Bolt Action Painting Competition- Be in to win up to $200 of Prizes!


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We're pleased to announce our first painting competition of 2018 and this time the theme is Bolt Action!

So let's take a look at how you can take part in this great hobby event and be in to win a share of up to $200 worth of prizes…

The Categories:

  • Bolt Action Vehicle

Entries may consist of a single World War 2 era vehicle in 1/56th (28mm) scale. 1/48th or other scale models are not eligible.

  • Bolt Action Infantry Squad or Artillery Team

Entries may consist of a single infantry squad , HQ, weapons or artillery team in 1/56th (28mm) scale.

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We're on the move!


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We've outgrown our HQ in Rosedale, Auckland and this weekend we're moving to our new home about 19 km away in Millwater. This is no small task, and is expected to take us from Saturday to Wednesday, 7 February, to complete.

Here are some interesting facts about our new premises, and the move itself:

  • Our new office and warehouse is a massive 10,000 sqm
  • We estimate that we can hold a maximum of 800,000 products in it (SKU holding: 800,000)
  • The building's high-end fire suppression system requires a huge amount of water, more than the local supply can provide. We have two tanks outside that hold 1 million litres each and act as a buffer for the sprinkler system. They've been tested to output 20,000 litres per minute.
  • The building has been built with the environment in mind. The building has been built to attain green star rating of 5 and includes the following eco-friendly features: rainwater flushed toilets, rainwater garden irrigation, carpool parking, smart lighting systems to reduce our power consumption, and provisions for solar panel power in the future.
  • The move is expected to take 100 truck and trailer loads.
  • We have a huge Courier Post truck and trailer unit arriving and leaving both warehouses every 30 minutes each day for 12 hours
  • There are 4 fork lifts at each end loading and unloading the trucks
  • The move requires the use of 60,000 stickers to label the shelving

Shipping will be resumed from Wednesday, 7 February.

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Share Your Order & Win a $100 Mighty Ape Voucher


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Want to win a $100 Mighty Ape voucher to spend at your favourite online store?

Next time you order from Mighty Ape, snap a picture of your order when it arrives and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MightyApe and you're in the draw to win. You can also enter on Facebook by posting your picture directly on the Mighty Ape Australia Facebook page with the hashtag #MightyApe – it's that easy!

You can improve your odds and enter a maximum of three times per order by sharing on all three social networks.

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Christmas in Numbers at Mighty Ape


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It's been just over a couple of weeks since Christmas and we've managed to recover from all the mania that comes with it. As always, Christmas was an incredibly busy period for us at Mighty Ape, and once again it's been another record breaking season. We've looked at a bunch of stats related to the Christmas period from November 20th to December 31st. In that time we had over 1.8 million shoppers across our Australian and New Zealand websites. Let's take a look…

If all of the products we sold over Christmas were stacked end to end they would reach 53,866 metres into the sky. That's equivalent to 174 Sydney Towers stacked on top of each other. They would reach beyond Earth's stratos­phere!

At any other time of the year we usually have about 125 staff in our office and warehouse. This almost doubled over the Christmas period, when we peaked at over 200 staff!

During our busiest hour on our busiest sales day, we were selling as many as 31 items per minute. Our warehouse monkeys were kept on their toes to get all of our Christmas orders out (close to 300 tonnes worth in total, the equivalent of 85 elephants!). The busiest day for our warehouse was Monday, 18th December where a product was being shipped out every second. Phew!

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Shop now, pay later with Afterpay!


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Great news, we have just launched Afterpay for purchases on Mighty Ape. AfterPay is the biggest “shop now, pay later” solution in Australia.

Afterpay allows you to buy what you want today, and pay for it over four equal fortnightly interest-free instalments. Nominate the debit or credit card you want to use and automatic payments are scheduled for you. So long as you make your repayments on time, there's no interests or other fees.

It takes less than 2 minutes to create your free Afterpay account! There are no lengthy processing or wait times. Afterpay simply uses your mobile phone number and a few personal details to create your account instantly.

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Top 10 Toys Gift Picks for Christmas!


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Stuck for gift ideas? Our massive Toys range has plenty of goodies that'll make your children's Chris­tmas a memorable one. Better yet, our Toys Gorilla has hand-picked her favourites to make Christmas even easier!

