Having a dream and sticking with the dream is a luxury not many people can afford. However, for Amber Marie, who has lived and breathed art all her life, a simple stroke of luck brought her dreams to reality. Despite her talents and resilience towards her craft as an artist, the COVID-19 pandemic was hell-bent on shutting things down for her, and not only was she affected, the entire world of art felt the impact. However, meeting Arman Izadi was the silver lining in her cloud and once she stepped into the Graffiti Mansion, the path to her new NFT collection, Klepto Bears, became clearer.
Amber created Klepto Bears NFT to bring back childhood memories and evoke nostalgic feelings in people. The holders of the sleek, stylized piece of art that focuses on pattern and texture in 2D get transported back to their childhood and relive their fondest memories. Klepto Bears NFT aims to tap into everyone’s inner child while presenting the opportunity to invest and buy into a potentially rewarding venture. Describing these characters and their significance, the collection’s website said: “Klepto Bears are the face you see in a crowd, a cause for pause to say, ‘I’m sure I’ve seen you somewhere before?’,” said founder and project owner Amber Marie, “How many toy boxes, how many teddy bears litter the story of each of us? How many treasures, how many relics, once loved have gone into the ether?”
Meeting Arman Izadi and Danny kicked the collection into gear, and through a collective effort and significant funding from Arman, Klepto Bears NFT came to life. Amber Marie’s background as an artist goes back a long way until she dropped out of college because she found the whole routine uninspiring. So she moved to Las Vegas, where she took up makeup and body art until the pandemic shut down her plans and her silver lining came in the form of Graffiti Mansion.
Klepto Bears NFT is more than just another NFT seeking investors and hoping for the best. The collection itself aims to be the best investors and holders can ever partner with. There is a pool of prizes and rewards that will be activated for owners as each roadmap milestone gets achieved. With a prize pool worth $100,000 for owners of bears to win for each 1,000th NFT that gets sold. All the prizes are embedded in vaults which are all open when the collection sells out. The prizes include items like iPhone 13 for Mint #1,000, iPadPro for Mint #2,000, LG TV for Mint #3,000, PlayStation 5 for Mint #4,000, Xbox X for Mint #5,000, Macbook Pro for Mint #6,000, Versace Robe for Mint #7,000, LV Backpack for Mint #8,000, Rolex for Mint #9,000 and Tesla for Mint #10,000. These prizes will be sent out once all the items in the collection sell out.
Klepto Bears NFT aims to inspire the art community and deliver all the promises it made pre-sale. The backing from the Graffiti Mansion has also set the tone for the assurance that all the promised prizes will be fulfilled. Amber Marie also created a few little side challenges for herself up reaching minting milestones. Some of the challenges include taking a pie to the face, getting a temporary tattoo, making dinner for the Klepto Bears crew, handing out QR codes with live Klepto Bears on the Vegas strip, eating a Ghost Pepper and tagging the street with Klepto Bear graffiti art.