Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: AllysArt

How’s it going, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here back with another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight—it’s been a little while since the last one. Today, I’ll be showcasing the work of AllysArt!

Ally’s art style is comparable to that of Poptropica’s, but still special in her very own way. Almost all of her pieces are bright, colorful, and happy. Check out this gallery of her work below (click to enlarge the images):

If you want to see more of Ally’s art, check out her media gallery on her Twitter, @SimplyArtByAlly—she posts on a pretty regular basis.

I hope you liked this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork! Got any Poptropica fan art of your own? 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, and to participate in this month’s Community Creations! Thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you soon…pop on!

 

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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Frosted Smallfoot, LEGO mammoth (three ads)

Hey Poptropicans! Brace yourselves for a chill, because right now Poptropica is hosting three pretty frosty ads! (Unless you’re also counting that ever-obtrusive ad for Poptropica on Poptropica, which really needs to just go. Anyway…)

You can find all of these ads with their own icons on the map. (There are also a couple other ads we covered earlier: Next Gen and Froot Loops.) Let’s take a look!


Smallfoot is an animated movie in theaters September 28, and for the ad, you can win a Snow Ball handheld item (with space bar to throw) by first watching the video, then playing a game. To beat the game, simply move your cursor to help Smallfoot avoid crashing into anything as he makes a long descent!


Frosted Flakes is a cereal by Kellogg’s, and its ad takes you to an area where, once inside, you’ll be wearing a bike helmet (not a separate item, though). The gist of the game is to click-and-hold to jump over various obstacles strewn along a suburban street as you cycle through as Tony the Tiger.

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At the end, you’ll be awarded a Tony Follower and Cereal Toss (power and handheld). If the cereal box hits a Poptropican when thrown, it’ll bounce off of them.


LEGO City is a line of LEGO products that includes a helicopter mammoth mission—the focus of this ad, earlier rumored to be made into its own island. To play the game, head inside the building and hop into the chopper. The rules are simple: avoid the obstacles, but pick up the green batteries for an energy boost.

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Once you reach the legendary mammoth, you’ll win two prizes: an Explorer Suit (which can send down snow with the press of the space bar) and Helicopter Follower.


These aren’t the only games around on Poptropica! As mentioned in the post below, Dr. Hare’s Secret Lab is also back for a limited time, from now until Monday, September 17. You can find it on the map, or access it through its item card if you grabbed it before it left the store several months ago with the store update. There’s a new Rabbot costume to be had—though it’s not an item card, just something you can Costumize. 🤖

Browse below for all the latest happenings on Poptropica! Keep popping on, ‘tropicans.

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Beware up there, maybe a hare…

UPDATE: The special event (the mini-quest as described below) can now be accessed via the map. On Instagram, the Creators announced that the event runs only until Monday, September 17. Win that new limited edition robot suit while you can!

Hey Poptropicans! Carrot all to see what’s new? 🥕

The Poptropica Creators posted a sneak peek on the official blog that’s meant to be for a “special event launching this Thursday.” This might look familiar to some of you…

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In case the crate of carrots in the pic and the 38 carrot emojis on the Creators’ Blog weren’t enough of a hint, this smells a lot like it’s got something to do with 24 Carrot Island villain Dr. Hare. Specifically, this is almost an exact scene from the entrance of the old mini-quest Dr. Hare’s Secret Lab (but the signpost is new).

Since the store is now getting refreshed with new stock every month, the card for Dr. Hare’s Secret Lab hasn’t been there for some time. However, if you’ve got the card in your inventory, you can still play it—in fact, this update is live, but the only changes are aesthetic: the addition of a new sign, music, and a recolored robot costume reward.

For those who don’t have access because you may not own the card, wait until Thursday for the official release of this “special event.”

Dr. Hare’s Secret Lab came out in 2010 and has been available in the store until about four months ago. Guess it’s nice to see it return, at least. 🥕

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Halloween arrives early for Creators’ costume design contest 🎃

Hey Poptropicans! Trick or treat?

The Poptropica Creators have been releasing updates in full swing this week, and there’s one more just announced: a Halloween costume design contest! (They did recently promise more contests.) Check out the details on this Instagram post:

It’s pretty early for Halloween (the holiday falls on October 31)—and yet, the contest closes Friday, September 21 (in two weeks). The winning design will be made into a costume free for everyone in October.

The Creators wrote in a comment that you can enter this contest “any way you like. You can draw new costumes or mix and match from what’s already in Poptropica!”

To enter, simply post your design(s) on Instagram with the tag #PoptropicaHalloween. They’ll probably take entries from other social media too—just be sure to post where they can see it (such as tagging @Poptropica on Twitter). You can also enter multiple times.

