Monday, September 27, 2021

Costumes, costumes, costumes! New street styles and the Baron's bountiful Red October! 🚨

Good morning, Poptropicans! Amelia has already restocked Adventure Outfitters’ storefront with a bunch of returning favorites and new athletic attire, fit for an Olympian (or anyone wanting to look the part). Let's see how these threads pop off!

 

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This week’s store update adds the Street Style costume to the ranks! For 250 credits, members can deck their Popsona out in true skater fashion with the costume’s tie-dyed tee, black jeans, striped skateboard, and Olympic gold medal. Street Style joins the store’s collection of Olympic-inspired athletic gear and celebrates the debut of skateboarding as an official sport in the summer games. Grab your board and get ready to shred, because you’re going for gold!  

 

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AAAAAND, in other news, the results for the Baron’s Red October costume contest are in!

 

It was an impossibly difficult decision to choose between all of your phenomenal costume ideas – we wish we could include everyone’s designs in the game. Don’t let these contests discourage you from creating and designing costumes that you want to see in the game! You never know what next month might hold. Special thanks to everyone that participated in this month’s Halloween themed contest!

 

Now, without further ado, let’s put our hands together for your fellow Poptropicans and their winning costume ideas! 

 

Heart Witch by Big Rider

 

Heart Witch by Big Rider

 

 

Zombie Nerd by Cheerful Boot

 

Zombie Nerd by Cheerful Boot

 

Pumpkin Punk by Gentle Dolphin

 

Pumpkin Punk by Gentle Dolphin

 

Midnight Kitten by Quiet Crumb

 

Midnight Kitten by Quiet Crumb

 

 

Phantom by Maroon Cloud

 

Phantom by Maroon Cloud

 

Will-o-wisp by Sleepy Biker

 

Will-O’-Wisp by Sleepy Biker

 

Congratulations to the Hallowinners of September’s contest round!

 

These six costumes will be available for FREE during the Baron’s visit to Home Island during Red October for ALL players. As a special surprise, the Baron will be haunting Home Island for the entire month of October! You’ll have a full month to explore the Airship, claim your free costumes, and interact with other players on the vessel’s common room-style deck.

 

Did we mention that the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities is also stowing other fun treats from the Ghost of Poptropica Past? Let’s hope the Baron isn’t in the mood for any tricks… Pop into Home Island to catch a sighting of the Baron’s Airship touching down and be one of the first to snag the free Halloween merch from the Cabin!

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

ARE YOU READY TO RUMPEL?! 😈🪄🏰

Great news, Poptropicans! The newest side quest has arrived! 🎉

 

Rumpel's Challenge Side Quest

 

Rumpel’s Challenge picks up where we last left off on Fairy Tale Island! After wreaking havoc on the citizens of Fairy Tale, Rumpelstiltskin returns to the scene of his crimes. This time, the magic man challenges Poptropicans to search for answers – but he’s not going to make it easy for us.

 

Will Rumpel’s Challenge return Fairy Tale Island to its former glory? Does he know where the king is? Is Rumpelstiltskin scheming to steal more happy endings? Is this quest real or is the magic man having more fun at our expense? Unfortunately, the only one with the answers we’re looking has been rather unhelpful in the past…

 

Members can accept Rumpel’s Challenge beginning today! Rumpel only appears to those that have completed the island’s initial quests. So, if you haven’t already, visit Fairy Tale to earn your island medallion before accepting the magic man’s side quest.

 

Prepare for a wild journey, exploring places both new and old! One last tip: tread lightly. You never know what Rumpelstiltskin has up his sleeve.

 

You’ve got this, Poptropicans!  

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

OPEN CALL: Guest Writers for the Poptropica Blog! ✍️✍️

Today’s the first day of autumn – happy fall, y’all! Can you feel it in the air? 🍂

 

As summer is coming to a close, we’re reminded that it’s been a hot minute since we last invited you to get involved with the Official Poptropica Blog! It seems like everyday, there's more AMAZING Poptropica content (Poptropicontent?) that you are contributing, especially this past month! With that in mind, we want to extend the opportunity to the ENTIRE Poptropica community to publish your own original work on the Creators’ Blog!

Wanted: Guest Bloggers

 

  • Are you a lover of all things Poptropica?

 

  • Do you have an in-depth knowledge of Poptropica’s lore? Do you ever analyze characters and their storylines? Maybe you have an overwhelming gut feeling that you caught a detail nobody else did?

 

  • Do you have a habit of doodling in Pop style? Writing alternate endings to past islands? Or are you skilled in recording your own island walkthroughs?

 

  • Do you want to share your personal experience with the game and community?

