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.
While researching Bunny Ball for last weekend’s exhibit, I discovered a reference on the Comic Vine website. I spent some time exploring Comic Vine, and found a number of Harvey characters. I have now gone through all the Characters Depicted archive pages and added links to the appropriate article in Comic Vine, if available. If you have any suggestions for other improvements to the archive pages, please leave a comment below, or use the Contact the Curator form!
It feels like it was just recently that I added accordion functionality to the “Browse Collection By” menu, but it was way back in July of 2018. Yesterday, after I posted those great guest photos from Tony Busan, I ran a long-overdue plugin audit. The audit revealed that the accordion menu plugin I installed in July of 2018 had been discontinued in April of this year. I have now installed and configured a new plugin. It looks fine on my desktop and phone, 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.
Sorry for not posting last weekend, I bought myself a new desk and spent the weekend reorganizing my home office. Before I got going on that project, I read an updated post on the Search Engine Journal about 21 Web Directories That Still Have Value. I was glad to see mentions of AboutUs and Blogarama. After reading this post, I decided to withdraw the Harvey Mercheum from bloglovin’. Their logo has been removed from the “Follow the Mercheum” section of the right navigation bar. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.