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Just in time to celebrate May 4 (“May the 'Fourth' be with you”), the so-called annual "Star Wars Day," NFT startup Cryptoys announced on Thursday the upcoming launch of digital collectibles based on the massively popular entertainment franchise.
Dropping on May 24, the Star Wars NFT collection is the latest in Cryptoys pop culture “digital toys,” following its previous Masters of the Universe collections with toy brand Mattel. Like previous collections, Cryptoys says that the Star Wars NFTs will sell for $39.99.
The Cryptoys Star Wars NFTs will span 15 limited edition “digital toys” of iconic characters from the series, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader. The NFTs are minted on the Flow blockchain, the home of collectibles platforms like NBA Top Shot and NFL All Day.
Designed in five cartoonish, stylized skin designs, the NFTs will be available in “Common,” “Rare,” “Legendary,” “Grail,” and “Ultra Grail” rarity levels in Star Wars-inspired digital “holocrons”—or data storage devices from the popular sci-fi film franchise. Each pack is a "blind box," which means buyers won't know which character they'll receive until they open it.
“We’ve all been Star Wars fans since we were kids, which is why it’s an absolute dream come true to bring Star Wars collectible digital toys to the Cryptoys platform,” Will Weinraub, CEO and co-founder of Cryptoys’ parent company OnChain Studios, said in a statement.
NFTs are blockchain-based tokens that show ownership over digital or physical assets. Other pop culture NFT collections include Game of Thrones, Godzilla vs. Kong, David Bowie, and the Eternal Collection by Anthony Hopkins, among many others.
This isn't the first set of Star Wars NFT collectibles, either. VeVe, a digital collectibles platform that features NFTs from various Disney and Marvel properties, has released various sets including 3D digital models and digital posters and comic book covers.