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Good combination of quality for price
on September 27, 2012
I was looking for a skeleton to be able to show my music students important aspects of anatomy to encourage a natural lifted posture. This is definitely a great fit for my teaching needs. I know the dimensions are given, but somehow, I didn't quite anticipate Mr. Thrifty as being as tall as a small child! I really enjoy the flexibility of the spine and the articulation throughout the body.
I'm a hobby anatomy buff, so my knowledge of anatomy isn't super precise, but if I could change two things, I would say a: It would be nice if the radius would actually rotate more. It's hard to demonstrate how the body sits at a piano when only the pinkies touch the keys! b: When you move him into a sitting position, because of how the femurs are attached, the legs spread out a bit from one another...they don't really go parallel.
I DO enjoy that the stand comes in parts, and you can halve the height and use it to support him in a sitting position so you can manipulate other parts of the body.
Overall, I am very satisfied with this product. It has a nice amount of detail in a manageable size and while it's not exactly dirt cheap, it doesn't completely break the bank either.