I'm genuinely surprised to see the lack of enthusiasm for the clone re-paints. I guess there is such a thing as too much.
Part of me is too, but part of me isn't as well Anton...
I guess though when the Shadowtrooper, which by all intents and purposes was probably one of the shorter production run Clones in the modern line, actually sat and pegwarmed many places and even saw clearance... Well, I guess the non-film Clones don't have the legs if you push them too hard too fast, and that could be a problem with these ones.
For me, I like them but I'm a big fan of how ROTS was presented and I liked the Clone flavors and I like things not necessarilly in the films but which are believable off screen. I thought some of the paintjobs on these looked outstanding, plus they're pre-production work too technically.
For me I dig them but I really think it's the kind of figure(s) that polorizes collectors. I think you'll find those that love it, and those that hate it, with not a whole huge grey area. Whether those groups buy or not is a whole other question of course. I think though that if it's not in the movie your odds will increase of finding it in quantity so long as it's not distributed like crap... If it is, then anything can happen and even the biggest douche of a figure can be a pain to find... Swimming Jar Jar and Sio Bibble anyone?