Friday, May 6, 2022

Pop Highlight: Fan Art Appreciation 🤩🎨

We see you, Poptropicans! Shoutout to everyone who has been making and sharing fanart with us, your talent never fails to impress! Here are just a few special pieces we’ve seen on social media – let’s show these Poptropicans some love!

 

First up, Instagram!

 

@goldsberrie on Instagram

 

@goldsberrie shared two awesome redraws, one of their Popsona as an 80’s anime character and a stand out scene from Jade Scarab… the infamous 4,000 year old dung bottle! While the art is certainly appealing, the same can’t be said for the dung bottle. 🏺

 

@curlie.png on Instagram

 

@curlie.png shared an original piece, featuring none other than Black Widow! In true Black Widow fashion, @curlie.png also included ‘The Scream’ painting, one of the invaluable masterpieces our femme fatale tried to swipe in Counterfeit Island.

 

@Howdyitslj on Instagram

 

@howdyitslj had Zomberries on their mind while painting eggs! Who would have thought that rocks would be such a perfect canvas? The rocks are near identically shaped like the Zomberry heads and the color looks so vibrant! 🥚🧟‍♀️

 

@cniionnn on Instagram

 

@cniionnn’s one-of-a-kind view delivers an aerial shot looking down from the big, yellow blimp onto the map. Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to fly above Poptropica? Look no further, @cniionnn’s got ya covered!

 

@sockf00ted.books on Instagram

 

@sockf00ted.books is taking an amazingly creative approach to the islands. They’re designing outfits that match island-specific vibes! They’ve already covered a bunch of islands, but there’s still plenty of Pop-inspired fashion to go. Follow along their IRL costume curation for more trendy 'fits! ✨

 

Also, there’s been some activity in our submissions page since the last time we’ve highlighted it!

 

Red Toes sent in their take on the Jade Scarab and cat from the latest island – green eyes, gold jewelry, and all! Lovely art and so, so cute, Red Toes! 🐱

 

Red Toes' JS Fanart

 

This character compilation by Pink Crush (napstachill) also made us smile! Check out PR’s nifty illustrations of famous villains (plus Amelia) with some incredibly animated expressions! BinaryBard.exe may need a reboot…

 

Pink Crush's Character Compilatin

 

Last but certainly not least is Maroon Fox’s ominous drawing of Poptropica’s resident magic man. “Rumpel hears all,” paired with a tiny glimpse of his ear, resembles either a warning or simple fact. Whichever it is, be careful what you’re saying about Rumpel – especially on Fairytale Island.

 

Maroon Fox's Rumpel Fanart

 

Woooo, what a lineup! Special thanks to the Poptropicans above and ALL the artists that have shared fan art, videos, and stories with the community! It’s a pleasure to see your creativity and artistry in action. We can’t get enough! WELL DONE, EVERYONE! 👏 👏 👏

 


 

Want the chance to be featured next? Tag us on social media (IG: @popcreators, Twitter: @Poptropica, TikTok: @Poptropicacreator) and use #Poptropica! If social media’s not your thing, you can share your creations through the submissions page as well!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Adventure Outfitters' Weekly Update and Design Reminders! ✨

Happy Monday, Poptropicans!

 

We’ve got a short and sweet inventory update to cover today, along with some contest reminders. Shall we pop right to it?

 

4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (1 of 4)4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (2 of 4)4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (3 of 4)4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (4 of 4)

 

 

Adventure Outfitters’ costume inventory have been updated to include returning fashions! Choose from Skull Mask (350 credits), Tie-Die Hoodie (250 credits), Fashionista Prep (250 credits), Fairy Queen (350 credits, members only), and Sunny Sport (75 credits). Whether you’re regularly swapping out your Popsona’s ensemble to reflect your daily moods and personal style, or if you prefer curating a long term costume combo, AO’s a one stop shop for all things fashion, pets, and decor! 🛍

 


 

In other news, April’s costume contest ends TONIGHT! Enter your costume designs through the submissions page by 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST) tonight, for the chance to see your outfit idea become an in-game reality! 🏆

 

Monthly Costume Contest

 

 

If you’re in need of inspiration, check out the costume designs from previous months on our Youtube channel!

