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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

GIANTmicrobes Review and Giveaway (Christmas Wish List 2010)



Call me crazy….or just a nerd I guess you could say, but I’ve always been very intrigued with science and impartial different microscopic bugs, mites, pest….well you get the picture if it’s gross and tiny you can bet when we were talking about them in science class I was sure to be paying attention and now that I have a little man of my own I’ve noticed that he has the same love of bugs and creepy crawlies (hence his nickname “Bug”) that I do so when I discovered the collection at GIANTmicrobes I was beyond myself with excitement, and especially when I seen their selection of critters that they offer I knew that both “Bug” and I would love to review a few and I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review three of the critters!!!

About GIANTmicrobes:

Giantmicrobes™ are plush dolls that look like common microbes.

The product line was introduced in July 2002 and has been enthusiastically received at a retail level. The combination of humor, education, and sympathy resonates with parents,children, educators, pediatricians, science buffs and many others.

Giantmicrobes™ are available in drug stores, bookstores, science museums, children’s museums, hospital gift shops, educational catalogs, and general gift shops worldwide.


Our Thoughts:

We were kindly sent three of the awesome little critters offered from GIANTmicrobes, the Dust Mite, Bed Bug and Book Worm to review! I have to say that they arrived at our door super quickly and again call me weird but they are super adorable (much more so than the real thing!!!) I’m loving the size of these GIANTmicrobes because they really show the details of the critters that you can only see with a special microscope that most parents can’t give their kiddos so I think these are amazing learning tools as well as just cute toys or desk topers!

“Bug” was thrilled when I gave them to him to look over and immediately started asking questions about each of the critters about what they were, what they ate and so forth and I thought it was really neat that he was interested in them and I think that we may have to get the rest of the critters for him, just for the simple purpose of not playing with but to use them as a learning tool! Not only are these critters super cute they are cuddly as well, very soft and well…here I go being a nerd again but I’m just thrilled about finding these little guys!

Now, critters aren’t the only microbes offered at GIANTmicrobes, they have a whole world of microbes to choose from and they would all be wonderful teaching tools for daycares, preschools and high schools. They even have a selection of Venereals or better known as sexually transmitted diseases, that I think would be perfect for a health department or even a sex education class to really show the kids the real consequences of some of their not so smart decisions. The other categories of GIANTmicrobes include Health, Maladies, Exotics, Calamities, Critters, Aquatics, Venereals, Alimentaries, Corporeals, Aerials, Menageries, Tropicals, Ambulatories and Infirmaries so no matter what your interest are your sure to find a GIANTmicrobe that will tickle your fancy!!!

Bottom Line:

I love all three of the GIANTmicrobes we were sent and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the other microbes that they offer and I’m thinking that they would make an awesome stocking stuffer for the kiddos that are really into science, science college majors or would make a pretty neat gifts to your children’s science teachers at school if you get your teachers gifts.

Buy It:
To purchase any of the GIANTmicrobes mentioned above and so many more visit the GIANTmicrobes website!

Win It:
I am giving away one of the three GIANTmicrobes I was sent to review, don’t worry they have not been played with they have only been looked over for the purpose of this review and have been put up and still have the original tags on them so your choice will be like brand new.

Mandatory Entry: Visit GIANTmicrobes and tell me your favorite microbe and which of the three GIANTmicrobes you would like the Dust Mite, Bed Bug or Book Worm! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and GIANTmicrobes be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow GIANTmicrobes on Twitter

6. “Like” GIANTmicrobes on Facebook

Giveaway ends Dec 14, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the GIANTmicrobes mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

116 comments:

  1. I would love the book worm

    nickiesisis3atgmaildotcom

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  2. Well it's not exactly a microbe, but my favorite is the sperm cell (it's CUTE...lol)....and I'd pick the Bed Bug.

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  3. I love the Waterbear- and I would pick the dust mite. Oh I love these things, I wonder if they are going to be used in the health and sex ed classes?

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  4. I follow you publicly via GFC-(#1)DanelleJohnson

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  5. I follow you publicly via GFC-(#2)DanelleJohnson

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  6. I follow via google Reader
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  7. I follow/like GiantMicrobes on FB-DanelleJohns danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  8. I follow/like GiantMicrobes on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  9. I like the Salmonella. If I win, I would like the bookworm.

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  10. The Sea Sparkle and Amoeba are both adorable!
    I like the bookworm out of the Giants!
    vschilke at gmail dot com

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  11. GFC follower #1
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  12. GFC follower #2
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  13. I like the Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and if I were to win please send me the book worm.

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  14. I follow you on twitter as @cstironkat and I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/10389781267611648

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  15. My favorite is the brain cell! And I'd have to get the bookworm, since I work in a library and love to read! :)

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  16. This is HILARIOUS! We like the waterbear and then the bed bug!

