Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Baron’s Red October costume contest is coming to a close! 🎃

The Baron's Red October Costume Contest

 

Not only is this month’s costume round a special Halloween installment, but the Baron’s Red October event is especially exciting because the contest won’t just have one lucky winner… THERE WILL BE SIX! Design your own unique costume idea for the chance to be one of the six winning costumes offered as free, limited time items within the game itself! Your odds are better than ever.  To participate in the Baron’s Red October event, please enter your costume designs by this Tuesday, Spetember 14th, at 8pm PST through the submissions portal. The deadline is only 5 days away!

 

 

As a reminder:

 

  • Your costume submission should be original.
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything! Just make sure to put your own twist on it!
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica Costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate or using previous store costumes. Where’s the fun in that?
  • Do not include any personal or identifying information.
  • There is a 3 entry maximum per person each month.

 

Perhaps you’re in need of a little inspiration? Here’s a sneak peek of just a few contest submissions we’ve received from your fellow Poptropicans that might give you the kick start you’re looking for!

 

Pink Singer's costume design

by Pink Singer

 

The Tragic Puppet by Smart Sinker

“The Tragic Puppet” by Smart Sinker

 

Hungry Kung Fu Warrior by Shiny Fang

“Hungry Kung Fu Warrior” by Shiny Fang

 

The Invisible Man by Gentle Carrot

“The Invisible Man” by Gentle Carrot

 

Flashy Werewolf by Neat Gamer

“Flashy Werewolf” by Neat Gamer

 

But don’t be discouraged if you’re unable to enter the Baron’s Red October contest or your design was not chosen this month! Poptropica is hosting new rounds of costume contests every month – there’s no shortage of ways you can visibly contribute to the game! Each month is another opportunity to see your artwork brought to life and shared with millions of players within the Pop community!

 

Ghould luck, Poptropicans! 👻

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Guest Blog: The Perfect Spotlight by Invisible Ring! 🔦💍

Salutations, Poptropicans!

 

We’re back in Poptropica Month, the month where Poptropica Youtube masterpieces come out like never before! But I’ve got a question for you. Have you ever wondered what Poptropica would be like if it had its own movies and TV shows? 

 

Invisible Ring - The Perfect Spotlight 1

 

As I read on CEO interviews on the Poptropica Help Blog, Poptropica has never made its own shows or movies, but they’ve always kept this idea in mind. However, one of the members of PHB’s discord server, the Poptropica Help Chat, introduced me to a series of fan-made movies, tv shows, and all sorts of cool Poptropica stuff made by one INGENIOUS poptropican known as Perfect Sky.

 

Invisible Ring -  The Perfect Spotlight 2

 

Have any of you ever heard of Perfect Sky? If not, that’s understandable. If I hadn’t been to the PHC, I never would have found out about her either. She stopped making new videos years ago due to the rapid changes in the world of Poptropica, but she made a whole TON of them while she could. I've seen almost all of them now, and although they were simple, they were among the most unique, entertaining, creative, and hilarious Poptropica fandom creations I have ever seen. It’s extremely underrated in my book. 

 

Invisible Ring - The Perfect Spotlight 3

 

Although she stopped making new content years ago, I believe her place in Poptropica was one-of-a-kind, just like the gameplay master Thinknoodles, and our very own Pop Month founders, the Dimension Bros! Let's give all of these geniuses a hand, shall we?


 

So are you looking for some fun, Poptropica fandom? Are you having a hard time finding something on TV? Are you looking for more videos than what’s on the Poptropica Month playlists so far? Then grab your popcorn, click this youtube link, check out her channel, and get watching, ‘cause I think you’re gonna like it! 

 

Invisible Ring - The Perfect Spotlight 4

 

NOTE: All images come from the productions of Perfect Sky. I do not own these images; they are for showcasing purposes only.

 

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Poptropica is celebrating its 14th birthday this month! 🎂🎉🥳

Poptropica's 14th Birthday

 

Can you believe it’s been 14 years already? FOURTEEN! And what an adventure it's been! From everyone on the Creators’ Team, we want to thank you for your incredible love and support over the past 14 years – we sincerely appreciate every single one of you. 💙

 

Of course, we’re absolutely delighted to celebrate yet another year of Poptropica with the community. In honor of Pop’s anniversary, we are thrilled to announce that the game will be hosting a variety of birthday festivities for ALL players! Throughout the month of September, players will have access to exclusive, FREE costumes (like the Big Cake costume in the Cabin of Curiosities), generous credit opportunities, and rereleased mini games from Pop’s past, as a way to commemorate our most recent milestone!

