Woolworths is reprinting its popular animal card albums.
Woolworths is reprinting its popular animal card albums. Warren Lynam

Woolies to reprint animal albums – but not the cards

IF your kids missed out on their animal card album, they'll get a new chance to get one from December.

Woolworths has announced it will do a limited reprint of the popular card albums with them expected to go on sale a few weeks before Christmas.

"We've been overwhelmed by the popularity of the Aussie Animals Activity and Collector's Albums. We've received so many requests from customers who missed out that we have decided to reprint them," Woolworths marketing general manager Jess Gill said in a statement issued today.

However, while the albums are being reprinted, the cards are not.

"We want to encourage all the Aussie Animals collectors out there to hold on to their cards," Ms Gill said.

"This is the first time we've run a collectables program and we are overwhelmed by its success. Our customers have responded so positively to the program and it's been great to see so many kids learning about our precious Australian wildlife in a fun and engaging way.

"Our customers should also keep their eyes peeled for another wild event this Christmas at Woolies with some extra special collectables on their way."

Since the albums and cards ran out, they have found a new life on eBay, where complete albums are being auctioned off for between $60 and $90.

One optimistic eBay seller in Melbourne has even posted a "mint condition" completed album for sale - not auction - for $1000. (The item has 170 people "watching" it, but, obviously, no takers yet.

Not even the F-bomb, discovered in one of the album's wordsearch puzzles, would deter parents and their children from the album.


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