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
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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
Review by Ben Ruegg
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
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
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.
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…
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
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
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!
We've teamed up with our friends at Courier Post to offer a FREE
Saturday Delivery Upgrade on orders placed before 4pm on Friday,
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,
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.
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!
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.
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.
Welcome to the Mighty Ape Hobbies Tabletop Gaming
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…