Friday, December 3, 2021

Goofball Island's fantastic fan art highlights! ✨

Since Goofball Island’s release, the Pop community has been creating some amazing art around Goofball and its characters! Although we can’t show off all the art made by talented Poptropicans like yourselves, here are few that have been shared with us from Instagram and through the submissions page!

 

First up, @sakurannb0 tagged us in a fantastic post, featuring one of the most famous Poptropicans around… none other than Thinknoodles! Their fan art includes a black and white portrayal of Thinknoodles’ iconic avatar and Goofball’s pinata costume, alongside a Dullsville-inspired dark background and a vibrant Goofside-inspired backdrop. @Sakurannb0 even included some of the island’s dialogue in their grey background! Job well done!

 

@sakurannb0's Goofball Island x Thinknoodles fan art

 

Another player (@_smart_spinner_) also tagged us in their take on a normal Poptropican’s transformation into a Dr. Blandston! Wearing Blandston’s dentist uniform, the avatar’s usual smile and white coat have taken on a whole new meaning when combined with the villain’s dull skin, pointed teeth, and glowing red eyes. Smart Spinner even included a speed drawing clip of the entire process – visit their page to see the full video!

 

@_smart_spinner_'s Dr. Blandston fan art

 

Likewise, @BrittScarlet1’s rendition of Dr. Blandston puts Goofball’s blandest citizen front and center. The doc’s eyes are unmistakable – it’s almost like he’s closing in to blandify you! Is this the last thing the bland Poptropicans saw as they left their goofy selves behind? And we can appreciate Blandston’s mask wearing – he may be dull but he still has your best interests in mind.

 

@brittscarlet1's Dr. Blandston fan art

 

Just like Goofball Island, there’s tons of Dr. Blandston sightings to be had! @Oneofthosenightbees Blandston based art is a dramatic depiction! Atop a newspaper background, the doctor’s eyes are a stunning contrast to his uniform and muted palette. And although we’re not likely to forget his name, @oneofthosenightbees’ inclusion of his title is a truly villainous touch!

 

@oneofthosenightbees' Dr. Blandston fan art

 

Last up, Red Toes’ artwork puts a hilarious spin on Detective Gram’s relationship with Mayor Naise! How dare he love his cat?! Add his love for cats to his ginormous hat, and he’s found himself in Detective Gram’s suspect file. Suspicious, indeed… I’d keep my eye on that one too.

Red Toes' Goofball fan art

 

 

WOOOOOW, let’s give these artists a round of applause! You all did amazing! Many thanks to everyone for sharing your talent with the community – let’s keep the masterpieces coming!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Take a peek into November's costume contest player submission reel!

Speaking of fan art, you can now find the entirety of November’s costume contest submissions in our latest Youtube video! Take a look and find your design in the mix! Which costumes are your favorites out of the bunch?

 

 

If you didn’t already know, Poptropica hosts a new round of costume contests every month! This is your chance to get your costume idea and art design in the game – winners will become a part of Poptropica history! As a bonus, all players will have the opportunity to add the winning costumes to their inventory for free. Find out more about our monthly costume contests here and here!

 

You can find the free outfits in the Baron’s Airship whenever the vessel makes a reappearance on Home Island! The Baron’s Airship typically returns at the start of each month and includes a special pop up shop on board – the Cabin of Curiosities. Visit the sky pirate during her stay while you’re at it, check out the Cabin to scour its shelves for popular past items, costumes, and clubhouse gear!

 

December's Baron and the Airship

 

Right now, the Baron’s been sighted around Home Island. But she won’t be hanging around for long! Hurry to shop aboard the Airship to catch the festive Grapple-Pap accessories and the free Dr. Hare outfit. This month’s offerings include 3 additional free costumes: the Love Potion Demon, Movie Geek, Ice Cream Cat outfits! You can also find the Grapple-Garb outfit, Grapple-totem, stained glass chandelier, mistletoe garland, and a Grapple-bust statue in the cabin. Don’t miss out on the Baron’s bounty!

