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GIANTmicrobes® Releases Infectiously Cute New Products for the Holidays Microbes, germs, and critters make holiday fun contagious!

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Go viral this holiday season!  Giantmicrobes, Inc. (www.giantmicrobes.com), the innovative designers of collectible toys inspired by the microscopic world, announces the release of its most ambitious product lineup ever.

Like all GIANTmicrobes® products, the new additions are humorously educational toys modeled on electron micrographs, enlarged a million times actual size. Each toy includes the micrograph image as well as information about the microbe it represents. The nearly 100 microbes in the GIANTmicrobes® Originals plush toy series include Common Cold, Ebola Virus, Brain Cells, Bed Bugs and more.  The toys are popular worldwide with college students, medical professionals, parents, educators, collectors, and kids of all ages.

The new releases are:

GIANTmicrobes® Originals: Taken straight from the headlines -- Stem Cell, Cholera, Food Poisoning and Diarrhea -- are being released Nov. 5 and Dec. 1.  ($8.95 srp each)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/cholera.html

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/diarrhea.html

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/foodpoisoning.html

Link live Dec. 1: http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/stemcell.html

GIANTmicrobes® Vinyl Figures: Nibble® the Bed Bug joins the new line of Vinyl Figures on Nov. 5, followed by Marshmallow®, the White Blood Cell on Dec. 1. Each Vinyl Figure comes with an animation flip book and an action-pose sticker; fans can watch them sing and dance at the GIANTmicrobes website: http://www.giantmicrobes.com. ($12.95 srp each)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/main/vinyl

Sniffles® Sound Doll:  Sniffles®, GIANTmicrobes' famous animated character (based on the Common Cold) sneezes when his nose is tickled.  Available Nov. 5. ($14.95 srp)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/sniffles.html

Merry Christmas Microbes: Tree Ornaments:  GIANTmicrobes® fans can trim their trees with Common Cold, Brain Cell, Kissing Disease, E. coli and the limited-edition Red Amoeba, festively adorned with a Santa hat, reindeer antlers, winter scarf, candy cane, and mistletoe.   ($24.95 srp)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/merrychristmasmicrobes.html

ABOUT GIANT MICROBES:

Founded in 2002 by Drew Oliver, a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon, GIANTmicrobes, Inc. (www.giantmicrobes.com) is a fast-growing global brand which distributes its products throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  Distribution channels include drug stores, bookstores, museums, science centers, hospital gift shops, educational catalogs, and general gift shops worldwide, as well as the company's website, www.giantmicrobes.com.  GIANTmicrobes® are innovative, creative collectibles and gifts, and are also used by parents, teachers, and medical professionals as educational tools.  More than 10 million GIANTmicrobes® products have been sold to date.

Contact: Virginia Randall

212-570-6754

vrandall@giantmicrobes.com



SOURCE Giantmicrobes, Inc.



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