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Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC

Transformers News: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 1:07PM CST

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Here's a piece of speculation for you all. As you might have noticed, Hasbro had a big presence at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, and brought several reveals for this year's lines of toys, from The Last Knight to Robots in Disguise to Titans Return (all of our coverage can be found here and the related galleries here!) - now, they have tweeted a general thank you message to close off the event, reminding fans that their next stop is Providence, Rhode Island in September 2017, for HASCON.

The odd part? San Diego Comic Con, a staple of the entertainment media industries, is taking place in July. Is the message just a slip of the fingers, or is Hasbro actually not going to be taking part at SDCC? We have no further information at the moment, and this post is merely rumouring and overthinking, but what you do make of the possibility? Do you think we're reading this correctly?

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Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862126)
Posted by Cobotron on February 22nd, 2017 @ 1:16pm CST
Hasbro runs on Dunkin! :lol:
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862128)
Posted by SureShot18 on February 22nd, 2017 @ 1:27pm CST
Cobotron wrote:Hasbro runs on Dunkin! :lol:

Can we get a Dunkin Donuts themed repaint of Trypticon? :lol: :lol:
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862132)
Posted by NovamusPrime3 on February 22nd, 2017 @ 1:37pm CST
SureShot18 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Hasbro runs on Dunkin! :lol:

Can we get a Dunkin Donuts themed repaint of Trypticon? :lol: :lol:


now i would like to see that
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862136)
Posted by Cobotron on February 22nd, 2017 @ 1:39pm CST
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously now... I'm not sure I see how this would imply that they would pull their presence from SDCC.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862138)
Posted by Va'al on February 22nd, 2017 @ 1:50pm CST
Cobotron wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously now... I'm not sure I see how this would imply that they would pull their presence from SDCC.


The fact that they said: see you next at Hascon, rather than SDCC.
I dunno, we were intrigued.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862147)
Posted by It Is Him on February 22nd, 2017 @ 2:20pm CST
Hasbro right now, "If only we had a place to reveal our upcoming Transformers before September..."

And Funpub is like, "Take us back!"
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862148)
Posted by william-james88 on February 22nd, 2017 @ 2:23pm CST
It Is Him wrote:Hasbro right now, "If only we had a place to reveal our upcoming Transformers before September..."

PR department, "Thats right, we have the Pulse!".

http://pulse.hasbro.com/en-us/news/arti ... _disguise_
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862149)
Posted by o.supreme on February 22nd, 2017 @ 2:40pm CST
SDCC has gotten overly bloated the last few years. I tried to watch some of the media coverage on SyFy last year and couldn't stomach it (which is sad because SDCC was such a big part of my life for a full decade during the 90's and early 200's). Big studios pulled out last year, which doesn't mean they wont be filled as there are a ton of smaller TV shows, movie producers, toys....oh yeah ...and comics to fill any empty spots by any company that chooses not to attend.

I'm sure we will see something between now and September, just don't know where or in what form, after all I cant see Hasbro missing opportunities to promote TLK a whole lot more before it hits theaters.

But I do have a question, since BotCon no longer exists, is the idea to keep HasCon in Rhode Island, or will it move around? Heck I'd even be willing to attend one of the smaller fan conventions, but as of now there are none in California that I am aware of.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862161)
Posted by YoungPrime on February 22nd, 2017 @ 3:56pm CST
No real shock. Disney does the same thing when they have their D23 club event every other year. As a result you won't likely see much about the MCU appearing at SDCC this year either. Especially with them all being so close together.

That's not to say that both Disney and Hasbro won't be at NYCC in Nov.
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Posted by william-james88 on February 22nd, 2017 @ 9:43pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:No real shock. Disney does the same thing when they have their D23 club event every other year. As a result you won't likely see much about the MCU appearing at SDCC this year either. Especially with them all being so close together.

That's not to say that both Disney and Hasbro won't be at NYCC in Nov.

