Well, I'd argue that it would be a little hard to see through painted black goggles. Were the AT-ST Drivers force sensitive?
Mine is clear, but surely tinted to protect them from all the camera flares.
It must just be multiple versions somehow, but really odd to have a variant on a figure this rare. How many AT-ST Drivers did they make? He's 1:96, right? If they made 2, 000 boxes, that should be about 250 Driver chases...would that require more than one run? And even so, why paint over clear plastic? Very odd.