Giant Microbes vs Furby
There hasn't been much hype about the giant microbes stuffed animals, they are definitely different. Looking at each of them, I'd say they could be a great learning tool for children since they actually resemble a micro organism, only bigger. They would make a great gag gift for someone in the medical field or even a teacher but make sure they have a sense of humor.
The stuffed animal Microbes are plush to the touch, very amusing and funny looking toy. There are too many to list here. I will say there are fifteen categories and one professional category to select a toy from.
- The vinyl ones would make a great collection. There are nine different figures or get them in a set. The names of the vinyl characters are listed here with their colors:
- Sniffles (blue)
- Dr. Larkin (green)
- Ahhh-lbert (red)
- Bellie (yellow)
- Marshmellow (white)
- Nibble (flesh & red)
- Smooch (lavender)
- Noodle )grey)
- Mortimer (black)
Health care professionals became interested in the Giant Microbes and wanted to know if a line of Giant Microbes could be produced pertaining to public health. The use of the stuffed animals could relay information concerning public health in a fun way, therefore making remembering all the more eaiser. They were designed for medical professionals but are available to the public.
The Furby was originally released in 1998. Now in 2012 they're back and with these you have to be extremely careful because they adapt to the way they are played with or treated. They do much more than the original release of the Furby. The 2012 Furby dances to music, swaying back and forth and did I mention, have a mind of it's own? Be careful what you do to it, whether tickling it, hugging, pulling the tail, turn upside down, remember the 2012 Furby transforms into what you say and do to it.
The more you speak to your Furby, it will slowly stop speaking furbish and start to speak english, one word at a time. There is a free online dictionary at www.furby.com to help you with furbish so you can understand what it is saying and a free Furby app. Furby uses 4 double A batteries that are not included.