Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Celebrating Day 6 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts

Today’s marks the halfway point of our 12 Days of Member Gifts special event!

 

As we move into the second half of the gift exchange, it’s only fitting that the 6th round of player-designed surprises is something magical to treat your ‘elf with! 🎁

 

Let’s give it up for Day 6’s winner…

 

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts: Elf Costume by Purple Noodle

 

Elf Costume by Purple Noodle! Deck your Popsona out with the ensemble’s red and green beanie (with a pom-pom), striped collared shirt, and belted pants. Congratulations, Purple Noodle – your ‘elf-made costume is one for the books! 🎄🎅

 

Remember to check in daily to find the newest gifts awarded to your inventory. The remainder of member gifts will continue getting better and better! What surprises are you hoping to see before the event is over?

Monday, December 5, 2022

Days 3–5 of 12 Days of Member Gifts Are Here! 🎁

Happy Monday, Poptropicans!

 

Hope you're making the most of December, winter break is looming closer and the new year will be here in no time. Speaking of endings, we’re nearly halfway through the 12 day gift extravaganza. Who’s hyped to see the latest additions to 2022’s member gifts?

 

12 Days of Member Gift's

 

Starting with this weekend’s awarded gifts – Day 3 is a… Snowflake Follower by Scary Sword! Invite your own snowflake pal on your adventures around Poptropica. There’s snow better way to see the islands! ❄️☃️

 

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts: Snowflake Follower by Scary Sword

 

Next up, Day 4 is an incredibly festive Reindeer Costume, designed by Silver Fox! 🦌 Try on the outfit’s antlers, colorful lights, and matching cozy onesie for the ultimate holiday look. Are you feeling festive yet? 

 

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts: Reindeer Costume by Silver Fox


 

Last, but certainly not least, is today’s member gift – the Sleigh, courtesy of Shiny Flyer’s design! Equip the Sleigh to give your Popsona’s travels an extra layer of pizzazz. Will you be slaying or sleigh-ing this season? 🛷✨

 

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts: Sleigh by Shiny Flyer

 

Congratulations to Scary Sword, Silver Fox, and Shiny Flyer for their wonderful wintery ideas – they’re treasures! More gifts are being unveiled daily. Don’t forget to check in everyday to be the first to see the new presents being awarded to members!  

Friday, December 2, 2022

The 12 Days of Member Gifts Continues – Day 2 Is Here!

Welcome back, y’all! 

 

After yesterday’s first member gift reveal, the second holly jolly holiday winner is ready to be announced! Who's excited to see the latest player-designed goodies? Let’s dive into today’s surprise. 🎁

 

12 Days of Member Gifts! Day 2 reveal: Bear Hoodie12 Days of Member Gifts: Bear Hoodie

 

Congratulations to Got School for their Bear Hoodie design! Outfit your Poptropican with the costume’s beary cozy hoodie and matching earmuffs! 🧸✨

 

How adorable is today’s costume? Show this design some love – well done Got School! 

 

Don’t forget to check in every day find the newest surprise that’ll be waiting in your inventories, members! Until tomorrow, Poptropicans. Have a marvelous weekend!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Poptropica’s annual 12 days of member gifts has officially begun!

Happy 12 Days of Member Gifts, Poptropicans! 🎁✨

 

Poptropica's annual 12 Days of Member Gifts celebration. Image shows a Poptropican opening a present, surrounded by 11 additional gifts in the background.

 

Starting today, the next 12 days will be a gargantuan present-palooza! Members will receive daily gifts, delivered to your inventories, as a thank you for your support.

 

For the first time ever, all of the gifts created for this year’s celebration were designed by your fellow Poptropicans in the Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest! Of course, contest winners will also be gifted their designed item for free, regardless of membership status. Thank you to everyone that joined in the festive holiday contest – it was an absolute pleasure to see your creativity and holiday spirit shine! ☃️

 

Without further ado, we’re thrilled to present the 1st of 12 winning holiday designs! Drum roll, please…. 

