One mum shares her experience after her kids turn into little monsters thanks to the Ooshies craze.

Victorian mum, Shona Hendley, writes that as soon as she saw the mountain of plastic Ooshie bags that arrived with her grocery order she knew she would regret it.

“Are they Ooshies?!” Exclaimed my five-year-old daughter before I had even shut the door to our local Woolies delivery man,” writes Shona.

“They are not all yours!” Replied my six-year-old as they both pounced on this ‘gift’ that at least I never truly wanted.

Adding, “in front of me were my two (usually well behaved) daughters fighting like two animal kings battling for their pride. It was the battle of the Ooshies.”

Continuing on with the experience the mum of two shared, “After breaking up this Ooshie scramble and a firm motherly discussion about behaviour, they decided that sharing these collectables was a much better option. The Ooshies were evenly distributed and the opening of the plastic bags began.

“Oh no, I got twins,” my eldest announced with disappointment as she opened two matching Ooshies. “Triplets,” she cried (literally) about ten seconds later. Yep, out of the four she was given, three were the same.”

“More Ooshie fires were put out and all was forgotten. That was, until the next day….”

The mum shared after dropping her kids at school she noticed the battle begin all over again.

“Upon arrival about four other classmates started extracting their Ooshie collections from their school bags, gravitating to one another like a magnetic Ooshie force was bringing them together. They examined each other’s collections scrupulously.”

“It was like an Ooshie cult. All that mattered was Ooshies, which ones you had, what colour they were, what status they had. And with my daughter not bringing hers to school with her that day, she was excluded from this exclusive club because she had no Ooshies to show: cue Ooshie meltdown number three.”

Meltdown number four occured soon after returning home from school.

The mum wrote, “as I returned home with my daughters from school that afternoon, Grandma came to visit and with her she had… yep, Ooshies (thanks Gma!)”

Made even worse by the discovery of a ‘rare’ Ooshie by only one of my two children.

Shona concludes, “I blame Ooshies. In fact, I am going to make a big statement and declare that I completely blame Ooshies for bringing out the worst in my children.

“And finally, for the love of peace and humanity, I beg the Ooshie powers, please, please, please make them STOP!”

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Nine year old girls plea to ban collectables

One nine-year-old girl who wasn’t impressed by the Coles Little Shop and the Fresh Stikeez collections has finally spoken up and called on Coles to stop the plastic pollution.

Harper listed why she and her school are “massively, hugely, most absolutely certain that you must stop the mini collectables”.

“You announce that you will stop selling plastic bags and you decide to start this useless junk (making it) even worse, what you are thinking?!” she adds.

“Our ocean is being polluted every 60 seconds, and because of plastic a lot of animals die.

“Imagine if there was no animals what could happen? There would be no honey, no meat and no pets.

“Do you want that to happen? I think not. So we are depending on you to stop!!!


Harper went on to say that her class has started a petition to get the collections banned, which has been signed by many students at her school.

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I am surprised they are not banned from schools already. It always seems to cause a drama. The last round of collectables resulted in many schools banning them. 

Are Ooshies or Coles Little Shop 2 causing problems between your children at home or school?

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  • Adults need to be leading by example and teaching children about these things.


  • I never had this problem and I don’t think it’s a good idea to allow them to be taken to school.


  • I wouldn’t let my child take it to school. But gee, it’s really getting out of control.


  • Good on the little girl calling for the ban citing the current anti-plastics push. As far as blaming ooshies for turning the kids into monsters we’ve all gone through fads and each one has been equally as all consuming for those of us that get into that sort of thing. I remember my nan talking about yo-yo’s lol and all the cool ones you could get, the amazing strings, the super spinners (?) and the awe-inspiring tricks.


  • I don’t let the Ooshies go to school with my daughter and my son is too young to understand what its all about


  • People go too far. I think if your kids are fighting and being left out, then you should teach them valuable life lessons. What’s going to happen when they become adults and they don’t know how to react when all the mums around them are into collecting ooshies and they are the only ones who are not collecting them? Aww, poor me, I’m left out. Let’s ban all collectables. lol


  • No they don’t give a problem.
    My kids can get 1 each at the end of the day if they have been good, so kind of as a reward


  • The fact is that Coles are loving it, $11 million dollars extra in the kitty.


  • I am happy my kids didnt like ooshies as they think its not even near to Lion king so they are not very excited in collecting them


  • I like seeing the excitement and anticipation on my kids faces when they open their little packets. They would love to collect them all but to be honest they wouldn’t be upset if they don’t complete the collection. In fact my 5 year old has very generously given up single ones to help others complete their collections.


  • Did you see the screen shot of the ebay page where some absolute twit with no brain paid almost $100 000 for a rare ooshie? How messed up do your priorities have to be to even consider that?


  • I use the Ooshies and Little Shops for ‘rewards’, my son doesn’t get them straight away. He has to earn them. Whether it be him being nice to his sister, picking up his toys or using the toilet like a big boy. Generally we use stickers but these make for extra special ‘good behaviour prizes’. Best way to get a 3 year old to do anything…. bribery haha!


  • A lot of the time when I have been shopping I can hear kids going on about osshies or little shoppers to their parents :) I have been seeing the smiles on kids faces when they open these packets and get these surprise items inside.

    • I have seen happy behaviour too and none of the behaviour in the article.


  • that isn’t the fault of the ooshies that is the fault of poor parenting, teach you children how to appreciate what they get, they don’t appreciate them get rid of them, (kids or ooshies she can decide lol)


  • Thankful that we see none of this behaviour.


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