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New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels

Transformers News: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels

Friday, July 7th, 2017 2:47PM CDT

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Our contacts over at Hasbro have sent along a new summary of all the events and panels Hascon, the upcoming, exclusively Hasbro, convention, will feature. It's filled with all sorts of fun opportunities for the fans of all Hasbro properties, from G.I.Joe, to My Little Pony, and of course our beloved Transformers. Check out the full list below!

TRANSFORMERS

Immerse yourself in the world of Transformers where things are “More than Meets the Eye”! We take you behind-the-scenes through the latest entertainment from movies to animation to comics, and have fun with the latest toys, hearing from the designers themselves how they bring this amazing brand to life!

Ready to roll out? Highlights and hands-on experiences include:

Get up close to an epic collection of Transformers movie props
Meet and get your picture with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee costume characters
Photo Ops featuring statues of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sqweeks, and more
Photo Ops with Camaro Bumblebee and the IMSA/NASCAR TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight racing car
Hands-on play with the latest Transformers toys, plus previews of 2018 action figures and toys
historical products from the Hasbro Vault
Designer Archives featuring prototypes and imagery of never-before released toys


Plus, enjoy Transformers panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:

· TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT in the Making - the making of Transformers: The Last Knight with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and special guests

· More than Meets the Eye – get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Transformers toy line

· PETER AND FRANK SOUND OFF: The Voices of Optimus Prime & Megatron!

· IDW - Transformers Comics: How Artists and Writers Bring Stories to Life

· THE PRIME WARS TRILOGY: See the story come to life!

· TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame Dinner (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

· TRANSFORMERS: The Last Night Movie Event (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)



MY LITTLE PONY

Welcome everypony! Discover the magic of friendship with a behind-the-scenes look at the latest pony adventures in entertainment (can you say NEW MOVIE? Oh yeah!), character meet-and-greets, a ponification experience and much more! Highlights include:

· Meet and mingle with the Mane 6 and Spike costumed characters

· Photo-ops with life-size movie ponies and scenes from My Little Pony: The Movie

· Get ponified like your favorite character at the Ponification Station

· Explore Equestria and take snaps, selfies, and pony pics

· Play the most ponyriffic My Little Pony apps and games

· Get a sneak peek of the latest MLP toys, along with rare treasures from the Hasbro Vault

· Visit Pinkie Pie’s Sugarcube Corner, an exclusive MLP-themed café



Plus, enjoy these My Little Pony panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:

· The Making of My Little Pony: The Movie featuring Meghan McCarthy

· The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

· First Look at My Little Pony Season 8

· My Little Pony Designer Q&A

· My Little Pony Mane Event: Hall of Our FANmily Dinner (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

· My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)



NERF

Nerf Nation unite! Get ready for an awesome hands-on intense, most action-packed, and most definitely “Nerf-tastic” weekend ever created. This is how we play!

Look for these hands-on activities, and more:

· Nerf Arena: The ultimate Nerf action in the inflatable Nerf arena

· Demo the latest in Nerf Modulus Build-a-Blaster and Nerf Nitro along with lots of Nerf blasters in the test area

· Demo Dude Perfect Smash football and Flying Disc Golf

· Photo-Ops with life-size Nerf Modulus package and Nerf Nitro car

· Go behind the blaster as we peak inside to see how they work

· Visit the Nerf Rival test area (ages 14 and over)



Plus awesome panels and add-on experiences:

· Selfies with Dude Perfect

· Dude Perfect: Best Friends, a Panda, and Nerf: Join the dudes from Dude Perfect as they talk about their awesome collaboration with Nerf and show off the brand new Nerf Dude Perfect Signature Bow

· Building Nerf – How the World’s Best Blasters Come to Life

· Add-on purchase required: Hang with Dude Perfect - Meet the dudes of Dude Perfect, enjoy some of the Dudes’ favorite snacks, snap a selfie, and receive an autographed Nerf Dude Perfect Football





MAGIC: THE GATHERING



Immerse yourself in a MAGIC-filled weekend with tournaments galore, demos for those new to the game, and an array of life-size experiences:

