Collectibles Giant Topps Releases ‘Mars Attacks’ NFT Collection

November 18, 2021, 10:15 AM AEST - 1 week ago

Sports and entertainment collectibles platform Topps has announced the launch of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on the company’s vintage science fiction-themed trading card series, Mars Attacks. Hosted on the NFT platform Curio, the limited-edition collection heralds Mars Attacks’ introduction into the blockchain.

Mars Invades the Blockchain

Topps’ Mars Attacks collection recaptures all the glamour of the original set of cards launched by Topps back in 1962. The card series, created with illustrations by artists Wally Wood and Norman Saunders, follows Topps’ original science-fiction plot of a Martian invasion of Earth, depicting battle scenes between aliens and humans.

Ira Friedman, vice-president of global licensing at Topps, notes that the longevity of Mars Attacks would have been unimaginable at the time of its creation back in 1962:

It demonstrates that a classic story accompanied by extraordinary art can remain relevant while embracing advancements in technology and the new ways in which consumers experience content. Curio has been an incredible partner with its deep understanding of the entertainment industry and belief in the evolution of storytelling through NFTs.

Ira Friedman, vice-president of global licensing, Topps

Below are two examples of the NFTs available in the series:

The cards are available for purchase in different packs colour-coded as Red, Yellow and Green across a variety of rarity levels – ranging from US$49 per pack for 11 cards to US$199 for a pack of 55. Each pack will contain a random story card, with randomly assigned variants.

Exciting Developments in the World of NFTs

Meanwhile, Toys “R” Us has partnered up with NFT platform Ethernity to release the brand’s first NFT collection of beloved giraffe mascot Geoffrey. The NFTs will be available for sale on OpenSea and will feature six separate editions of “Geoffrey Through the Years”. Exciting developments are also taking place for meme avatar projects, with five new projects launching soon.

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