Manifesting in our aspect of the multiverse, Muggly Bunch is the tryhard immortality project of some dude building an entertainment franchise about coffee and time loops.
I'm on a mission to serve you a delicious house blend of Web 2 and 3 with:
Launching on Halloween 2022, the genesis collection uses the 300+ features from the original cartoon character creator I made during Lockdown, plus a bunch of new features I’ve drawn just for the drop.
Beyond the line art, every mugshot has special stats that will become fundamental to the online, tabletop and trading card games I’m going to develop with the community. Who’s going to mint a Mugg with perfect stats?
Owners of this white-out collection will automatically get on the whitelist for all future Muggly Bunch NFT drops! Keep reading below for a taste of the pure caffeinated utility in store for Gen 2 and beyond.
The 2nd generation of Muggs is already in development and will be ready to launch as soon as the Genesis collection has sold out.
Building on everything Genesis has to offer, these full colour Muggs are coming packed with extra perks including permanent discounts on Muggly Bunch merch, backstage access at events, all the way up to a special gig in your town for you and your mates on your birthday!
All owners of the first collection will automatically be added to the whitelist. No hoops, no caveats. Just good vibes and appreciation from me to you.
The techno-kings of Earth failed to terraform the Red Planet before the Catastrophe, but were at least able to thrust the Lost Earth Astro-Nomad into the cosmos, for posterity or something.
Caught in orbit around a white dwarf star not seven seconds from supernova, LEAN has initiated its Final Thought Protocol. Engaging a quantum processor capable of simulating the life of 100,000 Muggs on repeat, it functions to find creative solutions to probably impossible problems.
Yet, as fast and as smart as Earth’s greatest technological achievement since the decentralised internet is, LEAN lacks the ability to discern good ideas from bad ones. Worse still, it has focused its entire computational effort on the reimagined weekend of one Alen Mandel: Entrepreneur, coffee enthusiast, and simpleton.
More muggle than messiah, Alen has precisely three-point-one-four billion opportunities to produce a single ignorant brainfart that could help preserve hoo-manity's legacy, in one dimension or another.
Every Mugg represents a programmatically generated protagonist from the Lost Earth Astro-Nomad. Some will survive, others face annihilation. All have a story waiting to be told.
Launch Genesis Collection
If the Roadmap has left you parched for more knowledge about Muggly Bunch NFTs, you should check out our Whitepaper on Gitbook for another taste of what's brewing!
Creator | Artist | Developer
Every aspect of the Mugglyverse so far has been my design. During the day, I'm a content creator, product trainer and spreadsheet wizard for an IT company in the UK working with brands like Google and LEGO® Education. You can read more about my story on the About page.
One of Pakistan's most prominent young artists, Sanki's work has been exhibited internationally including at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. He is a passionate advisor for several upcoming NFT projects and supports other creators in building a better world with Web3.
I’m building a brand I hope will have the same positive cultural impact someday, and anyone who mints a Mugg will be helping give life to a rich metaverse built around science fiction and coffee.
Please read the other sections for answers to loads of questions any discerning person should have to hand before apeing in to any NFT project. If you have any other questions not covered here, invite me to an AMA on Twitter and I'll be happy to chat!
Muggly Bunch NFTs will only be available to mint right here on this website - MUGGLYBUNCH.COM
Now we're post-Merge, running an optimised ThirdWeb smart contract and utilising the ERC-721A standard, you've got the opportunity to mint a maximum of 10 NFTs with minimal fees.
More unique benefits will be added and announced in due course.
Your Mugg will also act as your account in the Mugglyverse, which will act as your e-ticket for events, and collect points for every purchase on MUGGLYBUNCH.COM and in participating coffee shops, stores, venues and other collaborations in the future. These points will be redeemable in a variety of ways, including exclusive airdrops, VIP spots, voting powers and more!
All of this will be managed through a new mobile app to be developed as outlined in the Roadmap.
Please see PHASE TWO of the Roadmap for more information about how you will be able to create and sell official Muggly Bunch merchandise featuring your NFTs on this website and get paid for it!
Secondly, you can submit your tricked out and customised mugshots to become part of the Mandelbrew 1000. This will be an exclusive 1/1 collection minted against a special smart contract which will reward you with 50% of all future resale profits, and 20% of all sales of official Muggly Bunch merchandise using your design available for anyone to buy on this website.
I want to give everyone an opportunity to own a Mugg, whether it's their first time investing in NFTs or their hundredth. With a drop this big I can undervalue my work enough to potentially change a lot of people's lives for the better whilst still being commercially viable.