Hands-on demos to with Wizards of the Coast staff to teach you the basics of Magic and highlight some of new cards and features of the latest sets
Roaming costumed MAGIC: THE GATHERING characters for memorable photo ops
Photo ops with mind-blowing MAGIC: THE GATHERING 3-D sculpts


Plus these in-depth panels:

Magic: The Gathering - 25th Anniversary Show: Join us as we celebrate Magic’s past and present and reveal exciting announcements for our future!
Blogatog Live! Join Magic: The Gathering's Head Designer, Mark Rosewater, for a full hour of Q&A on all things Magic!
Magic: The Gathering Improv Show: Looking for some fun and maybe a few laughs? Watch as Wizards of the Coast's very own improv artists and their buddies embarrass themselves for the enjoyment of our fans!
Live Art with Aleksi Briclot: Join Aleksi, the illustrator of Magic: The Gathering's original five Lorwyn Planeswalkers, as he does a live painting of Chandra Nalaar
Magic: The Gathering - Building the Worlds Best in Fantasy Gaming: Join creative directors from Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering as they pull back the curtain on building some of the most iconic worlds in fantasy gaming




DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Grab your swords and spellbooks and get ready for an epic adventure! Dungeons & Dragons at HASCON offers everything you need to join the party and create stories you’ll be sharing for a lifetime. Experiences include:

· Join Dungeon Master extraordinaire Matthew Mercer as he leads a party of celebrity players through a fun-filled live D&D game on the HASCON main stage

· Play through Tomb of Annihilation, our newest D&D adventure, at the D&D tabletop play area

· Collect all the D&D loot, including the HASCON exclusive My Little Pony themed D&D Dice Tin

· Meet our goblins in the Jungles of Chult at the D&D experience on the HASCON main floor



GI JOE

Yo Joe! Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the Real American Hero story with a fantastic selection of brand experiences that pays tribute to this epic fantasy and toy line!

Soak in a collection of G.I. Joe movie props including Firefly’s motorcycle, costumes, and more
Photo-Ops with life-size versions of the 1982 Snake Eyes blister card and 1964 G.I. Joe Action Soldier box!
Treasures from the Hasbro Vault features rare products and artifacts from the 1982-1994 product line,
Enjoy selections from our amazing collection of original G.I. Joe packaging


Plus, enjoy these G.I. Joe panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:

· Creating the World of G.I. Joe Characters - hear the stories straight from G.I. Joe Legends who created the characters that launched and evolved the story and toys

· Creating the World of G.I. Joe Vehicles & Playsets – hear the stories straight from G.I. Joe Legends who created this epic lineup from 1982-1994

· G.I. Joe Legends Dinner: Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)





STAR WARS

The force is with us! Come celebrate 40 years of Star War memories, and make some new ones with activities including:

Photo ops with the Emperor’s Throne, Yoda, and Stormtrooper statues
Pose like a real action figure and get your picture in with three different life-size action figure backer cards
Feast your eyes on 40 years of iconic Star Wars product
Highlights of the current product line with a preview of the epic Last Jedi 2018 line-up
Take part in the world's largest lightsaber built, sponsored by Blade Builders
Hang out in the screening area & lounge to watch Forces of Destiny episodes, Episode 8 trailer, designer desks and other content


From a galaxy far, far away, we have some fan-tastic panels, including:

· Star Wars: 40 Years of Play: Star Wars team members, veterans and newcomers alike will discuss their favorite products, hidden history and even the line’s origins at Kenner in 1977

· Behind the Black Series: Design Director Steve Evans and the talented team behind The Black Series gives a behind-the-scenes look at development of the line, never-before-seen details and other great surprises

· Star Wars - Forces of Destiny: Join the team as they take you behind the scenes and dive into the creative process of developing the exciting new Star Wars Force of Destiny line

· A Chat with Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne, along with a chance to get her autograph



MARVEL

Love the ever-growing Marvel Universe of super-heroes? Tingle your Spidey-senses with these amazing experiences:

Super-heroic photo ops featuring life-sized Thor packaging and the Enormous Hulkbuster statue photo-op
See how toys are made and get a sneak peek into the production process, presented by the Hasbro Model Shop
Meet the designers and marketers behind the Marvel line-up
Experience the current line of exciting figures and role play, with sneak peaks into what’s coming in 2018


Plus take in super-hero sized panels, including:

