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Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update

Transformers News: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update

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Fellow Seibertronians, we come to you at this late hour with details of the new Hasbro convention HASCON to be held in Rhode Island this upcoming September, on the 8-10. Below is a quote from the faq that summarizes the premise of this convention, as well as links to the various publications concerning the convention. Although, at this point, there has been no word on whether there will be any exclusives, either Transformers, or otherwise. So check out the links after the break, and let us know what you think in the comments. Are you planning on attending? Are you glad there will be a larger range of topics than just Transformers? Let us know in the comments below.

Update from hasbro: Fans also can purchase exclusive Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products. Previous stories have said that said exclusives will also be available on Hasbro Toy Shop.

HASCON is Hasbro’s first ever fan and family convention which will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center and other nearby locations (collectively the “HASCON Sites”) from September 8-10, 2017. HASCON will be a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories and will include live interactive experiences, special HASCON products, talent appearances, first-look screenings, panels, and much more. HASCON will feature Hasbro’s iconic brands including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and more.


HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT

Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top
MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent


PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
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About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
© 2017 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883506)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 22nd, 2017 @ 11:44pm CDT
Just those first four of the guests (Stan Lee, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Andrea Libman) alone would make going to Hascon worth it. But those ticket prices are enough to turn me off on going.
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Posted by Bounti76 on May 23rd, 2017 @ 12:03am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Just those first four of the guests (Stan Lee, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Andrea Libman) alone would make going to Hascon worth it. But those ticket prices are enough to turn me off on going.


I don't know Ms. Libman, but sweet Solus Prime..... those tickets are more expensive than Botcon, all without any mention of Transformers exclusives or reveals. Easy pass.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883509)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 23rd, 2017 @ 12:10am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Just those first four of the guests (Stan Lee, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Andrea Libman) alone would make going to Hascon worth it. But those ticket prices are enough to turn me off on going.


I don't know Ms. Libman,
She's currently the voices of Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie on MLPFIM, but I alo know of her roles from other cartoons I grew up on, like her voicing the young AndrAIa on ReBoot or LaBrea on DinoBabies.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883515)
Posted by Deadput on May 23rd, 2017 @ 1:40am CDT
"Fanmily" lol go home Hasbro your drunk. :lol:

Would anyone with common sense actually pay $600 dollars for a ticket?

I say this asumely that you still have to buy autographs and other jazz sepretly.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 23rd, 2017 @ 2:44am CDT
Deadput wrote:"Fanmily" lol go home Hasbro your drunk. :lol:

Would anyone with common sense actually pay $600 dollars for a ticket?

I say this asumely that you still have to buy autographs and other jazz sepretly.
Not to mention hotel and travel costs, food and amenities, and any toys/merchandise one might want to purchase at the event.
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Posted by ausbot on May 23rd, 2017 @ 5:19am CDT
I miss Botcon already.
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Posted by nycPrime on May 23rd, 2017 @ 6:18am CDT
If I were to go, it would be for one day. 60 for adult and 30 for kids tickets is quite pricey. This is an easy pass
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883541)
Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on May 23rd, 2017 @ 7:09am CDT
I would love to go as unfortunately missed out on Botcon but it's in the being of the school year which is weird since it's a family event. :-?
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Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on May 23rd, 2017 @ 7:11am CDT
Deadput wrote:"Fanmily" lol go home Hasbro your drunk. :lol:

Would anyone with common sense actually pay $600 dollars for a ticket?

I say this asumely that you still have to buy autographs and other jazz sepretly.

Yeah it's a family event at the being of the school year. :-? :SG-BOTS:
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883544)
Posted by xRotorstormx on May 23rd, 2017 @ 7:33am CDT
Wow... Well this just became and easy pass. About the same cost as the golden ticket but with no toys, no nothing. Just access to evening activities and panels? Big whoop. Sorry Hasbro, this was a huge mistake. :(
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Posted by william-james88 on May 23rd, 2017 @ 8:35am CDT
xRotorstormx wrote:Wow... Well this just became and easy pass. About the same cost as the golden ticket but with no toys, no nothing. Just access to evening activities and panels? Big whoop. Sorry Hasbro, this was a huge mistake. :(

You dont have to buy the big expensive ticket. You could buy a 3 day pass.
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Posted by kurthy on May 23rd, 2017 @ 9:31am CDT
Mr.MicroMaster wrote:
Deadput wrote:"Fanmily" lol go home Hasbro your drunk. :lol:

Would anyone with common sense actually pay $600 dollars for a ticket?