 

On a similar note, the Secret of the Jade Scarab Fan Challenge will be ending this Thursday! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it? Channel your inner archaeologist and design your own Egyptian artifact or redesign a preexisting relic from Ancient Egypt! 🏺🐈

 

Secret of the Jade Scarab fan challenge

 

Send in your Jade Scarab artifact drawings via the submissions page by 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST) on Thursday, April 28th. Participating Poptropicans may be awarded big bucks credits for their handiwork!

 

That’s a wrap for this week’s shop update and reminders, folks! We’re looking forward to seeing your final outfit and artifact designs – good luck, Poptropicans! 👀

Monday, March 28, 2022

Marching Through This Month's Costume Contest Designs! 🎨

Up and at ‘em, y’all! Hope you had a great weekend!

 

If you’re in need of some Monday motivation, let’s kick this week off with an amazing display of talent from your fellow Poptropicans!

 

This month’s costume contest submissions are ready! Although a winner has not been chosen yet, the Team is in awe of this month’s turnout. The Pop community never ceases to blow us away. Thank you to everyone that joined in March’s costume contest – each of you should be proud!

 

Why don’t we get this show on the road? Presenting… the entire lineup of March's costume designs!

 

 

WOW. Every month gets better and better! Once again, shoutout to the poppin’ players that participated! The winner will be announced the day the Baron and the Airship arrive on Home Island. Until then, look to the skies for our favorite sky pirate! Until then, take a peek at the video and share your favorite designs in the comments below!👇

 

As usual, one costume design will be recreated as in-game outfit! The winning costume will be available for free (!) to all players at the beginning of April. When the Baron’s Airship touches down on Home Island, board the vessel and visit the Cabin of Curiosities! Each month, a winning costume design is offered to all players (always for free), alongside other interesting and vintage items.

 

But, be warned – the Baron waits for no one! The Airship and its inventory will only be stationed on Home Island for a short while. Don’t miss out on the Baron’s free ‘fit and exclusive inventory! 🏴‍☠️
 

Note: Several submissions did not included an attached image/file. If you don't see your costume entries, please resubmit your designs through the submissions page as an image or pdf. Your costume idea will be included in next month's video!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

PoptropiCon Challenges: Mighty Action Force Card Results!

Yesterday, kicked off the reveal of the PoptropiCon Challenge submissions with the cosplay portion! In a dazzling lineup of costumes, players debuted their dream cosplay ideas! Now, one category remains. Who’s ready to see some Mighty Action Force cards? 🃏💫

 

Taking inspiration from PoptropiCon 2, players were challenged to create an original Mighty Action Force Card! The trading card could be based on anyone. Your Poptropican, your favorite character, you name it. The rules were lax. We asked, and WHOA – YOU SURE DELIVERED!

 

Presenting this round of fan-made Mighty Action Force cards – a whole new class of action stars! 

 

PoptropiCon 2: Mighty Action Force Challenge (1 of 2)

 

PoptropiCon 2: Mighty Action Force Challenge (2 of 2)

 

Congrats to this talented bunch, give it up for them! Your action cards are delightful – well done! 👏  As a special treat, all participants have been awarded a special credit prize (just like the cosplay challengers). Log into your account to see the surprise that awaits you!

 

That’s a wrap for these PoptropiCon Challenges, folks. Let’s celebrate the players that designed their own dream cosplays and personalized trading cards! Show these players some love for their hard work! 🤩 

 

standing ovation

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

PoptropiCon Challenges: Dream Cosplay Creations Revealed!

What’s crack-a-lackin’, players? Hope you enjoyed your long Presidents’ Day weekend! Alas, it’s back to business as usual. Let's dive right into it!