Panel with Marvel legend Stan Lee
How Marvel Toys are Made: Come learn how Hasbro brings Marvel entertainment to life in toys with a peek behind the curtain of the creative process
Spotlight on James Gunn: Moderated discussion with James Gunn, writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise
Marvel Legends: The Hasbro and Marvel product experts will discuss Hasbro’s ever popular line, with a sneak peek of upcoming, never before seen Marvel action figures


PLAY-DOH

Open a can of creativity with an array of experiences to inspire your inner maker:

· Hands-on play with Play-Doh Touch - build and scan your own creation

· bring your ideas to life in the Play-Doh Test Kitchen

· Meet a Doh-Doh costume character and photo op Make memories with Giant Play-Doh can photo op

· Doh-Doh lifesize statue photo op

· Create a masterpiece and add your design to the DohVinci art wall
Credit(s): Hasbro

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Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1895066)
Posted by Emerje on July 7th, 2017 @ 10:15pm CDT
I had intended on going, but the family vibe coming from Hasbro felt overwhelming to the fan side of things so I changed my vacation to July instead.

Then I see that Matt Mercer will be there playing D&D and I'm really regretting that decision.

Emerje
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Posted by WreckerJack on July 14th, 2017 @ 5:44pm CDT
Hasbro is now offering a discount for those who use the promo code FANMILY when purchasing a ticket. It will be for 20$ off an adult ticket or 10$ off a youth ticket. This offer starts now and lasts until 7/23 unless it sells out early.

If you are thinking of going to Hascon, why not have a look at the full event scedule to check out all the panels?

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Posted by Va'al on July 19th, 2017 @ 12:54pm CDT
When we posted about Hascon's ticket packages, we had somehow glossed over something that may interested the Magic The Gathering crossover portion of the Transformers fandom: one of the three silver-bordered cards (not legal in tournament play) offered in the Super Fan package for MTG is indeed a Transformers card, alongside Dungeons & Dragons and NERF! The news comes to us via Seibertronian Cyrano, who spotted it on Twitter (actual source still missing, please do let us know if you find it!). No images are available yet.

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Magic: the Gathering Super Fan ($600)

General admission, plus the following bonuses:

Two entries into Iconic Masters Advance Release events
Three HASCON-exclusive promotional cards featuring a mashup of Magic: the Gathering and three HASBRO brands. The cards will be brand-new, silver-bordered cards.
One entry to the Magic: the Gathering 25th Anniversary party, featuring Ixalan preview cards
Goodie Bag including six booster packs, Ultra Pro merchandise, HASCON merchandise, and more
Entry to one VIP-only autograph session with Mark Rosewater, Aleksi Briclot, Tyler Jacobson and more
Access to VIP Lounge with comfy chairs, charging stations, light snacks, water and more
Reserved seat for the Magic: the Gathering 25th Anniversary panel
Access to special VIP early lineup for panels
A guaranteed reserved Main Panel Seat
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1897696)
Posted by YoungPrime on July 19th, 2017 @ 3:53pm CDT
Cards! Great, whatever...so when will we get intel on actual exclusive Generations TF figures.

Is there a benefit in dragging their feet about this? Is there benefit in not having any to release on their HasCon debut as well?
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Posted by mazingaspidey on July 19th, 2017 @ 3:55pm CDT
Silver bordered - pfft! For $600 I'd better get a standard-legal transforming Unicron planeswalker!
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Posted by SG Roadbuster on July 19th, 2017 @ 4:15pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:Cards! Great, whatever...so when will we get intel on actual exclusive Generations TF figures.

Is there a benefit in dragging their feet about this? Is there benefit in not having any to release on their HasCon debut as well?



Hascon announcements are the best advertisements for TF-Con
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Posted by WreckerJack on July 19th, 2017 @ 4:39pm CDT
Between MTG and Transformers, hasbro owns my wallet.

But I get my nerf guns at the thrift store :twisted:
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Posted by Rated X on July 19th, 2017 @ 5:25pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:Cards! Great, whatever...so when will we get intel on actual exclusive Generations TF figures.

Is there a benefit in dragging their feet about this? Is there benefit in not having any to release on their HasCon debut as well?


