5 Grand Slam NFT Releases + Exciting WAX Developments
The following is a snapshot of our progression in Q2. We hope you’ll enjoy reading and pass on the news, as it’s worth sharing.
BitBoy Bitverse Series 1
Q2 kicked off with BitBoy Bitverse Series 1 collectibles. This heroic band of misfits and dastardly villains took the WAX community by storm and inspired collectors to grab 9,000 packs and 150,000 NFTs as quickly as possible. The collection is still available on the secondary market if you missed out.
Topps MLB Series 1
Major League Baseball made its NFT debut on April 20. The collection featured 74,090 packs and just over 1.38 million cards, all of which sold out in less than an hour.
Something tells us that the release was so epic that even the Great Bambino would’ve been proud. Speaking of which — keep reading to discover how The Babe snuck his way into the WAX blockchain by the end of Q2.
Weezer x RAREZ OK Crypto Series 1
On a melodic note, April 28 brought the fan-favorite OK Crypto collection to life. Starring the band Weezer, the collection consists of 8,000 packs and 125,000 NFTs to celebrate their newest album OK Human.
The collection includes 12 ultra-rare “Golden Tickets” that are redeemable for a physical toy by famed toy artist Dan Polydoris.
This is an example of what’s to come with WAX’s vIRL® (virtual + In Real Life) technology. They allow collectors to digitally own an item (as an NFT) and then trade, gift, or claim the physical item in real life.
Funimation x Harmony Gold Robotech Series 1
Nostalgia struck hard and fast on May 20 when the 1985 anime series Robotech began the battle on WAX. The collection features iconic images from the show, thrilling animations, and action-packed crafting sequences.
The 24-hour sale saw 26,728 packs and 1 million cards bought. Collectors then took to head-to-head crafting mode and fought for position on the leaderboard.
Artist William Quigley x Seth Lamburn Skrapper Legends Series 1
On June 22, world-renowned artist William Quigley (not to be confused with our very own William E. Quigley) partnered with WAX to bring The Babe back to life in the Skrapper Legends Series 1.
The 714 card collection features Quigley’s contemporary take on the Pulitzer Prize winning photo “The Babe Bows Out”. The launch was such a success that all packs sold out in less than a minute.
If you missed out, you can find the Skrapper Legends NFT Series on the secondary market.
WAX Is Growing Rapidly
The WAX family has been expanding quickly. We’ve been adding new rock stars to our dev, design, marketing, and brand partnership teams — all while staying extremely close to our original vision and roadmap.
Keep your eyes peeled for some major announcements surrounding Wax’s soon-to-launch Carbon Offset NFTs; partnerships with SAW, Street Fighter V Series 2, Robotech, and other leading brands — and tech advancements including the WAX Cloud Wallet redesign, our soon to launch marketplace, and more.
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