Neopets to auction unique artwork for charity

UPDATE: Auction is live (just don’t outbid me!)

Further Update: Y’all outbid me. Over $106,000 was raised for charity!

We’ve all seen (and been jealous of!) the amazing artwork hanging in The Neopets Team’s offices over the years. Now you will have the chance to own some of it!

In a press release sent out today, Neopets has announced a charity auction to benefit The Trevor Project, Project HOPE, Eden Reforestation Project, and the World Wildlife Fund.

Included are 26 one of a kind paintings or prints featuring famous Neopians including Fyora, Dr. Sloth, Kanrik, Jake the Explorer, and many more! The auctions will begin at GiveSmart on Monday, May 9th at 9am Neopian Time (Pacific) and will end on Sunday, May 15th. Auction link will not be provided until launch, so be sure to be up early on Monday!

“The rich history and vibrant lore of Neopets over the past two decades has culminated in a collection of fine art pieces, posters, and standees from past conventions and events. While the Neopets team greatly treasure these beloved art pieces, we decided that we would part with a selection from our private vault to benefit charity,” said Michaela Thompson, Marketing Manager of Neopets.

“Given the injustices, suffering, and inequity prevalent in the world’s current climate, we wanted to raise money for charities close to the hearts of both our team and our users, while simultaneously sharing this glimpse of iconic Neopets history with the fans. We will proudly distribute 100% of the auction’s proceeds to the selected charities, and we will continue to stand by our convictions to support those in need — which I think we can all agree is a core Neopian value.”

Michaela Thompson – Neopets Marketing Manager

Read the full release here.

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Neopets on Quidd

Originally announced (and subsequently pulled) back in October, Neopets are coming to Quidd this Tuesday.

Quidd is a digital collectibles marketplace that is just starting to get their feet wet with NFTs.

Update: Here is some information on the first series of digital stickers (they will not be mintable.)

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Neopets coming to Quidd

Quidd, “The original digital collectibles marketplace”, has just posted the following on their social media accounts. A formal announcement will be coming tomorrow.

EDIT 10/20: The info has just been removed from Social Media but is still posted in their Discord Server.

EDIT 10/21: The message has been deleted from discord and replaced with a generic coming soon message with no image.

EDIT 10/22: In an AMA on their discord, Quidd CEO and Co-Founder Michael Bramlage has stated that their release has been pushed back until January at the latest, which appears to be a direct result of the catastrophe that is Metaverse.

Note the following is presumed to apply to the Neopets collectibles but they would not confirm/deny what the new channel was despite previously sharing the below image.

On the delay – “In the case of the new channel, our partners wanted to put a little more time between another project that they dropped and our project. So, it’s a delay, not a cancellation. I would say January at the latest. There are some really cool aspects of this new channel; if you don’t mind, I’ll share….

On the release – “NEW CHANNEL: (a) between 30 and 40 sets approved; (b) channel will be launched as a “season” with definitive start and end date; (c) set drops will be regularly scheduled on tuesday, thursdays, and sundays; (d) free packs will be provided for most sets, especially to OGs; (e) there will be a contest using the channel rank system where rankers can win a portion of a prize pool that is funded from our aftermarket sales fee. We — and I don’t think anyone else — has done a channel drop like this before, so it’s a cool new territory to be in…

On whether or not they will be mintable – “The new channel will not be. It could always be at a later date. But we will not sell them as “mintables from the get-go” like we will some other new channels that are coming.

On plans to bring in more users “We’re building our marketing team back up right now and will be doing a fairly significant go-to-market in Q1 2022; that means, after about 2 years of “heads-down building”, we’re turning the “marketing spigot” back on, big time.

More information on Quidd is available here. You may have interacted with them as they offer digital trading cards and collectibles for many brands including Funko, Hello Kitty, and Disney. They are now also moving into the Blockchain space..

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This morning Neopets has announced a partnership to create Neopets NFTs.

an NFT (or Non-Fungible Token) is a virtual item that you can show ownership of as all transactions of it are recorded on a blockchain (like bitcoin)

You may read the full press release from Neopets here.