Who said the HASCON exclusives were going to be figures? It could be an exclusive Soundwave voice changing mask and an exclusive Bumblebee cannon arm for all we know. :lol:
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Posted by Dark Starscream on July 25th, 2017 @ 8:35pm CDT
ScottyP wrote: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.


But $600 for a dinner and a goodie bag with one vague exclusive, which may not even be a figure?

At Botcon, $600 would get you a 5-figure boxset, the attendee exclusive, an original comic, a commemorative pin, tech specs, a goodie bag, 3-day pass at the con, hall of fame dinner, casino night, door prize entries, a massive dealer room entry, discount for protoform packages, a year's worth of the funpub newsletters, an annual exclusive mailed to you, and at least 1 more convention exclusive. You would leave with an experience and a haul of valuable figures.
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Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 10:54am CDT
Following the leak of Titans Return cards for a Deluxe Arcee and a Titan Master Ultra Magnus, rumours were abound on how they would be released if at all. Well, the wait's finally over as io9 has revealed they're an exclusive for the upcoming Hascon! Listed specifically as 'early access' at 30$, see the official image and what io9 has to say about them below and tell us what you think in the forums!

UPDATE: It has been brought to this foolish news poster's attention exactly what 'early access' means -- it's highly likely that Arcee and Ultra Magnus are not exclusives at Hascon, but will be there first before being distributed to normal retail afterwards.

io9 wrote:Joining Rex in early access at the con is a new $30 Titans Return figure set for Arcee. Inspired by the retro generation 1 designs, the Deluxe-Class figure includes a “Titan Master” minifigure for Ultra Magnus, which can transform into an alternate heads for other Titans Returns figures:



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Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900274)
Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 10:56am CDT
I'll trade anyone my Takara Legends Arcee for this. This one looks so, so, SO much better :D
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Posted by YoungPrime on July 28th, 2017 @ 10:58am CDT
First Hascon and this is all they offer....?

Sad.
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900278)
Posted by Rysquad on July 28th, 2017 @ 11:04am CDT
Kurona wrote:Following the leak of Titans Return cards for a Deluxe Arcee and a Titan Master Ultra Magnus, rumours were abound on how they would be released if at all. Well, the wait's finally over as io9 has revealed they're an exclusive for the upcoming Hascon! Listed specifically as 'early access' at 30$, see the official image and what io9 has to say about them below and tell us what you think in the forums!

UPDATE: It has been brought to this foolish news poster's attention exactly what 'early access' means -- it's highly likely that Arcee and Ultra Magnus are not exclusives at Hascon, but will be there first before being distributed to normal retail afterwards.

io9 wrote:Joining Rex in early access at the con is a new $30 Titans Return figure set for Arcee. Inspired by the retro generation 1 designs, the Deluxe-Class figure includes a “Titan Master” minifigure for Ultra Magnus, which can transform into an alternate heads for other Titans Returns figures:



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Damn. If this and the Optimus Prime power bank were SDCC exclusives, I would have bought more stuff at Comic-Con.
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Posted by Microraptor on July 28th, 2017 @ 11:15am CDT
That shoulder kibble trick is great.
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Posted by Dr. Caelus on July 28th, 2017 @ 11:18am CDT
I like the dual guns on the front.
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Posted by DecepticonFinishline on July 28th, 2017 @ 11:28am CDT
I'll say what I said on the Daim post.

Maybe they'll keep the exclusives to a minimum.

I know we had gotten REALLY awesome characters from BotCon. But even being a non-attendee trying to get all the exclusives costs you (well, costs me, at least) almost two whole months of income.

Just one exclusive is a little more manageable. Boring. But manageable.
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Posted by Rysquad on July 28th, 2017 @ 11:32am CDT
Is there a name for Arcee's Titan Master?
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Posted by YoungPrime on July 28th, 2017 @ 11:40am CDT
Rysquad wrote:Is there a name for Arcee's Titan Master?

Spikes annoying son?
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Posted by SureShot18 on July 28th, 2017 @ 11:47am CDT
Kurona wrote:I'll trade anyone my Takara Legends Arcee for this. This one looks so, so, SO much better :D

Totally agreed. This Arcee looks way better than the Generations mold, super G1 Arcee just ends up looking odd to me. Makes me wish Nautica got more retooling.
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Posted by Desslok2201 on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:02pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I'll trade anyone my Takara Legends Arcee for this. This one looks so, so, SO much better :D

Seriously???? I'll keep mine, this is just pink Blurr
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Posted by Rysquad on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:03pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:
Rysquad wrote:Is there a name for Arcee's Titan Master?

