MetaZoo Hour Summary • Mar 13, 2022 • 61 Questions

On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 1:29pm EST, MetaZoo Games founder Michael Waddell started up another MetaZoo Hour on the official MetaZoo Discord server.

There were a total of 58 MetaZoo related questions & 3 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.

The Discord usernames of those who asked the questions is also now being provided at the end of the questions themselves.

Michael Waddell at 1:29pm EST:
@everyone MetaZoo Hour is NOW! Ask me anything in 📝-metazoo-chat

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. 🙂

MetaZoo Questions

  • Release of wildnerness topps? — highforhours


  • How many kinds of wilderness spoilers cards are there? — cellary

    Almost every card

  • Hi Mike. Will there be the Tic-tac ufos in the new UFO set — Paulussius

    Hmmmm 🙂

  • Do you habe any plans on working with any other distributors? that is the hardest part for me to find cards locally — arbiter360

    Yes, most of our exclusive contracts are up in May, and every major distributor wants a seat at the table

  • Plans for spookocala!? — chavo

    Going to be Spooky

  • @MetaZoo any updates on DFW C-A-C in terms if the tournament? prizing? formatting? — olix

    stay tuned this week!

  • Next comic book drop? — fantasyrusher

    Book to be published in September !

  • Will that include the previous comic book stuff? — Dilly

    Yup 🙂

  • Any concerns with fakes floating around? Someone recently told me to check the back of Metazoo cards to see a “shadow” over the last O. Is this true? — ThemApples

    Every TCG has fakes, definitely think the grading services are on top of this

  • We’re there really only 2500 kickstarter boxes? I see em opened like every other day I feel — CaptainSk0r

    Yes, only 2500, only one print run. I think it will be interesting how quickly these dry up, and there might be some regret in opening them all too soon

  • will there be any sort of nft pre-sale for topps wilderness? — andrewstacks


  • Are there any rare holo Foil patterns like the "bat" for NF, in the works for future sets? — Dyl 🪐

    check out wilderness foils

  • Limit on # of topps NFT ppl can order? — captunderpants16

    Working on this

  • Mike how can we get you to and the crew to come to a TCGFest we are doing? Trying to organize one with Jay and the guys from StashLoot & whatnot. — TheTCGBreakers

    for tcg specific con, collect-a-con is our strategy for 2022

  • Any limits on how many items we can get signed by you Mike or the team? — highforhours

    however many you want before the person behind you thinks its rude

  • Hi Mike. We are all very curious about the care package for full set holders. I know it’s a big mystery for us full set holders. Any spoilers you can provide? — collectandinvest

    first one will include samples from my personal collection

  • MSRP price for Topps wilderness? — CallMeCinema


  • @MetaZoo, what can we expect to see from the Backerkit? Thanks — Majo / Metazoo - EU

    Mostly just a place to add your address

  • @MetaZoo yo mike!! Can you give us Wilderness topps print run? — MetaZach

    ah for topps, not 100k lol

  • You mentioned miniatures along with figurines in a recent interview, will there be a tabletop game to accompany these? — metazuul

    yes, MetaZoo TCG

  • Can we call you Magic Mike or would WotC be upset? — Beeman, Devourer of Bulk (He gave hints to Print Runs)

    Wilderness core is 100k topps is smaller than series 0

  • Mike since we so excited for Revive boards, any hints you can give us on how many different deck there will be? — MetaCaster1p36

    10 for base, 10 for nightfall, 10 for wilderness

  • What about people who can't get to the events where you guys are can you do some kind of coin exchange by mail program once in a blue moon or something cool for the people who can't get to these events — mnap129

    It’s okay to have in person exclusive things, all part of the culture

  • I didn't ask to be a negative Nancy, I just remember some people here mentioning the worry bc it's happened before when shareholders become a thing My b if it came off wrong — joseee

    I look forward to having a full fledge board and stakeholders who can help bring metazoo to newer heights. We have to grow up at some point.

  • Which were the first cards you designed for MetaZoo? — Koschei

    first card ever was a fire breathing chicken lol

  • Will the decks be visable or will they be blind box style? — buddymac28

    they will have redemption cards that you open from a small box and then submit for redemption

  • Will future sets contain errata? My red inks hunger for new targets. — hashtagnotafurry

    it is inevitable

  • Magicast box in announcements what was that about? — dsparkerzerps

    stay tuned next week, it will be a random drop on the marketplace

  • Will there be a new mike card in wilderness tops —

    yea, but it’s going to be awful

  • What’s the Rudy 6.9 anniversary card? Any sneak peaks? — TrueReclaim3r

    ohoooo he revealed that did he?

