Sunday, March 27, 2011

Giant Microbes Review and Giveaway



How many 5 year olds do you know that can tell you what the Black Death is?  What about Rubella?  Well my son Ashton can and it's all thanks to GIANTmicrobes.  We came across these adorable plushies a few weeks ago and he's been hooked on this site and these dolls ever since.  He asks to go on the site at least once a day and we go through a some of the different microbes they have and learn about what they are and what they do!  They have everything from the Brain Cell and Fat Cell to Chicken Pox and even some you've probably never heard of like Toxoplasmosis.(you don't want know what that one is!)  This website is full of fun information and lots of fun!


So what are Giant Microbes?
Founded in 2002, Giant Microbes are stuffed animals made to look like tiny microbes only millions of times larger!  According to their site, "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 you're number one source for all things microbial!"  
As I mentioned before Giantmicrobes has a large selection of microbes for you to choose from including Health,Corporeals,Critters and so much more.  I have included a few examples below. 
Heartworm
Algae
E.coli
My Review
I think this is one of the most ingenious ideas I've come across in a long time.  These stuffed animals are adorable and educational!  The best part is my son loves not only playing with the stuffed animals but also visiting the website to look through the different microbes they have and the new ones they're always coming out with.  Giantmicrobes is a wonderful company with extraordinary customer service.  I received my Giantmicrobes in just days and my son was ecstatic!  We received the Nerve Cell and the Sperm Cell for Review.  I thought it would be perfect to choose the Nerve Cell since I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia, for those of you that have never heard of the disease or are unaware of it's symptoms, is a debilitating painful nerve disorder.  Some doctors still refuse to believe it is an actual disorder so we have go sometimes go years without being properly diagnosed.  It's a very frustrating disease because there is no cure and you live with constant pain for the rest of your life.  There are medications for this disease but none of them really take the pain away.  The best way to deal with the pain is to live as stress free of a life as possible.  Most of you know how hard that can be!  I chose the Sperm Cell because it represents life and a brand new start, oh ya and it was so cute!  

Nerve Cell
Sperm Cell
Each stuffed microbe came with a tag with it's scientific name, a real picture of the microbe and educational information. If you purchase 3 mini microbes they come in an adorable petri dish! Besides stuffed animals, Giantmicrobes also carries vinyl figures and other merchandise!  Ashton and I loved our Giantmicrobes and have already spent hours having tons of fun with them.  They'd be perfect for the classroom as well, for maybe a health teacher or science teacher or even a doctor's office!  Giantmicrobes also make the perfect gift!  I very highly recommend Giantmicrobes and they are very quickly becoming one of Ashton's favorite toys.

Vinyl Kissing Disease


So how can you get a Giantmicrobes of your very own?
If you're interested in purchasing a Giantmicrobes stuffed microbe of your own or if you'd just like to see what other kind of merchandise they carry check out their website.  There you can search for a specific microbe, browse through their full online catalog and even get online support.  
Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic will win their choice of the Sperm or Nerve Giantmicrobe stuffed microbes!  Here's how:
MANDATORY ENTRY(MUST COMPLETE OR EXTRA ENTRIES DON'T COUNT): Just tell me which microbe you'd like to win, Sperm or Nerve!
Extra Entries- Worth 1 entry each

Like Giantmicrobes on Facebook
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Share the Giveaway on Facebook (1xs 2 daily)
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Grab my button and post it on your site or blog

Bonus Entries - Worth 3 entries each

Follow Shopaholic Mommy on Google Friend Connect
Invite a friend to follow via GFC and have them post here saying you sent them.
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I will choose ONE winner to win their choice of the Nerve cell or Sperm Cell Giant Microbe Plush on April 15th at 8pm EST using random.org.  That person will have 48 to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  US only since I have to ship out the prize myself.  Sorry!  Good luck!

I disclose please see the Contact Me/PR section of my site for more information.


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