On Monday, January 3, 2022 at 12:55am EST, MetaZoo Games founder Michael Waddell started up another MetaZoo Hour on the official MetaZoo Discord server.
There were a total of 122 MetaZoo related questions & 4 personal/unrelated questions that were asked by members of the MetaZoo Discord community, and the answers all came directly from Michael Waddell himself; unless otherwise stated.
As always, we’ll start off with the MetaZoo-related questions first, in the order that they were received, and then move onto the personal questions afterward. Try searching for things such as “Wilderness” or “NFT” to narrow-down the results. It all works dynamically. 🙂
Michael Waddell at 12:55am EST:
@everyone MetaZoo Hour is now! Ask me anything in 📝-metazoo-chat !
We are hoping to release plush!
Yes, released end of this week.
Yes they have 2nd edition on them.
They are being sent out.
Between Wilderness and UFO, we are hoping.
Working on it!
2.5k I think.
As we can get to them. 🙂
Nope, something more special.
Early Feb, or should we do it sooner?
Should start being shipped this week!
You mean 2.3k custom arts? lol I wouldn’t do that to our already overworked artists!
Final run. We are thinking for future 2nd editions we make the print run exclusive to special products released in Walmart, Target, Gamestop, etc…
Working on it!
Yup, physical copies will lag behind digital!
We might do an NFT exclusive release, but it won’t ever be core product needed to play.
Working on it!
We will expand the artist team based on our needs. 🙂
Thinking Christmas 2022!
Thinking the deadline will be end of Jan!
Still looking into this, and where we want to plant them!
We already have distribution in Hong Kong! But yes, Yokai Island should have releases in Asia as well!
Almost all of the boxes are recyclable, but not the booster packs.
Some will be put into the reserve list.
Working on adding limits per token!
He’s always open to! We make the assignments public for every artist to sign up. 🙂
5 and 10 year celebrations (lol) will have very special products associated with them!
Working on it with Steve’s team. 🙂
How about stamps?
Chapter 4 is this week!
Have about 6 projects in the works right now. 😉
Yes with the upcoming Wilderness set!
Finishing the illustrated story has to be up there!
Would love to see gameplay strategy videos!
Loving what you all are doing so far! Error tracking would be cool.
Not right now, we don’t want a rarity explosion.
Going to focus on the current genesis and token lines for now. 🙂
Second half of March.
We won’t put cards on the reserve list that are mechanically unique.
Up to our new distributors!
Not a bad idea.
Target, gamestop and then medium box stores.
Dave & Busters…
We are already doing this actually!
Future Topps products will be physically distributed to their network.
That’s the plan.
2021 Fan Art Blisters are being printed this month, we will do another fan art contest in April 2022.
All supposed alien activity might just be time travellers THINK ABOUT IT.
Base set of each block.
I like this idea.
Many, many patrons have gotten their medals.
I like this idea too!
Wind, saving it for Yokai Island.
Yes, they are in production.
Yes, but we are quite clever.
Right now we are focused on our current NFTs, don’t want to turn our backs on them!
It’s an idea we are playing around with.
New medals are coming.
Let’s turn this comment into an. NFT.
Working on it as we speak!
We are up to 35 employees.
Going for weekly digital release now!
Announcement coming soon.
No, he’s a tool left over, just like Mothman and the Grim Reaper.
Wilderness, but in an unexpected way.
Have you tried another mask?
Working hard on an answer for this.
Australia’s shipping is absolutely crazy right now. We are doing our best.
Eventually, yes why not!
That’s certainly a goal for when we grow larger!
In Grimm’s Kingdom!
@Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
In an exclusive box with an exclusive promo.
Jan 24th is the projected date!
Topps has been pretty poggers.
I think we can eventually work up to this!
@Kevin C. @damienhardy
We have quite a few Beastie Ambassadors that will be revealed this month.
Crystal double die gold dipped sparkle dragon rainbow Mothman mutant.
Building our own as we speak!
New fan art competition in April.
@Kevin C. @⛄ SrSinclair⛄
Q3 2022 if all goes according to plan!
Gary Busey as Sam Sinclair, Danny Devito as Indrid Cold.
Our team is working on it and a retrospective on our amazing first big tournament will be released this week!
Free holiday product in perpetuity.
I like this idea!
Different distributors I’m guessing.
I’M NOT DONE YET.
LET’S KEEP IT GOING.
So far, people seem to like the promos and they seem justified. Let’s all have fun.
Finalizing the MVP of our OP Network today.
Would love to work with LEGO!
Oooo let me talk to him about that.
Already done, 😉
Yes. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Frost and Water slammin, when people who only ever played for 5 minutes using CN cards still harp on those Auras being unplayable.
I think one with PSA just came out.
Yes, stayed inside due to omicron.
Only if there is chocolate chips.
Michael Waddell at 2:07pm EST:
OK THANK YOU EVERYONE! GREAT START OF THE YEAR! Enjoy the rest of your day. 🙂
This concludes what we’ve learned from the January 3rd, 2022 MetaZoo Hour! A total of 126 questions were answered.
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