Sunday, January 31, 2021

Toy Story Tech Holder (from Hallmark)

Back in 2014 and 2015, Hallmark introduced a pretty amazing collection of some really tastefully done Pixar home decor products. At the time, I had purchased almost all of it and the items are still proudly displayed in my Pixar home office to this day—I genuinely loved essentially everything they had put out! 

One of the only things I didn't buy was their Toy Story inspired Rex "Tech Holder" (phone stand). I thought it was really cute, but I mainly didn't go for it because I honestly didn't think I'd have any use for it. Nowadays, I work from home where I do a lot of social media work (for my day job and blog) and have a baby I'm checking in on regularly when he's sleeping (his baby monitor/video feed comes through my phone), so I find myself wanting to prop up my phone more so that it's easier to see when notifications are coming through. That's when I remembered this phone holder and decided to track it down all these years later! I was lucky to find one recently for a great price on eBay.

So yah, I'll admit that it's still not totally necessary (it's a tad novelty and mostly just makes for a cute desk accessory), but it does have its use these days for me! I do appreciate having the phone standing up securely rather than having to look down at my desk all the time or having it leaning on a random part of one of my desk shelves. Rex peeking out from behind the stand is obviously the main thing I love about this though—it's too adorable! Rex is one of my favorite Toy Story characters and I love the simple stylization of his design here. The whole stand is very minimally done, which I like.

This stand is about 6" tall and originally retailed for $19.95. I believe it's ceramic? I can't be sure what it's made from, but it's definitely breakable.
There are actually a couple of these still on eBay right now if you're interested, so head there (using this direct affiliate link) if you'd like to pick one up for your collection! Be sure to let me know your thoughts and/or any questions you might have in the comment section below.

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