HASBRO REVEALS STAR-STUDDED ROSTER OF CELEBRITY AND MUSICAL GUESTS FOR THE RETURN OF 2-DAY “HASBRO PULSE CON” FAN EVENT OCTOBER 22-23, 2021
Special appearances by Patton Oswalt, Matthew Lillard, the cast of “Power Rangers Dino Fury”; music headliner Weezer; and 2-days of interactive experiences, reveals and surprise guests for Hasbro’s iconic fan brands; Only livestreamed on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel
PAWTUCKET, RI – October 20, 2021 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), today released the official programming schedule of experiences for Hasbro Pulse Con 2021, a two-day, free livestream event, featuring a thrilling panel lineup, fan favorite celebrity guests and must-see music appearances. Featured guest talent include Patton Oswalt, Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby-Doo), select cast members of the upcoming film Ghostbusters: Afterlife, author of Doctor Strange, Thanos, Thor and Venom comics Donny Cates, Power Rangers comics writer Ryan Parrott from BOOM! Studios, Marvel comics artist David Nakayama, Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin), the cast of the hit television series Power Rangers Dino Fury - Russell Curry (Red Ranger), Kai Moya (Blue Ranger), Hunter Deno (Pink Ranger), Tessa Rao (Green Ranger), Chance Perez (Black Ranger) and Jordon Fite (Gold Ranger), popular content creator and artist Rudy Willingham, and more who will make appearances during the course of the event, along with unique experiences from musical guests including Weezer and Transformers legend Vince DiCola. The event will be available exclusively through the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel on October 22-23, 2021.
Fans in the US, Canada and UK can expect one-of-a-kind experiences to celebrate the company’s iconic brands through engaging panels, exclusive content drops, over 50 new product reveals, celebrity appearances, exclusive Hasbro Pulse Premium Member opportunities, fan interactivity and more. Brands including Power Rangers, Transformers, G.I. JOE, NERF, Magic: The Gathering and Avalon Hill along with premier partner brands Star Wars™, Marvel, Ghostbusters, Fortnite, and more will be featured in an incredible panel and activity lineup that spans multiple days, giving fans even more meaningful experiences through behind-the-scenes programming.
Jackie Jennings, SYFY Wire on-air correspondent, writer, and producer, returns to Pulse Con to co-host the pop culture celebration and joins new co-host Khleo Thomas, actor, influencer, artist, and entrepreneur.
For every viewer of Hasbro Pulse Con, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots up to 50,000 pieces. Through the gift of a new toy, Marine Toys for Tots helps bring hope and joy to America's less fortunate children.
Below is a first-look at the programming that will be livestreamed exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel. Programming takes place on Friday, 10/22 at 11 a.m. ET and Saturday, 10/23 at 11 a.m. ET, with each day ending around 3:30 p.m. ET.
Tune-in for special musical experiences from top artists, including rock band Weezer and Transformers legend Vince DiCola throughout Hasbro’s virtual event.
Panels – Day 1: Friday, 10/22 starting at 11:00 a.m. ET*
POWER RANGERS DINO FURY PANEL
Panelists: Brandon Davis, Russell Curry (Red Ranger), Hunter Deno (Pink Ranger), Tessa Rao (Green Ranger), Chance Perez (Black Ranger), Kai Moya (Blue Ranger), Jordon Fite (Gold Ranger)
You won’t want to miss this one, Ranger Fans! The Hasbro Pulse Con Dino Fury panel is packed full of exclusive content, news, and reveals brought to you by the Dino Fury Rangers themselves, joined by some very special guests. Tune in for all the latest from the second half of season one… and beyond. This panel’s going to be TRULY morphinominal.
POWER RANGERS PRODUCT PANEL
Panelists: Hasbro Power Rangers Brand Team
Help us celebrate MORPHINOMINAL announcements in the Power Rangers universe. Join members of the Hasbro Power Rangers team as they access the morphin grid to bring fans news around the expanding Lightning Collection product line as well as other special product drops.
