We're pleased to announce our first painting competition of 2018 and this
time the theme is Bolt
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…
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Want to win a $100 Mighty Ape voucher to spend at your favourite
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.
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
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.
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!
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
All up we've got over $6,000 worth of prizes to
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
Our 12 Days of Christmas competition has ended. Thanks for your
participation! There's still time to get your Christmas shopping done! See our
delivery cut off. For Queensland, NSW, ACT deliveries, the cut off date is
December 18 on any in stock products with our standard
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
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:
Alive! Box of Sand (Toys)
- L.O.L: Surprise! Doll – Little Sisters Series 2 Blind Bag (Toys)
- Logan (Movies &
CollEGGtibles – Egg Carton Set 12pk (Toys)
Secret Life Of Pets (Movies & TV)
O' Balloons (Toys)
Creator Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220) (Toys)
Star Wars Edition (Toys)
- Bad Dad by
David Walliams (Books)
COMPETITION CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner Glynis
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.
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: