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! 🎖

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.