An Australian supermarket ‘Karen’ has tried to steal a grandfather’s Disney+ Ooshies he was collecting for his grandchildren.
A 20-year-old male witness shared the ‘disgusting’ story on Reddit, saying that he felt the woman wanted to ‘sell’ the plastic figurines online for a profit.
The male student had been harmlessly shopping at Woolworths, spending a total of $60 and earning three Ooshies in the process.
Not wanting to keep the toys for himself, the student decided to give them to someone who might appreciate them more.
‘I see an older gentleman and ask if he would like the Ooshies. He said yes and that his grandchildren would love them as the oldest one is only seven,’ the man recalled.
A 20-year-old man shared the heartbreaking story on Reddit , saying that he felt the woman wanted to ‘sell’ the plastic figurines online for a profit
‘Perfect, so I hand them over and that’s when I hear a troll clearing her throat. I turn around to see a Karen staring at me while standing next to her son, as he just looked at his phone. I wasn’t in the way or anything so I just gave her a confused look.’
The woman proceeded to ask him why her son, who was 14, couldn’t get a share of the Ooshies.
‘He’s a little old. I wanted to give them to someone with young ones as kids love Disney,’ the young shopper responded.
She asked if instead the man would be open to ‘trading’ with her, but the grandfather wanted his grandchildren to be the ones to open the packet because ‘that was half the fun’.
This reportedly angered the ‘Karen’, who told the older gentleman to ‘just give me the damn things’ before she lunged forward to snatch them out of his cart.
The collection includes silver, gold, colour changing, glow in the dark, and additional glitter editions, which can all be kept in a special limited-edition Ooshies box
‘I see this coming so I grab her around the wrist stopping her from taking them. People started watching the incident,’ the Reddit thread continued.
‘A manager from the store came running over and the old man started talking. I think that startled Karen because she then let go and walked off.
‘I’m still p**sed with how it panned out because Karen was only trying to get them in pursuit of the rare ones, most likely to sell. I seriously f**king hate Ooshies if you couldn’t already tell.’
Plenty of commenters said the woman ‘had some nerve’ for harassing an elderly man in that way and that the country’s love for Ooshies was ‘getting out of control’.
Woolworths announced the full list of Disney Plus Ooshies collectables featuring iconic characters like Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Elastigirl from The Incredibles and Darth Vader from Star Wars
Australian shoppers started collecting the themed figurines from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies with every $30 spent in store or online from Wednesday, August 26
THE FULL LIST OF DISNEY+ OOSHIES AVAILABLE:
* ELSA AND ANNA FROM FROZEN
* MOANA FROM MOANA
* HOLOGRAM LADY AND TRAMP FROM LADY AND THE TRAMP
* GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ARIEL FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID
* COLOUR CHANGING MINNIE MOUSE
* SILVER MICKEY MOUSE
* GOLDEN RAPUNZEL FROM RAPUNZEL
* WOODY FROM TOY STORY
* ELASTIGIRL FROM THE INCREDIBLES
* RUSSELL FROM UP
* HOLOGRAM BO PEEP FROM TOY STORY
* HOLOGRAM DORY FROM FINDING NEMO
* GLOW-IN-THE-DARK MIKE FROM MONSTERS INC
* COLOUR CHANGING LIGHTNING MCQUEEN FROM CARS
* SILVER BUZZ LIGHTYEAR FROM TOY STORY
* GOLDEN SULLEY FROM MONSTERS INC
* GOLDEN C-3PO FROM STAR WARS
* CAPTAIN MARVEL FROM CAPTAIN MARVEL
* HULK FROM THE INCREDIBLE HULK
* BLACK WIDOW FROM BLACK WIDOW
* HOLOGRAM SCARLET WITCH FROM THE X-MEN 4
* HOLOGRAM CAPTAIN AMERICA
* GLOW-IN-THE-DARK GAMORA FROM AVENGERS INFINITY WAR
* COLOUR CHANGING IRON MAN
* SILVER BLACK PANTHER FROM BLACK PANTHER
* GOLDEN THOR FROM THOR
* THE MANDALORIAN FROM STAR WARS
* REY FROM STAR WARS
* DARTH VADER FROM STAR WARS
* HOLOGRAM PRINCESS LEIA FROM STAR WARS
* HOLOGRAM KYLO REN FROM STAR WARS
* GLOW-IN-THE-DARK YODA FROM STAR WARS
* COLOUR CHANGING STORM TROOPER
* SILVER R2-D2 FROM STAR WARS
Australian shoppers started collecting the themed figurines from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars with every $30 they spent in store or online from August 26.
The collection features 36 Ooshies, which follows the success of last year’s wildly popular Lion King Ooshies.
There are silver, gold, colour changing, glow in the dark, and additional glitter edition Ooshies, which can all be kept in a special limited-edition box.
‘We know many Aussie families have had a challenging year, so we’re partnering with Disney to give our customers something exciting to look forward to from their everyday shop,’ Woolworths Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Hicks said.
Woolworths has also teamed up with TerraCycle to offer customers a sustainable way to recycle their previous Ooshies
Every Woolworths store will have dedicated recycle bins so customers can drop any pre-loved collectables and wrapper to be recycled until January 31, 2021
‘Whether it’s Woody, a hologram Princess Leia or a glow in the dark Yoda, we’re confident the collection is something the entire family can enjoy and collect together.’
Woolworths has also teamed up with TerraCycle to offer customers a sustainable way to recycle their previous Ooshies.
Every Woolworths store will have dedicated recycle bins so customers can drop any pre-loved collectables and wrapper to be recycled until January 31, 2021.
The paper wrapper can also be recycled at home in the yellow bin.