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  • Seattle Sketcher Visits our Design Department

    Posted on December 14 2012

    When Seattle Sketcher, Gabriel Campanario, stopped by our corporate headquarters to meet our design team we weren't sure what to expect. But the resulting article, Twisted Toys from Twisted Minds,...

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  • Jabba Jam

    Posted on December 11 2012

    In the early 1990s, we found some musty boxes of Jabba the Hutts on the third floor of an open air parking garage in downtown Chicago. The guy offering them for...

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  • DAVE BARRY'S 2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

    Posted on November 24 2012

    Dave Barry chose our items for his 2012 Christmas gift guide! He selected the Squirrel Mask, Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats, and the Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Humans. Here’s what...

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  • Vinderpants Video with Chester McGuinness

    Posted on June 13 2012

    Chester McGuinness is back again with a new product, Vinderpants: the underpants for your wine. He helps a couple make a love connection and avoid naked wine.  Here are a...

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  • Fuzz Action Figure

    Posted on February 01 2012

    Remembering the Fuzz Action Figure This item has been discontinued and is no longer for sale. If you have a great memory of it or would like us to bring...

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  • Free Fold-Up Piano

    Posted on December 01 2011

    A free papercraft piano! We once made a whole series of composer action figures, but they have been discontinued. However, we designed a piano to go along with them that you...

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  • Ear Guards: Chester McGuinness stops ear spiders

    Posted on September 29 2011

    Chester McGuinness wants you to stop bugs from crawling in your ears while you sleep with Ear Guards! This infomercial deals with a very real problem: spiders crawling into your...

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  • HIgh Priestess of Rubber Chickens, Shana Iverson

    Posted on June 21 2011

    Our very own Shana Iverson was featured in the Seattle Times "Cool Jobs" column. Shana not only manages the Archie McPhee Seattle Store, she also directs the wholesale part of...

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  • Wired Magazine visits Archie McPhee

    Posted on April 28 2011

    The wonderful folks at Wired dropped by the Archie McPhee store in Seattle for a visit. Not only did they write amazing things about it, they took some absolutely gorgeous...

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  • Nun Punching Puppet

    Posted on October 02 2009

      This item has been discontinued and is no longer for sale. If you have a great memory of it or would like us to bring it back, leave a...

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  • Bacon Unwrapped - The Food Network Visits Archie McPhee

    Posted on September 14 2009

    We're world famous for our bacon products. In recognition of that fame, the Food Network show Unwrapped came to document the overwhelming baconosity of the Seattle Archie McPhee store. The...

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  • Vladimir Lenin Head Pop Lollipop

    Posted on July 29 2009

    This item has been discontinued and is no longer for sale. If you have a great memory of it or would like us to bring it back, leave a comment...

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  • Interview with Kirk Demarais, Author of Life of the Party

    Posted on May 05 2009

    S.S. Adams, now owned by Magic Makers, was the original American novelty company. For their 100th anniversary, they released a pictorial history of their products called, Life of the Party. Kirk...

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  • Extreme Superstores Visits Archie McPhee

    Posted on November 06 2008

    In 2008 the Travel Channel visited our old Ballard Archie McPhee location for their show Extreme Superstores and produced this really fun video. Of course most of the products are...

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