More G.I. Joe Classified Target Exclusive Major Bludd Figure Details And Who Is Kepler?

by Jay Cochran
April 21, 2021
UPDATE: This continues to be an evolving story, but it seems the price on Major Bludd has been adjusted in Targets system to $19.99 as opposed to the $22.99 we reported to you earlier this morning. We also have what appears to be an updated release date. According to the Target system the delivery date is now showing 5/19 which means we should see the figure hitting shelves next month. Major Bludd is featuring the code name Asteroid with the DPCI of 087 16 9916 .



We also have a second listing that popped up today for a G.I. Joe Classified figure with the code name Kepler. The DPCI number is 087-16-4527 and is currently showing a price of $22.99. It has a delivery date of 7/21. It's not clear if this is meant to be an updated listing for the Barbecue figure we mentioned before or something else.

We will continue to update this story as more info becomes available.




Yesterday we showed you the images of the G.I. Joe Classified 6" Target exclusive Major Bludd figure coming from Hasbro that had surfaced online.

Well now we have gotten some new details on the figure we wanted to pass on to you. The DPCI# for Bludd is 087 16 9916 and the cost is going to be $22.99.

What's strange is that while Major Bludd has been listed in Target's system for a while now, it just recently changed DPCI#'s. Originally it was using the same DPCI# as the general release Classified figures which is 087 16 3310. This is why I wasn't 100% sure if Bludd would in fact be a Target exclusive until we saw the images leak out yesterday.

We should note Barbecue is also listed in the Target system currently with the 087 16 3310 DPCI#. That is another one that has been rumored to be a Target exclusive, so we will see if it soon changes DPCI#'s as well.

The third figure that has been suggested as possibly being a third Target exclusive is the Cobra Alley Viper. At this time we have not seen that one listed in the Target systems at all. While the Alley Viper fits Hasbro's pattern of making Cobra Soldier army builder figures part of this Target exclusive line, we can hope perhaps that one will end up going the general release route.

No indication of a release or ship date on Bludd yet, so we still don't know when we might actually see it arrive at stores or when Target might decide to put it up for pre-order/purchase on their website.

We will update this story as we learn more.
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yojoebro82 - 2021-05-16 @ 1:25 pm
8 hours ago, Satam said:

If you wrote this on The Fwoosh first and then copied and pasted it here that's sort of the cause. 

I did indeed.

bashpics99 - 2021-05-16 @ 1:05 pm

A bit off topic but zartan is on Amazon for $20 if anyone is still looking for him 

Canes05 - 2021-05-16 @ 12:56 pm

Hopefully target restocks the baroness. She is the only one that I am looking for 

Satam - 2021-05-16 @ 5:11 am
2 hours ago, yojoebro82 said:

I got my Major Bludd today with a lot of help.I went to two Targets this morning and both had one full case of the Zartan/Cobra Trooper assortment on the pegs. At both Targets I tried entering Bludd's numbers into the self-serve scanner, and both said "None in back". I figured he hadn't hit my area yet and moved on.Later in the day I saw someone post on FB that he got two from the exact same Target I was just at a few hours before. He said he asked an employee to check and he got it out of the back. He later went to the other Target I had gone to this morning, didi the same thing, and got Bludd out of the back there as well. He hooked me up with one for myself and one for my brother in law.Now I don't know if self-serve scanners are saying one thing and the employee hand helds are saying another, but it looks like finding an actual employee and asking them to get it from the back is the way to go. From the looks of things the self scanners lied to me at two different stores. I later saw a few other FB posts of people in my area finding them after they asked to get it from the back. So I guess my advice is find an employee and ask them to check. BE NICE.

 

......and I'm not sure why my post has those weird highlights.

If you wrote this on The Fwoosh first and then copied and pasted it here that's sort of the cause. I don't know the exact cause, but I remember this happening to me earlier in the year.

yojoebro82 - 2021-05-16 @ 2:21 am

I got my Major Bludd today with a lot of help.I went to two Targets this morning and both had one full case of the Zartan/Cobra Trooper assortment on the pegs. At both Targets I tried entering Bludd's numbers into the self-serve scanner, and both said "None in back". I figured he hadn't hit my area yet and moved on.Later in the day I saw someone post on FB that he got two from the exact same Target I was just at a few hours before. He said he asked an employee to check and he got it out of the back. He later went to the other Target I had gone to this morning, didi the same thing, and got Bludd out of the back there as well. He hooked me up with one for myself and one for my brother in law.Now I don't know if self-serve scanners are saying one thing and the employee hand helds are saying another, but it looks like finding an actual employee and asking them to get it from the back is the way to go. From the looks of things the self scanners lied to me at two different stores. I later saw a few other FB posts of people in my area finding them after they asked to get it from the back. So I guess my advice is find an employee and ask them to check. BE NICE.

 

......and I'm not sure why my post has those weird highlights.

mako - 2021-05-15 @ 10:11 pm
On 5/14/2021 at 10:52 AM, glhshelby said:

Thats an interesting take, and may be true in your local area, but certainly not one that holds true across the US. I travel constantly for work and wind up checking out stores across the country and theres no discernible difference between the availability of MCU figures vs Comic figures. 

Maybe you should look again? I've been collecting far longer than I care to admit, and do a lot of traveling myself. All I can tell you is what I've gleaned over the years. Toy companies, not JUST Hasbro, put a bigger push behind waves with a movie or other main-stream media tie-in. That's Marketing 101.

Bringing it back to G.I. Joe, I've been to 5 different Walmarts. and two of three Targets in my area over the last week. After not seeing Jack forever, suddenly every one of them had G.I. Joe Classified figures on the pegs (not many, but they were there). That includes a couple of highly sought after figures Lady Jaye and Zartan. You think it's a coincidence that a brand-new G.I. Joe movie is preparing for release soon?

Canes05 - 2021-05-15 @ 7:16 pm

I was able to get major Bludd at my nearby target today and I noticed they had a couple of zartans and the  re issued Scarlett and road block maybe things will get better for the gijoe line 

glhshelby - 2021-05-14 @ 3:52 pm
On 5/10/2021 at 11:24 AM, mako said:

Even that isn't great. Sure, there are always peg-warmers, but the current Shang-Chi wave is the first time in quite a while I've been able to consistently find a Marvel line. Of course, that's only because it's pushing a movie. Once the next non-movie wave hits, forget it.

Thats an interesting take, and may be true in your local area, but certainly not one that holds true across the US. I travel constantly for work and wind up checking out stores across the country and theres no discernible difference between the availability of MCU figures vs Comic figures. 

Outsiders - 2021-05-14 @ 3:21 pm

Collector: Excuse me, do you have any exclusive Major Bludds in stock?

Target Employee:  In stock?  Nope.

Collector: Do you know if it will be coming in soon?

Target Employee: Coming in soon?  Nope.  But if you really want one... Check my eBay account.

yojoebro82 - 2021-05-14 @ 11:18 am

Bludd starting to show up at Targets now......everyone buckle up.

 

He's hoping I find one quick.  For every exclusive I can find on my own, that's one more opportunity to save my MIB Viper as trade bait for the next Joe exclusive.

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