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Bacon (2002)
Historical Characters (2002)
Li'l Sideshow (2002)
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The Cubes (2002)
Unicorn (2002)
Toylines (chronological order)
2002 Bacon
2002 Historical Characters
2002 Li'l Sideshow
2002 Pop Culture Characters
2002 The Cubes
2002 Unicorn
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About Accoutrements    
Accoutrements, located in Seattle, Washington, has been creating original and exclusive gifts, toys and novelties since 1980.

From humble beginnings the company has grown steadily into an internationally respected vendor that sets the standard in pop culture novelties with a unique blend of creativity, innovation, and style.
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From the News Archive
Accoutrements 2007 Someone Finally Notices Their Jesus Action Figure

We had a birthday in our house yesterday. In preparation, toy stores were visited. And in one, on Yonge St., squeezed between one shop flogging stylish home furnishings and another dealing in designer kiddy togs, was found an 'action figure Jesus.'
Well, for heaven's sakes, I said, astonished.
Exactly, the mother of the birthday boy replied.
You could easily have missed him, set as he was amid the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers and Toy Story stars and the metrosexual Lord Farquaad from Shrek and the cast of Lord of the Rings and the muscle-bound wrestling heroes from WWF.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but it's not at all clear the manufacturers of this line of products have bought the proposition that the meek will inherit the Earth – the action figure of the obsequious Waylon Smithers from The Simpsons notwithstanding.
Anyway, there he stood in the plastic bubble packaging, backed by a picture of the Holy Land, apparently sent among us by Accoutrements: Outfitters of Popular Culture of Seattle, looking pretty much as portrayed in most Sunday school renderings – long hair, beard, long white robes, sandals, arms slightly akimbo, palms up.
' `I did not come to judge the world but to save it:' John 12:47,' said the package.
A task that would be made much easier, presumably, by his 'poseable arms & gliding action!' (Not to mention the handiness of the latter for walking on water.) In fact, it looked like it was going to take all the gliding action available just to deal with the multitude of raging, palpably sinful and entirely homicidal looking demons of film and fantasy packaged nearby.
But it turns out John Lennon was wrong. The Beatles, judging by the fact they weren't in the iconic assortment, were not more popular than action figure Jesus.
In fairness, he did appear to be challenged by other historical figures, most notably from the world of sports. Though it's hard to imagine modern kids will find action figures of Pete Maravich, Willis Reed, Marcel Dionne any less bafflingly ancient than Jesus.
'He has been the topic of many heated theological debates,' someone from Accoutrements had written on the package. 'Although he is understood in many different ways, everyone seems to agree that he was a remarkable man.'
And, jeez, sportscaster Brent Musberger must have been, too, because there was an action figure of him. Made in China, the poor soul who cobbled it together was probably mystified, if a thought was given to the matter at all, why he was churning out this benign looking soul among the other savage celebrities of Western culture.
Naturally, there was also the usual warning. However adept his namesake might have been at saving lives, action figure Jesus constituted a choking hazard, small parts unsuitable – and too theologically challenging – for children under three years.
But there was good news. The packaging had been 'made with recycled paper.' So the planet was being saved at least in that respect.
Anyway, it had been marked down from $19.99 to $12.99, plus $1.82 in taxes, there being no respite from rendering unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.
Posted 6/11/2007
Accoutrements Nov 2006 Ring Bell For Service

Ring Bell For Service 
       
       
   
An Annoying Gift For Lazy People
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Surely you know someone you wish to give an annoying gift to, or perhaps someone who could use something just like the Ring Bell For Service. You've seen these at hotels, fine eateries, and in sitcoms where someone is sick. (Perhaps Cousin Larry gave one to Balki once.) Now you can have one of your very own-- but hide it from your kids!
 
       
       


Description:
Wouldn't it be great to have a magic bell that made someone wait on you hand and foot? Well, now you can at least have the bell. This nickel-plated bell is the perfect gift for a new bride or groom that wants to gain an instant edge in their new marital relationship. The base of the bell is 3 1/2-inches in diameter and just like the bell on the counter of a hotel, you push down with your palm to make it ring. Why strain your voice with yelling or nagging when you can ring the bell as a signal to bring food or as a reminder that work needs to be done? Not recommended by marriage counselors or child psychologists.
Posted 11/14/2006
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