Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hoptropica is baaaack! 🐰🦦🎉

Hoptropica on the map

 

A familiar favorite has returned to the map – no time to wait, let’s hop to it! 🗺 Enter Hoptropica and choose between the Doctors and play as Dr. Hare or Dr. Beev! It’s been a while since we’ve seen ya, Beev.

 

Hoptropica Birthday Edition

 

Choose your favorite and get ready to jump! Hint: watch out for items on the hop-stacle course. Some of the items in your path will give your Doctor advantages, while other obstacles could be your demise. Take in the sights and sounds of the scenery, but don’t let your guard down. Pay attention to the ticking timer! Try catching power ups to give you a boost or extend your time!

 

Dr. Hare's Hoptropica course

 

The Hoptropica mini game is only available for a limited time, but it is replayable! For every round you play, you’ll receive 14 credits (for 14 years). If you’re looking for a way to stock up on credits, this is your big chance! It’s a quick and easy way to get ready for future store updates and the Baron’s pop up shop!

 

Dr. Beev's Hoptropica course

 

Adventure Outfitters is also getting in on the festivities by offering all players two free hoppy birthday prizes! 🎂🥳 Claim your Bit-Beev and Bit-Hare followers and take them on a spin around the islands! 

 

Free birthday followers

 

Which Doctor do you prefer? What’s your high score? Compare your stats with your fellow Poptropicans and see how many credits you can get! 🎖

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Unwrap some Halloween freebies! 🎃🎁

Disney Channel’s new movie, Under Wraps, has found its latest haunt! You can get your own free prizes by watching Under Wraps' short ad! To view the clip and claim your reward, click on the movie’s map icon or travel to 24 Carrot Island!

 

Under Wraps on the MapUnder Wraps billboard

 

Join Gilbert, Marshall, and Amy as they accidentally rouse an ancient mummy, who they call Harold. The group must race against a Halloween deadline to return Harold to his sarcophagus, all the while forming an unlikely friendship. 

 

After watching the promo video for Under Wraps, you’ll receive 2 free rewards that are perfect for the upcoming spooky season: I’m A Mummy costume and the Dancing Mummy Follower! Try different outfit combos on Harold in the Character screen or make that mummy move! 🕺

 

Left: I'm A Mummy costume; Right: Dancing Mummy Follower

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Gear up with new costumes and clubhouse items! ✨

Howdy, Poptropicans, and happy Monday! 🤠 A new store update dropped in Adventure Outfitters this morning – let’s dive right in and check it out!

 

Store Rotation 1Store Rotation 2Store Rotation 3Store Rotation 4

 

This week’s update features the Flannel Tank costume for 200 credits! The brand new flannel ‘fit is paired with a white tank top, cute necklace, and a huge head of curls! It’s time to break out the flannels and welcome fall, y’all! 🍂

 

Flannel Tank costume

 

And back by pop-ular demand, the Fairy Queen costume has made a reappearance in Home Island’s store! 👑 There’s no need to choose between fae fashion and royal riches with this ensemble! Customize your Popsona’s look with the outfit’s golden tiara, green gown, ruby staff, and yellow fairy wings. Members can purchase the Fairy Queen look for 350 credits.

 

Fairy Queen costume

 

More clubhouse items have also become available! The newest decorations added to the store stock include the Daisy Printed Tapestry (100 credits), Rocking Gamer Chair (150 credits), Square Storage Ottoman (75 credits), Pink School Backpack (75 credits), Inhale & Exhale Wall Prints (100 credits), and a College-Style Electric Scooter (100 credits). Peruse the new clubhouse gear and pick out your favorites from the bunch to spice up your space! 🏡

 

New Clubhouse Gear

 

Speaking of store items, as a friendly reminder, the Baron’s Red October costume contest ends tomorrow! This special Halloween edition of the monthly costume contests will have six winning costumes that will be brought to life and become available to all players (for free!!) through the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities! For more information, read HERE! Submit your costume designs through the submissions page by tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14th at 8pm PST/11 pm EST to enter the Baron’s Red October costume competition!

 

That’s all for this week, folks! Keep an eye out for upcoming news about special events celebrating Poptropica’s 14th birthday and most importantly, YOU

Friday, September 10, 2021

Horsin' around with My Little Pony! ✨🐴🌈

Ponies are taking over Poptropica! As the release of My Little Pony on Netflix approaches, the pony posse has taken a detour to our islands. The pressure of being in the spotlight must be NEIGHING on them, because they’re here to SADDLE down and relax before their next big premier. Use the map to join Sunny, Pip, and the rest of the My Little Pony crew in a fun race to the finish line! 🏇

 

My Little Pony on the mapSunny and Pip invite you to play!