 

November's contest winner in the Cabin of CuriositiesIce Cream Cat, Movie Geek, and Grapple statue in the Cabin of CuriositiesLove Potion Demon, Grapple-Garb mask, chandelier, and Grapple-totem in the Cabin of Curiosities

 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Monday’s magical store update! 🪄

Calling all wizards, witches, and warlocks – this week’s store update is for you!

 

Adventure Outfitters store 1Adventure Outfitters store 2Adventure Outfitters store 3Adventure Outfitters store 4

 

Monday’s store update delivered 2 new bewitching costumes for the taking: the Wicked Wizard and Dark Wizard outfits!

 

Dark Wizard and Wicked Wizard costumes

 

Transform your Popsona into the witch, wizard, or warlock of your dreams! The Dark Wizard outfit includes a long black gown, necklace, bejeweled belt, voluminous head of hair, purple cloak, and purple wizard staff/ Similar to the Dark Wizard, the Wicked Wizard features a gray robe, dark military style jacket, intense facial cracks, and a marching black wand. Both costumes are available for 350 credits! However, Dark Wizard is limited to members only while its wicked counterpart is available to all players.

 

Try adding the outfits’ accessories and scepters to any of your favorite looks! Conjure your powers and add a pinch of magic to your outfit!

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Day 2 of 12 Days of Member Gifts: Bundle o’ Beanies! 🤲

Let’s GOOOOOOOOOOOO! Day 2 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts is here!

 

12 Days of Member Gifts

 

All the chilly weather around Home Island calls for some cozy clothes! Stay warm and spruce up your winter collection with THREE new presents: violet, gray, and blue beanies🧢

 

Day 2 of 12: Violet, Gray, and Blue Beanies!

 

Have you bean(ie) keeping up with the present palooza?

 

Members, check your Popsona’s wardrobe to find your new beanies now! Log in every day to receive each day’s new holiday gifts. Don’t miss out on any of the stellar surprises!

 

Have any guesses about what other gifts are headed your way? Share your predictions in the comments! There’s a ton of fun prizes that we’re excited to share with you! 🎉

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

12 DAYS OF MEMBER GIFTS IS HERE! 🎁✨

12 Days of Member Gifts!

 

Can you believe it’s already the first of December? 2022 is only 31 days away! Along with the new month, we have a bunch of surprises to share with you this holiday season. Beginning today, Poptropica’s annual 12 Days of Member Gifts is back and in full swing!

 

Every day for the next 12 days, members will receive special gifts in their inventory, for free! The annual event is a way to show members our appreciation for their support. Memberships are a part of what funds Poptropica that allow us to create brand new content and convert older islands! 

 

For the first day of the gift extravaganza, members can now find three new clubhouse decorations in their inventory! Deck your walls and get into the holiday spirit! Customize your clubhouse with the winter garland, snow globe, and deer decorations!

 

Day 1 member gifts

 

Day 1 gifts in clubhouse

 

Check in every day to see what new surprises will be waiting in your inventory. You’ll even get bonus gifts for several days – make space in your inventory because you’re about to get a festive assortment of holiday goodies! 🎁

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Goofball Island: A Written Guide and Walkthrough 🤪

 

 

Dr. Blandston is wreaking havoc on Goofball Island! More and more people from the goofy island are being blandified – can you stop the dullness from taking over before it’s too late?

 

Goofball Island prefaceThe Blandston Case

 

City Hall

 

Half of City Hall has been blandified! Detective Gram instructs you to search the building for any clues Dr. Blandston might’ve left behind. Explore Goofball’s City Hall and speak with as many Poptropicans as you can! 

 

In the Mayor’s office, there are two items that might be useful to Detective Gram’s investigation: a broken mystery device and a matchbook from the Crazy Club. Hurry back to the detective and mayor to show them your findings!

