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The Free Open Edition Artworks We're Collecting Over the Holidays
Bill Monighetti

Ever since Lascaux stormed the NFT scene weeks ago, open edition (OE) digital artworks have been rising in popularity across the space. In the holiday spirit, several popular artists have made free OE pieces available to be claimed through the minting site recently. Below, you'll find a list of the pieces that have been collected by Lucky Trader's staff over the past couple of days.

  • Memories & Mysteries by mbsjq: A father/daughter collab by the popular "space artist." This claim will close on Christmas Day.
  • FVCK_HOLIDAYS by FVCKRENDER: Free claim by the LVCIDIA/90's Kids artist. This piece has already been claimed over 26,000 times.
  • Gremplin, the CrypToadz and Moonbirds Oddities artist, has three different OEs currently available to holders of his various collections. Find them linked via his Linktree page.
  • Foundation artist XENOTRIP has a Christmas-themed piece in their typical cyberpunk style. Learn more here and claim the piece before the end of the year.
  • A glitch-style Christmas piece by @Zaharia_af is free to claim here.
  • "GM~GN" by Tim Maxwell is free-to-claim here.

(note: while our team has already verified these links are legitimate by claiming the above pieces ourselves, always be vigilant when connecting your wallet to an unfamiliar website, and always DYOR before claiming or purchasing digital assets)

Happy holidays from the Lucky Trader team!


Are there any free open editions you've collected recently that should be part of this list? Let me know via email at or shoot us a DM at @LuckyTraderHQ.

The Free Open Edition Artworks We're Collecting Over the Holidays
CrypToadz Holders Eligible for Upcoming Allowlist Raffle
Logan Hitchcock

CrypToadz holders are eligible to enter a raffle for allowlist access to the upcoming NFT project, Proof of Ethereum, according to an announcement in the project's Discord. 

Proof of Ethereum is a generative art project which provides a visual record of all the on-chain activity on Ethereum from 2015 up until the Merge. The collection will hold 2,064 generative NFTs but a mint date and price have not yet been announced. 

CrypToadz holders can access the raffle via PREMINT and will only need to hold a CrypToadz NFT and follow the Proof of Ethereum Twitter account to be eligible for the raffle. 

CrypToadz joins ZenAcademy and Metaverse HQ in the group of notable allowlist partners.

CrypToadz Holders Eligible for Upcoming Allowlist Raffle
How to Buy Your First CrypToadz
Staff Writer


What Are CrypToadz?

CrypToadz was a stealth mint that launched the night of Sept. 8, 2021 at a price of 0.069 ETH. The 6,969-edition collection sold out almost instantly on the strength of its artist, Gremplin, who at the time was about a month into the Nouns project he co-founded with nine others. Like Nouns, CrypToadz is CC0, or free of commercial license, so anyone is free to build on or recreate the Toadz art.

CrypToadz’s mint was around the same time as Loot meta (the n project, First First NFTs, and other derivatives) and is considered one of the premier CC0 projects in the market along with the one that made its artist, Gremplin, a household name. Before Nouns and Toadz, Gremplin sold most of his work on Rarible. Now that work has a 3.2 ETH floor price.

Who Created CrypToadz?

Origins of CrypToadz

Before CrypToadz was a project, Gremplin was pixelating CryptoPunks’ owners art.

Punks art inspired the cigarettes, the zombies, the apes, the aliens, the socks, the hoodies, and countless other traits in the CrypToadz collection. Most of the custom Toadz are based on Punks. Others, like the ones with the Murdered by Fronkz and Legendary traits, are drawn in the artist's unique style (which he describes as "making a bunch of hairy, wiggling things"), unlike the rest of the collection, which is pixelated. 

The novelty of the CC0 project and its “vibes” vaulted Toadz up marketplace rankings. (Lucky Trader detailed this phenomenon back then, exploring Toadz' captivation with crypto culture and its "originality" and "authenticity.")  By early October of 2021, the collection had a nearly 15 ETH floor, before dropping off sharply. By November, the collection had a 4 ETH floor price, then leveled off to 2-3 ETH where it has been since. 

