Do replicants dream of NFTs? Deckard may not have when the cult classic film Blade Runner arrived in 1982, but the androids of Blade Runner: Black Lotus are a different story, because they’re getting their own NFTs. The Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) announced on Oct. 7 that they’ve partnered with Alcon Media Group to drop an NFT series based on the upcoming animated show.
“When it was first released, Blade Runner rewrote the rules of science-fiction films,” WAX co-founder William Quigley said in a statement. “This collection is designed with that same groundbreaking mindset, but extending the experience of the new series into the NFT space and WAX platform.”
The Blade Runner: Black Lotus NFT collectibles will be released in drops coinciding with the premiere of each episode of the inaugural season, which kicks off in November. Each drop will contain NFTs of different characters from the corresponding episode, and will be limited to 500 packs retailing at $50. Each pack will also feature four rarities: Common, Rare, Epic and Legendary.
More information about the Black Lotus NFTs is available on the WAX Discord. Collectors interested in purchasing the NFTs will need to have a WAX wallet.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus arrives on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll in November, and is a 13-episode animated series that takes place between the events of the original film — set in 2019 — and Blade Runner 2049. The show is produced by Alcon Television Group, with Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe as creative producer.
The series is the latest in pop culture to get into the NFT space. Recently, Iron Maiden mascot Eddie got his own Funko Pop! NFTs, Kings of Leon became the first band to have their NFT song played in space, and Law & Order‘s Christopher Meloni starred in a short film titled Out!!! that was sold on popular NFT marketplace OpenSea.
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