Hasbro’s first HasCon convention is set to kick off September 8-10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Naturally, Hasbro will bring plenty of exclusive toys to the show, and the lineup is shaping up to be diverse. The reveals thus far include:
• Star Wars 6″ Black Series Clone Wars Captain Rex
• Marvel Legends 6″ X-Force Deadpool
• Magic: The Gathering 3-Pack with cards based on Grimlock from Transformers, NERF Goblin and a Dungeons & Dragons collaboration card called “The Sword of Dungeons and Dragons”
• My Little Pony Dungeons & Dragons Dice Set
• My Little Pony Mystery Box
• Transformers Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set
Perhaps the most interesting of the reveals, however, is a functional portable power bank that actually transforms into Optimus Prime - so let’s dive into the reveals with that:
From the press release: Fate rarely calls upon us at the time of our choosing. When it does, the Hasbro TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK figure will help you be ready and powered up with the spark of a Prime! This special edition power bank converts between robot and charger modes in 16 steps and comes with a blue-Energon LED Light-up sword accessory, mobile phone stand and a Micro USB/USB charging cable. Compatible with most devices the TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME CONVERTING POWER BANK figure supports 6500mAh of battery power so you can roll out without worry.
The Transformers Optimus Prime Converting Power Bank will be available for $49.99 exclusively at HasCon.
From the press release: The Hasbro TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN ARCEE SET lets you harness the power of not 1 Titan Master, but 2! Featuring a G1-inspired Titans Return Deluxe Class Arcee figure with Titan Master and a special edition Titan Master Ultra Magnus figure with die-cast parts. The set also includes 2 blaster accessories, 2 collector cards and special edition TRANSFORMERS packaging and custom art for the ultimate play-at-home experience. The Titan Master figures become the head of Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class Titans Return figures (each sold separately).
The Transformers Generations Titans Return Arcee Set will be available for $24.99 at HasCon, but it will see a wider release in the near future.
io9 has info on the rest of the HasCon reveals, which includes the Star Wars 6″ Black Series Clone Wars Captain Rex. After its debut at SDCC, the figure will be available for purchase at HasCon for $20. Odds are this will be a tough one to get in convention-exclusive packaging, but you can still nab the figure when it hits retail.
A version of the Marvel Legends Deadpool figure wearing his uniform from the Uncanny X-Force comics will be available for $20 with new accessories and exclusive packaging. Apparently, this figure will also be available at future cons.
This Magic: The Gathering three card set is another covetable collectible as it features highly amusing cards based on Grimlock from Transformers, a Goblin NERF, and a special Dungeons & Dragons collaboration card called “The Sword of Dungeons and Dragons.” The exclusive set will run $30 at HasCon (and other cons down the line apparently), and you’ll be able to score an alternate version of the Dungeons & Dragons card in the upcoming Magic set Unstable later this year.
Finally, My Little Pony will be well represented at the show with a “Friendship & Magic” Dungeons & Dragons dice set (which IS kind of awesome, I have to admit) and a mystery box that will include a shirt, figure, plush, coloring book, tumbler and a whole lot more. Both items will run $20 and are HasCon exclusives.
With any luck, some of the HasCon “exclusives” mentioned here will end up on HasbroToyShop at some point, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.