Braving a declining trend in NFT sales, award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins sold out his debut collection, “The Eternal Collection”, in just seven minutes.

The record sale was announced by NFT’s design agency Orange Comet Inc. on October 14. The firm, which worked with the octogenarian actor on the digital artwork, said it was the fastest sale in OpenSea’s history.

The collection was originally announced in mid-August to celebrate the actor’s long and diverse career.

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The Eternal Collection features 1,000 unique images and animations depicting various moments and characters from the actor’s celebrated career. They have been designed to reflect archetypal facets of his career over the decades and include pieces such as The Eternal, The Jester, The Lover, The Rebel, The Hero, The Ruler, The Sage, The Magician, The Giver, The Explorer and The creator.

According to OpenSea, the collection “conceptualizes the highly diverse characters that Sir Anthony has portrayed throughout his illustrious film career and draws their powerful energy from his unique and vibrant approach to art.”

The market currently reports a minimum price of 0.77 ETH (approximately $1,000 at current prices) and 619 owners. The most expensive has already been put up for sale at 10,000 ETH.

After its launch, OpenSea was overwhelmed with a lawsuit preventing NFTs from being minted during the first hour.

Hopkins, who has his own Ethereum domain name, also seemed overwhelmed by the response. “I am honored to be a part of the Orange Comet team. Our collaboration has been one of the best experiences of my life”, he stated.

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The big sell-off has defied a bear market that has seen NFT sales fall in recent months. According to the Nonfungible market tracker, NFT sales have plummeted nearly 90% since the beginning of the year, from around 160,000 per day to current levels of around 20,000.

In late September, Bloomberg reported that NFT volumes had plunged 97% from their January peak as the crypto winter deepens.

CryptoSlam reports that the most popular collection over the past week has been CryptoPunks, with $10 million in secondary sales, followed by Bored Ape Yacht Club, with weekly volume of $7.8 million.

The crash in prices on secondary markets has caused collectors to lament their losses on social media.

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