Spikes annoying son?


Ah. Leinad the healer.
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Posted by Deadput on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:18pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'll trade anyone my Takara Legends Arcee for this. This one looks so, so, SO much better :D

Seriously???? I'll keep mine, this is just pink Blurr


To be fair she kinda looked like that back in G1 as well.


Anyways I'll sell my soul for this.
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Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:20pm CDT
Do we know if the Ultra Magnus titan master will get a retail release? I don't have any of the titan masters yet, but that Magnus is pretty cool looking.
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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:21pm CDT
Oh dear. That looks bad. Can appreciate the retooled parts to attempt to make it look more like Arcee but it just doesn't work for me at all. The Generations figure blows this away even with it's backpack. This is pretty horrible.

Yeah I'll be skipping Blurrcee here thank you.
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Posted by Desslok2201 on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:35pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Oh dear. That looks bad. Can appreciate the retooled parts to attempt to make it look more like Arcee but it just doesn't work for me at all. The Generations figure blows this away even with it's backpack. This is pretty horrible.

Yeah I'll be skipping Blurrcee here thank you.

Agree 100%
By the way, Deadput, your soul is worth $30 and includes an extra head!
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Posted by Deadput on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:38pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Oh dear. That looks bad. Can appreciate the retooled parts to attempt to make it look more like Arcee but it just doesn't work for me at all. The Generations figure blows this away even with it's backpack. This is pretty horrible.

Yeah I'll be skipping Blurrcee here thank you.

Agree 100%
By the way, Deadput, your soul is worth $30 and includes an extra head!


I should of said my soul for all the Titan return and compatible (like cogman) figures cause that's what I meant.

I did not get the T30 Arcee myself so this is fine to me... I don't like the proportions of the T30 Arcee
and especially the Legends version so this is fine to me.
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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:46pm CDT
Just looking at it some more cos wondering what they could have done to improve it... the arms end up far too kibbly. The front kibble things were bad enough on Blurr's forearms (one of the things I least like about the figure) but they look far worse ona a robot form representing a female character more usually depicted as being quite slender and nimble looking. There's no way they could have redesigned the arms completely to have those front bits end up on the shoulders somehow and negate the need for extra shoulder kibble while providing slimmer forearms? Maybe just cheat like the front of the car and had that forearm kibble actually part of the hood rather that connected to the arms at all, that way when she wears the shield on her back like Blurr can, those parts would end up on her back like G1 accurate and not attached to her shoulders like this extra kibble does. They could be attached to the hood by pivots so they could have rotated around so that the headlight bits face up when the shield is on her back. They could have then resculpted the kibble-less forearms to be much rounder and slimmer and just needing to slot under into those parts now connected to the hood.
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Posted by nycPrime on July 28th, 2017 @ 12:53pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'll trade anyone my Takara Legends Arcee for this. This one looks so, so, SO much better :D

Seriously???? I'll keep mine, this is just pink Blurr

I agree. I have the T30 Arcee and I'm thankful I don't need to spend $30+ on this.
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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 28th, 2017 @ 1:08pm CDT
Gen Arcee still looks great stood next to Blurr and not looking anything like Blurr.
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Anyways that's all I have to say on the subject. Peace! :michaelbay:
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900338)
Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 1:12pm CDT
Eh, to me this is just the best Arcee's ever looked outside of TFP. Heck, I think I actually prefer this to TFP Arcee's design. Plus it means it doesn't clash with Chromia! :D

I regretted owning Takara Legends Arcee ever since I bought her, but if it means I have a bargaining chip to get one that looks as good as this, I'm certainly a lot more happy to have her.
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Posted by Deadput on July 28th, 2017 @ 1:34pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Eh, to me this is just the best Arcee's ever looked outside of TFP. Heck, I think I actually prefer this to TFP Arcee's design. Plus it means it doesn't clash with Chromia! :D

I regretted owning Takara Legends Arcee ever since I bought her, but if it means I have a bargaining chip to get one that looks as good as this, I'm certainly a lot more happy to have her.