 

Broken Device and Crazy Club Matchbook

 

After inspecting the items, Detective Gram’s very impressed with your sleuthing skills. You’ve been assigned to the investigation! Gram offers you the case’s suspect files detailing Goofball Island’s suspicious citizens that might be involved with or disguising themselves as Dr. Blandston. In the files, there are 6 people suspected of being Dr. Blandston: Detective Anna Gram, Mayor Naise, Jumpy Spinner, Bosko Oskob, Billy Bob, and you!

 

Suspect Files

 

Suspect Lineup

 

 

Now that you’re in on the investigation, Gram’s off to search for more clues! In the meantime,it's your job to collect the 4 remaining thumbprints to complete the file, minus yourself and Detective Gram’s. After locating and getting each suspect’s thumb prints, find Detective Gram in her room in the Dreary Building – Room 7. 

 

Before you leave City Hall, ask Mayor Naise for his thumbprint. He’s happy to oblige with the investigation. Easy peasy. 1 print down, 3 more to go! Jumpy Spinner can also be found in his office in City Hall. Head upstairs to the top floor to the right most room. Once you’ve found your way, Jumpy Spinner’s willing to comply with the investigation… under one condition. Jumpy Spinner wants to make sure you have the island’s best interest in mind. In exchange for a quick quiz on Goofball’s history, the newly bland city manager will give you his thumbprints. For a brief history lesson, take a look around the Mayor’s office right next door. The open book on the floor explains Goofball Island’s history – just what we needed! Luckily, the book’s author provides a TL;DR summary of Goofball’s history. Read the passage and return to Jumpy Spinner’s office to begin his quiz.

 

A Brief History of Goofball IslandJumpy Spinner's quiz

 

After correctly answering his questions, Jumpy Spinner’s convinced you’ve taken the time to acquaint yourself with the island’s history. In return, the bland city manager holds up his side of the bargain and presents you with his prints. 2 down, 2 to go!

 

Now that you’ve collected Mayor Naise’s and Jumpy Spinner’s thumbprints, it’s time to leave City Hall and explore Goofside!

 

Goofside

 

Goofside is a charming and welcoming area, full of bright colors, interesting shops, and peculiar people. Immediately, you come across a goofy citizen trying to break open a pinata. Click on the pinata to drop it down. Surprise! You’ve earned a pinata costume reward!

 

Pinata costume

 

Further down the street, you come across a familiar Poptropican – Bosko Oskob. Ask him for his finger print. Bosko asks to try a joke out on you before he hands his thumbprint over. Who in their right mind could say no to him?!

 

Bosko Oskob

 

Next stop? Crazy Club!

 

Crazy Club

 

Your first attempt at entering the Crazy Club is likely unsuccessful. In order to get inside, you have to look the part! Put on the pinata costume from your quest inventory and voila! You’re in!

 

Inside the Crazy Club, talk to the clubgoers about the Blandston case to learn more about the blandifying doctor. Most importantly, Bobby Bill is on the dance floor near the DJ. He’s not going to give up his finger prints without something in return. Bobby Bill’s challenges you to a Freaky Dance Off in exchange for his prints. You’re on, Bobby Bill!

 

Freaky Dance Off challenge

 

Watch Bobby Bill’s dance moves and get ready to bust a move! Copy Bobby Bill’s dance sequence exactly. Make no more than 3 mistakes or you’ll have to start again. Finally, you’ve done it! But before you can add Bobby Bill’s thumb prints to his file, Dr. Blandston appears! Bobby Bill’s wacky personality is blandified. Although it might not be as useful, Bobby Bill hands over his prints. Now, follow Dr. Blandston onto the catwalk above the dance floor!

 

After that doctor!

 

Before you can capture Dr. Blandston, the platform gives out beneath them. The masked surgeon falls from the catwalk onto the stage. It’s time to see who’s behind the mask…

 

Mayor Naise as Dr. Blandston

 

It’s MAYOR NAISE?! Let’s take him to Gram – she’ll know what to do with him. Tie the mayor up, he’s officially in your custody.

