You’ll want to add these 5 anticipated NFT drops to your watchlist. Check out some up-and-coming collections!
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Are you an NFT investor? Are you interested in finding the most interesting NFT projects? According to data collected by NonFungible.com, NFT sales can currently range anywhere from 15,000 to 50,000 NFTs sold per week. With so many new drops, we’ve pulled together five of the most anticipated NFT Drops!
NFT drops happen every day! One of the most important things new NFT investors can do is to stay up-to-date with the most anticipated upcoming NFT drops. There are several variations of NFT drops that range from NFT projects offering to mint rare art pieces to digital baseball cards and more.
Note: The selection of anticipated NFTs included in this article are chosen based on a combination of press coverage, popularity, and potential for mass minting.
*This article is updating frequently, last updated date is 5/26/22
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Quirkies Quirklings are the poster children for the popular Quirkies NFTs set to launch this June. Quirkies were the original NFT collection to land in the metaverse back in February 2022, and the Quirklings will serve as their trusty companion.
The project already has a lot of momentum behind it and is seeking to build its very own metaverse to give Quirkies a place to showcase their powers and interact with the community. In addition to a metaverse, Quirkies team is planning on dropping a merchandise line, featuring streetwear with surfing and skating inspiration. The NFTs will also serve to grant access to holders to exclusive events and experiences.
The project’s team is anonymous, but the key contributors identify as Syntribos, Soulest, FinchOne, Space Invader, and Quacamole.
To mint a Quirkling early, participants will need to own a Quirky and hold it in their digital wallet at the time of mint. Otherwise, collectors will have to wait for the Quirklings public sale. With all the momentum behind Quirkies, be sure to keep up with the Quirklings drop this June.
By The Numbers
Anticipated Drop Date: June 3rd, 2022
Scarcity:.5,000 Quirky creatures
NFT Utility: Exclusive access to the Quirkies metaverse
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The Egg Society is an upcoming NFT collection hosted on the Ethereum blockchain set to release at the end of June. Each egg is hand-drawn and is made up of over 200 unique traits. The Egg Society has a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) containing a $500,000 treasury waiting to be spent at the community’s request.
Along with the NFT drop, Egg Society is planning on creating a 3D metaverse to bring life into the Egg Society NFTs. By holding an Egg, collectors are eligible to gain access to free airdrops. Last, but not least, The Egg Society will launch a merchandise store for members of their community to show off Egg NFTs in the real-world.
By The Numbers
Anticipated Drop Date: June 30th, 2022
Scarcity: 8.888 Eggs
NFT Utility: Egg holders gain exclusive access to perks in both virtual and physical reality
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PandaQ is a collection of 8,888 unique 3D panda NFTs built on the Ethereum blockchain. Composed of 200 unique traits and accessories, each panda brings its own personality to the NFT space. The project has amassed a thriving community of over 35,000 Twitter followers and 17,000 members in the Discord. The private sale is coming up here at the end of May, followed by a pre-sale and public sale. The earlier you get into these sales, the cheaper the price tag is to mint your own panda.
Holders of PandaQ NFTs will enjoy several different perks. For one, if you hold at least two adult pandas, you’ll have the opportunity to receive a free Panda Junior NFT. Each Panda Junior will be hand-made and delivered within three months. In addition to free NFT collectibles, PandaQ has its own launchpad in which 80% of sale proceeds will go towards funding those projects, with the remaining 20% being split evenly between PandaQ holders and operation costs.
By The Numbers:
Anticipated Drop Date: May 31st, 2022
Scarcity: 8,888 Pandas
NFT Utility: PandaQ holders receive 10% of all future sales and are eligible for a free Panda Junior NFT
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Mighty Hercules is an exciting NFT project coming in June that’s spearheaded by two artists with award-winning experience in the industry: the world-renowned sculptor Studiobigger alongside the well-known artist Emre Yusufi.
A lot of NFTs enter the art space with other motives at the top of mind – not Mighty Hercules, however. This project aims to put the art first and let the community sprout organically.
Owning a Mighty Hercules NFT acts as a membership ticket to the Mighty Hercules community, which brings exclusive access to merchandise, airdrops, future events, and the upcoming Mightyverse virtual reality. It’s a project that wants to blend both the digital and physical worlds while providing value to its community.
By The Numbers
Anticipated Drop Date: June 13, 2022
Scarcity: 10,000 unique and 50 legendary masterpieces
Special Perks: Mighty Hercules community perks, including merch, events, metaverse access, and more
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Crypto Baristas is a popular NFT collection coming back for season two to drop another round of their caffeine-inspired Crypto Barista NFTs. Rather than sticking purely to the virtual realm, Crypto Baristas are using their project to support real-world initiatives.
"Crypto Baristas is looking to partner with an established farm in Honduras to invest and improve on the farm and producer's operations through transparency, sustainability, processing improvements, and working toward winning the Cup of Excellence in Honduras."
