As a recovering toy collector, watching Toy Hunter on the Travel Channel is a constant battle not to open my laptop and go on eBay. If you’ve never seen the show, it follows Jordan Hembrough, a more than twenty year collectibles veteran, on his cross-country travels seeking out hidden gems of toys which he can then turn around and sell for a profit. If you’re a regular WonderCon/Comic-Con attendee, the show should be considered “must see TV.”
With season 2 premiering tonight with back-to-back episodes at 9pm and 9:30pm ET/PT, I recently got to speak to Hembrough. During the extended interview, we talked about how the show came about, the difference between season 1 and season 2, celebrity clients, the best toy collection that he’s come across, LEGO, how the show has helped expand his business, the best toy in his personal collection, how he had a Boba Fett wax sculpt that is now in a museum, the popularity of Jurassic Park toys, the balance of maintaining a huge inventory, selling vs. commission, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.