Friday, July 23, 2021

Guest Blog: Poptropica Merch Review! Time Tangled Wall Clock ⏱🗽by Dangerous Dragon

(Note: Dangerous Dragon is under 13 years old. The post was edited by Slanted Fish.)

 

Hey Poptropicans, DD here! I was invited by the PHB to do a merch review, and since they had a gift card from the Pop Creators, they sent me a free Time Tangled wall clock. I just want to say thank you!

 

The clock is available for US$32.95 on Poptropica’s Zazzle shop and matches the time device on Time Tangled Island.

 

Time device on Time Tangled Island in Poptropica

Time device on Time Tangled Island in Poptropica

Time Device IRL!

Time device IRL!

 

The clock arrived in a parcel and was covered with plastic covering to keep it protected. Looks pretty sweet!

 

After you’ve gazed at the beautiful clock, you need to get it working. To do that, add an AA battery to the back of the clock. That should get the clock ticking away! You can also adjust the clock hands from the back so that it shows your local time.

 

Clock after opening the package

Admiring it after opening the package

Back of clock

Adjust the time by rotating the wheel on the back

 

Now to display the clock, you just need to get a nail and use it to hang the clock on the wall. There’s your Time Tangled clock!

 

Time Tangled clock on the wall

 

A couple of comments: I think there could be numbers on the clock, since it lacks that. Also, it might be better with a protective covering around the clock so that it doesn’t get dusty. Overall, it is stylish!

 

That’s the end of this review. Bye friends!

 

Keep Poppin,
DD
💜

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Introducing: A NEW Coloring Creations Challenge! 👀🎨

The entire Creators’ Team has taken their first look at all of July’s costume contest design entries! Once again, we’re over the moon to see your enthusiasm and unique approaches to your costume ideas – the creativity is UNBELIEVABLE! The Pop community has blown us away! Not only have you gone above and beyond in styling your costumes, but the volume of responses has grown massively!  

 

However, with great power comes great responsibility. The team is currently sifting through all of the submissions and voting on which costumes will be brought to life and included in the Cabin of Curiosities during the Baron’s next visit to Home Island! Because of the high volume of participants, we will be announcing the winners of July’s costume contest sometime in the next two weeks, after everyone on the Team has a chance to cast their votes and the winning designs have been Pop-ified!

 

In the meantime, who’s down to see more of what the Poptropica community has to offer?! There’s an enormous amount of artistry and talent among our players, that we’d like to celebrate and share within the fanbase. SOOO, in the spirit of friendship, we invite you to continue exchanging ideas and your creations within the community by participating in the Coloring Creations Challenge!

 

For this challenge, we encourage all Poptropicans to create your own Pop themed coloring page! In the past, the Team has provided a few different coloring pages for players. But this time, we want to showcase your abilities! The Coloring Creations Challenge is a fun and easy way to interact with your fellow Poptropicans. All you have to do is design your own black and white coloring page, snap a pic, and share it with us via our submissions page! Your coloring sheet can be as simple or elaborate as you like and there’s no qualifications as far as artistic ability to be able to participate – everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! For inspiration, check out these coloring pages that were previously released by the Team!

 

Poptropica Coloring Page 1Poptropica Coloring Page 2 - Dr. HarePoptropica Coloring Page 3Poptropica's Coloring Pages - Arabian Nights 1Poptropica's Coloring Pages - Arabian Nights 2Poptropica's Coloring Pages - Arabian Nights 3Poptropica's Coloring Pages - Arabian Nights 4

 

To make sure your blank coloring creation is clearly defined and ready to be shared with the community, please outline your coloring page with a black or blue markerOf course, you’re more than welcome to fill in your sheet with color, but please do so after you’ve taken a picture and submitted your blank coloring sheet to us. We’d love to see your finished artwork as well! 🥰

 

At the end of the Coloring Creations Challenge, we will compile all the submitted coloring pages and share them on the blog for any and all Poptropicans to print and enjoy! The pop-abilities are truly endless. Do you wish for a Rumpelstiltskin coloring page? Maybe you want to be able to customize a personal blimp for your Popsona? Or do you wonder what Binary Bard would look like in a neon green ensemble? By designing your own coloring page, you can let your imagination run wild and style the blank pages to fit your ideal vision of Poptropica characters, locations, and items!

 

For the first Coloring Creations Challenge, please get design and upload your black and white coloring page by 8pm PST on Monday, July 26th through the submissions page! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! 👀🥳

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Guest Blog: Poptropica's Tribes with Invisible Ring 👀💍💙

Hey there, Poptropicans! Invisible Ring has returned, and this time, I have a guest post that will get you guys’ attention, big-time. This post is all about the POPTROPICA TRIBES!

