Posted: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

- Toy company employ feline security guard to protect ranges ahead of Christmas -

The world’s first ever security cat has today taken up her post at a toy warehouse in Southampton. The bengal cat called Millie is following in the footsteps of other famous moggie’s including Larry, the number 10 mouser, and will guard the UK’s most popular and best-selling toy ranges being delivered ahead of the Christmas rush.

The iconic collection of toys including Ben 10, Power Rangers and ThunderCats have been placed under security in the Bandai warehouse. With deliveries coming in thick and fast ahead of the stock being shipped to retailers across the country, the toy company felt the need to step up security.

The feisty feline was spotted around the factory and was hired immediately for her sentry qualities. Often described as having similar personality to dogs, Millie the Bengal, along with her excellent climbing abilities, hearing and loud purr, made the perfect security guard. Millie has now put paw to paper and will be paid in cat food and fish at the factory, with a pet care clause in the contract.

All three toy ranges placed under security are predicted Christmas best sellers – with Power Rangers selling over ten million action figures since its launch in 1994 and toy sales surpassing the £300 million mark in that time. Plus, with the Ben 10 toys having sold well over 6 million action figures in the last 5 years, this is a job taken seriously.

Millie’s owner comments:
“Millie has always had a very vigilant personality and doesn’t mind long hours alone. I’m not surprised she took up a career as a security guard – the toys are lucky to have such an attentive guardian.”

A spokesperson from Bandai said:
“We are expecting a bumper year this Christmas with orders starting to fly in from retailers putting in their requests, including new boys action toy releases for Ben 10 and Power Rangers. With the appointment of Millie the security cat, our toys are now very well protected.”