Well, they're out now here in CA. I grabbed a couple of sets using the DPCI number this morning. They did ring up at $19.99.
I have to say, as happy as I am to have an SA version of the shocktrooper, there a few things about this particular incarnation of the figure that disappoint me.
First, the white plastic is slightly dull. After putting it next to the lovely Utapua clone, with its shiny white armour, the matte look of this figure seems, well, wrong.
Also, the red paint portions aren't very precisely applied. The lines on the bicep area of the arm are pretty sloppy. When you hold this SA version next to the #6 repaint, you can see that the definition of the paint apps isn't as clear and crisp or accurately painted as they could have.
Overall, he feels a little cheap. I still think it's better having an SA version of the figure than putting up with the #6 version's action feature and sculpt compromises made to accommodate the feature, however. It's just not as nice as it could have been.
Senate pod rocks, though.