Giant Microbes

Catch them while you can

Giant Microbes

Catch them while you can

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  •  Infectiously cute and highly huggable
  •  A million times bigger, and contagious for all the right reasons
  •  They'll repulse you and melt your heart in equal measure
  •  The only time you'll want to have Diarrhea in the bed


These days everyone's banging on about friendly bacteria. Unfortunately, unless you carry around a very powerful microscope with you, you'll never get to see these misunderstood little organisms. A shame, as biologists reckon these invisible-to-the-naked-eye microbes are omnipresent. In fact, there are probably several million swarming around your head right now.

A million times bigger and a few thousand times cuter, these brightly coloured and cuddly Giant Microbes look just like the nasty little critters on which they are based. Each diseased bundle of joy comes complete with a photo of its real-life counterpart, along with fascinating information about the microbe in question.

They will repulse you and melt your heart in equal measure. Get cosy with the Common Cold, snuggle up with Swine Flu and be delighted with having Diarrhea in your bed.

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Product Features:
  • Soft and cuddly diseased critters
  • Over a million times their actual size
  • Each microbe comes with an information tag including its scientific name, an image of the actual microbe and a mini history/science lesson.
  • Swine Flu - approximately 14cm (H) x 8cm (W) x 8cm (D)
  • Fat Cell - Approximately 10cm (H) x 10cm (W) x 10cm (D)
  • Sperm - approximately 20cm (H) x 11cm (W) x 3cm (D)
  • Diarrhea - approximately 18cm (H) x 7.5cm (W) x 5cm (D)
  • MRSA Super Bug - approximately 13cm (H) x 10cm (W) x 10cm (D)
  • Stomach Ache - approximately 18cm (H) x 7.5cm (W) x 5cm (D)
  • Sore Throat - approximately 14cm (H) x 8cm (W) x 7cm (D)
  • The Common Cold - approximately 9.5cm (H) x 9.5cm (W) x 9.5cm (D)
  • Kissing Disease - approximately 8cm (H) x 10cm (W) x 10cm (D)
  • Red Blood Cell - approximately 12cm (H) x 12cm (W) x 4cm (D)
  • White Blood Cell - approximately 13cm (H) x 16cm (W) x 8cm (D)
  • Brain Cell - approximately 25cm (H) x 17cm (W) x 3cm (D)
  • E. Coli - approximately 20cm (H) x 11cm (W) x 3cm (D)
Cleaning instructions:
  • Surface washable: Simply sponge with a mixture of warm water and mild soap. Allow to air dry, then brush to restore fabric to its original fullness

Customer Reviews

I really liked the brain cell, but it was quite small, but other than that is was really nice, and a little adorable! Thank you Firebox!
Cecily - 3rd March 2014
Have to say what a brilliant gift, got one for my girlfriend for Xmas as shes enjoys science. Came with so fast and the quality of the product is perfect. Cheers firebox for yet another super but out of this world gift idea you saved months of Xmas stress and disappointment.
Terry - 10th December 2013
Ordered a brain cell for my biology teacher to give as a gift for when I leave. It arrived within 2 days and it is adorable!! There's no fraying on the seams like some people have said. I was very impressed with the brain cell and am debating wether to get myself a fat cell!
Sammie - 9th May 2013
I got one of these for Christmas, [Review a bit late. Sorry!], from my big sis. I was really impressed with the quality and the look. I know what I am asking Santa for next year now haha!
Rob - 8th April 2013
I am learning about microbes and pathogens right now. Today I discovered these. Coincidence? I think not. On another note, these look amazing.
A Scientist - 7th January 2013
Never been more disappointed with an online purchase. Ordered the neuron for my friend's birthday and it's miniscule and shoddily made. Puts me back to square one as I can't possibly give him this, going to have to keep looking for something else I guess.
Juls - 13th October 2012
Firebox says: Sorry to hear that Juls, drop us a line to with your order number and a few details and we will look into this for you.