Wild scenes while shoppers line up at Coles stores across the country, to change Little Shop Minis

Australians have been going crazy with the miniature collectibles that Coles has been giving away

If you thought your mall was a bit busier than usual for a Saturday morning, you were probably right.

Mad scenes were captured in several places, including Westfield Bondi Junction, in Sydney, on Saturday when parents and anxious children flocked to Coles supermarkets to exchange miniature collectibles from Little Shop.

Thirty-seven Coles stores across the country prepared for four hours of consumer chaos, as they held a "day of exchange" for people to complete their set of 30 products.

Australians have been going crazy with the miniature collectibles that Coles has been giving away

Australians have been going crazy with the miniature collectibles that Coles has been giving away

Crowds gathered at Westfield Bondi Junction for the 'Little Shop Swap Day & # 39; hoping to complete his set of 30

Crowds gathered at Westfield Bondi Junction for the 'Little Shop Swap Day & # 39; hoping to complete his set of 30

Crowds gathered at Westfield Bondi Junction for the 'Little Shop Swap Day & # 39; hoping to complete his set of 30

People are desperate to complete their mini collectibles collection in the promotion

People are desperate to complete their mini collectibles collection in the promotion

People are desperate to complete their mini collectibles collection in the promotion

The crazed four-hour exchange period was accepted by those desperate for a complete collection, but it interrupted those who only wanted to buy their groceries.

The Little Shop promotion gives away a miniature plastic toy, in the form of a popular product like Nutella, Vegemite and toothpaste, with every $ 30 spent.

The promotion has driven people around the country crazy, with parents and children entering a frenzy to collect the 30 toys.

The Little Shop promotion gives away a miniature plastic toy, in the form of a popular product like Nutella, Vegemite and toothpaste, with every $ 30 spent in Coles

The Little Shop promotion gives away a miniature plastic toy, in the form of a popular product like Nutella, Vegemite and toothpaste, with every $ 30 spent in Coles

The Little Shop promotion gives away a miniature plastic toy, in the form of a popular product like Nutella, Vegemite and toothpaste, with every $ 30 spent in Coles

The promotion has driven people around the country crazy, with parents and children entering a frenzy to collect the 30 toys.

The promotion has driven people around the country crazy, with parents and children entering a frenzy to collect the 30 toys.

The promotion has driven people around the country crazy, with parents and children entering a frenzy to collect the 30 toys.

The exchange was scheduled to take part between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in locations of all states and territories

The exchange was scheduled to take part between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in places of all states and territories.

Coles launched the exchange meeting in selected stores to help clients achieve the goal of having a complete game.

The workers were armed with buckets full of small products that customers could change their duplicates.

There are Facebook groups with 11,000 people appearing throughout the country with the aim of completing the complete set

There are Facebook groups with 11,000 people appearing throughout the country with the aim of completing the complete set

There are Facebook groups with 11,000 people appearing throughout the country with the aim of completing the complete set

People prepared for the day of & # 39; Little Shop Swap & # 39; with ready lists, hoping to exit successfully

The scenes captured showed the length at which customers are willing to go throughout the country, to complete their collection of collectible minis.

There is even a Facebook group dedicated to exchanging mini collectibles that gain a lot of traction with about 12,000 members.

Many customers took to the social networks to show the chaos that was seen in many of the stores, with mixed comments of how the day went by.

Coles launched the exchange meeting in selected stores to help customers achieve the goal of having a complete game

Coles launched the exchange meeting in selected stores to help customers achieve the goal of having a complete game

Coles launched the exchange meeting in selected stores to help customers achieve the goal of having a complete game

The Little Shop consists of 30 toys that customers collect when they spend $ 30 on Coles

The Little Shop consists of 30 toys that customers collect when they spend $ 30 on Coles

The Little Shop consists of 30 toys that customers collect when they spend $ 30 on Coles

"The small shop exchange day in Chadstone in Victoria was very badly organized and the team members refused to change certain items, it should be a one-to-one exchange and no exchange should be rejected," a client posted on Facebook.

"There were more clients exchanging with each other on the line than with the members of Coles' real team."

Not all the people responded to the day with negativity, with a woman praising the helpful staff: "I went to the exchange day in Southland today, I just want to say that the staff was more than helpful and very friendly, they are all a credit to the company" .

Many customers took social networks to show the chaos that was seen in many of the stores, with mixed comments of how the day went by.

Many customers took social networks to show the chaos that was seen in many of the stores, with mixed comments of how the day went by.

Many customers took social networks to show the chaos that was seen in many of the stores, with mixed comments of how the day went by.

"Thanks to Coles for organizing a super organized Swap Day at Westfield Marion," another customer commented happily.

The promotion has been a hot topic throughout the country since its launch last month, with a full set published on Ebay for $ 1,000, only 48 hours after its launch.

Individual toys cost up to $ 15, and many have a desperate need to collect the full set before the promotion ends in late August.

While thousands flocked to their local Coles on Saturday, environmental groups have criticized the supermarket giant for sending a mixed message about plastics.

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