Computer Virus Dolls Review + Giveaway

Date Tue, February 11 2014

If you recall my first review for Giant Microbes, you’ll remember that the idea that someone was making plushies out of germs and bacterias and viruses was pretty awesome. I am, after all, a nerd. The company has now branched out from biological to computer warfare with Computer Virus Dolls. That’s right, you can now own your own:

My very own bug

My very own bug

  • bug
  • trojan
  • malware
  • worm
  • bot
  • zombie
  • or macro

These aren’t as soft and fuzzy as Giant Microbes. In fact, the silver and black designs remind me of tech much more. However, what I really love is that each of these “dolls” is made out of a combination of 1s and 0s. If you aren’t familiar, all binary code breaks down to a series of 1s and 0s, so this is clever. Everyone who I’ve explained this to has been. Each doll has its own tag with its name in binary, too.

Like giant microbes, each doll comes with a tag defining the type of infection. I received a bug, which is a glitch and not necessarily a maliciously designed piece of code. I was impressed that the tag included info about Grace Hopper, a BAMF  computer programming for the US Navy who coined the term. Grace Hopper is one of my favorite geeks of all time so I was thrilled to see this.

And what about kids, will they Like Computer Virus Dolls? Absolutely! I passed this one off to my sister for her birthday — she’s now 11, eeps! — and she loves it. The bug looks very insectlike, and she enjoys carrying it around and sticking it in your face because AH IT’S A BUG.

Of course, little eyes on them certainly make them adorable. My sister loveloveloves her. In fact, she wanted to spend her birthday money to buy more “bugs” and “germs.”

If you think your children or even you would like this adorable piece of geekery, keep reading. I am proud to host a giveaway for one Computer Virus Doll for one reader of Reviews by Cole. Simply use the widget below to enter the giveaway, which is open to US residents only.

Remember to come back daily for tweets and photo shares to get those extra entries. The more entries you earn, the greater your chances of winning.

Giveaway ends March 4.
Reviews by Cole is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize will ship to address you enter in the form. I received samples as compensation for this post. All opinions are mine and do not reflect Computer Virus Dolls. Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter are not associated with this giveaway.

18 Responses

  1. Kendra W. February 11 2014 @ 11:56 pm

    I’d love the Virus! They’re all incredibly cute but he reminds me of an elephant. Weird, but he’s like a friendly little virus!

  2. Kendra W. February 11 2014 @ 11:58 pm

    I found this blog post on your Facebook page!

  3. Cole February 12 2014 @ 3:57 am

    Thanks for being a fan!

  4. Alexa Cohen February 12 2014 @ 10:47 am


  5. Alexa Cohen February 12 2014 @ 10:49 am

    i found this on facebook

  6. Toni P. February 12 2014 @ 1:02 pm

    I like the Zombie Doll

  7. Toni P. February 12 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    I found the giveaway on Facebook

  8. deanna February 13 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    I like the malware.

  9. deanna February 13 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    I found the giveaway through a google search.

  10. Wendy R. February 14 2014 @ 12:24 am

    I like the Malware best.

  11. Desiree DeYoung March 2 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    The Worm!!!^_^

  12. Desiree DeYoung March 2 2014 @ 9:01 pm

    The Giveaway Promote is how I found this unique giveaway!!!^_^

  13. Cole March 2 2014 @ 9:47 pm

    Good luck!

  14. cheryl March 3 2014 @ 12:05 am

    i found it looking for dolls on the internet

  15. cheryl March 3 2014 @ 12:05 am

    I like the zombie

  16. liz l March 3 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    Malware is cute!

  17. Tara C March 4 2014 @ 7:45 pm

    I like the Worm the most.

  18. Tara C March 4 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    I saw this giveaway when a friend Pinned it on Pinterest.

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