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Folklore figures: wear ’em, draw ’em, join ’em

Hey, Poptropicans! We hope you’ve recovered from the flash of shock we gave earlier this month and are ready to dive into what else April has in store.

The April member gifts promise a blast to the past with three costumes based on some famous historical figures: Cleopatra, Sire Lancelot, and Pocahontas.

Speaking of the last costume, it looks oddly familiar. The Pocahontas costume bears a striking resemblance to Sacagawea in Time Tangled Island.


And what’s more, she’s fully customizable, even for non-members! So even if you’re not a member this month, you can get at least one of the member gifts. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just head on over to 1805 A.D. (the Lewis and Clark expedition) on Time Tangled Island, and you’ve got your two-for-one Native American look.

sacagawea customizable

(Creators, next time maybe don’t imply that distinct iconic characters of shared ancestry, yet different time periods, are interchangeable by their appearance?)

On Instagram, Poptropica challenged artists to draw Ned Noodlehead in their style and to share the drawings with the hashtag #NedNoodlehead. Interesting that they chose Ned, the comic shop kid from Super Power Islandโ€”one of the old school islands that have disappeared from the map.

Within a day, creative fans got to work, and Poptropica featured some of the Ned Noodlehead art on their Instagram story. Check out these magnificent Noodlehead doodles! Think you could give it a try, too?

Recently, Poptropica has been promoting Timmy Failure Island on various channelsโ€”social media, the Creators’ Blog, and even the Home Island billboard. (Did you know that Timmy Failure has its own Disney+ movie now?)

But something odd has happened: Timmy Failure Island, which was formerly free for all, is now only available to members. Unlike with previously member-locked islands, this time non-members won’t even get to play a demo before hitting the paywall message. (Thanks for the tip, Perfect Fish.)

Strangely, the message refers to “early access” for Timmy Failure Island being for members only, even though the island came out in 2015. Did they just forget to change the wording, or are they working on revamping Timmy Failure for the Javascript (post-Flash) project and letting members beta test it first? Whatever the case, let’s hope it isn’t a failure.

Thoughts on this month’s member gifts and the fate of Timmy Failure Island? Want to share a Noodlehead doodle with us? Drop them in the comments!

Also, check out the other stuff we’ve got going on in the posts below! Join us for Community Creations (current theme: “stay at home”), take the 2020 PHB readers’ survey, and get some ideas for passing the time in quarantine with some good old Poptropica.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

โ€”Gentle Dolphin ๐Ÿฌ

15 thoughts on “Folklore figures: wear ’em, draw ’em, join ’em”

  1. A striking “resemblance”? That Pocahontas costume looks EXACTLY the same as the one in Time Tangled.

    1. Yup… I understand the practicality of not reinventing costumes, but implying that two individual Native American women are interchangeable doesn’t reflect too well on Poptropica. ๐Ÿ‘€

      1. Is her outfit costumizable in Time Tangled? Because if so, that would be so akwared on the devs part.

  2. Thanks for the mention! Can confirm, Timmy Failure Island has surfaced in Javascript HAXE paywall and all. The billboard ad popping up on home island is in reference to the Javascript version. I think based on the lengths of past early access periods that nonmembers will be waiting at least a week before the Javascript version is open to all, but you can still cheat by playing Timmy Failure Island on the ios app for now. Escape from Pelican Rock has broken the surface in Javascript on the โ€œIslands of Deceptionโ€ page of the map, so I expect thatโ€™ll be up next. Until next time, Perfect Fish signing off.

  3. Hey i was wondering maybe when flash is over can you guys plz add more things to realms, Id really like more thing to work on because after you building for a while and you’ve unlocked everything you want some mpore i was thinking can you guy add Bigger Areas for each place and add graphics so it doesnt look like the background is dark :/

    Id love to make a poptropica world see ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. It turns out there is more news, in Javascript HAXE there is now a daily reward in coins as an equivalent to the wheel of loot! I didn’t know how else to tell you guys; the daily reward increases every day you keep coming back, starting at 50 credits and then 75 and so on.

      1. I didnโ€™t take screenshots this time ๐Ÿ˜“ maybe tomorrow or Iโ€™ll make another Javascript character to take a screenshot.

      2. I emailed a screenshot but I forgot to crop it so my whole screen shows ๐Ÿ˜“ Do you mind cropping it if you guys want to use it?

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