They’re the rarest of the Coles Stikeez collectables, with one Golden Billy Banana fetching more than $20k on eBay this week.
There were only 100 of the minis released by the supermarket giant - leading keen collectors to pay whopping amounts to have the rare item in their Stikeez stash.
But just how many Billy Bananas are still in circulation at Coles stores nationally - and how do YOU get your hands on one?
Well one Coles worker has taken to social media to reveal that they believe there are still 25 Golden Billy Bananas which haven’t been claimed.
‘One of the bosses at work said that they believe there are still around 25 out there that haven’t been claimed yet,’ the employee. ‘If they’re selling for $20k each - that’s half a million bucks just sitting there.’
Added the worker: ‘If anyone wants one, I would suggest going to the bigger Coles stores. They have a lot more Stikeez being sent to them to handle the demand and if they’re going to be there lol.
‘Some of the bigger stores have boxes of them sitting there because they have so many more shoppers... the golden ones have gotta be in there.’
Hmmm, good advice! Australia of course has been sent into Golden Billy Banana frenzy since Wednesday’s eBay auction saw the mini fetch a whopping $20,100 after 65 bids.
After starting at $10, the mini quickly rose to a huge $7,500 - before a bidding frenzy saw it top more than 20k.
But while Stikeez collectors are clearly willing to spend the same as a brand new car on the 3cm tall mini, others around Australia couldn’t believe how ‘idiotic’ the whole incident was.
‘There are people literally on the streets without food, and people are blowing money on a bit of plastic,’ said one. Added another: ‘I think this is the most insane thing I’ve seen in my 54 years.’
But another said: ‘Finding one of these will be like winning Lotto. I need one!’
Don’t we all ...