I say this asumely that you still have to buy autographs and other jazz sepretly.

Yeah it's a family event at the being of the school year. :-? :SG-BOTS:


Meh, when I was in school, the most well-off families would take trips to Disneyland during the school year because it was cheaper. When I was a teacher, the most well-off families would leave 2-3 days before Thanksgiving or Christmas breaks because flights were cheaper. The people willing to spend the money taking their family to this don't care about the school year.
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Posted by william-james88 on May 23rd, 2017 @ 9:49am CDT
I do find that this part sucks though:

We ask that you not* bring personal items to be signed. Artists and talent will only sign event merchandise purchased on the day of the event. Proof of purchase, such as a valid HASCON receipt, may be required.


So Stan Lee cant sign your old Fantastic Four comics? Kinda defeats the purpose. (then again, when I met Stan lee at a dinner, the only comic I had of his to sign was What if #200 :BANG_HEAD: )
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883591)
Posted by ScottyP on May 23rd, 2017 @ 10:50am CDT
I was never planning to go. This did not change my mind in the slightest.
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Posted by o.supreme on May 23rd, 2017 @ 11:04am CDT
My biggest issue now, is the same one I have with G-Fest (The annual convention for Godzilla fans). because now it will most likely be in the same location each year. Which is about as far away from me as you can be. At least when Botcon changed locations each year, I could count on it coming relatively close every few years, now there is no chance of that.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883602)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 23rd, 2017 @ 11:13am CDT
I'm feeling much better about choosing to go to Pete's instead.
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Posted by Counterpunch on May 23rd, 2017 @ 2:01pm CDT
What marketing genius put this show together? >:oP
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Posted by It Is Him on May 23rd, 2017 @ 2:17pm CDT
Solid guest list. Going to need more incentive to prioritize this over TFCon
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Posted by kamikaze_cr on May 23rd, 2017 @ 3:41pm CDT
Pay $640 just for these bonuses:

Panel VIP – Access to special VIP early line-up when attending guest panels. (Must arrive 40 minutes prior to session and only available to first 50 VIPs per session.)

Evening Activity – Choose one of the many exciting evening activities including movie viewings, hall of fame dinners, peek behind the scenes with toy and game designers, and even some surprise guests. (Did someone say Dude Perfect?). Evening selections will be available in July on a first come, first serve basis as there are capacity limitations.

Reserved Theater Seating – Receive a guaranteed reserved Main Panel Seat in the HASCON theater. (Limited to one seat for one event per day.)

Goodie Bag – Get a HASCON gift bag filled with surprises and souvenirs.

Green Screen – Transport yourself to a virtual HASBRO world with our immersive green screen experience. First come first served until we reach capacity. Priority will be given to VIP ticket holders. Participation in green screen experience is not guaranteed.


NO THANKS! I prefer to spend that money on Toyworld Constructor + $200 on beers and watching HASCON videos in youtube.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883674)
Posted by Emerje on May 23rd, 2017 @ 4:08pm CDT
So technically I could spend $600 on the VIP badge and only get a mystery gift bag to show for it since all of the other benefits aren't guaranteed? Sounds great. :roll:

Kinda wanted to go, but I was expecting a lot more from this seeing as how the convention center is literally right outside Hasbro's door. I expected the celebrity list to be more than four people as well. Sure, Cullen and Welker are a big deal, but that's all you've got for Transformers fans at a 3 day convention?

