The Sandbox and 11:11 Media to launch Paris Hilton’s Avatar Collection
5,555 unique avatars playable in The Sandbox featuring iconic Paris Hilton-themed traits will launch on 31 May 2023 as this summer’s first highly-anticipated collection
HONG KONG – 22 May 2023 – The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, and 11:11 Media, Paris Hilton’s next-gen media company, today announced a new metaverse avatar collection based on Paris Hilton. The collection launches on 31 May 2023 and features a special subset of eleven special 1-of-1 hand-crafted NFTs granting holders exclusive access to a free ticket to the sold-out Paris: Live in Concert on 7 June 2023 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
A true celebration of the style and innovation of Paris Hilton, the long-awaited collection comprises 5,555 fully unique NFT avatars, each playable in The Sandbox. The visually stunning avatars feature Paris’s iconic haute couture gowns, famous Halloween costumes, and signature accessories that range from DJ headphones to Sliving gloves and fantastical fairy wings. Avatars will be sold for 100 SAND each and minting will run on a first-come-first-serve basis. 11:11 Media wants the avatars to serve as an encouraging reminder for fans to embrace self-expression, celebrate their individuality, and let their inner Paris shine.
The Paris Hilton avatar collection will be released in three waves, each hosted on The Sandbox’s dedicated drop page:
Allowlist mint wave 1 - 31 May 2023, 2pm UTC / 6am PST / 9am EST
Dedicated to Paris Hilton’s OG community, consisting of people from her Discord and holders of NFT collections she has already launched. Allow-listed wallets will be notified via email of their selection and will have a chance to mint a maximum of two avatars per wallet within a 24-hour time period.
Allowlist mint wave 2 - 2pm UTC / 6am PST / 9am EST
Dedicated to holders of The Sandbox avatars and LAND owners, the Animoca Brands ecosystem, and those who register through heymint.xyz
Public Sale - 2pm UTC / 6am PST / 9am EST
Once the public sale is live, anyone will have the chance to mint up to four avatars per wallet, subject to availability.
“The Paris Hilton avatar collection from 11:11 Media will empower players to proudly express their inner Paris Hilton in The Sandbox,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “Following multiple successful metaverse activations by Paris’s team, fans have been eagerly awaiting this collection. We’re excited that they’ll soon be able to equip their new avatars to show off in the metaverse.”
“11:11 Media’s collaborations with The Sandbox marks a significant leap into a world where virtual and real experiences blend seamlessly,” said Cynthia Miller, Director of web3 and metaverse at 11:11 Media. “By combining the unmistakable presence of Paris Hilton with the cutting-edge technology of The Sandbox, we are ushering in a new era of immersive entertainment and limitless creativity.”
Part virtual real estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the metaverse as a continuous shared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to make magic. Over 400 partners have joined The Sandbox, including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari, all following The Sandbox team’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and well-known characters and worlds.
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About The Sandbox
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand, having partnered with major brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit www.sandbox.game and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, Phantom Galaxies, Life Beyond, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Life Beyond Studios, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be Media, PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 380 Web3 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
About 11:11 Media
11:11 Media is a global, next-gen entertainment company at the center of pop culture – connecting content, community and commerce – founded by Paris Hilton and entertainment industry veteran Bruce Gersh in 2021. The company spans a broad array of businesses including film, TV, audio, music, books, consumer products, digital and web3, with passion points around lifestyle, fashion, beauty, wellness, art, travel and more. Elevating brands, building communities, and driving social impact through the power of storytelling, experiences and products is the core mission of 11:11 Media.