tonies® Toniebox | Review & Flash Giveaway!

17.12.19


This post was written in collaboration with tonies® and Tots100.
A bedtime story has been a part of our children's evening routine ever since our eldest Indiana was a baby. Although actually, stories and books in general play such an important part in our three's lives! But despite buying new books and visiting the library regularly, the littles quickly become bored of the stories we have (and I must admit I do get a little bored of reading the same story on repeat too). So when I was asked if I wanted to test out the new tonies® Toniebox, I thought it would be a perfect way to add some fun back into story time!

What is the tonies® Toniebox?
The Toniebox is a super soft children's audio box, that has been designed to give children a fun and interactive way of listening to stories, music, factual content, and even content they can record themselves! All you have to do is place one of the Tonie audio characters on top of the Toniebox and it magically starts playing the content. Such a fun way for children to play and be entertained without the need for screens.


What's in the Box?
We received the Toniebox Starter Set, which is the perfect way to introduce tonies® to your home. Inside the box you get:

- One Toniebox (available in either grey, green, pink, blue, red, or purple).
- A Creative Tonie (in the matching colour to your box). This Tonie allows you to upload and create your own content. It has space for 90 minutes of MP3s, audiobooks or even your own recordings via the app.
- A charging station.
- An easy to follow instruction manual.

As well as the Starter Set we also received two of the super cute Tonie sets - The Little Mermaid and Christmas Songs and Carols. Each came with the Tonie figure as well as a little booklet that had details of the songs and stories included.




How Does it Work?
The Toniebox is designed for children, so is incredibly easy to work and use (with a little help from a grown up to set it up first of course). 

Setting up the Toniebox is really simple and quick. Take everyone out of the box, connect the charging station to power and pop the Toniebox on top (making sure you're within range of your wifi contention and have the password to hand), and then follow the instructions here. Once set up your child simply needs to pop their chosen Tonie on top and the magic begins! Each Tonie has a magic code on the bottom which is how the Toniebox knows what to play - clever right?





The Toniebox also has really simple ways to play too. To turn up the volume you click the bigger 'ear' and therefore to turn down the volume you click the smaller 'ear'. To change tracks you just need to tap the box on the left or right hand side (left skips back and right skips forward), and you also tilt the box to fast-forward or rewind. The Toniebox is really robust so don't worry if your little ones are like mine and very generous with their 'taps'.

Our Review
The Toniebox has been a huge hit in our household! My little ones are 6, 4 and almost 2 and all three of them enjoyed choosing and placing the Tonies on the top and listening to their songs and stories. Of course with it currently being Christmas the Christmas Tonie has been the most popular of all - I'm now regularly greeted by Christmas tunes when I go into their bedroom in the mornings, with all three of them dancing and singing along!

The only slight negative of the Toniebox is the price. Each Tonie retails at around £15, which I know could be a lot to spend for a lot of families. They would be a perfect gift for either a birthday or Christmas though, and I love that with the Creative Tonie you can add up to 90 minutes of your own audio, so you can never really get bored!




I love that the Toniebox is small enough to fit nicely onto their bookshelf without seeming out of place, but while also being robust enough for the littles to carry around. It would be great to bring in the car to take to grandparents as it has up to 7 hours of battery life too. It is such a lovely way to offer screen free story time and fun for little ones this Christmas!

Win a Toniebox Starter Set and Tonie Figure
This Christmas I've teamed up with 11 other parent bloggers from the Tots100 community for the 12 days of Tonies giveaway! If you win you will receive your very own Toniebox Starter Set and Tonie Figure. This flash giveaway lasts just 24 HOURS and all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. And if you don't win today, make sure to try again tomorrow with the next competition!

Good luck and Merry Christmas!

162 comments :

  1. I'd love to win for my eldest daughter - she'd love it! :) Helen x

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  2. Great review, I'd love to win this for my son

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  3. This like a fun and innovative product. My kids would love it.

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  4. Ohh it looks fantastic I would love to win this for my 4 years old boy he would ��

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  5. this would be perfect for my little girl x

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  6. Oh wow this looks fab! The fact they can control bits like the volume ect themselves my 5year old would love!

