Archie the Talking Snowman was a 20 foot tall snowman with huge red glowing eyes that appeared every holiday season inside Chapel Hill Mall in Akron Ohio for 35 years. Sadly, when the mall came under new management in 2004 they got rid of him. My parents took me and my brother to see Archie every year when we were kids and I took my son when he was young. You would walk up a little ramp to a microphone that was in front of him and tell him what you wanted for Christmas. And the amazing thing is HE WOULD TALK BACK TO YOU! How cool is that? Then you would take a piece of candy from a bucket and be on your merry way. Who needed Santa when you could see Archie the Talking Snowman?
Unfortunately we never got any photos of Archie and I can't find any on the internets. Does anybody have any memories or photos of Archie? If you do, please post them in the comments.
Here's a couple of photos from Chapel Hill Mall I found online --