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Mr. Bacon and Bigfoot go to Comicon

Mr Bacon goes to comicon

Archie McPhee is attending the 2014 Emerald City Comicon and Mr. Bacon is coming with us. Stop by our booth and get your picture taken with Bigfoot:

AND get a free “I Saw Bigfoot at Archie McPhee” sticker:

ECCC takes place at the Washington State Convention Center starting Friday March 28th through Sunday March 30th. We’re in booth 2812 on the 3rd floor and we can’t wait to meet you. So, stop by, take a picture, buy a Unicorn Horn and grab some stickers!

Happy Birthday Archie McPhee!

March 25th is the birthday of our namesake, the real Archie McPhee. Were he still alive today, Archie would be 111 years old.

The Archie McPhee store staff will be celebrating all day long and everyone is invited to join in the festivities. Stop by and enjoy some sweet treats in honor of the man with the unforgettably awesome name.

Click here to read about the history of Archie McPhee the man and Archie McPhee the store.

The Archie McPhee store is hiring!

Holy awesome opportunities Batman, the Archie McPhee store is hiring for a full-time retail customer service position!

Wolfman cashier

Are you a fan of the weird and wonderful

Googly-eyed Jackie

Tentacle helmets

What about working with amazing customers

Dan'l Chicken

…or dressing up in strange costumes?

Panda Fuzz

If this sounds like you, then click here to check out the complete job description and then submit your resume.

Q's Mini Ball Pit

You can also drop by the store and apply in person.

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]

Slicey the Pig comes to life

One of the highlights of the Halloween season is the entire Archie McPhee store staff dressing up in different costumes for an entire week leading up to (and including) Halloween itself. There have been many truly great costumes over the years. (You can peruse a few years’ worth via the store’s Flickr account: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and of course this year: 2012)

Halloween 2012 is still a few days away, but we’ve already seen a costume that is sure to go down in Archie McPhee history as one of the best. It’s as hilarious as it is frightening. Behold the wonder that is Dan’l dressed up as Slicey the Pig Dashboard Wiggler, the only pig who is so eager for you to taste how delicious he is, he’s already carving himself up for you:

We’ve even got video of Dan’l standing in the street in front of the store, merrily slicing away at himself for passing cars:

Many customers were creeped out and children terrified, so as far as we’re concerned, mission accomplished. Happy Halloween! Who wants some bacon?

New Archie McPhee store YouTube channel

The Archie McPhee store now has its very own YouTube channel! Never again will you be at a loss for entertainment when there’s nothing good on TV.

Subscribe to the Archie McPhee store YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on a single weird, wonderful, wonderfully weird, or weirdly wonderful video.

You’ll be treated to episodes of The Dan’l Show:

The Dan'l Show! Creepy Clown Mask Fail.

Random awesome customer videos:

Gas Mask Dance!

And the joyous celebration of lesser known holidays, such as International Yodelling Pickle Day:

Traditional Dance of International Yodelling Pickle Day

Friends, this is just the beginning. There are awesome happenings afoot. Stay tuned!

Here’s to you, J.P. Patches, Seattle’s favorite clown

On Sunday, July 22nd our friend and favorite clown, the legendary J.P. Patches (aka Chris Wedes) passed away. Seattle was very lucky to have him, we feel privileged to have met him and we miss him (and his wonderful stories) already.



In this photo Shana, High Priestess of Rubber Chickens, perfectly sums up how we’re all feeling:



Thanks for all the laughs and memories, J.P. Patches. You were one-of-a-kind.