Archie McPhee digs deep into their weird product archives

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“Who bought this? Who wanted this?”

Seattle-based novelty company Archie McPhee is bringing out the weird with a new web series that is reminiscent of the low-budget cable shows of yore, and I mean that in the best way possible. The Archie McPhee Archives with Mr. Q premiere starts with a guy in a leopard-print fez and a black sweatshirt emblazoned with a big white question mark (“Mr. Q”) digging through cryptically-marked banker boxes in the company’s warehouse. We’re then shown each of the bizarro items he chose, one by one. Of course, he saves the best for last. Two words: Mutant. Farm.

As someone who has toured that very warehouse and has dreamt about rifling around in each one of those boxes, I really appreciate this new show. Can’t wait to see what they showcase next.

The series was inspired by the items they share in their “too weird” for their “main [Instagram] account,” Cult of Bibo. Here’s a taste:

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Inspiration for 2020

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Usually everything is better with googly eyes. Usually. #thrifthorror

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