POWER RANGERS BOOM! STUDIOS PANEL
Panelists: Brandon Davis, Ryan Parrott
Get an exclusive peek into the world of the BOOM! Studios Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers comics! Join the team as they talk about the exciting new game-changing events in the upcoming ELTARIAN WAR.
We couldn’t be more excited for GHOSTBUSTERS at Hasbro Pulse Con 2021. Although we may not have any new toy reveals, we have plenty of exciting things to share, including an exclusive Ghostbusters: Afterlife clip. Join us to see our special guests and check out what surprise content we have for Ghostbusters!
TRANSFORMERS FRANCHISE AND ENTERTAINMENT PANEL
Panelists: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team with special guests Loannis Lefkaditis, Vince DiCola & Kenny Meriedeth featuring Bob Reynolds
Join us for some exciting news coming from all corners of the Transformers Universe. We will share updates from our feature film, TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS, announce our new touring attraction, as well as our first ever home VR game. Join us to learn more about the amazing new games and events from the Hasbro Marketing and Design teams as well as a special performance from Vince DiCola and Kenny Meriedeth featuring Bob Reynolds and more!
TRANSFORMERS FAN PRODUCT PANEL
Panelists: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team with special guest Ben Burnley (Lead Singer of Breaking Benjamin)
Join the Hasbro Transformers team as we kick off the celebration of the Transformers legacy and officially reveal toys from the first wave of the next Transformers Generations line. We’re bringing together fan-favorite characters from across the multiverse, so get ready; the Energon will be electric! The celebration continues with the 2021 Transformers Hall of Fame. This year we will celebrate the past and present as we induct two amazingly talented contributors to the brand and announce the fan voted favorites for both Best WFC Kingdom Toy and Favorite Beast Wars Season 1 Character. Lastly, Behold, as we unveil a Unicron companion pack to help you bring the epic final battle of The Transformers: The Movie to life with Ben Burnley, lead singer of Breaking Benjamin. Be prepared for huge surprises and exclusive reveals seen first here! We can’t wait to share it all with you!
HASBRO PANEL ON STAR WARS™ OFFERINGS
Panelists: Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team
Join members of the Hasbro Marketing & Design teams as they discuss the popular Star Wars line by Hasbro, including the Black Series and The Vintage Collection. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure and premium roleplay offerings from throughout the saga. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises. May the Force be with you!
HASBRO’S HASLAB PANEL ON STAR WARS™ HIGH END COLLECTIBLES
Panelists: Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team
In 2018 we launched HasLab with a dream: make the biggest Vintage Collection vehicle that Hasbro has ever made, the ones fans had been requesting for years, Jabba’s Sail Barge, the Khetanna high end collectible. We followed this up in 2020 with the biggest Star Wars HasLab ever by Hasbro: The Razor Crest starship. Join members of the Hasbro Marketing & Design teams as they launch the next Star Wars HasLab dream project – the Black Series Rancor high end figure.
Panels – Day 2: Saturday, 10/23 starting at 11:00 a.m.*
G.I. JOE PRODUCT PANEL
Panelists: Hasbro G.I. JOE Brand Team
YO JOE! Come hang out with the G.I. JOE team (and a very special guest!) at Hasbro Pulse Con 2021 to hear all about exciting product news, see behind-the-scenes content, and get a sweet tease of some future offerings. Make sure you join so you that you can be in the know…because knowing is half the battle!
AVALON HILL PANEL
Panelists: Avalon Hill Brand Team
Join members of the Marketing and Development teams for a look at Avalon Hill. They discuss the upcoming delivery of HeroQuest to Hasbro Pulse HasLab backers and look to the future of the game system. Following this is the exciting reveal of a new game that breathes life into a decade old legacy, including a special surprise for viewers to be the first to get in on the action. Let’s roll!
