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Hilarious Chewbacca Masks flying out the door! Company Toys

Add a comment Published on 26 May 2016, 11:36 by Che

Have seen the hilarious video that stay-at-home mum turned internet sensation Candace Payne posted to Facebook this week? If not, what rock have you been living under? Despite being posted less than one week ago it has already become the most viewed Facebook Live video in history!

In the original video which you can find on Facebook she dons a Chewbacca Electronic Mask and can't stop laughing about it. Since then the masks have become hot property. We've restocked the masks twice this week already. If you want to get your hands on one you'll have to be quick because they're expected to sell out again!

 

Upcoming Tabletop Gaming Events in New Zealand Hobbies

11 comments Published in warhammer and Tabletop gaming on 23 May 2016, 14:18 by David

Welcome to the Mighty Ape Hobbies Tabletop Gaming Calendar!

There's heaps of awesome tabletop gaming events and tournaments around the country each month and we're happy to be able to give these great community events a shout-out!

So take a look at what's coming up in your region…

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Why Choose a Curved Monitor? Computers

Add a comment Published in Samsung and monitors on 17 May 2016, 09:00 by Andy

Curved monitors have arrived, and spreadsheets, box sets, games and skyping with mum and dad have never looked so good. Not convinced? Here are four reasons to bring you around.

1. Feeling flat? Add some curve to your day!
The stunning curved design catches the eye like no other screen. It has superior brightness levels, three times the contrast ratio of most flat screens and, thanks to the condensed pixels, reduced light leakage. Add to this the fast 4ms response time you can see why these screens are easy to stare at.

2. Monitors Should Have Always Been Curved
But what’s so special about a curve, anyway? Well, whilst monitor technology has progressed at a steady pace over the decades – from CRT to HD, and now even SUHD – they’ve always held to the idea that a screen should be flat. But by curving the screen, monitors respond to the natural curvature of the eye, matching our field of view and offering a new, ergonomic ideal. And you can enjoy it right now.

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Warhammer Quest now available for Pre-Order! Hobbies

Add a comment Published in warhammer on 14 May 2016, 09:59 by David

That's right folks, it's time for one of the most beloved tabletop games of the 90s to return- Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower is now available to pre-order for just $269.99!

So let's take a deeper look at what's included in this awesome release and also check out the exclusive Warhammer Quest swag you could win…

Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower

In this new re-imagined Warhammer Quest players choose from 6 new Warhammer Age of Sigmar Heroes with which to embark on an epic quest for treasure and renown into the incomprehensive labyrinth of the Silver Tower of Tzeentch.

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Dropzone Commander: The Leprechaun's Tale Campaign Hobbies

Add a comment Published in Wargame of the Month and Dropzone Commander on 11 May 2016, 13:47 by David

As I'm just getting into Dropzone Commander myself I reached out to a few of the local players up here in Auckland to get an escalation campaign started to help introduce more newbies like myself to the game.

So let's take a look at how to get involved…

What is an Escalation League or Campaign?

Escalation leagues or campaigns are a time honoured tradition in war gaming, with roots in the Tale of 4 Gamers series from White Dwarfs back in the day. Basically you get a group of players together who are interested in starting new armies or gaming systems and begin by collecting a starter box or small warband and start playing games.

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Dropzone Commander: Faction Breakdown Hobbies

Add a comment Published in Wargame of the Month and Dropzone Commander on 11 May 2016, 10:21 by David

Now it's time to take a closer look at the forces of Dropzone Commander, including their background and a quick overview of how they play and look on the table top. We've also included links to some fantastic blogs which go into even more detail.

So lets take a look at who you can play…

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We're Giving Away Two Pre-Workouts! Supplements & Vitamins

Add a comment Published on 9 May 2016, 10:03 by Mark

Hey Monkeys!

Have we got a treat for you!
With help from the guys at Pumped Sports we're giving away two pre-workouts over the next two weeks!

To enter is super simple!
Jump into our testosterone boosting sale & not only will you save up to 40% on your favourite brands like…

…but you'll also have a chance to win a full tub of Loaded Pre-Workout!

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What is 4K Definition? DVDs & Blu-ray

Add a comment Published on 5 May 2016, 09:38 by Andi

4K media is on its way – we've all seen those gorgeous displays that feel like you're looking through a window, but do you know the ins and outs of what makes 4K tick and why you should consider taking the step up?

What does 4K mean?

With TVs and Displays getting bigger and bigger, what started out as a modest 32" display almost a decade ago has been dwarfed by far more typical 50–60"screens that look amazing in our living room. But while the size of the screen we're watching at home has increased, what hasn't increased is the resolution.

You would think that the larger an image, the more detail you could get into it – and typically you'd be right. However when you're buying your DVDs or Blu-rays, the image that they display to your 32" or 60" is at best, a 1080p resolution. Why is why the first wave of 4K technology that we've seen has been in TVs and displays.

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Mighty Ape Recommends: Cookbooks for Mother's Day Books

Add a comment Published in Books on 4 May 2016, 14:51 by Stacey

Cookbooks are an awesome gift and mum is the #1 recipient on our minds right now.

Some of the Mighty Ape monkeys have been stuffing themselves full of delicious goodies (it's a tough job, but someone has to do it), testing our most popular cookbooks so we can recommend them to you.

Here's our guide to the top cookbooks right now:

The New Zealand Baking Book is currently one of our favourites. A collection of recipes from New Zealand's most well-known and loved bakers, cooks and chefs.

The recipes are super easy, quick and taste amazing! You can find all the ingredients in your own pantry or supermarket which is a bonus, no hunting for that one unusual ingredient here.

Plus, local charity KidsCan will be receiving some of the profits from nationwide book sales!

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Win with Justine's! Supplements & Vitamins

Add a comment Published on 3 May 2016, 12:45 by Mark

But First…

Here's a delicious recipe brought to us by Bethany Rose Jollands using Justine's Cookies.

This recipe is super simple even a monkey like me could do it :)

First up, open your favourite 64g Justine's Cookie (this will be your cup) Grab the cookies and with your hands mold it into the shape of a cup. You should be able to do this without putting it in the microwave. Make sure you leave enough to create a little lid too.

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