Tomorrow Free The Lion King Ooshie with $30 Spend @ Woolworths


Woolworths are offering free plastic Disney figures with $30 spend.

Collect 24 exclusive Lion King Ooshies. One with every $30 you spend. While stocks last.

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  • +46 votes

    Belongs in the forums…

    This is not a bargain.

    • -11 votes

      Mate the children love Disney, you can take them down to woolies pick up some softdrink, chips, Jamie oliver crumbed chicken and some free fruit. Hit the convenient self serve register and get free toys. Bargain

      • +52 votes


        Paying $30 for a piece of rubbish is not a bargain.

        • +2 votes

          It's free with the rubbish you were going to buy anyway. This is a great reason to go to woolies over Cole's if you have kids at the moment.

          The Hamiltonv harbor metro doesn't have these in yet, but when we do most staff will hands these out like hotcakes. Might be worth noting.


            @Salmando: Agree.

            I quite like the look of these (24) little Lion King collectables, although Coles is bringing out another set of (30) Little Shop collectables too. These supermarkets always seem to bring out these items at the same time. Too bad if the children want both!

            • +1 vote

              @JediJan: They mostly look fine, except for zazoo (spelling?) not looking right, and pumba being black - though I guess that's Disney's thing right now.

      • +4 votes

        Going by your oddly specific scenario, one tiny piece of plastic junk for all the kids to, what, take turns playing with….?

        Those kids'll be the envy of the neighbourhood.

    • +39 votes

      "Belongs in the forums…"

      No, belongs in the bin. I am so sick of the paranoia over this plastic crap

      • +19 votes

        I'd say the word you were looking for was hysteria, not paranoia

        • +1 vote

          No mate, it's paranoia to miss out on the rubbish. Even if everyone who collects them has doubles and triplets after a few weeks but paranoid at the start to miss out. But we can add hysteria!

  • +61 votes

    We'll get rid of plastic bags, but here, have some plastic little models xD

    • +11 votes

      Was thinking the same thing - Celebrates banning of plastic rubbish bags by giving out plastic rubbish. Bravo.

      • +40 votes

        Simba’s father died so you could have that plastic, show some respect.

        • +4 votes

          Do you not remember the plastic vs paper wars of the late 80's? aka Plastic War 1.

          For a period of time paper bags were all but wiped out of existence thanks to plastic and the kingdom of Pride Rock.

          • +3 votes

            @mapax: I remember the paper, only too well, paper fought a brave battle but was no match for refrigerated items, let us never mention the Funk and Wagnalls giveaway of 1986, my family was so poor we only collected up to D. Never again.

        • +3 votes

          Wow, spoiler alert!

    • +14 votes

      Agreed. Another proof that the whole ban the plastic bag thing was just a money grab and PR stunt!

      • +4 votes

        Anyone else old enough to remember when they told us we had to use plastic bags because paper bags were bad for the environment?

        I live in an apartment block and now the communal bins are just full of "reusable" plastic bags.


          really? that's sounds absurd! lol
          When did they do that?

          • +5 votes

            @homersyd: In the late 80's or early 90's it was said paper bags were bad due to deforestation so they were introducing plastic. We had someone give a talk at my primary school and the supermarket had signs up. Very few people liked the change for a short period of time and then they all forgot about it.

      • +8 votes

        If they were serious about helping the environment, they'd make the empty boxes that stuff comes packed in available to customers.

        It would give those boxes a bonus use before they get recycled.

        I remember seeing used boxes at my local Safeway in the 90s.

        • +1 vote

          just about all the liquor stores do that.


          This isn't really possible as the vast majority of products are in Shelf Friendly Packaging. The hood is ripped off the the box placed directly on the shelf.


          If they were serious about helping the environment, they'd make the empty boxes that stuff comes packed in available to customers.

          Those boxes are not ideal for re use because they are shelf ready and easy open.

          Even if they could be re used they are also hard to store and arrange in a way that makes them easy to display for people to take.