I wish they'd put a real schedule up. I want to go to this, but it'd be pointless to drive down on a Friday if the only thing I'm interested in is Saturday night or Sunday morning. No matter what they call this it still doesn't feel like a fan convention.

Emerje
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1883680)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on May 23rd, 2017 @ 4:21pm CDT
Emerje wrote:No matter what they call this it still doesn't feel like a fan convention.

Emerje

I think you misspelled exploitation ;)
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 23rd, 2017 @ 7:15pm CDT
Yeah, no dice here either. Not a hope.

Maybe I can focus on trying to go to tfcon this year instead
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Posted by ScottyP on May 24th, 2017 @ 11:56am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:What marketing genius put this show together? >:oP

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Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1884082)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 25th, 2017 @ 4:28am CDT
So...they did away with BotCon in favor of this clusterf**k? I mean, BotCon wasn't the greatest organized event either, nor was it cheap, but at least it was all-Transformers all the time. With HASCON, it's like Transformers is a small part of the events, and it still costs the same. Plus, as mentioned before, paying for travel and lodgings as well. This seems like it would be a good idea for those who live in the Northeast. But everyone else? No chance. Maybe if it's a financial failure, it will slap Hasbro in the face hard enough that they wake up and rethink this mess.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1889129)
Posted by Va'al on June 13th, 2017 @ 11:34am CDT
Courtesy of the official Transformers Facebook page, we have an update regarding September's HASCON event - bringing together multiple franchises from the toy maker. Included in the clip below, presented by John Warden and Ben Montano, we find out that a Stan Bush concert is planned, along with Q&A with the Hasbro Design Team, a HasCon exclusive figure. Plus, promises of the Power of the Primes line to be shown off at the con. Check it out below!

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Posted by ScottyP on June 13th, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
Will the Transformers Fans Only lounge have Natty Ice and a Gamecube? Are pants optional? These are the real Hascon questions. The real answers are "no".
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Posted by william-james88 on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:17pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Will the Transformers Fans Only lounge have Natty Ice and a Gamecube? Are pants optional? These are the real Hascon questions. The real answers are "no".

Would you go if the answer was yes?
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Posted by ScottyP on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:18pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Will the Transformers Fans Only lounge have Natty Ice and a Gamecube? Are pants optional? These are the real Hascon questions. The real answers are "no".

Would you go if the answer was yes?
No.

Unless it was the Stan Bush and Transformers Fans Only hangout lounge where Stan Bush was required to be present at all times.
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Posted by Glarryg on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:24pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Will the Transformers Fans Only lounge have Natty Ice and a Gamecube? Are pants optional? These are the real Hascon questions. The real answers are "no".

Would you go if the answer was yes?
No.

Unless it was the Stan Bush and Transformers Fans Only hangout lounge where Stan Bush was required to be present at all times.


With or without pants?

Glarryg
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Posted by ScottyP on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:29pm CDT
Glarryg wrote:
With or without pants?

Glarryg
My limited and short experiences meeting Mr. Bush at Botcons have led me to believe he's a really humble, nice guy. So with that said, we'll make the call for pants his decision. Whatever he's most comfortable with. Whatever he'd like to Dare choose, I'm sure it'll have The Touch and light a Thunder in Your Heart (cover).
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Posted by william-james88 on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:39pm CDT
Well, if he chose without pants, would any of you Dare to Touch?
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Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:49pm CDT
An exclusive figure (as in only one?). Hmm... well, considering they said it will probably be up on the website for purchase shortly after the convention, doesn't seem like there's much reason to go lol
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Posted by william-james88 on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:51pm CDT
A deal breaker for many fans was the strict autograph policy said to be enforced at Hascon, where you could only autograph merchandise bought at the show.
Hasbro has since changed that to include anything official. So those who want Peter Cullen to autograph the G1 Optimus Prime they had as a kid of some old Transformers VHS covers you still treasure will be able to.