To start, there will be 20,500 unique pet colors/customisations available.

More information will be available soon on the Neopets Metaverse Discord Server.

“Over the past 20 plus years, nearly 100 million people have engaged with Neopets characters both in the game and through merchandise and other branded items.  Extending to NFTs give those users as well as NFT collectors the chance to experience and own part of the history of Neopets” says Jim Czulewicz, President and CEO of JumpStart Games, Inc., the company that owns Neopets.  “For us this is another opportunity to extend the brand into new markets and to new users in a format that is both modern and valued.”

Neopets Launches its First NFT Collection – The Neopets Metaverse Collection (CNW Group/Neopets)

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Upcoming Merch News

Neopets are featured in an article in the latest issue of The Pop Insider.

The article discusses the site and some of The Neopets Team’s future plans, as well as spotlighting some of the merch available and providing some insight into new items!

Of note:

Geekify is hard at work in the product lab with Negg squishies, Dubloons and Neopoint coins, keychains, a Tarot deck, a wallet, and more pin sets in the pipeline.

The Pop Insider – Issue 10 – Summer 2021

[John] Taylor [of Geekify] says that there are plans in place to create pins of the individual Neopets species at some point, too.

The Pop Insider – Issue 10 – Summer 2021

Fans can also expect to see long-awaited plush Neopets and Petpet characters, Petpet keychains, and original designs created by artists from the Neopets community.

The Pop Insider – Issue 10 – Summer 2021

Read the whole article here, and as always, we’ll keep you informed when any new Neomerch drops!

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Open Call for Community Artists

Neopets is looking for artists who are interested in creating art for merch as part of their Community Artist Program. Current Community artists include (former Neopets Team member) Anthony Conley and (fan favorite artist) Krista Staggs. All selected artists will receive credit and compensation for their designs.

Contact neopets via email at for more details!

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What’s Your Passion – Neopets Pride Update

What’s Your Passion Jewelry has just announced that in addition to now being available year-round, 10% of all sales of their Neopets Pride merch will be donated to the It Gets Better Project!

Check out all the items here (note that they are still preorder and expected to ship in the next month)

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Neopets Shop Pride Collection and International Shipping!

Neopets Shop has just launched their Pride Collection! 20% of the total sale price of any of the five items sold will be donated to the It Gets Better Project, which provides critical support and hope to LGBTQ+ young people around the world.

Additionally, Neopets Shop has rolled out much requested international shipping many of their items!

EDIT: Per the manufacturer, the Crop Top S/XS fits sizes 0-6 and M/L fits sizes 6-10. You’ll find size charts for the other Neopets Shop clothing items here.

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Merch Update

In todays Neopets Producer Update on YouTube more Pride merch was discussed and coming to the Neopets Shop soon! A portion of the proceeds from these items will be donated to charity.

Additionally they are looking at early July for the launch of new plush, including the first ever Draik plushie and petpets!

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Neopets Shop

Today Neopets has launched Neopets Shop which currently features custom t-shirts and accessories some of which can be personalized!

Be sure to check out the Altador Cup themed items as well as the Community Art section, which currently features three designs by Anthony Conley and Kuitsuku!

Additionally, Neopets sent out a press release announcing the new store which included the following information:

Fans are asked to stay tuned, as long-awaited Petpet keychains, Neopet plushies, including the brand’s first Draik plushie, and other new products inspired by the virtual world of Neopia, will be hitting the store in the months to come!

Full Press Release is available here.

You can use the code NEOPIAN15 to receive 15% off of your first order! If you have Neopets Premium, be sure to check your NeoMail, for a 20% off coupon (Premium Member coupon is only valid until May 31st)

Note that as of now items can only be shipped within the US and PR, and the items do not come with virtual prize codes.

Update: Neopets has stated that they are working with their partner to add a much requested sizing chart for the apparel and international shipping.

Further Update: Neopets Shop Customer Support has provided these sizing charts: ShirtsTank Tops

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