          It would give those boxes a bonus use before they get recycled.

          If they are recycled at a store they are guaranteed to be recycled and recycling them is easier because there is no co mingled recycling to deal with.

          They are also compacted so they take up less space. If people took them home and recycled them (some people wouldn't) they would take up more space in the truck which is less efficient.


          Our Aldi has them on offer. The more people take home the less they have to bother with.

        • +1 vote

          We do that at our woolies. Pretty much every banana box and decent carrying box we make available at checkout. Not that popular, customers prefer to struggle, or just take a heap of those green plastic bags meant for fruit and vegetables.

          Also, the boxes here are actually recycled - as in companies take it for free so they can make profit. Isn't that better than the odds you hear about in the public recycling system? I swear they it thing I saw claimed an 80% dump rate it something

          • -2 votes

            @Salmando: Yes, the current rate of recycling is poor. Does that mean we should give up though?

            That's tragic that they scalp bags out of the fruit and veg area, but I can't say I didn't see it coming. I would much prefer to have boxes available to me, as you can stack items on top of each other. I buy Chobani's by the trayload including the trays when they are on special.

            Perhaps Woolworths should have returned to paper bags?


              @Koffee: Boxes are available, maybe not so readily at some stores - maybe you should suggest it your local?

              Reusable bags are still better than paper bags. I actually agree with Woolworths when they claimed paper bags were a half solution - still has big environmental impact, better people buying a strong fabric bag to reuse.

              I'm not saying give up on recycling, just saying that the changes of the boxes being recycled by the store is near 100%, compared to customers attempting to maybe recycle them at their own place.
              Again, better off spending $1 and buying a fabric 'bag for good' from woolies.
              Shit, steal the bag - just remember to reuse it. Problem solved.


      Probably will come wrapped too


        Of course it will, that way you won't see which one you're getting and can't choose. You'll need to get ~6.5bn of them to get one of each of the 24.

  • +4 votes

    Little Shop 2 is coming. They'll have to do better than this.

    • -7 votes

      It’s nice, it teaches the kids how to shop and about brand loyalty.

      • +12 votes

        It also teaches them to buy more plastic rubbish and destroy the environment.

        This crap they are giving away does not decompose.

        • +9 votes

          Exactly! Teaching kids about brand loyalty is more important than teaching them to care about the environment? Yikes!

        • -3 votes

          I’m guessing JV has no kids

          • +11 votes

            @50cent: I have kids and my thoughts mirror jv's. My kids won't be getting any of this stuff, simple as that.

            For my 3yr's birthday this year, we asked friends/fam to give something reused or pre-loved. It's hard to tell people not to give anything but it worked really well. The young friends made gifts out of recycled materials. It teaches them about re-using and not constantly consuming stuff.

            I just wish most other parents would not be so irresponsible and accept this wasteful crap from the hypocritical supermarkets.

            • +6 votes

              @GeneralSkunk: I’m SO GLAD to read your post! This is responsible parenting and I think it’s a stellar effort on your part to raise your kid with an awareness of these matters.


          Don't you work at Woolies?


        What an irresponsible thing to teach them.

        And yes, this is pretty much an “un-Bargain”.


      Isn't it 3 since we also had the christmas ones already?


    So 11 different characters, with various rarity totalling 2425.

    Good luck to parents/kids collecting them…




    That’s so awesome!!!

    • +13 votes

      Seriously, our government should step in and ban this bullshit!

      The government is content that they have banned plastic bags that decompose quickly, with ones that are 20 times thicker that take forever to decompose…

    • +5 votes

      Oh settle the (profanity) down. These are fun little pieces for kids who'll probably find these in 20 years time and get a good sense of nostalgia.

      Instead of complaining, why not go out if your way to help the situation?

  • +6 votes

    ITT: People believing that these tiny toys are bad for the environment because they are free instead of a paid toy. Or do you honestly believe LEGO should be banned?

