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New G.I. Joe Classified 6" Baroness, Beach Head, Cobra Trooper and Roadblock V2 Figures Revealed


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1 hour ago, Satam said:

Baroness wasn't available, and likely won't be for a while, since it says "this item is not eligible for shipping." I don't know if they used bots or just got lucky or what, but all of the folks who managed to score preorders for Baroness in the last several weeks have apparently now had their order status changed to "backordered."  When Target ever actually gets its online stock, then maybe she'll go up online.

I havent seen any indication anyone was able to get Baroness. I does now say out of stock as opposed to pre-order out of stock but IDK. As I type this Roadblock is available but none of the others.

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As far as I can tell Baroness was never available. Can't say I am surprised, seems like she has just been flat out delayed but amazing to me no one like Hasbro bothered to inform people as such at any point during this.

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I'm thinking that Baroness was never offered up for sale online besides the pre-order even though she's being listed "out of stock," which puts my mind at ease that I did not miss out her. 

I saw a Target store had 1 Cobra Trooper in stock and available for order and pick but that Target store was 4 hours away.   I did think about driving that far, because of FOMO but I came to my senses.   Perhaps if there were two available, I might have made the drive as it would have gave me something to do outside of the house as mostly everything has been shut down in my area because of the pandemic. 

I'm hoping the general release of the Cobra Trooper, because there will be a general release, the face masks are red instead of black. I'm not worried about getting my hands on some version of the Cobra Trooper as I pretty sure Hasbro will churn them out like the Black Series Stromtroopers. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, JayC said:

I havent seen any indication anyone was able to get Baroness. I does now say out of stock as opposed to pre-order out of stock but IDK. As I type this Roadblock is available but none of the others.

There are two people on another board who were able to preorder Baroness when the figure went up for preorder either on the 22nd or (more likely) when it went up again by surprise VERY early morning on the 1st.  Like I said, I don't know if they used bots or just managed to sneak through all that, but either way, they're saying their orders are in "backorder" status now.  Baroness was not at all available online this morning, 12, 1, whatever.

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10 minutes ago, Satam said:

There are two people on another board who were able to preorder Baroness when the figure went up for preorder either on the 22nd or (more likely) when it went up again by surprise VERY early morning on the 1st.  Like I said, I don't know if they used bots or just managed to sneak through all that, but either way, they're saying their orders are in "backorder" status now.  Baroness was not at all available online this morning, 12, 1, whatever.

I dont think it was available today. Indications are the figure is delayed.

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12 hours ago, JayC said:

I dont think it was available today. Indications are the figure is delayed.

6 hours ago, Satam said:

"There are two people on another board who were able to preorder Baroness when the figure went up for preorder either on the 22nd or (more likely) when it went up again by surprise VERY early morning on the 1st.  Like I said, I don't know if they used bots or just managed to sneak through all that, but either way, they're saying their orders are in "backorder" status now.  Baroness was not at all available online this morning, 12, 1, whatever."

All I can say is the level of incompetency on display is staggering. How long has this series been announced? How much time and money were put into advertising this sale? And now, today, they're just figuring out that the Baroness figure has been delayed?? How is it possible this is just being discovered?

Between Hasbro & Target, two major companies that have entered this collaboration, plus the fact that's its 2020 and not 1950, not to mention the overall poor record of these "exclusives" sales, there's just no excuse for this stupidity. Yeah maybe this'll get ironed out...eventually....but I'm not even sure I'm gonna spend my money with these fools now.

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48 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

All I can say is the level of incompetency on display is staggering. How long has this series been announced? How much time and money were put into advertising this sale? And now, today, they're just figuring out that the Baroness figure has been delayed?? How is it possible this is just being discovered?

Between Hasbro & Target, two major companies that have entered this collaboration, plus the fact that's its 2020 and not 1950, not to mention the overall poor record of these "exclusives" sales, there's just no excuse for this stupidity. Yeah maybe this'll get ironed out...eventually....but I'm not even sure I'm gonna spend my money with these fools now.

You should contact both Hasbro and tell them that.  Tell Target, too, for good measure.  Target might not give a flying #$%& about one action figure line, but Hasbro sure does.  If they see their customer base shrinking, getting pissed, etc. that's the best chance of getting anything to change.

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I don't think Target spend any money on advertising these Cobra Island figures.   And aside for using free social media platforms, I don't think Hasbro spent any money either on advertising the Cobra Island figures.

I know August 14th was the scheduled release date for these exclusives, but "dropping the ball" on the release date has been par for the course for many companies in 2020.   (i.e. McFarlance's Spawn and AEW figures)   People have been heading into stores and have not been finding the products.

From what I understanding, the Cobra Island figures will be restocking periodically and 6 of each figures per case.   

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40 minutes ago, Darth_Primus said:

I don't think Target spend any money on advertising these Cobra Island figures.   And aside for using free social media platforms, I don't think Hasbro spent any money either on advertising the Cobra Island figures.

I know August 14th was the scheduled release date for these exclusives, but "dropping the ball" on the release date has been par for the course for many companies in 2020.   (i.e. McFarlance's Spawn and AEW figures)   People have been heading into stores and have not been finding the products.

From what I understanding, the Cobra Island figures will be restocking periodically and 6 of each figures per case.   

