Sunday, January 15, 2012

'Toy Hunters' Debuts Tonight 11pm on Travel Channel

Please watch Toy Hunters Sunday, January 15th on Travel Channel everyone! We need a show like this for all the collectors out there.

Collectible toy expert Jordan Hembrough goes searching through Cincinnati area garages, basements, attics and warehouses for vintage and rare Kenner/Hasbro toys on “Toy Hunters” (11 p.m. Sunday, Travel Channel).

It’s a one-hour pilot by Sharp Entertainment (“Man vs. Food Nation”) for a potential series —
though some involved here worry about the possible audience for the show at 11 p.m. on a Sunday night. So set the DVR.

Hembrough of Hollywood looks for old Star Wars, Thundercats and other vintage Kenner toys at the homes of former Kenner/Hasbro employees Rob Meyer in Anderson Township, Ron Boyle of Withamsville and others, plus Queen City Comics, for him to take to the New York ComiCon, Boyle said.

“The show is a loving tribute to the history of toys and toy collecting, and with the rich history of… all things Kenner, people of all ages will enjoy this fun, colorful, informative show,” said Meyer, a graphic designer, illustrator and collector.

Boyle worked at Kenner/Hasbro for eight years, and then Warner Bros. Toy here in town for four years. He now workes from home for many different toy companies, including Hasbro, and other consumer product companies on a consulting basis.

Here’s a link to a blog post with photos from the show taping at New York’s ComiCon with Judah Friedlander from “30 Rock.”

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Pat Moire said...

That is excellent news: collecting toys in the mainstream. I hear that American Pickers is also shopping around for talent for a new show that puts teams of collectors in a competition to find the best treasures. The more the better.

JAFO said...

I was actually interviewed about a show that Kevin Smith was looking to cast for, just like you described. It was at NYCC this last October, but never heard anything back about it.