 

12 Days of Member Gifts reveal. Day 1: Fox Outfit by Perfect HeroWinning holiday design: Fox Outfit by Perfect Hero, featuring male and female versions of the costume

 

 

Congratulations to Perfect Heart for their Fox Outfit – splendid job! 👏

 

Sound off in the comments with your first impressions, Poptropicans! Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for the second installment of player-designed holiday gifts, there’s plenty more surprises to be revealed! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Guest Blog: Invisible Ring's Hare-Brained Reference 🐰🔍

In the beginning of 2021, when the first Guest Blogger tryouts were held, I promised in my tryout that I would commit to sharing BIG news to the people of Poptropica… Hard-core knowledge that others should know, as well as super cool stuff others would WANT to know…

 

Invisible Ring's screenshot of Dr. Hare from 24 Carrot Island, with "...what?" superimposed on the image.

 

Ever since I GOT that Guest Blogger position I have done just that, and I took it over the TOP with my ultimate movie creation… But it doesn’t stop there!

 

…You see, in the making of this movie, I stumbled upon some veeerrrrry interesting information about Dr. Hare. …Turns out that the Big Bad Bunny ALSO had a really big and important personal Poptropica project of his own. …Back in 2013, to be exact. It’s called LEGO CUUSOO, and I have taken the liberty of gathering every old post about this project together into one spot for your convenience.

 

  1. Vote for Dr. Hare’s Lair on LEGO CUUSOO– or else!
  2. LEGO CUUSOO – help us get to 1,000 supporters!
  3. Get your new Dr. Hare wallpaper!
  4. Show your support for our LEGO CUUSOO project
  5. LEGO CUUSOO update – the carrot’s on us
  6. It’s time to ramp up production
  7. You want these balloons. You NEED these balloons.
  8. This balloon’s about to pop
  9. LEGO CUUSOO project update: Dr. Hare Deluxe Balloons now available
  10. LEGO CUUSOO – another milestone is in sight
  11. LEGO CUUSOO – can we reach 6,000 supporters this weekend?
  12. Vote and you shall receive
  13. LEGO CUUSOO – to 7,500!
  14. LEGO CUUSOO: The next milestone approaches, and so does a new prize!
  15. Hurry for Hare ears!
  16. Dr. Hare Ears Power is now available!
  17. Craft your own Dr. Hare!
  18. Go go CUUSOO
  19. LEGO CUUSOO – the drive to 10,000!
  20. Vote for us on LEGO CUUSOO and get a new Rabbot paper craft!
  21. LEGO CUUSOO – the drive to 10,000 and a new prize looms
  22. LEGO CUUSOO – we reached 10,000!
  23. A legendary fan project

 

Ok, Did you read all those posts? …What am I saying, NO ONE would pay attention to a 23-post list! (...Or maybe they would. Who knows? Humans are so unpredictable.)

 

…But here’s the summary: Dr. Hare would show off his master creation many different times so that more people would find it. As Dr. Hare himself said, “Let’s cast our support for this project, and bug -- er, urge -- our friends and family to do the same.” 

 

I bet you’re thinking, “Oh, is THAT why you’re showing off your movie yet AGAIN, Invisible Ring?” 

 

…Yes! Yes it is. Like Dr. Hare, I am intent on sharing my greatest genius work with EVERYONE, believing strongly that it’s something that the whole WORLD needs to see. …Dr. Hare’s Lego project never got off the ground in the end, and there’s a chance that my movie won’t get off the ground either. But the Hare NEVER gives up! And neither do I.

 

A picture of Dr. Hare from 24 Carrot Island, with the phrase, "That's RIGHT! Looks like SOMEONE has done their homework..." superimposed.

 

And being the vigilant funny bunny I am, I shall continue to doctor up more front-page posts, bring more big surprises, and exploit more epic secrets and insights. …You MIGHT find my movie popping up in another post or 2 later on, though. …Self-promotion is rather diabolical, but a TRUE genius doesn’t use that hare-y tactic without an excuse! …Er, REASON, I mean. …Whatever you call it. You see, my signature piece works as a reference to some of my posts… Such as my detective post or THIS post, for that matter! …But nevertheless, as a guest blogger, I am still striving to break the ice, bust out the big news, and blow all your minds to smithereens! BWAA HA HA HA!...

 

So see you next month, Poptropicans!

Friday, November 25, 2022

Guest Blog: Interview with Fierce Flyer from the Poptropica Creators 🦅💫

Meet Fierce Flyer!

