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Flexible Mr. Thrifty Skeleton W/ Nerves
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Flexible Mr. Thrifty Skeleton W/ Nerves

By Therapy Best Buys
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Brand New
  • Anatomically accurate. Compact
  • 33 1/2" High NOT LIFE SIZE
  • Advanced version with Spinal Nerves
  • One year warranty. 100% money back guarantee

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  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0008E4HA2
  • Item model number: WCP1NX
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,412 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Flexible Mr. Thrifty Skeleton W/ Nerves + Skeletal System Anatomical Chart Laminated + The Muscular System Anatomical Chart Poster Print - 20x26
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Product Description

Mr. Thrifty, Human Skeleton, With Spinal Nerves. Complete, Least Cost Model LFA # 2215. A more advanced version of our Mr. Thrifty Skeleton, this valuable teaching aid features a flexible spine with spinal cord, nerve roots, the vertebral artery, a herniated disc, cartilage, and removable 3 piece skull and extremities. 33 1/2" high. NOT life size. A popular desk-top model for rehabilitation, physical therapy and sports medicine. Also, an economical teaching skeleton with a user-friendly personality that will encourage children to learn the names of the bones with details to satisfy students or anyone interested in the human skeleton. Heavy metal stand included. Removable calvarium. Easy to set up and display. Size: 33 1/2" tall. Brand new. In original factory packaging. Made of a durable, plastic material accurately designed to display the human skeleton.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars decent for the price November 23, 2008
By V. jung
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I bought this because the full size was too expensive. Overall it is fine but the spinal curves are not correct, and the ribs are crooked, too up and wide compared to the real ribcage. The size is great, I have it on my desk and can watch it every day. The tailbone and lumbar spine bother me the most because the curvature is not posturally correct. I teach Pilates Method of Contrology and I really like having the skeleton to see every day. Wish that there was a skeleton with movable scapulae and better hip joint articulation that was affordable.... so I would recommend this with caution to the details. You need an anatomy book and prior understanding to correct the imperfections in your mind.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If you're studying bones, stay away October 21, 2012
By KateB
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I'm taking an anatomy and physiology class and thought this would come in handy for somewhat detailed study of bones, their surfaces, and how the bones articulate with each other. If that's what you're looking for, let me just say you can do better and for less money.

The product image on Amazon is lousy, so let me recommend you do a Google Images search and find some detail on whichever skeleton you're thinking about getting.

Here's my main dislike of Flexible Mr Thrifty: the joints are a joke.
1. The shoulders are screwed in so you can't remove the arms for individual study.
2. The joint between the carpal bones and distal ends of the radius and ulna are wired so they're so far apart you can only guess how they articulate.
3. The knee joint is molded to fit together by a plastic hinge, which is nice for a toy, but horrible if you're studying bones. Same situation with the foot.
4. The tibia and fibula are molded together, so you can't see the surfaces between them.
5. The top of the cranium is removable and there is a little detail inside, which I thought would be nice. There's not much detail, though, and it's a nightmare to get the hanger inserted back in and the top of the head put on correctly. Also the head isn't removable from the rest of the skeleton, so to study cranium, you have to awkwardly hold the whole thing (the legs are removable though).
6. The bones of the hands and feet do not articulate. This is probably true of any cheap skeleton, but there it is in case you were wondering.

Also, the stand is cheap and mine was so distorted it looked like Mr Thrifty was about to fall over at any minute.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied- not great quality January 1, 2011
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I bought this skeleton to practice positioning for my radiography courses and to review anatomy. It will be fine for positioning even thought the lower leg falls off occasionally its easy to put back on the little pin just keeps sliding out. As far as using it for anatomy it will be OK not great just because you cant see as much detail as i would have liked. The 12th ribs on him look really funky but i guess i got what i paid for. overall i was satisfied enough to keep him.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great skeleton September 13, 2010
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Mr. Thrifty is a good and accurate skeleton. However, he isn't as "flexible" as I would have liked. He can break a little too easily, but overall if you are gentle he should do the trick. This is great for use with children learning about the human body. However, I think it would be appropriate only for kids through middle school. If you are looking for a model for high school and above, I might look for an upgraded model. Overall a good purchase and I am happy with this model as it will fit our needs. The really big plus is that he comes with a stand!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good skeleton, fair customer service. December 21, 2010
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The skeleton worked out very well for my needs as a massage therapy student. However, I am less happy with this company's customer service. Originally, the wrong item was mailed to me. I could not get ahold of a live person when I called, so finally I emailed them. I did not get a reply, but they replaced the item quickly, for which I was grateful.

