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ICYMI Mondays: Nov. 29

BY Langston Thomas

November 29, 2021

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up on a Monday and realizing you missed out on some incredible drops over the weekend.

It can be truly disheartening to find out that an awesome project launched, minted and sold out all while you were tied up with a wedding, camping trip, or multiday metaverse bender.

Don’t go FOMOing into anything just yet though, because every Monday, we’re bringing you a roundup of the art, collectibles, airdrops and more you missed while you were away.

Budweiser NFT Drop

Budweiser turned heads early Monday by changing its Twitter profile name to beer.eth — an ENS domain apparently purchased by the company back in August. Yet the beer giant’s first-ever NFT drop, which happened at 1 p.m. ET Nov. 29, received mixed reviews.

While many users were overjoyed at the chance to collect one of 1,936 Budverse Cans, it seems the Budweiser website servers were overloaded and offline even before the NFT launch. And while some enthusiasts were met with either a website load error or an out-of-stock message immediately upon loading the site, others noted major inconveniences dealing with an archaic Shopify point of sale that was reportedly loading “gas fees” as a set-price item.

Feel Free to Screenshot

Meme extraordinaire Lushsux returned to Nifty Gateway over the weekend for another impressive drop. This time, the collection acted as a sort of counter to the recent trend of folks “right-click-saving” NFT JPEGs on social media. The drop was available only to owners of Lushsux’s previous NFTs, but can now be collected via NG secondaries.

Hoppers Art Contest Heats Up

Shakkablood Hoppers Art Contest really started heating up over the weekend. As the contest is set to end Tuesday, Nov. 30, a barrage of new entries flooded in over the last week, which included a digitalized piece of jewelry, 100-edition Tezos piece, even a Hoppers short film. Considering Shakkablood’s Hoppers NFT project has been steadily gaining popularity over the last few months, this latest contest has surely served to bolster community interest and raise the bar for this already robust competition.

RTFKT Pre-Sale

After nearly half a year of teasing, RTFKT’s long-awaited Clone X project has finally launched. The presale was completed over the Thanksgiving weekend, with secondaries already heating up via OpenSea. The public sale is set to go live Monday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m. ET. More info here.

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Photos courtesy of RTFKT.

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