Category Archives: Archie McPhee Seattle Store

Dueling Tentacles

Tentacular Lovecraftian summer fun and an outstanding new way to settle points of honor: Pistols at dawn are old hat and, frankly, more than a little dangerous. Here at Archie McPhee we demand satisfaction with a contest of Inflatable Tentacle Arm versus Inflatable Cthulhu Arm.

Dashboard wigglers on The Dan’l Show

Allow us to introduce The Dan’l Show! Starring…wait for it…Dan’l! In this first episode Dan’l enthusiastically demonstrates two of our newest items, Slicey the Pig Dashboard Wiggler and the Dashboard Monsters. Dan’l is so devoted to his demonstration that he gets a bit carried away and encounters some technical difficulties. Let’s hope he recovers to [...]

Fluffernutter Fun!

The amazing Rusty Blazenhoff stopped by Archie McPhee yesterday to spread the gospel about Marshmallow Fluff. Rusty is not a paid spokesperson, just a true Fluff zealot who wants you understand her passion. She gives her tips on making Fluffernutters, then hands them out to happy customers. Watch a classic Fluff commercial here.

Wired Does Archie McPhee!

Wired, our favorite tech magazine and website, stopped by our store during a recent Seattle trip. They put together a beautiful collection of photos you can see by clicking here. Thanks, Wired!

Free Rubber Chicken Day!

We sure had a blast giving out free Rubber Chickens yesterday. Here’s a video of the line of customers waiting to get in to claim their chicken! Hope you got yours.

Wallingford Beast

Ever since moving into our new location in Wallingford last year, there have been some strange things happening. For obvious reasons, we’re used to strange things happening, but these defied rational explanation. At night, while closing up, we’ve heard an odd screeching sound that sounded like an animal’s cry. The alley behind the store is constantly full of [...]

Archie McPhee’s Bacon Boutique

We were on the Food Network last night! It was an episode of Unwrapped that focussed on, what else, Bacon! We got an interesting peek into their production process. They filmed at our store over a year before the segment was shown on TV. If you look at the picture of the two adorable customers [...]

Goodbye Rocket, Hello 826

One of the bad things about moving our Seattle retail store to a smaller location is that we had to get rid of some of our larger items. Most of the items that wouldn’t fit moved to our business offices.  As an example, here’s a picture of the “Santa Claus in Dentist Chair with Spider” [...]

History of Archie McPhee

On the occasion of our new location in Wallingford, we thought we’d look back at some of our previous stores. In 1983 we opened our first  location on upper Fremont Ave next to the Pink ‘N Pretty Beauty Salon in Fremont/Wallingford. This was a store with folding tables and open cardboard boxes full of awesome [...]

The Last Rubber Chicken in Ballard

After 10-1/2 years, at 3:37 p.m., on May 31, 2009, the last Rubber Chicken at the Ballard Archie McPhee store was photographed, tagged and taken away. The floors were swept, the cornucopia of stuff hanging from the ceiling taken down and the giant devil head transported eastward in the back of a pickup truck beneath [...]