NFTs of Blockchain Gaming: KOGs on WAX 1st Edition '90s' Collection

NFTs of Blockchain Gaming: KOGs on WAX 1st Edition '90s' Collection


Part 5 of 9: Defining 330 90s KOG Borders, Designs, and Rarities

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Foil Rare ‘Super Shower’ KOG with Blood Orange Border #13

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 dives 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 — 62% 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! How will you even know what piques your interest without a first-hand look?

Well, you’re in luck because this 9-part series can help you out.

Part 1: 1st Edition Slammers

Part 2: Staff Collection

Part 3: 8-Bit Collection

Part 4: Space Military Collection


Triple-Decade Rewind

A typical ’90s night-in meant a trip to Blockbuster Video while listening to some grunge or gangsta rap in your car’s cassette player. Better rewind that VHS so as not to get slapped with a fee!

You might be sporting a dark long-sleeve flannel shirt, or maybe Kris Kross convinced you it’s cool to wear your clothes backward.

Ten designs in the KOGs 90s set equates to one per year of the decade that birthed some of the world’s most iconic video game series, including Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, and Tekken.

Do you see the K theme at play in all those game titles? Is that just a koincidence? Probably knot!

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And the first KOG in this series showcases a fitting design …


KOG #41: KOG Collection

The Ultra-Rare kickoff to the 90s set displays only the finest border varieties:

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

To give you an example of what these exquisite borders look like, I assigned each border a number then tossed them into a random number generator. And the gods of randomness choose … #4

The Pineapple and Cerulean Sky fans might say I rigged the drawing, but I can assure you it was 100% fair.

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Ultra-Rare ‘KOG Collection’ KOG with Neon Border

The KOG Collection KOG pays homage to POGs, the physical version that inspired the game’s rebirth as digital collectibles.

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

3 Rare Years

You might be able to recall the ’90s and identify three years that stood out among the rest. Here’s a sample of how the next pieces in the series will appear on your screen:

Rare Border Types: #13–18

Rare Border Colors

  • Black
  • Blood Orange
  • Pink
  • White

First up is a memory of old school console gaming…

KOG #42: KOG Station

Sony’s top-loading disc system with oversized buttons was a ’90s staple. Sure, the graphics were pixelated, but that never stopped any video game from showing you a good time.

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Rare ‘KOG Station’ KOG with White Border #15

Grab some drinks and snacks to get ready for a quiet evening at home with the KOG Station KOG.

Standard Variations: 24
Foil Variations: 24
Total Variations: 48
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 72

KOG #43: Super Shower

Kids in the ’90s loved their dangerous lawn darts and slip-n-slides. But one of the safer activities was filling plastic blasters with gallons of water and getting into water wars with the entire neighborhood.

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Rare ‘Super Shower’ KOG with Pink Border #16

Put the Super Shower KOG in your NFT stash and try not to get super soaked.

Standard Variations: 24
Foil Variations: 24
Total Variations: 48
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 120

KOG #44: 90s Mix Tape

Making a mixtape for someone was one of the most overt ways to unveil your secret crush.

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Rare ’90s Mix Tape’ KOG with Black Border #18

The 90s Mix Tape KOG is a Rare collection of hits showing love for an entire decade.

Standard Variations: 24
Foil Variations: 24
Total Variations: 48
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 168

Uncommon 90s KOGs

Now that we’ve descended in rarity, the next pieces display unique border styles and colors:

Uncommon Border Types

  • #19–21

Uncommon Border Colors

  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Teal
  • Yellow

The first Uncommon 90s KOG gives gamers the power to play on the go …

KOG #45: Play Dude

Maybe your machine never left the house, or perhaps you brought it with you everywhere — there’s no resisting the childhood draw of portable gaming.

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Uncommon ‘Play Dude’ KOG with Red Border #21

Now we can just play on our phones, and thankfully, the Play Dude KOG is forward compatible.

Standard Variations: 15
Foil Variations: 15
Total Variations: 30
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 198

KOG #46: Best Friends

The Best Friends KOG soaks in views from the balcony after visiting the coffee shop for the 7th time that day.

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Uncommon ‘Best Friends’ KOG with Teal Border #19

Be sure to keep in touch with your buds Rachel and Phoebe, Monica and Ross, Chandler, and Joey — because they’ll be there for you.

Standard Variations: 15
Foil Variations: 15
Total Variations: 30
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 228

KOG #47: Snappers

Stick out an arm so the Snappers KOG can wrap itself around your wrist with an air of magic.

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Uncommon ‘Snappers” KOG with Yellow Border #20

Careful not to use it upside down or else you’re in for a rigid slap instead of a colorful wrap!

Standard Variations: 15
Foil Variations: 15
Total Variations: 30
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 258

90s Commons

Three pieces in the 90s collection dwell at the bottom of the rarity scale.

Common Border Types: #22–24

Common Border Colors

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Light Blue
  • Turquoise

The first Common KOG is the 90s set wants to put some dip in your hip …

KOG #48: Boom Box

Drop-in your mixtape, crank the volume to 11, share your love of music — welcome or not — with everyone on the block.

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Common ‘Boom Box’ KOG with Blue Border #22

Put on your dancing sneakers, pop the Boom Box KOG on your shoulder, and hit the turbo bass!

Standard Variations: 12
Foil Variations: 12
Total Variations: 24
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 282

KOG #49: Fire Wheels

The rims are spinning, and the wheels are hot on this NFT.

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Common ‘Fire Wheels’ KOG with Green Border #23

Representing the rugged toy cars you used to drive all over the house, the Fire Wheels KOG is lowriding all over the blockchain.

Standard Variations: 12
Foil Variations: 12
Total Variations: 24
All 90s KOG Variations Running Total: 306

KOG #50: Graffiti

What was commonplace in the ’90s still applies today. Big cities’ urban areas aren’t complete without a smattering of the Graffiti KOG.

A ‘Catism Clique’ cloud calls-out the creator’s crafty crew:

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Foil Common ‘Graffiti’ KOG with Light Blue Border #25

Granted, some tagging is grotesquely out of place and atrociously illegible. But don’t forget it’s also a form of art in its own right.

When you see a professional mural on the side of a building, you can’t help but think, “damn, someone did that with spray paint!?”

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

Total 1st Edition ‘90s’ Combinations Across All 10 Designs: 330


Wrapping Up

The ’90s were an exciting decade, and it’s fun to reminisce about good times spent with good people. Some are still in your life, while others are long gone. But the memory remains!

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

Yes, the ’90s were fabulous, but the ’80s were a different animal. And for now, I urge you to chill until the next episode — we’ll kick it off with KOG #51 from the ‘80s’ set.

See you back here soon when we rewind the tape even further!


KOGs on WAX Resources

Buy & Trade KOGs
Open Your Sealed Booster and Starter Packs
Collection Explorer
Open/Unopen Pack Data
Live Sales Feed for All WAX NFTs (not exclusive to KOGs)

 

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