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TNTM: HASBRO to start their own convention

It’s hard to be into pop culture without running into something from Hasbro.  Their toys span such franchises as G.I. Joe, Transformers, My Little Ponly, Nerf, Magic the Gathering, Play-Doh, Monopoly, and many others.

Their booth at San Diego Comic Con can easily be found by looking for the swirling vortex of attendees circling the booth waiting to get in line and purchase one of those highly sought after exclusives.  To give Hasbro credit, they did a very good job of line control at SDCC 2016.

Hasbro has announced plans for its own convention September 8 – 10, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island. “[HASCON] will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels, and much more,” reads Hasbro’s description of the event.  Hasbro plans to have their big franchises represented at the event.  They will include their toys and their television and movie components.

Hasbro is not in having a convention centered on their products.  Other companies have had success in doing this (Disney with D23, Rooster Teeth with RTX, etc).  Hasbro has many large pop culture franchises so their convention should be fine.

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Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers

Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers by Hasbro

The next generation of Magic the Gathering combat awaits in the incredible customizable battle arena of this Arena of the Planeswalkers tactical board game! Each of the 5 mighty Planeswalkers comes with their own unique powers and squads. It’s up to each player to summon creatures and choose the right spells to win the game. Will players survive their opponents’ assault and strike back with the perfect spell to dominate the arena?

Customize Your Arena

This Magic: The Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers tactical board game combines epic Magic: The Gathering combat with tactical decision-making and strategic battlefield positioning. Customize the battlefield with the modular gameboard and start the battle! Each player acts as a Planeswalker, summoning armies, casting game-changing spells, and aiming to outmaneuver their foes on the battlefield.

With the 60 spell cards players can set up traps, trigger combos, and surprise their opponents. The game also includes 30 figures and 5 painted Planeswalker figures.

Play as Your Favorite Planeswalker

Battle rages on the drifting, mana-rich plane of Shandalar. The mightiest of heroes meet to hone their combat skills in the arena. You can play as your favorite Planeswalker as you assume the role of one of these mighty heroes and unleash tremendous power against your opponents.

Choose from 5 epic Planeswalkers: Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, or Nissa Revane. Summon your creatures, control the board, and out-position your opponents to win the game!

Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers tactical board game is great for new players and longtime fans alike. Both types of players can enjoy this figure-based game of strategy. While fans can appreciate references to the world of Magic: The Gathering.

No prior knowledge is needed to play. Players can have fun summoning creatures and choosing the right spells to change the game! Who will be the last player standing?

Includes 5 painted Planeswalker figures, 30 squad figures, 6 cardboard terrain boards, two plastic 3-hex sand tiles, two plastic 1-hex sand tiles, 2 ruins, 4 glyphs, 30 damage markers, 20-sided die, 10 6-sided combat dice, 15 army cards, 60 spell cards, turn marker, and game guide.

• Ages 10 and up
• For 2 to 5 players.
• Does not include cards from the trading card game.

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