Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have proven to be one of the most disruptive technologies in the world of arts and entertainment, finding applications ranging from digital art to virtual real estate. Now, one of the most recognizable faces in the world of the movies is taking advantage of them to preserve and celebrate his legacy as Sylvester Stallone launches PlanetSLY.
Stallone is widely considered a legendary actor around the world, having been the lead actor in cult movies like Rocky, Rambo, The Expendables, and Creed. Having been nominated for 3 Oscars and 71 other awards as well as winning 62, few actors have contributed more to the world of cinema than the Yankee actor.
With the launch of PlanetSLY, Stallone is offering 9,997 generative tokens, known as SLYGuys, which feature the actor with traits depicting some of his biggest hits. These tokens were the result of collaboration between the actor himself and artist Clark Mitchell, who is renowned for his work for Marvel, Hasbro, and Star Wars.
In addition to being a generative digital art project powered by NFTs, PlanetSLY is also about creating a community around the works of Stallone and providing fans with different levels of access to events and exclusive experiences. This is possible due to the NFTs also working as membership cards with different levels of access depending on how many NFTs the holder holds.
Fans who hold 3 SLYGuys will be able to access the first event hosted by the project: The Ultimate Stallone Experience, Dinner, and Afterparty. Attendees will partake in an all-day and night celebration of Stallone’s career which will count with the participation of the star, allowing them to get close to the legend himself.
As the NFT Battalion Commander, Stallone has been actively participating in the development of the NFT artwork, events, and community incentives. This has been reflected in aspects of the project such as its commitment to being environmentally friendñy. As such, PlanetSLY will be contributing a percentage of the earnings to non-profit organizations which are yet to be announced.
The NFTs will be minted in the Ethereum network, which has continued to be the most popular blockchain network despite having been plagued by congestion issues over the past years. However, gas prices have dropped dramatically over the past months, which has allowed everyday users to interact with projects running in the network once again.
If you are a Stallone fan and want to get your very own SLYGuy, you might want to start working on that right now. PlanetSLY will be making use of an allowlist, called SLY-list, to grant early access to the minting before other users. However, as a project centered around creating a community, getting a chance to make it into the list requires interested users to actively participate in PlanetSLY’s Discord server and Twitter.
With listed users being assured the chance to mint the 3 SLYGuys needed to attend the Ultimate Stallone Experience, it is not surprising that the Discord server has become a thriving community. The fact that the 25 rarest SlyGUYS will come with Stallone’s autograph also helps!