 

  • Are you looking for a platform to share your love and excitement for Poptropica and upcoming releases?! Would you like to give your first impressions of the in-game updates?

 

If so, you may be a great fit to be a guest writer on the Official Poptropica Blog!

 

If you're interested in being a guest writer (and are over 13 years old), submit a quick answer on why you think you'd be a great contributor to the blog and what you would like to write about! Your content can be anything Poptropica related! You are more than welcome to write a guest blog, film your own video, or draw. As long as you create it, we want to see it!! Be sure to include your or your parent's email address so we can contact you. Please note that you may only submit 1 guest post per month.

 

Even if you’re a younger Poptropican under the age of 13, you can still participate! However, you must only submit your finalized guest blog post through the submissions page for review. Please include your Poptropican name in your entry (i.e. Green Snowball, Long Turtle, etc.), but do not include any other identifying information or an email address – we will not directly contact players under 13. 

 

Thanks for your interest in joining the guest blogging lineup, Poptropicans! It’s incredibly exciting to see what ways you want to get involved with the community. Looking forward to reading through your submissions, best of luck! 💙🤞

Monday, September 20, 2021

NEW Adventure Outfitters update puts pets at the fur-front! 🐶🐈

Welcome back and happy Monday, Poptropicans!

 

Hopefully you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to tackle this week head on! As always, Mondays mean it’s time for another round of inventory updates, and today’s release is a fun one! Why don’t we pop in and see what Amelia has in store for us? 👀🛍

 

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The newest costume added to Adventure Outfitters’ inventory is the 90’s Vertical outfit! Dress your best for school and channel the 90’s with this costume! Don the multicolored striped shirt, light wash jeans, blue backpack, and wavy ‘do before heading out the door. Add the 90’s Vertical costume to your wardrobe for 200 credits!

 

90's Vertical costume

 

Fortunately, there are more recently released store items left to explore! Onto the pet section!

 

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Adventure Outfitters also dropped some exciting, new pet costumes that are sure to be showstoppers! The Zebra Bucket, Mighty Hero, Princess Dress pet costumes are available to all players for 75 credits. Members can also purchase the Leopard Growl and Princess Hat outfits for 75 credits! 

 

New pet costumes

 

What’s your favorite pet costume (new or old)? Does the latest pet gear topple your usual go-to pick? And with that, that marks the end of this this week’s Adventure Outfitters update! Tune back in next Monday to see what the next inventory update brings to Poptropica! 🤩👔

Friday, September 17, 2021

Shoutout to these pop-ular Poptropicans! 👩‍🎨📹🤩

Over the past couple weeks, there has been a number of fantastic fan art pieces and Poptropica themed videos shared with us and uploaded to Youtube! Shall we take a look at some of the community’s recent creations? 👀💙

 

In celebration of Poptropica’s 14th birthday, Sleepy Biker submitted several pieces of fan art, featuring some of Pop’s leading ladies! First up, Sleepy Biker’s festive cake illustration is too cute! Amelia’s excitement is contagious! Her smile and eager pose seem like she’s waiting for one last picture, before blowing out the candles to make her wish. Makes you wonder what she wished for…

 

Sleepy Biker's 14th Birthday Fan Art

 

Sleepy Biker’s second piece of fan art draws inspiration from a famous band of brothers, Mario and Luigi. But this Poptropican takes it a step further by replacing the bros with Amelia and the Baron! Although each consider the other to be their nemesis, these key characters seem like they’d make quite the pair!

 

Sleepy Biker's Fan Art - featuring Amelia and the Baron

 

It’s-a-me, Amelia!

 

Friendly Feather also sent in a portrait of the Baron discovering Amelia’s secret obsession! Unsurprisingly, the Baron doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of her foe favoring unicorns and stuffed animals. Armed with this incri-mane-ating information, the Baron isn’t going to just let Amelia’s newfound dork status go.

 

Friendly Feather's Fan Art - the Baron finding out about Amelia's love for unicorns

 

Last but not least, Red Toes’ fan art features another hilarious take on Amelia’s recent mini quest! If you wondered what would happen if Myron Van Buren located the lost cargo before you, you’re not alone! Red Toes has you covered. In this scenario, cuteness ensues. Myron Van Buren can be found snuggling in bed with his new unicorn toys, while Winston questions the amount of unicorn plushies that is acceptable for a middle-aged, homicidal hunter. For once, we’re gonna have to side with Myron on this one.

 

Red Toes' Fan Art - Amelia and MVB mini quest crossover

 

Now, onto a few fun videos!

