From the mind of Steve Aoki and the creators of Robot Chicken
A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Production
The first episodic series launched on the blockchain
This debut short along with associated assets will be minted on the block chain one time only, allowing fans to participate in not only the creation of a new IP concept, but also in an added layer of collecting, community, gamification and utility as the project develops both through traditional distribution (TV, streaming, etc) as well as unique NFT opportunities ONLY available to participants in this first drop.
Minted from a custom smart contract via Manifold with unique interactive qualities directly within the NFT thanks to Ether Cards, this launch will take place on August 2nd exclusively via Nifty Gateway.
Level 1 – It Came From Above!
Welcome to the dream-like world within a world of Character X, Chonk, and Swole. In the premiere short, the blissfully unaware Character X is pitted against the microscopic inhabitants below his feet — ninja farmers Chonk and Swole. Will our diminutive heroes stand a chance against the power of Character X, or will their dreams of a peaceful life on the farm be crushed forever?
Welcome to Dominion X
Character X stands proudly atop his own personal universe. The world beneath him harbors more than meets the eye.
Hop Skip Flop
Character X blissfully skips around his world. A stumble can’t keep his spirits down!
Chonk n’ Swole battle impatience as they search for a greater purpose.
It Came From Above
Chonk n’ Swole’s sparring match is rudely interrupted by a Godzilla-like behemoth — Character X.
Chonk n’ Swole seek revenge against their assailant best way they know how…by getting absolutely JACKED.
Should you stretch yourself too thin by chasing the shiny object, you may never realize your dream.
Love Me / Love Me Not
Character X is caught in an endless love / hate relationship with his alter-ego.
Gravity is a constant threat. More for Chonk, less for Swole.
You may not agree with what you see in the mirror. Embrace it and enjoy the ride aboard your personal vessel.
The microscopic world of Chonk n’ Swole is on a collision course with the blissfully unaware Character X.
An introspective look at Character X’s split personalities.
HOW DOES THE AUCTION WORK?
Behind The Scenes
35 team members worked for 10 weeks to create Dominion X. Using Character X — from the mind of Steve Aoki — the team meticulously animated the debut short using stop-motion techniques. From the textures, colors, & materials used to craft the puppets & sets, to the poured resin capturing specific moments in the puppets’ journey, the team at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios worked together to handcraft the short & associated vignettes in sleek NEON-RETRO-MATION.
About the Creators
A true renaissance man, Steve Aoki is also a fashion designer, author and entrepreneur. In 2012, he founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the field of brain science research with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Aoki’s multi-faceted journey is chronicled through the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) and his memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise(2019). In the summer of 2020, Aoki unveiled his Latin music imprint, Dim Mak En Fuego, continuing to break down musical and cultural boundaries ‘by any means necessary.’