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Giant Microbes Stuffed Animals

Updated on September 8, 2014

Giant Microbes Stuffed Animals Make Great Gifts!

If you're wondering what to get that parent, child, teacher, or health, medical and science professional in your life, you can't go wrong with a giant plush microbe from the folks at GIANTmicrobes!

These plush stuffed germs are lots of fun!

You can put an E. coli on your bathroom shelf, get a Heart Worm for your dog to play with, give the Cold Virus to a sick friend to keep them from being "blue." The sky's the limit here!

If they're interested in science and have a "healthy" sense of humor, these Giant Microbes Stuffed Animals are just what the doctor ordered.

(Pictured here is the Giant Microbes Chickenpox (Varicella-Zoster virus) Plush Toy)

Plush Common Cold
Plush Common Cold

Plush Common Cold

Germs Stuffed Animals

Giant Microbe plush toys are so much fun! I mean, take a look at this Plush Common Cold Virus.

Did you know that billions and billions of people catch the cold each year. Now you can "catch" one too - without getting sick!

What child or friend with a cold wouldn't love one of these microbe stuffed toys to make them feel better?

Teach your kids all about the common cold with this cuddly stuffed microbes toy.

Giant Microbes Measles Morbillivirus
Giant Microbes Measles Morbillivirus

What Are Giant Microbe Stuffed Toys?

Big Stuffed Animals That Look Like Tiny Microbes!

Giant Microbes plush toys are the products of GIANTmicrobes, a toy company based in Stamford, Connecticut. Toy designer Drew Oliver founded the company in 2002, and since then has created a HUGE line of designer plush stuffed toys resembling microbes and other organisms.

Each of the 5" to 7" long soft toys is designed based on the electron microscope images of real-life microbes, and comes packaged with a picture of, and information about, the real-life microbe that it represents.

Giant Microbes are cute, fun, and - last but not least - educational! They make great toys and collectibles for kids of all ages.

(Giant Microbe pictured here - Giant Microbes Measles (Morbillivirus) Plush Toy)


GIANTmicrobe Copepod
GIANTmicrobe Copepod

GIANTmicrobe Copepod

A Giant Microbes Plush Toy

In addition to germ stuffed animals, GIANTmicrobes also carries a line of "critters" and "aquatics!"

One of the world's most abundant, multicellular creatures, Copepods are small crustacians found in the sea and in almost every freshwater habitat on earth!

Get a GIANTmicrobe Copepod of your very own, or for that special child, friend or science teacher in your life.

Giant Microbes Stuffed Animals
Giant Microbes Stuffed Animals

GIANTmicrobes Makes Stuffed Animals

Microbe Stuffed Animals

GIANTmicrobes, the company that has created Giant Microbes stuffed toys, got its start in 2002 with a small line of organisms. These cute plush toys immediately caught the imagination of everyone who saw them - including students, care workers and children.

Since then, the line of Giant Microbes plushies has been growing like wildfire, with over 100 different microbes and small animals currently in production.

In fact, the Giant Microbes plush dolls have become so popular that many health care professions requested that the company create a line of the soft toys to help convey information about public-health diseases in a unique and memorable way. (You can see these microbes in the "Professional Series" list below.)

Here's a partial list of the different Giant Microbe stuffed animals available now:

Health - The Flu, The Common Cold, Stomach Ache, Sore Throat, Earache, Cough

Maladies - Bad Breath, Kissing Disease, Athlete's Foot, Ulcer, Pimple & More!

Exotics - Martian Life, Beer & Bread (Yeast), T4, Penicillin, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, & More!

Calamities - Black Death, Anthrax, Ebola, Sleeping Sickness, Mad Cow, Typhoid, & More!

Critters - Flea, Bed Bug, Dust Mite, Louse, Flea, Maggot, Red Ant, Black Ant, Tick

Aquatics - Algae, Scum, Sea Sparkle, Red Tide, Krill, Amoeba, Waterbear, & More!

Alimentaries - E. Coli, Salmonella, Cavity, Yogurt, Acidophilus, Listeria, & More!