 

Show your love for all things Poptropica and take to Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok, or become a member of our guest blogging team to join in on the fun! Make your own Pop-inspired videos, fan art, memes, or written posts (anything age appropriate) and share your work with us via the submissions page or by tagging us on social media for the chance to be showcased in our birthday exhibition. The team will be picking some of our favorites to be featured throughout the remainder of September, so don’t be shy! 

 

Stay tuned for more updates about the special, upcoming birthday happenings and the community’s contributions to the celebration! We can't wait to se how you plan on participating in the festivities and what surpises this anninversary may bring along. The excitement around HQ is electrifying! ⚡️

 

Best of luck, Poptropicans! 🤩 🤞

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Cash in your credits for Adventure Outfitters' newest inventory update! 🤑

Happy Tuesday Poptropicans and welcome back! Hopefully you enjoyed the long Labor Day weekend and are ready to get back into the swing of things.

 

This week’s update marks the first store updates of September and Adventure Outfitters is jam-packed with visitors trying to shop around and see Amelia’s newly unveiled clubhouse! If you haven’t accepted Amelia’s invitation to afternoon tea, you’re missing out. Swing by Adventure Outfitters and prepare to be astounded by the store’s second floor and Amelia’s private quarters! 👀

 

But before we jump into the store update, make sure to sign in and play J-Team's dance challenge! Copy Jojo Siwa's darling dance moves to claim two FREE J-Team rewards! 

 

J-Team dance challenge

 

After you win, add some pizzazz to your Popsona’s clothing collection and customize the J-Team Competition Outfit and Sparkle Power microphone to fit your look!

 

J-Team Free Rewards

 

Now, onto this week’s HUGE inventory update! 🛍🛍🛍

 

Store Rotation 1Store Rotation 2Store Rotation 3Store Rotation 4

 

This week, the store dropped three brand new couture costumes for members: the Oversized Polo, Navy Cardi, and Cool Denim outfits (available for 200 credits each)!

 

Oversized Polo costume

 

Match your Popsona with the Oversized Polo costume! Achieve an effortlessly trendy look by pairing an oversized pink polo with white shades and pink statement earrings. Too cute!

 

Navy Cardi costume

 

Or opt for the Navy Cardi costume! The ‘fit features a dark blue cardigan, slip-style skirt, and hoop earrings. This could be just the look to turn your Popsona into a back to school baddie.

 

Cool Denim costume

 

The Cool Denim costume is another fashionable ensemble that fits right in for school! Look your best and wear the costume’s denim dress and light blue handbag for an impossibly cool jean get-up! There’s no such a thing as too much denim.

 

Fret not if you don’t have a membership, because Adventure Outfitters also restocked some incredible costumes as well! Explore the clothes displays and find the Coolin, Biker, Natural Breeze, and Vibes costumes that are available to ALL players for 200 credits!

 

Left to right: Coolin, Biker, Natural Breeze, and Vibes costumes

 

If you’re in the mood for some redecorating, the store update also features awesome new clubhouse gear, including a Trampoline (100 credits), Butterfly (75 credits), Skateboard (200 credits), and Music Speaker (75 credits)! Members can also purchase bonus clubhouse items, like the Hanging Chair (250 credits), Study Lamp (75 credits), and LED Party Sign (200 credits). With all the new gear available, it’s the perfect time to deck out your clubhouse!

 

Store - leftStore - right

 

In addition to the this week’s store update, members were awarded their monthly gifts to kick off September’s rounds of inventory updates! Members, head to the Character tab to check out your new Scooter Rider, Squishy & Pink, and Karaoke Sparkles gifts!

 

Scooter Rider gift

 

Try out the Scooter Rider and kick back and relax as you travel through Poptropica! They see you rollin’, they hatin’.

 

Squishy & Pink gift

 

The Squishy & Pink gift is a bunny stress reliever, perfect for getting your Poptropican through the day! Makes you wonder if Dr. Hare would carrot-all about seeing one of his own as a stress reliever…

 

Karaoke Sparkles gift

 

Rounding out this month’s members’ gifts is the Karaoke Sparkles reward! Press the space bar to activate the item’s music and animated sparkles anywhere in Poptropica! Jam sesh, anyone? 🎤

 

If you’re interested in the members’ only perks, including monthly gifts, premier costumes, and exclusive access to upcoming releases, join in on the fun and become a Very Important Poptopican (VIP)! Read more about the VIP membership HERE!

