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Know your googly eyes

We had a problem around the office. Now that we have three sizes of Googly Eyes for sale, how do we display them in a way that people will understand which googly is which?

The picture above is the first thing that popped into our heads. On the tree you see Giant Googly Eyes (7″ diameter). The pig is wearing our Big Googly Eyes (3″ diameter). The toast has been personified using Emergency Googly Eyes (1/2″ to 1-3/16″ diameter). 

As soon as we come up with something better, we’ll post it.

Googly-eyed shenanigans at ECCC

Jenny Sparks and her husband Lars made brilliant use of a pair of our Giant Googly Eyes here in Seattle last weekend at the Emerald City Comicon.

Googly Eye Galactus

Googly Eye Batman

They mounted the Giant Googly Eyes on a stick and asked cosplayers to pose for photos with them. As you can see the results are nothing short of awesome.

Googly Eye Harley Quinn

Googly Eye Klingon

Even our own underpants-wearing squirrel got in on the action:

Believe it or not, the photos you see here are just the tip of the awesome iceberg.

Click here to view the complete set.

Cover that bald spot with a Tattoupée

Tattoos are more popular than ever these days, which is why we’ve created different sets of temporary tattoos to enable people to get in on the fun without the commitment, pain, or expense of the real thing. Now we’ve taken temporary tattoos to a whole new level:

Introducing Tattoupées: They’re tattoos… They’re toupees… They’re tattoupées!

The perfect present for your favorite baldy. They’re so cool, you’ll wish you were bald. (At least that’s what you’ll tell them.) You get 35 temporary tattoos for a hairless cranium, including a spit curl, a “certified bald” stamp and a skull port. They’re also a great gift for an Over-the-Hill party. Each set of Tattoupées comes in a beautifully decorated collectible tin.

Click here for more info

Happy Presidents’ Day!

How do United States presidents celebrate Presidents’ Day?
It appears that George Washington celebrated his birthday and Presidents’ Day by enjoying a delicious Lucky Penny Sucker.



Just in case you were wondering, Abraham Lincoln in lollipop penny form tastes like root beer. Is it wrong for one president to lick the image of another? If it’s wrong, we don’t want to be right.

[Photo via at the Archie McPhee store in Seattle]

Random fun at the push of a button

We’re proud to introduce a new feature on the Archie McPhee website:

The Random Product button!



Our products are already totally random. In our many futile attempts to organize them into categories (other than the obvious ones like mustaches and bacon) we realized it was impossible and that no one is actually looking for anything we’re selling. To solve that problem, we’ve put a Random Product button on every product page. That way, you can explore our site without knowing what you want. Click the picture above and you’ll be taken to your first random page. Then, keep clicking. It’s addictive and you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something you never knew existed.

Click for a random product

Giant Glow in the Dark Googly Eyes

Giant Googly Eyes are all sorts of fun in the light of day, but what happens when the sun goes down? Just because it’s dark outside doesn’t mean the googly-eyed fun has to end. Thanks to these new giant, glow-in-the-dark googly eyes you can avoid such a trag-eye-dy!

These eyes look amazing during the day and in the dark of night. Just peel off the adhesive back and start sticking them to things. Exposure to light charges up their glowing action. They’re perfect for decorating tombstones, your garage, a haunted house or just hanging above your child’s bed and telling him that a monster is watching him sleep. A million laughs!

This is an Archie McPhee exclusive!

Happy Chinese New Year!

The 2013 celebration of the Lunar or Chinese New Year takes place on February 10th. That’s less than two weeks away! 2013 is the Year of the Snake, which means we’ll be celebrating by enjoying delicious cinnamon Snake Lollipops.

These serpentine treats may look dangerous but, provided you remember to brush your teeth regularly, they’re pretty harmless and completely delicious. And this year Snake Lollipops make a perfect Chinese New Year gift or party favor.

萬事如意 “May all your wishes be fulfilled!”

Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats

Thanks to their cool and aloof demeanors you might never guess it, but cats love dressing up as other animals, particularly mythological creatures like the awesome unicorn. That’s precisely why we designed the Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats.

Cats love it!

Still don’t believe us? Take a look at our very own Molly, who’s wearing an Inflatable Unicorn Horn (for humans), and her awesome kitty Spyke:

Order one today and make your own cat’s dreams come true!

[gif via pleatedjeans and imgur]

Introducing the Pigeon Mask

Our new latex Pigeon Mask is a perfect excuse to spend the afternoon hanging out on statues or in front of monuments of all kinds. Take one on your next trip and photograph yourself terrorizing pigeons around the world.

Or turn the mask into an awesome science experiment: Will flocks of pigeons accept you as one of their own? Will people throw you popcorn or bread crumbs?

Just remember, wearing a Pigeon Mask doesn’t actually enable you to fly.
You’ll need a jet pack for that.