According to intel we have gathered, it looks like the GI Joe Classified Series and Masters of the Universe Target reset is happening now!
According to intel we have gathered from Target employees, it appears that a major Target reset is heading in early January 2023 that will see long awaited figures hit the shelves! As we confirmed back on December 24, 2022, the Masterverse New Eternia Two-Bad figure is set to hit Target shelves soon. As we discovered today, Tiger Force Recondo (we are assuming Bazooka) and the Python Patrol Officer! Up until now, and the last week in fact, the release dates for these figures have left collector’s guessing but now we at least have some info to share so let’s take a look at each figure with their associated release date! Also, we now know the ship dates for the Target exclusive GI Joe Classified Series Tiger Force and Python Patrol figures!
January 8, 2022 UPDATE: ALL Masterverse Figures on Target
Target has put all of the latest Masterverse figures up on their website, including the new Masters of the Universe Deluxe Revelation figure!
January 7, 2023 UPDATE: Masterverse Two Bad and Tiger Force GI Joe Classified Series Update
First off, special thanks to chaztheguru for posting in store pics of Masterverse Two Bad and Tiger Force Recondo and Bazooka, which are now hitting Target stores! As we suspected, the Target reset is happening and new figures are hitting the shelves!
Here are the barcodes again so you can find the figures easier!
Masterverse Wave 7 UPC’s
Also, here are the Masterverse Wave 7 UPC’s if you are on the hunt for those too!
January 3, 2023 UPDATE: Tiger Force and Python Patrol GI Joe Classified Series Target Ship Date
Target has FINALLY updated their website with the ship dates for TF Duke and the RAM Cycle, Tiger Force Bazooka, Tiger Force Recondo, and the Python Patrol Officer. The ship date is now listed as January 13, 2023 and you can click on the images below to link you directly to the preroder:
January 1, 2023: MOTU and GO Joe Classified Series Figure Set Dates
Masterverse New Eternia Two Bad
Special thanks to chaztheguru for the intel as he spoke with an inside source who revealed that Masterverse Two Bad is going to be a Target exclusive in the United States. Just like how the New Eternia Beast Man who showed up out of nowhere, who was a Target exclusive for a limited time, it looks like the Double-Headed Evil Strategist will be heading for the big red bullseye first! Since we got the figure in hand early (and reviewed him), we are providing the UPC so you can scan Two-Bad at the Target store using their price checking kiosks or the Target app.
NOTE: We are not sure if release will be a limited time exclusive for Target and it will show up on other online retailers like Entertainment Earth but this solves the mystery as to why this figure has not gone up for preorder yet in the United States.
Two Bad UPC and Target DPCI
The UPC for Masterverse Two-Bad is 19473511558, which is helpful info to locate him in a Target store. We also found the DPCI and the TCIN so you can look that up as well!
If you can the barcode above in the Target Store or using an associate’s PDA, he will come up in the system!
Set Date for In Store Purchases
According to the info we gleaned today, according to Target’s planogram, Two Bad’s in store release date is January 8, 2022! Here are the codes we referenced earlier:
- DPCI: 087-16-8437
- TCIN: 86437869
GI Joe Classified Series Figures
We know that Tiger Force Bazooka is already hitting a select few collector’s hot hands and special thanks to sb_toyz for posting in hand images of forthcoming GI Joe Classified Series figures Tiger Force Bazooka, Tiger Force Recondo, and the Python Patrol Officer! These figures have already hi France and are now hitting Toys R Us Canada but these figures slowly showing up in the states so it is great to see the figures. We also included the official images so you can compare and contrast.
Tiger Force Recondo
Recondo is a survivalist and trainer and he looks amazing in Tiger Force deco! The figure has quite a dark deco with the deep blues. He has a removable machete, which is set really close to thigh. He is another figure with awesome mustache game and his hair texture came out really nicely! His backpack was updated to make it a little more sleek and you can see the sleeping bag rolled up on top of it so he can spend several nights on Cobra Island in the jungle hunting down the Python Patrol.
Bar Code and Set Date
Here is an image, thanks to chaztheguru via aztoyhuntersguild for posted the images of the bar codes, which you can use to scan to see if the figures are in stock at your local Target! At appears, based on the PDA scan of the bar code that Tiger Force Recondo set date is proposed to be January 8, 2023 so make a note!
Tiger Force Bazooka
Bazooka has a layered bicep so the sleeve can go over the top and his mustache came out amazing!!! The helmet is also removable, which reveals his textured hair sculpt. Harkening back to the vintage figure, his hair was very parted and Lenny used this as input to the Classified Series design. He has a loadable bazooka with removable shells that mount on the backpack, which also pays homage to the vintage weapons and accessories.
Bar Code and Set Date
Here is an image of Bazooka’s UPC, thanks to chaztheguru, which you can use to scan to see if the figures are in stock at your local Target! Although we did not san Bazooka’s UPC via a Target employee, we are assuming the set date will be the same January 8, 2023 date as Tiger Force Recondo’s.
Python Patrol Officer
The Python Patrol Officer is assumed to be packed with Tiger Force Recondo and Tiger Force Bazooka and we’ve also seen this figure hitting collector’s hands early!
Bar Code and Set Date
Here is an image, thanks to chaztheguru via aztoyhuntersguild for posted the images of the bar codes, which you can use to scan to see if the figures are in stock at your local Target! We scanned this bar code and it appears, based on the PDA scan of the bar code that the Python Patrol Officer set date is proposed to be January 8, 2023 so make a note!
December 5, 2022: In Box Images Tiger Force Recondo & Bazooka
During the Hasbro Fan First GI Joe Live Stream back on April 26, 2022, Tiger Force Recondo, Tiger Force Bazooka, and the Python Patrol Officer went up for preorder and were shown off so it is great to see the figures potentially hitting the United States soon. Until then, here are the images from that live stream so you can prepare yourself and shelf for what is to come!
Thanks to Ulf Kesper for posting additional images on Facebook of Tiger Force Recondo and Bazooka! They both look spectacular in hand! Look at those biceps on Bazooka, their huge! He looks amazingly sculpted and love all the accessories he comes with! You get his signature helmet, 4 bazooka shells, his signature backpack and of course his bazooka launcher. Recondo is sporting his signature mustachio, looking great in his Tiger Force outfit. You can see he comes packed with a huge Crocodile Dundee style “Knife”, a leather wrapped rifle, pistol, his signature Ozzy Hat and backpack. Since these are hitting European shores, hopefully that means they will hit US Shores in a couple month, but these are Target exclusives so who knows! Given Target’s extremely slow and late distribution on Tiger Force Outback and the Python Viper and BAT, I ain’t holdin’ my breathe, but here’s hoping!
Where to Buy
If you don’t like the thrill of the hunt, you can preorder the figures below!