New York Comic Con is a huge event for Jordan Hembrough, owner of Bergen, N.J. toy store Hollywood Heroes and the one-time host of Travel Channel series Toy Hunter. When the event kicks off tomorrow at Javits Center, Hembrough will also be treating readers halfway around the world to some of the intricacies of his world.
Hembrough is quoted extensively in a feature story about the realm of toy collectibles in the Oct. 6 issue of Luxury magazine (pictured), a monthly insert in Dubai daily newspaper The National. He’s had other connections to the United Arab Emirates:
“People are always looking for new ways to invest their money,” says Hembrough. He recalls one client in the UAE who hired him to act as a “toy-buying guide” for his son. “The boy’s father would stake him money, about $100,000 [Dh367,300], to invest in toys and comics. The son eventually accumulated one of the finest collections of vintage pop culture memorabilia in the world, and currently makes a profit by buying and selling these items.
Smart kid; enterprising dad. The article was written by The National’s assistant features editor, magazines, Ashley Lane. Read the rest of her piece here.
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