I think the idea of paint variants for the Clones is, as I said before, a good idea but done a little too late in order to be beneficial. Retail is choking on figures right now, and with the movie over, as far as they are concerned, they don't have to allot more than eight pegs and a shelf or two below that to Star Wars anymore. Releasing what is sure to be a duo of guaranteed sellers now, when stores are cutting back on ordering and stocking, is going to be a headache, especially since Hasbro, in their infinite wisdom, has packed them at one per case.
If HasbroToyShop.com was worth a crap, they could sell them through there, but they can't even keep their own products in stock, and it appears that they haven't updated their stocking since last month at the most recent.
True these will be hard to come by at first, but I am sure they will be released in greater quantities before too long. Hasbro is finally learning after 10 years that there is a demand for army builders.
Chewie, just to play devil's advocate here...
-Super Articulated Clone Trooper (Clone Wars)
-ARC Trooper (Red Version)
All four were released at the tail end of their particular assortments and none were ever any easier to find, with their shelf lives lasting no more than a month, at best.
With retail cutting back on ordering and stocking, I have a bad feeling about this.