Now trending: shop summer styles

Hey Poptropicans! Slanted Fish popping in.

Summer has officially kicked off with its solstice in the northern hemisphere, and over on Poptropica Original, you’ll find summer styles in the latest update to hit the store.

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The gold cards have been replaced with the following offering: Wunder Bubble Tonic (Wild West), Fishing Pole, Beach Umbrella (Wimpy Boardwalk), Scifi Doctor (Virus Hunter), Football Fever, Sneezing Powder, Multiverse (free), Tiger Shark, Woodstock Follower (Great Pumpkin), Paper Boy/Girl (Wimpy Wonderland), Heat Wave (Wimpy Boardwalk), Burnt Orange Tan Power (Night Watch), Hat Trick, Followers Classic Pack (members only), Fireworks (members only), Shark Surfer (Shark Tooth) (members only), Jump The Shark (Shark Tooth) (members only), Mythology Medusa Surfer (members only), Mega Dog Costume (Galactic Hot Dogs) (members only), Shark Costume (Shark Tooth) (members only), Sparkle Power (members only), Fake Noses (members only), Dr. Hare’s Lair: Light & Shadow Outfits (members only), Football Fever: Champion (members only, though you could just get the same clothes from the other Football Fever card).

And the costumes currently in stock are: Disco King/Queen, Rock Star (members only), Soccer Player, Sweet As Pie: Lemon Meringue, Beach Ball (members only), Summer Boy/Girl (members only), and American Football Player (members only).

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Thanks to Lucky Joker for the item collage!


In other news: earlier this week, Poptropica announced on social media that “Poptropica” is currently trending on the Apple App Store. Woot! 🎉

Poptropica has three official apps on the iOS App Store: Poptropica Worlds (playable across multiple devices), Poptropica (islands from the original game, but not connected to the online version), and Poptropica: Forgotten Islands (also on Nintendo 3DS).

Which Poptropica apps are you playing? What do you think of the store update? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Thanks for everything.

Hey there, Poptropicans.

It’s me, Purple Claw, and I have some bad news to tell you: I’m leaving the PHB. I’ve lost interest in Poptropica for a while now, and while I still love the original game, Poptropica isn’t something I’m obsessed about about anymore. I hope you understand.

I remember when I found out about the PHB about two-and-a-half years ago. I read this blog every day and it was always a secret dream of mine to become an author here. During my time in the Poptropica community, I’ve run my own Poptropica blog (which was nominated twice for Best Active Fansite at the PHB’s Poppies Awards) and I’ve made so many new friends. I couldn’t be more grateful.

I don’t want to make this too long, so I’d just like to thank everyone who supported me in the past, and also thank the PHB team for giving me this amazing opportunity. With that said, you can still find me on Discord, my DeviantArt, or Twitter. I’ll be active there.

And for the last time here,

PC out.

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portrait by Fishy

Pop 5: Poptropica’s Greatest Scenes (and a Goodbye)

It’s Happy Lobster here, with a new Pop 5: about the best scenes, gameplay-wise, to have ever been created in Poptropica.

#5: Topsy-Turvy Bonus Quest, Super Villain Island

While island bonus quests are only available to members after completing the main island quest, Super Villain Island’s one probably tops all other bonus quests. The player gets to experience Mythology Island scenes from a much more thrilling point of view — all the colors are completely inverted, the player can only move upside-down — overall it ensures for an exciting play.

#4: Kerplunk, Game Show Island

Kerplunk is a game show within Game Show Island, and it fully incorporates the ethos of Poptropica: running and jumping around. There are plenty of fun obstacles here, from running across slime-covered, turning platforms and trying not to fall off or get hit by slime, to dodging kicking mechanical shoes, to trying to land on a tiny hovering platform when thrown up by a massive inflatable — all while trying to be as fast as you can!

#3: Mademoiselle Moreau chase, Mystery Train Island

There are many obstacle cchases within Poptropica: being chased by Mr. Silva and his shrink ray in Shrink Ray Island; goblins in Twisted Thicket; Myron Van Buren and his dogs in Survival – just to name a few. But this chase, where you are both chasing Mademoiselle Moreau and being chased by policemen in Mystery Train Island, beats all the other chases, with excellent obstacles that vary immensely, unlike most of the other chases in Poptropica, and superb game art.

#2: Fortress levels, Red Dragon Island

Armed with multiple ninja weapons, this section of Red Dragon Island requires great skill to pass through it. With samurais swarming all over the fortress, you need to be quick in action – from jumping to swinging to sneaking unseen. The fortress offers even the most experienced Poptropican players an excellent, exhilarating challenge.

#1: Binary Bard battle, Astro-Knights Island

Astro-Knights Island probably features the greatest boss battle in Poptropica. The player has to fight Binary Bard from the perspective of his owl, Merlin, to try and save Princess Elyana, while dodging his eternally-swinging swords, shooting laser and flying stars that follow you around – while trying to actually damage Binary Bard by getting close enough to him and trying not to die from his relentless attacks. The design of the cathedral and Binary Bard’s knight automaton is simply spectacular, and is no doubt one of Poptropica’s defining scenes.


And with this Pop 5, I am also leaving the PHB.hl3.png

I’ll keep this short and sweet, but no I longer do I have the same passion for blogging about Poptropica as I did in 2016, when I joined the Poptropica community as well as the PHB. This doesn’t mean I dislike Poptropica, but I also have other things to focus on in life. I’ll still be in the Pop community to a small extent, like posting some Poptropica art on my DeviantArt account, or very occasionally going onto the PHC chat on Discord.

I’d like to thank the ever-helpful PHB team, as well as other members of the Poptropica community during my time here for their amazing support.

Thanks for understanding.

-HL

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: Spotted Dragon (SydVC)

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker here with another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight!

