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RTFKT x CAA: Nike's Design Studio Signs With Talent Agency
Julian Son

RTFKT signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), per The Hollywood Reporter and a tweet from @RTFKT today.

The Deets

  • RTFKT is joining forces with CAA to expand the company's IP into film and TV.
  • Nike acquired the digital design studio in 2021, and the virtual fashion platform specializes in digital sneakers and other accessories.
  • RTFKT will also collaborate with CAA to create a series of webinars and other educational programming for other crypto- and 3D-focused artists.

❗ Why It Matters

Nike keeps working to expand its digital presence and create partnerships with other Web2 behemoths.

Last week, Nike Virtual Studios announced a .SWOOSH x EA Sports partnership, and now Nike's digital design studio RTFKT is signing with powerhouse talent agency CAA to explore film and TV projects based on RTFKT's intellectual property. And last month, Rumble Kong League (RKL) inked a deal with CAA Sports, so CAA's continued involvement serves to legitimize Web3 projects as well.

🎀 Founder Feedback


We've always built our brand to inspire the next generation of creators, accelerating a future where talent and creatives can merge cultures and technology in new ways. Being able to work with such a world-class team and explore new mediums for our IPs and creativity, such as TV, film and define what the future of interactive storytelling is a dream come true.Benoit Pagotto, founder of RTFKT

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RTFKT x CAA: Nike's Design Studio Signs With Talent Agency
RTFKT Delays Forge Deadline
Logan Hitchcock

RTFKT delayed the forging deadline for its custom Air Force 1 physicals amidst high gas prices on the Ethereum blockchain. 

🧐 Wait, What? 

RTFKT's forging deadline was supposed to close today, May 8, but due to high fees associated with redeeming the physical sneakers the team has pushed the deadline back a few days. 

The Deets

  • Deadline now Wednesday, May 10 
  • Users can burn "pre-forge" RTFKT NFTs for physical redemption
  • Forging takes place on rtfkt.com
  • Sneakers expected to ship Q4

πŸ“Š By the Numbers

Want to get your hands on a pair of RTFKT Air Force 1s? The cheapest pair can be had for 0.255 ETH

❗️Why It Matters

The delay will allow any caught up in memecoin mania to catch their breath and forge their own RTFKT sneakers before Wednesday. One pair was in the spotlight earlier last week when LeBron James was spotted wearing a pair before a game against the Golden State Warriors. 

🎀 Founder Feedback


hopefully gas goes down a bit by the end of forging. FYI we need a fixed ending date to then produce the made to order AF1 with lots of πŸ’™ and attentionBenit0

RTFKT Delays Forge Deadline
Cryptokicks iRL Unhubbing Taking Place May 15-29
Julian Son

RTFKT announced that Cryptokicks iRL Hubbed NFT holders will have the opportunity to select a US shipping address between May 15th and 29th, with additional details on how the Unhubbing process will work to follow next week.

❗ Why It Matters

Unhubbing was originally scheduled to start on May 1, but instead will now take place in the back half of this month. Cryptokicks iRL Hubbed holders have a two-week window between May 15th and May 29th to unhub their sneakers and choose the address that the physical gets delivered to. This was done to give international holders time to find a place that would be able to reroute the shoes to them.

πŸ”™ Back It Up

Within the RTFKT Cryptokicks iRL collection, there are two different states of Cryptokicks iRL: "Forged" and "Hubbed" versions.

  • If Forged, the physical has already been redeemed, so don't purchase if you would like the corresponding physical component, as the Forged version is just a digital collectible.
  • Hubbed versions are basically confirmed preorders where the sneaker size and color were already assigned but the shipping address was not selected.

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Cryptokicks iRL Unhubbing Taking Place May 15-29
LeBron Sports RTFKT Sneakers Before NBA Playoff Game
Logan Hitchcock

LeBron James was photographed sporting custom RTFKT sneakers before the Los Angeles Lakers first Western Conference Semifinals game against the Golden State Warriors. 

The Deets

❗️Why It Matters

RTFKT has been overshadowed in recent months with Nike's continued .SWOOSH rollout, but there is no faster way to the top of headlines than being sported by NBA superstar, LeBron James. The post, which quickly resonated throughout the NFT community, has earned more than 574,000 views on Twitter. 

🎀 Founder Feedback 


I'm glad I don't have to photoshop cgi sneakers on icons anymore. It became a reality... thank you πŸ™πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘‘ClegFX

🎬 Take Action

Those interested in forging a pair of sneakers can buy a Pre-Forged NFT from RTFKT's collection and forge them before the May 8 deadline. 

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LeBron Sports RTFKT Sneakers Before NBA Playoff Game
Check Your Mailbox | RTFKT Starts Shipping!
Lennster

RTFKT announced its SZN 1 apparel has started shipping and the "unhubbing" for Cryptokicks iRL process is scheduled to begin later this month.

