January 12th, 2012 | By: John McGuire
I first met Jordan Hembrough when I was a waiter at a small café. I made a Star Wars joke and we became fast friends. Unwinnable’s Ken Lucas and I worked with him a few times at New York Comic Con, and we had a blast. One day, Jordan mentioned that he was pitching a show to the Travel Channel about toy collecting, but we fell out of touch after I left the job.
Fast forward to New York Comic Con 2011. I literally bumped into Jordan walking around on the show room floor. We headed back to his booth and I was shocked to see the number of cameras floating around. He was at NYCC filming the pilot episode of Toy Hunters for the Travel Channel, which revolves around Jordan scouring the nation in search of rare and sought-after toys.
Ken and I recently stopped by his office for a quick interview and to check out a 5-minute clip of the show. Unlike most reality show stars with overblown, scripted personae, what you see is what you get with Jordan. His enthusiasm for collecting toys and the joy he gets out of finding that rare piece is almost contagious, reminding you of how fun it is to discover that awesome toy hiding behind an army of peg warmers. (more…)