I love a good oddity, and I have more than one in my own collection of treasures I’ve accumulated from auctions, garage sales, flea markets, and antique stores over the years. The Strange & Unusual is a NFT collection after my own heart that promises photos of bizarre curiosities, but the website doesn’t get into specifics. I assume we’re talking about taxidermy, insects, maybe some antique medical instruments, and, if we’re lucky, some grisly human remains.
As an aside, did you know you can buy human bones on the Internet? Yep, you definitely can, and it’s even sort of legal to own them in most states. Check out https://www.boneroom.com/ to see what I’m talking about.
Getting back to this collection from Facings, the photography is by Lars Kommienezuspadt, who also did the Dark Pinup NFT set back in May. The collection being photographed is courtesy of the Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor, which is a store in Kingston, PA.
The drop happens on Oct. 8 at 1:00 pm EST and features two pack types, Dearly (8 cards for $15) and Beloved (16 cards for $30). There will be 3,290 of each pack type available, and you can purchase via fiat or Wax. The numbers produced for each template are as follows:
- Photo Tier (Oddity) — 840
- Photo Tier (Entropy) — 672
- Photo Tier (Memento Mori) — 672
- Animation Tier (Pepper’s Ghost) — 336
- Animation Tier (Twitch) — 336
- Illustration Tier (Tarot) — Coming Soon
- Video/Audio Tier (Narration) — 250
- Physical Redemptions (Merchandise) — 50
The Narration NFTs include audio commentary from Pinhead actor Doug Bradley. I wonder if he uses his real voice or the Pinhead voice? Or is the Pinhead voice his real voice?
Each pack comes with two Tarot cards, which can be combined on the website into X-Ray cards. These cards can then be combined to redeem a Strange & Unusual t-shirt.