 

VIP Membership

 

That wraps up the latest store update, friends! Enjoy this week’s enormous Adventure Outfitters’ update and stick around for next week’s store update. As always, don’t forget to drop your favorite costume or clubhouse items in the comments! ⬇️ 

Friday, September 3, 2021

✨CLUBHOUSE CRAWL✨ ft. Clean Sun's clubhouse! 🧼🌞

Join us for our next leg of our Clubhouse Crawl across Poptropica as we spotlight your one-of-a-kind cottages! Our next destination is… Clean Sun’s clubhouse!

 

Clean Sun's clubhouse - entrance

 

First impressions: Clean Sun’s certainly knows how to make their guests feel welcomed. Upon first entrance, it’s clear this Poptropican has some serious feng shui happening! Between the suspended rocket ship above the door and the exotic birds and plants inviting us in, it’s already gearing up to be a memorable stop on our clubhouse tour!

 

Clean Sun's clubhouse - left

 

To the left of the entrance, Clean Sun’s bedroom is on the ground floor. Their sleeping area features trendy neon lighting, a penguin plushie, books, and best of all… the refrigerator! Clean Sun takes midnight snacking very seriously. We might need to take a note out of their book and rearrange our clubhouse setups. 🍕

 

And just above the bedroom, the cozy entertainment area is the perfect place for Poptropicans to take a load off and lounge around on the couch.

 

Clean Sun's clubhouse - upper level

 

On the upper middle landing, Clean Sun has converted the floor into the main living room. Whether you want to climb into the hammock with a good book or sit at the table for schoolwork, the comfy living room is a one stop shop for any and all activities!

 

Clean Sun's clubhouse - pantry

 

To the upper right, Clean Sun’s clubhouse renovation includes a mouth-watering pantry, stocked full of tasty treats. It’s dessert galore! Is anyone else taking notes?! 🍰

 

Clean Sun's clubhouse - right

 

Just underneath, the bottom right floors are a charming catch-all for trinkets, decorations, and pets! A seagull, fox, armadillo, and unicorn – oh my! A clubhouse full of animals is a clubhouse full of happiness. How many birds can you spot scattered around Clean Sun’s clubhouse? 🤔🦜

 

What a wonderful second leg of our Clubhouse Crawl across Poptropica! We’d like to give Clean Sun a huge round of applause for decorating their poppin’ paradise! We’ll be spotlighting plenty of individual clubhouses, so if you’d like to be featured on our blog, get to decorating – yours could be next! BONUS: no submissions necessary to be featured. You never know when someone from the Creators’ Team might pop in and take a look around! 

 

Enjoy your weekend and stay hydrated, Poptropicans! 👋

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Guest Blog: Pop Merch Review by Spotted Dragon! 🐲🐉

Hey Poptropicans! Today, I’m bringing you a quick review of the Vintage Poptropica Bandana from the official Poptropica Zazzle Store.

 

The product is available in two sizes: kids/small (18 x 18) and adult/large (22 x 22). Both options feature the classic blue Poptropica throw pattern. It costs US$18.95 and is made of “100% spun polyester,” making it really lightweight and breathable. The material is pretty smooth and reminds me a lot of a cotton bedsheet.

 

Vintage Bandana

edge of bandana, with 12 ruler for scale

 

I have always loved this pattern and I’m excited to see it on so many products in Poptropica’s merch store. You can also get it on leggings, a face mask, a puzzle, or a skateboard!

 

One thing that does disappoint me: the pattern is only printed on one side of the cloth. The back of the bandana is a thin heather white. Though I wish the pattern continued on both sides, it was not a surprise.

 

I will also say that the pattern’s images are a bit larger than I originally expected! Not a drawback by any means, just something to note. I’m pretty impressed with the quality of the print.

 

Bandana print

crumpled bandana

 

Folded bandana

 folded bandana, front and back corner

 

Overall, I’m quite satisfied with this item. Though thin, the feel and quality of the cloth is great, and I obviously love the pattern.

 

Thanks to the Poptropica Creators for sponsoring this post! They gifted the Poptropica Help Blog a Zazzle gift card so we could share these reviews with you guys. Check out the PHB’s Merchandise Guide for more product info! 💫

 

Stay classic, Poptropicans!

 

~SD

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Explore the Cabin of Curiosities' treasure trove! 🎁 🏆

This month, the Baron has brought along amazing treasures for the people of Home Island, even subtly referencing Poptropica’s upcoming birthday! Let’s check out all of the spoils from her travels!

