Welcome back, MSQ fam! You know what time it is—yup, it’s another awesome Discovery of the Day! MSQ recently moved into its Open Beta, meaning you can sign up for a profile and explore all the site has to offer. From Monday to Friday we bring you some of the best projects from across the cryptosphere. Whether it’s NFTs, the Metaverse, or Blockchain games, you’ll find it all right here on MSQ! Today we’re taking a closer look at an NFT project called…CryptoonGoonz!
Looking Back With Fondness
For many of us, the lives of those who came before us and the numerous events that transpired are a source of perpetual fascination. We often wonder what life was like ‘back then’ and try to discern how culture has shifted over the years, comparing what was valued and upheld then with what we hold dear now. Regardless of your perception or understanding of the past, the world today is vastly different from the world back then. There seems to be something about the vintage that evokes a sense of nostalgia within us, and for those of us who are particularly sentimental, we tend to view the art, cartoons and music of yesteryear through a favorable lens.
In many regards, the rise of NFTs within the cryptosphere has led to what has been dubbed a ‘Digital Renaissance,’ and so artists and creators are exploring all kinds of avenues that traverse time and space in weird and wonderful ways. Vintage projects seems to be a subset or genre within the world of NFTs, and here on MSQ, we’ve already taken a look at projects like Flowtys, Blood Pact and Tony Babel. Each of these is an attempt to capture or relive the cartoon and animation style of the 1920s and 30s, and each approaches this goal in its own novel way.
Vintage animation was highly experimental at times, and given the limited color palette and technology available during that period, was characteristically odd, musically driven and even somewhat unsettling, verging into the realms of the uncanny more often than not. There was no real regard for what was ‘safe’ or ‘correct,’ and while many may find the content of some such animations questionable, it is still a very important part of our history that deserves attention and recognition
Today’s Discovery of the Day falls comfortably under the banner of the Vintage and does so with gusto. I for one find these kinds of projects to be particularly interesting, and hopefully, you do as well.
Toonz ’n Goonz
CryptoonGoonz is a sold-out collection of 6,969 ERC-721 vintage cartoon-inspired NFTs registered on the Ethereum Blockchain and stored via IPFS . Very nice! There’s even a Goonz Shop where you can score sick merch like shirts, stickers, and more…
Much like the bestest of the best projects do, CryptoonGoonz uses multi-signature security via their Gnosis Safe Wallet , so you can rest assured that your Goonz are safe from evil ne’er-do-wells. And if that’s not enough, holding a CryptoonGoonz NFT means you also have DAO voting and ownership rights over your precious PFPs. Yes, you read that right…actual ownership, meaning you actually have full control over the asset. This is definitely important and the hallmark of a project that takes the role of NFTs very seriously.
Rock out with your Toonz out via the CryptoonGoonz Spotify playlist!
So what goes in to making each CryptoonGoonz NFT so unique and special? Well, a couple of different traits actually. Each one of these Goonz comes with its own Head, Eyes, Mouth, Body, Accessory, Shorts, Hands and Shoes. Take a look at the example below—observe the flaming marshmallow head, the spooky skeleton body and uh…broken beer bottle being held with intent. I think you get the idea.
Listen, if your head was on fire, you wouldn’t be this calm…
CryptoonGoonz are indeed walking to the right with purpose. Some of them are more polite and easy-going while others carry swords or a less than appropriate attitude. The point here is that the time and energy put into the art is admirable, and you can be pretty confident that the Goon (or Goonz) you get will be one of a kind, practically irreplaceable and, therefore, provably rare. Score!
You’ve Reached the End of Part 1!
Uh yeah, I know this is a weird one, but as it turns out, CryptoonGoonz literally just completed their first Roadmap and are in the process of putting together their plans for the next leg of their journey.
CryptoonGoonz has already achieved a lot, and judging by the size of its following, it’s set to be here for the foreseeable future. With such strong fundamentals and attention to detail, it’s virtually impossible to ignore CryptoonGoonz. Oh, and they’re real good frens with Alien Frens, in case you didn’t know…
The Minds Behind the Madness
Being best friends since they were eight years old, Joel and Sean are able to understand each other and work together effortlessly to achieve their goals. Shortly after coming up with the idea for the project, CryptoonGoonz quickly became a passion project with a lot of work involved. However, seeing everything come together into something they could both be proud of is nothing short of magnificent in my opinion.
Check out the GaryVee Podcast interview of CryptoonGoonz creator Sean on Spotify
Smart Contract - 0x0322f6f11a94cfb1b5b6e95e059d8deb2bf17d6a
Please Note: Stats are accurate at the time of writing, but be sure to check the original source for the most current information.
- Available Items - 7K
- Owners - 3.9K
Be sure to follow CryptoonGoonz on Twitter and join them on Discord to chat with the team, get the lowdown on the latest updates, and take part in community contests and giveaways. You can see even more via the CryptoonGoonz Instagram and YouTube channel. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to sign up for MSQ: The New Homepage for the Decentralized Web at https://MSQ.io .
Thanks again for stopping by, MSQ friends. We hope to see you right back here tomorrow as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest in NFTs, Blockchain gaming, the metaverse, and more! See ya!
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