HasCon Brand Experiences, Lineup, and Exclusives

hasconFor those not familiar Hasbro earlier this year announced HasCon their own FANmily event which will premier  in Providence Rhode Island this September 8-10.

The event brings together Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others. 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. The initial release can be found here.

Provided below is an in-depth rundown as to what each brand of Hasbro will have for you to experience throughout the weekend as well as their listed exclusives. I’ve also provided more information on some of the  content that being brought by Hasbro. Not mentioned below is Monopoly but with their sub-group Project Raygun making a name for itself working with Mondo and Court of the Dead so I’m hopeful they have an area as well. I will update this article periodically as updates are provided.

Hasbro is not pulling any punches with what they are bringing and this is not a show to miss. For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit here and you can buy your tickets and VIP experiences here.

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!

Highlights and hands-on experiences include: an epic collection of Transformers movie props; Get pictures with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee costume characters; Photo Ops featuring statues of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sqweeks, as well as 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; and Designer Archives featuring prototypes and imagery of never-before released toys.

Panels and VIP/add-on experiences include: The making of Transformers: The Last Knight with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and special guests; More than Meets the Eye a behind the scenes look at he Transformers toy line, PETER AND FRANK SOUND OFF, IDW – Transformers Comics, THE PRIME WARS TRILOGY, as well as a TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame Dinner (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required) and a TRANSFORMERS: The Last Night Movie Event (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

TRANSFORMERS is bringing two figures.
Titans Return Leader Class Arcee including a Ultra Magnus Headmasters head ($29.99)
HasCOn-Transformers-ArceeOptimus Prime Power Bank ($49.99)
Exclusive to the show this 6500mAh Power Bank transforms into Optimus Prime. It comes with a USB cable and the Autobots logo etched into it.
HasCon-Transformers-Optimus-Prime-Power-BankSTAR WARS
Celebrate 40 years of Star War memories, and make some new ones.

Activities include: Photo ops with the Emperor’s Throne, Yoda, and Stormtrooper statues and chances to get your picture with three different life-size action figure backer cards; a display of 40 years of iconic Star Wars product; Highlights of the current product line with a preview of the epic Last Jedi 2018 line-up; A screening area & lounge area to watch Forces of Destiny episodes, Episode 8 trailer, designer desks and other content

Panels, include: Star Wars: 40 Years of Play with team members, veterans and newcomers discussing their favorite products; Behind the Black Series; Star Wars – Forces of Destiny: a look at the creative process of developing the exciting new Star Wars Force of Destiny line

STAR WARS: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain Rex Figure ($24.99)
Pledge loyalty to the Republic and head into battle with the revered 6-inch Clone Captain Rex figure. Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face.
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Experience the ever-growing Marvel Universe of super-heroes including a Panel with Marvel Legend Stan ‘The Man’ Lee!

Experiences include: Photo ops with a life-sized Thor packaging and the Enormous Hulkbuster statue; Hasbro Model Shop gives a sneak peek into the production process; Sneak peaks at the 2018 lineup while talking with designers and marketers behind the Marvel line-up

Panels include: The aforementioned Marvel legend Stan Lee Spotlight; How Marvel Toys are Made; James Gunn Spotlight; : Moderated discussion with James Gunn, writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise; A discussion with the experts behind the Marvel Legends product line

MARVEL Legends Series 6-Inch Uncanny X-Force Deadpool Figure ($19.99)
Join the Merc with a Mouth on his next katana-wielding mission with this comic-inspired DEADPOOL Figure from the MARVEL Legends Series! Showcasing his alternate UNCANNY X-FORCE outfit and outfitted with iconic accessories including two katana swords, a rocket launcher, three blasters, taco and alternate head, and featuring premium articulation.
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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!

