Shoppers are going crazy for collectables and following Woolworths ’success another popular retailer has jumped on the bandwagon.
Discounter Kmart has launched its own collection of Harry Potter themed Ooshies, sending fans of the series into a frenzy.
The pencil toppers are being sold at Kmart in sets of seven for $ 15, which includes one mystery character.
Ooshies have been so popular, Woolies has hike of 6.6 per cent is partly down to the craze. That blew Coles out of the water with the smaller retailer seeing more subdued growth on the back of the Little excitement for the Little Shop 2 collection.
Ing Bring home all of your child’s favorite characters from the Harry Potter series in the form of these mini collectable pencil topper figurines, ”Kmart’s website reads.
Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Draco and Dobby.
All up there are 36 figurines for people to collect, including a rare furry Hedwig.
Harry Potter fans have taken their social media to express their excitement about the collectables.
Have I have never wanted these but. NOW I WANT THEM ALL! ”One person said.
Km Kmart, wrote another wrote.
One said: “Here we go again. I’m still trying to get over the Woolies OOSHIE saga of 2019! ”
The release comes in the wake of Woolworths ’hugely successful Lion King Ooshies, which had shoppers selling the pencil toppers online for crazy amounts of money.
One limited edition furry Simba Ooshie caused a stir when he was put up for sale on eBay for $ 10,000.
There was even more fanfare when a mystery person put in a $ 100,000 bid for the rare collectable.
Unsurprisingly the bid fell through, but that wasn’t the only controversy that came out the Ooshie craze.
A Victorian couple destroyed a rare furry Simba.
The farmers from Katandra West thought they had struck gold when they found the furry Simba as part of the supermarket’s Lion King Ooshie promotional campaign.
Inspired by massive online auctions, Melissa and Stephen Black attempted to sell the collectable for $ 5000.
Issa And people were just disgusted, ”Melissa told Channel 9’s Today Show.
Abuse The abuse started and it was just hate and… threats. Some really awful things were said. ”
The couple then said they would trade for it.
Ask What is a life worth? Is it worth what money? We don’t know. Is it worth this (Ooshie)? No, ”Stephen said.
“For the people who want to buy this thing because they want it.
“You can’t buy it, I’m going to destroy it.
“The world’s got to stop this stuff because people get hurt.”