That leads to the interesting notion that Hasbro never intended Hascon to replace Botcon. They intended Hascon to replace SDCC, same as Disney and their convention. That made Botcon no longer needed either, but it wasnt the main event being targeted.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862275)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 22nd, 2017 @ 11:16pm CST
Of note is how there was no mention of any Transformers SDCC exclusives for this year.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862279)
Posted by President-prime on February 22nd, 2017 @ 11:59pm CST
Personally, I think that Hasbro pulling away from SDCC is a good move. They have plenty of tiles and new lines to hold their own convention. Internally, they just need to hire hot (cool, I mean) cosplay walking around taking free pictures. And there's nothing wrong with allowing random vendors selling other products that's not hasbro. Hasbro products just needs to be the main focus, not necessarily exclusive to that event. Sdcc has been sad the last few years and the exclusives end up not being exclusives, being sold all over their sifted fir months after. I stopped trying (even thinking about it) to go online to attempt to buy tickets to comic on. It's such s poor system. Dude, we fans are trying crazy to purchase tickets while kssfm got a bunch of tickets to give away. I thought you can only purchase one ticket and one for your friends. How the hell they got so many tickets to give away on the radio. Anyways, I'll be happy if my transformers products get moved away from sdcc
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862283)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 23rd, 2017 @ 12:26am CST
Izzat bad? No SDCC?
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862309)
Posted by william-james88 on February 23rd, 2017 @ 6:15am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Izzat bad? No SDCC?

NOt reallly. All it really did in the past was push and promote the current line, especially the Titan Class, since they would always have a special edition titan sold there.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862331)
Posted by nycPrime on February 23rd, 2017 @ 8:00am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Izzat bad? No SDCC?

I think it would only impact Hasbro's ability to connect with casual fans (not people on this forum). A few years ago I didn't know anything about current TF toys, but I knew of SDCC. I mainly paid attention to see what was announced regarding the more mainstream comic book movies. That may have been the only opportunity for Hasbro to connect with me and other casual fans.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1862343)
Posted by william-james88 on February 23rd, 2017 @ 8:57am CST
nycPrime wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Izzat bad? No SDCC?

I think it would only impact Hasbro's ability to connect with casual fans (not people on this forum). A few years ago I didn't know anything about current TF toys, but I knew of SDCC. I mainly paid attention to see what was announced regarding the more mainstream comic book movies. That may have been the only opportunity for Hasbro to connect with me and other casual fans.


Wow, we seem to come from a similar fan background. From 2008 to 2013 I was deep into comics and would visit IGN, newsarama and whichever other website to know which creative teams would be on what books and especially to see if anyone scored an interview with Grant Morrison (good times). But with the ton of news coming from a single event, it was overwhelming so I would just focus on what I knew. I probably came across TF news in the past but I have no recollection of it because I was focusing on something else, not wanting to get sidetracked, because there was so much to cover in the fandom I was in.

Just to show how a company being present where there is an abundance of news from everywhere would make it counterintuitive to reach the casual fan when they are looking for news specific to their taste.
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Posted by Dagon on February 23rd, 2017 @ 7:02pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Izzat bad? No SDCC?

NOt reallly. All it really did in the past was push and promote the current line, especially the Titan Class, since they would always have a special edition titan sold there.



So, pretty standard convention involvement. Hasbro just decided that it would do the same thing it (potentially used to) do as SDCC at its own convention. As if Hascon or whatever they're going to call it won't be used to push and promote new product?
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1873434)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 10th, 2017 @ 2:34pm CDT
While it is still several months away, we have a new update concerning the upcoming convention involving the Hasbro properties. The Transformers Facebook page has shared a new video created to advertise the event, staring the new styled movie Optimus Prime. The video shows Optimus walking up to the Rhode Island Convention Center where the event will be held and placing the Hasbro flag beside the other flags preset. Equally important is the blurb hasbro wrote regarding the event and that it will have exclusives that will then be on Hasbro Toy Shop after the event. This is just like SDCC exclusives of yore, yet another hint that Hasbro will not be in attandance at SDCC this yeat and instead keep exclusives for this Hascon event instead. Check out the video, and remember to check out the Hascon website and get your tickets!



Bigger than Unicron? Yep. Join us this September at HASCON for 3 days of super fandom! This FANmily event will feature TRANSFORMERS toy reveals, talent appearances, HASCON exclusive product*, autograph sessions, dynamic panels with the TRANSFORMERS design team and much more. Stay tuned, tickets and more information coming soon!

*Limited quantities will be available at hasbrotoyshop.com following the convention.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1873437)
Posted by Deadput on April 10th, 2017 @ 2:45pm CDT
Oi guys can I Has Con pwetty pwese? :lol:
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1873495)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on April 10th, 2017 @ 4:58pm CDT
Wake me when they mention something about exclusives...
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1883502)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on May 22nd, 2017 @ 11:29pm CDT
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, the full press release, 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.

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.
© Hiro Morita, BBBProject, TV TOKYO. © 2017 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

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 http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
© 2017 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Crystal Flynn
Hasbro, Inc.
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401-727-5129

*Limited quantities available on HasbroToyShop.com after HASCON.


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Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (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.
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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.
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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
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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:
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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: )
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (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!

Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1889135)
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".
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1889137)
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?
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1889138)
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.
Re: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC (1889143)
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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