'Toy Hunter' premieres; show searches for iconic toys

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by Scott Pasmore

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Posted on April 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 9 at 7:34 AM

PHOENIX -- Got old toys? They could be worth some big bucks! Acclaimed toy dealer and expert Jordan Hembrough is back with a second season of his Travel Channel Show "Toy Hunter."

Hembrough travels across America buying and selling timeless toys and pieces of pop culture history. His client list includes regular folks as well as celebrities like Gene Simmons of KISS, and Danny Bonaduce of the Partridge Family. Both will be featured this season.

On Monday's Good Morning Arizona, Hembrough told Scott Pasmore that Evil Knievel toys are some of the hottest ones out there right now. "Everyone today is going after the Evil Knievel lunchbox," he says. "If you had that today, you'd be looking at about $300."

The Toy Hunter doesn't just scour basements and attics for old toys. His searches include toy auctions, flea markets, and storage units.

Hembrough says anyone can research toys and their values right now, since so much information is available online. "The computer is your friend right now," he says. "With the advent of all these online auction and internet search engines, just take what you have and type it in and see what comes up. There is a wealth of information out there to give you an idea of pricing."

Toy Hunter premiers with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, April 10 on the Travel Channel.

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