Experiences include: A collection of G.I. Joe movie props including Firefly’s motorcycle and costumes; Photo-Ops with life-size versions of the 1982 Snake Eyes blister card and 1964 G.I. Joe Action Soldier box; Products and artifacts from the 1982-1994 product line from the Hasbro Vault;

Panels and VIP/add-on experiences include: Creating the World of G.I. Joe Characters; Creating the World of G.I. Joe Vehicles & Playsets; G.I. Joe Legends Dinner with G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

Immerse yourself in a MAGIC-filled weekend with tournaments galore, demos for those new to the game.

Experiences throughout the weekend include: Hands-on demos to with Wizards of the Coast staff; Photo-Ops with costumed MAGIC: THE GATHERING characters and mind-blowing MAGIC: THE GATHERING 3-D sculpts

In-depth panels include: 25th Anniversary Show; Blogatog Live! Join Magic: The Gathering’s Head Designer, Mark Rosewater, for a full hour of Q&A; Improv Show – Improv artists and their buddies embarrass themselves for the enjoyment of our fans; Live Art with Aleksi Briclot; Building the Worlds Best in Fantasy Gaming

The 2017 MAGIC: The Gathering HASCON Collection ($29.99)
A three card set with cross properties including NERF, TRANSFORMERS, and DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS. If only there was a My Little Pony card!HasCon-MTG-Card-SetDUNGEONS & 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 D&D 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, the newest D&D adventure; Meet some goblins in the Jungles of Chult at the D&D experience

Dungeons & Dragons My Little Pony Dice Tin ($20.00)
Welcome everypony! Discover the magic of friendship with a behind-the-scenes look at the latest pony adventures in entertainment along with the NEW movie, 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 throughout Equestria with life-size movie ponies and scenes from My Little Pony: The Movie; Head over to the Ponification Station and get ponified; Play the most ponyriffic My Little Pony apps and games; Take a look at the latest MLP toys, along with rare treasures from the Hasbro Vault; and visit an exclusive MLP-themed café Pinkie Pie’s Sugarcube Corner

Panels and VIP/add-on experiences include: The Making of My Little Pony: The Movie featuring Meghan McCarthy; The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; A first Look at My Little Pony Season 8; My Little Pony Designer Q&A; My Little Pony Mane Event (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required); My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

My Little Pony Box ($19.99)
A mystery box of My Little Pony goodness

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

Hands-on activities include: Nerf Arena – an ultimate inflatable Nerf arena; Demos of the latest in Nerf Modulus Build-a-Blaster, Nerf Nitro, Perfect Smash football, Flying Disc Golf and more; Photo-Ops with life-size Nerf Modulus package and Nerf Nitro car, A behind the blaster sneak peak,

Open a can of creativity with an array of experiences to inspire your inner maker: Hands-on play with Play-Doh Touch; A Play-Doh Test Kitchen; Photo-Ops with costume characters, A Doh-Doh lifesize statue; A DohVinci art wall

Additional Entertainment Programming Details

Performance by GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida performing a full set to HASCON guests the evening of Saturday, September 9

Performance and meet and greet with Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya

Meet and greets with actress, dance icon and NYT bestselling author, Maddie Ziegler (as featured in “Sia: Chandelier”), Isabela Moner (“Transformers: The Last Knight”), Mark Wahlberg (“Transformers: The Last Knight”), veteran voice actress Susan Blu (“The Transformers: The Movie”), MLB-retired designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz, current center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (Boston Red Sox), New England Patriots running back James White (New England Patriots,) internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral, and family-friendly internet personalities, the Eh Bee Family.

Also featured will be a panel and autograph session on Sunday September 10 with talent and creators from Hasbro’s upcoming Netflix original series for kids Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters.  Ogie Banks (“Ultimate Spider-Man”), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek”), Scott Menville (“Teen Titans Go!” ), series executive producer/writer Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man”), series executive producer/writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Ultimate Spider-Man”) and series supervising director Vic Cook (“The Spectacular Spider-man”)

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Media Journalist | Michael loves all things pop culture and has an opinion about everything whether you ask for it or not. Michael collects steelbooks, posters, convention exclusives, LEGO, Transformers, and everything in between.