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Oct 13, 2019 12:09 PM
Not sure if Nuke Venom has been talked about yet, but they sure got my attention.

https://www.nukeoptics.com/#

I'm not sure if what I am seeing here is 100% legit and ready to go, especially since the company seems to have just launched as an IRL brand after a good couple of years of constant crowdsourcing and some struggling to get established. Still, they definitely are aiming high with their designs.






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Oct 7, 2019 1:02 PM
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Oct 3, 2019 10:33 AM
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1M
Sep 7, 2019 2:50 PM
I haven't jumped on the Funko train yet, but I have been meaning to grab a Xenomorph & Ripley figures. Just have been kinda lazy and haven't got around to it yet. But if I did, those would be the ones.

However, most of the people I know (friends, family, co-workers) who are into comics and/or movies in a big way all seem to have caught the Pop bug something fierce! I totally understand it, so i'm not judging them at all; it's just a bit perplexing how I haven't caught the bug yet.

Maybe all it takes is just one .....
1M
Aug 31, 2019 5:26 PM
I can probably help with some of this ...

A) Database info is sourced by member input, using published info from Oakley (like the fliers, catalogs, and leaflets) or the box label or tag that comes with the product. Occasionally input errors are made, and they are corrected when encountered (they can be edited afterward). Usually a memeber with any doubt about product info asks for help in a thread or PM before adding the info. The resulting consensus is then generally what makes it into the database. So if you see a database error, the best thing to do is make light of it, so it can either be confirmed or changed.

B) That 24K lens entry you found is one of a few lens entries that probably still needs to be adjusted. Several database entries have small things about them that still need fixing. But you are correct, that particular lens uses the Bronze lens base, just like the Gold, Tungsten, and Titanium lenses.

C) Inconsistent Oakley info is an old story around here. It's something we are generally used to and just have to roll with it, or risk getting hung up on the inconsequential. This goes double with the VLT numbers for their lenses. There are a few lens bases and Iridiums that tend to be pretty consistent, but many have published VLTs with such variation to them that you really aren't able to get a consistent set of numbers that always plug into each variation of that lens or coating.

I personally gig Oakley for this, basically taking the time to invent their own in-house systems, methods, and/or terminology for their products, only to then turn around and disregard them whenever it is seemingly convenient or expedient.

Ultimately tho, they are just a company and companies tend to make mistakes. It doesn't detract from the overall product or experience - in fact, I think it adds a little bit more fun to the hobby by finding and trying to solve these little inconsistencies.
1M
Aug 30, 2019 7:39 PM
First retail listing i've seen for them. They show six colorways, but not much in the way of detail:

https://ej-sunglasses.com/oakley-clifden/

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Aug 29, 2019 10:05 PM
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Aug 29, 2019 3:12 PM
I am super into this! I've always loved the Alien franchise despite its numerous missteps and disappointments. Revisiting these classics are always fun, especially the behind the scenes stuff.
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Aug 17, 2019 11:53 AM
Welcome! I think you will find yourself in good company here
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Aug 15, 2019 7:09 PM
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Aug 13, 2019 2:39 AM
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Jul 27, 2019 3:11 PM
Excellent addition!
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Jul 22, 2019 8:52 PM
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Jul 21, 2019 12:48 PM
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Jul 20, 2019 12:47 PM
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Jul 17, 2019 5:35 PM
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Jun 26, 2019 8:32 PM
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Jun 25, 2019 12:41 PM
That was a pretty sweet read!
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Jun 24, 2019 9:43 PM
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Jun 21, 2019 12:11 PM
Interesting! I figured it wouldn't be an easy answer; just from judging by the database it looks as though when Oakley first adopted the special edition concept they kinda overloaded on the different editions in the first couple of years, almost as if they came out all at once before finally normalizing.

I think it's a good bet that whatever edition my co-worker was referring to, if it does indeed exist, may just be one of the many "one-off's" floating around. Not that he's a bad guy or anything like that; he just seemed so confident about this thing at the time that I second guessed myself. That's why that criteria I laid out was so specific, to draw that demarcation line so as not to get lost in the seemingly endless deluge of one-off's. But that is probably the case here, and I don't necessarily fault him for assuming.

Still tho - I'm not sure why I didn't think about Agassi at the time! LOL! That's a great candidate, right? It's a good bet there are at least several dozen pairs that fans probably attribute directly to him, even if there was never an official SE.

I do appreciate the input, Oak! Thanks.
3M
Jun 20, 2019 9:01 PM
Probably should have asked this before getting into a debate with a self-proclaimed Oakley expert at work ....

Anyone know what the first "Official" special edition eyewear was? And I don't mean OPDs, unreleased prototypes, athlete-only LEs, or any of that other noise; I mean an official production special edition with the SE name on the box (stickers count if it happens to be in the pre-cool box era)

Anyone know the model and the year was it released? I got it in my head the first ones were the Ducati Minute & New Straight Jacket. Those seem correct, but also released during a time when a lot of other stuff was floating around, and I guess it could be kinda hard to tell.

My co-worker seems to think there was an athelete or team specific M-Frame released in the mid-1990s (he couldn't say who specifically tho - figures!) Looked through the database but didn't come across anything of note; of course, the M-Frame section is so vast yet sparsely filled I could have rolled right over it and not noticed.

So what you all think? Any validity to that? Probably a good piece of Oakley trivia there if I can find it.
4M
Jun 18, 2019 10:21 AM
Fact-finding aside for a moment ... those are some nice pics!
4M
Jun 18, 2019 6:33 AM
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