Let’s be friends with Messy Crown and Lizard Wizard

Hey, friends! This is Gentle Dolphin, resident pop blogger and social media sleuth, here with some pop news! Poptropica was pretty active on social media yesterday, so let’s get started with a post regarding Poptropica’s in-game social media: the player wall, aka the friends page.

Yesterday afternoon, the Creators turned to the internet to ask players for their thoughts on the player wall. On the Creators’ Blog, they wrote, “We’re wanting your feedback on the player wall – what do you love, what do you think we should add, what do you want removed!?!”

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Players replied to their Instagram post and gave some good feedback on the player wall. A lot of people asked for the return of previous features such as island photos, pop quizzes, and tribe common rooms. A couple others requested for more customization options for non-members. However, one comment from Instagram user ben_246 stood out from the rest. There, he sent a clear message to the Creators:

“Where 👏 is 👏 the 👏 poptropican 👏 of 👏 the 👏 week 👏 or 👏 house 👏 of 👏 the 👏 week 👏 or 👏 even 👏 realm 👏 of 👏 the 👏 week 👏”

The Creators heard his cry and and responded, “Coming tonight, we promise!!” True to their word, a new entry in the “Look of the Week” series was posted on Instagram later that night; it was then posted on the Creators’ Blog and on Twitter earlier this morning. The second “Look of the Week” winner is Messy Crown:

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On the Creators’ Blog, Blue Tooth wrote, “Messy Crown caught our eye with her ears and headphones combo!” Congratulations, Messy Crown! You have the honor of joining Young Turtle in the “Look of the Week” Hall of Fame!

If you’d like the chance to be featured in the next “Look of the Week”, put on your best outfit and head over to the Blast-Off Arcade. Who knows, one of the Creators may notice you and give you a spot.


But wait, there’s more! Earlier today, I went to the Creators’ Blog to see the new “Look of the Week” post and found another post that was made today! This post contains a picture of a lizard wearing a wizard hat and a pearl necklace. A small note in the picture states that you can get these items if you check out the pet shop updates.

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Sure enough, there are four new pet accessories in the pet shop: a sorcerer hat, a pair of pink sunglasses, a pearl necklace, and some cute blue eyes. These are really nice items to give pets; it’s a shame that they’re members-only.

 

That’s all for now (unless the Creators decide to post something else tonight). What are your thoughts on these Poptropica posts? Do you have any thoughts on the player wall/ friends page? What do you think of the new pet accessories? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

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Not a member? Deal with it! (just kidding)

What’s up, everyone! This is Gentle Dolphin saying that the May member gifts are here! Remember, members, these items will be automatically added to your inventory upon logging in at any point in May.

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This month, the member gifts are going retro! Active members will receive some pixelated goodies: a hat, a donut, a rainbow mohawk, and a familiar-looking pair a glasses. Pretty cool, right?

On social media, the Creators posted a GIF of Dr. Hare sporting these pixel glasses, complete with the iconic drop animation! 😎 This is the icing on the cake — er, donut in our case.

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What do you think of this month’s member gifts? Do you think they’re dank or jank? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

Fantastic furniture and a website without Worlds

Hello, everyone! My name is Gentle Dolphin, and today we have quite a few interesting things happening over at Poptropica. Let’s get started with a magical clubhouse shop update.

The clubhouse shop has been updated to include some new items that could only exist in our wildest fantasies. In total, there are fourteen new items: ten mythical creatures, three woodsy wallpapers, and one unicorn plushie.

Sadly, only four of these items (blue ogre, mushroom kid, sugar plum fairy, and gnome) are available to all players. Look on the bright side, with the announcement of “Clubhouse of the Week”, you can give your clubhouse a magical touch to stand out from the rest. Log in and get customizing!


Before you log in, you may notice that the Poptropica homepage has been given a makeover, complete with a brand new banner showcasing what you can expect in the game. I’m going to miss the old homepage design, but this still looks nice.

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Although this is a nice change, I can’t help but ask myself “Where is Poptropica Worlds?” The homepage doesn’t have a link to Pop Worlds; clicking either the “Log In” button or the “Play Now” button will direct you to Poptropica Original. This is especially strange considering that, a few days earlier, the homepage had Poptropica Worlds-style graphics, yet there were still no links to it whatsoever. Take a look:

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Crazy, right? I googled Poptropica Worlds to check whether or not it was still working. Pop Worlds still works, though it still hasn’t changed since last year. This brings up a lot of questions regarding the future of Pop Worlds. Why would the Creators just leave Poptropica Worlds off of the homepage?” “Why haven’t the Creators been giving it nearly as much love and attention as its older sibling, Poptropica Original? “

It’s no secret that the Creators are hard at work making sure that Poptropica Original is able to stick around after Flash is no longer supported by the end of 2020; they’ve made this clear as day. But you’d think that they would also put focus on Pop Worlds, which was originally created to be a successor to Pop Original.

A while back, the Creators wrote on their blog that they were working on updates for Pop Original and Pop Worlds. They stated that though they were working on Pop Original, they hadn’t abandoned Pop Worlds. Right now, it’s hard to fully believe their statement regarding Pop Worlds. Here’s what they said:

And for those of you wondering about Worlds, don’t worry, new updates are headed there too! The Creators have been working on some updates that *have* to happen to Poptropica so we can keep it around after Flash is no longer supported, but that doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned Worlds!

