Just a reminder that the first TBU (Toy Bloggers United) contest ends Sunday. There is still time to head over to the contest post on The Toy Box (from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine) and leave a comment. Also remember to visit the other sponsoring websites: Action Figure Barbecue, Cool and Collected and Toyriffic.
In the spirit of community, I would like to mention that contributions of photos to be featured as exhibits on this website are always welcome. Please use the Contact the Curator form to let me know what Harvey item you have that you would like to see featured here!
Firefox 36.0 has been released, and this version should resolve the problems with viewing the background image of this website that I mentioned previously.
Also, just a reminder that there is still time to register for the first Toy Bloggers United contest by leaving a comment on this post at The Toy Box (from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine). The contest closes Sunday, so get those comments in!
Much as I am sure you all enjoy my witty banter, we all know the true value in this website is in the exhibit pages, with their interpretive information and photographs. It is with this in mind that I have decided to improve the website by uploading larger-dimensioned images. I do not want to say “higher resolution”, because the resolution remains 72ppi (pixels/inch) for screen viewing, I mean more pixels on a side. All images uploaded to date were resized to be 600 pixels wide. Now I am making the larger side 2,048 pixels. This is so I can make @2X versions of the images to be served to visitors using Apple devices with the Retina display. I encourage Apple users to leave comments below as to how the new larger exhibit images look.
Today marks the start of a new era for Richie Rich. The license to most of the Harvey characters is currently held by DreamWorks, and DreamWorks has teamed up with Netflix to produce a new live-action Richie Rich series. The characters and backstory seem to have been substantially changed, you can read more about the new series here:
It seems there are at least four other Harvey Comics matchbooks, in addition to the one I featured here. They depict the Black Cat, Joe Palooka, Babe Ruth Sports and Fun Parade. If anyone has any of these they would like to share, please use the Contact the Curator form.
In addition, I recently saw what I think was a maroon or burgundy version of the Harvey snapback hat, with the same embroidery as the turquoise and yellow versions I featured previously. How many colors exist? I am guessing when Harvey placed the order for the hats, they checked “Assorted” for the colors. Again, if you have a color not already featured here, please use the Contact the Curator form to share, or leave a comment below.
Cleanup day here at the Mercheum. I have made some changes to the Item Types taxonomy. I have tested everything I could think of, and the changes seem to be working. If you notice any problems with the data on the exhibit pages, navigating using the “Browse Collection By:” tree, or any other odd behavior, please use the Contact the Curator form to let me know!
Visitors to the Harvey Mercheum using Firefox 35.0.1 may be experiencing problems with the background image. It may not load completely, leaving part of the background black, or may fill the background but stay pixellated or blurry. We are working to resolve this issue, apologies in the meantime. The exhibits and the Mercheum Blog are unaffected, please continue enjoying the website content.
Happy Valentine’s Day Harvey fans! Today I am pleased to announce that the Harvey Mercheum has contributed to the first TBU (Toy Bloggers United) contest. This first round is being hosted by The Toy Box, and currently other contributors include Action Figure Barbecue and Cool and Collected. The contest officially starts Monday February 23rd, and I will post more details as they become available.