I almost missed the announcement myself. I got a phone notification of new RS youtube video, but I don't like watching videos on my phone, so I waited till getting home. I worked longer hours than usual and I almost forgot to watch the video. The moment I watched it I contacted Rob and Andrea to save me a spot, because, after I told them about a few nasty recasters in my country, a few years ago, they (with my approval too) decided to remove my country from the orders list - with the mention that if I want to order anything from RS to contact them directly and pay by paypal directly. This is how a serious and dedicated company helps fans (the funny thing is this is how EFX worked at their beginning, and how things have changed there alas).
Anyway, after getting this Scout pistol, I can consider my blaster collection finished. Of course I could go further for a DLT-19 or other big rifles, but since demilled ones are not allowed here, I am not too interested in resin/rubber ones. Maybe in an airsoft DLT-19, but that seems to cost a lot, and being shipped from Hong Kong, could cause other problems with customs. Still one day I hope to find a nice airsoft Sterling (Evike maybe) in Europe to get it converted.
Till then cannot wait for this accurate Scout blaster to arrive. RS also offered that cool ESB Stunt Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper resin E-11 (aka Pugman), but till now no one else offered a lineage Scout blaster. Knowing RS, they will keep all the cool dents and warps the original has.