The latest insanity of the Coles collectors took a turning round with some vendors who were trying to transfer fraudulent figurines.
This caused a warning to anyone who is willing to spend cash on Stikeez's rows, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Coles invested money in collecting items with his mini fruits and vegies.
Golden banana is the most sought after by all – only 100 are in circulation.
One has recently been sold for $ 20,000, but collectors have been warned to take care not to spend much on golden fools.
Retail analyst Barry Urquhart said that in all three incarnations of the Stikeez promotion, the addicted behavior came very quickly.
Coles says that every true gold banana comes with a certificate of authenticity.