Monday, January 24, 2022

PoptropiCon, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert will be returning on January 27th 🦹‍♀️

It’s official, y’all! We’re less than a week out from the rerelease of another episode of PoptropiCon! Prepare for the island’s next installment by revisiting Episode 1: Line Forms Here! First and foremost, you’ll need a ticket to get into the sold-out convention. Can you find a way into the most exciting event of the year?

 

PoptropiCon Episode 2: Spoiler Alert

 

PoptropiCon, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert will be released to members Thursday, January 27th, on desktop and mobile! Before you know it, Poptropicans everywhere will be returning to the convention center. And this time, we’re finally getting in! Get ready to explore the huge expo hall, join the event’s costume contest, and face off with other superfans in a little friendly competition!

 

Brace yourselves, adventurers. The action is about to get real!

 


 

Countdown to PoptropiCon 2: 3 DAYS! 🦸‍♂️

Monday, January 24, 2022

Store Update: New Snow Styles and (Poptropi)Con-worthy costumes! ❄️

Good morning, Poptropicans! Happy Monday!

 

Good morning, starshine! The Earth says hello.

 

This week’s shop update is a short and sweet one! Let’s jump right in.

 

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Adventure Outfitters is now offering the super cute Sparkling Snow outfit (200 credits)! All players can layer up with the chic costume’s tan turtleneck, gold necklace, brown pants, and cream coat for a trendy look, or use individual clothing pieces to elevate your favorite styles!

 

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Don’t forget, Adventure Outfitters still has the special PoptropiCon merch on sale! Scoop up some action figures to decorate your clubhouse and add a Con-worthy costume or two (maybe even 5?) to your wardrobe. The Trash Collector, Cool Blade Ninja, Dirt Clod, Mutton Chops, and Large Fry costumes are a part of AO’s limited time inventory. Secure your favorite sci-fi costumes before they’re sold out!

 

That’s wraps up this week’s shop update! How are you gearing up for this week’s return of PoptropiCon, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert? Have you curated the costume you’re planning on wearing to the big event? It’s almost time to suit up! 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️🎉

Friday, January 21, 2022

WITNESS GREATNESS: Take a peek at all of January's costume designs! 👀

What’s crack-a-lackin’, Poptropicans? Happy Friday, we made it through another week! 🎉

 

As you know, January’s costume contest ended earlier this week. This month’s submissions have been wonderful and impossibly imaginative – it’s a real treat. Thank you to everyone who participated! The Team absolutely loves seeing your awesome creativity in action!

 

Right now, the Team is deliberating and casting their votes to determine this month’s winner. In the meantime, let's take a look at the entire roundup of January’s costume designs! You need to see all of the incredible talent your fellow Poptropicans have to offer! 🤩

 

 

As always, these decisions are super tough. We wish we could turn every single one of your designs into in-game costumes! Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

 

It’s important to note: don’t be discouraged if your costume isn’t chosen this month! We highly encourage you to continue sending in your original designs! They don’t have to be completely new outfit ideas either. You’re more than welcome to enter your favorite designs that you’ve already submitted in past contests!

 

Thank you for sharing all your hard work with the Pop community! Good luck, everyone! Stay tuned for January’s design reveal (coming soon!) and the start of next month’s costume contest. The Baron’s Airship will be back in town at the beginning of February, carrying exclusive treasures and the free, winning costume! Don’t miss out on the Baron’s limited time bounty!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Guest Blog: Poptropica Tribes Are NOT Dead! by Golden Crown 👑🌟

Hey, Poptropicans, and happy New Year! Golden Crown here with a very interesting Poptropica observation!

 

While there are many Poptropica traditions I’m sure you miss, there is one, in particular, that was recently brought back to my attention: Tribes! Do you know what the Poptropica Tribes are? Here is Busy Hopper’s description of Tribes:

 

“Back in the days of old Poptropica, the Poptropicans were put into tribes. There were the Nanobots, the Yellowjackets, the Wildfires, the Pathfinders, the Seraphim, the Nightcrawlers, the Flying Squid, and the Black Flags. Back then, you got to hang out in the tribal rooms, adjust your tribe on the friends’ page (customizable page with all your info on it), and compete on an island called the Poptropolis Games, where all the representatives of each tribe compete in simple challenges (diving, hurdles, etc.) to win glory for their tribe. Recently, almost everything related to the tribes disappeared, and people stopped caring about what tribe they were in. Tribes were a big part of Poptropica, and many players have agreed to help restore the importance of the tribes.”

 - Busy Hopper                                                                                                                     

 

Golden Crown wearing a Pathfinders outfit

Me, Golden Crown, Wearing a Pathfinders’ Outfit!