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  7. Would love to win for my daughter Noelle x

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  8. I’ve seen these and they look amazing! I would love to win this for my two girls x

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  9. I'd love to win this for my youngest son, his birthday is soon after Christmas

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  10. Great for my grandson so would to win for them

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  11. Great competition! My two would love this :)

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  12. Would give to one of nieces for their young ones

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  13. I would love to win this for my son, Eli

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  14. I'd love to win the for my niece and nephew

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  15. My daughter would really enjoy stories like this at bedtime..

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  16. Great review, I'd love to win this for my nephew

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  17. This sounds like so much fun! My daughter would absolutely love this x

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  18. I’d love to win this for my daughter Caity, & her younger twin siblings. They’re all about stories & interactive things at the moment & think they’d love this x

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  19. I would love to win this for my daughte

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  20. I’d love to win for my little boy Arthur

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  21. I'd like to win this prize for my granddaughter.

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  22. I do love the look of these! Perfect for my son, Joshua

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  23. I'd love it for my grandaughter

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  24. I’d love to win this for my son and daughter x

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  25. I would like to win it for my daughter Kira

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  26. I would love to win for my eldest son. He absolutely loves singing and dancing, so I think this would be a big hit with him. His younger brother is only 3 months old, but I think he'll love it too, once he gets a little older .

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  27. My son tried one of these at John Lewis this weekend and it was an instant hit!

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  28. This looks so fab my kids would love this so much. ❤️

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  29. I just know my little girl, Chloe would love this! She loves singing and dancing for one but I really think it would help her in the night time too when she can get very anxious at bedtime. Maybe recording our voices would help her feel more secure?

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  30. I would love to win this for my daughter

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  31. I'd love to win for my three children, I think they would love using the Toniebox together

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  32. my niece and nephew would live this. its a great prize.

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  33. My granddaughter would love this wonderful toniebox

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  34. We love the idea of the Toniebox. Nearly all my friends in Germany have one already and I'm happy it's getting more common here in the UK now as well.

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  35. my nephew would adore this he is so inquisitive

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  36. What a brilliant idea, would love to win this!

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  37. My five grandchildren could all share it!

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  38. my little boy who would love it x

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  39. my son would love it

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  40. I would love to win it for my adorable niece and her new baby sister xx

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  41. for my grandson if l am the lucky winner

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  42. My daughter, I think it is a great idea

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  43. For my beautiful granddaughter Bella Rose

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  44. I'd love this for my children, it looks great.

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  45. twins rose and teresa love story time and would just spend hours listing to this (@jackiehowell69)

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  46. My daughter, she's 4 and my Granddaughter (3) would have hours of fun with this :) :) How magical!

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  47. I would love to win for my 2.5 and 1.5 year olds to share, what a wonderful way to enjoy story time as a family! This would be fantastic to win!

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  48. I would love to win this for my youngest son.

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  49. I would love to win this prize for my niece and nephew

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  50. I love this, bedtime stories are our favourites and this would be fab xx

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  51. I love this, bedtime stories are our favourites and this would be fab xx

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  52. would love to win this for my grandson bertie

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  53. I'd love to win this for my niece

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  54. This would be the perfect Christmas gift for my granddaughter

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  55. I'd love to treat my little boy Peter, he loves music

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  56. This would be great for my nephew. Anything technologoical and he's all over it!

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  57. Perfect for my sons. I think they would enjoy this

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  58. I would love to win this for my Goddaughter who has just started listening to music at night to help her wind down for bed but she also loves a good story.

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  59. I would love to win this for my goddaughter, she loves to listen to stories at bedtime.

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  60. Looks great. Would love to win this for my daughter

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  61. It would be for our youngest who will shortly be 2 years old. Such fun.

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  62. I would love to win this for my nephew x

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  63. I'd love to win this for my youngest son. I think he'd really love it.

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  64. I would love to win this for my 1.5 year old son :) I think he would absolutely love it as he's so crazy on story time!

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  65. I would like to win this for my son

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  66. I'd love this for my 2 little boys, they really enjoy listening to stories and these look really great.