 

Complete “Race to the End!” by galloping along the path to reunite with your friends beyond the meadow. Finish the race and earn three free My Little Pony themed rewards! Watch out for obstacles on the racetrack, crashing into them will hurt! If you collide with six different objects, you’ll have to start again.

 

"Race to the End" mini game

 

Congrats! You crossed the finish line! As a reward, you’ll receive the whimsical Izzy Outfit, Pip Follower, and Sunny Follower! Customize your Popsona with the long, blue mane and unicorn horn from your new Izzy Outfit and live out your fantasy!

 

You made it!Izzy Outfit

 

The new Pip and Sunny Followers each have their own hidden talents to navigate the elements! Pip the Pegasus takes to the sky to follow you wherever you go, while Sunny prefers rollerblading!

 

Sunny and Pip followers

 

It’s amazing having the My Little Pony crew around Poptropica. They fit right in! That reminds us… Does Amelia know about this?! Has she HERD about the magical creatures around Poptropica? She’s going to FLIP when she learns there's a unicorn in her backyard! Fortunately, the ponies will be sticking around for a short time before they leave on their next adventure. Trot on over and play My Little Pony’s mini game to win their colorful rewards! 🦄🦄

 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Guest Blog: Poptropica Sticker Haul ✨ ft. Slanted Fish 🐠

Hey Poptropicans, we’re back with more merch to review! In addition to the lovely Dr. Hare button, I also ordered some stickers from the official Poptropica Zazzle store. Check out the haul:

 

Poptropica Stickers

 

The stickers were custom made by Zazzle and arrived in a cardboard envelope.

As you can see, I got six stickers: the 8-bit Dr. Hare and Dr. Beev from Hoptropica, the iconic Poptropica blimp, the classic Time Tangled Island, the mid-stage Survival Island, and the fresh Fairytale Island. 🏝

 

The Zazzle store has plenty more stickers, though, including logos of fictional businesses, and beloved characters from Fairytale Island. 🐺

 

At a couple dollars apiece, and with Zazzle’s constant sales, the total of my six stickers came out to around US$12 (not counting international shipping, which was another ~$7 for me). If it’s your first time, you can get a free trial of Zazzle Black, which gives you free shipping in the US.

 

Anyway, on with the review! I’ll be going through these based on where I decided to stick these adhesive beauties. Let’s start with my laptop, where I placed Dr. Hare with Survival Island. 🐰🌩 (Hey, if this bunny can fling himself to space, he can hop anywhere and survive!)

 

Poptropica stickers on laptopPoptropica stickers on Slanted Fish's laptop

Love the color combos here! Still, each sticker ran smaller than I’d anticipated: Dr. Hare was supposed to be 2″x2″, but was more like 1.25″x1.25″, while Survival Island was meant to be 3″x3″, but ended up 2.5″x1.75″. So if you’re planning to order a sticker, keep that in mind when you’re deciding what size to get! (Size options range from a tiny 2″x2″ to an extra-large 14″x14.”)

 

Next up we have the Dr. Beev sticker! As with the above, Beev was supposed to be 2″x2″, but in reality was closer to 1.75″x1.25″. He was also the only one which I got printed on glossy transparent paper, so the white parts are negated and you can see through to the surface where he’s placed—in this case, my green iPad. Looking good!

 

Leave it to Beev

Leave it to Beev.

 

Finally, we have the blimp and two more island stickers, Time Tangled and Fairytale. These are printed on regular matte white paper, so they come with a white outline. (You can choose the paper.)

 

Again, size runs small: the blimp was meant to be 2″x2″ but was really 1.5″x1.25″, while the islands were both supposedly 3″x3″ but varied, with Time Tangled being 2.5″x2″ and Fairytale being 2.5″x3″. Clearly the design shapes the size, with Fairytale looking large in its max height of 3″ while Time Tangled has a flatter design and ends up shorter.

 

Anyway, I plastered these pretty pieces onto my cardboard file boxes. Now I can go through my files like I’m traveling through the islands!

 

Slanted Fish's sticker placementSlanted Fish's sticker placement

use, and will look great wherever you want to stick them. 💫

Thanks to the Poptropica Creators for sponsoring this post! And thanks for sticking with me through this sticker haul review. Stay awesome!

 

For more about all the Poptropica merch that exists, from Zazzle to beyond with toys and more, check out the PHB’s Merchandise Guide. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Baron’s Red October costume contest is coming to a close! 🎃

The Baron's Red October Costume Contest

 

Not only is this month’s costume round a special Halloween installment, but the Baron’s Red October event is especially exciting because the contest won’t just have one lucky winner… THERE WILL BE SIX! Design your own unique costume idea for the chance to be one of the six winning costumes offered as free, limited time items within the game itself! Your odds are better than ever.  To participate in the Baron’s Red October event, please enter your costume designs by this Tuesday, Spetember 14th, at 8pm PST through the submissions portal. The deadline is only 5 days away!

