Hey, everyone! Today, we have two bits of Poptropica news: something fun and something strange. Let’s get started with the first.
Last week, we reported that the Poptropica store would be getting weekly updates throughout the month of April. So far, this promise seems to be holding up well, as the second batch has hit the store.
This week marks the return of nine familiar outfits: Mythology Surfer (boy and girl), Swan Ballerina, Good Bunny, Unicorn Girl*, Cheesy Slice*, Fairy Queen*, the Navy Raglan Outfit, and the Rib Wrap Outfit. (* = members-only)
Aside from the new selection of outfits, the rest of the store is largely the same. Many of last weeks’s pranks, followers, and powers remain. You can read more about them in last week’s store update post.
And now for something strange. So, Poptropica likes to keep fans updated through social media with platforms like the Creators’ Blog and Instagram. But there’s one platform they’ve neglected for some time: Twitter. I mean, their last post was almost a year ago, in July 2019!
Out of nowhere, this past week Poptropica finally put out a new tweet. Now what could it be about? The April store updates, or maybe even a new island sneak peek? Well, um…
…what we got was an endorsement for Joe Biden for President of the United States, retweeted from Barack Obama with Poptropica adding, “More of this, please!” The inadvertent tweet received about 30 likes, 7 retweets, and 20 replies of amusement before it was unceremoniously deleted two days after it first surfaced on April 14.
Naturally, this left many fans scratching their heads and wondering why Poptropica briefly became political. Did someone on the social media team accidentally retweet the video to the wrong account? (Probably.) Did a hacker want to stir up trouble, or is this some big publicity stunt to bring fans back to Twitter? (Less likely, but who knows? 😛 )
As always, we’d love to hear what you think. And if you haven’t done it already, today’s your last chance to fill out this year’s PHB Reader’s Survey!
Thank you for reading, and have a good day!
—Gentle Dolphin 🐬