That’s about it for now. What do you guys think of the new fantasy furniture items? What do you think is in store for Poptropica Worlds’s future? Leave a comment below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

-Gentle Dolphin

Bunnies and chickens and friends, oh my!

Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s the middle of April, spring is on its way, and Easter is coming faster than a quick-footed hare. To celebrate, the Creators have updated the Poptropica Store with some new items.

Head over to the store on Poptropica Original and check out 6 new spring-themed costumes and 3 new fun items:

  • Good Bunny
  • Spring Fling
  • Unicorn Girl (members only)
  • Shady Pockets
  • Cool Green
  • Cheesy Slice (members only)
  • Chick Follower
  • Egg Launcher (members only)
  • Bunny Wand

Blue Tooth must have been inspired by these new items, since they posted this cool artwork featuring some of the new stuff. I look forward to seeing more art like this from the Creators in the future!

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Speaking of new blogger Blue Tooth, they also wrote a post about making friends in Poptropica. They gave tips on how to befriend other players in the Blast-Off Arcade.

To friend another player, just click on them and select the “Want to be friends?” option. When they agree, you’ll get a confirmation bubble; all you need to do after that is click “OK”. With this information, you’ll become a social butterfly in no time!

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That’s all for now. Which new store item is your favorite? Is it the colorful Egg Launcher or the magical Bunny Wand that gives people pink bunny suits? Please tell us in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

-Gentle Dolphin

Fun and games for pets at the clubhouse

Hey, Poptropicans! This is Gentle Dolphin bringing you the latest Poptropica news, so let’s kick things off with a fetching clubhouse shop update

The furniture store over at Poptropica Original has recently been updated with some new items that should please the sports stars and pet lovers of Poptropica.

In this update, you will find sports equipment for games like ping pong, baseball, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and soccer (or football if you prefer to call it that). You’ll also find a few goodies for pets, as well as a new wallpaper just in time for spring.

The new sports and pets items each cost 75 credits, and the wallpaper costs 150 credits. Plus, they’re available to all players so that’s awesome!

Here’s a picture I took of my clubhouse after buying some of the new items (I apologize for the low resolution):

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Also, there’s been an update to the Poptropica Stickers app on iOS! You can find some cute critters among the “Pets! Pets! Pets!” and “Spring Favorites” sections, including pet toys, elephants (Dumbo?), and flowers.


In other news, there’s a new ad for Disney’s upcoming reboot of “Dumbo” (yup… knew those elephants came from somewhere). All you need to do is to watch the video in order to get the adorable Dumbo Follower. You can even click on Dumbo to hear him trumpet.

That’s about it for now. What do you think of the new clubhouse items? Will you be seeing the live-action “Dumbo” in theaters next week? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day! 

-Gentle Dolphin

The gift of love (and the Snowpocalypse)

Hello, you lovely Poptropicans! This is Gentle Dolphin here with a special Valentine’s-themed Poptropica update!

Poptropica has been showing their love for players all week. First, they gave everyone digital stickers and printable valentines. Then, they gave members exclusive February gifts. Now, Valentine’s Day is here, and Poptropica has more love-themed goodies for us!

There are three Valentine’s-themed prizes “hidden” on Home Island. I mean hidden loosely since they aren’t really hidden per se—in fact, they’re  kinda out in the open.

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First, go to the roof of the “New You” shop, and grab the Cupid Bow and Arrow. With the bow, you’ll be able to shoot a heart-shaped arrow with a press of the space bar.

Next, run all the way to the left and jump up to the platform above. You can collect the Valentine’s Shades, a pair of heart-shaped, rose-tinted sunglasses.

Finally, run to the right where the rocket is located. Jump to the large “Blast-Off Arcade” sign and pick up a red heart which will give you the Crushing Power.

Unlike true love, this giveaway won’t last for eternity, so act fast and grab these prizes while you still can!


In other news, the oh snow wonderful minigame Snowpocalypse is back! You will find the game in an igloo on Home Island. Now you can continue showing villains who’s boss in an epic snowball fight—the most renowned type of fight. Go out and crush them—and we don’t mean the lovey kind.

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That should be all of the news for today. We here at the Poptropica Help Blog wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin

The lost jewels of Poptropica

Hey, guys! It’s time to uncover some more lost items from the depths of the Poptropica files. Thanks to idk for sharing these gems with us on the PHC. Let’s get started!

Below, we have two jewels that could have appeared in Nabooti Island: the Lumbar Jewel and the Third Eye Jewel. There are some interesting differences between these scrapped jewels and the final in-game jewels. The scrapped jewels have mystical names rather than just being referred to by their respective colors (for example, Lumbar Jewel vs. Orange Jewel), and they lack the strange inscriptions that the in-game jewels possess.

 

The Third Eye Jewel doesn’t look like any of the seven jewels in the game. It’s not quite blue or purple—probably indigo. On the other hand, the Lumbar Jewel might be the orange jewel that’s found on the Nabooti Monument; it might be in the game but not as a collectible item. idk said, “Take the exact details with a grain of salt. The item card data was never finalized, meaning some details are a little off, like the card’s background color and text size.”

idk also found a lost scene from Reality TV Island. He said: “[It’s] an image of Reality TV Island’s beta found in an old Viewmaster ad. It appears the scene was located directly to the left of the main camp and was called ‘The Thick Jungle’.”

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If you’d like to see more lost items from Poptropica, check out these PHB posts from 2014, 2016, and another from this past September.

That’s all for now! What do you think of these behind-the-scenes glimpses? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin