If you were like me, you were eagerly awaiting the drop of G.I.Joe Classified offerings on Target.com this morning at 0900 EST sharp.
Up for grabs were (4) new offerings – Baroness with her C.O.I.L. Cycle, a Cobra Trooper, Beach Head and a new version Roadblock. Here’s a quick package shot of each –
Each card back for the single figure offerings had a piece of a Cobra Island map. whereas the Baroness’ box reflects the full map –
The problem was, G.I.Joe fans weren’t the only ones waiting….scalpers and their trusty bots were up bright and early as well. At 0900, the listings went from coming soon to sold out.
If you guessed that the entire assortment was already on eBay at quadruple the price…then yep, you’d have guessed right!
This is not a good look for G.I.Joe, as the brand is trying to get back on the forefront. Folks like me that weren’t too interested in a 6″ line to begin with will be even more turned off now.
Apparently it wasn’t just G.I.Joe today either. Star Wars and Transformers fans were hit with immediate sell outs as well.
What are your thoughts on this messy situation? Will you still try to add these to your collection on the official release date? Or will you be skipping them all together? I personally will still try my luck at a Baroness figure, but otherwise, meh to the rest.