Hasbro Reveals It's Pulse-Con Panel Schedule For Next Week

by Jay Cochran
September 18, 2020
UPDATE 2: Hasbro has sent word for three Ghostbusters based panels on Sat:

Part 1: Classic Ghostbusters

Panelists: Ernie Hudson, Hasbro Ghostbusters Brand Team

We’ll begin by celebrating the iconic 1984 film. Tune in for ghostly surprises, classic toy news, and a visit from a very special guest: Ernie Hudson, otherwise known as Winston Zeddemore from Ghostbusters! Get ready to hear him answer your fan questions!

Part 2: The Making of Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Toys

Panelists: Mark Boudreax, Hasbro Ghostbusters Brand Team

We’ll continue our journey through the 80’s with an inside look at the making of The Real Ghostbusters toys from original Kenner toy designer, Mark Boudreaux. Next, you’ll see behind the scenes of sculpting with Dave. Finally, meet the Hasbro team that relaunched the Kenner Real Ghostbusters toys in 2020. Hear about how they answered the call to bring this beloved toy line back for the fans and be the first to see the next Kenner Real Ghostbusters toy to hit shelves!

Part 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife

Panelists: Jason Reitman, Hasbro Ghostbusters Brand Team

We’ll end our celebration with a nod to the future… the new Ghostbusters Afterlife feature film, coming to theatres in March 2021. Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Jason Reitman, director of Ghostbusters Afterlife, will take you on a tour of the Ecto-1 that was used in the new film. He’ll end his tour with an exciting reveal! You’ll then hear from the Hasbro team about the next toy inspired by the Ghostbusters Afterlife film to hit shelves!


UPDATE: We are told the event on Friday and Saturday will be taking place on their YouTube channel. We have also been told that each days activities will go until around 5pm ET.

We still don't have a breakdown of what time each specific panel will take place, so right now I guess you will just have to watch until the panel your interested in comes up. Hopefully Hasbro will release more specific time slots for each panel, though I am sure they hope you just watch the whole thing.


Hasbro has released their panel schedule for next week's Virtual Pulse-Con which takes place on September 25-26.

The G.I. Joe and Power Rangers panels are listed for September 26 which is Saturday at 10am ET. There is no specific Ghostbusters panel listed, but actor Ernie Hudson is slated to be a guest. Also Ghostbusters is listed for Saturday on the image below Hasbro put out. They also have some panels for Magic The Gathering and D&D on Friday, but those don't appear to be action figure related.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Brand Team

Even more news and reveals are waiting for you during the G.I. Joe event at Hasbro PulseCon! Tune in and be the first to see new items, find out which characters will be launched next, and get a peek inside our development process directly from our team. And if knowing is half the battle, you’re going to want to join in for G.I. Joe trivia and show off your expertise. Plus a special appearance from Henry Golding, star of the upcoming film Snake Eyes. Don’t miss all this plus other fun surprises we’ve got up our sleeves! YO JOE!

Hasbro Power Rangers Brand Team

Join us for the Power Ranger Brand Panel, featuring morphinomenal news and brand announcements across new Power Ranger’s product. Be the first to see new Power Rangers Lightning Collection figures and other products yet to hit shelves, as well as sneak peeks of upcoming items. All of this exciting news will be followed by a Q&A with the design, sculpting, creative, and marketing teams from Hasbro. Go Go Power Rangers!

Power Rangers Entertainment Panel

Panelists: Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd), Power Rangers Beast Morphers Cast

Unleash the Beasts! The cast of Power Rangers Beast Morphers will be reuniting live at PulseCon sharing behind the scenes stories from the set and talking about what life has been like being a Power Ranger! The panel, moderated by Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd), will feature never before seen footage and a live Q&A. If that’s not enough, we’ll be making a historic announcement….or should we say PREHISTORIC! Ranger Nation, if this panel could be summed up in one word, it would be MORPHINOMINAL!


It is not really clear how these panels will be shown. All the panels for Saturday are listed with the same time of 10am, but in a press release Hasbro put out they says this.