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  17. I would love to win the dust mite and I also like the Yeast (bread and beer) microrobe. My daughter saw these in a catalog and is dying to own one! Funny and clever!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  18. Follower with GFC (oona) #1
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  19. Follower with GFC (oona) #2
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  20. Like Giant Microbes on Twitter (@glasscastle)
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  21. Following you with Google Reader
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  22. I like the common cold : ) I would pick the dust mite
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  23. Follow via GFC #1
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  24. Follow via GFC #2
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  25. Follow you via twitter and tweeted
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  26. Like GiantMicrobes on Facebook
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  27. Following Giantmicrobes on Twitter
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  28. Blogged here #!:
    http://backyardmama.blogspot.com/2010/12/attack-of-giantmicrobes.html
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  29. Blogged here #2:
    http://backyardmama.blogspot.com/2010/12/attack-of-giantmicrobes.html
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  30. Blogged here #3:
    http://backyardmama.blogspot.com/2010/12/attack-of-giantmicrobes.html
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  31. Blogged here #4:
    http://backyardmama.blogspot.com/2010/12/attack-of-giantmicrobes.html
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  32. Blogged here #5:
    http://backyardmama.blogspot.com/2010/12/attack-of-giantmicrobes.html
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  33. i like acidophilus and i'd choose the bed bug... so creepy!
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  34. gfc-heatheranya
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  35. gfc-heatheranya
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  36. i follow giantmicrobes on twitter @1589m
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  37. gotta have book worm

    timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  38. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  39. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    fan of microbes-Laura DeLuca

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  40. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow microbes on twitter-gabbylowe

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  41. 12/4 daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/11207658153451521

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  42. One of my favorites (I like a lot of them) is the brain cell. If I win, I'd pick the bookworm.

    bruwkucteec ^at^ dunflimblag ^dot^ mailexpire ^dot^ com

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  43. 12/5 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/11517592116142080

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  44. DT:

    http://twitter.com/NICKIEISIS3/status/11876039588323328

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  45. 12/7 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/12274955811037185

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  46. 12/8 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/12604821534146560

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  47. 12/9 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/13000403129995264

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  48. 12/10 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/13256128104243200

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  49. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/sfoster71/status/13376600951234560
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  50. 12/11 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/13643987256610816

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  51. my favorite is the "mono" kissing disease one. I would like to win the bed bug.

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  52. follow via gfc 1/2

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  53. follow via gfc 2/2

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  54. rss feed on google reader

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  55. like giantmicrobes on facebook

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  56. follow giantmicrobes on twitter @moe92582

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  57. I really like the brain cell one, and we used to have one the e. coli ones in the lab (he's really cute). If I won, I'd pick the bed bug.

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  58. 12/12 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/14064001004609536

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  59. I think Penicillin is kinda cute, for a fungus.

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  60. I follow Giant Microbes on Twitter as @one_of_three

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  61. dt http://twitter.com/sfoster71/status/14107224414625792
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  62. My fave is definitely Toxic Mold - if I were chosen, I'd want the Dust Mite!!

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  63. I follow on GFC (1)

    jessyisawinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I follow on GFC (2)

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  65. I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jessyisawinner/status/14413645022756866

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  66. I'm following GIANTmicrobes on Twitter @jessyisawinner

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  67. I like GIANTmicrobes on Facebook - jessyisawinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. 12/13 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/14416460738723840

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  69. dt http://twitter.com/sfoster71/status/14458986661150721
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  70. I like the Salmonella, I would like the bookworm

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  71. I like the brain cell the best and my choice would be the bed bug!

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  72. GFC follower 1

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  73. GFC follower 2

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  74. I liked Giantmicrobes on Facebook under Van Hugcart.

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  75. Salmonella and if I win I would like book worm

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  76. google follower
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  77. subscriber
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  78. I'd chose the stomach ache microbe because I sure have them a lot. I like the bed bug microbe as long as it's not in my bed.
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  79. I like Pneumonia. I almost died from it in 2008...but the GIANTMicrobe is pretty damn cute.

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  80. I'm following you with GFC...

    ...and I forgot to say, I would like the Dust Mite :)

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  81. I would really love to have the bed bug (can you BELIEVE I just said that) and the brain cell?

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  82. follow you on Twitter @manthas24 and tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/manthas24/status/14652162759983105

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  83. I follow giant microbes on twitter @manthas24

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  84. I love the book worm (go figure, I'm a librarian). I actually got some of the small ones as stocking stuffers for my family several years ago.

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  85. I'm a public follower on GFC. #1

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  86. I'm a public follower on GFC. #2

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  87. I'm a Facebook fan of GIANTmicrobes.

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  88. 12/14 tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/14794119570259969

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  89. Love these-I have 4 already. My favorite that I don't have is giardia. I would love to have the bookworm one.

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. I follow using GFC (greenup06) #1

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  91. I follow using GFC (greenup06) #2

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  92. I liked Giant Microbes' FB page (Erin Greenup)

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  93. I love the typhoid fever one. If I win I would love to have the bed bug.

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  94. I follow you publicly on GFC Entry 1

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  95. I follow you publicly on GFC Entry 2

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  96. I like GIANTmicrobes on Facebook.

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  97. I follow GIANTmicrobes on twitter @jesikalikesfree

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  98. I really like the e.coli thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com I would pick the book worm thanks for the chance

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  99. never thought id say this but i like the bed bug..lol

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  100. 1 google friend klp1965
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  101. 2 google friend klp1965
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  102. rss google feed subscriber
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  103. Scum is my favorite. I would like the Bed Bug. garrettsambo@aol.com

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