3b Scientific - Skeleton Stan
3B Scientific is one of those top-quality German brands, you know, where everything is made to the most exacting standards (I imagine an assembly line with caliper arm...more
You don't have to look away! I promise, no more organs or stuff. But I have an idea for a list, :D which is why I'm posting this. 3B Scientific is one of those top-quality German brands, you know, where everything is made to the most exacting standards (I imagine an assembly line with caliper armed workers, and the running joke is making fun of the guy who was .0001 mm off on a model, that one time, when he heard that the wall fell). They make a wide variety of anatomy models, demonstration devices and classroom teaching aids. Skeleton Stan is one of their better skeletons (and yes, he's your man). The bones are made from a cast of a real guy's bones (ok, so it's a little gory) and thus are extremely detailed, showing all the little nooks and crannies cheaper models miss. The bone weight is also roughly equivalent to the real thing. Plus, he's of human height (about 5"6') and comes on a stand. Other great features: - Articulating Jaw, so you can do the 'snap snap' thing. You also get to see all the teeth. - Open cranial cavity - Lift the latches and you can peer into the skull for further, detailed study of this ridiculously complicated piece of bone, or just to make a jello brain mold in. - All joints are replicated with metal hardware; pivot, ball and socket, etc. The bones can be separated with some screwdrivers and stuff. Perfect for studying any bone, seeing what you broke, or quizzing your doc on the correct order of the tarsals . Don't worry! I've also thought of 3 alternate, non-learning related uses: 1. Dress him up! Put on a sassy scarf, a nice beret, sunglasses, whatever! 2. Keep him in your closet, and if anyone ever mentions the phrase, "Skeletons in the closet", say "I've got one...it's a biggie." Then wheel him out. 3. If you're about the same height or width, he can make an, um, unusual valet. Drape your coat or jacket over his shoulders, hang your hat on his head, and loop your tie around his neck. You can even store your shoes on his feet (I have NO idea what size). All your stuff in one place, ready to go! Price: Around $220, but I've seen it as low as $150. If you don't need all the details and hinges, consider the Bucky or Bart models, which are $150 and $99 respectively. Mad Biologist use: Required home decor item. Also, in building your Über Being, you may want to have one of the 'old' models to look back at for refrence. Bonus: (Point to Skeleton) - "Carlton wasn't the brightest or fastest lab assistant, but the accident did place him in a much more useful role, don't you think?"