Online Blockchain plc, a blockchain research and development company, has announced its upcoming NFT collection inspired by The Rocky Horror Show. The first NFT, TimeWarp, will make its debut on OpenSea at 8 a.m. ET on June 19.
The Rocky Horror Show is iconic for its groundbreaking blend of science fiction, camp horror, and rock music, coupled with provocative themes on sexuality and self-expression. Its unique audience participation and enduring popularity, extending from the stage to a cult film, have solidified its status as a cultural phenomenon since its debut in 1973.
The collection features 50 NFTs inspired by the iconic show’s 50th anniversary. The maiden TimeWarp NFT captures the unmistakable “blood drip” typography of the legendary theatrical performance’s title. The first-of-its-kind rarity will be listed at 0.1 ETH. The other 49 will release as “unexpected drops” at random times and at different prices over two weeks via The Rocky Horror Show NFTs’ official Twitter and Instagram pages.
🎬The #TimeWarp NFT drop— Rocky Horror Show NFTs (@RockyHorrorNFTs) June 14, 2023
💋1st NFT 1/1 priced @ 0.1 ETH
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Holders of one of these 50 TimeWarp NFTs will also automatically receive a complimentary character pack. This contains NFT renditions of the full ensemble of The Rocky Horror Show cast of characters. Each holder will possess a collection of nine single-edition NFTs featuring characters such as Frank-N-Furter, Magenta, Riff Raff, and more. The NFTs will be hosted on the Polygon network and directly delivered to TimeWarp owners.
Clem Chambers, CEO of Online Blockchain plc, said in a press release, “The TimeWarp NFTs are a doorway into The Rocky Horror Show‘s burgeoning Web3 narrative. Seizing one at a favorable price will be quite the fortune.” Chambers also hinted at the roadmap ahead, adding, “We’re embarking on an exciting journey towards creating a Rocky Horror-themed metaverse for our NFT holders.”
Earlier this year, on January 30, 2023, Online Blockchain announced a global licensing agreement with Interfishnet Limited, the rights holder to The Rocky Horror Show‘s intellectual property. This partnership aims to develop a myriad of character NFTs. The world of Web3 seems an apt setting for the cultural icon that is The Rocky Horror Show – a celebration of individuality, self-expression, pleasure-seeking, and gender fluidity that transcends generational, geographical, and sexual ideologies.