Woman attempts to sell handcrafted imitation Lion King Ooshies for thousands

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.

The eBay listing for the customised Ooshies. Source: eBay

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”.

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