Hasbro has announced that the HASCON convention will be back in 2019. The second-ever HASCON event will take place from Sept. 6 - 8, 2019, in Providence, R.I. at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center. "We couldn’t be happier with the feedback we’ve received from our inaugural HASCON event," said John Frascotti, president, Hasbro, Inc. "We’re looking forward to once again delivering immersive entertainment experiences around our brands for fans and families in 2019."
For the entire press release have a look at the official Hasbro website please.
Hasbro has released official images of up-coming Star Wars action figures in the 3.75" The Last Jedi toy line, the 6" The Black Series toy line and the Vintage Collection for 2018. They also included hi-res images of the up-coming Black Series Darth Vader helmet! Have fun browsing around!
Thanks to Toy Run listener and Toy Run community member Chris Benjamin (Insta: Obis_toybox) for snapping some pictures for us of up-coming 3.75" Star Wars figures on display at Hascon 2017, take a look below!
Side note, Baze and Chirrut will be released in a 2-pack, this time around both figures will be Force Link enabled.
Toy Run listener and T.R. Nation community member Scott Steiner has shared some images from Hasbro's panel at HASCON! The images show the final carded versions for The Vintage Collection, including. Rey, Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, Jyn Erso and Hoth Rebel Trooper. In addition Hasbro showed a super articulated Supreme Leader Snoke figure which will be part of the Vintage Collection. Hasbro also showed their Black Series role play Darth Vader helmet, which looks stunning! Furthermore Hasbro showed new The Last Jedi 5POA figures which are Force Link enabled, the figures shown were Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile), DJ (Canto Bight), Rey (Island Journey), R2-D2 (with booster rockets), General Leia Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Rose with BB-8 and BB-9E. We'll update this post if more news makes it out of the panel, for now check out the images by Scott Steiner below:
Pledge loyalty to the Republic and head into battle with the revered 6-inch CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure from the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES line! 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. Rescues, droid attacks, and the most exciting missions from a galaxy far, far, away are brought to life with this authentic figure. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure will be for sale during HASCON 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
HASCON Exclusive Products Include:
Multi-Convention Exclusive Products Available at HASCON Include:
HASCON guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a new early release TRANSFORMERS Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set and Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure, which will be available for purchase for the first time at HASCON before landing at other major retailers.
The Premier Hasbro FANmily™ Event
Providence, Rhode Island | September 8-10, 2017
Hasbro has released more information about the very first Hasbro convention titled HASCON. The convention will feature popular brands like G.I.Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, NERF, Magic The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Marvel and Play-Doh and of course Star Wars. Here is a look at all the Star Wars activities:
The force is with us! Come celebrate 40 years of Star War memories, and make some new ones with activities including:
From a galaxy far, far away, we have some fan-tastic panels, including:
Sounds like FUN! You can get your tickets here!
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
*Limited quantities available on HasbroToyShop.com after HASCON.