 

The Poptropolis Games were a huge part of Poptropica way back when, and everyone misses Tribes. However, just because the Poptropolis Games are no longer around, that doesn’t mean Tribes bit the dust. 

 

I’m sure that we’re all familiar with the function after you complete an island that allows you to find your rank in comparison to other players for that island.                     

 

Golden Crown - Finding your Poptropica Rank

 

To find your rank, you have to put in your username. Once it has been put in, it will show you your rank, but did you ever realize that it also shows your Poptropica Tribe?

 

Golden Crown's rank and tribe

There it is! Pathfinders! It’s right there in blue and yellow.

 

What do you think? Could this be a foreshadowing of what is to come? Maybe you've been playing Poptropica for a while, and already have a tribe! If you haven't, choose one by looking at the links at the bottom of this post. If you want to be a Pathfinder, like me, come to my clubhouse and friend me! My username is SisiVince1. Dress up in your tribe's colors!  Please be mindful that we are trying to bring tribes back for the purpose of rebuilding our Pop community and bringing back a wonderful Poptropica tradition, not to create conflict between Poptropicans.

 

Keep Popping on, Poptropicans!

 

- Golden Crown 👑

 


 

For more info about Poptropica’s tribes, check out the PHB’s Tribe page!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

SHOP UPDATE: Winter wear for you and your pet!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hope you’re staying safe and warm out there. This week’s shop update is doozy! Let’s drop into Adventure Outfitters to see the latest merch, shall we? 

 

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The newest costume to hit the racks is the Tough Tundra outfit (250 credits)! Members can add the layered hoodie and jean jacket combo for a cool but casual look. 🥶

 

Over in the pet section, three new styles have joined the roster for the week!

 

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All players can add the Polar Bear outfit and Snowboard Goggles to your pet’s closet for 75 credits each! The Polar Bear outfit is unbearably cute. Bundle your bestie in the white hooded sweater to turn your fluffy friend into an arctic beast! Not really your style? Accessorize your pet with the Snowboard Goggles! Whether you’re hitting the slopes near Survival Island or just cruising around the map, your pet is looking fresh for any adventure. 🏂

 

Last but not least, members can also outfit their pets in a grey Puffy Jacket (75 credits)! Keep your pet snuggly and warm! Use the puffy jacket on its own or pair it with another accessory (like the Snowboard Goggles?) for an extra personal touch.

 


 

That wraps up this week’s shop update! Stop by Adventure Outfitters on Home Island’s Mainstreet to snag this season’s latest winter wear. Stay warm, Poptropicans! 🌡

Friday, January 14, 2022

A Closer Look: A Guide to the Blitz on the Fritz Side Quest 🔍🐝

What a week it’s been! Just in the past couple of days, Goofball Island’s side quest sequel was released, the Poptropica mobile apps have been updated, and news of PoptropiCon, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert’s return to Pop made headlines! If you’re curious about the Blitz on the Fritz side quest, here’s a quick guide detailing the chaos!

 


 

To begin the Blitz on the Fritz side quest, you can travel to Goofball Island directly or you can meet up with a unicycling Mayor Naise on Home Island who will escort you to Goofball himself. In order to accept the quest, you must have already received your island medallion.

 

A Unicycling Mayor Naise on Home IslandGoofball Medallion

 

Once on Goofball’s Mainstreet, you’ll find Katie Dare waiting outside her Hive News van. She’s looking for “bold, young hero that has what it takes to save the day.” Sound like anyone you know? If you match the description, you’re on the job! Into the news van we go!

 

Blitz on the Fritz intro pop upKatie Dare and the Hive News Van on Goofball Island

 

Inside the reporter’s van, there’s tons to take in! The walls are covered displays showing six Bee Bots’ status, screens recording altered versions of islands, and. Although Zip, Honey, Flit, Chad, and Queen bees are working smoothly, Blitz is definitely on the Fritz. Blitz has gone rogue! 

 

Inside the Hive News van

 

Apparently, Katie Dare was getting restless with all of the peace around Poptropica. In an attempt to conjure buzzworthy news, Miss Dare gave Blitz, a camera Bee Bot, a blandifying device. Now, Blitz is on a mission to blandify and goofify the other islands.

 

Katie Dare explaining Blitz inside Hive News van

 

As of now, Fairytale and Mythology Islands have gotten a dull transformation, while Survival and Escape from Pelican Rock appear wild and wacky. You must normalize the islands and restore them to their former glory!

 

Bland FairytaleGoofy Escape from Pelican RockBland Mythology IslandGoofy Survival

 

Click on each island screen to begin. Move your cursor to remove the bland and goofy makeovers, all the while the camera bot continues its chaos. You’ll have 1 minute to erase Blitz’s mess on each island. Secure at least 50% of the island’s normal appearance during that time, and you’ve successfully completed that stage! Do this for all 4 islands to transform the affected areas into their ordinary appearance!

