Collector's Call

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MeTV Network, America's No. 1 classic television network, proudly presents its first original TV series, Collector's Call. Hosted by Lisa Whelchel (Blair on The Facts of Life), the unscripted series introduces you to some of the biggest collectors of pop culture memorabilia in the country.

Next Airings

  • 9/27 10:00PMMeet Jeff Viens
    "Over the past two decades, Jeff Viens has assembled an incredible collection of all things Lego, from vintage 1950s pieces, to modern Star Wars and Marvel-themed sets. Some of Jeff’s prized possessions include a 1958 wooden Lego toy boat; a rare town-plan set from the 1960s; and the world’s largest Lego trebuchet – which he built himself. We’re joined on this episode by Jeff’s girlfriend, Julie Blair, as well as Lego storeowner and fellow enthusiast, Jim Demer, who will set a value on Jeff’s collection. Jeff also surprises Lisa with a one-of-a-kind, custom-built set; and Jim has brought along a rare space-themed Lego set in hopes of making a trade with Jeff."
  • 10/4 10:00PMMeet Malenna Bravo
    "Photographer Mell Bravo didn’t start her Barbie collection until she was an adult – but she’s more than made up for lost time, amassing a collection of more than 3,000 versions of the world’s most famous fashion doll, plus accessories, spinoffs and more. And the collection is still growing; Mell estimates she spends $20,000 a year in new acquisitions. She shares with Lisa some of her prize finds, including an original Barbie from 1959 in nearly pristine condition; the entire line of Golden Dream Barbies from all around the globe; and a vintage coat made for Barbie from real mink, whose market value is now higher than a full-size mink for a real person. Mell is joined by her friend Anne Laurie, who gets her first astonished look at the actual depth of Mell’s collection. Meanwhile Lisa’s brought along certified appraiser Kate Martin to appraise the collection – and to try to tempt Mell into a trade for an extremely rare item not in Mell’s collection: a fully accessorized version of the German doll that inspired Barbie’s creation."
  • 10/11 10:00PMMorgan Hambrick
    "Jim Hambrick’s Superman collection began with a lunchbox he received at five years old. Sixty years later, he has the world’s largest collection devoted to the Man of Steel — and a family-run museum in Metropolis, Illinois to showcase it! Lisa joins Jim’s daughter (and the museum’s current curator) Morgan for a super-survey of some of the collection’s standout pieces, including a 1950s Superman muscle-building set, Marlon Brando’s wig from 1978’s “Superman: The Movie,” and a Superman costume worn by Dean Cain on TV’s “Lois & Clark.” Jim Hambrick drops by long enough to tell the story behind an even more highly prized costume — worn by the first actor ever to portray the hero onscreen, Kirk Alyn. Rounding out the cast is “Collector’s Call” favorite Rob Klein, who Lisa has asked to put a value on the museum’s amazing inventory; Rob’s also brought a Superman rarity from his own collection — a muscle suit worn under the costume by iconic Superman George Reeves — to try to tempt Morgan into a making a trade."
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Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1

Ep : Meet Paul

Paul Lisnek has been collecting Hollywood props and memorabilia for decades, as well as an extensive collection of U.S. historical political items including Presidential signatures and locks of hair.

Ep : Meet Rick

Rick Goldschmidt loved the toys of his youth so much that, as he grew older, he didn’t give them away — he bought more! Rick has a collection that now literally covers every surface and wall of his entire house.

Ep : Meet Deb

Deb Hoffman doesn’t just collect Winnie the Pooh items, she’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collection of Winnie the Pooh items. The nearly 18,000 pieces are spread across two houses.

Ep : Meet Zac

Zac Vege has loved the rock band KISS since he was a kid — and he has the basement to prove it. His collection of all things KISS includes Ace Frehley-designed guitars and an original KISS pinball machine.

Ep : Meet Walter

Collector Walter Krueger shows host Lisa Whelchel through his giant and valuable collection of all things related to The Wizard of Oz. Walter’s collection fills his house — and a series of secret rooms!

Ep : Meet Jim P.

Guitarist Jim Peterik, formerly of Survivor, is known for hit songs like "Eye of the Tiger," as well his work with .38 Special and the Ides of March. His collection of 193 guitars contains some true rarities.

Ep : Meet Dan

Dan Thielmann has been collecting Coca-Cola items for 35 years and has an extensive collection of items dating back to the 1920s. We’ve brought along Coca-Cola collector Darrell Noble to put an estimated value on Dan’s collection — and he’s brought some Coca-Cola items from his own collection in hopes of making a trade with Dan.

Ep : Meet Jim E.

Artist Jim Engel is a cartoonist and toy designer by trade, so it’s no surprise that he is the proud owner of a comic-book art collection more than five decades in the making. See the original artwork for Marvel’s Avengers No. 53, Jack Kirby work, and original artwork from a 1977 Captain America issue. Will he trade some of it for a statue of Doc Savage?

Ep : Meet Dwight

Collector Dwight Cleveland shares his collection of more than 4,500 vintage movie posters. For decades Dwight has been collecting these rare posters, including a Czech poster for King Kong, an Italian print for Casablanca and rare Disney gems. Is he willing to trade one away?

Ep : Meet Christen

Christen Carter began collecting pinback buttons as a young girl with a Snoopy button. That hobby grew into a business, and a non-profit museum, the Busy Beaver Button Museum. Certified appraiser Judy Martin values the button collection and has brought along a rare Muhammad Ali button to make a trade.

Ep : Meet Gordon

Fire Chief Gordon Nord collects all things fire related. A firefighter for more than four decades, Gorde has been collecting fire-related items for just as long, including vintage fire extinguishers, fireboxes, helmets with shields, and vintage toys.

Ep : Meet Sean

Sean Kelly has been playing video games his whole life and collecting them for nearly as long. He turned his passion into both a retail business and a museum, the National Videogame Museum. Sean's collection includes a prototype of the Sega Neptune System and the ultra-rare Atari Video Life game cartridge in its original box.

Ep : Meet Candace

Candace Jordan has loved books since she was a young girl. Today, this former Playboy Playmate is a collector of rare books. Candace's impressive collection includes three first-edition Harry Potter books — with personal notes from J.K. Rowling to her father on the title pages!