8Bit Slammers is a brand new universe of animated, digital wrestling collectibles; featuring officially licensed pro wrestlers as NFTs on the WAX blockchain!
Each Series of 8Bit Slammers will include an initial drop of 1-of-1 animated loops, representing a single wrestler in a unique set of attire. What follows that first drop is what sets this project apart - at least two of the wrestlers will move on to square off in a match that the community decides the outcome of! The second drop of each Series is based around packs, which contain a variety of spots needed to complete the matchup, in varying rarity; with a unique 1-of-1 NFT for each potential winning outcome. Who will emerge from the matchup victorious and how? Only you can decide!
As authentic pro wrestling collectibles, the wrestler whose likeness is used in each piece of art will receive a percentage of the initial sale, as well as every secondary sale, for as long as their tokens exist on the WAX blockchain. Each purchase not only supports the project, but supports the wrestler too!
This is only the beginning.
The milestones outlined ahead and the ones still in my head aren't dictated by anticipated sales metrics,
but instead driven by what excites me as a fan and collector myself; and the timing will be organic.
SERIES ONE: ROSTER REVEAL
9/2/2021 - PROMO NFT GIVEAWAY ON TWITTER
9/9/2021 - SERIES ONE: ROSTER DROP
Nine unique, one-of-one, animated loops will be up for auction on AtomicHub;
featuring three wrestlers, each with three versions of ring attire from their career.
The top two NFTs that the community values highest in the initial auction
will move on to face each other in the wrestling match for Series One.
In the event the second-highest priced NFT is for the same wrestler,
the next-highest NFT from a separate wrestler will be selected.
Everyone holding one of these nine NFTs will receive one Season One Match Pack for free when they launch.
12/6/2021 - SERIES ONE: MATCH PACKS DROP
The two wrestlers who advance from the previous drop go head-to-head in a matchup that plays out over 13+ different animated segments, including multiple branching endings!
Each pack will contain five segments, guaranteeing at least three Common and two Uncommon segments -
with a 2:3 chance of pulling a Rare, Legendary or Epic moment in each pack.
Series One will consist of 250 packs and will be priced around $25/pack in WAX, when it goes live.
These packs and the artwork within them will never be minted again after this drop.
12/31/2021 - SERIES ONE: PACK COLLECTOR SNAPSHOT
2/25/2022 - SERIES ONE: COMMEMORATIVE AIRDROP
2022 and beyond...
Given the linear nature of the project, a major goal is to display the matches in-sequence, and I'm working on figuring out the best avenue for that. I'm anticipating a solve that can either be native to the collection on NeftyBlocks or perhaps live inside of a metaverse. I will be constantly exploring solutions to this.
The long-term vision for the project is for collectors to essentially become a wrestling promoter, curating matchups that they themselves would love to see, shifting the particular sequences to their own ideal version of that match, and ultimately being able to fill out an entire event's worth of matches.
I'm looking forward to watching the project grow and evolve along with our community,
and am dedicated to bringing my best work and the most value to both the wrestlers
and the fans that come along with us for the ride.
We'VE teamED with Masked Republic® to bring
these three iconic stars of lucha libre to
the 8bit slammers universe to Kick things off with a bang!
The community elected Black Taurus & PSYCHOSIS
TO square off in this series' ANIMATED MATCHUP.
The "Forbidden Door" is a breakthrough new component of 8Bit Slammers,
currently allowing collectors an opportunity to redeem an NFT for a non-transferrable General Admission ticket to a pro wrestling event, or a one-month subscription to IWTV.
To unlock your "Forbidden Door," you'll have to already have one of each of the three Common NFTs from Series Ones and then head to our collection page on NeftyBlocks and blend those three NFTs to create your Forbidden Door.
Once you've got a "Forbidden Door" NFT in your WAX wallet; when you're ready to redeem it you'll just have to transfer it to us, at tcsf2.wam, with a memo detailing..
- Which promotion/company you want to redeem it for
- Which month
- Your name
- And a contact email address.
All redemptions are first-come, first-served. Confirmations will be sent to the contact email provided.
In the event that someone has redeemed it before you, you will receive your Forbidden Door returned for future use.
Tickets for live events will be held at the door of the event for you and are non-transferrable.
Access info for IWTV subscriptions will be emailed directly to you.
If you'd like to confirm the availability of particular redemption prior to blending/transferring, or have any questions/concerns on the process, please email us at 8BitSlammers@gmail.com and we'll be happy to help!
Redemptions as of June 2nd, 2022
RED blocks are claimed - BLACK blocks are N/A for that particular offer/time period
All other blocks are currently unclaimed.
THANKS TO ALL OUR INCREDIBLE PARTNERS
WHO ARE WALKING THROUGH THIS DOOR WITH US!
About the artist
Hey! My name is Taylor Armstrong!
I've spent the last 15+ years working in Animation/VFX for Film, TV, Advertising and Music Videos; and I'm a lifelong fan of professional wrestling.
I was inspired to create 8Bit Slammers after watching what's happening with NFTs and reflecting on what unique things I can bring to the space. I started my career with Traditional hand-drawn animation, and have been diving into pixel art lately for a wrestling game I'm also developing. I'm really excited to use my foundation in 2D animation to push what is possible with animated pixel art.
At my core, I'm a storyteller. The endless potential for in-ring storytelling with this project is what excites me the most. More specifically, I'm beyond excited to see what the community creates with all of the content I'm planning on producing for them.