When Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT holders showed up at an exclusive “warehouse” party in New York last December, they might have been disappointed. Comedian Aziz Ansari introduced Baker on stage. Chris Rock made a few jokes before giving way to The Strokes. Drinks are free and the place is packed with wealthy young people who know the latest fashion. Any decent allowances for digital image owners are usually worth six figures each.
But the stars that night did not appear. No boring monkey leaning his elbow on the bar complaining about life on the boat.
It’s a small complaint, but it speaks volumes about one of the challenges of NFTs. Collections depend on items that may or may not have broad appeal. So either you get the irony of wealthy, amateurish cartoon primates in weird clothes, or the grandeur of colorful pixel block punk, or the whole NFT thing flies over you.
For many, the joke crossed their minds.
But weird cartoon characters aren’t the only type of NFT, and some collectibles also come with fanbases. For example, the families of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy turned some of their private photos into NFT collections, allowing Star Trek fans to own star memorabilia.
Sylvester Stallone’s new collection is now bridging the gap between celebrity branding and cartoon character-centric collections.
This SLYGuys is a group of 9,997 NFTs featuring Rocky and Rambo movie superstar Sylvester Stallone. Collectors can own NFTs of movie stars in a range of different outfits with over 250 unique traits. NFT consists of artwork drawn by Clark Mitchell, whose artwork has been used by Marvel, Hasbro, and Disney.
Twenty-five of the rarest items in the collection will be digitally signed and numbered by Stallone himself.
As with other NFT collectibles, owners will be able to resell their tokens on the secondary market, so rare combinations with attractive features should command higher prices. Tokens will be launched on the Ethereum blockchain and can be bought and sold on OpenSea.
Where SLYGuys is really interesting, however, is where the collectible meets the real world. Owners of Bored Apes can feel like members of an exclusive club. They saw the potential of NFTs early on. They own expensive art. They can participate in starry nights.
SLYGuys NFT owners will be able to attend Stallone experiences, dinners and parties with the actor himself. The event will take place in Florida sometime in 2022 and will only be open to those with three tokens.
This is a decision to bring new functionality to the NFT world. It’s not just a pretty picture stored in a digital wallet.they are members Card to an exclusive club dedicated to celebrity brands. The experience they promise goes beyond owner pride and extends to meeting and celebrating like-minded people.
When SLYGuys owners attend an event where their NFT provides access, they can actually identify the star will Come.
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