Monday, June 20, 2011

Giant Microbes Review and Giveaway!

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!


When I first saw Giant Microbes, it was little sperm cell and egg cell plushes with little respective pink and blue bows, and I thought "how cute is this?!"  I immediately had to find out more about them and to see what else they made.  "How cute is this," turned into "how AWESOME is this!?" as I saw more Giant Microbes designs.  

Perfect for someone in the medical or teaching professions (what a great classroom tool these could make!), or just your average science enthusiast, Giant Microbes turns something that might be a little bit "gross" in to something fun and educational, not to mention CUTE.  I was sent a Noodle the Brain Cell Vinyl Figure, which is one of their new releases.  I was able to use this fun little guy to talk to my daughters about our brains and Noodle kept them very interested and sparked a lot of questions.


Noodle is adorable.  This cute little guy was inspired by a microscopic image of neurons (commonly known as brain cells).  He comes in a bright orange box with his picture on the front, and inside you will find Noodle (beheaded!  You have to put his head on, haha) as well as a sticker and a fun little pocket sized flip book.  My kids loved this.  I wish they had a series of books to go along with their great line of plushes, vinyl figures, neck ties, and more.

Giant Microbes also sent me a Noodle Neck Tie.  Great for your favorite geek (said in the most affectionate of ways, I think this would perfect for anyone who's full of knowledge and proud of it)!  How perfect would the gift of a coordinating plush or vinyl figure be along with a neck tie for a gift?  They are awesome together!  It would have made an awesome Father's Day gift, or perhaps for a birthday or even the (*gasp* I know, so close and yet so far away) holiday season coming up.  I think a set of these would be perfect for a (current or aspiring) teacher, doctor, paramedic, or anyone who just loves science.  How fun would the bookworm be for a librarian?  Or the black death for a historian?  They're very affordable as well, with prices beginning at $8.95.  I just saw they even have a Noodle with a graduation cap!  How fun for a new graduate?  The heart boxes just make me laugh. 

Everything from Giant Microbes is so fun, I love that they have a sense of humor!  You have to check out their website and look at all the little dancing characters they have for some of their products.  Who knew Streptococcus Pyogenes could be so cute?  Though I don't think I'd be inviting him over for dinner anytime soon... :o)
Giant Microbes is offering one lucky reader the chance to pick their favorite original size microbe  (These retail for $8.95)!

US only.

Mandatory Entry:

-Comment here with your favorite Giant Microbe!

Extra Entries:

-Like Giant Microbes on Facebook. (+1 extra if you leave them a comment--this is not required!  If you do give yourself one extra entry by leaving a comment here).

-Follow Giant Microbes on Twitter @GIANTmicrobes.
-Follow Flip Flop Reviews (publicly) on Google Friend Connect.  If you already follow us, great, let us know.


-Follow Flip Flop Reviews with Networked Blogs.  (check the sidebar)

-Follow Flip Flop Reviews on Twitter @FlipFlopReviews.

-Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in a comment.

-Enter one of our other current giveaways and let me know which one you entered. (Feel free to leave one comment for each giveaway entered)


This giveaway will end on 6/27/2011 at 8pm EST. Any entries after that will not count.  Please make sure that you leave an email address or some way to contact you in your comments.  If we can't figure out how to get in touch with you, you can't win!  :o)  Good luck! 





*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

104 comments:

  1. The bed bug one is cute!

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  2. I liked them on facebook

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  3. I left a comment on their wall also.

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  4. I follow Giant Microbes on Twitter.

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  5. I follow you on GFC.

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  6. I like you on facebook.

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  7. I follow you on twitter

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  8. I entered the cleavitz giveaway

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  9. I entered the made by meg giveaway.

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  10. Follow you on Twitter phxbne

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  11. Follow Giant Microbes on Twitter @GIANTmicrobes. phxbne

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  12. My favorite Giant Microbe is the Black Death!

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  13. I entered the Cleavitz giveaway.

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  14. I entered the Made by Meg giveaway.

