GIANTmicrobes® Releases Infectiously Cute New Products for the Holidays

Microbes, germs, and critters make holiday fun contagious!

Nov 17, 2011, 05:08 ET from GIANTmicrobes, Inc.

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to deck your halls and trim your trees with new ornaments and toys from GIANTmicrobes, Inc. (, the innovative designers of collectible toys inspired by the microscopic world.

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:

Available now:

GIANTmicrobes® Merry Christmas Microbes: Stocking Box of Ornaments:  Includes five favorite mini microbes dressed up for Christmas:  Dust Mite sporting antlers and a red nose, Salmonella adorned with holly, Red Blood Cell sprinkled with snowflakes, Penicillin decorated with colorful ornaments, and an exclusive Green Amoeba bundled up in a scarf and ear muffs only available in this set.  ($24.95 SRP)

Available November 29 (links go live same day):  

GIANTmicrobes® Originals: Dengue Fever:  It's a jungle out there – particularly in the tropics, where Dengue Fever is one of the most common mosquito-borne tropical diseases. And it's spreading—to collectors everywhere!  ($8.95 SRP)

GIANTmicrobes® Originals: Fruit Fly:  The common fruit fly is the researcher's assistant that can almost drive you crazy (A whop bop a lu a whop bam boo….)!  Also loves fruit cake!  ($8.95 SRP)

GIANTmicrobes® Originals: C. elegans:  C. elegans is not just your average worm; it's the very model of a laboratory organism—and an elegant gift.  ($8.95 SRP)

About GIANTmicrobes, Inc.:

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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