Get in quick for the last of the Disney Ooshies

One of this year's Disney Ooshies with a popular collectable from the Lion King franchise the first time around.
One of this year's Disney Ooshies with a popular collectable from the Lion King franchise the first time around.

Woolworths is ending its Disney Ooshies promotion early.

Ooshie collectables are just too popular, even though this is the second time around.

Remember the crazy demand for the Lion King collectables?

Some of the little plastic collectables sell for big money online as kids and their parents hunt for all 13 of the figurines.

These latest Ooshies, feature characters from Marvel, Star WarsTM, Disney and Pixar but now Woolworths has been forced to end it all again because of "unprecedented demand".

To get a little Ooshie the shopper first has to spend at least $30 on their shopping and present their docket to staff for their prize.

Woolworths now thinks it will run out of Ooshies within a week.

Some areas of Australia have more Ooshies than others and will probably continue for weeks yet.

"Availability of Disney Ooshies in store varies from store-to-store in each state and territory, however online redemption of Ooshies will cease everywhere other than Victoria from later today," Woolworths said in a media release.

"Victoria is excluded from these estimates as their allocation was kept separate from the rest of Australia due to the delayed launch of the Victorian campaign."

The latest generation of Ooshies included Darth Vader, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Thor, Ariel, Yoda, Black Panther, Moana and others.

Woolworths' Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Hicks, said the high demand showed customers loved collecting the Disney Ooshies.

"Because of this, we expect the last of our stock to be collected by the end of this weekend," he said.

"I want to reassure our Victorian customers these lower stock levels do not apply to them. We created a separate allotment from when we delayed the launch of the program due to Stage 4 lockdowns and they can continue collecting in the weeks ahead while supplies last.

"We'd like to thank our team for their support in executing the program in stores and online and our customers for helping us create such a memorable program."

The promotion was originally due to finish on October 20, with the limited stock leaving customers frustrated.

The launch follows the success of last year's Lion King partnership between Woolworths and Disney.

Woolworths has also renewed its partnership with TerraCycle, allowing customers to drop any pre-loved Ooshies in store to be turned into plastic pellets. The pellets are used to help make outdoor products such as garden beds, decks, fences and benches, and the bag the Ooshies come in can be recycled via kerbside yellow bins.

This story Here's why you need to get your Ooshies now first appeared on Katherine Times.