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  15. Favorite microbe is the Martian life. jwrapa@gmail.com

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  16. I like Giant Microbes on Facebook

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  17. I follow Giant Microbes on Twitter.

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  18. I love the Common Cold microbe!

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  19. I like the krill.
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  20. I Like Giant Microbes on Facebook(kelly delrosso)
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  21. I commented on their FB wall
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  22. I Follow Giant Microbes on Twitter (kellywcu)
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  23. I follow you on GFC(Kellyr78)
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  24. I like you on FB(kelly delrosso)
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  25. I Follow Flip Flop Reviews with Networked Blogs(kelly d)
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  26. I follow you on twitter(kellywcu)
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  27. I entered your Made By Meg Giveaway
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  28. I love the bookworm

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  29. entered made by meg

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  30. I Like Giant Microbes on Facebook.
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  31. I left a comment on the GIANTmicrobes Facebook wall.
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  32. I Follow Giant Microbes on Twitter.
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  33. I follow Flip Flop Reviews on Google Friend Connect.
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  34. I like Flip Flop Reviews on Facebook.
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  35. I follow Flip Flop Reviews with Networked Blogs.
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  36. I follow Flip Flop Reviews on Twitter.
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  37. I blogged about this giveaway.
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  38. The nerve cell is my favorite!
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  39. I like them on FB!
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  40. I commented on their FB wall that you sent me
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  41. I like you on FB
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  42. I follow you on twitter
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  43. I'm following you on NB
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  44. My favorite is Chlamydia! I've been planning jokes to tell as I give the gift...

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  45. I like the water bear Spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot com

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  46. Like giant microbes on fb Spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot com

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  47. Left a comment Zene sn Spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot com

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  48. Common Cold - rhinovirus
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  49. Following you on GFC as Twice Blessed Life
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  50. Liked Giant Microbes on Facebook as Lara at Twice Blessed Life
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  51. Left a comment that you sent me to Giant Microbe's Facebook Page as Lara at Twice Blessed Life
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  52. I would have to get E Coli since my daughter had it when she was 5

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  53. like them on fb abbiw
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  54. thanked them on their wall
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  55. them on twitter kidpack05
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  56. following you gfc kidpack05
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  57. you on twitter kidpack05
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  58. my fav is the bed bug, but only the plush one, not the real ones!

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  59. follow @giantmicrobes on facebook

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  60. follow @flipflopreviews on twitter

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  61. My favorite is
    Pox - Syphilis (Treponema pallidum)
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  62. Liked GiantMicrobes on FB
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  63. Left comment on Giant Microbes FB
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  64. Following GiantMicrobes on Twitter
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  65. GFC Follower
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  66. Like your page on FB
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  68. NEtworked Blogs follower
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  69. Entered Made by Meg giveaway
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  70. I liked Giant Microbes on fb as Karhma Dent.
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  71. I thanked Giant Microbes for the giveaway.
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  72. My favourite is the penicillin.
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  73. I entered the sea glass jewelry gibeaway too.
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  74. I like the black ant
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  75. I follow on GFC
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  76. I follow on networked blogs
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  77. I like Giant Microbes on fb
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  78. I follow Giant Microbes on twitter
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  79. I like you on fb
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  81. These are the oddest things I've ever seen. I like the algae one.
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  82. I'm going to go with MRSA!
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  83. Like Giant Microbes on Facebook
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  84. Left message on Giant Microbe's Wall
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  85. Follow GiantMicrobes on Twitter (@kcoud33)
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  86. Follow you on GFC (Kimberly)
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  89. Follow you on twitter (@kcoud33)
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  90. Entered Made By Meg giveaway
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  91. entered flightless goose

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  92. I like kissing disease :)
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  93. I love the little Sperm cell
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  94. Like you on Facebook as CGruning
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  95. I'm a google friend connect follower
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  96. the bedbug one,much cuter then real ones!
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  97. giant microbes twitter follower @sunshyne1977

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