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stapler wrangler

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

The Wild, Wild Desk

Snapping pencils, missing memos and staplers gone rogue: It's the wild, wild desk out there.

Keep paper pushers in line with a fun and fearless desktop wrangler, made to herd your desktop goods with a smile. Handmade from recycled steel by artist Fred Conlon, this little rogue sits tight with an extra-strong magnet that keeps staplers where you can see them--corralled to your desk. Giddyup. Handmade in USA of recycled steel. Stapler included.

Each Wrangler is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20368
Made from
reclaimed steel
Measurements
Stapler: 7.25" L x 1.25" W x 2.5" H; Wrangler: Approx. 5" L x 5.5" W x 5" H
Notes
Wrangler has magnetic base that can stick to other items, but may scratch finish. Staples not included.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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STAPLER WRANGLER
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (7)
  • Fun (6)
  • Easy to setup (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift for others (4)
  • Gifts (4)
  • Gift for myself (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bargain shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (3)

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5.0

Fun and practical

By 

from East Lansing, MI

About Me Looking for unique items

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Great gift

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Myself
    • Gift For Others

    Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

    Great father's day gift

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Makes a great gift!

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Bargain Shopper

    Pros

    • Easy Setup

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Others

      Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

      Even though I'm in my late 20's, I still have a hard time shopping for my mom--she's into quirky and whimsical things and something from a typical store just wont cut it. Well, she absolutely LOVED this as a gift!

      Luckily, the piece is NOT permanently attached to the stapler, but rather it is a magnet. You do have to be careful, otherwise it will fall off. But, at least when the stapler breaks (because they ALWAYS do!) you can just move it to the next one!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hilarious Way to Brighten Someone's Work

      By 

      from Roxbury, NJ

      About Me Bargain Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

        Love that it thought to actually include a stapler, which I somehow didn't realize from the description. My mom is tough to shop for but loves quirky and different things. I plan on expanding into the garden gremlin guys for her after the reaction to this little guy :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        As wonderful as all the Gnome-be-gones

        By 

        from Tennessee

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Myself

          Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

          This guy is as fabulous as all of Fred Conlon's critters are; just a bit of an expensive habit! But really, what won't you pay for really great, unique art?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What a great addition to my desk!!!

          By 

          from Weston

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Makes you smile
          • Safe
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Myself
            • Gift For Others
            • Gifts
            • Practical Jokes
            • Unique gift

            Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

            Just had to have this! Bought his buddy business card holder for everyone else to enjoy; but this little guy faces me and makes me smile whenever I glance his way! He doesn't fly off in use but he does swing around and sway - just like a rodeo guy should! I went ahead and bought the vintage stapler. SO GLAD I did!!! The staplers sold now are all plastic and he would not have worked on them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Stapler Wrangler

            By 

            from Johnson City, TN

            About Me Bargain Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Others
              • Practical Jokes

              Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

              My father will love it! He has started collecting these gnomes, so we will oblige him with the funniest ones.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              The most awesome stapler ever!!!!

              By 

              from Indio, Ca

              About Me Enjoy out of the ordinary, Look at things deeply, Love art sculptors

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Gentle on the palms
              • Safe
              • Sturdy and easy set up

              Cons

              • No cons at this time

              Best Uses

              • Cute at office parties
              • Love it myself

              Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

              This is a great gift even to myself! I love out of the ordinary things and to me this is one of a kind. There is nothing I can say other than it's funny, cute, works great, and I am always asked where I got it from, they enjoy looking at it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stress Reliever

              By 

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Bargain Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Entertaining
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

                I got this little guy for my dad for Father's Day. It's been a stressful year for him, and I thought he'd get a few laughs when we looked at his little buddy. He just loved it!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Super Unique and adorable!

                By 

                from Seattle, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Entertaining
                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

                  Really cute and imaginative. This artist rocks!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Piece of junk!

                  By 

                  from Tennessee

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about STAPLER WRANGLER:

                  Conlon includes a card with the item. The last sentence on the card reads ... art that doesn't suck. Obviously others have tried to tell him it sucks and he is in denial. Having received this as a gift, I am so sorry that my family member wasted their money on this piece of trash. Please, don't spend your money on this - it may not suck, but it is worthless.

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  339votes, 56 comments

                  Melanie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It's cute but doesn't seem very practical, if I have a lot to staple I feel this would become cumbersome. I wouldn't want to have to remove it every time I need the stapler.