 

Now, it’s time for the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The PoptropiCon Challenge designs are in! Before we get started, let’s all give the challengers a huge round of applause – they certainly deserve it! 👏 Shall we begin with the cosplay costumes?

 

Presenting the community’s collection of dream cosplay outfits… DRUM ROLL PLEASE! 🥁🥁🥁

 

PoptropiCon Challenges: Dream Cosplay Outfit (1 of 2)

 

PoptropiCon Challenge: Dream Cosplay Outfits (2 of 2)

 

Ta-da!! Incredible job, Poptropicans! 🥳

 

Some of the dream cosplay outfits are inspired by book characters (Annabeth Chase, Piper McClean, Hermione Granger), super spies (James Bond), and pop culture celebrities (Ariana Grande)! Other dream cosplays are shaped straight from your imaginations! These players brought their ideas to life by combining pieces of their costume closets to fashion to ultimate costume. One thing’s for sure – the entire collection of cosplay costumes is STELLAR!  Because of your outstanding efforts, all participants will receive a special credit reward! Login into the game to reap the rewards of your challenge submissions!

 

Congratulations, cosplayers! Your creative cosplays have left quite the impression! Next stop: Mighty Action Force cards! 

Friday, February 11, 2022

Shining the spotlight on some Pop-tastic fan art! ✨

Happy Friday, everyone! There’s tons of fun events happening in the next couple of days – the Superbowl and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner, and the Winter Olympics are in full swing! With everything else going on, let’s take a some time to chill out fawn over some fan art! Shall we pop right in? 👀

 

@cnp_1022 on Instagram - The Baron's Crusade reactions

 

@cnp_1022 shared a hilarious take on the Baron’s Crusade quest. After fighting hoards of skeleton guards, the player is praised for their efforts and the Baron offers an open-invite to future missions. @cnp_1022’s avatar doesn’t take too kindly to being called a “lad,” especially when they did all the heaving lifting against the skeleton squad. Can you blame them?

 

@Papurikuu on Instagram - Mighty Coyote Popsona

 

@papurikuu recently posted a redraw of their Popsona! They captured Mighty Coyote in all their glory, right down to the glowing net, tussled hair, and uber relatable grimace. Great piece all around, MC!

 

@happyclonetrooper on Instagram - Poptropica themed Valentine ft. Maroon Ring

 

@happyclonetrooper’s celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Maroon Ring themed card! MR’s perched on a heart shaped patch of roses, surrounded with cute treats and even some iconic sweetheart candies with the words “Pop Pals” on full display! The whole thing is undeniably sweet! 💖

 

@nova_opteryx on Instagram - Ringmaster Raven tent in Monster Carnival

 

@nova_opteryx gave players a fun throwback to Monster Carnival! The looming animatronic raven inside the Ringmaster’s tent is a memorable scene and the artist absolutely killed it in their redraw!! Can you imagine this IRL? It'd be TERRIFYING.

 

@goldsberrie on Instagram - Controlling the impulse to share Pop art

 

@goldsberrie hit a little too close to home with their funny comic that most of us can probably relate to. When asked if they’re playing Poptropica, the artist’s impulsive side takes on a new form – @goldsberrie makes a great effort to fend off the impulse to share their Pop fanart and knowledge! Yep, a bunch of us have been there before… Right? Either way, this comic gave us quite the chuckle. Let that impulse out!! 😈

 

@XMzhier on Twitter - Poptropica art style practice

 

Last up, over on Twitter, @XMzhier shared a fun art-style practice, featuring a set of Pop characters! They’ve included everyone from Dr. Hare, Black Widow, Zeus, Hercules, and Binary Bard – it’s an awesome compilation. You've got these characters down perfectly!

 

Once again, the Pop community has created some awesome art! Let’s show all the artists some love for their talents! If you want your Pop art showcased on the blog, send it to us through the submissions page or tag us on Instagram (@poptropicacreators) and use #poptropicafanart to get our attention. Keep up the spectacular work, Poptropicans! 🤩👏👏

Friday, January 28, 2022

Challenge Alert! PoptropiCon Prompts for the Pop Community! 🦸‍♂️🚨

One last update before the weekend… Just this Wednesday, Episode 2 of PoptropiCon was released to members on desktop and mobile! And SPOILER ALERT, we can’t stop thinking about it.

