Personally, I appreciate what the Club was trying to do here--provide a reasonably-affordable Alpine to all the people who STILL don't have one. I even appreciate the use of the Kwinn mold because it's just a damn good mold.
But that said... do people really want this version of Alpine? It's frankly just a boring design that seems more a park ranger than an elite soldier. If I were choosing between this and nothing for the Alpine-shaped void in my collection, I'd keep holding out.
I accept that they probably didn't want to do the "v1" figure because it's stepping on the toes of a thing that already exists, but I think the Club should have realized that the Alpine which exists is not terribly good and is out of date. If they'd pieced together a v1 look out of more current parts and changed up the colors a bit, they could have sent out a "Night Force Alpine" or something that would probably interest a LOT more people.
Edited by Lukeblast, 02 June 2014 - 01:48 PM.