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The Challenge

Creators of the worldwide toy phenomenon Shopkins wanted to ‘grow up’ their master brand Moose. They needed it to reflect their ‘serious player’ status… without making them feel like a ‘serious grown up’.

 

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Moose Toys - Refreshed Branding applied to the outside of their building

The Thinking

With a strategy focused on making kids ridiculously happy, we wanted to project a strength and confidence in the master brand that empowered rather than overshadowed the unique identities and stories of each of Mooses’ sub-brands (toy ranges). We created parred back mark to let the visual language around it be any and every colour of the rainbow. We retained the existing equity of the teal and using a moose in the mark, but we wanted brutal simplicity while still retaining some ridiculous fun. We took the cartoon style out of Mr Moose to create more of a brand mark and less of an illustration. The aim was to create something so iconic that even as a simple silhouette, the Moose mark would be strong enough to to hold its own alongside the likes of Hasbro, Lego and Disney in major retailers across the globe.

Moose Toys - Refreshed Branding applied to the outside of their building
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Moose Toys character - at Moose HQ
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The Results

With a simple truth about making kids happy and valuing ‘THE WOW’, Moose have achieved crystal clear clarity on who they are. There’s a deeply understood vision at Moose; everyone involved in the brand embraces it and everything about Moose has been ‘moosified’ accordingly. Happy moosers, happy kids, happy days.

Moose Toys - New Brand Mark on white background from Branding Agency Brands to life

“As a creative business we found it difficult to be objective about ourselves and to find just the right tone to articulate our own story and brand identity. So, we wanted to work with the strategic thinkers at Brands to Life® to refresh our brand. They delivered brand clarity and creativity that helped our business confidently expand into international markets. We’re now fifth biggest toy manufacturer globally.”

Paul Solomon | CEO Moose Toys