NFTs of Blockchain Gaming: KOGs on WAX 1st Edition '80s' Collection

NFTs of Blockchain Gaming: KOGs on WAX 1st Edition '80s' Collection


Part 6 of 9: Defining 354 80s KOG Borders, Designs, and Rarities

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Foil Rare ‘Retro’ KOG with Pink Border #17

A few days before the sale of 1st Edition KOGs on WAX NFTs, this collectors’ guide went live. But the world had no way of knowing actual figures until after the 3-hour sales window closed forever.

In other words, this series goes deeper into specific KOGs details. And by the time it’s over, we’ll have examined 112 different non-fungible tokens. But instead of making an enormous post that makes you scroll down a squillion times, this series divides the entire collection into nine distinct sets.

KOGs Starter Packs contain 25 KOGs, and Booster Packs include 6 — both are (maybe) still selling on AtomicHub. With a total of 6,622 and 6,183 respective packs sold or reserved for giveaways, only 202, 648 1st Edition KOGs NFTs will ever exist.

Now that packs are tearing open — 63% so far — and NFTs are minting to the WAX Blockchain, the secondary market is taking shape.

Amassing 1 of all 3,414 1st Edition KOGs is a challenge for even the most active collectors! But how will you even know what piques your interest without a first-hand look?

Well, you’re in luck because that’s what this 9-part series can help you with.

Part 1: 1st Edition Slammers

Part 2: Staff Collection

Part 3: 8-Bit Collection

Part 4: Space Military Collection

Part 5: 90s Collection


Kickin’ it Old-School

No Internet. No smartphones. And it wasn’t until 1989 that Nintendo gave us the Game Boy. How’d we ever survive those early days?

Since we didn’t know any better, it was great! Plus, video games were everywhere. Of the 10 designs in the KOGs 1st Edition 80s set, five represent locations:

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Each spot tended to have video game cabinets willing to take your quarters. But the first on the list always had the best titles …

KOG #51: Arcade

Just like its physical counterparts, the Arcade KOG is Ultra-Rare.

Border Types

  • Cerulean Sky — black, blue, snow
  • Console Gray — white, black, gray
  • Digital Dawn — black, maroon, gold
  • Jeweled Earth — tan, maroon, black
  • Neon — purple, pink, blue
  • Peach Dreams — gray, black, pink
  • Pineapple — black, yellow, green
  • Royal Orange — black, purple, orange
  • Scorched Earth — black, olive, pumpkin
  • Sirens — black, red, blue
  • Striped Amber — brown, orange, black
  • Sunset — red, pink, purple, blue

Staying in line with the gaming theme, here’s how one looks dressed in a Console Gray border:

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Ultra-Rare ‘Arcade’ KOG with Console Gray Border

Pull a quarter out of your denim jacket then pop it on the machine to let everyone know you’ve got next. You’d be hard-pressed to find any arcades these days, but the Arcade KOG is eternally open for play.

Standard Variations: 12
Foil Variations: 12
Total Variations: 24

4 Rare 80s NFTs

Dropping a rarity level means changing up the borders. And we’ve got four Rare KOGs in the 80s collection.

Rare Border Types: #13–18

Rare Border Colors

  • Black
  • Blood Orange
  • Pink
  • White

First up is an ’80s relic that still lives on to this day …

KOG #52: Food Court

What’s it going to be tonight? A plate of unoriginal Asian, Italian, or Mexican? How about a corn dog and lemonade served by a teenager in an oversized striped hat?

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Rare ‘Food Court’ KOG with Blood Orange Border #14

Grab a greasy slice of pizza with cardboard crust as you soak up the Food Court KOG’s warm neon lights.

Standard Variations: 24
Foil Variations: 24
Total Variations: 48
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 72

KOG #53: Retro

Neon was a popular look in the ’80s. From lighting to furniture and ultra-bright clothing, nothing could escape the neon glow.

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Rare ‘Retro’ KOG with Pink Border #18

The Retro KOG follows suit and basks in a vivid neon sunset, dreaming of illuminated 90° turns all across the grid.

