Los Angeles, April 14, 2022 — There’s a rumble of tailpipes and the wind in one’s hair — along with decomposing zombie limbs flying past one’s face — as buyers race to OpenSea for one of the hottest nonfungible tokens (NFTs) of 2022: Daryl Dixon’s iconic motorcycle from The Walking Dead (TWD).
Earlier this year, creative production studio and blockchain experience company Orange Comet locked down an exclusive NFT deal with the American Movie Classics (AMC) channel and TWD. This Thursday, its next NFT collection, “The Walking Dead,” roars into the metaverse.
Last month, its inaugural TWD drop — 5,000 Walker Access Passes — sold out immediately. Anyone who shows up late to this week’s party will be roadkill.
The drop is happening tomorrow, April 14, at 7 pm UTC.
The collections: Five thousand Daryl Dixon Iconic Motorcycles
Now, Daryl loves his hog almost as much as he loves gal-pal Carol, his dog and his trusty crossbow, but when these newly-minted vehicles go on sale, they’re expected to go quicker than Daryl can shoot an arrow through a charging walker’s oozing eyeball.
The newest collection will feature 20 different bike designs, spanning eight different rarities: Super-Legendary, Legendary, Super-Epic, Epic, Super-Rare, Rare, Uncommon and Common.
For Walker Access Pass holders, this drop could have significant value. Pass holders have an exclusive one-hour whitelist pre-access before the drop, but matching top-tier Walker Access Pass rarity with Daryl Motorcycle rarity — or a higher variant — will yield a free airdrop valuable in TWD’s virtual universe.
Pass holders, here’s what to look for:
- A Legendary pass and a Super-Legendary bike yield a metaverse-ready 3D Daryl Rider and a metaverse-ready Tool NFT.
- A Legendary pass and a Legendary bike yield a 3D Daryl Rider.
- An Epic pass and a Super-Epic bike yield two metaverse-ready Tool NFTs.
- An Epic pass and an Epic bike yield one metaverse-ready Tool NFT.
- A Super-Rare pass and a Super-Rare bike yield one metaverse-ready Super-Rare Tool NFT.
- A Rare pass and a Rare bike yield one metaverse-ready Rare Tool NFT.
- An Uncommon pass and an Uncommon bike yield one metaverse-ready Uncommon Tool NFT.
- An Uncommon pass and a Common bike yield one metaverse-ready Common Tool NFT.
The auction: 50 model-kit bikes
What’s rarer than one of those 5,000 Dixon bikes? No worries, buyers are covered with 50 unique model-kit motorcycles. These bad boys are not built for speed, but exclusivity and are available only through a 48-hour English auction, no pass-holder whitelist, on OpenSea.
Only four top-tier rarities will be included, with the following starting bids:
- Super-Legendary: three Ether (ETH)
- Legendary: two ETH
- Super-Epic: one ETH
- Epic: 0.75 ETH
Winners of each auction item will receive a premium Deed of Land with a rarity level matching the bike — e.g., a Super-Legendary motorcycle yields a Super-Legendary Deed. Gas, anyone? This is truly an opportunity to die for.
To mint a Daryl Motorcycle, one’s wallet must be connected to the Orange Comet website. Visit before 7 pm UTC on April 14 to ensure the wallet is successfully connected.
Remember, if one is a Walker Access pass holder, then they’re fortunate and eligible for a one-hour whitelist pre-access, beginning at 6 pm UTC.
Time to get back in the saddle, hit the gas and ride like the wind to the upcoming official AMC TWD NFT drop — only from Orange Comet and only on OpenSea. Join Daryl and his fleet of badass bikes as they ride away to live another day — no helmets required.
About Orange Comet
Orange Comet is a premium content creation company focused on producing high-quality and disruptive NFT digital collectibles and blockchain-based experiences. The company’s team brings together some of the world’s leading and award-winning media creators, producers and artists to partner with the biggest brands, IPs and talent in music, sports, arts and entertainment.
By blending super-creative content and game-changing technology, its mission is to create groundbreaking NFT experiences for the passionate fan bases of its clients, simultaneously unlocking new levels of interest, engagement and revenue. Co-founded by Hollywood veteran producer Dave Broome, National Football League Hall of Famer Kurt Warner and Grammy award-winning music icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Orange Comet is powered by a passionate group of people that believe the future of all entertainment and media is on the verge of major disruptive change through a variety of blockchain experiences.
Dedicated to blockchain sustainability, Orange Comet runs on green servers and is building a carbon-negative solution in the NFT space, including partnerships with eco-conscious blockchains. Its collective diversity in background, expertise and industries helps its clients shape their businesses for the emerging metaverse of opportunities that awaits.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. It was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which won the coveted award four years in a row before Breaking Bad won in 2013 and 2014.
The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s other current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Kevin Can F… Himself, Nos4a2, Quiz, Soulmates, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the forthcoming series 61st Street and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussions with original shows such as Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus.
AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister networks include Independent Film Channel (IFC), SundanceTV, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) America and We TV.
AMC is available on all platforms, including on-air, online, on-demand and mobile.
OpenSea is the world’s first and largest digital marketplace for crypto collectibles and NFTs. A core part of OpenSea’s vision is that open protocols such as Ethereum and interoperable standards such as ERC-721 and ERC-1155 will allow vibrant new economies. The building tools will let consumers trade items freely, creators launch new digital works and developers build rich, integrated marketplaces for digital items.