The immortalized rock and roll legend, Elvis Presley, is poised to step into the vibrant realm of the metaverse through The Sandbox. The metaverse platform has officially revealed the launch date for an exclusive collection of 3,000 licensed Elvis Presley NFT avatars, commemorating the enduring impact of this music icon.
Elvis Takes Center Stage in The Sandbox
The announcement of these NFTs was originally made by the Elvis Presley Legacy Council, an entity dedicated to ushering the music luminary into diverse online and blockchain-driven platforms.
Each avatar will embody the quintessential style of the King of Rock & Roll, featuring recognizable attire, hairstyles, and distinctive emotes inspired by his iconic dance repertoire.
Beyond owning a slice of digital Elvis memorabilia, avatar holders will also gain governance and voting privileges within the Elvis Legacy Council DAO. These NFT avatars will further unlock enhanced functionalities and in-game utilities within the forthcoming Sandbox multiplayer experiences.
Sale Event Set for August 9
The NFTs will be minted on the Polygon Ethereum scaling network. An exclusive 24-hour purchase window is scheduled to commence on August 9, accessible to those on the whitelist and proprietors of specific The Sandbox NFT-based land and avatar collections.
By August 11, the entire array of Elvis avatars will be unveiled, categorized into four rarity tiers, each attainable for 100 SAND tokens, approximately $41 considering current valuations.
The council’s statement emphatically states, “We envision a world where Elvis enthusiasts actively engage and shape the trajectory and destiny of the Elvis Presley Digital Estate.” Beyond The Sandbox, the council has also divulged plans to collaborate with Decentraland, the largest blockchain-powered metaverse in terms of market capitalization.
Honoring the King of Rock and Roll
This digital manifestation of Elvis harmoniously coincides with a week-long homage to his legacy and contributions, inaugurating on August 9. The celebrations aim to immortalize Presley’s influence for generations to come, incorporating livestream concerts, tribute competitions, panel discussions, and a virtual tour of Presley’s iconic abode, Graceland.