Well, we knew this day would come. Henson-related NFTs were inevitable.

The Jim Henson Company will be partnering with VeVe – an online marketplace for buying digital collectibles – to sell non-fungible tokens from the classic Henson film Labyrinth.

According to the press release, VeVe will allow fans to purchase and download 3D digital images via their app.

Now, maybe I’m an old man, and maybe I refuse to learn about the new fads and technologies. And maybe I should leave my personal opinions out of news announcements. But NFTs? Really?? We’re being asked to pay for what’s essentially a picture on a screen? Wow.

Hey, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Labyrinth fans will come out of the woodwork to throw money at the Henson Company for a collection of pixels that they can (…checks notes…) “display in their virtual showrooms”? Boy oh boy, I can’t wait to buy, I dunno, a JPG of the left doorknocker from Labyrinth.

If this experiment is a success, maybe we’ll see more NFTs from other Henson properties. Get ready for GIFs of Gelflings and Photoshop files of Fraggles!

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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com

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