Attendees can expect one-of-a-kind access to their favorite franchises during Hasbro PulseCon, and interactive experiences connecting fans with the creative talent that help bring them all to life. Brands including Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. Joe, Magic: The Gathering, Power Rangers, Transformers as well as premiere partner brands Marvel, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and more will be featured in an exhilarating panel and activity lineup that spans two days, giving fans a livestream experience to celebrate with special guests, receive exclusive access to exciting brand reveals, purchase Hasbro PulseCon merch, and participate with interactive elements such as live Q&A, trivia and even virtual ‘ghost hunting’ in celebration of National Ghost Hunting Day! For every viewer of Hasbro PulseCon, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots up to 100,000 pieces. Through the gift of a new toy, Marine Toys for Tots helps bring hope and joy to America's less fortunate children.

So that suggests some kind of live-stream, but then you would think each panel would have a specific time. Hopefully Hasbro will actually clarify this soon.

One thing I do know is whatever new product is revealed, we will have it covered right here on TNI for you.

The Marvel and Star Wars panels are slated for Friday and coverage for those will take place on our sister sites MarvelousNews.com and JediInsider.com. There are two Transformers related panels that will also take place on Saturday. Our coverage of those will be up at TFormers.com.

There is also the Sneak-Peek that is set to take place on September 22 at 12pm ET and that is definitely taking place on their YouTube channel.

Finally the Hasbro exclusives go up for sale on the HasbroPulse website starting at 12pm ET on Wednesday (Sept 23) for Premium Pulse members and then everyone else will get a shot at them on Thursday (Sept 24) at 12pm ET. The exclusives will be limited to 1 per household.
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Roadpigmaster - 2020-09-25 @ 7:36 pm
4 hours ago, obs said:

Yes, they are collectors items. They wouldn't have designed the card backs the way they have if they were simply meant for kids. Plenty of people pay $15-17 for 5POA 3.75" figures. Reaction figs are this exact thing and they cost $18 each and were $15 before that, and the line somewhere between 300-400 figures (I think..I haven't taken an inventory in a while) and there are dozens more on the way or that have been announced. Just because a fig is 5POA doesn't mean it's not a collector oriented figure. There are hundreds of 5POA Star Wars figures at this point and many of those characters will never be turned into a 6" figure and will likely not get the SA TVC treatment either, so if you want the character then you have no choice but to get the 5POA version.

I personally think most of the 5POA SW figs are excellent and every bit as nice as the best of the TVC (and that style of SW fig). I don't take my figs off the card, so the articulation doesn't really matter for me, and there are plenty of figs that are either just as nice or nicer (from a sculpt POV) than the best of TVC. Even if I did take them off the card I wouldn't care about the articulation. I'm gong to display them on a shelf which means they're going to be standing in neutral stance/gait most likely, so it's irrelevant at that point. I'm also not going to be playing with them, so again the articulation means nothing to me. The only time I really tinker with them is when I first open something or if I'm showing it to someone, but after that I don't care. If I really wanted something that I'd want to pose or use in a diorama then I'll get the SA version if it exists..

Also, these Marvel retro figs are based on the old Secret Wars line from the 80s and/or just the older versions of the characters, so they aren't based on nothing as you say. I mean they're based on the character they represent. They don't need to be based on anything other than that. I'm 45, going on 80, so at the end of the day these are my versions of the characters, and I grew up and played with mostly 5POA, so 5POA feels right to me. I only recently warmed up to SA and 6" and 7" for that matter. My main centerpiece of my collection is 3.75" SW and Reaction and Reaction adjacent lines like Mezco 5 Points, Bif Bang Pow lines, and most of the various boutique indie lines like Dime Novel Legends (cowboys and 1800s figs/horses), the new Sectaurs from ZICA, Animal Warriors of the Kingdom! from Spero (which are some of the nicest figs I've ever owned), Boss Fight Studios' various 3.75" offerings, and those magnificent Task Force WWII soldiers from Marauders that RetroBlasting recently showcased (he loved them too). And while I don't care for the game, I absolutely love all three of the various Fortnite lines (3.75", 6", and 7"). Those are some of the coolest character designs and each scale offers something different. There's probably 60+ 3.75" figs now and growing, so yet another collector line in that scale. OK, this has gotten off topic, but I just say all this to show that there are people out there that collect 3.75" and that articulation doesn't matter for some of us. It's more about the presentation of the item as a whole and whether the sculpt/paint look good, and articulation can ugly up the nicest sculpt real fast sometimes.

