Hasbro’s official GIJOE Facebook page and twitter have posted an update concerning the release of the GIJOE Classified Target Exclusive Cobra Island Sets to the public. Hasbro now states that the new Street Date will be 8/1 meaning these will be available this Saturday both in store and back up for preorder on Target.com
On a side note this is good news for most of us. However I hope this was communicated to all the Target store who currently have a Street Date of August 14th and most of them have these sets in stock sitting in their back rooms. Some are even breaking street dates and selling the sets now. How many of each figure each store will be receiving and what will be left over for us to buy this Saturday is yet to be determined.
There have been multiple product leaks: Target items, The Amazon.com Exclusve Storm Shadow, exclusive Walmart Retro items and the exclusive Pulse September items including Pimp Daddy Destro are all over the web for sale from scalpers way ahead of street dates.
Official Update Below
“LATEST UPDATE FROM THE G.I. JOEs: Mainframe was able to get us a map of Cobra Island before we infiltrate! SPECIAL MISSION: COBRA ISLAND Classified Series Collection will now be available in stores on 8/1 and online on 8/14 only at @Target”