What do a snowman and dachshund have in common?
The Olympic Games Munich 1972 saw the introduction of the first-ever official Olympic Games mascot, an adorable dachshund named Waldi. From then on, each edition of the Olympic Games featured a new official mascot related to the host region. The following Olympic Winter Games, held in Innsbruck, Austria in 1976 introduced Schneemandl, a Tryolean snowman - the first official Olympic Winter Games mascot.
The Mascot Pin is randomly chosen from eight Waldi variants, a rarer Waldi variant, or a Schneemandl Pin. The Waldi variants differ by their striped color arrangement. Both Schneemandl and Waldi are part of the Mascots Set. To complete the box, five Pictogram Pins will be randomly chosen from an assortment of 20.
- Box Drops: Tuesday, June 22 at 11:00 PDT (UTC -7)
- Box Costs: $24.00
- Box Rarity: Rare
- Pins Per Box: 1 Rare Pin, 5 Common Pins
- Possible variants of pins: 10 Rare, 20 Common
- Unique Mints*:
- Rare Pins: 5,844 each of 8 Waldi Mascot Pin variants, 3,439 of a rarer Waldi variant, 4,813 Schneemandl Mascot Pins
- Common Pins: 18,700 each
*10% of the Boxes and Pins reserved for service and community purposes
Available Pins in this Box
Rare Pins (5,843/5,844 each, differentiated by color scheme)
Rarest Waldi Pin Variant (3,439 mintings)
Common Pins (18,700 each)
Fun Facts Related to this Drop
- The Olympic Games Munich 1972 featured a marathon course patterned after Waldi’s design.
- Schneemandl means “Snowman” in English. Schneemandl wears a Tyrolean, a typical hat worn in the region of Innsbruck.
- Plenty of snow fell for the Olympic Games Innsbruck 1976, giving Schneemandl a reputation as a good-luck charm.
- Boxes are available for pre-sale starting Tuesday, June 22 at 11:00 PDT (UTC -7) and will be available to open at a later date.
- Pins within each Box are randomized. It’s possible to get multiples of the same Pin in one Box.
- Placement in the queue does not assure the ability to buy Boxes.
- Collectors can obtain unique and officially licensed NFT Olympic Pins in three ways:
- Purchasing assorted boxes on nWayPlay.com.
- Purchasing specific pins directly from other collectors on the nWayPlay Marketplace, launching later this year.
- Earning them free of charge by playing a real-time Olympic-themed competitive video game connected to nWayPlay, to be launched in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
- NFT Olympic Pins use Flow’s Proof of Stake blockchain, which has dramatically lower energy consumption than Proof of Work-driven alternatives.