Presumably yes. It states: “Extra set of Plutonite® lenses and protective soft vault included (on select SKUs)” and “ Racing Jacket® is a sport eyewear style that has been updated to include two sets of Prizm lenses. ”
Awesome sculpt on the new Sideshow Spidey bust, and cheap as well. Not liking the base for it (though it is the standard base for the newer series of 1:1 busts), and not liking how it leans forward, but it looks cool overall:
There something like 12 SKUs for the collection including the Asian Fit stuff and will include frame colours such as the colourshifts/colourshift splatter, the holographic and some matte Poseidon. - Oak
I hope they do a normal radarlock :-) - cmunozh
Unfortunately no Radarlocks for regular fit, just in Asian Fit. :(
Speaking of the Radarlock, there is the Solstice Collection Radarlock for Japan that’s available now:
I suspect the store mistakenly represented there is a special edition rather than the Kato model itself being the release for the Olympics. That said, I do hope there’s a Tokyo Olympic editions Kato.
There likely will be batch variations with the Kato lenses like there are batch variations with so many other Oakley lenses. In fact, I thought my Super Bowl Kato was defective when I got it because the beak was a shade on the yellow side; the sales sample Prizm Road lenses I’ve previously seen didn't have a yellow beak. It was only when pics of the rest started rolling in that it became clear the yellow beak was normal.
So we’ve seen New Wave Toys’ 1:6 scale arcade machines, which is scaled to go along with your Hot Toys (or equivalent) collectibles. We’ve seen Arcade 1Up’s 3:4 scale machines for those wanting a home arcade room but don’t have the space for a full scale one. Now we have Numskull with their 1:4 machines:
The first few seconds of that video expressed my feelings very succinctly: There are some mediocre and generic artwork selling for thousands of dollars as NFTs when it previously would’ve struggled to sell as $20 prints. ::shrug:: Not sure what’s happening with the market, but I suppose it’s providing us an opportunity to make money, so let’s go with it.
NFTs. I just don't get it, the popularity. One NFT digital artwork (or a collection of them) went for $69M+. I don't know if its just speculators or if this digital artwork ownership thing is a viable thing. Either way, time to do some short term investing:
I agree Oak
I think we’re actually seeing the push back and resistance because at this price point I don’t think it’s aimed at the collector
That’s evidence in the fact they can’t offload 14 units globally,
Hopefully they will rethink the approach going forward - flippj
I personally think it was aimed directly at the collector market. I don’t think the general audience is enthusiastically clamouring for a re-release of X-metal and especially willing to pay a deep premium for products that came out over 20 years ago. Only collectors of some sort (even if they are NBA collectors).
I’m anticipating something will be lined up for X-metal’s 25th anniversary next year. Like you said, I hope they rethink their approach going forward while also expecting any further 3D printed titanium or carbon fiber products will be insanely expensive (until someone figures how to really leverage some economies of scale).
If there was a lot of grumbling on this release, which was exceptionally easy for collectors to walk away from because of the price point, the colourway and the packaging, imagine the noise a truly compelling release will make if there is a follow up next year.
I was expecting the set to sell out quickly, but I’m happy it hasn’t (at least not yet). Oakley has been testing the limits of the collector community’s fanaticism in recent years and how much they could push before it fails, and I’m glad we can at least say we won’t be spending this much on a product that’s not upgraded (or at least slowed down our willingness to do so).
Items such as the Last 10 Time Bomb II packages, Concept Studio OTT and Raw Madman had deep premiums for products that featured different packaging and different marketing but really isn’t better than the regular release. Oakley passed all these tests since collectors bought into it. I am please we’ve at least hit a limit, and hopefully the limit is much lower than $14,000. I never thought I’d say it, but this type of of push by Oakley makes me miss the C6, which actually had buyers pay a premium for a different/better product.
The world’s largest comic book is coming out. From the Attack on Titan manga, it’ll be 3.3 feet in length, 2.25 feet in width, and weighs a hefty 30 pounds! It’ll be about $1,400 and be limited to 100 copies: