The Simpsons Features BAYC & Other OG NFTs on Comic Con Poster

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San Diego, California, hosted its annual Comic Con event this past weekend — and fans of the long-running American comedy cartoon The Simpsons were in for a special treat.

According to a tweet from The Simpsons official account, fans who visited booth #4299 received a free mini-poster featuring popular Simpsons characters and, to many people’s surprise, three blue non-fungible token characters.

Besides the personalities from the Simpsons like Homer, Bart, Marge, and Lisa — the posters also featured a Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, and Doodles NFTs, respectively.

The poster is an advertisement for the upcoming ‘Treehouse of Horror XXXIV’ episode returning later this fall, causing many to speculate that the NFT collections will make an appearance in the episode.

Unsurprisingly, the poster sparked excitement in the NFT community and on Crypto Twitter, with one Twitter user suggesting the poster was more evidence that NFT culture has hit the mainstream.

This isn’t the first time The Simpsons has been involved in Web3. The show has referenced cryptocurrencies several times in recent years. And in a episode from March this year, Marge was seen wearing a pair of earrings with the Bitcoin logo. Also, near the end of 2021, The Simpsons worked with the NFT platform VEVE to launch a themed NFT blind box.

San Diego Comic Con is annual event that took place this past weekend from July 20th to July 23rd. Last year, over 135,000 people attended the convention, with many dressed in the wardrobes of their favorite comic book heroes and TV and film personalities.

NFTs in TV and Film

For fans of NFTs and The Simpsons, the poster is an exciting teaser of things yet to come. But The Simpsons isn’t the only TV show to make use of the nascent technology recently. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve covered several stories about NFTs working their way into television and film. Here are the top stories.

First, five months ago, Fox approved a third season for “Krapopolis,” an NFT-based animated television show from Dan Harmon. The show is set to premier on Fox during the fall and winter TV season that bridges 2023 and 2024.

Next, nine months ago, the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” announced the drop of a set of ‘Game of Thrones’ NFTs on the Web3 platform Nifty’s. The new NFTs will let fans build a virtual realm by collecting customizable avatars inspired by different characters from the series.

Lastly, about a year ago, Hello Sunshine, the production company from actress Reese Witherspoon, partnered with World of Women to adapt WoW NFTs into film and television. Though no dates have been set for a project release, the company plans to create films and shows that educate women about Web3 topics like NFTs and crypto.

The Simpsons fans will have to wait until the fall to see if their favorite NFTs appear in the spooky, Halloween-themed episode. If they do, we can be certain the NFT community will erupt in excitement once again. At Rarity Sniper, we’ll be on the lookout for any developments in the story.