Launched in October 2021, the Doodles NFT collection is one of the most loved collections in the NFT industry. From humans and cats to aliens, pickles, and more, the colorful characters struck a chord with the NFT community worldwide. Doodles pastel aesthetic and a dedicated community. But What is doodles NFT? What are Space Doodles and what the hell are dooplicators? We will explain everything you need to know about doodles in this guide.
What is Doodles NFT?
The Doodles NFT collection features 10,000 NFTs generated from hundreds of traits. Some of the traits include face, hair, head, piercing, body, and background. Besides, as with other NFT projects like BAYC or Cool Cats, Doodles NFTs come with varying rarities. Of these, some of the rarest traits are stellar sweater, devil cat, holographic alien, bubblegum face, bed head, and much more—all of which are available in a single quantity.
Who Created The Doodles NFT Collection?
Evan Keast, Scott Martin, and Jordan Castro launched the Doodles NFT collection on October 17. Martin – a digital artist and animator with years of experience – designed the characters in the collection. Also known as ‘Burnt Toast’, the Canadian illustrator already had several NFTs to his name. Obviously, this helped him garner a name for himself in the NFT space before launching the fun-loving Doodles NFTs. Joining him, team-members Keast and Castro who led the OG NFT project, CryptoKitties.
Why are Doodles NFTs so popular?
Of course, their wealth of experience appealed to the NFT community. Roughly a month before the public mint, Doodles closed its Discord server after reaching barely 1,000 members. Although this was previously unheard of in the NFT space, the decision definitely added exclusivity to the project.
“The main focus should be on making good art and reaching a large audience,” Martin told Fortune. “Both of these require a lot of hard work and time to achieve. I was lucky enough to have been building an audience around my artwork for nearly a decade.”
How expensive were Doodles at mint?
Despite a relatively high mint price of 0.123 ETH, the Doodles NFT collection quickly sold out. Believe it or not, their floor climbed to 2.3 ETH that same month. At the time of writing, Doodles Floor Price is a whopping 12 ETH.
Clearly, the iconic artwork played a crucial role in Doodles’ growth. Compared to the gender stereotypes practiced by several top NFT projects, Doodles, caters to a diverse group of people. With the Pastel-hued line-drawn characters, you could be a golden-crowned ape or a rainbow-haired human. Or even a pickle wearing sunglasses.
What is The Doodlebank?
The Doodlebank is the Doodles NFT collection’s community treasury. With over $5 million, the treasury aims to fund products and events voted by the community. Essentially, the Doodles community functions almost as a DAO or Decentralized Autonomous Organization. In other words, each Doodle NFT serves as one vote in making any decisions relating to the DoodleBank.
As the project notes on the website, “Owning a Doodle allows you to vote on community-driven features, products and events.” Besides, this makes its “roadmap collaborative to be decided by the project founders and Doodle holders via the Doodlebank.”
The team has also set up what they call the “Doodlebank-blessed derivatives”. Basically, the team incentivises developers to submit proposals for derivatives of the Doodles collection. The community then votes on these proposals. The voting system has already given life to two new collections, Noodles and Pukenza.
Celebrities That own Doodles
The collection’s fans also include celebrities like Steve Aoki, who halted a live show just to show off his Doodles NFT! He bought Doodle #2238, the 9th rarest Doodle. Meanwhile, Pranksy bought Doodle #6914, a rare golden ape, for a whopping 296.69 ETH or around $1.1 million. Remarkably, this was the collection’s first seven-figure sale. Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet is another celebrity who has aped into Doodles.
What do Doodles NFT Holders Get?
For a community-focused NFT project like Doodles, there were bound to be some additional perks for collectors. First of all, there are live events. Apparently, Doodles plan to become an entertainment company. But actually, their interest in live events comes as no surprise.
Doodles also collaborated with The Heart Project to hold a real-life event during Art Basel Miami. The ‘Heart Basel Miami’ event included limited-edition merch, a gallery, Doodles murals and live music performance.
Apparently, the founders are also planning installations, concert merchandise, and more in the future. Ultimately, they aim to “bridge web3 and the real world”.
What is Space Doodles?
So, what is Space Doodles all about? The team released Space Doodles for all current Doodles NFT holders in February 2022. However, Space doodles was not a dilutive drop. Rather, each Space Doodle is backed 1:1 by its counterpart Doodle. These space doodles were spaceships, allowing each doodle a unique method of transport in the form of a cute animation.
“Only one can exist in your wallet at any time and you can wrap/unwrap as many times as you’d like,” explained the projects founder. Basically, each Doodles NFT holder received an NFT spaceship that would allow the ‘Dood’ to go to space! The spaceships were all individual and ranged from traditional looking crafts, to objects and faces!
However, with the success of the initial NFT collection, many Doodles owners wanted to expand the community. After a few months, the founders announced a new Doodles drop.
What are Doodles Dooplicators?
Doodles announced dooplicators in May 2022. Immediately, the hype was real. At the time of writing, they sit at a 3ETH floor pre-reveal! Doodles NFT holders were able to claim a dooplicator for free within a specific time period. Now, we’ll just have to wait to see what Dooplicators really are.
Clearly, Doodles NFTs on the right path. With their: spectacular artwork, doxxed veteran developers, and a great community, it’s hard to ignore these trend-setters. Besides, who could turn down a pickle with sunglasses?