- Yexel Sebastian finally found a Karate Kid statue, which is another addition to his toy collection
- He revealed that it took him three years to find it
- Yexel owns a 4-story museum of toys collection ranging from small to life-size toys
Amid the quarantine, nobody can stop Filipino television personality, director, producer, dancer, toy collector and curator Yexel Sebastian from doing his life-long passion — and that is collecting toys.
In September, he posted an update on his social media account that he added another life-size statue to his already massive toy collection.
“Kung saan saan kita hinanap na bata ka ang likot-likot mo. Uuwi na tayo 3 years na kitang hinanap. Hehe,” Yexel captioned his post.
He is pertaining to the Karate Kid statue commonly “greeting” customers at the fast-food entrance. He gave thanks to the restaurant and revealed that he almost got it for free.
“Maraming salamat po sa mga taga Karate Kid. Halos binigay na lang po nila sa atin ito. Ang daling kausap. Maraming salamat, po.”
Yexel shared how happy he was in what he considered a “treasure hunt” being a toy collector. He said that others might not understand what those structures are for him, but as a toy collector, it gives him thrill and excitement.
“Kaya happy lang ako para sa sarili ko. Hehe”
Yexel said that he is still looking for statues of Lydia’s Lechon, King Bee, Tropical Hut, Mesa Inasal, Romantic Baboy and Max’s and hopes to get information from netizens where he can get them.
He had been collecting toys since 1989. To house his collection of small to life-size toys, he built a 4-story museum which he opened to the public for viewing. He already put up two branches located in Las Pinas and Pasay City.
One of the highlights of his collection is the 18-foot tall giant replica of Transformers, Optimus Prime Head, which is the biggest in Asia.
Yexel is the brother of the late Jam Sebastian; an internet personality and a love team with Michelle Liggayu.