Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Giant Microbes Review and Giveaway!

This is the first time that I've ever received a product to review that, at first, had me wondering whether I wanted to actually write the review and give one away...They're GIANT Microbes, and to be quite honest with you, I didn't know what to say about them. They came in the heart-shaped box you see in the picture, and they're quite adorable...Here's what Penicillin looks like...


I started reading the names of the little stuffed animal shapes that resemble microbes and the first one was penicillin. This was the most peculiar shape. Then, I read The Pox, Chlamydia, Herpes, and then HPV. WHAT??? LOL My first initial reaction was that they made Herpes cute. And The Pox looks like a snake. Somehow, Penicillin got mixed in my batch.

See the resemblance?

Only GIANT Microbes makes them look cuter!


There are two boxes for Valentine's...the Heart Warming and the Heart Burned...I opened the Heart Burned and I was pretty tossed up as to what to write in my review, because my Valentine's items are mostly gift-type items and certainly, no one wants to give Herpes and Chlamydia to someone in a heart shaped box for Valentine's Day! Then, my wonderful husband said, "Those would be perfect for a teacher - a health teacher or something." And, I said, "That IS perfect!"

Of course, the children were quite interested in these little guys, reading the name tags and everything! I simply kept it at this:

Nicholas: Ewww! Aren't microbes germs?

Me & Dad (simultaneously): Yes.

Nicholas: Oh, that's gross!

And, beyond that, the children tossed them around and that was that...no more questions asked (Thank goodness!)


So, if you are a health teacher or you just think these GIANT microbes would make a great gag gift for Valentine's Day, I have the Heart Warming set just for you!

Win It! 

Here's what you can do to win:

Mandatory entry: Go to the GIANT microbes site and tell me something else about these little critters that I did not mention.

The winner MUST be a Mommy Rantings follower to win the giveaway.

Extra entries:

1) "Like" Mommy Rantings on Facebook. (2 entries) (right hand column of blog)

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3) Like GIANT microbes on Facebook. (Leave a comment that Mommy Rantings sent you!)

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5) Grab my button and put it on your blog (leave the link) (3 entries)

6) Update your Facebook status with this giveaway. (2 entries)

7) Subscribe via Mommy Rantings email (2 entries)

8) Blog about this giveaway - tell me your blog's URL (3 entries).

9) Tweet this giveaway (you can do this once per day!) (1 entry per tweet -leave twitter name)

Winner will be chosen through Random.org and the winning entry will be validated (I will make sure that you did the mandatory entry and the entry # that is chosen). PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN ONE OF YOUR ENTRIES. RUNNING AROUND THE INTERNET TRACKING DOWN WINNERS IS NO FUN!

Thank you to GIANT microbes for sponsoring this giveaway! This giveaway will end on Feb 10th, 2011 at midnight EST. I will contact the winner by email and they will have 24 hours to respond before the runner up is chosen. Good luck!

I received a product for the purpose of review. I did not receive monetary compensation. All opinions are expressly mine. ;)

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  32. Each of our GIANTmicrobes® comes with an image and information about the real microbe it represents. They make great learning tools, as well as amusing gifts for anyone with a sense of humor.

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