Monday, September 29, 2008

OH, Archie!



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. . .say that in your best Edith Bunker voice. Archie McPhee's popular novelty shop will be closing its doors after nine years in Ballard and moving elsewhere. Home of the Devil Duckie and all things plastic, schlocky, and beyond cool, it has been a much beloved fixture on Ballard's main drag. Here's the full scoop. So long, fun little shop, and farewell.

12 comments:

Laurie said...

That's tragic! I'd have loved to have been able to explore that place.

Islipian said...

Ha, I bought little slingshot piggies from their website once ;-)

Cute pic....

Strangetastes said...

I knew where this was the moment I saw the thumbnail. I love Archie, Seattle's finest shopping venue. Memories of buying my kids the little plastic germ figurines, a "Real Babies Don't Smoke" doll, oohing over Jesus, Moses and Freud action figures, the list goes on and on. Keep us informed about the new location.

Bibi said...

Oh, I love Archie McPhee's and have bought many a fun item from them, especially when my kids were little. At that time, they were on Stone Way in Seattle...so who knows where they'll go now?

"Rubber duckie, you're the one; you make bathtime lots of fun..."

Hilda said...

This is my first time to see these Devil Duckies and I love them! Sorry to hear the shop's moving, but I hope it'll still be near you. Sounds like a wonderfully fun shop!

USelaine said...

I completely respect a place that sends up the rubber duck icon. Strangetastes gives further hints that this business is too important to our sanity to die.

Maya said...

Devil Ducks! I have a few on my monitor. Too bad about Archie's.

BLEEDING ORANGE said...

Everytime I go to their website I want to buy almost everything!

Kris said...

I like the ducks, even if they are the evil spawn of Satan. ;)

babooshka said...

It is always sad when a much loved store closes. Those ducks would brighten anyones day.

Barbara Rahal said...

too bad they will be closing, too many smiles will be too!!

Tanya said...

What a poopie landlord. He better watch out for the Devil Ducks!