Thursday, October 31, 2013

GIANTmicrobes - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Ever wonder what a dust mite, a brain cell, the bird flu, or chlamydia look like in microscopic form? Of course there's the old fashion way of looking through the microscope, but there's also the off-the-wall way of viewing them in a whole new light, in the shapes that they are, made into plush and vinyl figurines. GIANTmicrobes catches microbials in a way that is interesting. GIANTmicrobes founder, Drew Oliver, develops microbials into chracters that have personality.
Just in time for Christmas, GIANTmicrobes has three ornament sets - a wreath, a stocking, and a Christmas tree - with mini microbe ornaments. The Christmas Wreath Box, which I received for review, includes Sore Throat, White Blood Cell, Stomach Ache, Nerve Cell, and a shimmering gold Amoeba. They are festively adorned with top hats, angel wings, and other Christmas accessories.

The plush microbial ornaments are shaped to resemble what they look like under a microscope. Each has a gold string to hang the ornament from. The box they come in can be reused to store the ornaments in until next time they are hung. Juliann has a small desktop Christmas tree she's going to set out this year and hang the plush microbe ornaments from it. They may not be the most traditional of Christmas ornaments, but they certainly are the most interesting!

Win It!

One person will win a microbe of choice from GIANTmicrobes.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

blueyedmommi1 said...

I like the Sore throat microbe

Anita Yancey said...

I really like the Red Ant.

ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann Barham said...

I like the GIANTmicrobes Mortimer Vinyl Figure.

Pink and Green Mom said...

I want the diarrhea one!

Helga said...

I like sea sparkle.

Helga said...

I like sea sparkle.

Stephanie K. said...

Right now since i have the common cold, I'll say that one! The Rhinovirus

hhkaufman78 said...

I think my son would pick the common cold.

eg kaufman

Faye Mc said...

I like the E. Coli giant microbe and outside the microbes I think my favorite is the brain cell (neuron), too funny.

Shannon said...

I would like the Amoeba

snaugle81@gmail.com

Alexia Abby said...

I like Pneumonia!

Maryann D. said...

I love Yogurt so I would like the Yogurt (Lactobacillus bulgaricus).
twinkle at optonline dot net

Natasha said...

I like the ant!

Ken Ohl said...

love pneumonia. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

sablelexi said...

I like the MRSA virus...it's got a cape.
Jennelle J

Tara Carlson said...

I like the Bookworm - it creeps me out, but I've been getting called one since I was tiny!

gloria mckellar said...

I like the Flea!

Dorothy Teel said...

We like the common cold, cause it comes around a lot Rhino Virus.

Contest Kim said...

Pneumonia! Super cute.
contestkim25@gmail.com

MELINA said...

I like the pox syphilis.

Ariel said...

I like the kissing disease one!

Kimberly said...

My favorite Is the NoroVirus

Jessamine Dungo said...

I graduated in the Philippines with a degree in Medical Technology so I am very familiar with the microbes. They are not so cute under the microscope but the idea as a stuffed toy is sooo cute! :)I would love the Giardia lamblia stuffed toy because that scientific name got stucked in my mind even after graduating. It is also called the one with the "old man's face". :)

Maria Gagliano said...

We think the diarhhea is hysterical

Heather! said...

I think the Diarrhea one would be a hilarious gift!

ababe28 said...

I like the Algae, but I found this really cute idea very interesting.

Thanks Terra!
Ann B.

Ashley Rexrode said...

I love the sea sparkle microbe

Ashley turicik on the rafflecopter

Kelly Amos said...

I would like to have the diarrhea microbe.

tammy said...

dd would love mono as she had this year

pmj said...

white lab mouse.

pjames330 at aol dot com

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

I like the krill

Carla said...

Toss up between the egg cell, common cold and kissing disease.

Jason Mej said...

I want The Clap

Wendy Rozema said...

I like the common cold

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

Pneumonia

Kayci Stanley said...

I really like the stem cell.

michedt said...

I like the white lab mouse.
Michelle Tucker

Tracy Jones said...

I like the MRSA.

Sue Hull said...

I like the cancer one since I'm a cancer survivor.These are so darn cute! Thank you :)

Melinda said...

I like the Black Death one.