Category Archives: media

Bacon Unwrapped

The Food Network just posted the segment their show Unwrapped did on us a couple of years ago. It was filmed at our Seattle store before we moved to Wallingford. You can learn two things from watching it. One, we have adorable customers. Two, we sure do have a lot of bacon stuff, huh?

Bon Appetit From Archie McPhee

Chicken Mask!

Funny or Not Funny 4 – What Does Nai Think of Handerpants?

In this episode, Nai tackles the humor quotient of the Bacon Belt, Zombie Mints, Inflatable Turkey, Squeeze Bibo, Bigfoot Statue and Handerpants. My fingers are crossed that he finds at least one of them funny.

New Funny Or Not Funny With Nai!

Nai promised that if we hit 795 views on the first episode of his series, he’d do a second episode. Well, here it is! You can watch the first episode here. If this one gets 1,032 views, he may do a third.

Funny or Not Funny With Nai

Here is the first episode of our new web series, Funny or Not Funny With Nai. Nai has been with Archie McPhee for almost 20 years and is the person we go to for wisdom. He is also one of our most opinionated employees and is not shy about sharing what he thinks of our products.  After the many long discussions [...]

Free Web-Based Emergency Yodel Button

As a company, we feel a certain responsibility to cheer people up during difficult times. The current economic downturn, bad weather and the confusing, lackluster third season of Heroes have all contributed to our decision to release a free, web-based version of one of our most popular products, the Emergency Yodel Button. This is cloudware of the [...]

Jesus Action Figure in the Weekly World News

Sure, we’ve been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, but for us the highlight of our mentions in the press came in 2002 when the now web-only Weekly World News called about the Jesus Action Figure. They were everything you would hope they would be. The woman who called had [...]

Our Book Reviewed – The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times reviewed our book, Who Would Buy This, today. The review is by Jack Broom, the man who helped make the Librarian Action Figure world famous. Not only did he enjoy the book, he dubbed our boss “The King of Quirk,” a nickname that will be repeated often in our offices. Of course, [...]

Archie McPhee’s Owner on NPR

Our owner Mark, discusses his book about the history of our company on NPR with Jeremy Richards! Click here to listen, Mark starts about 12 minutes in.

Top Five Completely Useless Christmas Gifts of 2008

We at Archie McPhee are experts at the useless, impractical and stupid. In that vein, we offer our list of the Top Five Completely Useless Christmas Gifts of 2008! They’re currently featured on our homepage, but here are the links to individual products. There are no better gifts to surprise, bewilder and confuse the people [...]