|This product has been discontinued.|
It cannot be purchased in retail stores. The only way to obtain it is through second-hand websites and stores.
Not to be confused with the 2010 N-Strike Alpha Trooper CS-18.
In Australia, the Alpha Trooper is exclusive to Target. In the United Kingdom, it is exclusive to Argos stores. In Germany, it has thus far only been available from Galeria Kaufhof department stores and stores that are members of the VEDES trade association.
The Alpha Trooper is a pump-action blaster. It features compatibility with detachable shoulder stocks; built into the rear of the attachment point is an priming indicator that turns orange when the blaster is halfway or fully primed. It features slam fire capabilities as well. Clip release buttons are located on either side of the blaster, just behind the clip well.
It is advertised to fire up to seventy-five feet (twenty-two meters).
|This is an official description from ToysRUs.com. Please do not modify it. (view this product's listing)|
Travel light and strike fast with this awesome Alpha Trooper CS-12 blaster! The Alpha Trooper CS-12 gives you serious rapid-strike firepower with the Slam Fire handle. Slide it repeatedly and hold down the trigger to release a stream of darts. The Quick Reload clip holds 12 Elite Darts. The blaster fires up to 22 m.
Unlike its predecessor, the Alpha Trooper CS-12 has a direct plunger system.
However, it retains the lock on the bolt sled from the original version, which allows half priming and can cause possible jams.
- UK fans have noted that the plunger cap causes strain to the blaster regardless if the cap is fitted on correctly.
- Early releases of this blaster, particularly in Hong Kong, sported a non-Elite "N-Strike" logo on the handle, which can also be seen in official promotional photos for the blaster. This was amended in later models.
- US fans have noted that there is poor detail on the Alpha Trooper, ranging from the "Alpha Trooper CS-12" name on the blaster to poor painting.
- The box art for the Elite Alpha Trooper is very similar to the box art for the N-Strike Alpha Trooper; the same model is pictured and the same effects and layout are used as well. Only the color of the blaster and graphics are different.
- On the box, the model is shown firing the blaster with the priming slide in the rear position, which is impossible for all Alpha Trooper models, unless the user has quickly pulled the slide back after firing. This is a plausible explanation, since the Alpha Trooper has slam fire capabilities.
|The full image gallery for Alpha Trooper CS-12 may be viewed at Alpha Trooper CS-12/Gallery.|
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