Yes! They are clear! I am happy about it... although I do like both versions the cases and storage with the cling mounted ones have my heart.
The stamps are with the same red rubber we all love, however the other side is cling instead of sticky. SU will also provide the option to use a sticker to put over the cling so you are able to view the image through the clear block.
If you fall in love with the clear-mount option you will be happy to know that new stamps in future catalogs will be offered in both the clear and wood mount.
So until the new IBC comes out there are a handful of clear-mount stamps that are available in the SAB and Occasions mini catalog.