 

Cabin of Curiosities right

 

From left to right, the Baron’s bounty includes the Old Cheese (50 credits), Elf Queen costume (50 credits), Hero Fountain (150 credits), Bit-Pig (50 credits) and Bit-Cake (50 credits). You can decorate your clubhouse to your heart's content with these newly reintroduced items, but beware the cheese touch! To the farthest right, the Baron has also included an extra freebie to celebrate Poptropica’s upcoming birthday later this month – the Big Cake costume (0 credits)! We always knew the Baron had a sentimental side. Shoutout to our special guest for the early birthday present! 🎂🥳

 

Cabin of Curiosities' right This month's cabin items!

 

Last but certainly not least, August’s winning costume design, Shooting Star Hero by Red Toes, is available for free to all players! The costume includes a sparkling headpiece, embellished skirt, and a bow and arrow that shoots twinkling stars when prompted by pressing the spacebar. It's absolutely adorable! ☄️💫

 

Contest Winner: Shooting Star Hero by Red Toes

 

The Cabin also teases the latest round of the contest – the Baron’s Red October costume contest is already upon us! This special Halloween inspired event will have SIX winning costumes that will be gifted for free in the Baron’s pop-up shop. For more info, read our post about participating in the Baron’s Red October contest! 

 

Hopefully you enjoyed the Cabin of Curiosities’ treasure trove for this month! Do you love the throwback threads as much as we do? If you haven’t popped onto the Airship yet, what are you waiting for? Time is running out and the Baron waits for no one. Stay tuned for updates about Poptropica’s upcoming birthday, the current costume contest, and more from the Baron’s air-ventures! 🏴‍☠️

 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Buckle up, Poptropicans! The Baron is BACK!! 🏴‍☠️❤️

It’s that time again! Make your way to Home Island and climb aboard the Baron’s Airship to begin another exciting adventure! 🤩

 

The Baron has returned!

 

The Baron’s visit is fleeting, so time is of the essence! Before long, the Baron will be back traversing the world on her next big adventure. Accept our infamous guest’s invitation to “get off this dusty rock” and enjoy the splendors of pirate life among Poptropica! Don’t miss out on the Airship’s limited time stay or its on board goodies!

 

Explore the flying vessel to play the piloting minigame to boost your credits, chat with your fellow Poptropicans on the common room deck, or create your own private party room. And there’s no forgetting one of most exciting things on the Airship –  the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities! The Cabin is a pop up shop housing the Baron’s collection of top tier treasures available for purchase. Wander around the Cabin and claim your free Shooting Star Hero costume and buy newly unarchived costumes and clubhouse decorations from Poptropica’s past!

 

Cabin of Curiosities' - Shooting Star Hero costume

 

AAAAAAAND…

 

You probably noticed a brand-new costume contest promo on the Airship today! If you haven’t, let’s fill you in:

 

The Baron's Red October costume contest

 

It’s time for the Baron’s special edition Halloween costume contest! 🎃👻🧛

 

Because our favorite sky pirate usually returns around the beginning of every month with the previous month’s contest winner, it’s already time to start preparing! The Baron’s Red October Halloween costume contest will have SIX WINNERS chosen from this round of costume entries – all of witch will be available (for FREE!) at the beginning of October!

 

Get in the spooky spirit and take advantage of this month’s odds! You could be one of 6 chosen to be put into the game! If you’re in need of inspiration, check out last month’s round of costume submissions from the Poptropica community!

 

The Baron’s Red October costume contest will be open for two weeks and end on Tuesday, September 14th at 8pm PST. Use the submissions portal to enter your designs in the competition for the chance to get your idea into the game through Poptropica's most exclusive store! You can also share your costume design on Instagram. After submitting your design(s) through the submissions page, use the hashtags #MyPoptropicaCostume and #Poptropica and tag us @poptropicacreator! 👀

 


 

If you'd like to see YOUR IDEA in the Poptropica store, this is the way to do it! Do you wish you could match your favorite outfit with your Popsona? Do you fantasize about streetwear? Maybe you’d love to see some goth gear? Or do you want to celebrate your favorite holiday in a festive, frightening fit? The costume competition is held on a monthly basis, to give you the opportunity to turn your designs into a reality, visibly contribute to the game itself, and most importantly, share your ideas to millions across the community!

 

Your costume submission should be original! 

  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything!

 

  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.

 

  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica Costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using previous store costumes. Where’s the fun in that?

 

Each month's costume contest will be open for 2 weeks! Enter your costume creations via our submissions page! Be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username. Please be aware that there is a three entry maximum per person each month.

 

Don’t hesitate to leave any questions or comments about the contest below. Good luck, Poptropicans – we can’t wait to see what you put down the runway! 👀💃 🕺