This time, I’ll be featuring the art of my very good friend, Spotted Dragon. You may have heard of her… it’s not like she’s an author on this blog or anything. 😜 Spotted Dragon hasn’t actually done much Poptropica fanart lately, but she does plan on doing some this summer, and the Poptropica art she has already done is definitely worth showcasing here.

I’d say her Poptropica art equally consists of both traditional and digital pieces and is done in many different styles. You can see for yourself in this collection below which includes some collab work (click to enlarge the images and see credited artists):

To see more awesome art like this and more, check out SydVC on DeviantArt and visit her gallery. Also, she’s taking chibi commissions right now!

That’s it for this spotlight! I hope you enjoyed this look into SD’s Poptropica fan art. Perhaps you’re even encouraged to make Poptropica fan art yourself. If you have any, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica.

Also, don’t forget to check out the other artists I’ve featured here on the PHB! Talk to you soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

The incredible inauguration of monthly member gifts

Hello, everyone! It’s Lucky Joker here with news from the worlds of Poptropica.

Over on Poptropica Original, the Creators have started something called Monthly Member Gifts. Every month starting now, active paying Poptropica members will receive some fun item cards. This month, those nifty items are a Cute PuppyUnicorn Head, and Shrink Power! If you’re a member, they’ll be automatically added to your inventory.

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The Cute Puppy is reminiscent of a hand-carried dog from the original app’s Pets Pack,  while the Shrink Power was formerly known as the Minimizer (and available not just for members, I might add). The Unicorn Head is new, though.

If you’re not a member, you can still buy a membership within the month and these items will automatically be added to your account. Great if you want to get them!


Over on the Poptropica Worlds app, a Jack-Jack machine has been added on Home Island. Like the previous Zomberry machine, it offers more picture-taking fun.

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As you can see in the GIF from the Poptropica Creators’ Blog post, there are three Jack-Jack filters to choose from. You can even take pictures with other people—and pets too!


Well, that’s it for now. What do you think of these little updates? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Thanks for reading as always! I’ll talk to you soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Get out and paint the big city with greens!

Hey Poptropicans, it’s Slanted Fish splashing in.

As you may be able to tell from the funny title, there’s a mix of several things going on. Ads, to be precise. Which, on Poptropica, means games and prizes!

The first ad I found, on Mythology Island, is for a new TV show called Get Out of My Room. After watching the video, you can play a game where you match furniture items with where they’re supposed to go in two bedrooms.

Upon completion, you’ll win a Crazy Paintbrush. When you press the space bar with it, you’ll throw paint on the nearest Poptropican.

Get Out of My Room premiered on Monday, June 11 on NBC Universal Kids. Hosted by designer Claire Zinnecker, the show is about creating kids’ dream rooms.


Another ad is also making the rounds: Big City Greens. Once you find and enter the subway station, Cricket Green will ask you to help you find stuff he lost. There are 5 items in total, many of them hidden at the top. Just jump around until you bump into all of them, and you’ll win a Cricket Follower.

Big City Greens will premiere on Disney Channel on Monday, June 18.


Lastly, there’s supposedly also an ad for the Disney Channel show “Big Hero 6: The Series” — at least, according to social media posts from the Creators. I haven’t been able to find it myself, but their pictures show it to be on Mythology Island. With this ad, you can watch a video and play a game to get a prize: Baymax Follower.

That’s all the news for now! Stay popping, Poptropicans.

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Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: Criaha

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here, and today, I’ll be showcasing the artwork of Criaha in the newest Pop Fan Artist Spotlight. To me, this is long overdue as Criaha is one of my favorite Poptropica fan artists out there. Anyway, let’s pop into it!

As you’ll see, Criaha is very versatile in her art. She can draw just about anything, and in any style too! Check out some of her work below and see for yourself:

Did you know that her piece, “Heart of the Forest”, has won awards in numerous art shows?

Well, it has, and for obvious reasons too—it’s beautiful! That’s why Criaha says it’s her favorite Poptropica-related piece to date. And if that wasn’t cool enough, Criaha also left some tips for any aspiring artists out there who may be reading:

For whether you want to do traditional or digital here’s my advice: never be afraid to experiment. Even if it doesn’t work, you tried. Try again. You’ll hit a sea of bad before you can even get to where you want, but that’s not a bad thing. You have to be bad in order to get good. Another tip: stop comparing yourself to others. This is the most damaging thing you can do as an artist. Art takes time and skill, the people’s who art you admire all have had a lot of time and skill put in their art. No one is just a good artist. It’s a skill like cooking or dancing. You have to do practice to be good. As for just tips for digital alone; start small, draw what you know how to draw. Also if you’ve only done traditional it’s gonna feel weird doing digital. Spend some time drawing lines, scribbles, feeling for that hand eye coordination. Also there’s art tutorials online, take advantage of them! There’s no shame looking up a tutorial. Don’t be afraid of free art programs. Medibang and Firealpaca work just fine, you don’t need to have the biggest or most expensive program to be good. Lastly, practice! Practice practice practice! Wanna be good? PRACTICE!!

You can see more of Criaha’s awesome artwork in her gallery on DeviantArt and/or on her Tumblr @blackwidowpoptropica. She’s a pretty frequent poster of not only Poptropica art, but also art inspired off of other games, like Cuphead. (Also, today marks the 2-year anniversary of Criaha and MissEligon being together, so go send them some love! ❤️)

I hope you liked this Pop Fan Artist Spotlight! Perhaps you feel encouraged to make Poptropica fan art yourself. If you have any Poptropica-related art, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery, We-Love-Poptropica. Don’t forget to check out the other artists I’ve featured here on the PHB, too! Talk to you guys in the next one…

– Lucky Joker 🍀