SuperPlastic Delayed Its Bored Ape Yacht Club Vinyl Figure Drop. Here's What We Know:
Superplastic announced that it is delaying its Bored Ape Yacht Club release to April.
“BAYC and Superplastic Fam! We are so hyped to bring the BAYC Vinyl to life, and in anticipation of making this drop as f*cking rad as possible, we are going to be moving back the release date to April to give both teams time to let this shit BLOW YER MINDZ.”
While they did not give a specifc date in April, they did say that the delay would be “not as long as you think,” to a disappointed Bored Ape.
As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, The BAYC announced a collaboration with Superplastic earlier this year.
“Stoked to announce that we have a toy in the works with the wizards over at @superplastic,” The BAYC tweeted on January 13th, along with a photo announcing the partnership.
Shortly after the collaboration was announced, Superplastic tweeted a photo of Bored Ape #6894 and announced that the primate would be the “Official ape for the Boredapeyc XSUPERPLASTIC Vinyl figure.”
Bored Ape #6984 is a seven-trait black fur ape with a seaman’s hat and a Vietnam era jacket. Superplastic purchased Bored Ape #6984 for 75.8 Eth, according to Opensea data.
Superplastic, is a character-based product and entertainment company that creates limited edition art toys, apparel, games, and animation founded in 2017 by Paul Budnitz, according to Crunchbase.
Superplastic’s collaboration with the Bored Ape Yacht Club is part of the company’s “SUPERPLASTIC NFT Roadmap,” according to its’ website.
“Join the ever-evolving adventures of part-time art thieves and full-time f%ck ups Janky & Guggimon as they attempt to get rich and famous while avoiding a lifetime in Rikers,” Superplastic wrote on its website. “Along the way they’ll drop rare NFTs, limited-edition toys, rad giveaways, and insane metaverse & IRL awesomeness.”
Some of the “insane metaverse& IRL awesomness” in the roadmap includes collaborations with Paris Hilton, Gucci and the BAYC.
Since the delay, Superplastic has updated its roadmap and said that there will be more than one type of toy in the BAYC drop.
"SuperPlastic is producing the first official Bored Ape Yacht Club vinyl figurines," the brand's roadmap sates. "This will include multiple colorways& special editions for our communities. More details coming soon!"
The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow this collaboration and let you know when more information becomes available.
Apes who are interested in checking finding out more about Superplastic can check out their website here: https://superplastic.co