This time, it arrived with a hole in the box where half of the metal stand had fallen out in the mail, presumably. I tried calling and emailing this company and never got a repsonse. It's no big deal, but I will have to make my own stand if I ever want one, and it's a little annoying. I cannot recommend them. I should have bought it at my school bookstore- it would have been worth the extra money to avoid this hassle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great companion July 26, 2012
By Mark
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Mr. Flexi is a terrific model for artists. He can be posed in almost any position which makes him a wonderful tool. Now if I can just get him to eat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre December 6, 2012
By Big Jay
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Bought for my wife to practice radiological positioning for rad tech degree.

This thing is undeniably cheap. Some of the bones like the false ribs are very strange angles and put together in a very odd way. Screws fall out often and some were missing. At the end of the day though it works for what she needs it for.

For general anatomy it's functional
good size for home use
comes with a stand

Despite feeling solid it has some poor construction. screws will fall out as you are using it.
Not anatomically perfect.. If you need absolute accuracy then look elsewhere

Bottom line, if you can't afford or don't have room for a $200 to $1,000 full size anatomical model and just need something for general study and visualization at home then it's a good product. The weird angles of the false ribs take away a full star, because honestly this is something that they should fix in the mold. Another 1/2 star lost with missing screws and screws that fall out (can't give a 3.5 star review so it gets a 3).

If anyone is considering ordering this skeleton and wants to ask me a question please feel free to leave a comment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Study Tool
I got this for my kinesiology class in college but wished I had bought it long before that. This was the perfect study tool for anyone taking anatomy, physiology and especially... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Kayla
3.0 out of 5 stars Shotty
The product itself is very cheap in appearance in contrast to what I had to pay for it. Parts are falling off of it easily and the stand wont stay together at all.
Published 2 months ago by Kelsey Clapp
3.0 out of 5 stars Had to repair amputations
So far I have ordered 5 of these skeletons to use for teaching. Two arrived with the lower legs falling off at the knees, we had to repair them in order to use them. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Phoenix Rising
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible terrible terrible
i ordered the skeleton twice and there was always something broken, either the nail came off, the joints were coming apart, and even assmeblied wrong. Please DO NOT BUY
Published 5 months ago by Tiffany Chou
2.0 out of 5 stars Not an accurate skeleton!
This is not a good skeleton at all if you are looking for accuracy! His spine is way too straight, his pelvis is not aligned with the rest of his body (mine wants to twist to one... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Courtney Huffman Frye
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I needed
I teach Pilates and bought this hoping it could help me illustrate pelvic and spinal alignment for my clients, but the curves of the spine are completely out of proportion, so I... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Krista Knudsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great.
I work in a clinic with a diverse population where english is the minority. Works great to explain terms to patient's to increase buy in.
Published 8 months ago by PT Doc
3.0 out of 5 stars alignment issues
the alignment of the skeleton is really quite off. he has scoliosis. while this is a fine teaching tool, it would be nice to see an aligned spine. Read more
Published 11 months ago by gmurphy
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor design
This skeleton cannot be repositioned into another, fixed pose so that one could use it for drawing purposes. Additionally, this product is cheaply and inartistically assembled.
Published 12 months ago by Dan Manuelian
5.0 out of 5 stars Nerd Treat
My niece is such a 15 year old nerd and she loved this gift. All set up and ready to use
Published 15 months ago by Dennis Renn
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