'Bigger and better than ever': New Coles Little Shop collectable items revealed

Coles have confirmed the eagerly awaited release of their second Little Shop collectables range coming July 17 – and now the supermarket giant has revealed exactly which minis will be up for grabs.

The collection of 30 mini items will once again be sold with a collector’s case, mini trolleys, baskets and aprons, along with the new additions of a Coles replica truck and a toy cash register.

As with the previous Little Shop and Stickeez promotion, customers will be entitled to one mini item per $30 spent.

The new range of mini collectables will once again feature 30 iconic household items. Source: Coles/Supplied

The new range includes iconic household items like Eclipse mints, Arnotts Barbecue Shapes, Coles Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies and Kleenex toilet paper.

Making a second appearance in the Little Shop 2 range is the Vegemite jar, a Finish dishwashing product, Colgate toothpaste and a product from the Chobani yoghurt range.

Coles Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Ronson said this year’s campaign would be “bigger and better than ever before”.

“The first campaign was embraced by customers of all ages and brought to life the traditional hobby of collecting enjoyed by all generations,” Lisa said.

A new collector's case will also be available for shoppers. Source: Supplied

“We have been inundated with requests to bring Little Shop back and we know customers will be very excited about this brand new collection, which celebrates some of the most recognisable products in Aussie homes.”

This year, customers will also be able to collect the mini items at Coles Express with fuel purchases.

Coles’ biggest rival, Woolworths, will also be releasing their latest range of collectables on July 17, featuring 24 Lion King character figurines.

Full list of Coles Little Shop 2 Collectables:

  1. Heritage Mill Apple Crumble Clusters

  2. Leggos Pizza Sauce

  3. Arnotts Orginal Barbecue Shapes

  4. Gillette Fusion 5 Razor

  5. Bref Power Active Juicy Lemon Toilet Cleaner

  6. Eclipse Spearmint Mints

  7. Primo English Style Ham

  8. Colgate Total Toothpaste

  9. Olay Complete Defence Moisturising Lotion

  10. Chobani Greek Yoghurt Flip

  11. My Dog Meaty Loaf

  12. Coles Special Burger Sauce

  13. Finish Dishwashing Cleaner

  14. Coles Prepaid Gift Card

  15. Messy Monkeys Snack Bars

  16. Coles Ultimate Choc Chip Cookies

  17. Maggi Chicken Wholemeal 2 minute noodles

  18. Bulla Thickened Cream

  19. Moccona Classic Medium Roast Coffee

  20. Latina Fresh Beef Ravioli

  21. Australian Field Fresh Garden Peas

  22. Kleenex Value Pack Toilet Paper

  23. Australia’s Own Full Cream A2 Protein Milk

  24. Mount Franklin Lightly Sparkling Water

  25. Tip Top The One Bread

  26. Dynamo Professional Washing Liquid

  27. Vegemite

  28. Heinz Baked Beans No Added Sugar

  29. Edgell Black Beans

  30. Campbells Condensed Tomato Soup

Concerns raised over Coles Little Shop collectables

Though thousands of fans are thrilled at the announcement, there are also many who have expressed their dismay at the re-release of the plastic items.

Several have already taken to Facebook to blast Coles for the potential impact the minis could have on the environment.

“Come on, Coles... Let me hear your excuse for releasing more of these when so many of the ones from the past release are still washing up on beaches, littered at parks and playgrounds,” one woman wrote.

“How many birds and other animals do you think have ingested your product? How many do you think have already died from ingesting it?

A Sunshine Coast man found a Coles Little Shop collectable washed up on Buddina Beach at Point Cartwright in Queensland. Source: Facebook/ Tyson Jones.

“I know what I want for my child and it definitely isn't tiny bits of unnecessary plastic. Take a look outside and tell me if you can walk 100 metres without seeing any plastic litter, then tell me if you want to add to the problem or fix it.”

Coles responded by explaining that the collectables range was never intended to be disposable.

“The Little Shop mini collectables are designed for customers to keep and not dispose of,” a spokesperson wrote.

“The Little Shop campaign also only runs or a limited time and customers are able to recycle the wrappers at their nearest Coles through our in-store RedCycle program.”

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