Coles customers have come out in hoards to get their hands on the display cases for the new Little Shop 2 promotion.

Wednesday 17 July, marked the first day of the Coles Little Shop 2 promotion.

Aworker at Coles Wynyard, in the heart of Sydney, told 7NEWS.com.au it had been “pure chaos” since the minute they opened.

“We went through 10 cages (640 boxes) in less than half an hour,” he said, adding that workers had been overwhelmed at the response.

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He said the collectibles had been going fast, and were down to their last cage of supply before the clock struck 9am.

A spokeswoman for Coles told 7NEWS.com.au they had been “overwhelmed” by the collectibles’ popularity.

“(They’re) flying off the shelves across the country,” she said.

But are people just looking to make a quick buck?

New listings have already gone up on eBay, with a case and apron being sold for three times as much as it would cost in-store.

A Coles spokeswoman said they were working to ensure nobody would miss out.

“We have lots of collector cases available and our team members are working hard to keep stock on the shelves,” she said.

“Some of our new items, including Coles trucks and registers, are selling more quickly than anticipated and we have extra stock on the way from our warehouses to stores.”

We grabbed ours early. Did you?

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  • Wow….ah well its amazing that so many people have to money to spend on these sort of things.


  • They now have them on clearance I just purchased the trolley for my 3 year old and he absolutely love love loves it


  • And the madness and mayhems begins again.


  • Wow I didn’t think of the trolleys etc, the cash register is cute! I doubt there’ll be any left when I’m able to get there.


  • I made sure I didn’t miss out this year. Shame on those buying them just to sell them!


  • I will only take what I am given at the checkout that I will give to a little disabled child.


  • I’m all for… if I shop enough to get some, great. But I’m not going to be frenzied or crazy. I don’t need them, but I love collecting them because I can and then sharing them with others maybe not so lucky. My only hope is that those getting the bigger items are not doing it maliciously or to sell online at inflated prices. This should not be allowed.


  • Don’t understand the maddness! If I collect a few I do, and if I don’t I don’t. I generally don’t worry about things I have to pay extra for.


  • Oh my goodness, that’s crazy !!


  • How crazy that some bits of plastic can cause so much hysteria, and selling on ebay already, what the?


  • Definitely proving to be popular once again


  • That is ridiculous. It’s just a little plastic thing.


  • people are just stupid, we don’t collect them as such but we do like unwrapping them to see what is inside


  • Wow! I can’t believe it. Pretty extreme. I’d rather be sleeping.


  • Another thing I can’t be bothered to scramble for.


  • I went to Coles this morning but I didn’t notice anything like this. Quite absurd I must say.


  • I managed to get 2 cases this morning but they were selling quickly. Woolworths actually had less left of their lion king cases than coles did of theirs.


  • I don’t understand why people go so ga ga over things like this? Seems strange to me…


  • I just shop normally and whatever we get my kid will play with that.


  • I am somewhat surprised by the ‘frenzy’.
    We will shop as normal and not spend any extra when grocery shopping.


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