Anyway, there are plenty of us that would spend $13+ for a measly 5POA figure over a 6" SA version. Marvel Legends are fine...I have plenty of them, but these new retro figures are a thing of beauty. Those card backs are the selling point, and they are right up any Reaction fan's alley. I'd pay much more than $13 for such a nice presentation. I have plenty of 3.75" figs that I paid a retail price of $35-50, and there are a few 5POA figs in there that I paid north of $100 for (Mezco 5 Points clear Space Ghost comes to mind...it's going for $350 on eBay right now but that's a pipe dream price).  This new Marvel retro line will sell, and if they are really wanting to turn it into a regular line then they will if the sales are there, and based on my experience I think it's here to stay if they're serious about that. However, it's Hasbro we're talking about here, so who the heck really knows at the end of the day.

I think this marvel figures are based on the old comics... When I saw Ironman, immediately came my mind that old cartoon kind of newspaper animation of him which I like it for the seriousness of the characters... I can see made a lot of this comic characters like Namor that also used to have his own cartoon... 60's cartoons!

obs - 2020-09-25 @ 3:38 pm
18 hours ago, JayC said:

And no these aren't collectors items, why would they be???? They are 5POA figures based really on nothing. All this line really is going to do is piss off the MU collectors who have been wanting Hasbro to bring back articulated 3.75" figures. Hasbro's argument for killing that line was cost of them in today's market was not doable. No one would pay $15-$17 for a 3.75" figure when they could get a 6" one for $20. Even at $13+ my guess a lot of those MU guys are going be saying why would someone pay that much for a non-articulated figure and not a couple bucks more for an articulated one, which I would say is a legit question.

Yes, they are collectors items. They wouldn't have designed the card backs the way they have if they were simply meant for kids. Plenty of people pay $15-17 for 5POA 3.75" figures. Reaction figs are this exact thing and they cost $18 each and were $15 before that, and the line somewhere between 300-400 figures (I think..I haven't taken an inventory in a while) and there are dozens more on the way or that have been announced. Just because a fig is 5POA doesn't mean it's not a collector oriented figure. There are hundreds of 5POA Star Wars figures at this point and many of those characters will never be turned into a 6" figure and will likely not get the SA TVC treatment either, so if you want the character then you have no choice but to get the 5POA version.

I personally think most of the 5POA SW figs are excellent and every bit as nice as the best of the TVC (and that style of SW fig). I don't take my figs off the card, so the articulation doesn't really matter for me, and there are plenty of figs that are either just as nice or nicer (from a sculpt POV) than the best of TVC. Even if I did take them off the card I wouldn't care about the articulation. I'm gong to display them on a shelf which means they're going to be standing in neutral stance/gait most likely, so it's irrelevant at that point. I'm also not going to be playing with them, so again the articulation means nothing to me. The only time I really tinker with them is when I first open something or if I'm showing it to someone, but after that I don't care. If I really wanted something that I'd want to pose or use in a diorama then I'll get the SA version if it exists..

Also, these Marvel retro figs are based on the old Secret Wars line from the 80s and/or just the older versions of the characters, so they aren't based on nothing as you say. I mean they're based on the character they represent. They don't need to be based on anything other than that. I'm 45, going on 80, so at the end of the day these are my versions of the characters, and I grew up and played with mostly 5POA, so 5POA feels right to me. I only recently warmed up to SA and 6" and 7" for that matter. My main centerpiece of my collection is 3.75" SW and Reaction and Reaction adjacent lines like Mezco 5 Points, Bif Bang Pow lines, and most of the various boutique indie lines like Dime Novel Legends (cowboys and 1800s figs/horses), the new Sectaurs from ZICA, Animal Warriors of the Kingdom! from Spero (which are some of the nicest figs I've ever owned), Boss Fight Studios' various 3.75" offerings, and those magnificent Task Force WWII soldiers from Marauders that RetroBlasting recently showcased (he loved them too). And while I don't care for the game, I absolutely love all three of the various Fortnite lines (3.75", 6", and 7"). Those are some of the coolest character designs and each scale offers something different. There's probably 60+ 3.75" figs now and growing, so yet another collector line in that scale. OK, this has gotten off topic, but I just say all this to show that there are people out there that collect 3.75" and that articulation doesn't matter for some of us. It's more about the presentation of the item as a whole and whether the sculpt/paint look good, and articulation can ugly up the nicest sculpt real fast sometimes.

