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Founded in 2002, our mission here at Giantmicrobes Inc. is to produce unique and interesting gifts for children and adults alike. Whether your interest is educational, medical, or just plain old entertainment, we're your number one source for all things microbial!

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"Tree ornaments to adorn your evergreen with the common cold, a brain cell, the kissing disease, and E. coli." - Buzzfeed buzzfeed

Parenting Healthy

"With actual, enlarged molecules of Vitamins A, B6, C and D they will learn all about these compounds that are essential for growth and nutrition. See these fun Vitamin GIANTmicrobes." - "Parenting Healthy Parenting Healthy

Pretty Opinionated

"If you’re unfamiliar with GIANTmicrobes, let me give you a quick rundown. Long story short, they make ginormous-sized plush versions of microscopic “bugs” and cells.. Maybe you’re thinking “Well, that’s kind of a weird gift! Who would I give that to?” I’ll tell you!" - Pretty Opinionated Pretty Opinionated


"There are all kinds of gifts that people want for the holiday season – clothing, jewelry, toys, games, housewares – but has anyone ever requested germs for Christmas?" - She Scribes shescribes

Newly Crunchy

"GIANTmicrobes has an awesome collection of critters, inspired by the invisible microscopic world. From Zombie Virus, Anthrax, Brain-Eating Amoeba Plagues, The Common Cold, to Black Death, each creepy critter comes with fun educational facts.." - Newly Crunchy Newly Crunchy

Kindergarten Kiosk

"The children have loved looking at the brain cell, red blood cell, bone cell, and muscle cell in tandem with real bones! These little guys are a great addition to any science center!" - Kindergarten Kiosk Kindergarten Kiosk


"Check out GIANTmicrobes and instead of giving your little girl another stuffed bear give her a stuffed four-chamber heart, e. coli, brain cell, or common cold instead." - HuffingtonPost HuffingtonPost

in our spare time

"How would you like to receive a brain cell for Halloween? Or possibly a cold sore or the plague? Maybe you’d like to wish botulism on someone you know. Well, now you can do just that with these fun, plush gifts from GIANT microbes!" - In Our Spare Time in our spare time

mom does reviews

"This Halloween look at some of the scariest things in the world- GIANT Microbes! You can hold Ebola or the Black Plague in your hand, a million times their actual size. They are cute, fun, and even educational." - Mom Does Reviews mom does reviews


"These little guys are ready to infect your collection with some cuteness!" - Tomopop Tomopop


"They had me at chlamydia." - USA TODAY usatoday


"Every one of these is cuter than a bug's ear." - mwctoys.com captaintoy


"An adorable collection of plushie infectious diseases and other micro-organisms." - cnet.com Cnet


"Jim Henson's Muppets made pigs and frogs endearing, and Walt Disney turned a common rodent into a cultural icon. Now, Drew Oliver thinks it's time for bacteria, viruses and other maligned microorganisms to share the love." - The Associated Press Yahoo


"Experiment with these geek-chic finds and embrace your inner nerd!" - thedailybuzz.com buzzdaily


"Slap a little pink bow on a lil' rolly polly egg cell and you, my friend, are very unexpectedly in cute city." - brixtonstreet.com brixton


"They're cute and morbid, cuddly and gory, and very, very educational--all at the same time." - toyspedia.blogspot.com toyspedia


"These giants are absolutely awesome, and I'm cuddling with death tonight." - PC World pcworld


"Toys and art objects based on science classes such as physics and microbiology have become the hottest thing." - The Sydney Morning Herald smh


"These adorable stuffed versions of nasty disease-causing microbes aren't just for medical professionals." - WIRED wired


"A bizarre range of soft toys which look like bacteria and viruses have become popular with students, health care workers and children... So, if you're looking for a Christmas present for the friend who has everything... give them Herpes!" - The Telegraph telegraph


"Infectiously cute new products make perfect stocking stuffers and gifts." - PR Newswire prnewswire


"You have to love that infectious enthusiasm." - Newsweek newsweek


"They are so darn cute!" - shescribes.com shescribes


"Fancy cuddling up to some syphilis at night?" - METRO metro


"They are found around the world and the tagging explaining the illness, pathogen or organism has been translated into over 8 languages for use in public awareness in North America and Europe." - Wikipedia wiki

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