I’m not sure when the vogue for gigantic silicone phone cases made in a variety of quirky designs came into fashion, but I’m happy they’re here. My iPhone 5 is quickly becoming too “obsolete” (ugh, fast-paced technology!) for me to buy cases in usual stores, so when my old one broke, I decided to take a risk on a $10 My Neighbor Totoro-inspired case from Amazon.
I’m writing today to spread the good word of the Totoro iPhone protector, in case anyone is interested. (Many apologies.) If you’re a fan of everyone’s favorite neighbor/forest troll/roaring-and-flute-playing beast, this is the best discovery ever. Follow along as I unbox this little guy and send him out to help trees grow and march around with two smaller versions of himself, I hope.
(Usual disclaimer applies: I buy all my own stuff and am not sponsored by Pink Plastic Totoros Incorporated (though if such a company existed I surely would love to be).)
My Catbus immediately recognized her kin, even though Totoro arrived all sealed up in his packaging.
Let me out!
I have to admit that the little forest world printed on the inside of the package was quite lovely, even if Totoro would rather roam free.
The back of the box included a cute film still of Satsuki and Mei flying around on a jubilant airborne Totoro. I wish I knew how to defy physics like he does!
And here is the final Totoro, liberated and ready for adventure! Although my iPhone was too shy for a photo op, it is the perfect size for the case, and I’m pretty sure that silicone Totoro tummy will provide a good cushion in the event of a phone-drop.
The best part, though? The double-takes from passerby you get while talking your phone. Certainly worth $10.