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BoxTrolls, new map icons, and revisiting the Shark Boy mystery!

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! 😀

Advertisement update: BoxTrolls

Some new ads are finally here, the first promoting the new movie “The BoxTrolls” (which btw looks incredible 😛 ). You’ll need to watch a lengthy trailer for the film in order to get a cool new “Eggs Costume“.


In other news, you’ll get a card upon signing in entitled “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge“. When used, a bucket of ice will be poured onto your Poptropican’s head. As of late, the Creators seem to be pretty involved with this project, having many of their characters take on the challenge and hints of the game’s founder, Jeff Kinney, taking it on as well. Of course that remains to be seen, but the card is still pretty cool. 😛

And have you seen my rendition of the challenge? 😀


New map icons: PoptropiCon & Land

If you’ve checked the map recently, you’ll know that the PoptropiCon island microcosm has been added (of course it will be released on Thursday), alongside a Land icon that takes you to the feature (and no, the upcoming update has not been added yet).

They added yet another map page to hold these two, with only 6 islands being displayed. A load was obviously taken off of the previous page, but now that page is just proportionally off and only holds 5.


Revisiting the case of the missing shark

If you’ve been following the PHB for a while, then you’ll know about the Shark Boy mystery that has never really been answered. However, if you think about it, you’ll start to find some similarities between it and other mysteries of Poptropica.


Monster Carnival island was an old island (a classic) that was never released and was mysteriously taken off the map. For 6 years the mystery was left alone, the Creators hinting at it here and there. One time was different, however – they actually acknowledged that it was gone. (If you don’t know already, it was finally released about 8 months ago)

Not since the introduction of the Costumizer or the removal of the Monster Carnival map icon have we made an update this momentous.

If you compare that to what happened to Shark Boy, it’s pretty similar – even about the Creators acknowledging the disappearance –

The second Island we ever released, way back in 2007, was Shark Tooth Island, which featured the massive Booga Shark, a helpful medicine man, and one very special boy whose name we no longer recall.

So what does this mean? Is Shark Boy going to make a miraculous return? Will we ever find out why he mysteriously vanished? And could this all this be a publicity stunt for something bigger – a new island with Shark Boy as the villain (hey, no one said he was a good guy 😛 )? Tell me what you think in the comments. 😀

Eww, spooder! 😛




31 thoughts on “BoxTrolls, new map icons, and revisiting the Shark Boy mystery!”

  1. After making a post about the Ice Bucket Challenge on the ATP, I contacted Poptropica, recommending some sort of item card that we could use, so our poptropicans could take the challenge! I guess they took my suggestion! 🙂

  2. Good thinking HP! I think it’ll be 50% true and 50% false. We don’t know what the Creators have in mind. 🙂

  3. Interesting, Reminds me of ‘Ew spider’ Is It linked?
    Anyways, I am interested about shark boy. I Just Want to Find out what Happened.

  4. Even though the creators tried to remove all the evidence of Shark Boy.Fortunately,on Shark Tooth Island,inside the ”Shark Museum” Shark Boy is still there but when we ask him ”Who is he?” ,He replies saying ”I’m a Great White Shark. The World’s largest known Predator Fish.” But yet I’m happy the creators didn’t delete him from there. 🙂

  5. i think the reason he was removed is because of copyright the ht of shark boy and lava girl the now worst movie ever

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