Anyway, there are plenty of us that would spend $13+ for a measly 5POA figure over a 6" SA version. Marvel Legends are fine...I have plenty of them, but these new retro figures are a thing of beauty. Those card backs are the selling point, and they are right up any Reaction fan's alley. I'd pay much more than $13 for such a nice presentation. I have plenty of 3.75" figs that I paid a retail price of $35-50, and there are a few 5POA figs in there that I paid north of $100 for (Mezco 5 Points clear Space Ghost comes to mind...it's going for $350 on eBay right now but that's a pipe dream price).  This new Marvel retro line will sell, and if they are really wanting to turn it into a regular line then they will if the sales are there, and based on my experience I think it's here to stay if they're serious about that. However, it's Hasbro we're talking about here, so who the heck really knows at the end of the day.

JayC - 2020-09-25 @ 3:05 pm

Looks like they've opened it for everyone to watch live, not just US and Canada.

Flounnderr - 2020-09-25 @ 2:00 pm

This whole idea of Exclusives going to pre-order is absolutely great! I hope Hasbro continues it. It gives everyone a chance to get the figure they want without being at SDCC (which most of us can't go to) and its still limited production to the time window. It also cuts down on scalpers and the insane prices on Ebay, which are ridiculous for some of this stuff.

I was signed on at 12 and it did take me some time but finally got the Hellfire set, which I was really looking forward to. I was so worried I would be shut out of the set that I was already thinking about Customizing ideas. Now I'll be happy to get the figures in march and order some Hellfire goons as well. (which I wouldn't have ordered if I didn't get the set)

However, I definitely would NOT pay $50 service for the privilege to buy figures. If that's what it takes for people to get their figures early, that's fine, I don't mind the wait.

Gilgamesh79 - 2020-09-25 @ 1:37 pm

The only thing I wanted was the Transformers pack. It let me put it in my cart, then it told me it was sold out.

JayC - 2020-09-25 @ 3:44 am
1 hour ago, Goldbug said:

yet Hiya did sell DC 1/18th figures for $19.99 & still sell others

 

Well to be fair, in pretty limited numbers, and the Hiya figures I have handled were not very durable.

Goldbug - 2020-09-25 @ 2:37 am
5 hours ago, JayC said:

And no these aren't collectors items, why would they be???? They are 5POA figures based really on nothing. All this line really is going to do is piss off the MU collectors who have been wanting Hasbro to bring back articulated 3.75" figures. Hasbro's argument for killing that line was cost of them in today's market was not doable. No one would pay $15-$17 for a 3.75" figure when they could get a 6" one for $20. Even at $13+ my guess a lot of those MU guys are going be saying why would someone pay that much for a non-articulated figure and not a couple bucks more for an articulated one, which I would say is a legit question.

yet Hiya did sell DC 1/18th figures for $19.99 & still sell others

 

JayC - 2020-09-25 @ 2:13 am
18 minutes ago, Roadpigmaster said:

Yeah it was an very nice process... Too bad it was only one item per figure... I was thinking in getting two Quintessons Pit... Also saw they have on their store the Quintessons figure stand alone but when I checked it was sold out...

I haven't tried it but I've heard if you go back in after the first purchase it doesn't actually prevent you from buying something a second time.

Roadpigmaster - 2020-09-25 @ 2:04 am
21 minutes ago, JayC said:

Yeah once they went to pre-orders things went pretty smoothly.

Yeah it was an very nice process... Too bad it was only one item per figure... I was thinking in getting two Quintessons Pit... Also saw they have on their store the Quintessons figure stand alone but when I checked it was sold out...

JayC - 2020-09-25 @ 1:44 am
17 minutes ago, Roadpigmaster said:

Today I was able to make my pre orders for the Transformers Quintessons Pit set and the GI Joe Supreme Cobra Commander...

I went almost at 1:00pm while working and the process was fast...

Yeah once they went to pre-orders things went pretty smoothly.

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