Hasbro Announces Another Change With The Target Exclusive G.I. Joe: Classified Figures Plus More Images From The Fan Expo That Include Retro Figures

by Jay Cochran
July 30, 2020
Things get more complicated with the Target exclusives G.I. Joe: Classified figures. Originally the figures which include Beach Head, Cobra Trooper, Roadblock v2 and Baroness on C.O.I.L Bike were said to go on sale at Target stores starting on 8/14.

Then word began to spread that Target stores were already getting at least the single packed figures in stock and they would be putting them out on pegs after they completed their toy aisle reset, which was taking place this week. Hasbro then on their social media officially announced the on sale date for the figures for both online and at physical stores would be 8/1. Of course apparently someone forgot to tell Target that, because their system was still reflecting the 8/14 date. That however didn't stop many Target stores from going on and releasing the figures already as they completed their resets.

Now to confuse things even more, Hasbro just today announced that the figures will only be sold at physical stores on 8/1, and that the online sale date would remain the original 8/14 date. Of course the little palm machines that Target employees carry around with them are still saying 8/14 even though the registers will allow people to check out with the figures now. I personally bought a Beach Head and Cobra Trooper at my local Target today after finding them out on pegs. When I left that Target had 1 Beach Head and 1 Cobra Trooper left. Originally each store should have gotten at least 1 case for each figure that contained 6 figures each.



Oh and while the single packed figures have been showing up at physical stores, the Baroness with Bike has not. As far as we can tell she is still MIA, and I would not expect to see her out on shelves this coming Saturday, even if Target and Hasbro can actually get on the same page about the 8/1 sale date being the official one.

On a side note we also have more images of G.I. Joe product from the Hasbro Fan Expo event taking place this week in Hong Kong. These images come via ToysWalker-Dick.Po and they give us more looks at the Classified line as well as some of the 3 3/4" Retro figures which will be sold as Walmart exclusives here in the US.
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henryce1973 - 2020-08-02 @ 3:43 pm

It doesnt matter how badly theybotch the release dates...the scalpers will be the only ones to get these anyway.

Atlantis - 2020-08-01 @ 8:37 am
5 hours ago, memocromatico said:

Man, they're handling this terribly, aren't they?

The incompetence is astounding.

memocromatico - 2020-08-01 @ 3:14 am

Man, they're handling this terribly, aren't they?

Mr_Scary92 - 2020-07-31 @ 7:28 pm
15 hours ago, K9K1N6 said:

Man, after looking at one picture where there is almost all figures really looks like quite a good collection display that's progressing so well.

Damn i just hate that feeling in which tells me i would love to get mostbut knowing the many fiascos going on, it's really impossible getting a hold of them, but of course i try not to let that feeling get into me badly as all i can do is to have patience and focus on many other stuff for the best right now instead of worrying over spilled milk (if that's how the phrase goes?)

That thought aside, i can say that in the retro line I'm only going for Snake eyes at the moment.

And the worst thing is that we are being relegated, we still do not even have pre-orders for wave 2 in our country and I see less likely the possibility of getting domestic releases for the Pimp Destro or the artic Storm Shadow, let alone this Attack on Cobra Island wave.

andoy24 - 2020-07-31 @ 10:22 am

my mate in the office really wants that baroness with motorcycle...too bad it is a target exclusive and we won't get it here in a reasonable price.

K9K1N6 - 2020-07-31 @ 3:58 am

Man, after looking at one picture where there is almost all figures really looks like quite a good collection display that's progressing so well.

Damn i just hate that feeling in which tells me i would love to get mostbut knowing the many fiascos going on, it's really impossible getting a hold of them, but of course i try not to let that feeling get into me badly as all i can do is to have patience and focus on many other stuff for the best right now instead of worrying over spilled milk (if that's how the phrase goes?)

That thought aside, i can say that in the retro line I'm only going for Snake eyes at the moment.

Patr10ts - 2020-07-31 @ 1:06 am

I can very easily see hasbro releasing some form of dumbed-down army builder two pack of the cobra troops within the next year. Ie, Hydra Troops, AIM Troops, Storm Troopers, Putties.

I like the W1 Roadblock. I'm gonna hunt like all hell for Beachhead and Baroness, but we know Hasbro loves their army builder as of late, so I might have to (painfully) wait on those.

Patr10ts - 2020-07-31 @ 12:42 am

And if they make them an "in-store exclusive" you're going to have guys who go in buy the whole rack and flip them. Just put them on Hasbro Pulse already.

Roadpigmaster - 2020-07-31 @ 12:01 am

Nice pictures...

JayC - 2020-07-30 @ 11:59 pm
7 minutes ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

that's not a Classfied 6''' , it's a new 3.75'' figure sadly

You are correct. More images via ToysWalker-Dick.Po.

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