Ideal for the classroom or home office, this vibrantly colored globe is a charming decorative piece and a great geographic resource. Lightweight and durable, this globe features each country in bright colors with full raised relief mountains, surrounded by vivid blue oceans.
- Globe is 12” in diameter
- Blue ocean with colorful continents
- Full raised relief mountains
- Scratch resistant smoke black high quality plastic base and semi-meridian
- Weighs 3.9 lbs
- Measures 18.3” x 13.6” x 13.3”
|Manufacturer:||Replogle Globes, Inc.|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12" Blue Ocean Desktop Globe based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The globe in the picture is NOT what I received. The one in the picture is the Replogle Traveler. The one I got has a blue plastic base and far less detail than the Traveler. I returned it, hoping that I just got the wrong item. The replacement was exactly the same as the one I returned. It is NOT the one in the picture. I'm returning the second one, too.
The original reviewer is correct that the globe they’re delivering is NOT the one shown on the B&N website, and is also correct that the globe shown on the website is unquestionably the Replogle Traveler. Like the original reviewer, the globe I received had a blue base, but the only current Replogle 12 inch globe with that base is the Adventurer, a “simplified” globe for young children, and the globe I received was definitely not an Adventurer. When I compared it to the Traveler shown in the current Replogle catalog, the land details appear to be identical, although the Traveler does have a more detailed depiction of the oceans. The printing on the carton makes it clear that the globe I received was made during the period from 2010-2014 when Replogle was owned by Herff Jones, and it was almost certainly intended for the European market, since the packaging is printed in four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German), and the info printed on the box refers to both Herff Jones and the international unit of Replogle, located in Denmark. Bottom line: it looks like B&N bought up some old unsold inventory, but the important part – the globe itself – appears to be at least comparable (although not identical) to what’s shown on the website. Since a Traveler costs between $48 and $58 depending on where you buy it, while this one costs $20, I can’t say I feel cheated.
This is the perfect, lightweight globe for our school room at home. It would not stand up to rough play or handling, but we just needed a 3D globe to help the kids get over the flat-map issue!