Ultimate Squishy Human Body | Source: Smartlab Toys

Since the 1950s, the “visible man” has been a staple of discovery for kids looking to understand the inner workings of the human anatomy. For decades, kids at home and in classrooms have built static, see-through model kits of the human body, but there hasn’t been much innovation … until now.

The Ultimate Squishy Human Body with SmartScan Technology by SmartLab Toys is a 21st century STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) upgrade sculpted using 3D medical data from a real human body. Kids can “dissect” and reassemble the highly detailed, 16-inch human anatomy model to discover 15 removable bones, muscles, and other body parts alongside 10 squishy organs. Oh yes, because kids love the squish!

What’s particularly unique about this set is the SmartScan Technology.

Kids can place one of eight “SmartParts” on the SmartScan module for an interactive learning experience across two modes. In Scan Mode, kids will learn about the body part and the system it works with. In Quiz Mode, kids place the SmartPart on the module to test their knowledge across 70 questions. Of course, learning should be fun, and kids will love hearing the SmartScan module as it pumps out burps, belches, and gurgles alongside other realistic sounds based on individual organs.

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Budding medical professionals (or mad scientists!) will love exploring bones with realistic, moving joints; the respiratory and circulatory systems; kidneys, and more. And, to top it all off, the squishy brain can be removed from the skull for proper examination.

To help guide the experience and foster learning, a 48-page book featuring detailed information and fun facts is included alongside an Organ-izer chart so that kids will know where all of the squishy parts go.

Now, who’s ready for med school?

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.