Absolutely loved the images and the fun of #APEFestHK which got me thinking, why can’t we have something like that?
I can’t afford to travel or host such a grand party yet but I do love merchandise. Can’t we have a tier-based merchandise giveaway from the DAO for the members? The DAO can fund it and it will be great to own some DAO merch IRL. It would really help in keeping the community tight and close. We can open an AIP and choose a vendor to handle, the DAO can pay and the most active can be rewarded. Win for all.
Yess. Not everyone has to be given the merch but it can be based on the DAO participation decided on a ranking system.
How can I take it forward?
Actually will wait to have more people support it then probably will see how to take it forward.
It seems to me it is possible to distribute ApeCoin membership welcome kits. For example, anyone who has reached level 2 on the forum, has taken a vote on a snapshot of at least 10 AIPS, has the Assembly role on the discord server. This may contain badges, booklets, Ledger’s ApeCoin hardware wallet (I saw on Twitter that there are such in the corporate design) and much more
It seems that I will be among the first to order some IRL item for myself if they arrive for delivery (or at least there will be an opportunity to buy). For example, I would be happy to buy myself a hoodie.
1 - The first proposal to ThankApe’s Idea-a-Thon was this:
Unfortunately it got rejected. No matter.
The good news is that there are many members who have asked for IP permission and have begun offering print-on-demand ApeCoin apparel - ApeWhale, Normie are two that come to mind.
I do think that the community ought to have a variety of stores, designs, products to choose from and encourage any and all members who have fashion/apparel experience to get involved.
2 - I’ve been working with a premium manufacturer to offer the community some premium products, the same guys that did the first drops for BAYC, Coachella, Azuki, etc. - premium quality, premium drops, premium designs.
Q - does anyone really want to walk around wearing merch with a crypto coin logo?
I’d rather wait to get @AnnieRawrz 's final designs for ApeKin and create some brilliant SWAG and premium fashion around that dude/dudette.