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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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And the winners of our Easter Egg Hunt are...

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Our Easter Egg hunt competition ended last night so no doubt you are all wondering whether you won the big prize or not.

For those of you who didn't find all eight eggs, here are the product pages where they were located:

Now for the important part; who won the prizes?

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Easter Egg Hunt: Find the eggs for your chance to WIN a UE MEGABOOM + more!

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UPDATE: There was a problem that caused our Easter Egg Hunt to end 12 hours earlier than scheduled yesterday. Our sincere apologies for this inconvenience. To give you all a chance to find those last few eggs we have EXTENDED the Easter Egg Hunt until 9:59pm AEST tonight (Tuesday)!

You monkeys have been asking for it, so the Easter Egg Hunt is back by popular demand! We're giving you all the chance to WIN a Logitech UE MEGABOOM!

The Mighty Ape Bunny has hidden 8 Mighty Easter eggs around our site. They look like this (pictured below) and they've been discreetly placed at the bottom of 8 product pages. We have almost 6 million products listed on our site so you're going to need to be clever to find them :P

You'll find eggs in the following categories – Books, Games, Toys, Baby, Home & Living, Hobbies, Movies & TV, and Music.

To make the Easter Egg Hunt a little easier here are eight handy clues to help you find them:

  • Blue Egg: Young King
  • Brown Egg: H2O
  • Green Egg: Wolverine
  • Orange Egg: Thursday
  • Pink Egg: Mythical
  • Purple Egg: Bed Time
  • Red Egg: Endor
  • Yellow Egg: Disease

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Improvements to Wish List

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You've asked us for a long time for the ability to Add to Trolley from the Wish List – so today, we've delivered! Our new Wish List design also includes a slick new gallery view for easy browsing, plus a nice revision to the UX of the priority feature. We think the new Wish List is much nicer to browse, and we hope you agree!

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You may have also noticed recently that you can now move items from your Trolley back into your Wish List before entering the Checkout. This is a handy feature for when you decide now's not the right time to make a purchase, but you want to save the product for next time.

Keep your eyes peeled for new Wish List features that will be releasing later this year, including the ability to add multiple Wish Lists (for example, a private Wish List for yourself, and a public Wish List for friends and family).

Have a great weekend!

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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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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