Anthony Hopkins’ debut NFT collection broke records, defying bear market

Sir Anthony Hopkins’ debut NFT collection, ‘The Eternal Collection,’ sold out in under 7 minutes as ‘the fastest sell out in OpenSea history.’
October 17, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

Oscar winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins’ debut collection, ‘The Eternal Collection,’ sold out in just seven minutes on OpenSea, according to NFT agency Orange Comet Inc’s announcement on Oct. 14.

The launch became ‘the fastest sellout in OpenSea history.’

The collection features a series of unique artworks and animations inspired by the actor’s characters and moments from his celebrated career.

The pieces are named after archetypes The Eternal, The Jester, The Lover, The Rebel, The Hero, The Ruler, The Sage, The Magician, The Giver, The Explorer, and The Creator to conceptualize the roles he played.

NFT holders also have IRL perks, including brunch with Hopkins, autographed artworks and videos of Hopkins explaining the archetypes featured in the NFT artworks.

The minting process for the collection was delayed by over 45 minutes due to high demand for the NFTs. 

OpenSea reports a floor price of 0.726 ETH (around US$1000) with 623 owners. The most expensive NFT from the collection has already been listed for resale at 10,000 ETH.

The success of Hopkins’ NFT collection defies a general decline in the NFT market since the crypto winter settled in back in May this year.

A Reuters report published earlier this month found that NFT sales had dropped by around 60% in the Q3 of 2022, compared to Q2. Last month, Bloomberg reported that NFT volume had dropped  97% from its January peak as the crypto winter deepened.


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