GIANTmicrobes® Announces New Products for Spring

Hay Fever and Tick

Apr 12, 2011, 13:11 ET from GIANTmicrobes, Inc.

STAMFORD, Conn., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is here and so are Hay Fever and Tick, new products from GIANTmicrobes®, Inc. (, the innovative designers of collectible toys inspired by the microscopic world.  

Tick is the newest addition to the Critters Category, joining Dustmite, Bed Bug, Bookworm, Louse, Maggot, Flea, Black Ant and Red Ant, while Hay Fever joins the Maladies Category – with no argument from some of the 60 million adults and children in the USA who, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, experience Hay Fever symptoms.

Both toys are cuddly, plush, five-to-seven inch-high versions of their counterparts in nature, the perfect size for a collectible that can sit at a desk, or shelf in a medical office, or in a kid's room or dorm, or practically anywhere.  

Like all GIANTmicrobes® products, the new additions are humorously educational toys modeled on electron micrographs, enlarged a million times actual size. Each product 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–which boast thousands of Facebook fans ( popular worldwide with college students, medical professionals, parents, educators, collectors, and kids of all ages.

Releasing April 12:

GIANTmicrobes® Originals: Hay Fever:  Hay Fever, or medically speaking, seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a physiological reaction to the courtship rituals of grasses, trees and weeds.  ($8.95 SRP)


GIANTmicrobes® Originals: Tick:  If you frequent wooded areas, it's only a matter of time until you're bitten. Tick, tock, tick, tock.  ($8.95 SRP)


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Founded in 2002 by Drew Oliver, a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon, GIANTmicrobes, Inc. ( 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,  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.

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