Their sustainability efforts will tie back to establishing a transparent farmgate price for their Coffee Bros coffee in Honduras, while at the same time running social responsibility initiatives for improved physical and mental health of the on-site workers.
Not only are collectors doing good for the community, but Crypto Barista holders will receive coffee and merchandise discounts based on the amount of NFTs held in their wallet.
The NFT drop is scheduled to land in late June 2022, so keep an eye on Crypto Baristas this summer.
By The Numbers:
Anticipated Drop Date: Late June 2022
Scarcity: Only 66 Baristas
Amazing perk: Get involved with the NFT community while supporting sustainability abroad
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Image alt description: Invisible Friends NFT Collection
Invisible Friends are thought up, drawn and animated by one Swedish artist dedicated to sharing his art worldwide. Invisible Friends will be released in late February in collaboration with famed digital artist Markus Magnusson. The collection itself lives on the Ethereum Blockchain with a mint price of 0.25 ETH. Early access to the collection is now closed with popularity at all time highs. Invisible Friends will be released with the help of Random Character Collective (RCC) which has its own discord server (a vibrant community of users). The Invisible Friends NFTs are expected to sell out rapidly on the 23rd when minting begins.
By The Numbers:
Anticipated Drop Date: February 23, 2022
Scarcity: 5,500 NFT characters
NFT Utility: Join a unique and vibrant discord group to share your Invisible Friends NFT
Image alt description: (B)APETAVERSE NFT Collection
(B)APETAVERSE features a collection of 10,000 Unique NFTs from BAPE that are set to drop in March 2022. Each ape is now more lifelike than the digital graphics and designs from many other projects released in the previous year. The project hopes to reach the same level of success and selling prices as past projects. One NFT in particular, Justin Bieber purchased for $1.3 billion. The (B)APETAVERSE NFT collection will contain 10,000 unique ape NFTs in total. Each NFT will feature realistic digital renderings of the APE HEAD logo. The project’s description of (B)APETAVERSE states: “All beings of the Metaverse, come greet The King of Apes, whose new face shall be unveiled soon.” The community is growing every day with 50,000 people having already joined the (B)APETAVERSE Discord channel. It will be interesting to see the way Bored Ape Yacht Club fans receive the new (B)APETAVERSE collection.
By The Numbers:
Anticipated Drop Date: Spring/Summer 2022
Scarcity: 10,000 unique NFTs
NFT Utility: 50,000+ member community
Image alt description: Ember NFT Collection Coming March 2022
Embers are one of the most anticipated, and unique, NFT collections set to drop in March of 2022. Embers are animated characters that resemble flames. Each Ember is uniquely built from over 150 traits. The Embers NFT project is being compared by many of the project’s followers to both the Doodles and Invisible Friends collections. The collection even features super rare 1-of-1 NFTs that are sure to sell out in an instant. The overall goal of the Embers team itself is to “shed light, joy, love, and creativity!” with its NFTs.
By The Numbers:
Anticipated Drop Date: March 2022
Scarcity: 5,555 collectible NFTs with a floor price of minimum mint price of 0.15 ETH
Image alt description: Parallel NFT Collection
May the odds be ever in your favor. Parallel is a Sci-Fi card game that will drop on February 26. A Parallel is one of the five streams of evolution that humans have undergone simultaneously . They are the Earthen, Marcolian, Augencore, Kathari and Shroud. Each purchase consists of original 3D art of a character or artifacts rendered by the artist. Initially there will be 52,851 packs available with 10 cards included per pack.
Anticipated Drop Date: February 26, 2022
Price Per Pack: 0.075 ETH
Scarcity: 52,851 packs available with 10 cards per pack
Special Perks: Parallel Alpha has a thriving community of sci-fi enthusiasts and amazing artistic talent that create content and NFTs that are extremely lifelike and collectible
Image alt description: VeeFriends Are Here!
This one may have dropped already but we’re including it because of its immense success and to showcase the staggering profit potential that NFT Drops can provide. VeeFriends is the NFT collection created by Gary Vaynerchuk of Vayner Media (Marketing and Social Media influencer). This is a hugely popular NFT project whose goal is to inspire and build community around Gary’s diverse business and personal passions. One of the unique utility features of the VeeFriends NFTs is that owners of the NFT will receive a three-year access pass to VeeCon, a conference focused on marketing and business entrepreneurship. VeeCon has been dubbed the “Coachella of NFTs” by Benzinga. In addition to Gary Vee, upcoming speakers at the 2022 conference include Andy Chorlian (Co-founder of Fractional) and Liam Payne, among many others.
Veefriends Series 2 is the second edition of the infamous Gary Veynerchuk’s NFT collection which dropped back in April of this year. Veefriends 2 minting took place throughout April, and they now live out on the open NFT market.
By The Numbers:
Average Price: The average price of one VeeFriends NFT was $43.3k.
Sales Volume: Total Sales Volume so far is at $ 3.51M.
Scarcity: 10,255 VeeFriends tokens for this inaugural collection.
Novelty: Gary imagined, created and drew all 268 of the VeeFriends characters himself.