Hasbro announces First Hascon for 2017 & New Fan Club

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  1. Inciteful

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    http://hascon.hasbro.com

    For everyone who wanted to combine their love of Transformers and My Little Pony, your time comes in September 2017!
     
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    I saw this on the Transformers FB page. Hasbro officially announces their first Hascon for 2017.

    TRANSFORMERS | Facebook

    Hasbro to Create the Ultimate Entertainment and Play Experience by Bringing Its Iconic Brands to Life with First-Ever ‘HASCON' (NASDAQ:HAS)

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    Oct 18, 2016
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    Hasbro to Create the Ultimate Entertainment and Play Experience by Bringing Its Iconic Brands to Life with First-Ever ‘HASCON'


    First-of-Its-Kind Convention Will Bring Fans and Families Together for Three Days of Immersive Entertainment Experiences, Talent and Character Appearances, Panels and More in September 2017

    PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro's powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

    This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161018006137/en/

    From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye' with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro's brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro's top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro's imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro's biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

    "Hasbro is home to many of the world's most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans," said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. "HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever."

    For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com
     
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    Hopefully they will put these up on HasbroToyShop, and they'll have one or two that are just as creative as the BotCon/FunPub repaints instead of just premium random repainted versions of the same characters like the SDCC exclusives.
     
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    Been anticipating this somewhat.

    Cool. And congrats to Hasbro!
     
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    Wow, three threads made at about the same time.


    Impressive. :lol 


    I'm interested to see how this all turns out.
     
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    Fingers crossed for some bonkers exclusive, like a "City of Steel" Croctimus Prime from TR Skullsmasher
     
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    I just hope that the price to attend isn't ridiculous. I may actually try to get there.
     
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    Was Botcon attendance expensive? I know the box sets were pricey, but if you just wanted to go to the panels was it affordable?
     
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    Expected, but never the less there's a sense of excitement for this.
     
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    If this makes for a more affordable or more available set of exclusives I'm all for it.
     
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    The problem here is that at least 2/3 of this convention is dedicated to stuff I don't care about :/
     
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    Not only will they be just like the SDCC exclusives, but chances are they'll end up being exactly the same thing as whatever they put out at the 2017 SDCC.
     
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    All I care about at this point is if they continue the tradition that Fun Pub did of making exclusive repaints for the Club or for the Con... And if for the Con if they will be put up on the store afterwards so people like me who couldn't or didn't want to attend can get their hands on.
     
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    The fan club has my interest. I have no desire to go to a Hasbro wank fest. They can keep Hascon.
     
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    My hope is the new club will be inclusive for international customers. Would be nice to not have to pay 3 times the price just to get it posted to the UK
     
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    They should have named it Hasbrocon instead of Hascon...
     
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    Maybe I'm blind but I don't see anything about the new fan club...
     
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