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Official Star Wars NFTs are coming

source-logo  en.cryptonomist.ch 13 October 2022 10:30, UTC

Big news from the Star Wars universe: for the first time an officially licensed Star Wars IP will be represented as NFTs.

Indeed, on 27 October Supremacy Games will launch the officially licensed collection on the Ethereum blockchain, offering fans of the space saga a unique opportunity to purchase original Stormtrooper-themed NFTs

The collection will include 10,000 NFTs, and the initial sale of Stormtroopers, or Imperial soldiers, will be open to all citizens of most countries, except US residents.


Who are the Stormtroopers?

Loyal to Emperor Palpatine, they were the primary core of the assault corps operating on the totality of planets under imperial control, as well as recruits trained in the various academies scattered throughout the Empire.

Stormtrooper training was accompanied by indoctrination of Imperial ideology. In addition, each stormtrooper was particularly close to the Emperor. 

This was significant in that tensions existed between the Emperor and the Moffs of the Imperial Fleet Section. 

In fact, many units had been sent to the Death Star to check on the situation, along with Darth Vader.

Stormtroopers are the soldiers who fought for the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. 

At the end of the Clone Wars, Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, transformed the democratic government into an autocratic regime, the First Galactic Empire. 

Imperial Soldiers participated in the suppression of the Jedi Order. 

In the new regime, stormtroopers were under the leadership of imperial officials and governors.

During the Galactic Civil War, the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader commanded a battalion of Imperial Soldiers who served him faithfully, called Legion 501. 

With these troops, Vader captured Tantive IV, a corvette belonging to Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan above the planet Tatooine, just before the Battle of Yavin.

The stormtroopers were still active about 30 years after the Battle of Endor. At this time they were affiliated with a faction known as the First Order, which also resorted to the practice of abducting infants to be destined for military life; previously the First Order had remained Imperial fanatics.

Stormtrooper-themed Star Wars NFTs coming soon

The NFTs will be launched through a collaboration between Tyranno Studios and Supremacy Games, a Helsinki-based Web3 game studio.

The 10,000 NFT Stormtroopers (i.e., Imperial soldiers), which will go on sale, will give access to future drops of other Shepperton Studios designs and will be used as playable characters in an upcoming metaverse game.

Fans of the legendary space saga will be able to sport the iconic Imperial soldiers’ paraphernalia as their profile picture and use it in an upcoming game.

Coming soon, to a galaxy not so far away.

Learn the lives of the Stormtroopers. Collect, trade, and support the Stormtroopers with these iconic NFTs.

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— Original Stormtrooper NFT (@StormTrooperNFT) October 12, 2022

About Tyranno Studios and Supremacy Games

Tyranno Studios is the company that partnered with Sony Pictures and AMC Theaters to distribute the official NFTs for Spider-Man: No Way Home. It has helped bring many other global brands to the Web3 through the WAX blockchain, including Street Fighter, NASCAR and Atari.

Supremacy Games is the leading publisher of functional NFTs: NFT games, mobile games, and unique limited-edition NFT collectibles. 

The company combines expertise in mobile games, cryptocurrency, and intellectual property to create NFT games with global reach. Supremacy Games is based in Helsinki, Finland, and has team members in Finland, Poland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Croatia.

Jari Pauna CEO of Supremacy Games said: 

“Back when the first Stormtroopers were first produced, nearly half a century ago, Web3 technology would have seemed like something from a Sci-Fi movie. Now, thanks to our agreement with Shepperton Design Studios, fans of the Original Stormtrooper can own their very own digital version of this uniquely recognizable character.”

Indeed, Shepperton Design Studios (SDS) is committed to producing the highest quality helmets, armor, and props available and ensuring that their licensed products are authentic replicas of the Stormtrooper costume first produced by Andrew Ainsworth in 1976 for the first Star Wars film.

It is Andrew Ainsworth who helped create the iconic Stormtrooper costume in 1976 and the one who still reviews all designs for Original Stormtrooper products, ensuring high levels of accuracy and authenticity for everything produced under license, including a wide range of products available worldwide. Anyone purchasing this NFT collection can, therefore, be assured that the digital representation is totally faithful to the original.

Michael Rubinelli, Chief Gaming Officer of Tyranno Studios, said in a commentary: 

“We’re delighted to be helping Supremacy and Shepperton Design Studios bring the iconic Original Stormtrooper designs to fans of the franchise and present them in an entirely new way to a new demographic. The addition of future utility in an upcoming game makes this drop even more remarkable.”

Tyranno Studios, formerly WAX Studios, is made up of Web3 pioneers and game industry veterans, specializing in building games, utility-based NFTs, and first-rate Web3 products on different ecosystems and blockchain platforms.

Tyranno’s team is responsible for billions of dollars in gross revenue and has a proven track record of producing highly successful multi-chain games, tools, services and digital assets for the mass market.

Tyranno Studios also works with major consumer brands, including Mattel, Hasbro, Funko, and NASCAR, to create and distribute superior vIRL™ NFT collections to the mass market.