Hascon 2019 Has Been Postponed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ikkstakk, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Ikkstakk

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    Hasbro HASCON 2017

    All credit to @G1 Cassette Hunter

    So what's going on HERE? No big Transformers 35th anniversary celebration? Hasbro really really serious about leaving Rhode Island?
     
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    iacon45 Missing: One Custom Title

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    With all the talks of Hasbro wanting to leave Pawtucket, RI (where the last Hascon was), this isn't surprising sadly. :( 
     
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    Leave and go where?
     
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    Just down the road in the next town over.
     
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  5. Ikkstakk

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    Which is not a reason to postpone Hascon. And let's not kid ourselves, Hascon 2019 is not postponed, it's straight up cancelled. Hasbro is not going to reserve another venue on such short notice, or be able to reschedule at the current venue for the following month or whatever (and if that was in fact their plan, they should've/would've already secured new dates and led with that announcement, not a vague "Hascon 2019 has been postponed").
     
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    Incoming resession plus cons are expensive. Most companies lose money hosting cons and use them as marketing events.

    On top of that most companies used the money from the tax scam to buy back stock and that stock is now worth half of what it was when they bought it so they are all watching their finances and cutting back.
     
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    This is my surprised face.

    FunPub had their faults, but at least they lasted more than one year.
     
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  9. UltraAlanMagnus

    UltraAlanMagnus See ya!

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    Aww shit.
     
  10. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    This does not bode well.:eek: :thumbdown 
     
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    So they shutdown 2 successful cons then end their own?
     
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    Hasbro exec in 2017: “In 2019, every panel will be centered around Stan Lee. He’s clearly the biggest star of 2017, and will certainly give 2019 the gravitas we need!”

    Hasbro exec today: “Well, crap.”
     
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    I guess James Gunn can throw away his keynote speech.
     
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    Autobot Burnout Crazy like the Fox

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    Yeah, Hasbro is in neck deep shit here, and obviously anybody with a brain can tell this was not 100% because of TRU going belly up.

    Doesn't take a genius to figure out Goldner's mismanagement is likely the root cause. His near-singular focus on making movie IPs out of all Hasbro brands to the detriment of the actual toy side operations led us here. Toy Hall of Fame inductee indeed - he'll be more remembered as the douche who more likely than not killed Hasbro with the films as much as was a major player in getting them made in the first place.
     
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    Irony or ironies, Hasbro is in more trouble than Takara?
    Is the fact that the yhad no plans to release Prime 3.0 on their own telling us something.
     
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    Come back, Botcon! All is forgiven!
     
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    Oh no, it's been postponed.
    PANIC!!!!
     
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    Long live Botcon
    Viva la Funpub!
     
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    Don't forget the part where we must spin up a shitty conspiracy theory on why it was postponed that we absolutely have no evidence for.
     
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