WGMI Weekly Wednesday Newsletter
August 3, 2022
NFT of the Week: Nina’s Super Cool World
Nina Chanel’s Super Cool World is a collection of 5,080 NFTs that are designed by Nina Chanel Abney that reflect her frenetic collage-like approach to visual media. Each Super Cool World NFT is a unique piece of artwork that doubles as an invitation to participate in the evolution of Nina Chanel Abney’s career as well as an access pass to all of her upcoming artworks. In addition to this, all holders will gain access to the GODA (Gallery of Digital Assets) Discord server which will be a trusted community for digital artists and art collectors.
Why Nina’s Super Cool World is our NFT of the Week
The Nina’s Super Cool World collection has been able to withstand the test of time having launched more than three weeks ago. Nina’s NFTs are second in volume for the day on OS, more than double the mint price in ETH, and more than triple the mint cost in USD. Currently, only 582 NFTs are listed for sale on OS which is less than 12% of the entire supply.
Nina’s Super Cool World in Numbers
Floor Price (Aug 3, 2022)
Volume Traded (Aug 3, 2022)
Nina Chanel Abney (Artist Advisor) – Contemporary artist. Ceiling breaker. Innovator. Interested in all things cool. Nina Chanel Abney’s extensive resume and biography can be found here.
Shaun Neff (Brand Whisperer) – Founder/investor/advisor for some of the world’s top brands such as; Neff, Sunbum, Moon, Beachhouse Group, Robinhood, Target, Sony, Sandbox, Outlier Ventures, and more.
Pharrell Williams (Producer) – A 13-time Grammy Award-winning visionary recording artist, producer, songwriter, philanthropist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.
GODA (Gallery Of Digital Assets) – The trusted and curated source for leading contemporary artists looking to explore digital as a new medium. GODA works closely with traditional artists as they navigate the digital art space, helping them to leverage this new medium in a way that feels organic and true to their creative voices.
Information regarding the rest of the team can be found on the official GODA website.
GODA ensures access to the best drops the market has to offer for collaborators. The GODA team curates a collection that includes renowned figures from the traditional art sphere and hand-picked up and comers. The GODA team professionally curates and hand-picks each artist to ensure the best user experience possible.
Marketing / Community
Nina Chanel Abney and Gallery of Digital Assets (GODA) recently hired a brand strategy and partnership agency called ICNCLST.
ICNCLST has worked with Nina on an array of powerful brand collaborations, facilitating, co-designing, and producing projects for Nina with Google, Nike, and EA Sports.
In this exciting new relationship, ICNCLST will drive brand collaborations, communication strategy, and more for Nina’s Super Cool World while simultaneously generating resources and opportunities for the world’s next generation of artists.
GODA currently has more than 103.4k followers on Twitter and 9k members on their Discord server. The Discord server makes up for its lack of numbers with high-quality community members consisting of believers and holders. The community seems to be genuinely happy with what the GODA team has been able to accomplish in just three weeks’ time.
There is no official roadmap for Nina’s Super Cool World at this time, but as Nina Chanel Abney is a world-renowned fine artist, the opportunity to collect pieces of her work is the main project utility.
Each Super Cool World NFT is a unique artwork that doubles as an invitation to participate in the evolution of Nina Chanel Abney’s career.
Super Cool World holders may eventually gain access to exclusive Nina Merch, collaborative product releases, airdrops, IRL events, incentivized exhibition participation, and surprise raffle drawings.
The Potatoz is a free-to-mint collection of 9,999 utility-enabled PFPs that also serve as an access card to the Memeland ecosystem. According to rumors, staking a Potatoz NFT grants holders the Memelist role which will allow them to mint the next upcoming collection from Memeland.
The Potatoz was a project restricted only to allow listed members, and it has seen incredible trade volume. The Potatoz collection is the number one trending project by sales on OS this week, and it has seen more than 8.4k ETH of trade volume since its release approximately two days ago.
One of their latest announcements details Hong Kong tycoon, Adrian Cheng joining Memeland as an advisor. Adrian is the CEO of New World Development, founder of K11 brand, C Ventures, and Eureka Nova. Cheng is also an early investor of incredible projects like Metamask, RTFKT, The Sandbox, and more.
The Potatoz are said to eventually grow (evolve) into pixelated and animated spud avatars in the near future. The Potatoz was a project restricted to only allow listed members, and it has seen incredible trade volume since launching approximately two weeks ago as the collection has seen over 8.4k ETH worth of trade volume. The floor price of Potatoz is currently close to its all-time high as it sits at 1.4 ETH at the time of writing which is a huge accomplishment for any free-to-mint project.
