Top 5 Upcoming NFT Drops to Watch This Week (8th Nov to 14th Nov)
While the crypto market is on the verge to hit a $3 trillion market cap with bitcoin in price discovery mode, the NFT space is still recovering from the major run-up in ethereum price. Collections like Crypto Punk and Bored Ape Yacht Club — are having a steady floor price. The ones that were purely driven by hype, like Mekaverse, experienced a major correction in the past few weeks. People are bearing significant losses, fearing an extended downtrend. This is mainly because of FOMO buying. To overcome that fear, we need to understand the fundamentals of a project and think long-term, if possible.
With a good artist, team, and, more importantly, a passionate community — any NFT collection will eventually turn out successful. Now, in order to find those collections with a high degree of versatility in all aspects, you need to constantly monitor the space and do extensive research. To help you with that, we bring you weekly NFT lists that highlight top collections dropping in the next seven days. This week, we bring you five special collections that definitely stand out in terms of art and utility. I hope you find something you like.
#1 Meta Girlfriends
The number one NFT collection to watch out for is Meta Girlfriends. The deflationary concept behind this collection will add immense value to the holders over time. The collection offers 10,000 randomly generated Meta Girlfriends using over 400 traits. Also, the PFPs are spread across 20 categories, giving each girlfriend a unique personality.
The NFT holders will also be given full access to the artwork and other premium content. Meta Girlfriends is the first-ever NFT collection to feature adult stars, models, girls of OnlyFans, Playmates, and Suicide Girls. Holding a Meta Girlfriends NFT gives holders access to the members-only area. While the public can only view the PFP artwork, holders can unlock full-body pictures and other private content.
To incentivize holders in different ways, the team also decided to give additional outfits and poses to holders who delist their NFT. The value addition doesn’t end there. Owners of Meta Girlfriends can mix and match traits to customize and drive up the value for the entire community. As two Meta Girlfriends become one, the supply decreases and demand for this collection rises significantly.
The team also understands community is key for prosperity in this space. So, they are planning to give away 100 NFTs to their discord and Twitter communities. The team also bought the entire 69th floor at Ethereum Towers and plans to give 20 apartments to discord members. On top of that, a special MGF holders contest will begin to give away one Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.
The architects of this collection have diverse skill sets in business, blockchain, art, and NFTs. They have worked with some of the biggest brands in the world to the likes of Microsoft, Disney, Google, EA Sports, and WeWork.
Things you need to know
- Twitter– 5,889
- Discord– 7864
- Mint Price- 0.08 ETH +GAS
- Whitelist Spots Available- 4000
- Pre-Sale- November 19th, 2021
- Public Sale- November 21st, 2021
#2 Thor Guards
Thor Guards is a 3D NFT collection with 10,000 characters. Fighting the oppressive rulers on Earth, the Thor Guards bring together the disparate worlds and tribes of the cosmos. The aesthetics and artwork of this collection are inspired by the Vikings and cyberpunks.
The custom-built character generator combines many special traits from the attributes pool to feature an entirely unique Thor Guard. I picked this collection not only for its art but also for its one-of-a-kind utility pass. Holders of Thor Guards receive a GuardPass that grants them access to exclusive benefits such as discounts on trading fees, airdrops, and early access to token presales.
So, with a Thor Guard, you literally have bridge access to the NFT and token crypto ecosystem. The team also joined hands with many established ecosystem partners such as Nine Realms, BNPL Pay, THORCHAIN, and Brokkr Finance.
Finally, the roadmap of Thor Guards is very promising. The team is thinking of building a sustainable ecosystem for the NFT holders. They plan to launch staking rewards, mobile app, and utility partnerships in Q1 2022.
We recognize the play-to-earn concept is the future of gaming, and NFTs will play an integral role. So, we thought of adding a collection that adopts this model to draw more NFT enthusiasts into the gaming side of crypto. By providing unique NFTs as avatars in the game, Dragonverse is attempting to create a virtual economy in the metaverse.
In very few NFT collections, we see avatar customization avatars and high utility. In the case of DragonVerse, it has got it all. Players can deploy their dragons and customize in whichever way they want to. For me, the thing that makes this game + NFT special is that owners cannot list their dragon when playing the game. By staking on the ethereum blockchain, the selling pressure automatically goes down, driving the demand to new highs. However, for that to happen, the game has to be engaging and immersive for the player.
Another unique feature is breeding. Players can use dragon DNA earned from the fights to hatch eggs. The eggs will be airdropped, and their traits are completely random. This allows existing players to expand their dragon collection while still driving adoption for newcomers.
Things you need to know
- Twitter– 7,327
- Discord– 31,000
- Mint Price- 0.1 ETH + GAS
- Whitelist Spot- 1000
- Pre-Sale- November 12th, 2021
- Public Sale- November 13th, 2021
#4 Mutant Punks City
We have seen many versions of the original Crypto Punks in the NFT space, but we never encountered a mutant version in 3D form. Mutant Punks City is a collection of 11111 unique Mutant Punks with hundreds of elements. The artwork is nothing out of the box, but the possibility of building a special community of Mutant Punks is exciting.
There can be many NFT drops like Mutacars and Mutalarvae. And they will all be in 3D. It sounds far-fetched, but the team is also planning to release their own cryptocurrency to fuel operations in Mutant Punks City. They also have built quite a following on social media with different contests and giveaways.
Things you need to know
- Twitter– 24,100
- Discord– 101,789
- Mint Price- 0.08 + GAS
- Max Mint Allowed- 10 per transaction
- Public Sale- November 11th, 2021
#5 Rock Dogs
The final pick of this week’s NFT list is Rock Dogs. The Rock Dogs are 10,000 unique designed 3D characters with 196 randomly generated features. The dogs are spread across 25 different categories, giving each one a special personality. Holders will also be granted access to some exclusive content in the future.
The team recently did a 30,000 dollars giveaway on a live stream with one of the largest twitch influencers. We see a GEN 2 breeding in the roadmap, which allows Rock Dog owners to mint a free RockPuppie. We can expect to see a Rock Dogs game with its own $RDOG token post public sale. The team mentions they are working with a well-known blockchain gaming company. The date is not yet disclosed, but I am sure it is not anytime soon. Games will take time to develop. And if the team implements well, we can see the community growing constantly.
Things you need to know
Flipping NFTs can give you good returns, but you can also get caught in the correlation between NFTs and ethereum price. At the moment, we are seeing ETH go parabolic, which can impact many collections, including the top blue chips. So please do not FOMO into these projects if you don’t have a long term vision. Having said that, I truly believe some of these collections bring something unique to the table. Meta Girlfriends and Thor Guards would be my top choices for this week. The art, the utility, and the team building — fits perfectly with current market demand. If you want to deep dive into these projects, I suggest you join discord servers and talk to as many members as possible. You will definitely get more clarity. I hope you enjoyed this NFT weekly list! I will be back next week, sharing more collections with strong fundamentals. Stay tuned.
Born and brought up in India, Karthikeya Gutta is a crypto journalist and freelance contributor for ItsBlockchain. He covers various aspects of the industry with in-depth analysis and research. His passion towards blockchain and crypto ecosystem is mainly because he believes it can really change the world and help millions of people.
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