Japanese Mechas

If you’re familiar with NFTs you likely know of the CryptoPunks and the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Two collections of 10,000 NFTs a piece with some variations reaching astronomical values.

Well, they may soon be smashed by a recent collection of 8,888 NFTs, the ‘MekaVerse’. A collection of Japanese Mecha-inspired NFTs featuring Gundam-like figures with absolutely stunning colour schemes. Honestly, check some of them out, they’re beyond beautiful…

So how did this NFT collection begin?

Well, French Crypto Artists Matt Braccini and Mattey spent 5 months in Asia, created these gorgeous pieces, and then held a minting raffle… 8,593 of the 8,888 MekaVerse NFTs were sold in the initial raffle, with 172,876 wallets participating, 115,931 of them opting to mint TWO Mekas, and the other 56,945 opting only to mint a single Meka.

How much was it to mint a Meka I hear you ask? 0.2ETH. But, what happened after is where it gets interesting… In less than 24 hours, through secondary sales, over $53.7 million worth was sold in trading volume. That’s right, $53.7 million. The MekaVerse NFTs averaged around 7.1ETH.

Meka #8597
Meka #8597

(Legendary) Meka #8597 sold for 125WETH on the 13th of October 2021. To save you the trouble of calculating that price, it sold for $450,267.95…

Meka #1922
Meka #1922

Meka #1922 sold for 53ETH on the 13th of November 2021. Saving you time again, that was approximately $246,218.92…

You can see just from these two sales that some of these Mekas are not only graphical titans, but titans in the NFT space itself. Could these be the next CryptoPunks? Could they be the new Bored Ape Yacht Club? We’ll all just have to wait and see. But one things for sure, these MekaVerse NFTs are absolutely magnificent to look at!