🍍 The PHB’s 10th Annual Costume Competition: the Casual & the Creepy 🎃 (Win a Pop membership!)

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Calling all Poptropicans! Have you got what it takes to dress your Poptropican up for the season? Then enter your costume into the Poptropica Help Blog’s 10th Annual Costume Competition! (Can you believe we’ve been doing this for ten years??)

This year we’re presenting two categories: the “Casual” for your everyday style as well as the traditional “Creepy.” You can enter from Poptropica Original and/or Worlds!

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The three (or four) realms of ads

Hey Poptropicans, what’s popping?

If you head over to the map, you’ll find three new ads with prizes to play with! Everyone can play, of course, but members especially have a new incentive to play — they get to keep these prizes even after the ad campaigns end.

The most extra of these new ads is a castle for the upcoming Disney flick, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, in theaters November 12. Talk to the girl in the purple dress, Clara, to begin the game, wherein you jump over obstacles in some creepy woods to chase a mouse with a key. Plus, if you turn up your sound, you’ll hear the spooky version of the Monster Carnival Island theme in the background!

Upon completion, you’ll win two prizes: a Music Box handheld item and Soldier Transformation costume and power.

The Music Box, when activated, will send snow falling on your screen and play a twinkly “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” The Soldier Transformation, besides being a costume, can also send out soldiers to run out by your orders.


Another ad going on — and this one also with sound! — is for Frosted Flakes, with the premise being “a concert in the park.” Talk to Tony the Tiger to start the game, which is like Guitar Hero but with cereal. With volume up, you’ll hear guitar riffs in the background.

Once you’ve successfully played your set, you’ll win a Tony Transform (which turns your character into Tony) and Cereal Rain, which sends various colors of Frosted Flakes falling down your screen.


One more ad, and this one’s simpler: LEGO Boost has video stall on Mythology Island. Watch the vid, and you’ll get a Robot Cat Follower. Meow.


And now for some ads of our own…

  • The PHB’s 10th Annual Halloween Contest is in full swing, and we eagerly await your entries! Enter your most casual or creepy costumes before it’s too late
  • Community Creations is also seeking entries this month for the theme of “Villains”! Create something (even if just for fun) and send it in!
  • The Poptropica Creators are doing a contest with the Halloween Photo Booth. Post your creations on Instagram and use the tag #SpookyPop to enter!

Until next time, Poptropicans! Keep ‘troppin on. 🐭🎸😸

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The new login screen is live!

Hey, Sporty Boa here! What’s up Poptropicans? I’ll tell you what’s up — it’s the brand new login screen for Poptropica Original!

That’s right, yesterday the login screen we caught glimpses of was released on Poptropica Original. And who else to greet us into this new experience but the pink fluffy bunny himself, Dr. Hare?

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He’s not the only one — throughout the new login sequence, you’ll find other fan-favorite Poptropica pals! New players will still be able to customize their age, outfits, and name, but the user experience is different, bringing a bright and poppy twist to the old classic screen that had been around for 11 years. (More on the changes were covered in our original sneak-peek post about the update.)

So whatcha waiting for? You can go experience this new login screen for yourself on Poptropica.com, as well as voice your opinions in the comments below.

I personally really like this change, as it gives a fresh new take on the old login experience! Well folks, stay awesome and I’ll catch you later. Boa out!

It’s all tricks & treats in Poptropica!

How’s it going, spooktropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here with a couple of updates to share with you all today!

First off, a new membership benefit has been implemented into the game. Now, members who win items from advertisement games will be able to keep the prizes after the ad disappears!

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Not a huge deal, but still pretty cool nonetheless. I find many of the prizes from the ad games quite amusing. 😛

If you’re not a member, though, don’t worry — the creators say that they’re working on some new stuff for all players expected to launch this year! We’ll see if that happens…

In the meantime, we also have the largest ASG collection you can take advantage of to deck your character in retired ad costumes and lots more!


In other news… with Halloween approaching, it’s the perfect time to create a photo with all the new fun options that have recently been added to the Photo Booth! Check out the few that I made:

And there’s plenty more props and characters where those came from… I guess you’ll have to try it out for yourself. 😉

Plus, you can even have the chance to have your creation featured on the Official Poptropica Instagram account; just post it on Instagram with the hashtag #spookypop!

One more thing: If you’re feeling especially artistic in this spooky season, be sure to participate in this month’s Community Creations. The theme for October is Villains!

That’s all for now, and I’ll talk to you all soon…pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Make your messages sp00p!

Hey Poptropicans, it’s Lucky Joker here!

The Poptropica Stickers app (for iOS) has been out for months now—since July as a matter of fact—but only now has just received its very first update. You probably already guessed it… the update is for Halloween!🎃

Twenty-seven new spooky stickers have been added to the sticker selection, along with the three winning designs from the sticker design contest that happened shortly after the app’s release. Here they are screenshotted below:

It’s not clear how long these stickers are here to stay, but my hunch is that the Halloween-themed stickers would disappear sometime after October, while the contest winning designs will probably stay. (The latter was promised in September, but better late than never.)

