CrypToadz by GREMPLIN
CrypToadz by Gremplin is a collection of 6,969 unique pixelated NFTs that live on the Ethereum blockchain. Each CrypToadz had a mint price of .069 ETH, and the project sold out very quickly, with the price floor reaching 1 ETH within the first few days.
Gremplin was able to capture the hearts of the original investors in the sector by injecting the project with tons of crypto and NFT references. For example, CrypToadz are small amphibious creatures that roam the swampy basin of Uniswamp, which is a reference to the Uniswap Exchange. The CrypToadz have seen similar “herd mentality” like Punks, with a number of well-branded figures in the space changing their avatars, profile pictures, and backdrops to Toadz.
Additionally, the strength of the CrypToadz community has been reflected via multiple derivative projects, including CrypToadz Socks, Zombie Toadz, and CryptoFlyz.
On September 26, 2021, all CrypToadz holders were able to mint one pair of CrypToadz Sockz (no official affiliation) per each Toad owned.
Zombie Toadz is a derivative collection of CrypToadz, that has formed a DAO for purposes of buying and collecting original CrypToadz NFTs. Owners can also stake their Zombie Toadz to earn $BRAINZ, a utility token similar to Cyberkongz $BANANAS.
On September 30th, 2021, SuperRare artist, Matt London announced a companion project of CryptoFlyz. The collection holds similar attributes to CrypToadz and is available for free mint, per Toadz held.
In late December, all CrypToadz holders were eligible to mint a MistleToadz NFT as a holiday themed gift from Gremplin and the Toadz team.