue eyes! She has the cutest, embroidered pale pink nose and long, white thread whiskers. For the final touch, she has a little pink rose just above her right ear.

genevieve ty attic treasures

She has a 7th generation Attic Treasures hang tag (not to be confused with a 3rd generation Beanie Babies hang tag as they look very similar on the outside – see the Beanie Baby tag identification guide) and has the following phrase inside:

“Feline Great!”

It’s short and simple but suits her well, as she does indeed look like she’s feeling great.

genevieve ty attic treasures hang tag

When I saw Genevieve, I knew I HAD to have her in my collection! As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a huge cat lover and love to collect the Ty cats. I also love her name, Genevieve. I think it sounds really pretty and goes well with her delicate features. Also…how cute are those toe beans?!

genevieve ty attic treasures

I’ve always loved the Attic Treasures collection. It’s one of my favourite product lines along with Beanie Babies and Beanie Boos. I love how they have a vintage look to them, and like their name suggests, have come straight out of the attic.

Do you have Genevieve in your collection or any other Attic Treasures? What do you think of Genevieve? Leave a comment below!

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Latest Beanie Haul!

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Hi everyone!

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for Beanie bargains! One of my favourite places to go is to my local charity shops!

Up until this week, I haven’t had much luck as there have either been no Beanies to be seen or they have had ones I already own. This week however, I’ve managed to pick up a LOT!

I found a 2000 Signature Teddy in my local British Heart Foundation shop. I just LOVE the colours on this one!

He is a mottled purple and grey colour and absolutely beautiful. He wears a multicoloured mesh ribbon and features the embroidered Signature Bear heart with the year 2000 on it.

Float and Twitterbug are two new bugs to join my collection.

I love how Float has a longer pile on the fabric of her upper wings as it makes them look a little furry. I also LOVE the name “Twitterbug”! It sounds very cute (even though I know from experience cicadas are VERY noisy!).

I also found a few new kitties for my collection! Tabitha, Purr and Miles were also charity shop finds.

Sadly, Miles didn’t have a hang tag attached, but I couldn’t leave her all on her own, so she came home too!

I also found Cara from the Hallmark shop at Lakeside Shopping Outlet in the UK. There were 50% Ty products, so I also picked up Enchanted to go with her.

I picked up Derby (fluffy mane version) and Iggy (blue version without a tongue) as I didn’t have them and they were both cheap. I used to own them both, but I can’t remember what happened to them.

I also picked up some tinies. Stretchy, ‘Nook, Claude and Rocket are all McDonald’s Teenie Beanie Babies, Ozzie is a Halloweenie Beanie owl and Gypsy the St. Bernard is a Teeny Ty.

I found a Flippables Pixy the unicorn in Poundland who is absolutely beautiful! I adore her rainbow coloured glittery eyes!

Here they are altogether…

And finally, today I found four more Beanie Babies. Sheets, Danny Dog, Squirmy and the Cat with Heart Eyes emoji.

Have you stumbled across any great deals on Beanies recently? Share your most recent finds in the comments below!

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Beanie Baby/Buddy Variations

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Hi everyone!

Today is a very hot and sunny day, so I’ve been adding more Beanie requests to the website. I have had a lot of requests through recently, so if your request isn’t up there yet, it will be soon.

I was looking through my collection and one thing I’ve always loved about Ty Beanies was all the different variations, especially with the older style Beanie Babies/Buddies.

For example, the Roam Beanie Baby (pictured below) is brown, yet the Roam Beanie Buddy is white and has longer, scruffy fur on his back.

Another example of this is with the Batty Beanie Babies. Batty was released in either brown and tie-dyed colour variations as a Beanie Baby, but the Beanie Buddy versions (pictured below) were available in a brown/mocha rose and a black colour.

Beak is another example where the Beanie Baby and Beanie Buddy look very different from one another. The Beanie Baby version is made from a tie-dyed, textured material but the Beanie Buddy is covered in fluffy fur.

There were also name-change variations, like the Tabasco/Snort Beanie Babies and Doodle/Strut the rooster, which were both changed due to lawsuits.

What are your favourite Ty Beanie variations? Leave a comment below!

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Massive Beanie haul!

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Hi guys!

I hope you’ve had a great week! I just wanted to share with you all my latest Beanie haul!

It started off with three Beanies from The Magical Gift Boutique, who are a fantastic shop for buying Beanies based in the UK. I saw that they had the suit-wearing Mr. Bean teddy Beanie Baby back in stock and, being a long-time lover of the TV series, Mr. Bean, I had to have him! I was lucky too as later that day, they had sold out again! I also ordered Gertie and Faye (the unicorn fox) along with him.

I have to say that Gertie is actually better in real life than I first thought. She was one of those mad Beanie Boos that I wasn’t too sure about, but now I actually love her craziness!

Last weekend, I also had some luck in Clinton’s as they had a 20% discount on Ty products. I took advantage of that and bought Kate, Fredrick, Lola and Marshall (Paw Patrol). Marshall I bought for my Paw Patrol-loving daughter’s collection.

I had better success in the charity shops this time too, managing to grab a Waddles Mini Boo, two Jingle Beanies (Holiday Teddy 2003 and Toboggan) and the beautiful Rafaella.

Rafaella is part of the Attic Treasures collection and she reminds me of the Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She could easily be one of the fairies from the play. I think she is one of my favourite finds this week.

I also bought Darla, who arrived in the mail earlier this week.

As you may know from a previous post, I have been trying to collect the dragon Beanie Boos. Now I can add Darla and Kate to that set. Yes, I know Kate is TECHNICALLY a Flippable, but I’ve included her anyway since Flippables are pretty much glammed-up Beanie Boos. This is my dragon collection so far:

Now I just need Cinder, Spectra and Merlin to complete the small dragon Beanie Boos.

I also bought an adorable little bear called Cody. He came from a wonderful charity called the Folly Wildlife Rescue who do fantastic work rescuing injured and orphaned animals and birds all year round.

Cody, like most Attic Treasures has jointed limbs that can be posed. So he can wave to you, like this!

He’s just so lovely and fuzzy that I couldn’t resist him. I love the original Attic Treasures as they have so much personality.

Finally…my latest Beanie Boo which I have been wanting for a while now….

Loy!

I can’t believe I finally have this little guy!

Loy is a Japanese exclusive Beanie Boo, and features an additional Japanese hang tag with the most adorable picture on it!

His red Ty hang tag is written in English with the birth date of 10th November and his poem reads as follows:

No truer companion will you ever find
I’m loyal and loving to all of mankind.

I’m so happy I finally have Loy in my collection as he was the only one available in the UK at the time!

Do you have any Beanie mail/finds you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!

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