The Star Wars NFT collection will debut on May 24, 2023, according to Cryptoys, an NFT firm. There will be 15 limited edition “digital toys” of well-known characters from the series, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader, in the digital collectibles, which come in five rarity tiers. The $39.99 NFTs will be issued on the Flow blockchain, which also hosts collectibles marketplaces like NBA Top Shot and NFL All Day.
The NFT Star Wars Collection
The Cryptoys Star Wars NFT collection is the most recent addition to their line of pop culture `digital toys’, which also includes prior Masters of the Universe collections made in partnership with Mattel. The NFTs will be offered in “Common,” “Rare,” “Legendary,” “Grail,” and “Ultra Grail” rarity levels in Star Wars-inspired digital “holocrons”, or data storage devices from the well-known sci-fi film genre. The NFTs are designed in five cartoonish, stylized skin styles. Each pack is a “blind box,” so until the buyer opens it, they won’t know which character they will receive.
The Popularity of NFTs
NFTs are tokens built on the blockchain that represent ownership of tangible or digital assets. The demand for NFTs has increased dramatically in recent years, and many businesses have hopped on board to create their own collections. Game of Thrones, Godzilla vs. Kong, David Bowie, and the Eternal Collection by Anthony Hopkins are just a few examples of other popular culture NFT collections.
Star Wars NFT Collection from VeVe
Additionally, this collection of Star Wars NFT collectibles is not the first. A variety of sets, including 3D digital models, digital posters, and comic book covers, have been released by VeVe, a marketplace for digital collectibles that offers NFTs from different Disney and Marvel franchises.
Will Weinraub, CEO and co-founder of Cryptoys, expressed his enthusiasm for the debut of the Star Wars NFT line. Bringing Star Wars collectible digital toys to the Cryptoys platform is “an absolute dream come true,” he said in a statement. “We’ve all been Star Wars fans since we were kids.”
The Star Wars NFT collection debut coincides with May 4, which is recognized as “Star Wars Day,” and is anticipated to draw both NFT collectors and Star Wars aficionados. It should come as no surprise that more businesses are following the trend of releasing their own collections given the popularity of NFTs, which is only growing. It’s unclear how popular the Star Wars NFT collection will be, but given how many people love the franchise, it’s probably going to do well.