Are you ready? pic.twitter.com/t8rWJt0hKy
— MEMELAND (@memeland) August 3, 2022
Total Supply: 9,999
Mint Price: free + gas
Current Floor Price: 1.4 ETH
Stickmen Toys is a free-to-mint collection of 5,000 utility-enabled, audio-visual NFTs by Warner Records UK and Bose. Stickmen Toys is a decentralized brand, fusing music, art, and technology. Holding a Stickmen Toy gifts collectors with brand collaborations, exclusive merchandise, and future Warner Records NFT drops.
Famed for bringing audio to life, the collection will feature rare, Bose-themed characters. Every character comes with a unique 30-second track and custom-designed, hand-painted traits. Collectors fortunate enough to get their hands on a Bose NFT character can claim a free, one-of-a-kind, limited edition Bose x Stickmen Toys QuietComfort® 45 headphones or SoundLink Flex Bluetooth® speakers.
The floor price of Sitckmen Toys began the drop shortly after the reveal phase as those who didn’t get an NFT character with the Bose logo on its face were quick to get rid of their holdings as they would be ineligible to claim the limited edition Bose headphones or speakers. The current floor price of Stickmen Toys sits at 0.1 ETH, and the collection has seen more than 1.2k ETH worth of trading volume since launching approximately two weeks ago.
Total Supply: 5,000Mint Price: free + gasCurrent Floor Price: 0.1 ETHWebsite: https://stickmentoys.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/StickmenToys
Discord: https://discord.com/invite/stickmentoysOpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/stickmentoy
AIRDROPPING 1 RAT!
1️⃣ Retweet & ❤️
2️⃣ Tag 3 friends pic.twitter.com/lKbjHLdL9i
— SubwayRats (@SubwayRatsNft) August 3, 2022
Subway Rats is a free-to-mint 10k collection of pixelated subway rats, which are dynamic collectible NFTs with utility built on the Ethereum Network. The price to mint was free, but it was restricted to those who had a whitelist or allowlist role on their Discord server.
Subway Rats is one of the top ten trending projects this week on OpenSea, and the collection floor price has since more than tripled in the last three days.
The NFT combines play-to-earn and DeFi staking mechanics using their own Web3-based subway game, and the collection is set to reveal on August 4th at 7:00 pm EST. Each NFT is dynamic and will change accordingly to reflect the location of each particular rat. As the project expands into future collections, more cities and features will become available.
The current floor price of Subway Rats sits at 0.08 ETH, and the collection has seen more than 429 ETH worth of trade volume since its launch approximately three days ago.
Upcoming Projects: Bangers
Aug 5 – 12:00 pm EST – WL
Aug 6 – 12:00 am EST – Public
Dream World is a collection of 5,700 hand-illustrated NFT characters inspired by popular Japanese anime TV shows. Becoming a holder of a Dream World NFT will give a person the ability to stake their NFT and utilize the exclusive DreamWorld community marketplace. This marketplace will consist of a variety of different items such as merch, whitelists for other projects, The Dream Tank, and more.
On top of this, each Dreamer will have full access to ‘Bridgerr’ and their NFT analytics platform which comes with a wealth of features to assist with NFT investments. The goal behind Dreamworld is to give each holder an opportunity to have the knowledge of being on a level playing field when it comes to buying and selling NFTs.
Becoming a holder of a Dream World NFT will give a person the ability to stake their NFT and utilize the exclusive DreamWorld community marketplace. This marketplace will consist of a variety of different items such as merch, whitelists for other projects, The Dream Tank, and much more. On top of this, each Dreamer will have full access to Bridgerr and their NFT analytics platform which comes with a wealth of features to assist with NFT investments. The goal behind Dreamworld is to give each holder an opportunity to have the knowledge of being on a level playing field when it comes to buying and selling NFTs. The vision of Dream World is to create a community of dreamers who see where the future of Web3 and the Metaverse is headed. Being that their team is full of forward thinkers and innovators, they believe that the NFT world as a whole has plenty of room to grow. The Dream World vibe has an inclusive and fun feel to it, and the team will be incorporating this feeling into the real world. With pre-existing partnerships in our other ventures and connections to game studios, media companies, theme parks, and more, our team will be able to make Dream World a beloved household name. In addition to these real-world assets, the team also has access to 3D environment development services and other innovative tools to help bridge Dream World into the Metaverse. The combination of these resources will make DreamWorld much more than merely an art-based NFT project. There are no losers in Dream World, only dreamers.
