A person is purportedly selling modified Woolworths Ooshies on eBay for thousands of dollars.
A picture of the seller’s “Ultra Rare Furry Simba Ooshie Family” was posted on Facebook on Monday.
The figurines appear to be modified Lion King collectables in a “furry style” similar to the “ultra rare” furry Simba which was listed on eBay in July for $100,000.
The picture claims the Ooshies were designed and handcrafted by a nine-year-old named Missy in the hopes of raising money to buy her a puppy for her 10th birthday.
A Woolworths spokesperson previously told Yahoo News the limited edition furry Simbas were numbered one to 100 which customers were “urged to keep a look out for”.
Collectors on Facebook were critical of the figurines.
“How does a nine-year-old hand craft these?” one man wrote.
One woman included what appears to be an eBay listing for the Ooshies with a price tag of $3000 but it appears the listing has been taken down.
Another woman questioned why someone would pay for “something that doesn't even exist”.
A Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo News the supermarket “does not support or encourage the resale of any of The Lion King Ooshies”.
Do you have a story tip? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.