 

First off, the Youtube channel IHateFridays (also known as Magic Snowball) released a fun video called “My feelings about Poptropica.” The video is set to a speed drawing of the artist’s Popsona, Magic Snowball, fighting the infamous Betty Jetty on Super Power Island. IHateFridays offers some useful background info surrounding Poptropica and its history, before diving into their favorite islands.

 

 

Towards the end, IHateFridays also shares their own Poptropica fanfiction work, Home Again. IHateFridays’ Pop-themed fanfic is linked in the description below their video – check it out!!

 

TheOrangeHelium recently dropped a video titled “Taking Poptropica Quizzes but I’m Dumb,”  highlighting their Poptropica knowledge! (For the record, TheOrangeHelium is anything but dumb!w) The quizzes include trivia questions about past lore, characters’ roles, islands, and other pop-culture references surrounding Poptropica!

 

 

Based on their answers, TheOrangeHelium is a “grand master at the game” and only answered 1 multiple choice question wrong – excellent memory! Shoutout to TheOrangeHelium for showcasing their Pop knowledge!

 

In recent weeks, Invisible Ring has been hard at work creating Poptropica videos! Among their new uploads, Invisible Ring posted several videos detailing her Megatropolis Dream Island project! The Megatropolis videos are illustrated comic book style, complete with drawings, dialogue, and an extensive storyline!

 

 

Join in on the adventure! Viisit Invisible Ring’s Youtube channel to watch their complete Megatropolis Dream Island saga, as well as plenty of other Poptropica videos!

 


 

That’s it for this fan highlight reel, Poptropicans! Let's give a huge round of applause to Sleepy Biker, Friendly Feather, Red Toes, IHateFridays, TheOrangeHelium, Invisible Ring, and other Poptropicans that have put in the time and effort to create something this month! Please be aware, this is not a comprehensive list of recent fan content. Although we’ve only touched the surface of recent fan art pieces and Youtube videos, there are plenty more to share! We’ll be spotlighting more fan-made art and other content very soon! If you’d like to share or suggest Poptropican-produced work, drop a link in our submissions page or tag us on social media!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Boo-yah! The Baron's Red October Costume Contest Submissions Video is out NOW! 🎃☠️

Happy Friday, Poptropicans! Fall is in the air and Halloween is right around the corner!  

 

It’s an autumn time to share that the Baron’s Red October Costume Contest submissions are in! Check out our latest Youtube video to see all of the spook-tacular costume designs submitted by your fellow Poptropicans! Grab your popcorn and settle in for a ghoul-d time! 👻

 

 

You’ve designed a huge variety of Halloween costumes, which makes this contest round that much harder! Many of your costumes are adorably cute or are hilariously relevant to the game. Some costume designs actually gave us the heebie-jeebies and really got us in the Halloween spirit! Whatever category your costume falls into, your responses to the Baron’s Red October costume contest are eerie-sistable! You blew us away again! Well done, Poptropicans!! 🎉🎉

 

The Team is sorting through the designs as we speak! Six winners will be chosen for the Baron’s special event, witch launches after her return during Red October! During her visit to Home Island, all players will be able to purchase the winning costumes from the Baron’s Airship for FREE! Stick around for the winners’ announcement (coming soon!) to see which costumes will be haunting the Cabin of Curiosities!

 

Don’t miss out on the fang-tastic tricks and treats that are coming your way this October! But until then… Creep it real, y’all! 🕷

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The story continues! 🏰✨

Fairy soon, you’ll have the chance to dig deeper into the story unfolding in Fairytale Island! 🧚‍♀️

 

Rumpel's Challenge Side Quest

 

Rumpel’s Challenge is a new, members-only side quest that continues the tale and explores the unanswered questions left behind by Rumpelstiltskin! Much like his arrival, the magic man vanished in a mysterious frenzy, upending lives and stealing happy endings. There’s been talk about the fates of the still missing king, permanently weeping prince, and the island's nervous citizens. But this story is far from over. Some may have reclaimed their good fortune, but that doesn’t mean all the people of Fairytale Island will get to live happily ever after.

 

Luckily, it won’t be long until the newest installment of Fairytale Island is released! It’s almost time to revisit the whimsical world and embark on another adventure. Prepare to come face to face with Rumpelstiltskin himself in Rumpel’s Challenge! But, remember to heed Amelia’s warning – “never trust a magic man.” 

 

In the meantime, here’s a small sneak peek into the future of Fairytale! Hmm… who might this be?!

 

Unknown Poptropican

 

Do you have any theories about this Poptropican?  What does she have to do with Fairytale Island? Will things ever go to normal? Is the prince still crying? The possibilities are endless when Rumpelstiltskin is involved… 

 

We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds for this fabled kingdom! 👑🏰

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! 🎖