 

Outside the Crazy Club, with the Mayor in tow, something’s terribly wrong. Despite having Mayor Naise beside you, Bosko’s blandified right before your eyes! There’s MORE THAN ONE Dr. Blandston?! Bosko seems fine, albeit dull as can be. And he has a gift for you! Apparently, goofy Bosko left himself a reminder to give you an item – a leaf blower. Who knows when this might come in handy? Thanks Bosko!

 

Leaf Blower

 

Run to the left past City Hall onto Dullsville’s drab Mainstreet.

 

Dullsville

 

Dullsville is fittingly named, given its bleak appearance and film noir filter. At this point, you should have found the missing thumbprints from the suspect files. If you don’t, complete the files before speaking with Detective Gram. Pass by the Dusty Crust Bakery and Dullsville’s subway station to enter the Dreary Building. Gram’s in Room 7; you can either use the stairs or the elevator to make your way there.

 

Room 7 in the Dreary Building

 

Once you’ve found the detective’s room, prepare to unveil the Mayor’s role in the Blandston case and enter. Inside, Gram is half goofy, half bland. There’s been a break in! Use the investigator’s finger print kit to find any remaining prints and compare them to the ones on file.

 

Finger Print Kit

 

We have a match! But… the only prints to be found are the detective’s. In your haste to identify the finger prints, Gram’s fled the scene! She’s on the move! Follow Gram out the window and down into the subway station.
 

Gramston Dentistry billboard

 

Stop to inspect the paper left behind on the billboard outside the Dreary Building. It’s a page from a dentist’s journal – Dr. Gramston’s journal?!

 

Dr. Gramston's Journal - page 1

 

Are Detective Gram and Dr. Gramston the same person?

 

Subway Station

 

With the Mayor still in tow, navigate the underground station. Keep an eye out for Detective Gram-turned-Dr. Blandston. You can catch a glimpse of her lurking in the shadows, but she’s disappeared before you can get a better look.
 

Travel deeper into the subway station. Before entering a tunnel headed away from the train, you spot another page.

 

Dr. Gramston's Journal - page 2

 

Could the stones be causing the island’s blandness?

 

Dr. Gramston's Journal - page 3

 

It’s starting to make a little more sense! Gramston’s weaponized the gray crystals to blandify the island’s citizens.

 

Travel into the tunnel and descend into an underground passage. Out of the darkness, you can make out a dentist’s office! There’s a massive hole in the floor, leading further down. On the right side of the office, Dr. Gramston’s left behind more pages from her journal!

 

Gramston Dentistry's officeDr. Gramston's Journal - page 4

 

Gramston’s the mastermind behind the entire army of Dr. Blandston’s?! Although it’s a temporary fix, Gramston’s blandify device is destined to turn the whole island into a dull and dreary place.

 

A final page from Dr. Gramston’s journal!

 

Dr. Gramston's Journal - page 5

 

The colorful crystals are destroying the dentist’s mind. No longer is Dr. Gramston just a plain, dull dentist. Her goofiness is taking over!

 

Below Gramston’s office, there’s a hidden cavern filled with crystals! Some are vibrant, while others are bleak and unimpressive. These must be the stones Dr. Gramston’s used to power the blandify device! Not only that, but mysterious hieroglyphics cover the cavern’s walls. It might look like to gibberish to you, but the Mayor’s able to translate.

 

Ancient crystals beneath Dr. Gramston's office

 

Many years ago, Goofball’s ancestors achieved balance between the bleak and bizarre by using the stones. Is Gramston trying to restore balance between the islands’ citizens?

 

Continue heading right and pick up one of the grey crystals. It’s a perfect fit for the blandify device! Dr. Gramston has to be around here somewhere. Drop deeper into the dark maze and take out the leaf blower Bosko gave you. This should flush her out from the shadows!

 

Aha! There she is! Now that you have her cornered, use the blandify device to turn Gramston into Detective Gram again. But watch out! She has one too. Avoid her blandifying rays and zap her before she gets the chance.

 

Gramston Showdown

 

Finally, we’ve got her! In a daze, Gramston’s become half bland and half goofy. She tells you to use to the finger print kit on your blandifying device. But there’s only one set of prints… YOURS! There must be a mistake!

 

Suddenly, you’re flooded with hazy memories.

 

Blandston induced flashbacks

 

You’re a Blandston! The vibrant crystals have taken a toll on you as well.

 

But there’s no time to waste! People will continue being blandified if we don’t intervene. The nearby machine can harness the stones’ power to warp the entire island. The decision is up to you. Goofy, balanced, or bland – what will it be?

 

Goofball fate options

 

Congratulations! You’ve protected the island from being overtaken by Dr. Blandston's and rightfully earned your Goofball medallion! Take pride in being Goofball Island’s hero.

 

Goofball Medallion

 

If you’re curious about the alternative endings, you can choose a different fate for Goofball! After completing the island, the next time you return to Goofball, you’ll be transported to Dullsville, where you’re in hot pursuit of Dr. Gramston. Follow her into Dullsville’s subway station and finish the final scene to select another ending!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Baron’s celebrating the holidays with Grapple gifts and free ‘fits! 🎁☃️

Have you stopped by Home Island today? There are a few things that seem a bit different…

 

Home Island's becoming a winter wonderland!

 

Most notably, Home Island’s turning into a wintery wonderland, complete with a flurry of fresh powder and holiday knick knacks! It’s the first snow of the year!

 

Rumor has it, there’s also another familiar sight spotted along Mainstreet! The Airship’s finally returned, which means the Baron’s back to welcoming Poptropicans onto her vessel! It’s time to “get off this dusty rock” – all aboard!

 

Onboard, it’s clear the Baron’s feeling the festive spirit! The Airship’s decked out with colorful lights and piles of snow. Head inside the Cabin of Curiosities for even more holiday decorations and check out the Grapple-goodies while you’re at it.

 

As per usual, the Cabin houses a variety of costumes and clubhouse items for your taking. November’s costume contest winner, Maroon Moon’s Dr. Hare outfit, is available to all players for FREE! Don the Dr. Hare attire and channel your inner hare-brained bunny! 🐰

 

November's contest winner - Maroon Moon's Dr. Hare costume

 

The Cabin of Curiosities is also offering players the chance to scoop up past months’ winning costumes. The returning outfits were selected by your fellow Poptropicans’ votes! Shoutout to everyone that participated in the most recent Pop poll!

 

Don’t miss out on these fleeting freebies! Be sure to stop by the Cabin to claim the Love Potion Demon, Ice Cream Cat, and Movie Geek costumesall for free

 

The Cabin of Curiosities' costumes and clubhouse gearCabin of Curiosities' costumes and clubhouse gear

 

The Baron’s popup shop doesn’t stop there. The Cabin also features a Grapple-Garb outfit (50 credits), Grapple totem (150 credits), stained glass chandelier (150 credits), mistletoe garland (50 credits), and a Grapple bust statue (150 credits)! Deck your walls with Grapple jolly, fa la la la la! 🎶

 

Run (don’t walk) to the Baron’s Cabin and take advantage of the limited time Grapple-worthy gifts! The sky pirate and her ship won’t be docked on Home Island for long. There’s no telling when the Baron will take off again. What do you think about the Airship’s winter wares for the month? Snow-body does it like the Baron! 

 

Stay tuned for more info about the upcoming return of Grapple-Pap later this month! Happy holidays, Poptropicans! 🎉

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from the Baron’s family to you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

The Baron was away this November but returns next week with some Grapple-Pap goodies! Are you a member? Have you already discovered this royal family revelation in the castle’s treasury?

 

Enjoy your break from school and the turkey day, Poptropicans!