"More than meets the eye" at second day of HASCON
People filled the Rhode Island Convention Center Saturday for day two of the Hasbro Toy convention known as Hascon.
With transformers on hand, both big and small, when it comes to Hascon, there's certainly “more than meets the eye.”
"We have six face painters here in five different brand areas and we're doing twenty to twenty-five faces an hour," said Toni Anderson of Party Ninjas, who was painting Transformer masks on children’s faces.
"I like seeing the original costumes and playing games is really fun too," said Victoria Jodoin of Cranston, whose father works for Hasbro.
The event features original costumes worn by the actors of some big blockbuster movies such as “Spiderman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as some films that haven’t even been released yet such as “Black Panther.”
Many people came in costumes of their own, such as eight year old Jadwin Cruz-Colon of West Warwick who dressed as a character from “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
"I am Rocket Raccoon,” he said, adding, he enjoyed Hascon because “it has a lot of stuff, action figures and props from movies."
Saturday's activities included, free tickets for patrons with a badge to see Flo Rida perform at 5:00pm.
"That's cool. I knew he was going to be here, I didn't know tickets were going to be free, that's exciting," said Amanda Mahoney of Fitchburg.
“This was a surprise for him he had no idea, he thought we were going to breakfast because we typically go to breakfast on Saturdays," said Shandolyn Anderson of Brockton who brought her son.
"I just like the whole thing of it, I get to play with toys and stuff," said Christopher Anderson.
A spokesperson for the event did not have an estimate Saturday of how many people have attended the event so far.
Hascon began on Friday and continues through Sunday.