 

To celebrate its return, you’re invited to join the PoptropiCon Challenges! This round of community challenges is a bit different from previous ones. Instead of offering just 1 prompt, you have a bit more freedom to create what you want to make. Choose from 2 different challenges (or try both)! 👀

 

Show Off Your Dream Cosplay Outfit!

 

We might not be able to recreate costumes and ideas from other brands, but that doesn’t stop us from having fun seeing what other fandoms you’re in!

 

For this cosplay challenge, dress your Popsona with different costume pieces from your closet to make your own character-inspired outfit! Experiment with it! Again, you have full creative freedom. You can try to get as close to your cosplay idea as possible, use the same color pallet, or revamp the character’s original outfit to reflect your style! If you prefer putting pen to paper, that’s perfect too! Draw your Poptropican in your dream cosplay outfit!

 

Here's an example. Can you guess what character inspired this cosplay idea?

 

Spiderman inspired cosplay

 

OR…

 

Make Your Own Mighty Action Force Card 🃏

 

Episode 2 features a Mighty Action Force card game, highlighting superheroes and villains! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to design a Mighty Action Force card for your Popsona!

 

Here are some 9 different card examples from the MAF deck:

 

PoptropiCon's Mighty Action Force cards

 

But, you don’t have to follow this design! If you want to tweak the layout or include other info – DO IT! Think it would be cool to highlight your Popsona’s stats? Go for it! Want to list your favorite islands, costumes, characters? FOR SURE. Draw your Popsona, brainstorm a slogan/stats, and add some flair! 🃏

 

Again, you hold all the creative freedom for these challenges! As long as your submission is age-appropriate, you’re good to go! The sky’s the limit.

 

Blank Mighty Action Force card template for the PoptropiCon challenge

 

Everyone that enters the challenge will have the chance to earn huge credit rewards! After the challenges are over, your submissions will be posted for the Pop community to enjoy! Try finding other players that share your interests/fandoms!

 

The PoptropiCon Challenges will end on Wednesday, February 9th at 8pm PST! Send in your dream cosplay outfits or your custom Popsona card through the submissions page. Be sure to include your Popsona’s nickname with your design!

 

We’re geeked to see what you come up with! Drop any and all questions in the comments below if anything is unclear – we’ll help you out!

 

Good luck, Poptropicans. Sending inspiration and good vibes your way!

 

As always, stay poppin’! 🤪

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Video Highlights: Poptropica TikToks and Youtube Vids made by PLAYERS! 🤩✨

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve shouted out some of the community’s latest work! Today’s theme is… VIDEO! There are a ton of videos made by players that have caught our eyes – here’s a handful of Youtube videos, TikToks, and livestream clips we thought you’d like! We’re popping off in 3, 2, 1…

 

Lieutenant Boo's channel (AKA Trusty Crush) recently started posting island speedruns, with their most recent playthroughs being Time Tangled, Goofball, and Fairytale Islands! Trusty Crush completed Time Tangled in an impressive 11 min and 38 seconds – super speedy indeed! Run Trusty Crush, run! 🏃‍♂️

 

 

PoptropicaPerfectSky recently popped up on Youtube after a 3 year hiatus! One of their first videos since their return focuses on a Pride Fashion Show! The video models previously released Pride collection constumes, in front of Goofball’s greying Dullsville background. The colors really pop here! We’re thrilled to see your videos again, Perfect Sky!

 

 

 

Videos posted under Pug Gladiator’s channel feature highlights of Pop’s most recent updates, including store items and mini games. In the “I bought a lot of stuff in Poptropica” video, this player invited us along to see their store splurge, clubhouse transformation, and treated viewers to arcade games like Crash-N-Bash and Poptastic. Thanks a bunch for sharing, Pug Gladiator!

