Toy Brand L.O.L Surprise! Launches In-Store NFT Collection

Bloomberg

MGA Entertainment is launching a non-fungible token (NFT) collection that accompanies in-store purchases of its L.O.L. Surprise! brand trading cards, the company announced Tuesday.

  • The release is in partnership with Ioconic, an NFT company that the toy brand inked a deal with in October.

  • The company is releasing 10 million packs of cards in 20,000 retail outlets worldwide, including Walmart, Target and Walgreens in the U.S., according to a press release.

  • Each pack of cards has its own QR code that comes with “digital trading cards, tokens, NFTs or a digital version of their physical collectible” that can be instantly redeemed.

  • L.O.L. Surprise! has done over $25 billion in retail sales for privately held MGA, according to a press release.

  • MGA is tapping Polygon’s layer 2 blockchain to host the NFT collection.

  • “Polygon is delighted to be supporting the fastest-growing global toy doll brand, L.O.L. Surprise!, as they move these beloved toys on-chain with the help of Ioconic,” Polygon said in a press release. “L.O.L. Surprise! NFTs will provide an innovative way to increase fan engagement and open up exciting new opportunities for the L.O.L. Surprise! dolls phenomenon to tap into a new digital domain.”

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