Get your green slime ready! Nickelodeon, the hugely popular children’s television network and studio, has announced that it will be releasing its own NFTs in the near future. Significantly, this means we’ll soon be seeing NFTs from some of the most iconic children’s TV characters of the ’90s.
What you need to know about the Nickelodeon NFTs
Nickelodeon’s parent company, Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS), first announced the NFTs in October 2021. Back then, the company made clear its intention to create NFTs for its various media companies such as MTV, Comedy Central, and of course, Nickelodeon.
Another important point to note is that Paramount Global has partnered with NFT platform Recur. In fact, Recur helps the media conglomerate with all of its NFT projects. As early as April, the Star Trek NFTs that Paramount released with Recur sold out within minutes.
When did Nickelodeon announce the NFT collection?
The first nod that Nickelodeon NFTs were in the pipeline came from the network’s official NFT Twitter account. On June 9, it tweeted a trailer teasing that its first collection is coming in “summer 2022.” The tweet also references the main theme of the NFT collection, saying, “The ’90s called, they want your attention back.”
The account has shared few details since, but that hasn’t stopped the NFT community from buzzing with excitement about it.
On the other hand, the trailer received just as much, if not more, backlash from the general populace – a predictable reaction at this point. To help explain this, we’ve seen countless companies, celebrities, and even traditional artists receive extremely negative reactions from their fans when announcing NFT plans. This certainly shows how far NFTs still are from mainstream adoption.
Paramount Global continues its foray into NFTs
As mentioned above, Paramount Global has been in the NFT space for months. Still, there’s a strong argument that Nickelodeon is home to some of Paramount’s most popular and iconic franchises. In other words, Nickelodeon’s NFT collection has a large pool to draw from.
Of course, we know from Nickelodeon’s tweets that the NFT collection will focus on their shows from the ’90s. To this end, characters from shows like Rugrats and Hey Arnold! Featured in the Nickelodeon teaser and Twitter banner.
Of course, there’s one big unanswered question that many fans want answered. If only this debut collection could feature Nickelodeon’s biggest star and iconic source of memes, SpongeBob SquarePants.
Well, the show isn’t widely considered a “90s show,” but it debuted in May 1999, so maybe there’s a chance. In any case, it’s far more likely that everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom residents will hit the blockchain at some point, if not this summer.
Finally, both Nickelodeon and Recur fans point to the Recur Discord server. So if you want to keep up to date with upcoming NFTs, this is a great place for you.