It was over four years ago that I posted about the Forever 21 x Alec Monopoly Collection. I mentioned in that post how I had tried to order a canvas tote bag from the collection, but was unable to. While going through the photos that Keith Manegre sent me, I found photos of that tote bag, and many other Alec Monopoly items. Today, I will start posting these items with the tote bag, enjoy!
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It’s almost time for back to school, and here at the Harvey Mercheum, that means pencil cases! Back in July, I posted Keith Manegre‘s Richie Rich pencil case in red with the lunch money pocket. Going through the photos he sent me, I found the pencil case in red without the lunch money pocket, and in yellow with the lunch money pocket. My feeling is that this completes the set of what was made with the Richie Rich and Dollar the Dog image: blue, yellow and red, with and without the lunch money pocket. Time will tell!
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The Parachute label of PolyGram Records got really good use out of their license agreement with Harvey Comics. They made vinyl records and cassette tapes of the few stories recorded, and packaged them alone or with a book that you could read along with the story. Today, we pluck another great guest exhibit from the vast collection of photos Keith Manegre sent me, the “The Great Pretender”, “Sky-Jack” and “Double Trouble!” stories on cassette without a read-along book:
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Today is World Photography Day! I try to share my best photos year round on this website, but everyone can participate in this day by searching social media for posts using the tag #WorldPhotographyDay. Like, comment on and share the photos that resonate with you, and if you discover a photographer whose work you appreciate, Follow them as well!
Today is the rescheduled Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)! This is the closest thing there is to a holiday for comic book fans. I am just about to head out to my friendly local comic shop to see what I can get. Enjoy!
There has been some discussion on the Harvey Comics Facebook group recently about the Harveytoons mini lunch box I posted as an exhibit back in September of 2015. I learned that there is a very cute Casper and Wendy version, which I hope to acquire an example of for the Harvey Mercheum permanent collection. And contributor Keith Manegre pointed out that the lunch box came shrink wrapped with candy inside, or empty in a clear plastic bag, and provided photo examples of each.Continue reading →
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) does not seem to be going away, much as we wish it to, so I have added a face mask to the Gift Shop. It is made from 100% polyester fabric, so it is machine washable and reusable. It is a great way to protect your loved ones, and support the Harvey Mercheum at the same time. And right now, using code SHOPZAZTODAY will save you 40% off!
No new exhibit this weekend, I have spent what time I had available updating my analysis of the JA-RU rack toy collection first posted back in March of 2019 with the new Doctor Set and my observation about the relationship between size and product number. The download link is available in the Downloads section of the left navigation bar, on the JA-RU manufacturer page, and here it is as well:
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