  • Do you have a favorite card from wilderness Mike? — limbo

    rainbow dragon is pretty cool

  • you've mentioned looking into an SCP collab - is your intent for things like that be a whole set, single promo card, or like one-off mini-set type deal? — Streamie_Weenies

    depends on their appetite. My appetite for collabs is always massive, but we have to calibrate to the needs of our partners

  • What about a Lego style MZ NFT PFP? Would you consider that? — JakeT

    funko nft would likely come first

  • @MetaZoo when can we expect to see the Fanart-Packs for sale? Thanks. — Majo / Metazoo - EU

    next month 100%

  • Will the 250K be terra only or wacky fun time format like Sunday of Collect-a-con orlando — Speedlemon

    going to blow your mind

  • Any news for a second drop of dimmak tees in relation to wilderness @MetaZoo — McSeveral people are typing

    Still getting the first collab out, maybe in a year we can revisit dim mak. But when we do, we want it to be special

  • Wen will see product at GameStop — Telnol

    After target

  • Any word on when and where for the 250k tourney? Game is a ton of fun and can’t wait to compete in Dallas. Sorry if I’m asking a questioned answered somewhere else I haven’t seen yet. — TheTCGBreakers

    Announcement coming this week

  • When will the KS uncut sheets be revealed? — Jencollects

    Soon, hopefully – we are working as fast as our partners allow us

  • Is Johnny Appleseed in Wilderness? Or will it remain just a sample. — Pacer

    just have to wait and see

  • @MetaZoo why wasn’t victors art used for Cumberland dragon? — Daringdashwood

    we have new art standards and templating that it didn’t match. Kind of makes the sample more special

  • When is the next major metazoo announcement/leak? Also, metazoo theme park wen? — HappyKitty05

    this week

  • I always liked the Clay/plastercine pokemon, pokemon cards they make. Would there ever be a chance of seeing different art media's used for card art. — Darkaria21

    not in this block

  • When will the wilderness binders drop? — Lunderthunder

    Wilderness release day

  • Are there any secrets hidden within the comics that have not been discovered yet? — youoverthink

    oodles and oodles

  • Any info on what the game is like? Is it comparable to Pokemon or maybe more live action? — Hekko

    my hope is comparable to Arceus, but a lot of work is needed to get to that decision

  • You mentioned the possibility of receiving a promo card from PSA when grading with them (similar to what you mentioned with eBay). Is that actually happening? — BeyondYonderGames

    Yes, being printed now, hopefully to be released soon

  • Will MetaZoo have an NFT-related board member? — icenine

    yes, very soon

  • Ever thought of doing something with the cryptozoology museum in Maine? — Sasquatchforest

    yes, many museums are getting their own promos this year

  • Any chance for Amazon to get official merchandise, cards etc from MetaZoo? It's accessible to more people. — ztensity

    Something we are working on

  • Will there be another chance for people to buy an NFT? (not on open sea — Jencollects

    Many NFTs in our future, but none like the Tokens

  • Metazoo on Spotify when? I need to be able to listen to those bops in my car to and from work — Rump

    working on this

  • How many cards in the chibi mini set? — Titanic-4-7-Seas

    probably around 80

  • how is the online TCG going so far in development? Is it an in house thing or are you working with a developer/studio? — Peazful


  • MetaZoo x Sanrio collab? — cheto tcg

    : )

  • Will MetaZoo be having any sort of initiative to help support those impacted by events in the Ukraine through fan donations or similar? I appreciate it's challenging to do this, but have you discussed how it can be done sympathetically with the team? — Koschei

    We think it’s great that the MetaZoo community wants to support a cause they believe in. MetaZoo is a TCG though, and an escape from reality if we are doing our jobs properly. As such, we generally want to avoid ANY politics.

  • Will we continue to get updated maps with upcoming sets/blocks? Any chance at a globe/world map eventually? 🗺️🌎 (🧭for the scavenger hunt?) — metazuul

    I really want this, but we have yet to find a map maker that we can work directly with. If any of you know someone who has professional map making experience and an interest in MZ, please reach out to @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • What do you think the biggest factors were that made it possible to scale so quickly over such a short period and still continue to push the quality higher with every release? — Pokevolver -

    our excellent team and the community being receptive to that growth. I said this every few months, in just a short while the fanbase will be absolutely much larger, and you all will be considered early adopters

  • Personal Questions

  • How many hours of sleep do you get a night? — OrangedaleTrading


  • Any progress on settling down or are you still mostly ✈️ and living out of hotels while 🦾💼? Anything essential you take with you in your travels to make life easier? — metazuul

    settled down in NYC now, finally have my own place. Getting on in Vegas too so I can work with Aoki

  • Have the ideals of other successful entrepreneur such as Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, etc... influenced your insights in relation to Metazoo? — Peeweez0

    My goal is to create MZ into a billion dollar + company. My belief is I don’t have to be weird to do it, or wear turtlenecks

  • Michael Waddell at 2:42pm EST:
    […] Thanks everyone! Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

    This concludes what we’ve learned from the March 13th, 2022 MetaZoo Hour! A total of 61 questions were answered.

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