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Re: What is an ooshie? And why the uproar?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 08:54:21 AM »
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Re: What is an ooshie? And why the uproar?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 11:34:35 AM »
I did see that article. There’s a real craze over the Lion King ooshies down here. They’re what Woolies use to compete with Coles Little Shop collectables. an ooshie (which I don’t believe is an Australia idea) is a squishy little toy that kids use as a pencil topper. The promotion works like this: spend $30 on groceries and get a Lion King ooshie.

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Re: What is an ooshie? And why the uproar?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 05:01:26 AM »
I have been laughing myself silly about the people destroying the things on television. I've been following that story and everything about it is great. (Except for the part where our farmers are the victims of trying to run Australia like it's got European climate.)

Personally, we've enjoyed collecting all the little supermarket nonsenses--our local shops are Coles so it's mostly been the Little Shop things and Stickies, but we have half a dozen Lion King ooshies from a friend who has his shopping delivered and therefore doesn't get to opt out--because they are a great size to pop in the playbag and take to restaurants or on planes to keep the toddler happy. But the hysteria about collecting them and trading them is bewildering.

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Re: What is an ooshie? And why the uproar?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 07:58:29 AM »
I have been laughing myself silly about the people destroying the things on television. I've been following that story and everything about it is great. (Except for the part where our farmers are the victims of trying to run Australia like it's got European climate.)

Personally, we've enjoyed collecting all the little supermarket nonsenses--our local shops are Coles so it's mostly been the Little Shop things and Stickies, but we have half a dozen Lion King ooshies from a friend who has his shopping delivered and therefore doesn't get to opt out--because they are a great size to pop in the playbag and take to restaurants or on planes to keep the toddler happy. But the hysteria about collecting them and trading them is bewildering.
I was at the local Woolies the other week and there was a lot of activity centred around a table in between the fruit and veggies and the deli. I initially thought it must have been something really tasty that was being offered as a sample, but when I got to the checkout there was a sign that they were having a Lion King ooshie swap meet there. In the slightly less insane side of things, they do offer to recycle ones people don’t want. I don’t think Coles have ever done that with the Little Shop things.
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Re: What is an ooshie? And why the uproar?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 11:01:27 PM »
"There’s a real craze over the Lion King ooshies down here. They’re what Woolies use to compete with Coles Little Shop collectables. an ooshie (which I don't believe is an Australia idea) is a squishy little toy that kids use as a pencil topper. The promotion works like this: spend $ 30 on groceries and get a Lion King ooshie."
I think it is absurd for some, but each culture or society has different tastes. Interesting promotion by the way.
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Re: What is an ooshie? And why the uproar?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 11:34:36 PM »
A very good point on online bullying got buried.

People who harass others online over a toy which they legitimately want to sell are just plain bad and deserve to be punished a bit. The SJWs online bullying is a real menace.

I don't know what the solution is, but this really needs to stop.
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Re: What is an ooshie? And why the uproar?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 12:48:14 AM »
People who harass others online over a toy which they legitimately want to sell are just plain bad and deserve to be punished a bit. The SJWs online bullying is a real menace.

I certainly agree that bullying--online or otherwise, though online I think can be worse because of the perception of anonymity and distance--is terrible, but I'm not sure I see where social justice comes into people attacking someone for selling a collectible/toy.