Happy creating! 🎃 Be sure to also check out our other posts from this past week below—there’s been lots going on! Keep on popping on.

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Realms returns—at long last!

Hey Poptropicans! Remember Realms, that magical sandbox universe where you could create any landscape of your imagination with a range of tools, textures, and things?

And remember how it just stopped working over a year ago, and has been down ever since? Well, good news: as promisedit’s finally back, by popular demand!

You can access it via a fancy new portal on Home Island, above the movie theater. So head on over there, say hello to those furry creatures running rampant, and get creating!

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Here on the PHB, we’ve got a comprehensive Poptropica Realms Guide designed to help you get situated with the massive opportunities that lie ahead. From making sense of the Svadilfari hammer to visiting other players’ Realms, we’ve got you covered!

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Light a candle for Poptropica’s 11th birthday 🕯 — and many more

Hey Poptropicans! We’re burning with some bright news over here. Read on!

September has arrived, which means… the winning design from our header contest is up on the blog? More member gifts? Another round of Community Creations? All of these wonderful things, yes, but one more: it’s Poptropica’s birthday month!

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You like that rainbow afro? That and more are in this month’s member gift pack. Not a member? Lots of cool stuff (many for everyone) recently arrived at the store—with rhinos, robots, and more—and one more, as you’ll see below.

Anyway. Happy birthday, Poptropica! We’re pretty thrilled to see Poptropica make it to its 11th year alive, and we hope for great things to come. In fact, that could very well be the case with some recent developments! But more on that in a bit.

To celebrate the occasion, you can now get a Birthday Candle costume for free in the store! But hurry—this candle will burn out of the store when the month is over.

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A couple of noteworthy insights from the Creators were also revealed in the comments of the Instagram post announcing this update.

One Instagram user, supertalkcam, asked if the Creators were abandoning Poptropica Worlds in favor of Pop Original. The Creators replied, “It’s a myth!”

Another user, chillzaj, asked, “Will Poptropica end up shutting down in 2020 due to Flash ending? So we have one more bday party left…?”

The Creators responded, “Poptropica isn’t shutting down – we’re working on new technology that will keep Poptropica around for a long time! #poptropicaforever

This sounds like some of the behind-the-scenes work that has been keeping Poptropica quietly busy over the past few months at least. The Creators’ Facebook post from December 2017 explaining Poptropica’s relationship to the downfall of Flash, which we posted on the PHB in March, has even been gone for some time now.

Could it be that Poptropica Original will stick around even after 2020, as it gets moved to a newer technology so that it can survive post-Flash? This seems to be the Creators’ plan now, though one they’re still “working on,” so no solid promises yet.

Once again, happy eleventh birthday to our beloved Poptropica. Share your thoughts and congratulations in the comments, and keep on popping on, Poptropicans. 🎈🎊🎂

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Results of the PHB Header Design Contest!

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Hello, Poptropicans!

Last month, we announced our first ever PHB Header Design Contest, in which we offered you, dear readers, the chance to come up with a new header image to adorn the top of our site! You can see the winning design up now, where it will stay for the rest of the month of September. That winner is…

GENTLE DOLPHIN!

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Gentle Dolphin’s winning design places the current authors at an outdoor party—which gets crashed by the dastardly Dr. Hare, who nabs the banner and a pair of balloons! While Spotted Dragon chases him with a fierce glare, the rest look on in surprise. The facial expressions are especially well done, and I really like how the logos are in the balloons! See it on JordynGowens’ DeviantArt.


As promised, we’re also showcasing other entries that caught our eye. Check them out…

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Moody Tuna’s design puts together paper cut-outs of almost every single author that has worked on the PHB, past and present—you can see about 40 of us in the picture, plus a cute question mark for whoever continues the legacy. The amount of effort this must’ve taken is admirable in itself, and the white paper on the blue backdrop makes for a neat contrast!

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Purple Seagull’s design has the current authors sitting around looking at the clouds, which are full of fun features like a peeping Dr. Hare, balloons spelling “Poptropica,” and even a kite caught between them. The overall look is whimsical and cute, exuding feelings of happiness that can be seen on each character’s face, and I’m totally here for it!


We hope you enjoy seeing Gentle Dolphin’s header design throughout the month of September whenever you visit the Poptropica Help Blog!

If these drawings have you inspired, we’ve got another artsy endeavor you can participate in: our monthly Community Creations. This month’s theme is Music! 🎶

Stay tuned for more contests, especially seeing as the Creators have promised more to come in the near future. As always, pop on!