Invisible Friends is an NFT project that’s part of the Random Character Collective, a group of artists including Markus Magnusson, who is responsible for the Invisible Friends artwork and concept.
These are NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain available for sale on platforms such as OpenSea.io. The entire team at press time consists of James Curran, Markus Magnusson, and Lucas Zanatto; artists who created the collective to promote their work and pursue art innovations in the crypto space.
This is another in a handful of projects by the Random Character Collective that includes projects such as Slim Hood (5,000 NFTs) and Mood Rollers (5,000 NFTS). There were announcements made in 2022 about other projects such as Garbage Friends and OG Toys. It’s clear that this collective has high ambitions in the crypto space.
Put that question into a Google search and you’ll turn up plenty of results about the psychology behind having an imaginary friend.
But the Random Character Collective takes the name far more literally; these animated NFTs feature an invisible character. If that sounds like “the emperor has no clothes”, you’d be partly right–the characters themselves cannot be seen, but Invisible Friends NFTs do have clothing, accessories, sunglasses, hats, and other distinguishing traits that make them visible and unique.
If you didn’t know what Invisible Friends are and you assumed it was an NFT file with no viewable image, you’d be wrong…but that misinterpretation of this project is bound to find a willing artist to explore it somewhere down the line. Just remember, you read it here first.
The “invisibility” of Invisible Friends NFTs isn’t the only thing that makes them unique. This is a comparatively smaller collection than some NFT projects offering 10,000 or 20,000 unique characters. Invisible Friends minted just 5,000 of these for its initial offering.
At press time, Invisible Friends had 5k NFTs available on the secondary market. With 4,000 owners and a floor price of 4.7 ETH, you might wonder how that initial run fared when the NFTs were offered.
According to at least one source, these animated NFTs sold for prices just under 19 ETH. On day one of trading, the floor was at 12 ETH. Not bad, especially when you consider the project’s sales volume of just under seven million USD in 24 hours alone.
Certain iterations of the Invisible Friends NFTs (as in, rare versions) may include added features, and/or unlockable content. Owners may also have the option to get a 3-D “wrap” of their animated 2-D NFTs.
Invisible Friends and Random Character Collective is very new in the crypto space. At press time there is no utility associated with these NFTs except that you become a member of the Invisible Friends owner community.
But this is a very young project and over time you may witness an evolution of this collective as so many others before it evolved. Whether it persists over time remains to be seen but the early successes of Random Character Collective and Invisible Friends seem to indicate more to come.
Joe Wallace has covered real estate and financial topics, including crypto and NFTs since 1995. His work has appeared on Veteran.com, The Pentagon Channel, ABC and many print and online publications. Joe is a 13-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a former reporter for Air Force Television News.