The Ooshies craze has taken a turn for the worst with a mum in Queensland brought to tears after copping abuse and death threats from trolls online.

Monique was lucky enough to come across one of the rare Simbas, but her excitement turned to distress after attempting to sell it online.

Just hours after posting her rare Ooshie online for $5000, hundreds of abusive messages started pouring in.

“I received so many hate and death threat messages just because I’ve put up the rare furry Simba,” the Brisbane mother told 9News.

I made the mistake of putting it up as $7,500 open for bids and, that night, I received over 400 messages getting told I was a waste of space, that I take up too much oxygen and that they hope karma will get me.

“There were death threats. They told me if they ever found me, they’d get me and how wrong it was for me to rip people off and that it’s [the furry Simba Ooshie] not even worth that money.”

Her motivation for putting the rare Simba online was to buy her son a computer, but she says she hasn’t slept since she posted it and the abuse began.

But Monique got the last laugh because it wasn’t long afterwards that she received a legitimate bid from someone wanting to purchase the rare furry Simba Ooshie.

“I accepted it straight away because I’m not greedy. I have sold it. I have received the money. I’ve posted it with insurance and everything to the lady and everything like that. She’s an absolute lovely lady I’ve sold it to,” she told 10 daily.

Monique said the entire experience has been detrimental to her health and that she hasn’t slept at all since Monday.

“I can’t deal with it anymore. My phone just keeps going off and my doctor said don’t look at the messages and I said yeah but there might be some nice people,” she said.

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  • She needed the money.
    Lucky her that she found a nice bidder


  • Absolutely disgraceful behaviour she can do what she likes with it and no one has to buy it. Jealousy really does get ugly.


  • She found it – she can smell it for what ever she likes. Some people can be so nasty.


  • sad when things go this way


  • This craze turns into greed and that’s just bad. When we notice greed within ourselves we should turn away from it. For adults to behave like this is beyond belief .

    • It really is beyond belief and extremely disappointing for people to act in this despicable manner.
      We had a delightful experience of someone/a stranger giving us Ooshies with absolutely nothing expected in return.


  • If there is a market for an item and someone posts it and sells it then it is a done deal.
    It is nothing to do with anyone else and why on earth are people hateful about it – it is none of their business and has nothing to do with them.
    Quite disgraceful behaviour from people. I do not understand people getting so upset about collectibles.

    • I agree especially since we don’t know their circumstances or how much they might need that money. We don’t attack people who win the lottery and it is the same luck getting a rare toy.


  • Get a grip, people. If you don’t like the price of something, shake your head and move on quietly.


  • Just ignore the messages and get on with it.


  • well if people didnt want it, they could have NOT responded anything.


  • As I stated on another post – this whole Ooshie business is completely out of hand! You would think people could deal with it like adults – hers to sell, for whatever she wants to sell it for, and if other people are so stupid to pay a kings ransom, it’s their look out! If you don’t like it, walk away …. as my mum always says “If you can’t say anything nice ….. “


  • What the actual heck… why would people abuse her like that. Her property, her choice to sell it. An item is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay and someone was willing to pay a lot. Good luck to her.


  • The lady might have been able to swap it for another rare one. You would have to be desperate to buy one of them.


  • I personally don’t like Ooshies and definately don’t understand the fuss, but my son absolutely loves them. I really can’t believe how many rude comments she got. If people want to sell things, let them, even if the price sounds crazy, it’s their life and they aren’t hurting anyone by doing it.


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