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We were one of the first NFT communities to feature our collections in Times Square New York on one of the most high definition screens in existence and on 09/03/21 the Lucky Maneki community acquired/inherited the Lucky Maneki NFT collection brand.
Our products range from NFT collections, play to earn arcade games, world class whiskey, and beyond. Find out more about our community DAO and what we’re up to below.
On 06/03/21, 14,159 beautiful Lucky Manekis were minted that inhabit the legendary world of Luckeania. The intricate art collectibles are modeled after a Japanese lucky cat. No one is sure of their origin, but these magical creatures possess energies of good fortune and prosperity. The first 40 born are known as the Epic Manekis and they have the most impressive luck.
They hold the most power because all their traits are perfectly aligned: head, body, background, and accessories have come together in harmony. 14,119 Lucky Manekis inherited the lucky forces of their Epic ancestors, but in a wide variety of traits and properties! Their randomized mutations have made some rarer than others. There are 410 unique properties and they are broken down into categories: explicit rarities and implicit rarities. Explicit rarities are detailed on each NFT and are visible to all collectors. Implicit rarities must be found with a careful attention to detail in the beautiful and diverse artwork.
On 08/05/21 the newest member of the Maneki Family was introduced! There were 11,358 minted Maneki Avatars. Randomized, free minting (not including gas) ran from August 23 thru 30, 2021. For every Maneki a collector owned, they earned 1 minted Avatar. So what’s their story? Think Original Manekis, but designed as a true Profile Picture (PFP).
There are 8 total different traits: background, clothes, collar, eyes, hat, mouth, paw and skin. Also make sure to take your Maneki Gang to the new community Discord Photo Booth for fun skin and background customizations. Examples are Halloween themed and Super Nintendo 16-bit skins.
Challenges are a way for you to utilize your collection to compete for big rewards. Each challenge has specific requirements, if you meet those requirements, you can win a Rare, Legendary, or Diamond Lucky Maneki NFT.
The first Challenge was launched on 07/10/21 and were rebooted on 10/08/21 with many different exciting, new formats. The Treasure Quest that will open Pirate Maneki’s treasure chest will be launched before the end of 2021. The exact launch will depend on the timing of the tech development.
Legendary Challenges: These fierce cats are extremely tricky to coax out of their hiding places. But if successful, they are sure to bring good fortune to their collector. A collector must act accurately and quickly in a Legendary Challenge. Only the first few to complete the Legendary Challenge will acquire these Manekis’ good fortune. Legendary Challenges are typically announced every 1–2 months on the Lucky Maneki’s Discord and website.
Rare Challenges: Rare Manekis are sneaky like their Legendary cousins, but are relatively easier to win. Rare prizes were won through a randomized raffle after collectors complete the requirements of a Rare Challenge. The latest Rare Manekis were won after collectors with the matching required traits competed in a single elimination tournament. You can see the results of the battle in the #tournaments discord channel.
On 11/18/21 the Lucky Maneki community did a groundbreaking airdrop to all Lucky Maneki NFT, Maneki Gang NFT or Non-Fungible Fork NFT holders.
The developer @sreyemnayr, who is also working on the upcoming Maneki Arcade mobile app, designed a game on the Polygon Network. It’s playable directly on OpenSea via desktop or mobile. People earned 1 game for each of the 3 different qualified NFT collections, so someone could earn a maximum of 3 free games per wallet. People’s high scores of the game are displayed right on the NFT.
The game works like this: An adorable Maneki cat is running along a two-dimensional obstacle course. With the tap of a mouse or screen, the cat jumps over cliffs. The farther the cat goes, the faster the game’s pace picks up. Fun additions to the game keep getting added, like music and a crisper background. Did you notice the background? Yup, that’s Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.
$CATNIP Utility Token
The pseudo-staking distribution period started on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 12 am EST and it’ll end on January 1, 2022 at 12am EST. We will announce several claiming periods throughout the 90 days, including a final claiming period in January 2022.
During these 90 days, the community will vote on tokenomics. The DAO will launch at the end of the 90 days, and token rewards will be back-calculated per the voted on tokenomics. These percentage rewards will be distributed accordingly, weighted by quantity owned + multipliers. From there we will move to on-chain staking.
All unlisted (not for sale) Lucky Maneki & Maneki Gang NFT’s will be deemed pseudo-staked. All you have to do (literally) is not list your Manekis for sale. That’s it. Voila. Pseudo-staked.
What are the Lucky Maneki Collection Multipliers?
Epic Lucky Maneki: 10x, Diamond Challenge: 4.5x, Legendary Challenge: 4x, Rare Challenge: 3.5x, Matching Sets: 3x, Five of a Kind* Implicit Traits: 2.5x, Four of a Kind* Implicit Traits: 2.25x, Three of a Kind* Implicit Traits: 2x.
Maneki Voxel Collection
The Maneki Voxel NFTs will be used for a Play-to-Earn Game that will be released after the Voxel Collection. The design of the game will be a battle kart with the Maneki’s raised paw being able to throw items and take on awesome superpowers.
Maneki Arcade App
This is the Lucky Maneki community hangout. The Maneki Arcade lets you play games developed by community members around the world. Just like an arcade, you pay your token, play the game and get the chance to win some real, badass prizes.
Lucky Maneki Coffee
On 11/09/21 Lucky Maneki announced a new partnership with a high-end artisan coffee roaster called Weird Brothers Coffee to create a white label Lucky Maneki Coffee. @Street81 toured the Weird Brothers Coffee’s facility in Northern Virginia.
The first release of the coffee will be a limited edition of only 777 lbs. of 16oz bags of coffee. @TacoD created the label this release with our new logo, an Epic Original Lucky Maneki, a coffee mug with the $CATNIP symbol and a QR Code linking to our website. Lucky Maneki Coffee went on pre-sale on 11/18/21 and will delivered before the end of November.
The white label coffee is a custom blend of some of the finest coffee beans from Ethiopia, Colombia and Guatemala. In the Cup the lucky coffee drinker will find subtle floral, berry notes with a smooth citrus and nutty praline finish.
As the rightful owner of a Lucky Maneki NFT you are granted an unlimited, worldwide, exclusive, license to use, copy, and display the purchased art for commercial use.
The Lucky Maneki guardians are all non-anonymous contributors to the decentralized project. Some are paid by the DAO, others are fully volunteers. Without these folks, this project would cease to exist.
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