Corporeals - Brain Cell, Fat Cell, Stem Cell, Sperm Cell, Egg Cell, Nerve Cell & More

Aerials - House Fly, Mosquito, Fruit Fly

Menageries - Heart Worm, Mange, Rabies, Toxoplasmosis

Tropicals - Malaria, Gangrene, West Nile, Sleeping Sickness, Leishmania, Chagas

Ambulatories - Lyme Disease

Infirmaries - Staph, Pneumonia, Chicken Pox, MRSA, Measles, Rubella & More!

Professional Series - Cancer, Polio, TB, HIV, and Hepatitis C

And More!

GIANTmicrobes Handwashing Kit

Great for any Family or Classroom!

The GIANTmicrobes Handwashing Kit is great for any family or classroom!

Perhaps the coolest think in the kit is the germ detection powder, gel and UV light key chain. You use these to show kids how germs are spread and why washing their hands is important to their health.

The GIANTmicrobes Handwashing Kit also contains an instruction booklet with hand washing tips, GIANTmicrobes Character Stickers, a GIANTmicrobes Common Cold Key Chain, and - last but not least - a Sniffles Mirror Cling that you can hang from the bathroom mirror to remind everyone to wash their hands!

Stay Healthy with the GIANTmicrobes Handwashing KitBUY NOW

Giant Microbes Christmas Ornament Sets

Christmas Gifts Teachers - And Everyone Else - Will Love!

Do you, or someone you know, adore the Giant Microbes plush toys? If so - be sure and check out all the specialty Christmas collections and figures that the company has come out with!

Keep in mind the Giant Microbes stuffed animals make GREAT teacher Christmas gifts - Christmas gifts teachers will always remember!

Giant MIcrobes on Parade! - A Humorous Look at Some Popular Giant Microbes

Great Microbes Brain Cell Petri Dish
Great Microbes Brain Cell Petri Dish

Giant Microbes Petri Dishes

A Mini Microbes Toy

Who couldn't use some more brain cells? Even a plush brain cell!

Following the success of their Giant Microbes large-size plush animals, the company - GIANTmicrobes - came up with another type of plush doll.

Now, you can purchase sets of smaller giant microbes plushies that come in "petri dishes."

The petri dish containers look just like those you used in science class, and each contains a number of smaller microbes or organisms, along with fun and educational facts about that microbe or organism.

(Giant Microbe Petri Dish pictured here - Giant Microbes Brain Cell Neuron Plush Toy)

Teacher Appreciation Week 2013

Best Teacher Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration in the United States and is observed the first full week in May. Teacher Appreciation Week 2013 runs from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th.

Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday that falls during Teacher Appreciation Week, or Tuesday, May 7th, 2013.

Giant Microbes stuffed animals make the absolute best teacher gifts, and they make absolutely cool science teacher gifts - hands down!

Giant Microbes Halloween Set
Giant Microbes Halloween Set

Happy Halloween Mini Microbes

In a Cute Pumpkin Gift Box

This cute Pumpkin Gift Box from the folks at GIANTmicrobes includes:

-- Anthrax adorning a witch's hat

-- Flesh Eating with spooky, fake fangs

-- Orange Amoeba with black mask

-- Black Death embroidered with a skull and crossbones

-- Ebola costumed as Frankenstein with stitched mouth and neck bolts!

Get Your Giant Microbes Halloween Mini Microbe Box at Amazon!

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      6 years ago

      Wow! i like these a lot! Very unique instead of the traditional teddy bears and stuff

    • steverayg13 profile image


      6 years ago

      These are great! I've never had germs make me laugh before!

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      6 years ago

      These are a hoot, but very educational too to teach kids about germs and microbes!

    • Michael Oksa profile image

      Michael Oksa 

      6 years ago

      LOL! Now...why didn't I think of that!? :)

    • Daniel Golvet profile image

      Daniel Golvet 

      6 years ago

      Interesting lens! This is the first time I have heard of this. Thanks for sharing!

    • smoothielover lm profile image

      smoothielover lm 

      6 years ago

      Haha - Love the E. coli, quite fond of the Cancer malignant neoplasm too!

    • clkbm profile image


      6 years ago

      I have never heard of these before but I like the Giant Microbes Soap Dispenser.

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      6 years ago

      Certainly makes for an unusual gift.

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      6 years ago

      I've never heard of these before. Interesting. Good lens to inform.


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