Standard Variations: 24
Foil Variations: 24
Total Variations: 48
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 120

KOG #54: Home Console

Green pipes set atop red bricks are immediately recognizable as a classic of at-home entertainment.

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Rare ‘Home Console’ KOG with White Border #15

If you were the proud owner of the gaming machine displayed in the Home Console KOG, the chances are high that you chased many a mushroom into bottomless pits.

Standard Variations: 24
Foil Variations: 24
Total Variations: 48
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 168

 

KOG #55: Movie Theater

Back in the early ’80s, if it wasn’t on cable — riddled with edits and commercials — you enjoyed the loud darkness of a local matinee.

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Rare ‘Movie Theater’ KOG with Black Border #13

The most expensive popcorn and candy you’ll ever buy is found only in theaters. But the smart money smuggles their snacks into the Movie Theater KOG.

Standard Variations: 24
Foil Variations: 24
Total Variations: 48
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 216

Uncommon 80s KOGs

Border colors are less dramatic and varied now that we’re in a new category of rarity.

Uncommon Border Types

  • #19–21

Uncommon Border Colors

  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Teal
  • Yellow

The first KOG on the Uncommon level is a breakthrough in portable electronics …

KOG #56: Cassette Player

The ’80s delivered the power to leave the house with your favorite tape playing from your hip. Mobile tunes are still the greatest!

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Uncommon ‘Cassette Player’ KOG with Teal Border #19

Get on your bike, press play on your Cassette Player KOG, and listen to Midnight Oil all the way to Peter’s house.

Standard Variations: 15
Foil Variations: 15
Total Variations: 30
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 246

KOG #57: Robokog

Playing the lead role in an elite robotic police force, he’s more than just another KOG in the machine.

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Uncommon ‘Robokog’ KOG with Yellow Border #21

His friends call him Murphy, but you can call him Robokog.

Standard Variations: 15
Foil Variations: 15
Total Variations: 30
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 276

KOG #58: Home Computer

PC gaming began with slow-moving, super-pixelated sprites on minuscule monitors. But that didn’t hinder their sheer awesomeness!

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Uncommon ‘Home Computer’ KOG with Red Border #20

You can read into the screen's acronym all you want but I know it as Nakamoto's Gaming Machine. The Home Computer KOG is a genuine retro throwback — just look at the picture hanging on the wall!

Standard Variations: 15
Foil Variations: 15
Total Variations: 30
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 306

Common NFTs, Rare Venues

We’re down to the set’s last two pieces, and now the borders get the thinnest. And good luck trying to find either of these places in real life! Sure, they still exist, but their numbers are way down.

Common Border Types: #22–24

Common Border Colors

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Light Blue
  • Turquoise

The first location is where you put eight wheels into motion …

KOG #59: Roller Rink

The music was loud, and the denim was omnipresent — the rink was the spot for a teenage date. There were video games, junk food, and funky lights. What’s not to like? Beware of the out of control noobs!

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Common ‘Roller Rink’ KOG with Blue Border #24

Try as you might to change its direction, the Roller Rink KOG only spins counterclockwise.

Standard Variations: 12
Foil Variations: 12
Total Variations: 24
All 80s KOG Variations Running Total: 330

KOG #60: Laser Tag

Put on your chunky helmet and grab a toy blaster — the Laser Tag KOG is ready for a battle of light beams.

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Common ‘Laser Tag’ KOG with Green Border #23

The action is fast, and the environment is funkadelic. Always aim for the chest!

Standard Variations: 12
Foil Variations: 12
Total Variations: 24

Total 1st Edition ‘80s’ Combinations Across All 10 Designs: 354


Wrapping Up

We owe a lot of our current tech to experimental pioneers from decades long gone. And this set captures an accurate sampling of the era’s pop culture.

The upcoming KOGs games will see players pit their NFTs against one another in phone-to-phone tournaments, and much more. The KOGs roadmap is here, and a lot is going on over the next six to seven months.

The 1st Edition 80s collection marks the end of the era-themed sets. But we’ll pick up this series with KOG #61 from the massive ‘Countries’ set.

See you back here soon when we travel all around the globe!

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