Author Archives: Uncle Archie

Introducing the Sugar Skull Air Freshener

This beautiful Sugar Skull Air Freshener glows in the dark, smells like vanilla and can make your Prius about 10 times more mysterious! Summer is winding down which means Autumn is just around the corner and, before we know it, Halloween and the Day of the Dead will be here. Make sure your car is dressed and scented for the occasion.

The Sugar Skull Air Freshener also pairs beautifully (and spookily) with our Lucky Skull Porcelain Teapot.

Order here!

Lucky dogs in gorgeous glasses

Lucky Dog Day Camp in Kalispell, MT recently held a birthday party and used our glasses in their photo booth.

Bailey and Bailee look fantastic in our Googly Eyes Glasses:

Moose is enchanting in Hypno Glasses:

Tank looks Marxian in our Disguise Glasses:

Doris is fantastically feline in our Cat Eye Glasses:

And Milo is animated in our Anime Glasses.

We sure hope we get invited to the party next time! We’ll bring the kibble.

See more cuteness here!

Introducing Finger Hands

Finger Hands! Hey dude, did you ever wonder what it would look like if your fingers had tiny hands on the end as if they were arms? It’s a freak out!

This set of five irresistible soft vinyl finger puppets fit snugly on the end of your fingers and look like a quintet of tiny right hands. Now you can give a high twenty-five.

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But wait, let’s explore a few more uses for our new Finger Hands.

Here’s the high twenty-five:

Impractical shoe tying:

Tiny business handshakes:

Adorable multi-handed peekaboo:

An excellent way to look even smarter while thoughtfully stroking your beard:

Guitar moves Eddie Van Halen couldn’t handle:

A better way to brush your bangs out of your eyes:

And a true grip on your glass of water:

We consider this proof you should buy some Finger Hands right now. Really, you need them. 

Click here to fulfill your Finger Hand duty

Archie McPhee in LEGO form

Wow! Spike Demarais (the 8 year old son of Kirk Demarais) was going through his Archie McPhee catalog and decided to make a few of the items using LEGOs:

While all the items are awesome (Spike’s LEGO version of the Party Mustache even bends!), we are especially impressed with the Dashboard Eyeball, Mr. Bacon and the Hot Dog Ear Buds.

He’s going to be an artist like his dad!

The Existential Coloring Book

The Existential Coloring Book is packed to the gills with animal-people paired with dark quotes from philosophers and other people worried about the essential dark unknowability of the universe.

It’s also full of thoughtful yet melancholy activities! From an existential connect-the-dots to a page where you can draw what Kierkegaard is thinking about, you’ll being sighing with joy as you work on them.

This looks like a coloring book for kids, but it’s probably not a good idea to give it to one, unless they’re really smart and more than a little weird.

This twenty-four page, 8″ x 10-1/4″ book is a great gift for philosophy majors or anyone else overwhelmed with a feeling of hopelessness. It features quotes from existential thinkers, mysterious pictures to color and mildly depressing activities.

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Dress-up your very own Bigfoot

We’re going to blow your mind a bit, but if you think about it, Bigfoot walks around naked. Sure, his fur makes it look like he’s all covered up, but he’s a forest-living, hippy nudist. Our new Dress-Up Bigfoot comes with 28 reusable vinyl cling pieces of clothing and accessories that you can use to dress Bigfoot to suit all sorts of moods and occasions.

Standing 16” tall and made of laminated cardboard, Dress-Up Bigfoot makes a handsome desk accessory or holiday decoration. Dress and redress Bigfoot year-round, all the clings are reusable. Bigfoot comes with lederhosen, beer hat, boxers and so much more! You can dress Bigfoot to your whim, but we’re partial to him in his tighty-whities.

Here’s a video demonstration of how to dress up Bigfoot:

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The Modest Urn, our most modestly priced receptacle

Everybody has a cheap relative and death can be expensive. You know when they die they’d be mad at you if you spent thousands of dollars on a fancy urn! That’s why we made our Modest Urn for the frugal.

This metal can, which mysteriously resembles a coffee can, comes with a sticker sheet so you can customize it for the deceased. It’s 5″ tall, 4″ diameter and has a volume of 62.8 cubic inches.

In addition, there’s a reusable interior metal seal and an exterior plastic cap to keep the ash from falling out. Includes a fill-in-the-blanks eulogy for easy mourning.
We even made a version of the urn just for pets.

Buy the Modest Urn here and the Modest Pet Urn here.

Horse Head Mask receives presidential handshake

Why yes, these are photos of President Obama shaking hands with someone wearing one of our Horse Head Masks. This awesomely surreal moment occurred on Tuesday night, July 8, 2014, as the President was greeting people along the streets of downtown Denver, CO.

Proving once again that there’s no telling where our Horse Head Mask might show up next, the photo above was taken by Jewel Samad and the one below by New York Times photographer Doug Mills.

Of course, it didn’t take long for The Internets to react in hilarious fashion, which is how we arrive at this amazing third photo.:

Click here to buy your own Horse Head Mask!

Visit BuzzFeed for additional images.

[Photos via the LA Times and BuzzFeed]

This pickle screams so that you don’t have to

Introducing the Screaming Pickle! You love the Yodelling Pickle when you’re happy, but now there’s the Screaming Pickle for more stressful days. Why would a pickle scream? We have no idea, but we’ve found it to be a great stress reliever around the office.

It’s the perfect thing to keep on your desk at work or in your car to express your frustration for you. Having a bad day? Just press the button and this pickle sounds off with a dilly of a scream so loud it can be heard in the next barrel. Lets everyone around you know to stay out of your way. Click here to listen to the pickle scream.

Buy one here!

Bon voyage to the Happy Mutant Mobile

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Boing Boing just unveiled their Happy Mutant Mobile, a fantastically modified 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. That’s right, Boing Boing is hitting the road and they’re taking all sorts of wonderful weirdness with them.

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The vehicle was modified by Theresa Contreras and her team at San Dimas, CA-based L&G Enterprises. The interior features a library containing all sorts of sensational reading materials provided by Fantagraphics Books and Last Gasp. The rear doors open to reveal an honest to goodness Cabinet of Curiosities. Archie McPhee was delighted to contribute a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities for this awesome feature.

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The Happy Mutant Mobile is an awesome mobile library, wunderkammer and blogging/video studio perfect for on-the-road interviews. Bon voyage friends!

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[via Boing Boing]