The Simpsons is the longest TV animated Sitcom that has existed for more than a decade now. Having an international fanbase and a strong presence in pop culture, this show has entered the NFT scene giving its supporters a chance to collect limited edition collectibles and enjoy the benefits.
When Disney announced its partnership with VeVe last year, The Simpsons NFT was the first collection to drop officially as part of the Golden Moments series on the app, which sold out within a few hours.
So far, the Disney NFT collection is among the best-selling collectibles in the market, and everyone wants to buy the exclusive The Simpsons collection. What’s all this hype about and why should you buy one of these collectibles, here’s a complete guide to Simpsons NFT:
About The Simpsons
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom show on Fox that debuted on December 17, 1989, features a family of five members, namely Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie created by Matt Groening. It is one of the oldest shows that uses satire to showcase American life, human nature, society, and entertainment.
So far, the show has won 35 Emmys and 2 Peabody Awards and has aired over 700 episodes, currently available on the Disney+ streaming service.
Since Fox Entertainment comes under The Walt Disney Company, The Simpsons are included with other IP characters already existing in the Disney universe. So, when Disney announced the launch of digital collectibles, this show also became part of the company’s NFT expansion.
What is Simpsons NFT?
The Simpsons NFT collection features Gold-plated figurines of different characters with historical moments. It is part of Disney’s Golden Moments series that honors historical moments, giving fans a chance to collect them all.
The first series consists of the 18,666 Simpsons NFTs in two varieties launched on November 7 2021 at 12 PM PT in a blind box format, which means every NFT was sold in a box that could be opened after the buyer purchased it, so there was no way to know what they pulled.
The first collectible is a classic moment of Homer and Bart strangling each other, and the second is Bart’s skateboard. There were 12,333 Editions of Homer and Bart, labeled as Common while 6,333 Editions of the Skateboard were labeled as Rare. Each for $60 or 60 GEMS, the digital currency of VeVe.
Currently, only two of these editions have been dropped but more are expected to come in the coming years as Disney expands its Web3 endeavors in the metaverse.
These collectibles have a wide range of utilities offered by both the company and the marketplace:
- Buy, Sell, or Trade NFTs on the VeVe marketplace
- Free three-month Subscription for Disney+
- Good investment opportunity due to the demand
- Augmented Reality view on Camera
Where to buy Simpsons NFT?
The Simpsons NFT is available on VeVe, an app-based marketplace on the ECOMI blockchain for digital collectibles. It is an independent platform where well-known entertainment companies like Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, CBS, etc have also dropped their own NFT Collections.
It is an easy and environment-friendly app with Augmented Reality features and a Showroom for users to display their NFTs. The app doesn’t require users to have crypto tokens; they can simply use credit cards to convert dollars in GEMS for VeVe, and then buy collectibles available on the marketplace.
Note that: The Simpsons NFT is only available on the VeVe app.
How to buy Simpsons NFT
Unfortunately, Simpsons NFT is sold out in the marketplace but you can buy it from the secondary market if someone has listed it for a bid. But before buying you must have an account and GEMS in your wallet. Here’s a step-by-step guide to purchasing these collectibles:
- Download the VeVe app from App Store or Play Store
- Make an account
- Once verified, click on Profile and Select Wallet from the options.
- Click “Add more GEMS” and keep tapping on the increase button until the amount you want. 1 GEM = $1 USD
- Usually, 60 GEMS are needed for minting a new collection but for a secondary market, more GEMS might be required.
- Select Buy Now and connect your credit card. After approval of the transaction, you are ready to buy Simpsons NFT.
- Click on Market located at the bottom of the screen, here you will see all the listed NFTs.
- Select the Simpsons NFT you wish to buy.
Note that: when buying collectibles from VeVe, a 2.5% secondary market fee applies along with a 6% licensor fee.
Once your transaction is approved, you can view your collection in the Showroom. You can even see its AR version in physical space by using your camera.
As soon as Simpsons NFT dropped, buyers rushed in to grab as many editions as they could. A lot of investors and collectors saw this collection as an investment because knowing Disney’s reputation, this collectible has a high demand in the market.
Currently, the company is focused on bringing an AR metaverse but has also dropped NFT collections for other shows and movies. Although Disney hasn’t shared any updates on whether they will drop the new The Simpsons collection, the existing ones are available on the VeVe app.