#HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display

#HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display

Friday, September 8th, 2017 6:31am CDT

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There will still be some time before any actual content appears from Hascon in Rhode Island - the first multifranchise event directly organised by Hasbro in their on back yard - but some members of staff and press did get an early preview of the show area if nothing else, and posted the images on social media. The most relevant to us come from Magic The Gathering's Head Designer Mark Rosewater, which not only shows more of the Hascon exclusives (including the early access Arcee/Ultra Magnus set seen here), but also the Transformers area for the show, featuring some Allspark Tech and heavy The Last Knight merchandise and props. Take a look below!

Transformers News: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display

Transformers News: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display

Transformers News: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display

Transformers News: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display

Transformers News: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display

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Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909237)
Posted by Kurona on September 8th, 2017 @ 7:35am CDT
Woah, Prime's got smaller hands than the president.

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Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909238)
Posted by kurthy on September 8th, 2017 @ 7:53am CDT
They're really doubling down on the movie stuff!
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909242)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2017 @ 8:17am CDT
Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909257)
Posted by LE0KING on September 8th, 2017 @ 9:09am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909259)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2017 @ 9:11am CDT
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
You mean the one that most consider timeless and refuse to let die? :-P
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909265)
Posted by LE0KING on September 8th, 2017 @ 9:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
You mean the one that most consider timeless and refuse to let die? :-P

Point stands. Some of us love the prime show the way others love g1.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909272)
Posted by william-james88 on September 8th, 2017 @ 10:03am CDT
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
You mean the one that most consider timeless and refuse to let die? :-P

Point stands. Some of us love the prime show the way others love g1.

Agreed.

Now where's my statue of Primal?!
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909279)
Posted by Bronzewolf on September 8th, 2017 @ 10:23am CDT
Hascon is currently in full swing, having just fully opened moments ago, featuring displays and booths for all of your favorite Hasbro properties. One of the most exciting parts of the Transformers display is the Optimus Prime truck from the live action films! The truck is currently on loan from Hendrick Motorsports, who have now posted a gallery of the truck, as well as the following statement:
After saving the world alongside the Nos. 48 and 88 Chevys in "Transformers: The Last Knight," the truck of Optimus Prime came to rest at Hendrick Motorsports. This weekend only (Sept. 8-10), in Providence, Rhode Island, it will be open for everyone to see at the Transformers’ display as part of Hasbro’s first annual HASCON event.

To see the gallery, please check out Hendrick Motorsports' webpage, here, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest breaking Transformers news out of Hascon!
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909283)
Posted by Va'al on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:14am CDT
The official social media channels for Hasbro are currently kicking off the first ever HASCON event, over in Rhode Island! As the convention takes under its mantle several Hasbro properties, we are tuned it to follow all event Transformers (with some inevitable sides of GI Joe and the other characters in the shared universe such as Rom, MASK, and more).

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And we're in the panel room with Seibertron.com as the Transformers brand team runs through the various members of both Hasbro and Takara Tomy personnel present for the talk! Three Japanese designers have joined the Hasbro team for the event too: Shogo Hasui, Takashi Kunihiro, and Hall of Fame inductee Hideaki Yoke, plus interpreter Daizo Uehara.


The Last Knight

The first product presented and discussed has to do with the concept of Story, and Transformers: The Last Knight - the team shows a clip introducing the Allspark Tech line (which you can see covered here, too).

The team is particularly excited about the story-driven features of the new toy line, from the electronics to the voice clips included in each of the figures.

Next is more The Last Knight coverage, with the Knight Armour line of toys (as previously seen here, for example). Hasbro actually collaborated with Takara on the design for this line, and the helmet designs for the various figures are inspired by actual military wear from across the world.


Robots in Disguise Combiner Force

Swiftly moving on to the Robots in Disguise toy line, with discussion of the collaboration with the animation studios and the creation and design of the combiners from the show (such as Ultra Bee and Menasor). Discussing how the concept had to adhere to the idea of the multiple modes being compatible with each other, while also appealing to the multiple toys in one all in one box.

After the major combiners, the team discusses the Crash Combiners instead, showing Strongarm and Optimus Prime as examples.


Generations - Power of the Primes
Discussing the idea of reveals, and how the Prime Wars trilogy. Prime Masters being reintroduced along with the confirmation of Optimus Primal as new Prime after fan vote.