What's wrong with Legends Arcee in your opinion? (I myself don't like her proportions especially her hips and how shellformery she is and is part of why I like this Arcee since she looks the right amount of feminine without over doing it like most of the Takara Legend gals)

Semi-related but I also don't really care for TFP Arcee myself since to me the show model looks like it cheats too much a lot more then other TFP/RID designs do.


Anyways the colors on this Arcee look amazing and pop out to me and I really like the new molding on the figure she will go with Nautica and Windblade just fine as well as my 1986 movie shelf which is mostly Headmasters anyways (Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr) so only Springer will be a non TR figure.
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Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 1:46pm CDT
I find it impressive and heartwarming that they managed to make a very accurate figure based on the design of the first core female cast member; one that was Cybertronian and wasn't just a one-off.

But then I realise it's kind of a shit design, so no matter how accurate the T30/Legends toy is, it's just not going to end up looking very good. It's... it's a bit like the movie designs to me -- I admire the sheer work and effort that went into it, but it doesn't mean it looks good.
And the Takara colours don't help for me. They ended up making her face look very creepy.

This one's the update I really wanted. Clearly inspired by the original design, but refined and perfected. Strikes a perfect balance, like you said.
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Posted by Desslok2201 on July 28th, 2017 @ 1:55pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I find it impressive and heartwarming that they managed to make a very accurate figure based on the design of the first core female cast member; one that was Cybertronian and wasn't just a one-off.

But then I realise it's kind of a **** design, so no matter how accurate the T30/Legends toy is, it's just not going to end up looking very good. It's... it's a bit like the movie designs to me -- I admire the sheer work and effort that went into it, but it doesn't mean it looks good.
And the Takara colours don't help for me. They ended up making her face look very creepy.

This one's the update I really wanted. Clearly inspired by the original design, but refined and perfected. Strikes a perfect balance, like you said.

I'm glad that you like it. I guess it just comes down to what aesthetic you're going for in your collection. As I tend to go for G1 screen accuracy whenever possible, I'll keep LG10 until the eventual MP version... sometime in the year 3000
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Posted by Deadput on July 28th, 2017 @ 1:58pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I find it impressive and heartwarming that they managed to make a very accurate figure based on the design of the first core female cast member; one that was Cybertronian and wasn't just a one-off.

But then I realise it's kind of a **** design, so no matter how accurate the T30/Legends toy is, it's just not going to end up looking very good. It's... it's a bit like the movie designs to me -- I admire the sheer work and effort that went into it, but it doesn't mean it looks good.
And the Takara colours don't help for me. They ended up making her face look very creepy.

This one's the update I really wanted. Clearly inspired by the original design, but refined and perfected. Strikes a perfect balance, like you said.


Yeah I've myself have never really loved the original Arcee design myself since it's so much of a Princess Leia ripoff like a lot of the 1986 movie being a Star wars rip off and just there to be the token female which is a trope I hate since I think the genders in a cast should be balanced or on either extreme so I've more so enjoyed revamped designs like IDW.

Movie designs have never really made into good looking toys (not including off screens) I love most movie designs on the screen where they are more alive then any other Transformer even if most don't have a lot of personality or screen time but they won't ever get toys that do them complete justice bar a few exceptions like ROTF leader Optimus.

I'm buying TLK's Cogman and Nitro and have already bought Barricade but I'm not buying them to represent the movie versions but for them to be in my Generations shelf which is my universe where they do wacky adventures in the kitchen and fight Bionicles and Halo mega bloks and it's a big reason why I don't get upset when the toys don't completely represent the originals much like with non headmasters being turned into headmasters.

I find more things about Takara Legends Arcee to be creepy besides the face...
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900370)
Posted by partholon on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:11pm CDT
ah jaysus not the blurr mold again.
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900371)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:12pm CDT
Meh just a lazy repaint, and making it a con exclusive is a dick move on hasbros part especially after the generations arcee debacle.
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900372)
Posted by Deadput on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:16pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Meh just a lazy repaint, and making it a con exclusive is a dick move on hasbros part especially after the generations arcee debacle.


It's more then a repaint since it has new tooling and weapons but ok.