                  Gabrielle

                  Seems like a cute idea, but expensive, and I wonder how well you can use the stapler with the little guy attached.

                  Jenny
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I get nervous with extra strong magnets around all of my computer equipment.

                  Heidi
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Related to the Gnome Be Gones?

                  Whitney
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  love it. a little expensive for what it is though.

                  Joana
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  60?!

                  Nicole
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  YEEEHAAAA!! Makes me laugh just looking at it!

                  ashley
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think it's adorable but I would never spend $60 to decorate my stapler.

                  Heather
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  When the stapler breaks, I'll be out $60. Is it going to be possible to remove the little monster from the stapler? ("Full disclosure": I own, and use on my car, a license plate holder by this artist!)

                  Jamie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love all of Fred Conlon's They have become my staple (no pun intended) housewarming gift!

                  Liz

                  Cute but not practical

                  yoanna
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  not very cute, practical, or reasonably priced.it's kinda creepy, actually.

                  Susan
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Everyone needs a bit of whimsy in their life - especially at work...and, this is hilarious! I love all of this line and look forward to each new "creature."

                  Katie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  If you need a $60 item to keep track of your stapler... clean your desk!! I like the concept and the little guy but whoa. And not every stapler is metal.

                  Renee
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  He's cute, and could make a cute gift for a colleague who is always finding their stapler moved, but I wouldn't pay that much for it.

                  Susan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Egads, this seems really silly and high priced.

                  k
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love him, but he's pricey, and no one needs another stapler. I suggest dropping the stapler and selling just the guy, or make the stapler an option: $60 with stapler, $45 without (or whatever)

                  Laura
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Stupid. Really?

                  Cheri
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  very cute idea, but very expensive

                  Janet
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Butt ugly

                  Marie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  $60 is way too much for something this useless and unattractive!

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Clever, but way too expensive.

                  Bonita
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  TACKY!!!!

                  Carole
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  $60 for a stapler, are you kidding me?

                  Beth
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I agree that it doesn't look very practical and would get in the way of using the stapler. In my case, my stapler has a plastic case and it wouldn't work as intended anyway. Cute idea that I might be interested in at a better price and if I thought of another way to use it.

                  bonnie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  sure doesn't prove it's worth to me.

                  Linda
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It looks really impractical!

                  Alicia
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  too weird for my taste

                  Cynthia
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  absolutely love them but ouch!!!

                  Stephanie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Fred Conlon is a wonderful artist. I have met him several times at his shop. I love his work.

                  Pamela
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Is this really necessary?

                  savannah
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  very cute and funny

                  Kathryn
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Really cute

                  Julia
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Too expensive, but still cute.

                  Heather
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love it!!!!!!!!!! :D I would buy it just as a fun decoration for my desk and use a different stapler to actually staple things.

                  Judy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Love the characters but the price is too high for this cute guy to sit on a stapler.

                  nichole
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  price is a little high

                  Barbara
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  cute but price point is high

                  Annie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Awesome conversation starter, and something fun to play with.

                  Coinin
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not enough whimsy for $60. Yikes!

                  Keith
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I look at my stapler way more than I use it, and I don't staple thick documents with it anyway, so two finger presses work well.

                  Kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Silly and expensive

                  linda
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  to much money

                  Merrily
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Expensive and clunky - just added clutter.

                  Debora
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not that cute!

                  Delyn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  cute but super pricey.

                  Eileen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  The creature, though he be "cool" would get in the way when trying to staple. It would become annoying.

                  MELISSA
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  cute but too pricey for just "cute"

                  Rachelle
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Kind of pointless and expensive.

                  Jody
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I love this artist's work, but I've always felt that the price was too high to actually buy anything.

                  Dana
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  This just looks creepy.

                  Tina
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I love Conlon's work, but his stuff is so expensive considering his raw materials are fairly cheap. Even with his creativity and labor, there's quite a big price markup.

                  Robin
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  $60? It's not that hard; just put the stapler back every time you use it! Also, this looks like it might have sharp edges. For those of you with kids: ER visit anyone?!?

                  Julia, UncommonGoods Community Organizer

                  Hello everyone, thanks for the great feedback! I just want to answer some earlier questions. The stapler wrangler keeps your stapler from escaping into the wild, but it doesn't compromise the functionality of your stapler. Thanks!

                  Jen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love these sculptures.

                  Sarah
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I love these sculptures, but the prices are too high!

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