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Sep 1, 2021 4:49 PM
Well, I guess the regular release of the Frogskin Ti is now in the wild:
Sep 1, 2021 4:47 PM
Aug 27, 2021 1:12 AM
I commend the distribution of the Xeus. While oakley.com was a shitshow like it always is, the other distribution channels was excellent. Well allocated distribution amongst the regions and stores is commendable.
Aug 27, 2021 1:10 AM
The second and third episodes are good. The first one was solid as well.
Aug 27, 2021 1:03 AM
The only thing that stops scalpers is not paying their crazy prices. Otherwise, nothing stops them for charging high prices. For the Xeus, there's 500 of these things out there. Not all that small a number for the size of the collector base. Like the Robot Store Front, HQ statue, and metalworks carbon stuff, these will be around for a bit. Perhaps you'll have to pay a bit of a premium if you miss it in stores and online, but don't overpay for these things.
Aug 13, 2021 2:53 PM
Aug 13, 2021 2:22 PM
I haven’t opened the shrink wrap on my copy yet so not sure which quote I got, but there are 4 quotes:
I’m the best at what I do
Bub, you just signed your death warrant
Welcome to the X-men - hope you survive the experience
Professor X is a jerk
Aug 13, 2021 2:21 PM
Aug 13, 2021 2:19 PM
Aug 13, 2021 2:18 PM
Good pickups, all.
Aug 12, 2021 9:20 PM
Yep, sure did. Still awaiting the Sentinel as well, which should hopefully ship sometime this fall.
Aug 12, 2021 6:51 PM
500 worldwide total. 200 of which distributed online for Oakley.com. As well, some O Stores have getting their stock in and are selling it today. I would assume other O Stores and other accounts will get theirs shortly as well.
Aug 12, 2021 6:49 PM
I do get tired of all these crowd-funding campaigns. Admittedly, there are some brilliant ideas and products being produced (like HasLab stuff), but the 8-month to year-long waits are wearing thin, especially since the target ship dates are always missed. I've never been all that patient.
That said, the last Marvel Made crowd-funding campaign is awesome and recently shipped:
The Chris Claremont X-men Paragon collection is awesome since the main faux leather wrapped book contains a hand-written X-men quote by the man himself. Very cool. It came with a whole bunch of other stuff (including a COA limiting the production to 2,180), but it was the signature and hand-written quote that sold me:
Aug 12, 2021 6:37 PM
I figure it's the edition for the athletes that's the __/20 one, but that's only a guess.
I'm expecting other very limited edition collabs of Xeus in very small quantities in the future (Kith?). We'll see. Between this and the Kato (and others), these are exciting times for the brand.
Aug 12, 2021 2:14 PM
M.O.D.O.K on Hulu (and also Disney+ for now) is hilarious. At least the first 5 episodes anyway; the hilarity goes downhill with the 6th episode IMO. They took a bottom tier Marvel character and made his somewhat interesting, while placing him into a very, very odd show. Episode 4 is especially funny. I recommend checking it out, especially if you're a Gen Xer.
Aug 12, 2021 2:09 PM
What an odd hour to release these. Knowing Oakley, I would expect many online orders to be cancelled. Hopefully there is good distribution for the other channels. Good luck, all!
Aug 10, 2021 5:14 PM
Aug 9, 2021 11:19 PM
Super impressive! The 5990 is a masterpiece.
Aug 9, 2021 11:16 PM
Quite possibly. There's always been batch variations in Oakley's iridium coatings. I've got a few of the Prizm 24k Oakley football shields and one is noticeably darker than the other two.
Aug 9, 2021 2:25 PM
The distribution for these on the oakley.com sites is perplexing. I see them on the Australia sites and many European site (Sweden, UK, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, etc.), but I don't see the other regions having them.
Aug 7, 2021 4:05 PM
The 2022 Winter Olympics are a mere 6 months away. I'm sure you'll be seeing more of this model soon and more expensive limited editions to spend your money on.
Aug 6, 2021 2:10 PM
They're all Olympic editions, the Prizm Sapphire, Road and the Frogskin. It's just the Kato Prizm Road edition has the US flag etch into the bottom right corner whereas the Sapphire doesn't have that etching; both have the US Olympic team logo on the other side + the Kith etching in the middle, however.
Aug 6, 2021 2:06 PM
Let the scalping begin!
Aug 5, 2021 6:19 PM
Those KITH Katos moved pretty quickly.
Aug 4, 2021 10:48 PM
The number I saw with my own eyes on internal documents is 500 available for sale. This is across the various distribution channels, including wholesale, O Stores and online. Some other collectors have pulled out the number 400. Not sure where those numbers came from but perhaps Oakley has revised the initial number. We'll see the official number shortly.
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