And the Nominees for Most Dramatic Getaway Are…
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This year was a fantastic year for TV dramas, from Game of Thrones to Downton Abbey to House of Cards. Honestly, it’s hard to pick a favorite among the nominees. But the best part about some of our favorite dramatic series (aside from the writing and the acting, of course) is that they took us to a few epic, sweeping landscapes, perfect for inspiring your own dramatic adventure.
“$5000. Take it or leave it.”
“I can’t go above $3500.”
“Split the difference, and make it an even $4000.”
On an all-new Toy Hunter, Jordan and his amateur toy collecting pal, Travis, head to Massachusetts in search of big ticket items to sell at one of the biggest pop culture events in the country: Chicago’s C2E2.
During his journey in New England, Jordan comes away with a bunch of classic toys he thinks will sell at C2E2, but no toy is more crucial then the GI USS Flagg Aircraft Carrier he picks up for $4,000 while haggling with Rob. In order to reach his goal of selling $20,000 in toys, Jordan must sell the USS Flagg for nearly double what he paid for it.
Will Jordan find someone to take the GI Joe aircraft carrier off his hands? Will he reach his lofty goal of making $20,000? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.
Plus, don’t forget to check out Jordan’s thoughts on the episode with these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos of “Toy Tycoon.”
Miami-Dade’s Art in Public Places was not only one of the first public art programs in the country, but it is also one of the most successful. It began in 1973 as a way to get Miami’s art scene out where everyone could enjoy it, and today, it includes over 600 works of art — 24 of which are on display at Miami International Airport. In fact, you may have already seen a few in the scenery surrounding our Airport 24/7: Miami episodes.
Next time you’re in Miami, don’t stop your cultural education at the Art Deco architecture; seek out the county’s public art installations with the help of this map before hitting the party scene.
Can’t make it to Miami? Then tune in next Tuesday at 9|8c when Airport 24/7 returns with a new episode, and maybe you’ll get a peek at some of the art in the airport.
On an all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan heads to Colorado on a Rocky Mountain mission for comedy writer Dave Hill. Most buyers are usually looking for mint condition toys still in the box, but Dave is willing to pay thousands to get his hands on out-of-the-box toys.
Jordan’s biggest challenge is to find opened toys that are still extremely valuable, so his assistant, Steve, gets to work. Steve manages to arrive at Mile High Comics before Jordan and starts to dig – against Jordan’s wishes. Chuck, the owner of Mile High Comics, takes Steve to the back of the store where he keeps some vintage toys, and Steve gets a head start with the collection. Jordan shows up a bit late, but starts searching immediately to reclaim his lead.
After Jordan comes across several toys that he thinks will suit Dave Hill perfectly, Steve makes an impulsive and pricey purchase of his own, banking on a strange action figure that may not even peak Dave’s interest.
To find out what out-of-the-box toys Jordan and Steve collected for the up-and-coming comedian, Dave Hill, tune in for an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.
Plus, check out Jordan’s commentary on these behind-the-scenes photos from the episode, Playing With Fire.
“It’s the most WonderCon time of the year…”
Wait, what’s WonderCon? It’s only one of the largest comic conventions in the country, located at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. And not only will Jordan be there, but he’s also set an unbelievably high goal of selling $25,000 in merchandise.
But before Jordan goes to WonderCon, there’s one line of toys that he has yet to find – a line that he knows will be a huge hit if he can track them down: vintage GI Joe collectibles.
Jordan is in toy heaven at his first stop when he checks out Tim’s garage that’s filled to the brim with vintage GI Joe, Bucky O’Hare and Thundercats toys. Jordan quickly snatches up a few GI Joe play sets, a GI Joe Mobile Command Center and a GI Joe Tomahawk. After spending a large amount of money in Tim’s garage, Jordan finally feels like he’s ready to head to WonderCon.
Will Jordan be able to hit his goal of $25,000 in sales, or will he fall short and be forced to keep some of the GI Joe toys for himself? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.