Here is the updated policy:
Our autograph policy has been updated: HASCON Guests will sign your HASCON Program Guide and only officially licensed DVDs, comics, toys and other collectibles, but they will not sign bootleg merchandise. Please bring only one item to be signed during each autograph session and understand that the HASCON Guests may or may not pose for photographs with the fans. For more information please visit our FAQ's here: Hasbro HASCON 2017
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Posted by Deadput on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:56pm CDT
Well that's better and much more reasonable.

I totally understand why Hasbro wouldn't want a Third Party item there at an "official" Hasbro convention for Hasbro things.
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Posted by Evil Eye on June 13th, 2017 @ 1:03pm CDT
I'm still annoyed that they decided to put all their properties together in one convention. Because obviously what we want is Transformers, G.I. Joe and... *shudder*... My Little Pony in one convention.

Granted, I'm not even able to attend because it's in America, but it still seems odd. Is this their way of making up for the fact there's not really enough fans for a standalone G.I. Joe convention to be justified anymore? Is it some sick joke, forcing Joe fans and TF fans to share space with Bronies (who have enough of their own conventions anyway)?

I dunno. Hasbro is weird.
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Posted by Randomhero on June 13th, 2017 @ 1:06pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:An exclusive figure (as in only one?). Hmm... well, considering they said it will probably be up on the website for purchase shortly after the convention, doesn't seem like there's much reason to go lol



For over 10 years botcon was only doing one figure. Once funpub came along they did the box sets and other stuff. This is the first year so it's going to be a learning thing and see how it goes.
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Posted by ScottyP on June 13th, 2017 @ 1:22pm CDT
One figure sounds great, and I really mean that. One of the issues Fun Pub had, imo, was the mentality that less could not possibly be more. Did year X's set have Y number of figures? Fun Pub thought that year X+1's set had to have greater than or equal to Y or it was a step back. They said so. It didn't and doesn't make sense and seemed like a strange self-imposed guideline.

Anyhow, yeah I am very in favor of Hascon going for more of an early Botcon or Tokyo Toy Show type model where there are 1, at most 3 or so choice pieces to commemorate the event.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 13th, 2017 @ 1:39pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:An exclusive figure (as in only one?). Hmm... well, considering they said it will probably be up on the website for purchase shortly after the convention, doesn't seem like there's much reason to go lol



For over 10 years botcon was only doing one figure. Once funpub came along they did the box sets and other stuff. This is the first year so it's going to be a learning thing and see how it goes.
1994-1996 is not "over 10 years".
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Posted by Randomhero on June 13th, 2017 @ 1:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:An exclusive figure (as in only one?). Hmm... well, considering they said it will probably be up on the website for purchase shortly after the convention, doesn't seem like there's much reason to go lol



For over 10 years botcon was only doing one figure. Once funpub came along they did the box sets and other stuff. This is the first year so it's going to be a learning thing and see how it goes.
1994-1996 is not "over 10 years".



My mistake they did twos and threes and sometimes just one. Certainly not on or with the 12+ botcon was doing. Either way it's still their first and it's not just accommodating transformers it's handling all their brands that they choose to participate.

It affects me in no way I never went to botcon. It was something I always said I'd do but now that it's gone I said "oh well"
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Posted by Graviton on June 13th, 2017 @ 2:10pm CDT
Did anybody else notice that they only said Power of the Primes reveals? Can we expect the final wave of TR to be revealed at SDCC.
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Posted by Lucky Logician on June 13th, 2017 @ 5:39pm CDT
Video Clip wrote:We also have a great Hascon exclusive

I notice that he didn't say it was an actual toy/figure/etc, but I'm not going to nitpick over that. Just pointing it out since the wording on that seemed odd. I'll laugh my butt off it it turns out to just be a lithograph with a character from every franchise.

Also, Hascon is less than 3 months away. Kinda late to finally be announcing an exclusive item. If you wanted me to fly across the continent, you should've advertised more ahead of time, Hasbro.

I'm going to predict that the exclusive item to being something closer to an SDCC exclusive instead of a Botcon exclusive. So it'll be shiny or in a pretty box. And therefore, a very easy pass.
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Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 13th, 2017 @ 6:04pm CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:I'm going to predict that the exclusive item to being something closer to an SDCC exclusive instead of a Botcon exclusive. So it'll be shiny or in a pretty box. And therefore, a very easy pass.