 

 

The channel “The Cartoony Devil” posted a Dr. Hare vs. Dr. Krankcase in a Poptropica vs. Skylanders fan made battle trailer. The pink and green opponents face off, brandishing their evil hijinx as they prepare to head into battle. Nicely done edit! 🐰

 

 

The Youtuber EazySpeezy also posted a speed run of Counterfeit Island just a few months ago, attracting more than 1 million views! They completed the island in just under 18 minutes, all while entertaining us with his commentary and explaining the gameplay. Mad props for this feat!  

 

 

 

Over on TikTok, @ambahscambah posted a snippet of their recent Fairytale livestream and genuine reaction to Cinder’s rockstar transformation. Just like Cinder, the Poptropica streamer channels their inner pop-punk princess, complete with air guitar. 10/10

 

@ambahscambah Anyone else ever play Poptropica #twitchstream #twitch #y2kgames #poptropica #y2k ♬ original sound - Amber

 

@gokuostrich is an awesome Poptropi-TikToker that we love seeing! In an earlier feature, this player cosplayed as the infamous Dr. Hare. In a more recent video, they dressed up as Counterfeit Island’s Black Widow! Black clothing? Check. Matching earrings? Check. Red hourglass emblem? CHECK! Awesome cosplay, @gokuostrich!

 

@gokuostrich Not me still being banned from live streaming #poptropicablackwidow #poptropicacosplay ♬ Burning Pile - Mother Mother

 

 

@yo1os has been sharing a few chapters from our Mystery of the Map comic book series, featuring POV’s from 3 main characters: Mya, Oliver, and Jorge. Revisiting the comic series is always a fun time – shoutout to @yo1os for sharing!!

 

@yo1os POV: Mya </3 part 1 #poptropica #poptropicaseries #mya ♬ original sound - ✨Mars✨

 

@keairamaxwell combined the trending “I know something you don’t” soundbite with a Pop experience we can all probably relate to – helping friends earn their island medallions… but only after studying the island walkthroughs on Youtube. We've all been there!

 

@keairamaxwell

i found this in my drafts 😭

♬ everyone stream Carly Rae Jepsens Dedicated album - Jaden Damelio

 

@egg__sammich shared an awesome speed drawing of some Pop-themed fan art, featuring none other than SOS Island’s Assistant Captain. Loving their realistic approach to the character and the throwback! Well done!

 

@egg__sammich #poptropica #sosisland ♬ Ghost - Machine Girl

 

@jackoluckisntnormal is another amazing artist on TikTok, often times sharing hilarious edits and fanart! Their Arabian Nights video features two Scheherazade, a character introduced in Episode 2: Lair of Thieves. Scheherazade takes on two forms in Arabian Nights; first as a Poptropican thief who’s later transformed into a genie. The audio is a perfect for this one! 🧞‍♀️

 

@jackoluckisntnormal Scheherazade #poptropica #poptropicaworlds #poptropicavillains #poptropicafan #poptropicaclassic #poptropicavillains #fandom #art #artstyle #fypシ #fyp #myart #poptropicatiktok ♬ are you ok - Nex

 


 

Which video stood out the most to you? Do you have a favorite video that we haven’t featured? Be sure to share your favorites and other recommendations below so players and our Team can watch too! 👇Massive thank you to all the players that created these videos! Although players may have different skill levels, we want you to know that they’re all appreciated just the same!  The Pop community is incredibly talented – keep up the fantastic work y’all! 👏👏

 

If you liked these video spotlights, keep an eye out for an upcoming post featuring recent fan art! In the meantime, if you’d like to see your own Pop videos, art, edits, or whatever else you can dream up, be sure to send us a link, drop one in the comments section, or submit it through the submissions page. Doyou want to start making your own videos but you’re not sure where to start? No prob, we’ve got your back! Stay tuned for a short tutorial covering the basics of how to make your very own Pop videos!