FUNKO UNLEASHES IRON MAIDEN DIGITAL POP! NFTS ON WAX
Iron Maiden Digital Pop! NFT Collection Will Feature the Band’s Iconic Figure Eddie, Marks Funko’s first music NFT and Will Be Funko’s Third Collection on WAX Blockchain
(Los Angeles, CA) - September 22, 2021 - The Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) is partnering with Funko Inc. (“Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FNKO), the leading pop culture consumer products company, to release Digital Pop! NFTs tied to legendary metal band, Iron Maiden. Funko’s latest Digital Pop! NFT collection will be available on WAX starting on Thursday, September 30 at 11AM PST / 2PM PST.
Iron Maiden are the first music artist to be made into a Digital Pop!, and comes as the band have been making headlines worldwide with their new album ‘Senjutsu’. Funko’s Iron Maiden Digital Pop! NFT collection of course stars the iconic ‘Eddie’ who has featured on all the band’s album covers throughout their career.
“We are huge Iron Maiden fans here at Funko and couldn’t be more excited to have our inaugural music Digital Pop! NFT be the music icon, Eddie,” said Chief Executive Officer at Funko, Brian Mariotti. “With the popularity of ‘Senjutsu’ and a rabid fan base, Iron Maiden and Funko fans alike appreciate creative genius in music and pop culture. Now, they can celebrate both in digital form.”
Featuring a total of 24,000 packs, Funko’s Iron Maiden collection will be available in a 2 pack variety on WAX Blockchain as follows:
⦁ Standard Packs (18,000 total) contain 5 Digital Pops! For $9.99
⦁ Premium Packs (6,000 total) contain 15 Digital Pops! For $29.99
The Funko x Iron Maiden Digital Pop! NFT collection will be available worldwide starting on September 30. There is a limit of $30 per transaction. Fans are able to make multiple transactions but the most that can be spent is $30 per transaction.
This sale requires a credit card and a WAX Cloud Wallet account. For fans looking to own a part of this limited series, please visit wax.io to register for a WAX wallet.
The Worldwide Asset eXchange™ (WAX), aka the King of NFTs, is the world’s #1 blockchain, as measured by number of users and transactions, according to Dappradar.com. WAX’s mission is to bring NFTs to the mass market in the safest, most secure, environmentally friendly, and easy-to-use marketplace in the world. WAX is also the leading entertainment NFT network — in 2018, WAX introduced vIRLs®, giving consumer product companies the ability to directly link NFTs to physical consumer products. Co-founded in 2017 by William E. Quigley and Jonathan Yantis, WAX has facilitated the trade of more than 100 million digital collectables including Major League Baseball (via Topps MLB collectables), Capcom’s “Street Fighter,” and world-renowned entertainers Deadmau5 and Weezer. For more information, please visit https://wax.io and follow along on Twitter and Discord.
Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, board games, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).
About Iron Maiden
With over 100 million record sales, more than 2000 live performances in 63 countries, millions of fans worldwide and 17 chart topping studio albums of unerring quality and power to their name, Iron Maiden have more than earned their proudly-held status as one of the most influential and revered bands of all time. In recent years Iron Maiden has extended its legacy in a couple of other areas of particular interest to them: their own award-winning beer, Trooper which has sold over 30million pints worldwide and is widely acknowledged as the most successful international British beer launch of the past twenty years with Cheshire family brewers Robinsons, and a mobile game entitled Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast - a free to play, fantasy RPG where players combat the legions of darkness across time and space as ‘Eddie’- one of the most recognizable music icons of our age and the calling card of one of the most impassioned fan-bases anywhere. In 2022 the band are about to embark on the third and final leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour which began in 2018 and has since been taken around the UK, Europe and North, South & Central America, playing to almost two million fans to date.
About Global Merchandising Services
Global Merchandising Services are a music artist, celebrity and brand merchandise company. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Global is a licensing powerhouse with best in class design, product development, manufacturing and direct-to-consumer sales. Global executes and delivers business through all channels of retail distribution, live events, web stores, pop-up stores, sponsorship, endorsements and third-party licensing. As the exclusive partner for its extensive roster of musical artists and brands, Global develops unique and innovative merchandise programs for its clients. Winner of 7 Licensing Industry Awards, from best celebrity license programs to product awards, acknowledging Global’s expertise and ability to deliver on a worldwide basis for its clients.