An NFT collection combining CryptoPunks’ aesthetics with elements of “The Simpsons” has seen $2.5 million in sales in less than 24 hours, rocketing to the top trending spot on OpenSea after the show roasted NFTs in a special episode. The unofficial Springfield Punks collection was launched as a free mint on Sunday and has seen 1,311 ETH worth of trading volume, with NFTs starting at just under 0.11 ETH on the secondary market. Several other Simpsons-themed projects have made an impact on OpenSea’s front page, such as SimpsPunks, The Chimpsons Official, and Springfield Apes by Rino Russo. Sunday’s “The Simpsons” episode paid homage to a variety of established NFT collections, including Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days, but the Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks garnered recognizable cameos as iconic projects. Disney had also rolled out NFTs of Homer, Bart, and his skateboard on the marketplace VeVe in 2021 to promote the launch of Disney+.
This is good news for NFT traders, as the success of Springfield Punks has inspired other Simpsons-themed projects to make an impact on OpenSea’s front page. It also shows that the show still has a strong following, as evidenced by the surge in trading volume of the collection. #NFTs #CryptoPunks #TheSimpsons #SpringfieldPunks #OpenSea
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