All Gen 1 owners will be eligible for the Gen 2 whitelist and your wallet addresses will be automatically added to the database before launch. These lucky folks are going to get their first full-colour mugshot airdropped to them for free!.
As mentioned, Muggly Bunch started as a character creator that people can use to make personalised coffee mugs. The white mugshots with a pop of colour in the background looks really cool as a design element in situ. People can colour themselves as they wish, or print out their Mugg and crack out the crayons for a fun way to unwind or entertain kids big and small.
It’s been a fun journey to learn what I needed to create what I imagined, from coding the website, to illustrating a webcomic, to understanding smart contracts and programmatically generating a 10k collection. A big thank you to HashLips (@hashlipsnft) for sharing your knowledge with the community on Youtube. I wouldn’t have got to where I am today without your tutorials.
More recently, I have been working with Sanki (@sankiking), a reknowned artist and upcoming crypto-guru from Pakistan who has been advising on the project. He gets my vision completely, and I really enjoy working out new ideas with him that is constantly making this NFT collection bigger and better.
There are so many bright and talented people out there that can help me make Muggly Bunch bigger than I could ever achieve alone. If you’re interested in working together, please DM me on Twitter (@mugglybunch)!
For more information about my plans for the Mugglyverse, please refer to the Roadmap above.
NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are similar in that each is unique - there is only one of its kind, and it's provenance is verifiable and available for all to see on an immutable public ledger - the blockchain. This makes some NFTs highly collectable, and their rarity can be checked using various online tools (such as Rarity Sniper or rarity.tools) or by evaluating its properties on whichever marketplace it is listed on, like OpenSea.
It is down to you to feel the "wu" in an NFT you are interested in, and I hope you feel it strongly in Muggly Bunch!
The ERC-721 standard is what makes NFTs non-fungible (which means unique; can't be replicated) and drives the collectability of tokenised digital art. Essentially, even though there are 100,000 Muggly Bunch in existence, no two can be exactly the same, ever. A common analogy is the Mona Lisa. There are many like it, but there was only one painted by Da Vinci. Similarly, a million people could right-click and download a Muggly mugshot, but only the one minted against the smart contract for the official collection has any value.
Probably the most common crypto wallet available is MetaMask, which has an extension available for Chrome that makes buying, signing, and HODLing anything Web3 a breeze. There have been growing concerns and multiple instances of nefarious internet people scamming their way into users' browser extention wallets, so it's absolutely vital you keep your private keys as protected as possible.
One way to do this is by using a wallet which requires two-factor authentication (as a bare minimum). I recommend checking out Argent, which is an incredibly secure smart contract wallet that keeps your Ethereum-based assets extra safe. It features 2FA, social recovery, and zero knowledge rollups on its Layer 2 to help reduce network load and gas fees!
If any of that sounded confusing, Argent maintains a very user-friendly blog with more information to help you learn, HERE. Please note I am not affiliated or supported by Argent in any way.
Gas fees cover the computational costs of conducting transactions or executing contracts on the Ethereum blockchain, measured in Gwei. Companies who commit their resources to facilitate this work (miners) are incentivised with tips, which are a proportion of the gas fees paid by users.
When a lot of people are using the network at the same time, gas is more expensive. When the network is quieter, gas is cheaper. You'd expect to pay less in the middle of the night than during peak business hours, but this isn't always the case, especially when a much-hyped NFT project drops.
To circumvent the FOMO that usually ensues (which normally causes gas fees to go through the roof), Muggly Bunch is taking a long, slow and steady approach. With 100,000 Muggs available, we can be more chill about the mint and enjoy the process of joining a growing community whilst rewarding early adopters with a very cheap starting mint price (only 0.01 ETH!).
Many collectors look at rarity of properties that make up the artwork, which is determined by the metadata associated with each NFT. Sometimes less rare Muggs are more valuable because of who else has owned them (such as celebrities or influencers in the Web3 community), or just their overall look.
If you happen to find a Mugg in the secondary market that has great traits or resonates with you for any reason, it could be worth snapping up! [Obligatory "Not Financial Advice; Do Your Own Research" disclaimer here].
Often you will see collectors and shills on Twitter talking about "sweeping the floor", which basically means they are going to buy a bunch of NFTs at the cheapest price. This can be like picking things up at a garage sale - Tokens at the floor price might be cheap for a reason, but they might also be undervalued, and savvy investors are able to purchase NFTs for much less than someone will be willing to pay for it later. And by later, sometimes that's just minutes!