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  1. toosteeley

    toosteeley Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hi all.

    Apologies for the potential newbie question but I came across a local listing for a pair of "Penny X-men" recently that caught my eye. The seller is making it seem like these are special editions, but in the research I've done (albeit brief) I can't find any information on whether there were in fact special edition Pennys made. I know they were featured in the movie(s) and the colorway seems correct, but there's no documentation, X-men logo or sequential number on them to indicate they're anything more than a nice pair of regular Pennys.

    Please enlighten me ;)

    Cheers
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    They only released a "movie version" of the Juliet, not the Penny. Likely just a x-metal / ruby Penny he's marketing as x-men.

    Unless it's a Juliet misidentified as a Penny. In that case it would have a X###### serial on it, 5000 or less, to be the movie release.
     
  3. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Typically collectors refer to the first generation Penny w/ Ruby as the X-Men version. The lenses are deeper red than subsequent releases of the Penny w/ Ruby and carry a serial with an "X" prefix", "XM" in its entirety (per Kronin).
    Later gens carry no serial and do not have the same depth to the lenses.
    Welcome to the forum and Cheers!
     
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  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    BTW the x-metal / ruby Penny would have a XM###### serial on it...
     
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  5. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    Greetings.
     
  6. toosteeley

    toosteeley Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great info, guys. Thanks for the help!
     
  7. Lancejoker

    Lancejoker Oakley Beginner

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    Good info. I was wondering about this myself.
     
  8. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Serialised pairs are not easy to come across these days and it certainly took time for myself to find one. Seven years as I remember and luckily it was a complete box matched set. As mentioned, you will find non serialled sets out there but you may need patience to find the XM version. The only slight downside to my pair is a small tear to label where it states X Metal / Ruby, but I can live with that.
    Few pics :)

    Penny X-men? - EBC686D2-D3D7-4CB6-988E-C6411414F5AD_zpsur5hu3ki.jpg
    Penny X-men? - 83209719-5381-4DF2-BE94-1A13523D4432_zpshz7mvjva.jpg
     
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  9. Migs the Scientist

    Migs the Scientist Oakley Expert

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    Are those first gen?
     
  10. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yes, first Gen pal.
     
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