Well slap me down next time I prematurely am sceptical of a rumour in the Nerf world, because all that talk of an Elite Alpha Trooper a few weeks ago has now been all but confirmed by UK retailer Argos in their catalogue.
From the pic it looks like they'll be replacing the 18 round drum with a 12 round clip, but otherwise everything else looks pretty much Alpha Trooper goodness.. only with an Elite makeover:)
The catalogue also has a pic of what looks like another single shot with a similar priming mechanism to the Jolt/Triad. What's interesting though is it looks like its provided with a target and the darts stick to it (and given its pictured next to a Sharp Shot) suggests its part of the Dart Tag line. New colours for Dart Tag? Same darts or updated darts do you think?
Cheers Ray for the heads up and UK Nerf for the intel.
UK Nerf: Elite Alpha Trooper - It's Real!: