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Polaris Buddy (North Star)
Polaris Buddy (North Star)
Polaris Buddy (North Star)
Polaris Buddy (North Star)
Polaris Buddy (North Star)
Polaris Buddy (North Star)
Polaris Buddy (North Star)

Celestial Buddies

Polaris Buddy (North Star)

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I will be your guide in the night sky!

I am a yellow supergiant...the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor (a/k/a Little Bear or Little Dipper). 

I am located almost directly above the Earth’s North Pole, so I am also called the Pole Star or the North Star. I do not appear to “rise” or “set” at night but seem almost motionless while the other stars of the northern sky revolve around me. I'm only the 46th brightest star, so the best way to find me is to follow the "Pointer Stars" in the Big Dipper, which will lead you right to me. Once you locate me in the sky, walk toward me, and you will be heading north. I helped sailors and explorers find their way across the Atlantic Ocean into uncharted territory, and I will also keep you safe and headed in the right direction.   

Because the Earth’s axis changes gradually over time, I wasn’t always the Pole Star, and in about 12,000 years, Vega, in the constellation Lyra, will replace me as the new Pole Star.  Until then, however, you can count on me to be your Guide in the Night Sky.

Note: The Two Little Stars, Polaris Ab & B are sold separately (CB017).

Features

  • Height of Polaris seated is approximately 10"
  • All New Materials
  • Content: Polyester Fiber
  • Conforms to all US Consumer Product Safety Commission Toy Regulations)
  • Hand Made in China
  • 3 AA Batteries in childproof internal case included
  • Rated "0+" . . . Appropriate for children of all ages
  • Care: Spot clean with mild detergent and cold water, but toy may be machine washed in cold water, gentle cycle, if needed. Best to dry at low or no heat in a pillow case or similar to reduce risk of scratching "eyes."

Customer Reviews

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Harriette Wahlroos-Coleman
great North Star

beautiful way to teach astronomy, my grandson loves all of them.

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Donna Tjandra

Polaris Buddy (North Star)

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Jennifer Wendrychowicz
Love it love it love it

It’s amazing because it glows and shimers

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Captain Johnway
Battery pack fail after only 3 weeks of ownership

My son received Polaris for his birthday (he has every other Celestial Buddy), and after 3 weeks the batteries died. So I gently attempted to replace them (requires removing a screw) and noticed the "on/off" slider was completely missing (seems like it shouldn't be able to just fall out, but it wasn't inside the plastic battery case either). Put new batteries in anyway, and it still won't turn on at all even though the circuit appears to be fully connected/complete inside the plastic casing. Now autistic son is crying, this was a huge comfort to him especially at night to help him fall asleep. No help anywhere on the internet for what went wrong, and this doll was expensive to break/fail so soon.

I appreciate your bringing this issue to our attention. We (my daughter, who is the Creator, Designer and President of Celestial Buddies, and I, who help out with the rest) stand by our products and are quick to respond when someone properly brings a claimed defect to our attention. When I say 'properly,' I refer to the 'Contact Us' tab at the bottom of our home page, to which we respond at least as rapidly as we do to a negative review. If indeed there is a defect, we stand ready to replace the product.

That said, I am troubled by a couple of things:

Batteries do die, but as you apparently recognize, they are easy enough to replace after removing the screw that holds the battery pack together. I think you will agree that batteries that die with use ought not to be the basis for a one star review.
The real issue is the lights, which apparently worked well for the first three weeks that you had our Polaris. Thus, whatever the problem with the 'on-off slide' (or whatever the feature that controls the switch ought to be called) may have been, it was clearly not missing when you bought Polaris and for the first three weeks it resided with you. The switch, as I understand it (I'm no electrician) is in the foot, and is so marked with the words 'On-Off'. Squeeze it, the lights go on. Squeeze again, and they go off. Perhaps the lead was pulled loose during the battery replacement process, or perhaps the position of the switch within the foot was moved as you took the battery pack apart . . . feel around the foot a bit, and you might locate it and massage it back into place. Those are just guesses, but whatever the explanation, it can not be that the device was missing when you bought Polaris or at any time during its first three weeks with you, or it would never have worked at all.
You say that there was 'no help on the internet,' but you never contacted us to explore remedies. When we say 'contact us' on our website, that is a sincere invitation. It's not a guarantee that we could have fixed the problem, but we could at least have walked you through some possibilities, and, if those failed, discussed a resolution.

One of the unexpected consequences of my helping out my daughter with her company has been the scores of emails I have received from the parents and grandparents of kids on the autism spectrum . . .and sometimes letters, emails and drawings from the children themselves. It has been quite an education for us, and we have been gratified to learn of the joy that our little company has brought to so many people. Thus, we are sympathetic to the anguish this episode has caused your son. I just wish you had brought it to my attention in a way that doesn't reflect so negatively on my daughter's company.

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cute and bright (get it)