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Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter

Transformers News: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter

Monday, August 6th, 2012 9:14AM CDT

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Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair dropped by to let us know he will be featured on the season premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter, which will air August 15th at 10:00 PM. We get a look at Pete's Transformers-packed office, and they discuss TFCC and the Transformers fandom.

Pete Sinclair wrote:I will be appearing on the Season Premiere of "Toy Hunters", Wednesday Aug 15th, 10pm on the Travel Channel. The episode premieres right after the "Best Sandwich in America" Finale.

Though the company I work for, Fun Publications, is not associated with Toy Hunters, the segment did take place in my office so viewers will get a look at where I work and we do spend some time talking about the Transformers Collectors' Club and the amazing Transformers fandom.


Click here for a Toy Hunter Season One Sneak Peak.

Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter
I love talking shop with other collectors! Here Transformer expert Pete Sinclair shows off some of his prized pieces to myself and toy hunter counterpart Rob Meyer. - Jordan Hembrough


Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter
Pete shows me the finer points of collecting in volume! He has mastered the tricky art of displaying loose items with great finesse. What the cameras didn’t pick up: me knocking into the shelf after filming and watching them all come crashing down. Sorry, Pete!” - Jordan Hembrough


About Toy Hunter
Jordan Hembrough, a renowned toy dealer and ultimate toy hunter, takes toy picking to a new level as he takes on collections from some of the most popular cities on the East and West Coasts. His reputation for having the most sought-after, rarest finds has labeled him the "in-demand dealer" that everyone wants to have evaluate their stash.

In this season of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter, Jordan finds the picks of a lifetime for struggling business owners, annual toy events and even a few celebrity collectors. He's out of his comfort zone, so he has to set his search into high gear. The stakes are higher, the haggles are tougher and the payoffs are much greater than before, because he's hunting for more than just himself -- this time, people's livelihoods are on the line if he doesn't deliver! It's a high stakes toy game with demanding players that could potentially set him up for life!

Will Jordan be able to track down the ultimate find that he needs? Will he be able to stand up to all the hype that is buzzing about him now?

Find out on Travel Channel's new series, Toy Hunter, which premieres on Wednesday, August 15 at 10|9c.
Credit(s): Pete Sinclair
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Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407743)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 6th, 2012 @ 9:27am CDT
Travel Channe's? :P
Cool though!
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407749)
Posted by It Is Him on August 6th, 2012 @ 9:37am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Travel Channe's? :P
Cool though!


Look, El Duque! He's making fun of your spelling! Ban him! BAAAAAAAN HIM!
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407754)
Posted by El Duque on August 6th, 2012 @ 9:59am CDT
It Is Him wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Travel Channe's? :P
Cool though!


Look, El Duque! He's making fun of your spelling! Ban him! BAAAAAAAN HIM!


Yep, just gotta dig out the old ban hammer. Where did I put that?
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407760)
Posted by Rated X on August 6th, 2012 @ 10:14am CDT
Never heard of this show. Is it like American Pickers ? Then again Comcast doesnt give the travel channel in the package I got...
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407765)
Posted by El Duque on August 6th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
Rated X wrote:Never heard of this show. Is it like American Pickers ? Then again Comcast doesnt give the travel channel in the package I got...


More or less. They did a few pilot episodes that have already aired, guess they were popular enough to green light a full season. They were pretty interesting. In one episode he sold a prototype of the mail away Boba Fett figure with the firing missile on commission for like 15K.
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407796)
Posted by Kibble on August 6th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CDT
What happened to the other 5 ban hammer posts?


On topic: Pete shoulda decked him for knocking all his shit over.
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407798)
Posted by El Duque on August 6th, 2012 @ 1:17pm CDT
Kibble wrote:What happened to the other 5 ban hammer posts?


A failed attempt to edit my previous post using my Android.
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1407835)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on August 6th, 2012 @ 5:18pm CDT
Good to see that Pete is hard at work getting those forums up and running on the Club website!

[/sarcasm]
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1408095)
Posted by Nekoman on August 7th, 2012 @ 5:51pm CDT
Well, good for him...
Re: Fun Publication's Pete Sinclair to Appear on the Season Premiere of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter (1410676)
Posted by Seibertron on August 17th, 2012 @ 11:43am CDT
So did any of you get a chance to watch this? It was an interesting show. I found it pretty interesting because the longer I've been self employed and working on Seibertron.com, the more I've been getting into buying and reselling items.

Pete's got a nice collection. Wasn't sure what to expect to see from it. Looks similar to my collection, but I'm assuming that most high end collections start to look the same after a while just with varying degrees of completeness, Lucky Draw Figures, prototypes, and one-of-a-kind items.

As for Pete's "purchases" on the show, he ended up with a Lucky Draw Superlink Rodimus Convoy and a Bumblejumper. I can never get over how much Lucky Draw figures go for. Maybe when I become a millionaire I'll have some interest in those, but they just don't do anything for me. All it took was seeing one gold chromed figure get removed from it's packaging and watching the gold chrome paint stick to the bubble to make me want to stay pretty far away from those things for the time being. The loose Bumblejumper figure he purchased was not worth the money at all. It might have been worth $60, but not $150 in that condition (loose arms, loose head, worn sticker ... oddly enough there's one on eBay right now in that condition which looks very similar but that's WAY too much for one in that condition).

Really makes me wish I had my stuff on display instead of mostly in storage. The lack of display would make most of you cringe, though I guess I look at the Seibertron.com galleries as my "display".
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