Advertisements, Glitches, Sneak Peeks

Another forgotten toy, costly walkthroughs, and loads of ads!

Hi Gs,

What isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! 😀

Forgotten Toys 2.0

Remember my last post about forgotten toys? Well, it seems that I’m nearly halfway sure that I’ve uncovered another forgotten toy. I found this photo of Jeff Kinney holding the Poptropica Blimp from an old Creator’s Blog post, and I dis-regarded it until I looked back over it.

In the background you can see a Shark Boy poster on the wall, but there’s also a strange blue object sitting on the window sill next to it. You can’t hardly even tell what it is because it’s being hidden by another poster. At first glance it just looks like a flower pot — until you take into consideration how uncanny the color of the object is to Poptropica’s main color, blue.

blimpToy

At this point, I was pretty intrigued — and the more I looked, the more it looked like a Poptropican. Check out the two white circles that are cut off at the very bottom of the object. I also ruled out the background object, because the change in coloring doesn’t match up.

forgottenToy

The problem is, I couldn’t recognize this character from anywhere in Poptropica. If anyone finds this character, please — tell us in the comments! We’d love to know who this forgotten toy is. 😀

UPDATE: The closest match found thus far came from a comment from Mαgı¢ Fıяe ♪, who noticed that it looks a lot like the Poptropica Cool Kid Plush Toy. However, the eyes are different – the top half of the Cool Kid plush’s eyes are skin-colored, while on the mystery toy, they are white.

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Costly walkthroughs

First alerted by PHB reader Trusty Tooth, the official Poptropica Tips and Tricks app now requires money to buy guides for recent islands. Three new guides were recently added — Monster Carnival, Mission Atlantis, and Survival Island – and unlike their predecessors, these each cost US$0.99.

I find this pretty outrageous when you can go online and find perfectly good and perhaps even better guides for these islands for free. The PHB houses the complete collection of island guides, every single one entirely free — and possibly even better than the app itself. Part of that is because the guides on the app aren’t as thorough as you would expect — believe me, I tried one. So please, don’t waste your money on something that can be gotten for free. Use a free online source. 🙂

By the way, when the official Tips & Tricks app was first released, their walkthroughs used to be US$0.99 each as well – but some time later, they made everything free. It seems strange that they’re going to start charging again, especially when, as noted above, you can get a service like this for free!

Loads of Advertisements

There’s been a couple of new advertisements pop up recently, the first being for the Lego Movie on DVD. Upon logging in, you will receive two new cards: a Batman Thought Bubble and a “Everything is Awesome” card.

When the Batman Thought Bubble is used, pressing space bar will make a thought bubble appear above your head, and a sound clip will play shouting “I’m Batman”. The “Everything is Awesome” card plays a short sound clip shouting “Everything is Awesome”. Pretty straightforward.

legoAd

You can actually do some pretty annoying things to people with the cards in common rooms. It turns out that when you use either card in a common room, it plays on everyone’s screen! It will also take anyone in their inventory out of their inventory. Mwahahahaha. >:)

The second ad is a bill board for the new Disney Channel movie “Zapped” and the new Disney Channel show “Girl Meets World”. After watching the short video, you will be awarded a Zapped hat/GMW hat! The hats are cool, but couldn’t they have used a better quality image for the logos? 😛

zapGirlAd

There’s also an ad in the space between places (such as on Early Poptropica) with a big summer-themed bulletin board for a reading wish list from Penguin Young Readers. You can click on the red button to get the printable wish list added to your inventory.

500 Likes?!

I recently got a WordPress award for 500 likes on the Poptropica Help Blog. I’m really grateful for your attention to my work. 🙂 Thank you guys.

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Thanks for reading. 😀

-HPuterpop

10 thoughts on “Another forgotten toy, costly walkthroughs, and loads of ads!”

  1. The toy kind of looks like the Cool Kid Plush, just maybe they changed the eye design maybe?

    1. Nice find, Mαgı¢ Fıяe ♪! I’ve updated the post with it. c:

      I thought the logos on the hats were pretty pixellated too… how embarrassing. 😛 And I agree with “don’t waste your money on something that can be gotten for free” – save your money; there are plenty of good, free walkthroughs on the internet! 🙂

  2. Hey the forgotten toy that’s the same toy as the poptropica cool kid plush toy but you would think that jeff has the first edition because I once saw the toy somewhere but it didn’t have skin over its eyes so I think it’s a 1st edition plush toy.

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