Archie McPhee

I was browsing a couple of favorite websites looking for Christmas ideas which was a good chance to hit some old favorites that I hadn’t visited in awhile. If you’re looking for very quirky, fairly cheap gifts for friends, Archie McPhee is a fun place to browse. They have, for example, the Cold War Unicorns playset:

Cold War Unicorns

The Cold War Unicorns Play Set allows you to play out the intense struggle between two global superpowers in the majestic fantasy world of the Unicorn! Can the Communist Unicorn’s horn of classless social structure hold up against the Freedom Unicorn’s hooves of capitalist opportunity? Each hard vinyl unicorn is 3-3/4″ tall with articulated joints for all sorts of dramatic poses.

They also have a Ninja Clock:

Ninja Clock

It’s pretty much common knowledge that ninjas control time. Just when you think you’ve got one in a bad spot, he’ll stop time and you’ll wake up three days later in the engine room of a Chinese cargo ship with double vision and a mysterious rash. This 13″ tall, plastic time piece features nunchuck hands and a swinging ninja pendulum. Requires one AA battery (included).

And one of my favorites (it’s a close running with the Avenging Narwhal Playset), the Marie Antoinette Action Figure:

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette’s reign as the Queen of France was clouded in controversy. Her extravagant lifestyle led many to believe that she was not worthy of the throne and eventually she became widely despised as the epitome of incompetence and frivolity within the French royalty. During the French Revolution, Marie was stripped of her crown, imprisoned and beheaded by guillotine in front of a cheering crowd. This 5-1/2″ tall, hard vinyl figure features amazing “Ejector Head Action,” and comes with a removable plastic wig and dress.

Fun stuff!

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4 thoughts on “Archie McPhee”

  1. Believe it or not, I bought the Unicorn set for The Boy last year at Xmas. He wanted it… not sure why. I bought him lots of other stuff from Archie McPhee also. The items don’t cost much, but I think their shipping is outrageous.

    off with her head…. poor woman.

  2. Kathy – The ejector head is the main reason I love that thing.

    KC – *laugh* I can see The Boy wanting that for some twisted reason. It’s been years since I ordered – a shame if their shipping got crazy.

    Phoenix – Isn’t it?

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