Another possibility is that it will be akin to those Japanese shows with their exclusive redecos. No no no, I'm not talking about black ones, they've done more than that!
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Posted by BombshellDaBug on June 13th, 2017 @ 8:09pm CDT
This whole Hascon thing is interesting to me because they're trying to unite the fans of the different Hasbro properties under one banner, yet it seems like more and more TF fans are becoming skeptical of the whole thing. Is it wrong of me to secretly hope that this turns out like that whole Dashcon thing from a couple of years ago? Because if so, then I don't want to be right.
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Posted by Munkky on June 14th, 2017 @ 2:15am CDT
BombshellDaBug wrote:This whole Hascon thing is interesting to me because they're trying to unite the fans of the different Hasbro properties under one banner, yet it seems like more and more TF fans are becoming skeptical of the whole thing. Is it wrong of me to secretly hope that this turns out like that whole Dashcon thing from a couple of years ago? Because if so, then I don't want to be right.

The difference is that Dashcon was put together by a small group of people who had never organised an event before, and blew most of their money because they knew nothing about responsible budgeting. I'm sure with Hascon everything has been carefully planned and budgeted in advance, by people who know what they're doing. There's a video on YouTube that goes into more detail about why Dashcon failed so badly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZgxeX2dCnQ
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Posted by RAR on June 14th, 2017 @ 6:35am CDT
I would find the imminent disaster that this show is going to be funny - if it wasn't so darn expensive for it's victims to attend.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1889320)
Posted by Palo_zfogs on June 14th, 2017 @ 6:42am CDT
"Power of the Primes reveals plus Masterpiece, Movie and more."

Looking Forward to the Power of the Primes reveal. But are the "Masterpiece, Movie & More" just showcases of the what's been shown recently or will there be an additional reveals with the showcased?
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1889329)
Posted by BombshellDaBug on June 14th, 2017 @ 7:31am CDT
Munkky wrote:
BombshellDaBug wrote:This whole Hascon thing is interesting to me because they're trying to unite the fans of the different Hasbro properties under one banner, yet it seems like more and more TF fans are becoming skeptical of the whole thing. Is it wrong of me to secretly hope that this turns out like that whole Dashcon thing from a couple of years ago? Because if so, then I don't want to be right.

The difference is that Dashcon was put together by a small group of people who had never organised an event before, and blew most of their money because they knew nothing about responsible budgeting. I'm sure with Hascon everything has been carefully planned and budgeted in advance, by people who know what they're doing. There's a video on YouTube that goes into more detail about why Dashcon failed so badly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZgxeX2dCnQ


I will admit that I was being rather sarcastic when I made that comment. That being said, I'm still rather skeptical of this being the major success that Hasbro is hoping it will be. Realistically speaking, it'll probably be a moderate success with a few hiccups here and there.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1889334)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2017 @ 8:20am CDT
zfogshooterz wrote:"Power of the Primes reveals plus Masterpiece, Movie and more."

Looking Forward to the Power of the Primes reveal. But are the "Masterpiece, Movie & More" just showcases of the what's been shown recently or will there be an additional reveals with the showcased?

I think it will be like the Tokyo Toy Show where they showcase a bunch of upcoming toys, not all of them being revealed for the first time.
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1889343)
Posted by Palo_zfogs on June 14th, 2017 @ 8:50am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
I think it will be like the Tokyo Toy Show where they showcase a bunch of upcoming toys, not all of them being revealed for the first time.
I see. So they're probably showcasing what's mostly been revealed on the internet recently with a small chance of new reveals? (My apologies if I still don't get it)
Re: Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for HASCON FANmily™ Event - Press Release Update (1889345)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2017 @ 8:58am CDT
zfogshooterz wrote:I see. So they're probably showcasing what's mostly been revealed on the internet recently with a small chance of new reveals? (My apologies if I still don't get it)


Precicely.

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