GIANTmicrobes® are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes — only a million times actual size! They're humorous, educational, and fun!
Each of the GIANTmicrobes® comes with an image and information about the real microbe it represents. They make great learning tools, as well as amusing gifts for anyone with a sense of humor.
Giant Microbes and their prices:
GIANTmicrobes(R) Original (5-7" plush doll) $8.95
GIANTmicrobes(R) Petri Dish (3 mini microbes) $12.95
GIGANTICmicrobes(R) (15-20" plush doll) $29.95
But these aren't the only things they have! They have a lot of different merchandise, such as neckties, vinyl toys, hats, shirts, keychain, tattoos, and my personal favorite the Heart Boxes which look like chocolate boxes filled with mini microbes! There is a soap dispenser (like what I got) and even a christmas tree shaped box too! (The vinyl microbes make great bath toys!)
What did I choose?
The Red Ant petri dish and the soap dispenser. My opinion? I think every doctor in the world should be informed about these! I think they would all buy them. I am super impressed and think they are adorable. Honestly, I know its funny, but I really like the Sperm Cell but didn't have the "balls" to buy it! Ahahaha! I made a funny! Anyway, they are cute but I wanted to pick a young child safe plushie, and I am not quite ready to explain the bird & the bees to my five year old, so red ant it was. The fly and tick are also eerily real. I liked the red ant because they remind me of the Velvet Ant I have seen around here. Also known as the cow ant (let me google that for you) are sometimes a yellowish brown but usually bright red. You will know one when you see them because they are the biggest ants you will probably ever see. they are sometimes called the wingless wasp and have the most painful sting you don't want to experience. They are around an inch long and BRIGHT RED. You will see them, trust me. Besides that- I just liked the ants best, and the red ants are cuter than the black ants!
The Soap dispenser I got is also endearing. I like that it reminds people (not just kids) to wash their hands by reminding them of the germs that can be found in bathrooms.
Which Microbe would you want? Check out the full list here NOTE - These pictures are much smaller and can be found larger throughout the site, this is just the full list.
Choose your mandatory entry! Pick one of the 3 or do all three!
To enter this giveaway you can either "like" and post or "follow" and post.
What this means, is in order to enter this giveaway, you need to do one of the three things.
You must either Follow @GiantMicrobes and tweet this
" #win funny microbes sickn bugs cell STDs& ailments-Cute plushy& merch #giveaway End 7/7/11 @giantmicrobes @1caseycolette http://tinyurl.com/3urv8sv "
You may tweet once a day. If you choose follow as your mandatory you must also tweet. When you tweet, cut and paste the tweet location into your comment below by clicking the timestamp. (this proves you shared!) If you are confused about the time-stamp thing there are great simple instructions here http://www.mapleleafmommy.com/2011/01/how-to-enter-blog-giveaways.html Also please be sure your email address is public on your blogger profile page, and that it is public as well, so I can contact you! If you are not comfortable with that, leave it in your first comment!
Your second entry method would be the ever so popular Facebook "like".
You may Like GiantMICROBES on Facebook then share this on your wall
" Have you ever gotten an STD safely? You can now give and receive one safely via a cute Plushie thats not only humorous but educational. You can also comment and be entered to win one, or any other ailment you choose! (Totally serious!) Check out this link which will take you to a blog! http://tinyurl.com/3urv8sv ends 7/7 "
If you choose the "like" as your mandatory method of entry, you must also Post on your feed, then share the link to your post by clicking the timestamp and pasting it in a comment here below. If you are confused about the time-stamp thing there are great simple instructions here http://www.mapleleafmommy.com/2011/01/how-to-enter-blog-giveaways.html You may post daily, and come back and gain and extra entry for every time you share!
How to get the URL of the post by clicking the time stamp.. where it says how many seconds or minutes ago you posted, click there, it will take you to a page that has only your post on it, with a unique URL to your post, PIC BELOW.
In your mandatory comment, please say which Microbe plushie you'd pick if you win? You may pick any plushie, but not the vinyl toys or petri dishes.
This may also be your mandatory comment!
The only other (extra or mandatory) entry method on this blog giveaway will be to share this giveaway by summing it up in your own words, into a blog post linking to this one. Then, come back here, and share the URL of the post, in comments below. If you do this- you may come back and share the same URL post everyday for another extra entry! Means you would only have to write it once, and keep posting the link. Everyday that you remember to post, would be another entry! You can share all three daily for three entries a day!
The winner will receive a GIANTmicrobes(R) Original 5-7" plush doll - just tell me which one you like!
This giveaway will end on July 7th at 12pm noon eastern. This giveaway is open to residents of US & Canada ages 18 and up.
The winner of this giveaway will have 48 hours to respond to the email before another winner is chosen.
The Giant Microbes were provided to me for review purposes only. All opinions contained within this post are 100% mine and not influenced by monetary pay.