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ufo business card holder

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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Houston, We Have a Solution

You don't need to look to the sky to see signs of extraterrestrial life—just look next to your paperwork! Made out of recycled steel and reclaimed tools, Fred Conlon's friendly little invaders can transport your ho-hum office out of this world! A spring-loaded base allows this quirky little extraterrestrial and his spacecraft to hover over your business cards, preventing crash landings beneath your desk and allowing your sense of humor to blast off! Handmade in Utah by Fred Conlon.

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

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
21967
Made from
steel
Measurements
approx: 6.5" L x 7" H
  • 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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UFO BUSINESS CARD HOLDER
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

A+ gift for the guy who has everything!

By 

from Oceanside, Ca

About Me Bargain Hunter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Conventions
    • Office

    Comments about UFO BUSINESS CARD HOLDER:

    I bought this for my husband as a conversation piece for conventions he goes to. Nothing quite says, "Stop for a sec..." than a welded steel UFO business card holder! The construction of the piece is amazing. The only thing I would mention that wasn't so great was how dirty it was when I got it. There was a dark colored grit on it that had to be cleaned before I could give it as a gift, but I suppose that is what you get when working with steel... It would just be nice to have it nice and clean when you get it. Overall, I totally recommend this product to anyone looking for an interesting gift to give to someone who is incredibly difficult to buy for!

    Service and delivery comments:

    I was very pleased with the delivery time. I had to pay extra to ensure that I received it in time for Christmas, which I probably didn't need to do, but it was worth it to see the look on my husband's face when he opened it. The product arrived dirty, but in otherwise good condition. The item shifted a bit in transit and started to poke through the side of the box, which could have been a disaster had it poked all the way through, but I seem to have gotten lucky.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    For Science Fiction Fans

    By 

    from Oak Creek, WI

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UFO BUSINESS CARD HOLDER:

          Great coffee table centerpiece!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Unique and fun to watch

          By 

          from Vienna, VA

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Gets Immediate Attention

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about UFO BUSINESS CARD HOLDER:

            It is hilarious to watch the little alien bounce around "in space" as clients reach for my husband's business card. It has generated a lot of laughter in his office.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Out of this world

            By 

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Heavy Base
            • Sturdy Spring

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Office

              Comments about UFO BUSINESS CARD HOLDER:

              Gave this to my boss on Boss' Day 10/16/2012. He was delighted by it, although the UFO is heavy, the spring is sturdy to allow for free movement. Because we work in the Aerospace industry it was especially fitting. Many thanks - will check back often for the next new Conlon creation.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              A Flying WIN

              By 

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Practical

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about UFO BUSINESS CARD HOLDER:

                Gave this to the Boss on Boss' Day. A total WIN... as we work in the Aerospace industry. Very unique and a great conversation starter.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                4.0

                An Original.

                By 

                from San Francisco

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • As Shown In Picture
                • Handmade
                • Original
                • Very sturdy

                Cons

                • Arrived Very Dirty

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about UFO BUSINESS CARD HOLDER:

                Gift was great. Only complaint is that is was filthy when we received it (looked like it came straight from the shop without any cleaning off at all - so when I picked it up and tried to wrap it, black film got everywhere).

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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