The DreamWorld team consists of a variety of experts in their respective fields. This includes, but is not limited to, founders of a multi-million dollar e-sports company, British Columbia business’s top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs, experienced advisors of other NFT projects which have achieved over $100,000,000 in volume, experienced founders of other established Web3-related companies, and successful NFT projects, and social media marketing experts that have grown 10,000,000+ followers over multiple pages/social media platforms. This team of driven and like-minded individuals came together as a powerhouse team and created Dream World. Here is a link to a Medium article for a more in-depth look into the team behind DreamWorld.
One of the biggest strengths that DreamWorld has going for it is its all-star team who are all fully doxxed. The team has a wide range of talents and experience in both the Web2 and Web3 space. The project currently has 88.3k followers on Twitter and they are growing their user base at a fast pace, and there has been a lot of engagement on DreamWorld’s latest tweets. DreamWorld has been making big moves such as the recruitment of the same developers behind CryptoKitties. Last but not least, Dream World has been covered by some of the leading influencers in the NFT space including Bentoboi and Callum Upton who each have more than 50k followers on YouTube.
One of the reservations behind Dream World is the fact that the project seems to use characters that represent large brands and IPs without receiving any prior consent or permission. Some of the characters that Dream World created resemble the following: One Punch Man, Death Note, Bleach, Full Metal Alchemist, Hunter x Hunter, etc. There is a possibility that Dream World’s team may have to face legal consequences if any of those aforementioned brands decide to press charges for copyright infringement.
Aug 11, 2022
WL – 0.055 ETH
Public – 0.09 ETHhttps://youtu.be/KvCiV2YL5qY
Looking to join the expanding list of on-chain P2E card games, is the Evolution Card Collection from Trophy Hunters. Consisting of 5,715 playing cards, the collection revolves around 12 key characters, differentiated by more than 1500 unique traits. During mint, buyers will also be given the opportunity to claim a membership card, granting access to exclusive benefits such as the right to get a mint pass (future mints), and the right to vote. The membership card will be both a digital asset as well as a physical card and will cost 0.055 ETH for whitelisted members, and 0.09 ETH during the public mint phase.
According to the founder, the goal of Trophy Hunters is to discover and open up the possibilities within Web3 through transparency to the marketplace. He states that the playing cards are just the first step which suggests that is more to come as the project evolves. 200 ETH has been promised as a reward fund, equating to 50% on mint takings. This will be shared amongst over 203 players, with first place taking 20 ETH, diluting down to 0.5 ETH for the final prize winners. Trophy hunters claim to be a private club that produces collections, as opposed to being the name of the collection itself, somewhat comparing themselves to teams such as Yuga Labs and Truth Labs. The Evolution Card collection is their first project, so it remains to be seen if they can establish themselves in the space.
Kicking off with mint, we currently only have details on season 1 of the project.
- Season 1 Contest – 203 winners to share 200 ETH between them.
- Free PFP – Holders will be able to mint their own PFP NFT
- Keep It Hot – All token holders will be able to take part in contests
- Alpha Access – Holders will get free access to the Trophy Hunters Alpha group
- 3D Metaverse Compatible PFP – Free NFT that can plug right into the Metaverse
- Game Dev – Blockchain based game with Evolution Card integration
- To Be Continued – Season 2 details to be revealed in time
The Trophy Hunters website only displays 2 individuals as the team, and despite our usual detective work, we were unable to dig out many more. The team is either incredibly small, or it’s just a case of no information provided.
Founder – Andrew
Andrew, known as Huggy on Twitter, has doxxed himself on Instagram. Whilst he has identified himself as a Blockchain project manager, it is unclear what his background is within the NFT space.
Investor and Advisor – Yegor
Based in Spain, Yegor is the founder and CEO of REMY Robotics. His history with NFTs isn’t obvious, so we can’t be sure how impactful his advice will be. However, it’s likely his investment goes a long way considering the industry his company lies within.
Community Manager – Ben 10
Trophy Hunters has been able to align itself with some well-established names within the NFT space, such as Champs Only, Kaiju Kingz, and Doodles Alpha. Whilst this isn’t a marker for guaranteed success, it does provide some encouragement that it has some big eyes on it who have, at the very least, a passing interest in how it develops. Further to this, we’re seeing more projects looking to bring something new as this bear market continues.
Whilst blockchain-based card games already exist, it’s good to see Trophy Hunters’ entry, being a project with some exciting utility. The opportunity to win a share of 200 ETH is also an attractive proposition when combined with a strong community. This, and a very cost-effective mint price could be what we need during these ongoing, troublesome conditions.
Whilst as individuals, those behind the project may have had success with NFT collections (although this is not specified). As a team, this is its first foray into this world. Not only is it launching its first collection, but it’s going to be a P2E, on-chain game, which is an incredibly difficult space to thrive in.
