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Nothing says 'Happy Mother's Day' like an embryo plush

Seriously, though - cutest embryo
Apr 30
GIANTmicrobes has just revealed its brand-new Spring plush release: a tiny human! Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we're reminded of the fact that at one point in our lives, we were really, really tiny. The plush H... read
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Tomopop LinkUP: Remakeover

Breathing new life into old favorites
Mar 15
Sometimes our favorite characters are too good to fall off into obscurity over the years. Often they'll get a new outfit and and just continue their adventures like Sideshow's upcoming 1/6 scale Catwoman. Sometimes they trans... read
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Our winner is getting prizes from Drew Oliver's collection
Happy Chinese New Year, Tomopop readers. Today begins the Year of the Wooden Horse, and hopefully this year will bring all of you lots of luck and success. Thank you to everyone who entered this contest, it was nice to hear w... read feature

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A horse is a horse, of course, of course!
Chinese New Year is almost upon us. The Year of the Black Snake will be over on January 31, and the Year of the Wooden Horse will begin. To celebrate, we’re giving away a Computer Virus Trojan plush and keychain from D... read feature

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This week's batch is anything but a snore
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's Thanksgiving Day in the States and if you're anything like me you're probably bursting with great food and looking forward to a long tryptophan-induced nap. But while others were... read feature

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GIANT Microbes releases Malignant Neoplasm plush

GIANTmicrobes reminds everyone to be screened for Prostate Cancer
Sep 13
GIANTmicrobes has released a plush that's near and dear to my heart. Well, not with me personally, but with my Dad. He's currently dealing with Prostate Cancer, and now there's a sweet friendly reminder to get yourself checke... read
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Trojans, Malware, and more are ready to invade you collection
Drew Oliver's creations already orbited on the quirkier side of the toy world, with GIANTmicrobes' main products being ingeniously recreated plush and vinyl germs and viruses. Their next line of products is perfectly in keepi... read feature

Introducing the new Computer Viruses!
Drew Oliver's GIANTmicrobes branched out into the digital realm with their latest set of releases, revealed at the New York Toy Fair. The Computer Virus series of dolls have bodies made up of metallic-looking numbers, ones an... read feature


GIANTmicrobes' White Lab Mouse scurries into my heart

This medical hero deserves many a hug
Dec 10
I am a sucker for many things, chief among them are rodents, unsung heroes, and plushes. And, what do you know?, GIANTmicrobes managed to nail all three in their latest release, the White Lab Mouse plush. We have lab mice to ... read
We have a chat with the founder of GIANTmicrobes
Here at Tomopop, we recently talked up GIANTmicrobes' exciting new holiday line-up. As a fan of the brand, I didn't think it could get any better than simply sharing my love of their work, but I was joyfully proven wrong... read feature

Plush ornaments, lab mice, and more highlight this timely collection
GIANTmicrobes seems to just be getting better and better. I mean, I was always a fan, just check out my reviews of their skin cell and bone cell plushes and last year's plush ornament box to get an idea. B... read feature


GIANTmicrobes reveal their summer releases

Jun 06
To celebrate the onset of allergy season as well as summer, GIANTmicrobes is ready to sell some new dolls!  Check out the gallery for images of the Hay Fever Petri Dish and the Tick and Lyme Disease Panorama Set. Th... read

Three new GIANTmicrobes plushes now available

Mar 29
GIANTmicrobes has just added 3 new plushes to their toy line (well, technically two plushes and a petri dish set of three mini plushes - so I guess, that's really five?). The first on the list is Botulism (US$8.95), that... read

GIANTmicrobes and their horde of comically portrayed organisms were in attendance at Toy Fair 2012. Their booth showcased some of their new plush and vinyl figures along with some functional health kits (hand washing or first... read feature


GIANTmicrobes Valentine plushes cover all the bases

Feb 10
GIANTmicrobes has just the fix for those of you who don't know what to get your science-loving sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Whether your aim is to say you'd like to start a family, give your sweetheart kiss, or surpris... read

I am a rather large GIANTmicrobes fan (as you may have gathered from my recent review of their Skin and Bone Cell plushes). So, it should come as no surprise that I was happy to see receive a lovely stocking-shaped box filled... read feature


Check out GIANTmicrobes' final releases for 2011

Nov 29
GIANTmicrobes has just announced their last plushes to be released this year: the fruit fly, Dengue Fever, and C. elegans. I'm sure most of you readers have had an encounter with a fruit fly at least twice in your lives,... read

GIANTmicrobes' ability to make plush and vinyl versions of, well, giant microbes has always amused me. I mean, think about it. It's a pretty funny concept! I know when I was little, I used to anthropomorphize everything (stil... read feature

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