 

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After normalizing Fairytale, Survival, Mythology, and Escape from Pelican Rock, Blitz’s battery is empty. Congratulations, you’ve saved the day once again! As a thank you for your trouble, Katie Dare rewards you with 2,000 credits and a Zip Follower! Thanks for your help, hive five’s all around! 🥳

 

Blitz on the Fritz side quest completedZip Follower

 

That wraps up the Blitz on the Fritz side quest? What did you think of the bland and goofy versions of the islands? Do you think any packed in the glitz and glamour, or do you prefer the original island designs? Care to share your opinions/first impressions about the quest? Does Katie Dare have you feeling some type of way? How about Blitz or the unicycling Mayor? As always, you’re welcome to drop your thoughts in the comments below for other players to see! 👀

 

Thanks for stopping by Popstars! Happy Friday everyone, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Important Announcement: A new app update is available!

Hey there, Poptropicans!

 

Big things are happening at Pop HQ! The Team’s been spending long hours working on the game! It seems like at least one office’s light is on at any given time and the coffee pot’s drained mere seconds after a fresh batch has been made. Although we can’t share everything as it’s happening, we have some exciting news that we’re thrilled to share with you! Let’s bring everyone up to speed.

 

Most importantly, THE POPTROPICA MOBILE APPS HAVE BEEN UPDATED!! Now, the game’s web and mobile versions are exactly the same📲

 

Update your Poptropica app (App Store; Google Play) to play upcoming special events and releases on mobile! You can also play Goofball and Fairytale Island 2021’s dream islands are available to ALL PLAYERS! The new synchronized versions of Poptropica allow us to release new content (future islands, Baron visits, and special events) and give you easier access to your player profile across all platforms. The mobile app’s character costumizer has also been revamped to match the web display!

 

The update improves our Team’s ability to address individual players’ experience. Having several versions of the game required high volumes of maintenance per player. The previously unsynchronized game prevented our Team from updating mobile to include recent releases and limited time special events. Although the mobile app’s update included some unpopular changes, we can now focus on bringing you a new and improved experience!

 

In fact, we’ve been working on several projects that we’re delighted to be able to share! Here’s one we’re sure you’ve all been waiting for…

 

Episode 2 of PoptropiCon will be coming to desktop and mobile later this month!! Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert ushers us inside the convention – through a catapult and broken window. But even that’s not enough to ruin the day! Prepare to head inside to get the full Con feel, complete with superhero squads, trading cards, and costume contest!

 

 

In addition to PoptropiCon: Spoiler Alert, we’re pleased to announce that Secret of the Jade Scarab, 2021’s final dream island, is also in development for ALL PLAYERS! WOOO! 🥳

 

To recap – update your mobile app to access future releases, limited time special events, and the store’s weekly inventory changes! 

 

That's all for today's news, Poptropicans! Hope you have a wonderful day! 💙

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Guest Post: Grapple-Pap Side Quest and Peanuts by Young Rider 🏇🤩

Hi Poptropicans, It’s Young Rider here with a whole new spark!! First off, have you guys heard of the new Grapple-Pap Quest? I just played it today and it was really fun and cheerful!! If you haven’t, I apologize conveniently but I can’t spoil it for you! But you can find the POV playthrough video here. Also, I can give sneak peeks!! You can find the island on the map!

 

Grapple-Pap on the map by Young Rider

 

Here are the sneak peek pics: 

 

Young Rider playing the Grapple-Gift side questMeeting new Poptropicans with Young RiderGrapple-Pap double dutch by Young RiderYoung Rider outside of Clareta's CabinIce skating with Young Rider

 

And in the end, you get rewarded something special (You also get another gift which can be sickening sometimes)!

 

A sickening Grapple-PopGrapple-Gift quest completed!

 

Oh, the money, and the sickening gift, I’m fired up! Now, who remembers the Great Pumpkin Island? (photo credit here)

 

Great Pumpkin IslandGreat Pumpkin Island gameplay

 

This was a Peanuts-island based off of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (10/27/1966)” released 11 years ago on September 30th, 2010. It was all about trick-or-treating, parties, Halloween, and of course…. waiting in a pumpkin patch for a gifting-pumpkin figure.

 

Now, who remembers good old Linus?

 

Linus from the Peanuts gang

 

What do you think Linus is doing now? What shenanigan or schemes is he up to? Let me know what you think in the comments below. 👇👇

 

Also, I incredibly apologize for sending this post late, this post was supposed to be sent on December 18th but was delayed. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

 

- Young Rider