Keith Manegre sent me scans of the pages of the 1984 Larami catalog that show the rack toys they made featuring Richie Rich, and I have added them to the manufacturer page. Note that the toys were made in 1981, but were still selling several years later. I really must get around to writing my analysis of the Larami rack toy collection, as I did with the JA-RU rack toys. I am still trying to get a 1988 JA-RU catalog, please leave a comment below or use the Contact the Curator form if you have one. My thanks again to Keith for these scans, and his continuing support of the Harvey Mercheum.
Today we mark the eight year anniversary of the Harvey Mercheum! I am very excited to have posted 29 exhibits, tying the fourth year and second only to the first year for number of exhibits posted. I am also pleased that 17 of those exhibits were guest exhibits, 16 starting the incredible collection of Keith Manegre and one from long-time supporter of the Harvey Mercheum, Mark Arnold.Continue reading →
Since we are looking at the various puzzles that Warren Paper Products made for Harvey Comics, it seems a good time to post a page that Keith Manegre scanned out of a Warren catalog showing the Harveytoons puzzles that were available at the time. Keith’s Little Dot Picture Puzzle is one of the ones shown. I have added the scan to the Warren manufacturer page.Continue reading →
I am always looking for free tools that can help me improve the Harvey Mercheum website. I had created an account with DMCA.com back when I first created the website, but I did not like the way their watermarking tool worked and decided to do it on my own in Photoshop and not use their service. They recently contacted me about my account, and I decided to look at their services again. It took a little work and a support ticket, but the DMCA badge and script have been added to the footer of every page, and their servers are currently indexing the whole Mercheum website. I hope this will help me protect my intellectual property, and prevent unauthorized duplication of my content. If you have any questions or comments about this, please use the comment form below, or use the Contact the Curator form.
It seems venerable blog directory Buzzerhut has shut down without any notice. I have removed the link to it from the “Follow the Mercheum” section of the right navigation bar. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
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 →
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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I mentioned back in October that I changed the accordion plugin I was using because the old one was no longer supported. Well, changes to jQuery in the WordPress 5.6 update broke the new plugin. I worked with the plugin creators and got it better, but not completely fixed, so I have found a new plugin and set it up. It does not look as good, at least not yet, but it works. Please try browsing the Harvey Mercheum website using the new accordion menu and let me know in the comments below, or use the Contact the Curator form if there are any problems.