So, what do you think of this update? Do you have the Poptropica Sticker app? If you don’t, you can download it from the app store on any iOS device if you’re interested. 🙂

Well, that’s all for now! Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you in the next one…pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Petition: Free the Colorizer on Worlds for all

Hey Poptropicans! Here’s a guest post by Gentle Fang on how the Colorizer helped her express herself on Poptropica Original and why such a feature ought to be more accessible to all on Poptropica Worlds. Check it out, and enjoy. ~ 🐠

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Hey guys! It’s Gentle Fang! If you have never heard of me, I did my own MPIP back in 2017 about a year ago, and also wrote a guest post about several islands in 2016. I have been playing Poptropica for about 6 years now (not all that consistently), and I really enjoy exploring islands and getting involved in the community.

As I have been playing for quite some time, I found that I had completed almost all the islands and had little left to do. As such, when Poptropica Worlds was first announced, I was overjoyed. I was so happy they were finally going to make new islands, add new material, and improve upon the characters.

When I got around to playing the new Poptropica Worlds once it came out, however, I found that I was underwhelmed. First off, talk about bad first impressions—the game took FOREVER to load. I had always been able to switch from scene to scene in a second on Poptropica Original, but I found that on Worlds it took quite some time.

When I was finally able to get into my closet to change my character, I was quite upset to find that the Colorizer — one of my favorite parts of Poptropica Original — was for members only. (Well, non-members get a few pre-selected colors for free. But that’s nothing compared to Poptropica Original.)

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My style is what sets me apart from the crowd. For years, I’ve had an outfit that was a mixture of all my favorite costumes, a little pet cat I called Buttons, and most importantly my bright turquoise hair. That hair color was the only thing about me that never changed. Hairstyles change (in real life, I recently cut off over 6 inches of hair). My outfit is almost constantly being modified (for some reason I went through a phase where I dressed like a police officer). My character also sometimes has glasses, and recently got freckles. The entire look was my way of expressing myself.

Most of my character’s traits represented something about my personality: her diva outfit showed my dramatic personality, her occasional glasses represented that although I need glasses I hardly ever wear them, and the new freckles reflected the ones that appeared on my actual face. But the hair didn’t represent my physical state — it represented my boldness.

Although I am not currently allowed to dye my hair, I know brightly colored hair would turn heads. That’s what I like to do — I am not someone who enjoys blending in or staying in the crowd. I wasn’t allowed to get a membership on any gaming sites because my parents didn’t trust technology that much, so I couldn’t buy anything that only members received. This meant I only had a minuscule amount of clothes and accessories to choose from. Since the Colorizer was free for everyone on Poptropica Original, and came with a wide array of colors, I was sucked in.

Six years of turquoise hair later, I was more than disappointed when my favorite color was taken away too, becoming a privilege only given to members. Of course, I attempted to get my mother to agree to buy me a membership, to no avail. I know that there are other kids or teenagers like me who cannot purchase a membership for whatever reason, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to express themselves.

I understand that memberships make the company money to keep Poptropica free. But I also think that things that were not under lock and key in Poptropica Original should remain that way in Worlds.

So, in closing, I would like to propose that the Poptropica Worlds Colorizer to ought to be accessible in its entirety to everyone.

This nifty tool is something that I quite enjoyed for more than half my life, and I would be very upset if it was removed from the game permanently for players without membership. I would very much like for this amazing tool to be made free for all.

Thanks so much for listening.

—Gentle Fang


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Gentle Fang! If you did, be sure to check out another guest post of hers: Tips & Tricks for Escape From Pelican Rock & Reality TV Island.

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. You can find some tips and guidelines on our page on how to Write for the PHB. We also encourage sharing blog posts on the PHC.

📰 If you have an idea for a PHB post, send it in! ✨

Jack o’ Shadow Ninjago: October gifts & ad

Hello, everyone! It’s Lucky Joker here, and, wouldn’t you know it, October is here as well. Of course, a new month means new member gifts!

In case you missed the memo, members are given three limited edition items each month as a thank-you for supporting the game financially. If you’re a paid member, these items are added automatically to your inventory upon logging in. The item gifts this month are: Toilet PaperHeadless Fun, and Horse Head.

Just like the last couple of months, this month’s gifts are nothing less than strange. They’re all very fitting for Halloween though, so that’s cool! (If you’re not a member, however, you can still become headless by using this ASG. 😉 )


Also, there’s a new ad for the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu series, which you can get to from the island map. Go on inside and talk to Zane, and a mini-game will start up.

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The directions are simple: repeatedly click your mouse to jump over the obstacles on the ground, and release to avoid the ones from above.

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Once you successfully do so, you’ll earn a cool Shadow Ninja costume and an awesome Dragon Follower!

So, what do you think of this month’s member gifts, and what do you think of the idea of gifts for members in general? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you for reading and I’ll talk to you soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