1. LEGO Star Wars – BB-8 (75187)

Your kids can build, display and play with their own LEGO Star Wars BB-8 this Christmas. The BB-8 set includes over 1100 pieces, stands at 25cm high, and comes bundled with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece. Check out even more LEGO Star Wars sets here.

2. Furreal: Roaring Tyler the Playful Tiger

Is a real-life tiger too much for your budget? The cute Furreal: Roaring Tyler the Playful Tiger is the next best thing. This tiger cub responds to sounds and touch with 100+ sound-and-motion combinations! Pet his head and his eyes might close. Pet him on his muzzle and he moves! He even has a little chicken toy that he reacts to when it squeaks. And with poseable back legs, he can be hugged and cuddled. He’s an exotic, fun-lovin’ pet!

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Mighty 12 Days of Christmas


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We're getting into the Christmas spirit by giving away an amazing prize to one lucky customer every day between now and December 12th in our Mighty 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

All up we've got over $6,000 worth of prizes to be won!

Simply place an order for any product on Mighty Ape to get in the draw! Visit the Mighty 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar each day to see the day's prize. Any toy purchase will also give you an entry into our Toy Christmas competition.

Our 12 Days of Christmas competition has ended. Thanks for your participation! There's still time to get your Christmas shopping done! See our Christmas delivery cut off. For Queensland, NSW, ACT deliveries, the cut off date is December 18 on any in stock products with our standard delivery.

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Black Friday - Record Day


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Just in case you live under a rock and didn't realise, Friday last week was Black Friday and was a record day for Mighty Ape. We received and shipped more orders than any other day in Mighty Ape's history! Black Friday is the informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and is known as a day for massive shopping deals; a practice that has caught on worldwide in recent years including here at Mighty Ape.

On Black Friday, seventeen products were sold every minute at Mighty Ape. In 24 hours, we sold 13 tonnes of products, in the same volume as 76,000 litres of water! Every 2 seconds a product was picked, packed, and shipped from our warehouse during work hours.

Games was our most popular category. Some of our top selling games include: Call of Duty: WWII, Assassin's Creed Origins, FIFA 18, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Gran Turismo Sport, to name a few. In fact we sold so many games, that if you played through the main story of just the top 5 games alone, it'd take 2 years of non-stop gaming!

Here are the top 10 items from other categories:

  1. Sands Alive! Box of Sand (Toys)
  2. L.O.L: Surprise! Doll – Little Sisters Series 2 Blind Bag (Toys)
  3. Logan (Movies & TV)
  4. Hatchimals: CollEGGtibles – Egg Carton Set 12pk (Toys)
  5. The Secret Life Of Pets (Movies & TV)
  6. Bunch O' Balloons (Toys)
  7. LEGO Creator Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220) (Toys)
  8. Soggy Doggy (Toys)
  9. Monopoly: Star Wars Edition (Toys)
  10. Bad Dad by David Walliams (Books)

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Introducing POLi, a new way to pay!


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COMPETITION CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner Glynis Bartley

We have introduced a convenient new payment method that is perfect for those of you who don't have credit cards (or prefer not to use them).

POLi is just like internet banking – you pay for your orders out of your regular cheque or savings account – BUT your payments are cleared instantly so your orders are ready to ship immediately. No more waiting overnight for your payment to go through!

How it works:

To use POLi place an order as normal then when you come to the payment page in the checkout select POLi as your payment method. You will then be prompted to select your bank, enter your login details, and confirm the payment. That's it. Simple.

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Introducing Mighty Ape's New Upgraded Gift Wrapping Service!


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We're pleased to announce our Gift Wrapping service has received a timely upgrade just in time for Christmas!

When selecting the gift wrap option in the trolley you'll now be able to choose between three professionally designed gift cards – a Christmas design, birthday design and a design for all occasions.

These are printed on high-quality card and look fantastic! Best of all you can also type a personalised message to include inside the card (or leave it blank to write it by hand if you wish).

To gift wrap your order just select the products you'd like to wrap in the Trolley – prices start at just $4.90

Whether you're sending gifts to loved ones or just want to take the hassle out of Christmas, we've got you covered! Give our improve gift-wrapping service a whirl today! @^_^@

Check out our behind the scenes video below:

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