Three months ago, Funko Inc., revealed that it was entering the non-fungal signage (NFT) industry when it announced that it had acquired a majority stake in the NFT startup Tokenwave. At the time, Funko CEO Brian Mariotti explained that “Funko Pop digital NFTs” have the potential to be a “game changer”. On Friday, Funko announced that the company is launching a new NFT collection featuring Jay and Silent Bob from the film Clerks by director Kevin Smith.
Funk will introduce Jay and Silent Bob Non-Fungible Tokens and Corresponding Physical Versions
The cult classic characters from the Clerks films, Jay and Silent Bob, will be featured in a new collection of non-fungible signs (NFT) published by the publicly listed pop culture consumer goods company. Funko (Nasdaq: FNKO).
Jay and Silent Bob are best known for appearing in the Clerks films, but they also appear in all of Kevin Smith’s Askewniverse films. The duo also star in their own films “Jay and Silent Bob’s Strike Back”, “Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie” and “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”.
Funko announced Jay and Silent Bob NFT’s collection on Friday via Twitter and Facebook and noted that the collection will drop on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. “Jay and Silent Bob x Funko Series 1 Digital Pop! will be coming to Droppp soon,” Funko tweeted.
The website digital.funko.com gives a little more information about the upcoming compilation of Jay and Silent Bob NFT. According to the website, Funko publishes Jay and Silent Bob digital collections, but also physical versions of the Jay and Silent Bob Funko Pop figures will be created as well.
Funko’s Digital Pop NFTs join dozens of well-known brands publishing digital collectible products
Before announcing the NFTs Jay and Silent Bob, Funko teamed up with well-known brands such as DC Comics and Warner Bros.. Funko Digital Pop non-fungible tokens are similar to the products Funko sells in stores because they feature Funko’s distinctive style. The Funk Digital Pop Jay and Silent Bob NFTs will be available through the NFT platform Droppp.
While the NFTs will come from the Droppp platform, Funk digital collections are published on the Vax blockchain network. In addition to the NFTs, Funko will be showcasing a “immersive, focused community experience” at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) from July 21 to 24, 2022. Funko’s new blockchain-based digital products are joining a lot of well-known brands that have entered the NFT and metaverse industry over the last few years.
Brands that have participated in the NFT space so far include Topps, Adidas, Arizona Iced Tea, Gannett, McDonald’sBudweiser, fans, WWE, Bicycle, Warner Bros., Pepsi, Nike, Coca-Cola, Rolling Stone, DeLorean Motor Company (DMC), and Marvel. Despite the brand recognition and celebrities entering the fight, NFT sales are up down 49% this month lower than the previous 30 days, according to statistics from cryptoslam.io on July 15th.
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