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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

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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 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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Important Change to Pick Ups

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Our entire business is on the move to an all-new HQ that's bigger and better than our current location in Albany, and built from the ground up specially for our needs. We’re super excited to be moving into a new home and starting the next chapter in the Mighty Ape journey!

As such, our address for Pick Ups is about to change. We’re still waiting for final services to be connected but all going well we should be on the move this weekend.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past Board Game Review

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Review by Ben Ruegg

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past, is a miniatures board game for 2 to 5 players that puts you in the heat of battle, either as one of the turtles or the villains. With incredibly fast gameplay, discussions between players and a quick setup, this game has become one of my top 10 games and is a great intro game to newcomers to the board game hobby.

Published by IDW and designed by Kevin Wilson who is famed for Doom: The Board Game, and Descent: Journey’s In The Dark, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT): Shadows Of The Past has elements that feel familiar but adds some unique points of difference to the genre. One of the standout features of the game is the dice mechanics of the TMNTs which I will discuss a bit later.

The game's story is made up of four comic book adventures with four scenarios in each. In the comics the TMNTs face off against the villains, and the outcome determines what the next scenario will be. Each of the four comic adventures ends with an epic battle. The great thing here is that you can just jump into any one of the scenarios without needing to have done previous ones, though the stories have a better progression when you do.

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WIN your Auckland City Limits Tickets thanks to Edifier!

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Competition is now closed! Congratulations to our winners, we'll be in touch via Email! :)

Thanks to one of the coolest audio brands in the market – Edifier – we have 5 double passes Auckland City Limits held on the 3rd of March at Western Springs!

Tickets are available on the Auckland City Limits website for $179.90 + booking fees at General Admission pricing – which means each prize pack is worth $359!!!

Entering is super simple, all you need to do is…

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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. Let's take a look…

In that time we had over 1.8 million shoppers across our New Zealand and Australian websites. Our Primate membership exploded, and Primate members collectively saved over $75,000 on their shipping costs!

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 164 Sky 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!

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Get your FREE Saturday Delivery upgrade!

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We've teamed up with our friends at Courier Post to offer a FREE Saturday Delivery Upgrade on orders placed before 4pm on Friday, December 22!

To take advantage of this special offer simply select Saturday delivery in the checkout – it will be displayed as a free upgrade.

This offer is valid for orders sent to eligible Saturday Delivery suburbs within NZ only. This free upgrade offer is available for orders of in stock products before cut-off 4pm on Friday, 22 December.

Will my order arrive for Christmas? Saturday Delivery is only eligible to selected suburbs and is not a 100% guaranteed service. If you live in an eligible suburb it is extremely likely your order will arrive in time – however, we're not able to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery.

And our Necromunda winner is...

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It's definitely shaping up to be a grimdark Christmas, as we've had unprecedented numbers of entries into our Games Workshop Christmas giveaway competition this year. Thanks to everyone who has entered and we hope you'll all love the Warhammer gear you've purchased.

Before we draw our lucky prize winner let's recap what's in this epic Necromunda prize pack valued at over $1000:

And the winner is… Connor from Hastings!

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Top 10 Gadget Picks!

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Here are the top 10 picks for Christmas, from our Electronics gorilla.

1. Nintendo Switch

Play games anywhere, anytime. Nintendo Switch will be on so many people's wishlist this year. No wonder it's also ranked no.1 on Time's Top 10 Gadgets of 2017 and is a staff favourite at Mighty Ape HQ. Got a smaller budget? Check out Nintendo SNES Classic Edition. It has the same look and feel of the original system, only smaller and is pre-loaded with 21 nostalgic games.

2. e-Readers

Unlike reflective tablets and smartphone screens, e-readers read more like real paper. They are thin and light weight, so you can bring all the books you want to read anywhere this summer.



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