So I haven't really seen anyone else mention this, but I've been looking at high-res close-ups of the promotional images for the N-Strike Elite Retaliator and I couldn't help but notice that there's that etched digital camouflage pattern all over it. I had expected this to be a simple recolor, but it appears they've gone and redone the entire blaster with this effect.
I wasn't expecting this, so it was a neat find for me. It certainly makes one wonder if all their Elite blasters will have this etched digital pattern in them. Nifty!
EDIT: Apparently this isn't true. I'll take Lasagna678's word for it since he owns one of these... so why then does the promo artwork/box art seeminly feature this effect? Don't believe me? Check out Target.com's listing for this blaster.