Great Artifacts of Hanna-Barbera Merchandising

While strolling through an antique collective in Sebastopol, California this weekend, I came across an unopened vintage package of Huckleberry Hound birthday party plates (pardon the fuzzy iPhone photo):

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The characters represented include a poor tracing of a stock post of Huck, even worse renditions of Yogi, Boo Boo, Yakky Doodle, Snuffes, and Mr. Jinks, a barely recognizable Pixie and Dixie, a couple of crows, a wasp…and a giant cowboy mouse wearing a hat identifying himself as “Tex.”

I don’t remember a Tex Rodent in early Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Am I forgetting him?

4 thoughts on “Great Artifacts of Hanna-Barbera Merchandising”

  1. I’m vaguely recalling Tex as yet another relative of Pixie and/or Dixie with a booming voice by Daws Butler. (And it looks like he likes chinese food!)

    The crows and the mosquito are one shot characters from Huckleberry Hound.

  2. Yeah, I remember having a paper plate set like that at my birthday when I was a little girl. Of course, the characters–even the one-shots like “Yowp” (really, THAT was the dog’s name?) and the cowboy mouse–looked quite different on the plates than they did on TV.

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