As of now, we’ve seen hundreds of games appear, however, few have been able to disrupt the space enough to make a long-lasting impact. Further to this, Gods Unchained could be put forward as one of the market leaders in the NFT card niche, and that’s led by the former game director of Magic: The Gathering, a globally loved franchise. Trophy Hunters doesn’t have this level of expertise on the project, or if they do, it hasn’t been shared with us. Ultimately, as with all projects, NFT games live and die by the community. It will be fascinating to see if the project can fulfill the early promise it is showing.
Hidden Gem of the Week
Hello Kitty and Friends NFT
Aug 24 – Presale
Aug 25 – Public
Hello Kitty and Friends is going to be a 10k NFT collection from the world-famous franchise to send the cartoon cat on “a journey around the world” and into Web3.
Hello Kitty is one of the most recognizable characters in the world. She’s fearless and loves creating new memories with her new friends. Hello Kitty and Friends “can make you feel fearless, too!” a blog post on its website states. Rooted in traveling and experiencing new cultures, Hello Kitty awakens an appetite for adventure and friendship without borders.
Hello Kitty and Friends World brings the friendship and community of the world’s favorite characters to the NFT space. Starting August 25th fans will be able to pack their digital bags and travel alongside Sanrio’s most beloved characters on an globetrotting NFT experience. The collection is going to consist of Hello Kitty and five of her friends. The function of the project will be virtual tour guides and adventures as it’s set to feature locales from eight different cities around the world. Fans will be able to mint and collect Hello Kitty characters, then earn new digital collectibles by completing various tasks.
Two tokens will exclusively be available for RECUR pass holders. The details regarding the characters and locations of the NFTs will be announced on its Twitter page leading up to the drop.
While there is not an official roadmap stated at present, what we do know about the collection is there there will be:
10,000 unique profile pictures.
Each profile picture will feature 1 of 6 favorite adorable Sanrio characters in their typical kawaii (cute) style.
Characters can fly to 8 different cities around the world through two week-long challenges.
RECUR “removes boundaries of fandom”. It builds on-chain branded NFT experiences that allow fans to buy, sell and engage with digital products and collectibles through NFTs. RECUR is the premier Web3 platform for creating innovative, multi-chain NFT experiences for all, from the world’s largest brands to individual creators and fans. It has already powered Nickelodeon NFT, guiding it to launch successfully. In addition, the Care Bear NFT collection is due to launch on RECUR next soon. It’s safe to say that Hello Kitty is in good hands.
Founded in 1974, Sanrio is a global lifestyle brand and creator of Hello Kitty. Sanrio is also the home to many other beloved character brands such as Littletwinstars, My Melody, Aggretsuko, and more. Sanrio has years of experience in its industry and it has an extensive lineup of around 50,000 products available in 130 countries globally.
Looking at the track record of these two powerhouses, it’s likely that Hello Kitty and Friends will launch smoothly.
Hello Kitty is a globally recognized and loved character. There are many die-hard fans and enthusiasts around the world (especially in Asia) who enjoy collecting all things Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty has an incredible 2.2 million followers on Instagram and a solid 250k followers on Twitter. This is a huge existing Web2 fanbase. If Hello Kitty is able to market its NFT collection to this audience and make the minting experience user-friendly through education, then it is likely that this will sell out immediately.
The fact that Hello Kitty has partnered up with RECUR makes the likelihood of success far greater. This is because RECUR is Web3 native, meaning that it understands Web3 culture, what works and what doesn’t. For this reason, it is likely that the marketing methods and strategic decision making are going to be relevant and suitable to an appropriate target audience. Therefore, the WGMI team anticipates that this collection will launch successfully.
The potential concerns regarding this project do not stem from the mint, but rather from longevity and sustainability. The mint is highly likely to be successful for the reasons mentioned above. However, one way that it could potentially fail is if Web2 marketing methods are adopted and the existing fanbase is not targeted correctly. Examples of this can be seen in recent failures such as Chris Brown’s NFT project, as well as Liverpool FC’s collection. This is highly unlikely given the fact that RECUR will be responsible for deployment.
The longevity of this collection raises a potential cause for concern. The function surrounds jet-setting and traveling to different cities around the world. In reality, who has the time, resources, or even the desire to participate in such a challenge that will see them moving from country to country for NFTs. While this may appeal to a small audience, it is unclear whether this is something that many people will be able to do or willing to do.
Saying this, as there are many Hello Kitty collectors out there, they may simply want to just purchase and own the digital collectible without actually using the utility.
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5/ Presale for the collection began on July 30th. Certain holders will receive physical items as well, such as signed boxing gloves.
3/ The drop will feature 2,000 one of one NFTs designed by @dosbrak. Each is meant to highlight certain parts of Usyk’s career.