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(KRT Wire)   Move over, Mattel: The king of weird toys is hanging on to market share by producing things like the smoking baby, angel snot and hopping lederhosen   ( sanluisobispo.com) divider line
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2004-12-21 10:00:20 AM  
link useless with out pics.
2004-12-21 10:01:21 AM  
I got my cousin a cockroach covered lunchbox from these guys a few years back, she thanked me again and again for being the coolest 4th grader in the lunchroom.
2004-12-21 10:06:21 AM  
Just what I always.. umm... nevermind.
2004-12-21 10:08:45 AM  
Archie McPhee / Accountrements rock. I'm afraid to admit how many of their products I own.
2004-12-21 10:11:18 AM  
Lemme know when they release G.I. Jew:

"you call this a bagel?"

2004-12-21 11:31:31 AM  
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A smoking baby? HA, that's imitatable!
2004-12-21 02:26:31 PM  
2004-12-21 02:27:20 PM  
As an end-of-the-year present, I once got my teacher Leaping Lederhosen (He was from Germany). Those things are hilarious.
2004-12-21 02:27:37 PM  
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2004-12-21 02:27:47 PM  
This is begging to be a photoshop contest, difficulty: no family guy...

/come on baby heimlich, spit it out
/(the baby spits out fire)
2004-12-21 02:28:32 PM  
i just wanted to say how great archie mchpee is. I remember back in the day (1980s) my dad ordering the random bag 'o' crap from them and being so excited with my useless rubber animals and amoeba pocket protector
2004-12-21 02:29:47 PM  
"Are you smoking yet?"

(followup to NuttierThanEver)
2004-12-21 02:32:33 PM  
Here's a pic for the whiners: Nunzilla

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2004-12-21 02:33:48 PM  

/followup to BarkingPumpkin
2004-12-21 02:34:16 PM  
Bah, guy I know created/sells Living Dead Dolls. Far more creative, I feel. And Cooler!

/ Go Damien! Go Ed!
//Give em hell...and then some!
2004-12-21 02:34:42 PM  
I always used to drop in the Archie McPhee store when visiting Seattle. Is it still there?
2004-12-21 02:35:37 PM  
I remember the Garbage Pail Kids!
2004-12-21 02:40:39 PM  
That article was waaaay to long and descriptive. Definitely needs pics. If I had the attention span necessary to read that, I'd just pick up some Faulkner instead.
2004-12-21 02:42:13 PM  

I want one/some

//corporate whore
2004-12-21 02:44:22 PM  
Thought I was being a good future dad by buying a football, baseball glove & bat for my son due in March 05. Didn't realize toys had taken such a strange turn. On second thought guess my kids will be the only ones not getting this junk for birthdays & Christmas. Think they will grow up ok. Buzzy. [I want a new Super HOrnet for Christmas.]
2004-12-21 02:51:20 PM  

Sure is, up in Ballard.
2004-12-21 03:01:05 PM  
I'm partial to the syphalis lunch box and bacon car freshener myself.
2004-12-21 03:02:50 PM  
d0st03vsky --thanks! I can't wait to go back!
2004-12-21 03:12:40 PM  
I just got "Humphrey the Humping Dog" for my cube at work. It's funny the looks you get when you strap a toy humping dog to your leg then walk to the printer, maybe chat with a few people on the way there and act as if nothing is out of the ordinary. That thing is damn loud too.
2004-12-21 03:13:24 PM  
Angel Snot has been around for years. I know, I have some :)
2004-12-21 03:15:57 PM  
I just bought the hopping leiderhosen for a German-descended pal of mine.

I also picked up a "Crazy Cat Lady" action figure for someone who doesn't get why owning 5 cats is a little creepy.
2004-12-21 03:19:20 PM  
Not only is McPhee still there in Ballard, but they have expanded to the building across the parking lot, more than doubling in size!
2004-12-21 03:22:15 PM  
OH MY GOD. I want ALL of this stuff. From Nunzilla to the resin Easter Island head to the rubber bats/chickens/nuns, all of it.

Internet shopping is dangerous if many of your impulses are quelled simply by lack of local availability...
2004-12-21 03:23:31 PM  
Tastes like happy!
2004-12-21 03:24:40 PM  
I ordered the big box of stuff last week.... it's on the way!!! woo hooo!
2004-12-21 03:36:47 PM  
the guy in the bathtub is the founder:

[image from seattletimes.nwsource.com too old to be available]

i live about 4 blocks from their store.
2004-12-21 03:46:24 PM  
Bah, I BLEW the Living Dead Dolls (Damien and Ed) and it was nuthin special. I'm kidding - I work with them.
2004-12-21 03:58:08 PM  
Archie McPhee's rocks...and Ballard aint too shabby either...

/viva la freaks!!
2004-12-21 04:20:58 PM  
I like smoking babies as much as the next guy, but they're REALLY good deep fried.

/ticket please.
2004-12-21 04:52:56 PM  
I've got a big stash of Archie McPhee's hoodley-hoo upstairs just waiting to be wrapped and distributed for Christmas. I've only ever traveled to Seattle once, but AM's was my first stop once I got off the plane.
2004-12-21 05:07:52 PM  
I have had a strong and abiding relationship with mcphee.com for years and years. I own every single monkey with fez item they carry, as well as a vast assortment of other cool junk (Easter Island head, monkey king, cast-iron monkey bank, etc.) AND... I just got a Big Box O' Stuff along with several other items I ordered for xmas gifts! McPhee rocks. Hard.
2004-12-21 07:41:48 PM  
Smoking baby? That's so 20 years ago!

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2004-12-21 08:23:59 PM  
Have fun!


2004-12-21 08:53:04 PM  
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Tastes like happy
2004-12-21 08:59:19 PM  
Archie McPhee is cool, but Ballard? Well maybe if you like old people and shiaty drivers.

/better keep that turn signal on while driving through Ballard
//has lived in Ballard for 20 years
2004-12-22 01:04:18 AM  
You may have killed her when you shoved all the dollar bills down her throat, you may have killed her when you hit her with the stool; I don't know, I'm not a doctor. But I'll tell you what didn't kill her...smoking.
2004-12-22 01:10:45 AM  
My family has known about these guys since the mid eighties. I loved my glow-in-the-dark rubber squid I got for my 8th birthday.
/still have it somewhere
2004-12-22 01:55:09 AM  
[image from sc.groups.msn.com too old to be available]

Look! He's taking another puff!!

/Thought you said "smoking monkey..."
2004-12-22 08:09:45 AM  
lots of words.
2004-12-22 11:45:20 AM  
Did you say smoking monkey?

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