Giantmicrobes Introduces Food Poisoning Plush, More for the Holidays

Ever wondered what food poisoning would look like in plush form? Well wonder no more, Giantmicrobes, Inc.—designers of collectible toys inspired by the microscopic world—is releasing new editions to its educational toy line.

The new products, like all Giantmicrobes products, includes the toy modeled on electron micrographs, enlarged a million times, and includes the micrograph image as well as information about the microbe it represents. The collection spans more than 100 microbes, including Common Cold, Brain Cells, Bed Bugs, and more.

On November 5, the company released Food Poisoning and Diarrhea, as well as Nibble the Bed Bug vinyl figure. Each vinyl figure comes with an animation flipbook and an action-pose sticker.

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Patch Set to Reintroduce Three Retro Products

Patch Products is bringing back retro toy and board game products from its collection under its new Treasured Toys line. Yakity-yak Talking Teeth ($4.99) and Shark Attack ($19.99) were first introduced in 1949 and 1988, respectively, and are among the first products making a comeback. Patch is also releasing Bed Bugs ($14.99), which first debuted 1985.

Patch suggests the toys will not only entice children with their low-tech appeal, but also encourage parents to play along with the company’s nostalgic products.

For more information on Patch Products’ Treasured Toys line, visit