 

What are Poptropica tribes, you ask? They are a lot like the fraternities and sororities that you join in a university. They are unions open to one and all and it’s up to YOU to choose which one you want to join. You’ve got the Wildfires, Black Flags, Nightcrawlers, Nanobots, Yellowjackets, Pathfinders, Seraphim, and Flying Squid

 

Where did they come from, you ask? Good question! In the years prior to the flash-haxe conversion, there was an island known as the Poptropolis Games! There, you could choose a tribe, get a jersey, and let the games begin!

 

However, the tribes weren’t just on that one island. Years ago, when the old friends page and store were still available, there was a place where you could switch your tribe AND join tribal common rooms!

 

But there’s more! Back in Night Watch island, you got to make hats with your tribal logo on them! This shot was taken at the end of 2020, right before Flash gave out. As you can see, I am a member of the Seraphim Tribe. Always have and always will be. 

 

Invisible Ring's Seraphim Allegiance

 

Veterans, you know what I am talking about here, so here’s a question for you. Which tribe were YOU on? I’m sure some of you may have switched tribes from time to time, but which one is your favorite? As for the rest of you who are new to this tribal news, which tribe do YOU wanna be on and why? Everyone, please leave your answers in the comment section down below!!

 

PS. This is just a thought that I heard on a Poptropica blog comment, but I think it would be GREAT to have some tribal-themed decor to put in our clubhouses. Especially now, now that I have a few friends who are turning their clubhouses into their very own custom tribal common rooms!

 

PPS. If you want to know more about the tribes, then go check out the PHB and look for the Tribes category in the category section.

 

Catch you on the Pop side, people! 🤩

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Check out Poptropica's newest credit craze! 🤑🥳

Happy Wednesday, y’all! We have some exciting news to share with you! 📣

 

What comes to mind when you think of your favorite four letter F word? If you’re already thinking “FREE,” you’ve got the right idea!

 

How would you like a simple and easy way to earn FREE credit rewards? Can you imagine what you could buy in the Adventure Outfitters store for a thousand credits? How about FIVE THOUSAND credits?!

 

Win 5,000 credits!

 

Well, today’s your lucky day, Poptropicans!! 👀

 

For the next 10 days, Poptropica is offering all players the chance to win 5,000 credits as a special reward for logging into your Pop account every day! It’s as simple as entering the game everyday beginning Wednesday, July 21st (that’s today!) and next Friday, July 30th! The 10 day credit bonus will be available in addition to the usual daily prizes you’re already awarded for your day-to-day sign ins. If you successfully login for the ten consecutive days, you’ll automatically receive a 5,000 credit bonus on the 31st, that you can spend on costume items, clubhouse decorations, pet accessories, and all the treasures included in the exclusive pop-up shop aboard the Baron’s Airship, the Cabin of Curiosities!

 

It’s hard to say when this opportunity might come back, so take advantage of it while you can! Make sure to login daily for the next 10 days to claim your huge 5,000 credit bonus! Think you’re up to the challenge?

 

In the meantime, should we call you the weather report? Because you’re about to make it rain! 👀 💸 💸

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The new Kamp Koral special event is underway in Poptropickini Bottom! !🍍🧽

ARE YA READY, KIDS?!

Excited Spongebob

 

Have you seen the newest exclusive edition of Kamp Koral yet?

 

If not, water are you waiting for? Grab your jellyfish rods and get ready to set sail to Kamp Koral! Enter the special event via the map or Spongebob’s entrance on Home Island!

 

Spongebob Jellyfish Hunting

 

Poptropica's Kamp Koral

 

You can win three limited time items for your Popsona by playing the Spongebob themed games. Test your sea legs on the Obstacle Course or grab your nets for jellyfish hunting in Jellyfish Meadows! Or say hi to Sandy and play the arcade games with your fellow Poptropicans!

 

First Look at Kamp Koral

 

And the gang’s all here! The entire Spongebob lineup can be found all throughout Kamp Koral for the celebration. Chat with everyone, you never know who might need your help! 👀

 

Kamp Koral's Spongebob Pinata

 

Tune into Kamp Koral and collect the limited time prizes before the special event ends! ⏳🏕🌊

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A Poppin' Pet Palooza and Store Updates! 🛒🛍

Howdy, Poptropicans! 🤠

 

In case you missed it, yesterday’s store update was one for the books! Rush over to the Adventure Outfitters storefront on Home Island to snag some special swag!

 

Costume Rotation 1Costume Rotation 2Costume Rotation 3Costume Rotation 4

 

The recent store update features the brand new Sandy Beach costume! Make a statement by heading out wearing the orange bucket hat, striped tank top, and matching orange board shorts to enjoy some fun in the sun.

