Hasbro announces ‘Pulsecon’ for September with D&D, Star Wars merch

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Hasbro is the latest company to announce a virtual fan convention amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The two-day event is officially dubbed “PulseCon” and will take the form of an exclusive livestream on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel between Sep. 25 – 26.

SYFY WIRE’s own Jackie Jennings has been tapped as host and MC for the toy and game-based festivities that are set to include: panels, celebrity appearances/Q&As, over 50 product reveals, unboxings, special giveaways, and more. Dungeons & DragonsG.I. JoeMagic: The GatheringPower RangersTransformers, Marvel, Star Wars, and Ghostbusters are just a few of the well-known IPs that are going to be represented at PulseCon.

“To be a part of this new virtual experience that celebrates fan culture and incorporates so many different iconic entertainment properties is truly a thrilling opportunity and I can’t wait for fans to check it out,” Jennings said in a statement.

“We are constantly impressed by our fan community and their unwavering passion for Hasbro brands. The Hasbro Pulse community was built with them in mind, and we’re excited to take fan-first engagement with our Pulse platform even deeper,” added Eric Nyman, Chief Consumer Officer, Hasbro. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the fans, providing community connection at a time where everyone needs it most, and ultimately delivering a peek behind the curtain on their favorite brands in a way only Hasbro can.”

And, of course, this wouldn’t be a fan convention without exclusive merchandise. Hasbro confirmed the following list of limited PulseCon merch:

  • Ghostbusters Plasma Series Tully’s Terrible Night (Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Supreme Cobra Commander Action Figure (Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $29.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Lord Drakkon Evo III Figure (Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • Transformers: Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy: Quintesson Pit of Judgement 5-Pack (Ages 8 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $69.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch Hellfire Club Collection (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $79.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch X-Men Marvel’s Logan & Charles Xavier Figure 2-Pack (Ages 14 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Star Wars: The Clone Wars 501st Legion ARC Troopers Figure 3-Pack (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • Star Wars: The Black Series Heroes of Endor Figure Set (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $109.99 / Available: September 2020)
  • Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch-Scale Hoth Wampa Figure (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $29.99 / Available: September 2020)

PulseCon will only be available to access in the U.S. and Canada. Images of the exclusives listed above can be viewed in the media gallery below.



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