Plus, don’t forget to check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from GI Jackpot.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Toy Hunter extraordinaire Jordan Hembrough to appear on the Mike Lawrence podcast, Nerd of Mouth. I repeat, Jordan Hembrough to appear on the Mike Lawrence podcast that specializes in all things nerd!
Word of mouth is a tried-and-true marketing concept, and Jordan plans to take full advantage of spreading the word on the podcast. Of course, nothing comes for free, and Mike is looking for something in exchange. Mike is an up-and-coming comedian and comic book enthusiast who lost his interest in collecting somewhere along the way … until now.
A decent portion of Mike’s stand-up routine includes bits about Batman, so Jordan thinks he may have found the perfect piece for Mike — the original Batman Ray Gun.
What other vintage toy collectibles will Jordan dig up? Will he be able to rekindle Mike’s love for collecting? Tune in to an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c to find out.
Plus, don’t miss the exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from Jordan’s trip to Pennsylvania.
Calling all Millennials and Generation Y’ers! If you happen to have been born in the 1980s, 80’s Flashbax should tug at some very special heartstrings.
In this all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan heads to the “Show-Me” state of Missouri in the hopes that collectors will “show him” some great, vintage toys from the ’80s. While in Missouri, Jordan comes away with a special Star Wars collectible — a Darth Vader collector case, as well as an immensely popular Pee-wee Herman doll. Did I mention that this is just the first stop of Jordan’s journey through Missouri?
To find out more about Jordan’s trip to Missouri and to see what other vintage toy collectibles he picked up, tune in for an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.
Plus, don’t forget to check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.
In this all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan embarks on one of his most nostalgic hunts of all time. While minding his own business at Seattle Comic Con — trying to make his sales mark of $15,000 — Jordan receives a surprise visit from ’70s child star, Danny Bonaduce of The Partridge Family.
Jordan and Danny strike up a quick friendship, and Danny asks Jordan to go in search of one Partridge Family item Danny has been unable to track down: the 1971 Partridge Family Board Game by Milton Bradley. Jordan agrees to search for Danny’s request, and in turn, Danny asks Jordan to come on his Seattle radio show once he has found it, to talk about the game and Jordan’s rare toy-finding abilities. Jordan ultimately finds the board game, but also comes across many other rare vintage Partridge Family toys that he hopes will strike Danny’s interest enough to take them off his hands.
To find out more about Jordan’s visit with Danny, and to find out what other amazing items Jordan tracked down, tune in for an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.
Plus, check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from Toy Hunter’s Buying 4 Bonaduce.
Jordan: Mark? What the hell are you doing here?
Mark: Buying some toys. What are you doing?
Jordan: I’m buying some toys.
Mark: Snooze, you lose, sucker! (maniacal laugh)
Jordan is in for the fight of his life as he travels to Florida and California looking for amazing, vintage toy gold to sell at Comic Con in the Emerald City of Seattle. With Jordan already falling behind his nemesis, Mark, it’s clear that he has some ground to make up — and he plans to do just that.
With a goal of selling his inventory of toys for at least $15,000, will Jordan be able to pull off this amazing feat or will he be stuck with his toys, defeated by his nemesis? Find out on an all-new episode of Toy Hunter, tonight @ 9|8c.
Plus, don’t forget to check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from Jordan’s Battle for Seattle.
Tonight, on an all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan visits the Windy City to hunt for toys with a diverse group of collectors. Where did Jordan come across this eclectic mix of people? Chicago’s one and only “nerd-seum,” of course.
But before making his trip to the “nerd-seum,” Jordan and his buddy Mark head over to ex-football player Rick’s house to see what kind of Batman memorabilia they can dig up. As it turns out, some of Rick’s collection was found to be impostors, but Jordan did find one thing that tickled his toy fancy — a $450 Batman Space Probe that has never been opened.
Will Jordan be able to pry the Batman probe from Rick’s tough, football-trained hands? What toy gold will Jordan come across at the “nerd-seum”? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight @ 9|8c.
Plus, check out Jordan’s thoughts on our behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.