Pinkfong, the company behind “Baby Shark” – aka the song with the most-viewed videos across YouTube – has announced an NFT project called “Baby Shark: Collection No. 2”. The NFTs in the collection, 10,000 of them all, will feature generative art from the titular baby shark and the rest of his shark family. Generative NFT boring apps are like yacht clubs, where a collection consists of a variety of random traits.
When I first heard this news, two thoughts came to my mind at once (using my entire daily allotment):
- please tell me they are not trying to sell nfts to kids
So, yeah, this is clearly going to be the second set of NFTs featuring Brooklyn (TIL, that’s Baby Shark’s name) and his family. The first was announced late last year and sold out immediately, according to Pinkfong. I regret to inform you that people have spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on these NFTs even though the initial sale took place in December 2021. Just before the NFT market started to decline, according to NonFungible’s market tracker. Sadly, that probably means there are some Baby Shark bag holders out there.
As far as the question is whether Pinkfong is trying to pique the interest of kids in this… I’m not really sure where I will reach on that. Its roadmap (which, yes, includes “Baby Shark’s footprint and evolving universe in the metaverse”) seems to be written for a lot of investors and adults alike. Nevertheless, it also depends on your willingness to learn and care about the “Baby Shark” characters and be part of the community. This isn’t something I see to be true for most adults, although I guess I could always be wrong about it.
what is sure No NFT.NYC has a “Baby Shark” party for kids that Pinkfong will use to celebrate their second round of NFTs. The company describes the event as a “night of great entertainment, music and networking” and let me tell you; I’m absolutely dying to know what kind of networking is going on at the party for “Baby Shark” NFTs. Am I too eager to endure NFT.NYC to find out? Well, unfortunately, I’m too busy to do anything else that day (plus, you know, I wasn’t invited for some reason). but if you Lastly, please email me to let me know how it was.
If you missed our Baby Shark party in Austin, don’t worry, we’ll be growing up in NYC next week!
Our party, Baby Shark Night @ The Nolcha Show: NFT Edition, is going down during next Monday 6/20 at https://t.co/tEgGxaSihf.
This event is invitation only, so DM us for more info! , pic.twitter.com/xXRXHL99A9
— baby shark nft (@nft_babyshark) 15 June 2022
I certainly wouldn’t say this invite is geared towards kids.
When it comes down to it, you won’t hear any judgment from me about the adults who personally decide to buy into the “Baby Shark” NXT bandwagon when this collection arrives later this year. (Not because I don’t judge people for buying NFTs, but because I usually do it quietly.) But Pinkfong’s website says the company is all about “defining the first moments of childhood.” Parents, please – don’t define your children’s first moments with speculative property.