How Are CrypToadz Valued?

Like CryptoPunks, Toadz launched with no roadmap, and Gremplin would respond to questions about utility with “!toadmap.”

“We’re already frontrun by things we do - there’s like zero incentive to do things when the community is fully capable of building,” said Gremplin in a January Discord message.

Despite having just a toadmap, the community filled in, just like Gremplin said. 

In October of 2021, Toadz partnered with Arcade NFTs to build a 4,777-edition collection of playable NFTs, while also offering prizes and including some of the Toadz lore.

“When the Evil King Gremplin imprisoned all the CrypToadz, he exiled their leader Colonel Floorbin to Gooch Island. While the CrypToadz were freed during minting, their leader remains in exile. Now that the Toadz are free, you must guide them as they cross deserts, race over highways, and traverse space and sea to find and rescue their exiled leader. Good luck!” the Arcade NFT described.

In late November 2021, CrypToadz hosted Toadchella, a virtual concert in Decentraland. 

Near Christmas, Toadz holders got a holiday present of MistleToadz, a “festive, warty, amphibious creature spawned from the metaverse.” 

Right after MistleToadz, the project announced it was building a treasury for community initiatives, raising the secondary fees on OpenSea from 1.25 percent to 2.5 percent. Then the project contributed 40 ETH to a community grant fund. 

Still, the Toadz team (which includes a member of the Lucky Trader team) still supported community work. CrypToadz holders secured several exclusive allowlist mints for CryptoBatz, Cool Pets, and Turf.NFT — all of which surpassed a 1 ETH floor price at times.

In March of 2022, CrypToadz was featured in a preview video for Yuga Labs' Otherside game. 

In August, CrypToadz received 20 ETH worth of funding from Prop House, a public platform created by Nouns DAO to help certain NFT communities fund builders to work on their ecosystem. The first round will give out 1 ETH to 10 proposals in the Toadz community.

How to Buy CrypToadz

So you’ve decided you want a CrypToadz NFT? First, head to the Lucky Trader Asset Explorer and look at the different traits and decide which Toadz NFT fits you. Once you find one, click on the OpenSea link where you will be able to finalize your purchase. You can also purchase CrypToadz on other marketplaces like X2Y2 or LooksRare.

After you purchase, you’ll see the CrypToadz NFT in your wallet. Then you can join the Toadz Discord and its Verified Toadz channels. 

How to Buy Your First CrypToadz
CrypToadz Prop House Goes Live
Staff Writer

CrypToadz announced that its recently approved proposal to join Prop House went live in a recent tweet

Prop House is a public platform created by Nouns DAO to help certain NFT communities fund builders to work on their ecosystem.  

Thanks to the approved proposal, CrypToadz received 20 ETH worth of funding to allocate to approved proposals voted on by its community. 

The first round of funding will be to distribute 1 ETH each to the ten approved proposals. The remaining funds will be used in the second round of capital allocation that will end with five approved proposal that will recieve 2 ETH each.

Any user, holder or non-holder, has the ability to submit a proposal on the CrypToadz Prop House.

The deadline to submit a proposal for the first round of funding is Aug. 8. 

CrypToadz Prop House Goes Live
CrypToadz Warns of Ongoing MistleToadz Scam
Logan Hitchcock

In a tweet Friday afternoon the official CrypToadz by GREMPLIN Twitter account shared a warning regarding a recent MistleToadz scam. The scam targets unknowing users, prompting them to attempt to claim MistleToadz on an unaffiliated site. The only verified claim link for MistleToadz is

CrypToadz Warns of Ongoing MistleToadz Scam
CrypToadz Holders Eligible for Pills Universe Airdrop
Logan Hitchcock

Holders of CrypToadz by GREMPLIN NFTs will be eligible for a Pills Universe airdrop in the coming weeks. The news was announced in a tweet from the official Pills Universe Twitter account and echoed within the Toadz Discord by GREMPLIN. 

Details about the pill's utility and the criteria for airdrop are expected soon. 

CrypToadz Holders Eligible for Pills Universe Airdrop