In one other April Fools’-but-it’s-really-in-the-game growth, Fortnite’s market of skins added the Stonks! meme guy on Thursday.

“Diamond Hanz,” as he’s known as, goes for 1,200 V-bucks — which roughly equals about $10. We suppose that value ought to maintain regular, however this isn’t a forward-looking assertion securities contain danger and should lose worth member FDIC please don’t sue me.

Anyway, 1,200 V-bucks is a mid-tier value for a premium pores and skin, the “Diamond Hanz” title not withstanding. Diamond palms was the time period used for many who held on to their GameStop shares by the fury of late January and early February, making a short-selling balloon supposed to punish hedge funds and different speculators.

As a meme, “Stonks” guy dates back to 2017, and is yet one more meme starring shitpost mascot Meme Man, who first appeared round 2014. With GameStop’s short-squeeze originating in a subreddit buying and selling on so-called “meme stocks,” the unique picture went again into broad circulation this winter.



Fortnite isn’t any stranger to meme cosmetics. This all began with quite a lot of dance emotes, however that observe ended as a result of lawsuits. Since then, {the marketplace} curator, who apparently is a really on-line 15-year-old, has executed issues like supply an Area 51 pores and skin, across the time a Facebook group was toying with the thought of Naruto-overrunning the top-secret facility.