Why are repaint lazy now even though many fan favorites are repaints or remolds lie the Seekers?
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900374)
Posted by Rysquad on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:20pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Meh just a lazy repaint, and making it a con exclusive is a dick move on hasbros part especially after the generations arcee debacle.


Is it a con exclusive or just an early release at Hascon with a wider release later?
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900375)
Posted by King Kuuga on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:23pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Meh just a lazy repaint, and making it a con exclusive is a dick move on hasbros part especially after the generations arcee debacle.

What were you expecting after all the rumors and the card art we saw? It was never going to be a brand new mold, being at the end of the line. Doubly so if it was a con exclusive, although in this case it's not, just an early release with possibly a better paint job. I'm getting flashbacks to NYCC Prime First Edition deluxe Optimus Prime from 2011.
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900376)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:24pm CDT
This looks alright, though not spectacular.

If it eventually winds up in general retail, I may grab it, but I wouldn't pay extra. Legends Arcee works just fine for me.
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900377)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:45pm CDT
more arcees is better, for my collection
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900379)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:01pm CDT
this is neat and all, but not for me. also, ultra magnus for her head and not daniel/leinad? odd choice, but not entirely unwelcome. that whole thing with arcee and daniel in the american headmasters was... uncomfortable... anyway

easy pass
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900380)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:01pm CDT
Our good friends at Hasbro sent us the following press release concerning their newly announced Hascon exclusives. Power bank Optimus Prime is a Hascon exclusive while Arcee featuring Titan Master Ultra Magnus will be available at Hascon first before a wider release.
. TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK (Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at HASCON): Fate rarely calls upon us at the time of our choosing. When it does, the Hasbro TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK figure will help you be ready and powered up with the spark of a Prime! This special edition power bank converts between robot and charger modes in 16 steps and comes with a blue-Energon LED Light-up sword accessory, mobile phone stand and a Micro USB/USB charging cable. Compatible with most devices the TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK figure supports 6500mAh of battery power so you can roll out without worry.

· TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN ARCEE SPECIAL EDITION SET (Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available at HASCON): The Hasbro TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN ARCEE SET lets you harness the power of not 1 Titan Master, but 2! Featuring a G1-inspired Titans Return Deluxe Class Arcee figure with Titan Master and a special edition Titan Master Ultra Magnus figure with die-cast parts. The set also includes 2 blaster accessories, 2 collector cards and special edition TRANSFORMERS packaging and custom art for the ultimate play-at-home experience. The Titan Master figures become the head of Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class Titans Return figures (each sold separately).

HASCON (Sept. 8-10 in at the Rhode Island Convention Center) 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, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

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.


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Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900381)
Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:05pm CDT
:shock: That headsculpt is amazing...

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Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900382)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:17pm CDT
Where's Daniel's face?
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900383)
Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:23pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Where's Daniel's face?

And where's his name? And for that matter, where's Ultra Magnus' head mode? :-?
Seems to me like there's a few other things they could have shown in these pictures.
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900385)
Posted by Graviton on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:30pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Where's Daniel's face?
It is supposed to resemble the exo-suit that he wore with the domed head
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900386)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:37pm CDT
Told you it was a Fangry retool.

I don't see what all the rage about this Arcee is. She looks nice, but not wonderful. The headmaster kibble shows behind her head and the paint is kind of splotched all over in vehicle mode. I don't hate it, but I don't see what you all are seeing.
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900389)
Posted by Rated X on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:46pm CDT
I never got into tech culture beyond laptops and smart phones. Exactly what is a "power bank"? At first glance I swore it said Prime turned into a piggy bank. :???:

Loving the Arcee as im a huge rebirth fan. Glad it will sell in retail at a later date. Sucks for the people spending $600 plus airfare and hotel just to get her a couple months early. Oh well, at least you get to meet Chewbacca Mom and the walking Play Doh can. :-D
Re: New Press Release for Hasbro's HASCON, featuring Descriptions, and Panels (1900390)
Posted by Deadput on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:48pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I never got into tech culture beyond laptops and smart phones. Exactly what is a "power bank"? At first glance I swore it said Prime turned into a piggy bank. :???:


Basically it's charger you have with you for phones, tablets, wireless speakers and such.

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