Meet the Polaris Polar Bear family! The last name Polaris is meaningful for polar bears because Polaris is the name of the North Star, also known as the Pole Star. Polaris is the brightest star within the Ursa Minor constellation. In Latin, Ursa translates to “bear”.
The Polaris family is the second polar bear family to be part of Sylvanian. The first polar bear family are the Beauforts, whose name refers to the Beaufort Sea, located north of Canada and the United States. The Polaris family first appeared in Japan (2014), followed by a UK release (2015). These bears are also part of the Calico Critters line, though they don’t seem to have a proper last name in the US and are referred to simply as “Polar Bear Family”. All versions of this family look the same, though of course the packaging varies between the Japan, UK, and US releases.
Official UK Biography Information
There are two UK variations, both are listed below.
Mother Barbara Polaris is a baker and makes delicious treats. She is well-known for her strawberry ice cream cakes and chocolate eclairs.
Barbara loves cooking. Her delicious meals make everyone in the family very happy. She is fond of strawberry ice cream and eats it with her baby Beth, even during winter when it is warm and cosy inside
Father Peter Polaris is one of the best fishermen in town. He loves the sea and telling his family about his adventures on his boat.
Peter loves the Ocean and always tells stories about faraway seas. He also studies about the sea enthusiastically. He loves to wear his favourite scarf that his daughter Julia knitted to keep him warm.
Sister Julia Polaris likes spending time at home knitting. She knits beautiful sweaters, gloves, and scarves for her friends and family.
Julia is a gentle girl who loves knitting. She knits beautiful sweaters, gloves, and scarves for her friends and family. Her thoughtful presents make everybody feel warm both inside and outside.
Baby Sister Beth Polaris is always eating, especially ice cream! She also likes snuggling in her bed with her favourite pink blanket that her big sister knitted for her.
Beth loves ice cream. Her dream is to become an ice cream shop owner. She treasures the vanilla white scarf her sister Julia knitted for her
And, as usual, the Calico Critters version is slightly different (and much briefer) as well. The mother’s first name has been changed for this American release.
Calico Critters Biography Information
Mother, Lucy is a baker and makes delicious treats. Father, Peter is one of the best fishermen in town. Sister, Julia likes spending time at home knitting. Baby sister, Beth is always eating, especially ice cream!
Instead of a brother, this family has a second sister. No additional babies or other family members have been created to add to this family of four. Their outfits all nicely match, with a blue and yellow theme. I am especially fond of Peter’s jumper!