The Deets

  • SZN 1 apparel shipping in batches
  • Cryptokicks iRL unhubbing postponed to later this month
  • Holders get minimum 2 weeks to unhub sneakers

The Details

SZN 1 apparel has begun shipping to customers and will continue to do so in batches over the next few weeks.

The unhubbing process for the Cryptokicks iRL collection, which was initially scheduled to start today, has been postponed and will now take place later this month. Despite the delay, holders will still have a minimum of 2 weeks to unhub their sneakers and enter a US shipping address. The new official date will be shared in the coming days, so holders should stay tuned for updates.

❗Why It Matters

Holders have been waiting a long time to start forging and receiving their physicals from RTFKT and now that time has finally come.

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Can't wait to get my packages!@Alts_Anonymous

 

Check Your Mailbox | RTFKT Starts Shipping!
Nike x RTFKT Forging Event Has Started
Lennster

RTFKT's forging event has started! Holders can forge limited edition digital Air Force 1 sneakers, including two styles designed by Takashi Murakami. 

The Deets

  • Forging Event: April 24-May 8
  • NFT holders can redeem limited made-to-order physical sneakers
  • Sneakers to ship in Q4 2023
  • Exhibition at GEISAI on April 30, 2023

The Details

Starting today until May 8, 2023, holders of pre-forged RTFKT NFTs can participate in an exclusive Forging event, redeeming their NFTs for limited made-to-order physical sneakers designed by renowned artist Takashi Murakami. The sneakers will be produced with shipping expected in Q4 of 2023.

To participate in the Forging event, collectors must hold an eligible RTFKT x Nike Air Force 1 digital collectible. If you do not own one, you can purchase a pair on OpenSea or other secondary marketplaces. During the event, the pre-Forging ERC-1155 token will be burnt, and collectors will receive a new ERC-721 token, which will be needed to link to the physical sneakers via the RTFKT World Merging (WM) NFC Chip.

In collaboration with Takashi Murakami, RTFKT will also host an exhibition at GEISAI, an artistic event in Tokyo, Japan, on April 30, 2023. The exhibition will showcase Murakami's first-ever Air Force 1 sneakers, RTFKT's Clone X, and planned Animus work.

❗Why It Matters

Holders have been waiting a VERY LONG time for the forging event to kick off and the time has finally come. In addition, seeing the main parent company, Nike, getting more involved as well by retweeting and taking over Tokyo with its massive AR billboard has brought back some hype around the event.

By offering limited edition sneakers through a Forging event, the project demonstrates the potential for NFTs to serve as a bridge between digital and physical assets, while also bringing more attention to the NFT ecosystem.

🎬 Take Action

If you want to participate in the Forging event, make sure to own an eligible RTFKT x Nike Air Force 1 digital collectible and check out the website to start forging

You can also take a look at the recent lookbook, here.

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Nike x RTFKT Forging Event Has Started
RTFKT Announces Next Forge Date
Logan Hitchcock

RTFKT's Nike Air Force 1 forging is slated for Apr. 23, according to a tweet from the company

The Deets

The forging period allows holders of pre-forged RTFKT NFTs to redeem a physical companaion. Additional details include:

  • The forging will run from Apr. 23 and last until May 8
  • There is no additional forging cost and holders are only responsible for paying gas. 
  • Physical sneakers are expected to ship in Q4 2023. 
  • Pre-forged ERC-1155 will be burned in the process, and a "Forged" ERC-721 will be sent to the holder after forging. 
  • There are 10 designs available. 
  • Forging will take place on RTFKT.com.

❗Why It Matters

RTFKT joins a group of 2021 projects with waning excitement and a growing negative sentiment, but the forging events and merchandise brings the project back to its roots of *phygital* fashion. However, despite those roots, questions arose this week about a potential quality of the RTFKT product. The Nike Air Force 1 forge has been one of the most highly anticipated apparel forges for the company, putting its Nike acquisition to good use - but it seems it will still need to provide a quality experience to start earning back the trust of the community.

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Explore the available collections here. 

 

 

RTFKT Announces Next Forge Date
RTFKT Forging Deadline Approaches
Logan Hitchcock

A little more than an hour remains for those hoping to forge physical RTFKT clothing items on RTFKT.com, according to a reminder from the project. The forging window will officially close at 3:30 p.m. ET. 

Any user that purchased a Clone X Forging SZN NFT and wants to check and see if it's still eligible for a claim can use the "Forging Checker" on RTFKT's website. 

The Forging Checker is available on the home page of the site and only requires a user to input the OpenSea ID of the NFT they are looking to forge. If the NFT is available for a claim, users will simply need to sign in and select "forge" to complete the process. 

RTFKT Forging Deadline Approaches

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