Pudgy Penguin NFTs Pump After Announcing Physical Toys

By Lauren Claxton August 16, 2022 In Crypto News, Metaverse, NFTs

Pudgy Penguins, one of the cutest of NFT collections, has announced on Twitter that it will be turning select penguins into physical collectibles to be known as Pudgy Toys:

Following the announcement, the collection registered a sales spike of 370 percent, representing a threefold increase over the previous day.

Pudgy Penguin Plushies?

Described by the PP creators as “the first of many instances where the Pudgy Penguins IP will allow Web2 to meet Web3”, this latest news seems to have renewed community interest.

According to OpenSea, the collection saw a transaction volume of 256 ETH post-announcement. Pudgy Penguins’ floor price rose to 2.73 ETH, up 18 percent on the previous day. Though the exact form these collectibles will take has yet to be revealed, it has been stated that the new line of Pudgy Toys will be directly licensed from the community:


This update coincides with the ongoing debate regarding licensing rights for NFT holders. It’s an issue recently highlighted by the Moonbirds collection, whose floor price tanked following the switch to a CC0 (creative commons) licence.

Netz Spreads the Pudgy Love

In April, the Pudgy Penguins NFT collection sold for a whopping 750 ETH (US$2.6 million), separating the 8,888 penguins from their allegedly controversial roots. Luca Netz, the LA-based entrepreneur of Netz Capital, now leads the project and intends to use it to “spread love across the meta”.

Netz’s complete project ownership means Pudgy Penguins now has its own token, $PENGU.

Lauren Claxton

Lauren Claxton

Lauren is currently a freelance writer with experience in finance writing. She has a growing interest in the metaverse and all things NFTs and expects to graduate in 2022 with bachelors degrees in creative writing and public relations.

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