Thanks for taking us around team Moose. We had a blast. More to follow on Moose shortly so stay tuned!
GLOBAL HEAD OF FRANCHISE DEVELPMENT
Fave Food: Anything with chilli or spice
Fave Movie: Clueless
Fave Kids Character: Garfield
Fave Food: Duck Pancakes
Fave Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fave Kids Character: The Animaniacs
Fave Food: Thai Food
Fave Movie: Mission Impossible
Fave Kids Character: Sully
Fave Food: Sushi
Fave Movie: Star Wars
Fave Kids Character: Monkey D. Luffy
GIRLS BRAND MANAGER
Fave Food: Mexican
Fave Movie: Xanadu
Fave Kids Character: Wonder Woman
MEET SOME OF THE MOOSE TEAM.
AND OUR JK JOURNALISTS OF COURSE
HANGING LOOSE WITH MOOSE
Ever wondered what it’s like working for one of the world’s biggest toy companies? Two of our readers ‘Rylan’ & ‘Kade’ spent a morning at Moose headquarters in Victoria to check out their funky offices as well as chatting to some of the key team members who make bringing toys to life a reality.
A BIT ABOUT THE OFFICES
There’s nothing ordinary about Moose HQ! The building is bright, fun and has lots of surprises hidden around every corner. That's why for 2019, Moose Toys was voted one of Australia’s ‘greatest places to work’.
Moose (the geniuses behind Shopkins, Treasure X, Mighty Beans, Little Live Pets and many more) opened the doors to their new offices in 2015 and spent many months planning how they would make everyday working just that little bit magical.
Following the success of the ever popular toy known as ‘Mighty Beanz’, Mr Moose planted some magical seeds that grew into an amazing beanstalk. Well, maybe there were no magical seeds involved but the beanstalk is actually real. The Tree House doubles up as a meeting room and the actual beanstalk tangles through the offices and even into the warehouse.
READY FOR TAKEOFF
It was a typical Monday morning. The team came in after a weekend off to find there was a DC3 plane (yes a real one) in the office. The owner of Moose (Manny) has always had a passion for planes since he was very small and after finding the plane rusting in a paddock, he thought it would be fun to have at Moose HQ! Half of the plane sits on the first floor of the offices and is used as a Skype meeting room and the other half sits outside next to a full working veggie garden!
Manny...in Moose Air
YES...A VEGGIE GARDEN
This organic veggie patch is managed by the staff that work at Moose. It’s been designed to encourage team members to take a break and hang out with one another.
WHAT A WORKOUT
It’s pretty hectic working at Moose which is why there is a fully functioning gym for staff to use through the day! Whether it’s lifting weights or attending a Yoga or monthly meditation session, Moose has it covered.
Fave Food: Something Sweet
Fave Movie: Avengers
Fave Kids Character: Goku or Toothless
What's your favourite part of the Moose Toy offices?
Yvette: I love the fun, kookiness of the offices. We're not a boring place to work and you can see that when you come in everyday.
Jarrod: I really like the plane but also coming to work everyday with really fun, cool people.
What's been your favourite Moose toy so far?
Ange: All of them are great but my two stand outs are Treasure X and Kindi Kids which is brand new and just released.
Talia: Shoppies. I've designed them since season 2 so I love them!
What's your main role at Moose?
Yvette: I look after our entertainment content and social teams as well as live shows, publishing and gaming areas. So when Moose develop a toy, we're the department that brings that extra level to life.
Talia: I focus on toy design and working with our medalists to create the best quality toy. I also work on our Kindi Kids TV show which is very exciting.
Rylan & Kade enjoying a chill in the Moose veggie patch!
What made you want to work for Moose?
Ange: I used to drive past Moose, saw how fun it looked and instantly wanted to work here. After investigating, I was right. It's super fun, happy and an all round great place to work.
Jarrod: I pretty much wanted to come to work and have fun. I do work hard everyday but we are a great community to work in.
If you could make your own toy, what would it be?
Yvette: I've always enjoyed toys that require your own imagination to create a much wider worlds anything down
that road would be good.
Jarrod: Anything that sparks imagination. Maybe a building element or story telling element.
Check out all the toys!
What do you like doing outside of Moose?
Ange: I love 'bring your dog to work day' every Wednesday and Friday. You get to play with different dogs every week which is cool. The family and friendship vibe is something I really like as well.
Talia: I love watching anime and cartoons. Too many episodes to watch!