On October 18, Magic Eden is set to introduce 100 tokenized Pokémon cards within its NFT marketplace. The drop, done in partnership with the Solana-based company Collector, will further bridge the gap between the digital and tangible worlds of collecting.
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Pokémon invades the NFT sector
The first drop, revealed through a tweet, boasts legendary Pokémon cards that have long captured the imaginations of enthusiasts.
But what truly caught the attention of collectors was the inclusion of two rare Charizard cards: ‘2000 Pokemon Gym Challenge 1st Edition Holo Blaine’s Charizard’ and ‘2006 Pokemon Ex Crystal Guardians Holo Charizard’. These iconic cards have long been sought after and are cherished by aficionados across the globe.
A standout feature of the upcoming drop is the promise of real-world authenticity, as each NFT represents a tangible card. At any moment, collectors will be able to redeem their NFTs for the physical cards.
Recently, another collection based on Pokémon cards was released on the Polygon blockchain. The NFTs sold out in mere seconds, displaying the large appetite of NFT enthusiasts for Pokémon collectibles.
Adding to the allure is a “reveal lottery” feature embedded within the cards. This characteristic, which echoes the familiar thrill of the NFT collection, promises to entice collectors even further. The minting specifics, however, remain shrouded in secrecy, heightening the suspense surrounding the launch.
Magic Eden and the RWA market
Magic Eden is no stranger to the blockchain limelight. The leading NFT marketplace has vast experience in the sector as is recognized as a major player for real-world assets tokenized on the blockchain. Their foray into Pokemon cards is just the latest in a series of innovative endeavors.
Recently, the platform took another pioneering step by integrating “compressed NFTs” (cNFTs) on the Solana blockchain. This advancement showcases their commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the NFT space.
Gotta Catch ’Em All
As the October 18 release date looms closer, collectors worldwide await with bated breath. The combination of Pokemon’s universal appeal with the technological prowess of Magic Eden and Collector promises to be a game-changer.