Summer gets shorter every year. It is hard to believe it is almost time for children to go back to school. School supplies are very common items to feature popular characters, and Harvey characters were no exception. While today’s exhibit is not particularly old, it is rare in that I have only seen this one. It is also fairly unusual in that, by 1982 when this item was made, people did not generally use book straps. I know I used a backpack to carry my books, and everyone I knew did as well.
There was some discussion recently on the Harvey Comics Facebook page about the Richie Rich Wacky Wobbler. I must confess that this is my least favorite item in the Harvey Mercheum Permanent Collection. Richie looks smug, with an obnoxious smirk that even the most off-model art I have ever seen of him does not depict. To add insult to injury, Funko then put random money quotes on the box, such as “Greed is good!” and “Show me the money!”. Anyone who knows the character of Richie Rich knows that this is not appropriate.
Be that as it may, bobbleheads are certainly popular collectibles, and Funko has made quite a few of them over the years.
Continued from part 2:
From the beginning, I envisioned the exhibit pages as being static. I wanted them uncluttered, and I wanted to be able to print them (I keep a binder of the exhibits I have posted). This fit nicely with my original concept for the website being a set of static HTML pages. Once I decided to use WordPress, I found out about “Pages” and felt they would work for the exhibits as long as I disabled comments on them.
When I first started experimenting with the website layout, I was not going to have the blog at all. Fortunately I realized the folly of this thinking, and set up the blog page and enabled comments on the blog posts to allow interaction with visitors. Then I had to put a link at the bottom of the blog post to the exhibit page, and later added a link at the bottom of the exhibit page back to the blog post to make navigation easier for visitors. I also added a “Back” button to the exhibit page for the same reason.