Category Archives: Product Stories

Torpedo Story – The Department of Defense Comes After Us!

It seemed like a good idea and a good product! M5609 Torpedo $89.50 Fire one! Fire Two!  Fire as many as you want! This ROTC surplus dummy torpedo never held any actual explosives, but is looks like it did.  With its sturdy metal and plastic construction and its length of just over 51″ in length, [...]

What’s Wrong With Cap’n Danger? – A Science Fair Project

Alex, a 7th grader from Pennsylvania, sent us his science fair project in the hopes that we might find the results useful. You see, he spotted a design flaw in the parachute that lets Cap’n Danger drift safely to the ground. Although this same parachute did get used in our Skydiving Sigmund Freud product, we’re [...]

Unused Unicorn Designs – Unicorn Fail or Unifail

Back in 2005 Unicorns were all the rage. At least they were for us. We did the Avenging Unicorn and then decided to spin off the line in new and fantastic directions. Below are some of our unproduced designs. Perhaps, they will be made someday, but until then, they, like actual unicorns, exist only in [...]

The True Story of Zombie Jesus! (Even though you probably won’t believe it.)

The story of the Zombie Jesus is hotly debated by our customers. They accuse us of cleverly importing a Zombie Jesus and trying to market it as a production mistake. Even when we tell customers the truth, they tend not to believe us. So, I’m here to set the record straight. It was a mistake. [...]

Failed Snow Globes

Every once in a while we get samples from a factory that we didn’t ask for. This company decided to show us what some of our catapult ammunition would look like in snow globes. The person who put them together had a great sense of humor, but we decided not to buy them. These are [...]

Virtual Affirmation Ball

Feeling down? Depressed? Have less money in your wallet than you’d like? Use our online Virtual Affirmation Ball to put some spring back in your step! No matter how down you get, our smiling buddy will be there to compliment you and cheer you on to success. (Or, if you’re more into “irony” and such, [...]

The less we say about this the better.

It’s a bit dramatic…

Nunzilla Tattoo!

Tess Donohoe sent us a picture of her awesome new Nunzilla tattoo.  The tattoo is by Lisa Murphy and colored by Janine Ashton.  Tess tells us that she’s Irish and went to convent school which means that she has had actual encounters with Nunzillas.

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 [...]

Jabba Jam 2 – We Were Wrong!

An avid Star Wars collector points us toward a Japanese blog with a picture of the worst selling item in Archie McPhee history, Jabba Jam! The legend was that none of it ever sold, but obviously someone bought one and somehow it ended up in Japan. The text about it doesn’t translate clearly through babelfish, [...]