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.
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!
I really must apologize. I know I said things are crazy around here, and I know I was away for a weekend to go to TerrifiCon, but it has been more than a month since I posted a new exhibit. It’s great to make improvements to the Harvey Mercheum website, such as enabling Rocket Loader, but without exhibits, there would be no Harvey Mercheum website to improve.
Well, another birthday in the books, but today I am continuing the celebration by posting one of the most recent acquisitions for the permanent collection. I did not even have this item on my want list, because it is so rare, I never thought that I had a chance at owning one. Now that I own it, I would love to rip it open and play with it!
One of the biggest news items in comics this week was about Stephen A. Geppi donating over 3,000 items from his personal collection to the Library of Congress. This was somewhat sad news to me, because these items had been on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum since 2006, but I never got to visit.
Apologies for being so lax in posting new exhibits recently. Today we resume the number 998 short Richie Rich Three Dimensional Stickers with a new hanger and a new sticker sheet. The hanger is orange, and features Richie daydreaming about multicolored bags of money. The sticker of the same art work is right below this image. The most interesting thing about this exhibit, however, is that this is the first item featuring the The Clown Prince of Show Biz, Jackie Jokers!
Guest contributions always take priority in my book, and today we have a nice item from a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. I have mentioned before that a wide variety of pins were made featuring Harvey comics characters. I have also talked about the difference between pin-back buttons and the thick metal, enameled pins designed as collectibles rather than promotional items. Today’s exhibit is one of the latter, a roughly one inch tall pin of our favorite little devil, Hot Stuff. The contributor mentioned purchasing the pin about thirty years ago at a 7-Eleven store. 7-Eleven is where I used to go at least once a week to check the spinner rack for new Richie Rich comics in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Unfortunately, there is no information on the back of the pin, so there is very little data to go with the exhibit. Enjoy anyway!
Taking a break from the Richie Rich Three Dimensional Stickers today to feature one of the first items in the permanent collection. I thought I had photographed and featured this item a long time ago, but I was wrong. Shoelaces printed with various characters were very popular during my childhood. With the rise of Velcro straps, do kids even know what shoelaces are any more? The paper band around the laces states that they are 40 inches long. I do not know if other lengths were made. To my knowledge, this is the only item that LJN made under license for Harvey. Enjoy!