 

The PHB's Fierce Flyer Popsona

 

1. How were you first introduced to Poptropica?

 

It’s all thanks to my sister really. I remember back in elementary school, in the late 2000s, I would look forward to staring at her computer screen. Well, up until the day I thought to myself, “Hey, maybe I should give this Poptropica thing a try myself!”

 

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

 

A name that immediately comes to mind for me as criminally underrated is Merlin. I feel as though Merlin gets lost in the masterpiece that is Astro-Knights Island. I mean, the bird sacrifices himself to save your Poptropican. Any respect Merlin has received through the years needs to be tripled, ‘cause I don’t hear nearly enough about this saint of an owl.

 

As for overrated, it’s gotta be Dr. Hare, right? I mean, no disrespect to the doctor who decided to wear a pink bunny costume but, surely his PhD could’ve gone to better use elsewhere.

 

Merlin from Astro Knights Island

The way to an owl’s heart is through its stomach.

 

The PHB's Fierce Flyer's Portrait of Dr. Hare

Dr. Hare illustrated by Fierce Flyer

 

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

 

Purely for the aesthetics, I’ve gotta go with Episode 1 of Survival Island. I really felt like I was there, like I was freezing and needed warmth and not just in the game. Getting that full immersive experience plus the beautiful scenery, is both nostalgic and was revolutionary to Poptropica.

 

Survival Island Illustration

Survival Island, Ep. 1 wallpaper

 

4. From your perspective, how have you seen the Poptropica Help Blog (PHB) and community change over time?

 

Change is inevitable. In the Pop community, the biggest changes that I dealt with were fellow bloggers and Poptropica enthusiasts coming and going. But through it all, my fond memories with them remain dear to my heart, and I have a feeling they would say the same.

 

5. How has your PHB career surprised you?

 

Joining the PHB has gotta be a top 10 moment in my life in terms of excitement and happiness. I was over the moon when I was welcomed in, and was pleasantly surprised to find that through joining the blog, I also became a stronger writer.

 

Fierce Flyer's Popsona at the Poppies 2018 blue carpet

Fierce Flyer at the blue carpet of the Poppies 2018

 

6. What inspires you?

 

I could go on and on about the many things I see and learn everyday that inspire me, but if I had to choose just one, it’d be my older brother and fellow PHB author Sporty Boa. He’s played a pivotal role in the progression of not only my creativity, but also my journey of becoming my best self. So, shout-out to my brotato chip!

 

Fierce Flyer and Sporty Boa Popsona illustration

Sporty Boa and Fierce Flyer at the PHB’s Flash funeral for Poptropica

 

7. What does the Pop community mean to you?

 

This community means so much to me; it’s hard to just put it in words, as corny as that sounds. I’ve recently turned 18, so I’m officially an “adult,” and I can truly say that the Poptropica community — everyone I’ve had the pleasure of meeting — will hold a special place in my childhood as a cornerstone of my life growing up.

 

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

 

Oh for sure! My blog, Fierce Flyer Adventures, began as a Poptropica site, but has also branched out a bit. I made a post 4 ½ years ago called “The Oath of Socialization” where I basically challenged myself to break out of my shell and be my authentic self around others. That post really changed my life because, although it was only supposed to last for a week, I’ve been running with it to this day.

 

Fierce Flyer vs. E. Vile illustration

Vanquish E. Vile by Fierce Flyer

 

9. Outside of Poptropica and your PHB involvement, what are you passionate about?

 

I’m super passionate about sports — all kinds, really. Anything with a ball, and sometimes a puck or wheel, I’ll be watching it. Along with that, a passion I’ve always had is creating stories. I want to be an author one day, or a director/writer for my own show or movie!

 

Fierce Flyer's Black Panther Popsona

Fierce Black Panther by Fierce Flyer

 

Favorites

  • Island: It’s a toss-up between Mystery Train and Reality TV, but I’ll give a slight edge to Mystery Train because of its captivating story and endearing characters.
  • Backstory/Lore: Ringmaster Raven. Such a captivating character with a truly tragic backstory, can’t help but to feel bad for him…
  • Character: My guy Edgar! Every time he showed up on my screen I was grinning, a bright spot in an otherwise disturbingly creepy environment on Monster Carnival.
  • Villain: Poptropica has so many great villains, but the cake goes to Director D ‘cause as a kid, I thought he was the coolest dude ever. Here’s a hot take: I think he could rock the bald look!
  • Costume: There are a lot of iconic costumes, but the one I remember the most, and always used, was the Midnight Ninja outfit. I would literally try to find any excuse possible to throw that thing on.