    • +10 votes

      My poor defenceless feet say "yes ban lego"

    • +14 votes

      I think the point is that if you go out of your way to purchase Lego, you will probably keep it. Whereas these freebies often go straight in the bin.

      • -4 votes

        And the shameless hypocrisy involved, don't forget.

        Hey! Let's help the Green Nazis by willingly getting rid of something useful and re-usable -while pretending it's for your own good, of course, and for cheap virtue-signalling credits- because then we can make more money by forcing you to buy the same thing that was previously supplied free!

        And here's the funny bit- we're gonna push even more plastic trash that has no re-use, yet because we willingly caved-in on plastic bags, satisfying the virtue-signalling leftists, no-one is gonna bat an eye at the hypocrisy ahaha

        It's hilarious; you wouldn't think it would work, but it does, because stupid Australians!

      • +1 vote

        Just say you don't want it at the checkout.


      It just to make themselves feel better… the same people with the biggest carbon footprints in the history of the world.

    • +3 votes

      The vast majority of the Lego bought these days remains brand new in boxes in the cupboards and garages of adults. It's not hitting landfill anytime soon, if at all.


      People have forgotten about industrial waste all of a sudden.

  • +7 votes

    Can't believe the discussion about plastic here. My kids will love these, I'm getting as many as I can.

    I recycle, use compost and also landfill. These aren't going into landfill any time soon, if ever. My dogs will probably digest them well before that.

    • -6 votes

      Of course they will - they’re kids! You should know better though. Whatever!

    • +1 vote

      I call BS…lego at home is on display or in boxes. Woolies and Coles garbage at the bottom of you boxes or strewn over the floor.

    • -5 votes

      You don't have to defend your position to the green Nazi's… it's a free country so do as you please… I use so much plastic amd i could not give a sh1t

      • +1 vote

        Living in a free country doesn’t excuse one of their responsibility towards humanity and the environment.

        And also, none of the “green Nazis” here are taking away people’s freedoms.

        You’re still free to “use so much plastic and not give a shit”. It just means those who DO give a shit must take on a greater burden.

        Cheers 👍🏼

      • +1 vote

        I do wonder how many of the people commenting in here have never owned or purchased plastic toys for children.

        Not meant as an argument for or against, but something for people to consider. Too bad if they have a child who has their heart set on a Buzz Lightyear.

    • +1 vote

      Recycling is arguably worse than landfill now


        So using something again is worse than throwing it away and making a new one?


          Some recycling processes cause yet more industrial type pollution so not always a viable solution. Australia appears to have a lack of reliable recycling facilities too. Why were we sending our recyclables overseas to SE Asian countries in the first place? Left with environmental damage and mountains of Aus rubbish so now returning to sender, and where is all that going? Landfill.


      My dogs will probably digest them well before that.

      So the plastic will still end up in the environment

  • +3 votes

    These plastics are so beautiful and magical

  • +2 votes

    Loving ops sarcasm. Not sure how everyone is missing his/her jest


    These look great, can't wait. People with kids will appreciate these, everyone else will complain about plastic being the cancer of the world.

  • +4 votes

    “We’re passionate about the circular economy, and have established a partnership with TerraCycle to turn any pre-loved Ooshies into plastic pellets. The pellets will be used to make outdoor products such as garden beds, decks, fences and benches.

    “So if a customer receives a Lion King Ooshie and changes their mind or no longer wants it, they simply need to drop the Ooshie back to their local Woolworths store and we will send it to TerraCycle for recycling. The bag the Ooshies come in is also made of FSC material and can be recycled via kerbside yellow bins.”


      That's mostly bullshit. Typically, we keep these things in store long enough that any promotion or rewards associated with them expire, then are either dumped in the bin, or given away in bulk to randoms, or children that attend some stupid field trip.

      The sad truth is that there is rarely such a huge amount remaining that it becomes financially impractical to pick them up.

      Good example is those Disney tiles - which you may as well ask for now, plenty of stores probably have a box about to be disposed be of now that everything winnable has expired.

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