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Monday, August 29, 2022
There's been another new Booster Gold siting, but rather than sound like someone who doesn't have any idea what he's talking about (because I don't), I'm going to turn today's post over to Booster booster Joe Carlo, who is graciously sharing his latest purchase with us:
Another "Metaverse" sighting. This time it's a Funko Digital NFT card. See below for my Booster Gold and Blue Beetle epic card. There are three versions of this card based on rarity, a common, an uncommon, and an epic. The common shows them static, the uncommon has animation, and the epic has expanded animation(with Skeets).
The Funko Digital Pops are digital trading cards, they were sold in a digital "pack" with several random cards inside. I think they sold for 9.99 a pack on drop day [at digital.funko.com]. The DC cards sold out right away so I had to purchase on the secondary marketplace, AtomicHub.
Had to set up a Wax.io cloud wallet — Wax is the blockchain these NFT’s are minted on — and then had to purchase Wax to fund my wallet, then was able to purchase individual cards or packs on the marketplace.
Also have a mobile app called TokenHead to view the NFT's on my phone that are in my wallet.
It's all very confusing and I am still figuring it out, setting up the wallet and funding it was the hard part, took several attempts and lost a couple dollars purchasing the wrong kind of Wax, Wax p or Wax e or something, still don’t quite understand it all, purchasing on the marketplace was easy after that.
Got all three versions of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle along with some other great DC characters.
You can see a lot of the Funko X DC digital trading cards at digital.funko.com/drop/39/dc-series-1/catalog.
I admit, my initial reaction to this revelation was that digital trading cards sound like a lot of trouble. But are they really any more effort than buying a piece of cardboard that that you've got to seal in plastic and store in a dark, cool, dry safe for the rest of your life? Maybe the old ways aren't better just because they're old.
Anyway, I feel I should be clear that the gif above is *not* Joe's actual NFT. I know because I asked him.
No, its not the NFT itself, just a copy, please use. The NFT I "own" has a specific and limited mint number associated with it verifiable on this wax crypto blockchain and attached to my "wallet". Whatever that means. lol
Great! Everyone wins. Joe gets to own a cool collectible, and we still get to look at a [reasonable] reproduction of it — just like owning a coffee table book of a museum's fine art collection.
Monday, March 2, 2020
Over the weekend on Twitter, Booster booster The Blot Says called our attention to the upcoming line of Heroclix Justice League Unlimited. It's a good looking set based on one of the best cartoons ever made. (Hard to believe that the last episode was broadcast in 2006!)
Of course, I wouldn't have much to say about it if it wasn't for one figure in particular. Feast your eyes on this:
As you can see, that's just a computer rendering of the figure. Perhaps we'll get a picture of the actual product closer to its release in April. I'll keep you posted, because I'm sure you'll all want to get your own JLU Skeets.
In the meantime, if you want a better look at what else you'll find in the set, check out wizkids.com.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Blot spotted this on eBay:
Obviously, this is a custom-painted Green Lantern figure. I'd never seen an XXRAY figure before, so I asked Blot for an explanation.
[Jason] Freeny is a toy artist/customizer who got pretty popular by cutting toys in half and then creating what he thinks their internal structure would look like (bones, organs, etc). Did it to both art figures (like KAWS) as well as pop culture toys like Super Mario or a rubber ducky. Now designer art toy companies produce his designed figures. They've got a whole line of DC Comics XXRAY figures featuring his dissected designs.
So now they make whole lines of "The half-Visible Man" collectible figures? What will they think of next?
Monday, January 8, 2018
It's looking like a golden year for Booster boosters. In addition to our hero co-starring in Action Comics — another issue will be out this week! — we've also gotten several collectible figures.
First came the Previews Exclusive Funko Pop Blue Beetle and Booster Gold two-pack (sold in both standard and metallic variants). Those should now be available at your Local Comic Shop.
Then the much-discussed 12-inch Justice League Action arrived at Amazon.com. (Order yours today!)
But that's not all! In addition to these other fine collectibles, Wiz Kids Games' released Heroclix Booster Golden Organized Play prize support late last month. That's right, there are new Booster Gold themed Heroclix, including Skeets!
Booster is a reuse of the same sculpt from last year's World's Finest set. However, this is the first standalone Skeets sculpt in the Heroclix line (which has been making DC characters since 2002).
Booster and Skeets are officially available only through tournament play at authorized specialty shops, but you can probably find them for resale on eBay and other secondary markets.
I hope you all have room in your collections for all the good stuff coming our way!
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