The Target employees i talked to told me not to expect anymore Cobra Island figures. Now IDK how truthful that is but most stores got their cases of each of the single packed figures with 6 figures. I dont think there were plans for more right now. It was the bad communication with when to release and sell them that was the biggest problem on those. Now Baroness obviously has been delayed for whatever reason, and delays especially this year are perfectly understandable. Again however, the problem lies with bad communication. If Baroness wasnt going to be out this month it would have taken Hasbro seconds to make a tweet on social media letting people know or Target. You right Hasbro relies primarily  on methods of free advertising to promote these things, but had they put the word out sites like this one would have def helped get the word out to those that are actually interested in buying them.

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Hasbro dropped the ball here, they should have followed up with Target Corporate or someone to make sure that the street date problems would have been corrected.  When there was a problem with the Marvel Legends preorders a few weeks back one of the guys from the ML team tweeted that they were aware there were problems with the preorders, that people were upset and they were listening. They could have done the same thing here and let people know that there was a delay or something with Baroness and they were looking into the problem instead of letting people agonize wondering if the figure ever went up today, if they missed out on it and what's going on with the preorders of those who managed to score one.

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5 hours ago, Satam said:

You should contact both Hasbro and tell them that.  Tell Target, too, for good measure.  Target might not give a flying #$%& about one action figure line, but Hasbro sure does.  If they see their customer base shrinking, getting pissed, etc. that's the best chance of getting anything to change.

Doing it now. 

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all of this has really been handled so poorly on both parts, Hasbro and Target, is this the place we are stuck in with collectible figures, doens't matter the year... really bad costumer service on both ends, It's like the Power Ranger figures, these big companies just think nothing of us collectors so it seems, and these big box stores think even less, no matter the times

I'm very curious to see how these Cobra Island Joes pan out here in Canada when they get released later this year as Toys R Us exclusives.. I expect it all goes over way worse, like 1 figure per province , and nobody tell us why, I'm probably dumping this line, it's already been a huge pain with wave 1 over here , not even shipping to TRU or EB inless the stores made an order within 1 hour on 1 day, amazon keeps delaying the figures, 1 random store online store who likes selling things for scalper prices got everything, and gung ho and cobra commander already but  nobody really got nada (exaggeration, but they might have just as well)

 

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14 minutes ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

all of this has really been handled so poorly on both parts, Hasbro and Target, is this the place we are stuck in with collectible figures, doens't matter the year... really bad costumer service on both ends, It's like the Power Ranger figures, these big companies just think nothing of us collectors so it seems, and these big box stores think even less, no matter the times

I'm very curious to see how these Cobra Island Joes pan out here in Canada when they get released later this year as Toys R Us exclusives.. I expect it all goes over way worse, like 1 figure per province , and nobody tell us why, I'm probably dumping this line, it's already been a huge pain with wave 1 over here , not even shipping to TRU or EB inless the stores made an order within 1 hour on 1 day, amazon keeps delaying the figures, 1 random store online store who likes selling things for scalper prices got everything, and gung ho and cobra commander already but  nobody really got nada (exaggeration, but they might have just as well)

 

I hear you, and its really bad. Its also amazing that despite this utter sh1tshow, there are still people saying theyre gonna restock, there will be tons available, etc. Of course I would like to believe that too, but we just have no evidence of that, especially when we see past performances. This doesnt bode well for the Marvel Legends Storm/Thunderbird 2 pack. Red Hulk was another disaster, at least out here. 

I'm really not even a hardcore GI Joe fan. So if Hasbro is gonna pull this crap (or allow it to be pulled) then they dont want my money and I can spend it elsewhere. This just isnt worth the headache.

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11 hours ago, Roadpigmaster said:

Wow, they really posted that...

Yeah, that's why once I snag Gung Ho  & a handful of Cobra Ninjas to double as HAND Ninjas in my ML collection, I'm pretty much done with this line.  All they seem concerned with is the bottom dollar. They could really give 2 hoots if it's  70% scalpers buying up this line & not true Joe fans.

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2 hours ago, Gigantor said:

Yeah, that's why once I snag Gung Ho  & a handful of Cobra Ninjas to double as HAND Ninjas in my ML collection, I'm pretty much done with this line.  All they seem concerned with is the bottom dollar. They could really give 2 hoots if it's  70% scalpers buying up this line & not true Joe fans.

Too bad people is getting disappointed... I will be collecting the Retro line...

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2 hours ago, Roadpigmaster said:

Too bad people is getting disappointed... I will be collecting the Retro line.

I don't know why, and it could just be me, but I have a feeling that the retro Joe's only in the hands of Walmart don't have a very encouraging future ahead either, repeat it could just be me.

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10 hours ago, Mr_Scary92 said:

I don't know why, and it could just be me, but I have a feeling that the retro Joe's only in the hands of Walmart don't have a very encouraging future ahead either, repeat it could just be me.

I found them at Walmart... Not my local one... I even got the display store...😁✌️

 

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On 8/16/2020 at 8:11 AM, Roadpigmaster said:

I found them at Walmart... Not my local one... I even got the display store...

 

When comparing your experience with that of other people over there on other websites, I must tell you that you were very lucky.

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