This episode has show host, Jordan Hembrough, digging for toys in Mississippi. His first stop is a storage unit owned by Mark, which is full of bins stacked to the ceiling. This storage shed is the kind of place I have dreams about–it’s filled with vintage Batman toys! Jordan buys a Batman X-15 pedal car made by Mattell in 1966 for $163, and seven “World’s Greatest Super Heroes” Mego figures in their boxes for $250. Jordan actually upped the price on these because Mark’s asking price was too low!
Jordan buys a vintage battery operated tin space capsule for $40 before the Bat bonanza continues. Next up is one of my own personal holy grails–a 1966 Batman lunchbox with its original unbroken thermos– an absolute steal for Jordan at $65. He goes on to buy a 1966 Mattell Bat Bomb for $30, and an Ideal Batcave playset/carrying case for $50.
Probably the best find of the day was a boxed pair of magnetic 12″ Batman and Robin figures that were signed by none other than Adam West. After the smallest amount of haggling, Jordan buys the pair for $500.
If I was Jordan, I would have just made Mark an offer on the entire storage unit. He had amazing items and his prices were unbelievable. I’m sure Jordan left with a truckload of items that we didn’t even see.
The next stop is with Kenny, who has an incredible collection of action figures, all meticulously arranged on shelves. Kenny has over 1,500 Transformers alongside an original Tron arcade machine and life-size Frankenstein and Spiderman figures.
Jordan buys a Kenner Super Powers Superman figure that is on an unpunched card for $45. While digging through a bin of old, loose He-man figures, he finds a Sy-Klone figure that is still in the package. The card is worn and the sticker has fallen off Sy-Klone’s chest, but that doesn’t stop Jordan from handing over $45 for it.
The last stop of this episode is with Jason, who is a huge “Bat-fan.” Jason has a ton of action figures with a heavy emphasis on Batman. Jordan buys a Mattell DC Universe Giganta build-a-figure for $75, before they head to the garage to look through some bins. Jordan buys two recent Corgi Batmobiles for $50 and a set of four Takara Japanese Microman Batman figures for $55.
At the end of the episode, Jordan returns to New Jersey where he tries to sell some of his newly-acquired Batman toys to a collector named Giancarlo. This guy isn’t too interested in anything until Jordan shows him the magnetic 12″ figures. I’d love to tell you how much he paid for them, but my DVR cut off the last 15 seconds of the show. If anyone knows, chime in with a comment below. Inquiring minds want to know!
This was probably one of my favorite episodes of Toy Hunter so far due to the sheer volume of vintage Batman toys that were found. I love seeing all the vintage toys, and wouldn’t mind if they left out anything more recent than the last 20 years or so. One thing that’s starting to grate on me is the way the show has Jordan making an amazing find right before one of the multitude of commercial breaks. This trick gets old after the third time in a half hour show–not a big criticism, but enough already.
So, what did you think of the show? Are you still tuning in every week to see what treasures are in those storage bins?