Back in June, I posted one of Electric Tiki Design‘s Teeny Weeny Mini-maquette figurines in response to a photo Intelligent Collector magazine posted to Facebook. One thing I did not mention in that post was that Electric Tiki made a number of limited edition variants of their Mini-maquettes.
Pop culture historian Mark Arnold and I were recently discussing children’s chalk boards. Mark let me know that one had been made for Casper in 1959, and provided this image:
1959 was of course a great year for Harveyana, because of the debut of Matty’s Funday Funnies on ABC-TV. We have already seen the vinyl figures Hungerford released that year. Mark claims the Casper chalk board was made in blue and black. If any of you, my readers, own one, know of one for sale, or have any additional information about these chalk boards you would like to share, please leave a comment below!
While browsing the online collections of the Strong National Museum of Play, I found a page for the Casper the Friendly Ghost game. I wanted some way to tie this new information to the exhibit, and to the BoardGameGeek link I had shared on the original post.
It was almost four years ago that I posted the Casper Bendables figure and mentioned that there was a lot of merchandise released in conjunction with the 1995 live action Casper movie. Today’s exhibit is another movie item, this time a very large keychain made by Dakin, a company better known for stuffed animals. I know I would not want to carry this around in my pocket, it is larger than a golf ball!
To see all of the Harvey Mercheum puzzles, use the “New Puzzle” post category on this website:
or visit the HMCurator creator page on Jigidi:
Today is Museum Day! Did you get your tickets already? I hope so, because I just finished reading the book we bought to accompany a museum exhibit we saw earlier this summer, and while it was very nicely made, the photos really did not do justice to the artwork. It is much better to see exhibits in person if possible, and today is a great day to do so. Search for a participating museum near you and go visit!
It was just over two years ago that I switched the Harvey Mercheum website’s theme from Suffusion to Weaver Xtreme. Weaver Xtreme supports certain Google Fonts, and I chose Roboto Slab for titles and Roboto for text (Roboto Condensed in the sidebars). Kinsta just posted on their blog that the Roboto font family is the most popular on Google Fonts, with the Condensed style sixth, and the Slab style thirteenth. I guess I made a decent choice! My original inspiration for the combination was Brian Garnder’s post Top 5 Google Font Combinations, but unfortunately, that post no longer renders the fonts correctly.