GIANTmicrobes® Releases New Products for the Holidays

Infectiously cute new products make perfect stocking stuffers and gifts

Nov 30, 2010, 14:46 ET from Giantmicrobes, Inc.

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Giantmicrobes, Inc. (, the innovative designers of collectible toys inspired by the microscopic world, today announced the second wave of its most ambitious product lineup ever.

Fans of these contagious collectibles can add Stem Cell (from the GIANTmicrobes® Originals line), and Marshmallow® based on the White Blood Cell (from the GIANTmicrobes® Vinyl Figures line) to their collections.

Although collectors prize the toys for their zany appeal, parents and medical experts praise the toys for their educational value.  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.

New releases:

GIANTmicrobes® Originals: Stem Cell, nature's miracle worker is always on the job. ($8.95 srp each)

GIANTmicrobes® Vinyl Figures: Marshmallow®, based on the White Blood Cell, helps keep you healthy -- most of the time! Each character in the Vinyl Figures collection comes with an animation flip book and an action-pose sticker; watch them sing and dance at: ($12.95 srp each)

Recently released:

GIANTmicrobes® Originals:  Cholera, Diarrhea and Food Poisoning

GIANTmicrobes® Vinyl Figures: Nibble® the Bed Bug

Merry Christmas Microbes: Tree Ornaments:  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)


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.

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