Game of Thrones NFT Frenzy: Fans Snap Up Collectibles Despite Artistic Criticisms

Written by Joy Rice

The world of cryptocurrency is buzzing about the latest “Game of Thrones” non-fungible tokens (NFTs) now available on the NFT marketplace, The highly anticipated “Build Your Realm” collection was released on Jan. 10th and quickly sold out, but not without drawing some mixed reactions from fans.

While some were excited to add the NFTs to their collection, others took issue with the artwork, calling it “poorly drawn” and pointing out the odd stylistic choices such as the “salad fingers” on some of the characters.

Game of Thrones NFT Mania: Fans Grab Rare Collectibles Despite Quality Controversies 

The fantasy television series “Game of Thrones” based on George R. R. Martin’s epic novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” had a major event on Jan. 10, 2023, as its first-ever NFT collection, the “Build Your Realm Hero Box,” was released. Fans were quick to snap up the limited edition NFTs, which sold out on the Nifty’s market in just seven hours on Tuesday afternoon Eastern Time. In total, the collection featured a pre-sale of about 3,450 Hero Boxes, with an additional 1,500 available for public purchase once the pre-sale had ended.

Game of Thrones NFTs Sell Out Quickly, But Draw Criticism for ‘Poorly Drawn’ Characters

The boxes contained story card non-fungible tokens (NFTs), resource card collectibles, and a single “Game of Thrones” (GoT) Hero Avatar NFT. GoT NFTs are seeing secondary market action on OpenSea, as Hero Boxes and Hero Avatars are being sold for Ethereum (ETH). “The Game of Thrones experience has been a long time coming,” the CEO and co-founder of Nifty’s, Jeff Marsilio, said in a statement about the project. Marsilio continued:

Our teams have diligently worked together to create an interactive collecting experience for Game of Thrones fans to continue their journey and live within the beloved series. We are thrilled to introduce more fanatics into the digital collectibles and Web3 industry.

On social media, there were complaints about the new “Game of Thrones” non-fungible tokens (NFTs), with some users stating they were “poorly drawn.” Some also specifically noted the unusual depiction of the characters’ hands, with fingers appearing elongated and resembling salad tongs. The characters’ hands were even referred to as “salad fingers” on Twitter by some users. 

As reported by, for the preceding 24 hours, the BONKZ collection from Solana was the leading seller on Jan 11, 2023. The GoT NFT collection of Hero Boxes took 13th place in terms of sales. This collection generated $506,673 in revenue from 2,894 transactions and had 991 buyers.

What do you think of the new Game of Thrones NFTs? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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