Panelists: Hasbro Fortnite Brand Team
Ready up and drop in on some legendary announcements with the Hasbro Fortnite team at the Hasbro Pulse Con 2021 panel! New releases are gliding in as we reveal the latest toys in the Victory Royale Series. We’re unlocking new 6-inch figures for fans to add to their on-shelf Battle Royale. But we won’t stop there! There are more reveals to be unlocked, like a peek at production samples and a designer review of a Fortnite x NERF blaster. You won’t want to miss the exclusive reveals and next-level surprises landing at Hasbro Pulse Con!
NERF LMTD INTRO PANEL
Panelists: Hasbro NERF Brand Team
What is NERF LMTD? Join the NERF team as they share what it means, what’s been done, and where it’s headed for the future, as they reveal and discuss the latest addition to the LMTD segment. If you love video games, movies, and entertainment in general, you’re not going to want to miss this!
NERF LMTD PRODUCT PANEL
Panelists: Hasbro NERF Brand Team
NERF LMTD is bringing one of the most iconic video game weapons to life for fans and collectors! Join members of the NERF team as they reveal and discuss the latest addition to the LMTD segment, featuring an exclusive video from the Halo team!
NERF Ultimate Championship: Character Lineup Reveal
Join the Secret Location team for the exclusive reveal of the characters for season one of NERF Ultimate Championship, and discover how they’re bringing the action-packed world of NERF to life in Virtual Reality for the first time ever! Meet the diverse cast of characters and learn all about how the team is showcasing NERF as the lightning-fast team-based competition of the future. Stick around to the very end for some very exciting announcements and dates to look forward to!
MAGIC: THE GATHERING PANEL
Panelists: Ayako Ishiguro, Matthew Lillard and Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering Brand Team
Join two special guests as Wizards of the Coasts offers a look behind the curtain for the ultra-cute Purrfection Secret Lair drop and the ultra-spooky October Superdrop. Artist Ayako Ishiguro will share insights into the creative process behind the perfectly adorable Purrfection drop. Then, stick around to learn all of the—well, all of the secrets—behind the scream-worthy October Secret Lair Superdrop, hosted by Matthew Lillard and featuring Wizards of the Coast’s Tom and Mark.
HASBRO MARVEL LEGENDS PANEL
Panelists: Donny Cates, David Nakayama, Eric & Julia Lewald, Jesse Falcon and the Hasbro Marvel Brand Team
The Hasbro Marvel product experts will discuss some exciting news around Hasbro’s ever popular MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES action figure line! Viewers will also get a sneak peek of upcoming, never before seen Marvel action figures plus some special surprises as well.
Available only at Hasbro Pulse Con in the US, Canada and UK, fans will also be able to get their hands on Hasbro Pulse Con Exclusive items for brands including Star Wars™, Marvel, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Power Rangers and Magic: The Gathering. Pulse Con Exclusive product images can be found HERE.
Additional programming details and full schedule for Hasbro Pulse Con can be found on HasbroPulseCon.com. To stay up-to-date, fans can sign up for the Hasbro Pulse newsletter or follow @HasbroPulse on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
*Approximate times listed. Subject to change.
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About Jackie Jennings
Jackie Jennings is a writer, director, and performer who was previously a staff writer on TruTV's The Chris Gethard Show, a contributing writer on TBS's The Detour, a staff writer/performer at Above Average (she directed the series Baited w/ Ziwe), and a producer on SeeSo's My Brother, My Brother and Me. Jackie currently is an on-air correspondent, writer, and producer for SyFy Wire. Jackie is represented by AGI Entertainment Media & Management.
About Khleo Thomas
Actor/Streamer Khleo Thomas, most known for his role as Zero from “Holes,” has continued to diversify and expand his brand and career. Khleo's success has opened many opportunities, including front page Twitch takeovers/partnerships (NHTSA and Nintendo), being the Nike representative in NBA 2k19, brand partnerships with Disney, Marvel, Prime Video and more - and most recently the spokesperson for AT&T 5G/Stadia Pro. Today with over a 1M+ social media reach, Khleo hopes to continue to take his passion for gaming, tech, pop culture and lifestyle and be the doorway to discovering what's new for his audience.
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