Post by mynameisbrent on Oct 14, 2014 23:28:52 GMT -5
As a kid I collected all sorts of plastic model kits, not just dinosaurs. But I wasn't interested in airplanes, cars, spaceships or anything of that sort. Only things of a biological nature appealed to me. This included models based on human anatomy. Best known were the Visible Man and Visible Woman, with all of the organs that fit inside the clear plastic bodies. The Visible Woman even had optional parts to depict pregnancy, which I found extremely gross at age six. But there were other kits that depicted other body parts, including the eye, skin, ear/nose/throat and a giant tooth. But the coolest kit was of the heart. It was made of clear plastic and had clear tubes representing arteries and veins. It also came with dye to mix with water to represent blood. Once the "blood" was poured into the heart, a manual pump caused the "blood" to flow through the four chambers and through the arteries and veins. The effect was very impressive but ultimately it would start to leak and make a mess.
I don't remember who issued these kits originally, but they were around for a long time--well into the late 90s at least. Different companies may have reissued them at different times.
Does anyone remember any kits of this type besides the ones I remember?
Post by mynameisbrent on Oct 15, 2014 22:03:47 GMT -5
Visible Frog! I had completely forgotten about that kit. I totally loved that kit as a kid. I would leave various organs around the house to gross-out my mom. She didn't think that a frog bladder in the refrigerator was very amusing. I never saw any of the other animals. They all sound cool.