Archie McPhee is a Seattle-based novelty dealer owned by Mark Pahlow. Begun in the 1970s in Los Angeles as the mail-order business Accoutrements, in 1983 it opened a retail outlet dubbed “Archie McPhee” after Pahlow’s wife’s great-uncle.
From the hilarious to the bizarre, Archie McPhee has been supplying the world with insane toys and novelties for over 25 years.
Archie McPhee has since been featured in Scientific American’s “Technology and Business” review and Time Magazine’s fifty coolest websites of 2005. In June 2009 Archie McPhee moved from its Ballard location to Wallingford, a Seattle neighborhood on the other side of Phinney Ridge, west of the University of Washington.