Dinobot Slash - first female Dinobot, collaborated with Takara Tomy to create the Legends scale new character.
Dinobot Slug
Dinobot Swoop
Dinobot Snarl
Dinobot Sludge

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Voyager class Grimlock - poseable, interacts with Prime Masters.
Yoke-san actually talking about the Dinobots' history and how it influenced current designs

All new Dinobot combiner announced: Volcanicus!
Sludge is leg, Snarl is other leg, Swoop and Slug is arms, Grimlock is torso.
Ankle tilts!
Had to think about the joints system for the combiners, in order to hold up the whole figure. Right amount of friction was hard to get.

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Leader class reveal - Optimus Prime. Evolving Deluxe Orion Pax into the Autobot Leader.
Some design topics talking about getting the right space and friction for the Deluxe to fit.
Discussing the interactive and play pattern for the Matrix and the other Prime-help crystals, blending old stories with new toyline.

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Exclusives

Titans Return Arcee and Titans Return Ultra Magnus, as seen before.

Optimus Prime Power Bank also seen before.

A final teaser was the silhouette for Predaking, as per the mockup seen recently.


Q&A
A question about a new Shockwave, which 'will be taken into consideration'.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909285)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:21am CDT
So leader Prime is deluxe Orion Pax (cab) with the trailer attached?

And I like the Dinobots individually, but that combined mode? Ehh.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909286)
Posted by Kyleor on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:21am CDT
Looks like they have the packaging at least from that Power Bank Optimus coming out.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909289)
Posted by Va'al on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:25am CDT
Kyleor wrote:Looks like they have the packaging at least from that Power Bank Optimus coming out.


All exclusives are available at the show. :D
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909290)
Posted by ScottyP on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:32am CDT
Reminder: "combining Dinobots" has never been a good idea. It is still not a good idea [-(

Leader OP looks incredible though. Amazing to see those great triumphs at the same time as hilarious stumbles like deluxe Sludge.

Edit: Also, I guess RiD is done? Seemed that way but this maybe sealed it. If so, they should feel really bad about how they handled it for the past year after it got off to a pretty solid start.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909293)
Posted by bluecatcinema on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:33am CDT
"Volcanicus"? As names go, it could have been worse...
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909297)
Posted by william-james88 on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:40am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Reminder: "combining Dinobots" has never been a good idea. It is still not a good idea [-(

Leader OP looks incredible though. Amazing to see those great triumphs at the same time as hilarious stumbles like deluxe Sludge.

Edit: Also, I guess RiD is done? Seemed that way but this maybe sealed it. If so, they should feel really bad about how they handled it for the past year after it got off to a pretty solid start.


Right there with you on RID, they could have at least said something about it being done or now. Instead they talked about older gimicks and toys we saw before, why I have no clue. The lack of attention given to that line is always puzzling, especially considering its one of their big sellers. We dont even know if that last wave (the one found in practically every other country) is ever coming to US stores.

Anyways, about that Leader OP, what I like best is how solid it looked in its full combined mode. The guy was handling it like any other leader figure without having to make sure anything would untab.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909298)
Posted by Va'al on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:44am CDT
Thanks to Cyberpath for fixed images! :D
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909300)
Posted by o.supreme on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:47am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
You mean the one that most consider timeless and refuse to let die? :-P

Point stands. Some of us love the prime show the way others love g1.

Agreed.

Now where's my statue of Primal?!




As for the statue, it's been around since SDCC 2010 (saw it in person at Botcon 2011)...at this point, I think its safe to assume that Hasbro uses it to represent Optimus Prime as a character overall, they don't see it as Prime from TF : Prime, they just see it as Optimus Prime period....and plus they probably paid a lot so you are going to see it for many years to come ;) .
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909301)
Posted by Munkky on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:48am CDT
I'm surprised they didn't show Hun-Gurrr, unless there's going to be more reveals as the event goes on. As hilarious as it would have been for Volcanicus to look like the Beast just to see how people reacted, he still looks decent and I'm definitely going to get every Dinobot.
Slash is cute, but it doesn't look like she combines with Volcanicus (unless I'm just not seeing it). It would be a shame if she was another Wreck-Gar situation, where she's initially marketed as being part of a Combiner but actually isn't.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909304)
Posted by Microraptor on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:54am CDT
Slash is fan-TASTIC.
Re: #HASCON Early Look at Hasbro Transformers Area, plus All Exclusives Display (1909305)
Posted by Dagon on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:54am CDT
Well,hopefully this can finally end the agony of not knowing whether PotP Starscream is going to be a combiner torso, since we "didn't know" this because Hasbro didn't officially state it, even though it was obvious from the SDCC pictures, and even the pictures shown at the prepanel today. I know the suspense had been killing me.

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