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Upcoming Drops: October 10-16

BY Jex Exmundo

October 10, 2022

Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL.

Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings.

Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you as we put together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.

SlyCrocs x DraftKings

sly croc PFP NFT
The SlyCrocs in question. Source: SupDucks

Who: SupDucks x DraftKings

What: 2,500 sly croc PFP NFTs

When: October 11, time TBA

Where: DraftKings

Why: The first-ever PFP drop on the DraftKings Marketplace is here: SlyCrocs. Created by Franky Nines, these Crocs “migrated from the Florida depths and showed up on the LA boardwalk.” Owning a SlyCroc will unlock chances to win DraftKings Dollars, free DraftKings Reignmaker packs, as well as entries to rolling contests and competitions hosted by DraftKings. With SupDucks and DraftKings’ partnership, the famed sports betting and fantasy sports website has further dipped its toes into Web3.

Elements of Self

Who: William Willoughby III

What: Four one-of-one 3D animated NFTs

When: October 11 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: Fans of artist William Willoughby III and his blend of surrealist and futurist themes with high-level 3D artistry are in for a treat this Halloween season. Elements of Self is a collection of animated skulls that vividly depict common inner conflicts that we experience during this journey we call life.

Amazônia

Denizens of the Amazon
Denizens of the Amazon. Source: Sebastião Salgado

Who: Sebastião Salgado

What: A one-of-one film NFT and 5,000 unique photo NFTs

When: October 12 @ 5:00 a.m. ET

Where: Sotheby’s

Why: The Amazônia Collection marks the culmination of a decade of photographer Salgado’s work. Containing 5,000 unique photo NFTs depicting the photographer’s travels throughout the Amazon, the sheer volume of work Salgado created during the past decade necessitated a five-month curation period. In line with Salgado’s strong support of environmental conservation, this collection will proudly call the newly-merged Ethereum blockchain its home when it launches later this week.

Venus Beach

Who: Pol Kurucz

What: Collection mechanics TBA

When: October 12 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: Multimedia artist Pol Kurucz is set to make another addition to his growing portfolio of works featuring his singular high-camp aesthetic. Venus Beach, his genesis drop on MakersPlace, depicts scenes with real-life models thriving in strange, alien worlds.

Jackie Rex

A still from the Jackie Rex collection
A still from the Jackie Rex collection. Source: Sarah Zucker

Who: Sarah Zucker

What: Three multi-edition VideoPainting triptychs

When: October 12 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: In a bid to communicate divine thematic content with her distinct visual style, Sarah Zucker has created Jackie Rex. The series of multi-edition VideoPainting NFTs carry Zucker’s signature flair — much reminiscent of Ringo Starr’s work on MS Paint from the early 2000s. To achieve this unique look, Zucker used a vintage Sony video painter and a combination of digital and analog processing to further age the images.

The Eternal Collection

Who: Anthony Hopkins and Orange Comet

What: 1,000 Distinguished one-of-one NFTs, 10 Legendary one-of-one NFTs, and a single animated one-of-one NFT

When: October 13, time TBA

Where: OpenSea

Why: In celebration of Hopkins’ legendary film career, the silver screen veteran has teamed up with Orange Comet to deliver his legions of fans with digital collectibles modeled after his numerous iconic roles. These NFTs will then be split into ten archetypes, categorizing Hopkins’ various roles into these tried-and-tested tropes of fiction. Various perks will also be distributed to a random selection of buyers. This includes an autographed Dreamscapes art book featuring works from Hopkins, and even an IRL lunch meeting with the man himself.

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