If You Have A Defective Ooshie, It Might Be Worth More Than You Think
If one of your Lion King themed Ooshies has a strange marking on it or a rogue scar, you could be sitting on a gold mine.
They're going for ridiculous amounts of cash on Gumtree and eBay if you're able to get your hands on one of the rare Lion King Ooshies available at Woolworths.
But fans of the adorable novelty toys are flocking to Facebook groups to ask whether or not their defective Ooshies, marked with random imperfections are worth any more cash.
From a Pumbaa Ooshie with a white face, to a Simba with a small ear or a Scar that has a black ‘scar’ next to his eye, collectors of the toys you receive when you spend $30 at Woolworths have noticed a spike in default Ooshies.
While many have asked whether or not they should return them to the store and ask for a replacement, many have suggested the 'priceless' collector items might gain more value as a result.
The flood began when a collector named Andrew posted a picture of his defective Pumbaa to Woolworths LION KING & Coles Mini Shop 2 AUSTRALIA - Swap, Sell and Buy Facebook group.
"That’s worth $$," said one social media user. "I had one that the gold paint peeled off and took it back for a swap... I should have kept it as it’s a one of a kind."
"Definitely a rare, sell it on eBay for $1000," another added.
"Rare ASF," commented a third.
As a result, Andrew decided to hold onto the Pumbaa in the hope it will attract more worth.
"We will see how many miss prints are out there, maybe worth some money," he said.
Others were quick to share pictures of their defective Ooshies and asked if any other members had seen similar imperfections.
See some of the examples below:
Given the rare furry Simba is selling for upwards of $10,000 on eBay, we assume these collectors will be holding onto their bizarre yet one-of-a-kind Ooshies.
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