Jun Planning Unveil UP Toy Line From New Disney/Pixar Film.
February 23, 2009

Torrance, Ca. — In continuing their aggressive push in the United States as one of the most innovative and premiere toy companies, Jun Planning is very proud to debut it’s new toy line for Disney’s new Pixar film property, UP.

UP is an incredible action/adventure film that follows Carl Fredricksen, who as a kid, always dreamed of a huge adventure…he just never expected it would take him 78 years to find it!  On a wild ride by air and on foot, our crusty hero and a young explorer named Russell, battle beasts and villains, and prove that age is nothing but a number. UP takes everyone on a hilarious, life changing journey where the sky is no longer the limit.
An array of UP merchandise will be produced, including the Mini-Action Figures, PVC Mascot Set, and Char-Cororin Remote Control assortments.  
We at Jun Planning are very excited and honored to showcase the UP movie toy line for 2009.” Said Yosuke Oba of Jun Planning.  “The buzz for theUP movie has been huge.  We’re very proud that we can offer this full line of product to the world and we look forward to presenting this detailed product to retailers, distributors and the public.”

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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