 

 

As a reminder:

 

  • Your costume submission should be original.
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything! Just make sure to put your own twist on it!
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica Costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate or using previous store costumes. Where’s the fun in that?
  • Do not include any personal or identifying information.
  • There is a 3 entry maximum per person each month.

 

Perhaps you’re in need of a little inspiration? Here’s a sneak peek of just a few contest submissions we’ve received from your fellow Poptropicans that might give you the kick start you’re looking for!

 

Pink Singer's costume design

by Pink Singer

 

The Tragic Puppet by Smart Sinker

“The Tragic Puppet” by Smart Sinker

 

Hungry Kung Fu Warrior by Shiny Fang

“Hungry Kung Fu Warrior” by Shiny Fang

 

The Invisible Man by Gentle Carrot

“The Invisible Man” by Gentle Carrot

 

Flashy Werewolf by Neat Gamer

“Flashy Werewolf” by Neat Gamer

 

But don’t be discouraged if you’re unable to enter the Baron’s Red October contest or your design was not chosen this month! Poptropica is hosting new rounds of costume contests every month – there’s no shortage of ways you can visibly contribute to the game! Each month is another opportunity to see your artwork brought to life and shared with millions of players within the Pop community!

 

Ghould luck, Poptropicans! 👻

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Guest Blog: The Perfect Spotlight by Invisible Ring! 🔦💍

Salutations, Poptropicans!

 

We’re back in Poptropica Month, the month where Poptropica Youtube masterpieces come out like never before! But I’ve got a question for you. Have you ever wondered what Poptropica would be like if it had its own movies and TV shows? 

 

Invisible Ring - The Perfect Spotlight 1

 

As I read on CEO interviews on the Poptropica Help Blog, Poptropica has never made its own shows or movies, but they’ve always kept this idea in mind. However, one of the members of PHB’s discord server, the Poptropica Help Chat, introduced me to a series of fan-made movies, tv shows, and all sorts of cool Poptropica stuff made by one INGENIOUS poptropican known as Perfect Sky.

 

Invisible Ring -  The Perfect Spotlight 2

 

Have any of you ever heard of Perfect Sky? If not, that’s understandable. If I hadn’t been to the PHC, I never would have found out about her either. She stopped making new videos years ago due to the rapid changes in the world of Poptropica, but she made a whole TON of them while she could. I've seen almost all of them now, and although they were simple, they were among the most unique, entertaining, creative, and hilarious Poptropica fandom creations I have ever seen. It’s extremely underrated in my book. 

 

Invisible Ring - The Perfect Spotlight 3

 

Although she stopped making new content years ago, I believe her place in Poptropica was one-of-a-kind, just like the gameplay master Thinknoodles, and our very own Pop Month founders, the Dimension Bros! Let's give all of these geniuses a hand, shall we?


 

So are you looking for some fun, Poptropica fandom? Are you having a hard time finding something on TV? Are you looking for more videos than what’s on the Poptropica Month playlists so far? Then grab your popcorn, click this youtube link, check out her channel, and get watching, ‘cause I think you’re gonna like it! 

 

Invisible Ring - The Perfect Spotlight 4

 

NOTE: All images come from the productions of Perfect Sky. I do not own these images; they are for showcasing purposes only.

 

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Poptropica is celebrating its 14th birthday this month! 🎂🎉🥳

Poptropica's 14th Birthday

 

Can you believe it’s been 14 years already? FOURTEEN! And what an adventure it's been! From everyone on the Creators’ Team, we want to thank you for your incredible love and support over the past 14 years – we sincerely appreciate every single one of you. 💙

 

Of course, we’re absolutely delighted to celebrate yet another year of Poptropica with the community. In honor of Pop’s anniversary, we are thrilled to announce that the game will be hosting a variety of birthday festivities for ALL players! Throughout the month of September, players will have access to exclusive, FREE costumes (like the Big Cake costume in the Cabin of Curiosities), generous credit opportunities, and rereleased mini games from Pop’s past, as a way to commemorate our most recent milestone!

 

Show your love for all things Poptropica and take to Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok, or become a member of our guest blogging team to join in on the fun! Make your own Pop-inspired videos, fan art, memes, or written posts (anything age appropriate) and share your work with us via the submissions page or by tagging us on social media for the chance to be showcased in our birthday exhibition. The team will be picking some of our favorites to be featured throughout the remainder of September, so don’t be shy! 

 

Stay tuned for more updates about the special, upcoming birthday happenings and the community’s contributions to the celebration! We can't wait to se how you plan on participating in the festivities and what surpises this anninversary may bring along. The excitement around HQ is electrifying! ⚡️

 

Best of luck, Poptropicans! 🤩 🤞