Rocky Horror Show NFT collection to drop in June, metaverse in the works

Online Blockchain plans to release a collection of Rocky Horror Show NFTs on OpenSea, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the iconic comedy musical’s debut, beginning on June 19.

Since its 1973 premiere in London, The Rocky Horror Show has been performed in over 70 productions worldwide. It got even more acclaim when in 1975 it was adapted into a film called “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which has since achieved cult status. The film starred Tim Curry as the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter, with Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick playing a young couple in love, Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, respectively. Peter Hinwood played the titular Rocky.

The first collectible, dubbed the TimeWarp NFT, will drop next Monday at 8 am ET and feature the classic bloody font logo of the show’s title sequence, according to a press release. It will be priced at 0.1 ETH (about $175 at the time of publication).

The collection consists of another 49 NFTs that will be released “at random times and prices over a two-week period,” according to the announcement. The last day to grab one will be July 3, 2023 at 10 am ET.

The release also told customers that anyone who buys one of the 50 NFTs in the collection will be entitled to a free character pack.

“Holders will each receive a total of 10 single edition NFTs: Frank-N-Furter, Magenta, Riff Raff, Columbia, Janet, Brad, Rocky, Dr. Everett Scott, Eddie and The Narrator. These will be launched on the Polygon network and airdropped to TimeWarp owners,” the release said.

However, this NFT drop is not meant to be a one-off. It is the first step toward a metaverse featuring the characters from the play and film, according to Online Blockchain CEO Clem Chambers.

“The TimeWarp NFTs represent the first opportunity to be part of the Rocky Horror Show Web3 story,” Chambers said in a statement. “This is the initial phase in a very exciting journey and building a Rocky Horror-themed metaverse for NFT holders is where the road leads.”



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