Toho’s classic Godzilla storyline disappeared behind the skylines of Tokyo and New York, and it entered a fragmented world with fresh mint collectibles ready for auction on the WAX blockchain.
Call on collectors to supplement the upcoming premiere of “Godzilla and King Kong”
From trade cards to collectibles, the name Topps has been synonymous with collection for more than 70 years. Little did they know that the digital transformation achieved as early as 2012 will lay the foundation for today’s NFT frenzy and its embrace of irreplaceable tokens.
Since the disclosure of its collaboration with Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) in May 2020, Topps has been at the forefront of digital sports and entertainment trading cards, helping loyal collectors buy and sell unique collectibles through WAX’s blockchain-based platform. So far, the platform has been responsible for handling the transfer of more than 100 million digital assets.
Today, Topps is busy expanding its rapidly growing NFT product portfolio after auctioning more than 160 unique works in cooperation with the Godzilla franchise. The auction is scheduled to start on March 31 and will premiere with “Godzilla vs. King Kong”. The feature film shows the story of the legendary character himself fighting against King Kong, as humans try to destroy the two characters once and for all.
Topps collaborated with Toho to bring the history and classic characters of this legendary series of Godzilla into the digital realm. Collectors can expect the works in this series to appear together with images of King Godzilla, King Gidola, Mecha Godzilla, Mothra, Rodin, etc., and include more works from this iconic series. .
More than 160 works of art will feature colorful scenes and exciting characters created in the series over decades, including original illustrations, chibi-style animations, comic covers, dynamic cards, and even Topps’s famous classic “Rookie Cards” “format.
Each type of part is assigned a unique ID number, which can be verified on the WAX blockchain to ensure that the holders of these unique NFTs will be able to guarantee the authenticity and proof of ownership.
This latest move follows Topps’ other efforts to expand its NFT portfolio by casting some classic trading card series. One of these initiatives included the release of the Garbage Pail Kids collection on the WAX blockchain in February.
The 2021 “Trash Can Kids Food War” series will also be launched in physical stores such as Wal-Mart and Target. Each transaction card package has a unique code to help collectors obtain exclusive collectible NFT rewards.
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