Parents are annoyed at the unavailability of rare discs.
SOUTHERN suburbs parents are desperate to finish their collection of Woolworths Marvel Super Discs and angry about the shortage of rare discs.
The Facebook group – Woolworths Marvel Heroes Collection, Rockingham and Surrounding Areas ONLY sees desperate parents swapping their way to collect all 42 discs.
One disc comes free with every $20 spent and shoppers can collect extra discs by purchasing certain products.
The parents who can’t swap their way to complete collections for their children are growing increasingly frustrated.
The most in demand numbers 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 and 42.
Number 6 is Kid Arachnid, 12 is Ultron, 18 is Loki, 30 is Thanos, 36 is Iron Man and 42 is the Hulk.
Helen, a member of the swap group, wrote about a man at Kwinana who took numbers 6 and 24 from her daughter during a swap day at Woolworths.
She wrote he was spotted again at Wellard Woolworths taking the same numbers.
“I then mentioned about seeing them on eBay for 50 bucks plus with people fighting over a #18 and he laughed and said that’s what I’m doing,” Helen wrote.
“So angry, luckily I got my set and hopefully people don’t buy.”
These numbers are “rare” because their attributes are the highest out of the 42 characters in the Marvel Universe.
Other opportunists are taking advantage of the desperation to collect the set, with Hulk going for as much as $70 on Ebay.
A Woolworths spokesman said while these seven discs are more limited than others, supplies are still plentiful.
A swap day was hosted on May 20 at all Woolworths’ stores so parents could complete their collections.
The disc promotion is supposed to end on May 30.
Raquel wrote on the swap group that it is a “con to get you to keep buying”.
“People aren’t going to complete their sets before then due to extremely low supplies of the rare discs.”
Other angry parents have been posting on the Woolworths Facebook page because of the shortage in these “rare” numbers.