 

Sandy Beach Costume

 

Also, the inventory update beckons the return of the members-only costume – Boho Chic! The outfit strikes the perfect balance between modern trendiness and bohemian influences. The Boho-Chic ensemble includes sun-bleached highlighted hair, a cute, strappy red blouse, black shorts, and a puckered pout!

 

Boho Chic Costume

 

But that’s not all for Adventure Outfitters! The pet inventory also stocked some new pet costumes to try out!

 

Pet Rotation 1Pet Rotation 2Pet Rotation 3Pet Rotation 4

 

You cab style your pet with the new Bucket Hat, Blue Shades, and Lifeguard items!

 

New Pet Items!

 

Want to match your pets?! The pet Bucket Hat is the same hat available in the new Sandy Beach Poptropican costume! And do you recognize the Blue Shades? They’re also a matching item to last week’s newly released costume, Water Battle!

 


 

What do you think of the new inventory items?! We hope you enjoyed this week’s store update, Poptropicans! See you back here next week for more costume and item releases available in the store! 👀

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Guest Post: The 2021 Poppies and Interview with Slanted Fish 🎤🐠💙

2021 Poppies Awards!

Artwork by Purple Paw

 

Hey Poppie-tropicans! There’s a big event brewing, and you’re invited!

 

The Poppies are the annual Poptropica fan awards, hosted all throughout July by the Poptropica Help Blog. We’ve narrowed down the nominations and are currently in the voting round. Cast your votes before the ballot closes this Thursday, July 22! 🗳

 

You can also join us for a poppin’ Poppies party this Saturday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific (or use a time zone converter to see what time it’ll be for you). We’ll be announcing the winners of the Poppies LIVE on our YouTube livestream and hanging out in Poptropica’s Arcade common room. Come dressed to impress!

 

From the hottest characters to the bougiest Poptropica name, the coolest clubhouse to the best fan art of the year, your vote helps determine the fandom favorites of the year.

 

VOTE NOW and we’ll see you on the blue carpet!

 

The PHB's 2021 Poppies

The PHB's 2021 Poppies!


 

Interview with Slanted Fish from the Poptropica Creators 🎤🐠

 

Interview with Slanted Fish

 

1. How were you first introduced to Poptropica?

My younger brother found Poptropica on Funbrain and introduced it to me. Back then, we would go on Funbrain to read Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid before it became a printed book series!

 

2. Who do you think is the most underrated character? Overrated?

  • Most underrated character: Elf Queen from Twisted Thicket. She doesn’t seem to get mentioned much in the fandom, but her leafy design is absolutely magical, and her storyline very fitting for our modern climate crisis.
  • Most overrated character: Dr. Hare, who might just be the most marketed Pop character (he even had a whole LEGO campaign at one point!). But we love him anyway.

 

Under/Over Rated Pop Characters

 

3. What are your favorite scenes, aesthetically and to play through?

It’s hard to pick a favorite scene as there are so many that are visually stunning! But to highlight a few, I love the aesthetics of the Imperial Garden on Red Dragon (especially the cherry blossom trees), and the various interactive puzzles on Nabooti, such as the mancala game and the fox-chicken-cornfeed conundrum.

 

Slanted Fish's Favorite Scenes

 

4. What was your inspiration in creating and furthering the Poptropica Help Blog (PHB)?

I was inspired to create a blog after seeing lots of fan blogs for other online games I enjoyed at the time, especially Club Penguin (rip). I stumbled into a Poptropica focus somewhat accidentally when setting up the site on WordPress: while thinking about the URL, I discovered that poptropica.wordpress.com was untaken, and it felt like too good of an opportunity to pass up. So that was the PHB’s first URL, which illustrates the dearth of Poptropica fan sites at the time, and how we were able to fill that gap on the internet.

 

What inspired me to keep going was everything else that followed. I was amazed by how quickly the site grew in readership, fueled by all the amazing things Poptropica has been doing, especially in the heart and depth of storytelling through gameplay in its myriads of island adventures. Even as the game changes and people come and go, what I enjoy about the PHB is how it continues to be a space for Poptropicans to share their ideas, fan art, and friendships. If you’re interested, I’ve written more about this on the PHB’s Philosophy page.

 

PHB Team (2014)

Poptropica Creator Dr. Lange’s drawing of the PHB team (2014)

 

5. How has your PHB career surprised you?

As the previous Q&A touches on, I’ve been surprised by the rapid popularity of the PHB (it reached 1 million views in its first year, and 13 years later, has over 35 million). But I’m not too concerned about the statistics—I’m more interested in cultivating the quality of people’s visits, and to that end it’s been a blessing to hear from so many Poptropicans over the years who’ve enjoyed what the PHB offers.