 

Fierce Flyer's Favorites: Mystery Train, Edgar, Ringmaster Raven, Director D, Midnight Ninja

 


 

Thank you to Fierce Flyer for the interview – it was an absolute pleasure and the series has been a lovely opportunity to learn more about you and the Poptropica Help Blog’s team as a whole! See more of Fierce Flyer’s writing and contributions on the PHB! ✨

Friday, November 18, 2022

New Conversion: Survival 3 Is Now Available! 🥶📻

Before the start of your holiday break, we a special surprise for everyone! We’re ecstatic to finally share the good news with you, Poptropicans! This one’s a double whammy…

 

Survival Island, Episode 3: Distress Signal, has been converted and is available to members

 

It's official! The wait is over – Survival Island, Episode 3 is NOW AVAILABLE! Members can now play Survival’s Episode 3: Distress Signal on desktop and mobile! Once you’ve finished the island’s first two episodes, you’re invited to embark on the third leg of the island's adventure. 🗺

 

Survival Island, Episode 3's intro popup. The graphic shows a Poptropican looking up at an abandoned radio tower. The caption reads, "You've found an old radio antenna. Now find a way to call for help!"

 

Continue your feat of endurance through the Yukon and search for opportunities for survival. You’re going to have to get crafty with your skills – supplies are limited and your only hope is calling for help from an abandoned radio tower. Are you up for the challenge?

 

Not only has Episode 3 made its long awaited return, but we've got one more surprise up our sleeve. As a treat for the entire Poptropica community, Episode 2: Hook, Line & Sinker has been opened to all players! 🥳

 

Survival Island, Episode 2: Hook, Line & Sinker, is now open to all players! The image features the Survival logo and forest outline in the foreground with a beaver sitting atop a pile of wood in the background.

 

Previously limited to members only, the second installment of Survival Island is now free to play for everyone. Push through the pain of your crash landing, you’ve got to survive! The winter is unforgiving for Poptropicans that must endure life in the Yukon with limited resources. Regardless of your prior experience, you’re going to learn to fish or die trying! 🎣

 

Who’s excited for the latest conversion?! Share your reactions with your fellow players in the comments below. Happy surviving, Poptropicans! 📻

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Cast Your Votes for Free Returning Costumes With 2022's Costume Rewind! 🤩⏮

Welcome back, Poptropicans!

 

Can you believe this year is nearing its end? We’re counting down the days ‘til 2023 (44 days, in case you’re wondering)!

 

Before this year comes to a close, it’s time for the Baron’s 2022 Costume Rewind! This is your chance to claim this year’s costume contest winners you might’ve missed out on – all for free! 🥳

Simply choose 3 player designed costumes that you’d like to see in the Airship’s Cabin of Curiosities next month. The most popular costumes will return for a limited time this December! (Did we mention they’ll be free?!)


Cast your votes by Tuesday, November 29th @ 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, and 11pm EST)! ⬇️
 

 

Friendly reminder Poptropicans – the Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest ends TONIGHT, November 16th! Enter your costume, clubhouse decorations, followers, and pet costume designs by tonight at 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, and 11pm EST) via the Submissions Page! ⏳

 

Poptropica's Holly Jolly Holiday Contest announcement, featuring 2 players exchanging gifts in front of a huge present pile, pine trees, and a snow bank.

 

Every year, the first 12 days of December are dedicated to a rapid-fire prize-palooza to thank our members for their support.  For the first time ever, all players are invited to join us in designing prizes for our annual 12 Days of Member Gifts! 🎁

 

As a reward, 12 winners will be selected and have their holiday designs brought to life in Poptropica! Regardless of your membership status, all 12 winners will receive their personally designed item for free! 

 

For more contest details and brainstorming tips, head to the Holly Jolly Holiday Contest announcement. So far your submissions are looking absolutely wonderful. Finish strong! Good luck, Poptropicans! ✨