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  67. I would love to win for my nephew

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  68. I would love to win this for my daughter

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  69. My boys would absolutely love one of these

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  70. For my youngest grandson, he loves music and storytimes

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  71. Looks nice for a single mom friends child

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  72. for my granddaughter

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  73. My son would love this. He has autism and absolutely loves his music!

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  74. Amelia would love this as it is a great item for children.

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  75. I would give this to my younger nephew

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  76. I would love this for my little boy

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  77. Id love to win this for my little girl xx

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  78. I'd like to win this for my nephew.

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  79. I would love to win for my two young girls

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  80. I would love this for my nieces!

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  81. I'd love to win for my granddaughter

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  82. I would like to win this for my grandson.

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  83. I would love this for my oldest granddaughter who is 5, she loves listening to stories and with the creative Tonie we could record her books for her to read along with

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  84. I would love to win this for my nephew Harry. It's his birthday on Christmas day.

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  85. I'd love to win for my niece, I think she'd adore this

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  86. I would love to win this for my nepjew

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  87. My son would enjoy having one of these

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  88. I would love to win this for Leo. I can imagine his little face and the gorgeous laugh he lets out when he really enjoys something

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  89. My four year old would love this 👍

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  90. My son would love this, it looks great xxx

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  91. I'd like to win it for my son...Thanks

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  92. would love to win for my twin boys

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  93. I would love to win this for my daughter Lottie.

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  94. I would love to win it for my daughters, they would love it!

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  95. My niece would love this

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  96. I would love to win this for my lovely granddaughter

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  97. My brother is blind and he listens to stories and music all the time so I'd love to win for him

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  98. I would like to win for my niece

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  99. My grandson would love this

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  100. I would love to win this for 3 year old Leo (or 'nearly 4' as he insists on telling me)

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  101. My boy Charlie 3 would love this he loves anything musical

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  102. This would be for my Granddaughter who is just gorgeous

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  103. My 4 year old would really love this

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  104. What a great concept. They look like they really enjoyed testing it out.

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  105. I'd love it for my grandaughter

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  106. If like to win it for my nephew

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  107. would love this for my 3 year old twins

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  108. I would love to win it for my niece. I know she would absolutely love it.

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  109. I’d love to win for my little man!

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  110. I would love to win this for my Daughter. She would adore it.

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  111. I would love this for my daughter, she has a great imagination and absolutely loves story time so this would be much appreciated I think!

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  112. i would love to win for my eldest son x

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  113. I would like to win for my youngest son, he'd love it

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  114. I'd like to win it for my grandson Oliver

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  115. This sounds great - we’d all love it.

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  116. These look really cool and I've heard great things about them I think that my son would love it

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  117. my niece harmony - these look great and fun

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  118. These look fab! I'd love one for my little ones!

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  119. My little ones are close in age and would both enjoy playing with these

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  120. This looks great I would love to win this for my little boy x

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  121. My grandchildren, they love stories

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  122. I would like to win this for my nephew. Thanks for the competition.

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  123. This would be a fantastic surprise for my friend's two children. Thank you!

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  124. I would love to win this for my daughter.

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  125. I'd love to win this prize for my niece, thanks for the chance x

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  126. I think our grandchildren would love it!

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  127. I would love to win for my 5 year old daughter - she would have lots of fun with this - especially the recording part of it. Fab giveaway

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  128. I'd love to win for my son. He spends too much time on the screen so this will be a great distraction

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  129. My little cousin Clarissa, I know she would be absolutely over the moon to win it.

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  130. Rebecca who is 6 would love one as she's seen them on youtube and got excited over the characters

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  131. I would love to win this for my grandchildren

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  132. I would love this for my Granddaughter. She loves listening to all the latest songs x

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  133. Such a great prize which I would love to win for my daughter.

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  134. I absolutely love the look of this toniebox. We are mad for audiobooks and stories in this house. My son and daughter would love it.

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  135. My youngest daughter....she would enjoy this

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  136. My Nephew would like this, perfect for him for Christmas x

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  137. this would be ideal for my little girl xx

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  138. MY GRANDSON CAMERON ITS HIS SORT OF THING

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