 

Another surprise is the creativity and intensity of so many fans’ Pop-inspired passions, which help shape what the PHB brings to the fandom, from personal My Place in Poptropica stories to discoveries of Pop Places IRL. It’s definitely not a one-person operation—credit goes to the many, many Poptropicans who make it all possible!

 

Poptropicon Island

 

6. What does the Pop community mean to you?

To me, it’s as simple as a gathering of people who enjoy Poptropica. They can be of all ages — some are even in their twenties like me. Poptropica fans are creative (just look at all the fan art, blogs, and videos), clever (we enjoy solving puzzles and finding trivia), and concerned (we support each other and sometimes critique for the good of the game we love). Above all, we’re united in our passion for Pop!

 

7. From your perspective, how has the community changed over the past 12 years?  

The biggest change I’ve noticed personally is that the kids have gotten older. Though Poptropica has always been aimed at kids, it’s fascinating to see how teens and young adults (myself included) still participate in the fandom, often returning from childhood nostalgia and sticking around for the community and inspired storytelling (perhaps even creating some of their own). Of course, young kids are still around. From my perspective, even children are capable of enjoying Poptropica’s more sophisticated stories, particularly those from the classic islands.

 

Poptropican Community

 

8. How have your experiences with the community and Poptropica influenced you IRL?

Poptropica’s many whimsical worlds — from the medieval madness of Astro-Knights to the genie glamor of Arabian Nights — have inspired my art and writing, and widened my appreciation for digital storytelling and cultural connections.

 

As for the PHB, it has given me a space to write about something I care about, to carefully consider how to express ideas, and help the blog’s staff and guest writers do the same. Having our content read by so many fellow fans is a responsibility, privilege, and a great encouragement to keep building the blessing.

 

The skills, friendships, and passions developed over many years of playing and creating carry over to other areas of life too. For me, that has included earning my undergrad degree in English and pursuing a career in communications. With all the diversity in Poptropica and its community comes great potential for many more Poptropicans!

 

(Slanted) Fish

 

Favorites

  • Costume: Fish kimono from Red Dragon
  • Island: Shark Tooth
  • Backstory/Lore: How islands appear in the world of Poptropica through a central spot in the sea called the Nexus, as described in Poptropica graphic novel #4: The End of Time.
  • Hero: Max McGullicutty from Survival
  • Villain: Scheherazade

 

Slanted Fish's Pop Favorites!

 


 

Thank you so much for sharing the latest happenings surrounding the 2021 Poppies Awards, behind-the-scenes insight into the leading fan-run Poptropica blog, and your pop-tastic interview! It’s always a pleasure speaking with you, Slanted Fish! 🐟🐡🐠💙

 

Friday, July 16, 2021

24 Carrot Creations and Pop-arrazi Snapshots! 🥕💃

Happy Friday, y’all! We’ve got several new things for you today!

 

First of all, we’ve just put out a new official 24 Carrot Island Walkthrough and Tour!

 

 

24 Carrot was one of the few islands we didn’t have a complete walkthrough for, but now we’re one step closer to a complete Island Walkthrough playlist!  Find all of the Poptropica Creators’ videos on our channel, including gameplay, sneak peeks, mini quests, and more! Also, the Island Tour has been updated to include additional info and pictures from 24 Carrot’s quest – find it HERE!  

 

And secondly, we’re bringing you another round of Popstar shots, courtesy of the local Pop-arazzi! Since our last superstar styled Popsonas, we haven’t stopped thinking about who we wanted to do next! After brainstorming and taking your recommendations into consideration, these Popstars are ready to strut their stuff down the runway!

 

Today’s a “Good Day” for a Twenty One Pilots inspired Popsona (as requested)!!

 

Twenty One Pilots Inspired Popsona

 

Without a “Doubt” these musicians deserve every bit of “The Hype” they get! Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun aren’t ones to “Shy Away” from their distinctly colorful grunge approach to fashion. Their quirky, disheveled style can be “Polarize”-ing, but we’ll let you be “The Judge!”

 

Next up, put your hands together for ZENDAYA! 👏👏

 

Zendaya Inspired Popsona

 

Zendaya, Zendaya, Zendaya. Where to begin?

 

Zendaya is known not only for her popular Hollywood roles, but she’s adored by many for her chic, trendy style! She’s not afraid to “Shake It Up” and give the Pop-arazzi some red-carpet “Euphoria.” Zendaya could be dressing for events like the Met Gala and “Homecoming,” or just a regular ol’ Tuesday, she’ll still look spectacular.

 


 

Let us know in the comments below what you think about these pop culture inspired looks and our most recent walkthrough! Don’t be afraid to share any recommendations for future Popstar-turned-Popsona celebrities you'd like to see! 👇👇

 

That’s all for this week, y’all! Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to stay hydrated!