Just days after the Bored Ape NFT collection went up for auction for $24.4 million, another colorful collection will be available on the ENVOY Network. Titled “Alien Samurai Dino Warriors,” the project is a collaboration between chart-topping EDM DJ Dimitri “Vegas” Thivaios and Batman movie producer Michael Uslan.
As a prelude to Thivaios’ upcoming graphic novel series of the same name, the exclusive Alien Samurai Dino Warriors NFT series will introduce the world to an elite team of dinosaurs well-versed in the Samurai code. As ENVOY’s third NFT offering, the series comes on the heels of the platform’s launch of Decentraboard, the cryptocurrency industry’s first NFT-curated billboard.
Superstar DJ meets Samurai Dino
Dmitri Thivaios is better known as one of the world’s leading EDM DJs, thanks to his collaboration with brother Michael. Under the name Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, the duo have headlined numerous festivals and held DJ residencies in Ibiza, collaborating with the likes of Fatboy Slim, Armin van Buuren and David Guetta. Now, though, “Vegas” is turning his attention to what he calls the DinoVerse.
“Dino Warriors is very special to me, it’s inspired by my love and passion for 80s comics and cartoons,” the DJ reveals.” I’ve been developing this project for a long time, so turning it into a NFT-powered, groundbreaking ENVOY network of power is very exciting. It allows us to turn these NFTs into the key to unlocking amazing content and being more than just an asset.”
Interestingly, Thivaios is also part of the supergroup 3 Are Legend, alongside Like Mike and American DJ Steve Aoki, who launched his own NFT series Dream Catcher earlier this year.To realize his idea for Dinosaur Warrior, Thivaios turned to Emmy Award-winning film and TV producer Michael Uslan, whose credits include all of the Batman titles since Tim Burton’s 1989 reboot.
While many elements of the DinoVerse are being kept under wraps until the graphic novel of the same name is published early next year, the upcoming NFT line includes five moving 3D statues of the dinosaur warriors as well as a number of collectible trading cards. Meanwhile, collector tiers are divided into Diamond, Gold, Silver and Community.
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In addition to Uslan, the creative team behind Alien Samurai’s dinosaur warriors includes acclaimed comic book artist Eric Burnham (Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Marvel Comics editor Heather Antos.
Reflecting on her work with Thivaios and others, Antos said.
“It’s always exciting to work with creators who are passionate. There are few creators I’ve met that can match Dimitri’s passion for comics. Dinosaur Warrior is the perfect mix of action and whimsy and is sure to appeal to readers old and new. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this great team.”
The graphic novel NFT series, scheduled to launch later in September, comes at a time when NFT is booming: in the last month of August alone, sales exceeded $1 billion. It’s no wonder that the ENVOY Network recently managed to secure $2.5 million in funding from a group of seasoned investors.