It’s whimsical wizardry on Home Island and in the Pop Store! ✨

Salutations, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker here and today I bring some exciting new updates!

First, Home Island has received its routine seasonal makeover — continuing with the night theme of October, but a bit more toned down this time.

There’s a darker, almost gloomier ambience with the overcast sky, however, with the bright, colorful leaves and wizarding tidbits all around to contrast, everything just balances out evenly. I really like it — especially the free wands booth (and yes, he will give you a free wand)!


The store has received an update for this month too! A few new costumes that fall in with the whole wizard theme have been added along with a multitude of returning classics. Here is the current stock below:

Costumes

New costumes: Student Wizard, Apprentice Wizard, Dark Wizard (members only), Wicked Wizard

Followers/Powers/Pranks

New tricks: Magic Cloud Rider, Levitation Spell, Spark Shower

Welp, that’s it for now. What do you think of the wizarding world of Home Island and store items?

Thank you all for reading, have a magical day, and I’ll talk to you guys in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop 5: Scariest costumes/items

Ghostly greetings, Poptropicans! 👻 It’s Lucky Joker creeping in with a fang-tastic little treat for you all. Today, I’ll be presenting the top 5 scariest costumes/items in Poptropica (based on my personal opinion) and explaining why. Grab your teddy bear and hug it tight because it’s about to get frightening… mwahaha! Let’s get into it!

#5: Skull Pirate

Aarrr! Coming in at the number five spot is the bone-chilling, spine-tingling Skull Pirate costume!

In widespread culture, pirates are known to be barbaric, fearsome, and menacing criminals who will stop at no cost to obtain valuable items or properties – so they’re already pretty scary as it is. Remove all flesh from the face and they become even scarier. Seeing a bare skull as opposed to the normal Poptropican face we’re used to is quite unsettling. Shiver me timbers!

#4: Cyclops

Moving on to number four… we have the Cyclops costume!

This is probably one of the freakiest costumes in the game, period. Just look at it! That gigantic bloodshot eye, the pointy fangs, the unusual green skin – this thing is something I’d for sure never want to run into. And that large wooden club in his clutches doesn’t help either.

I believe this costume has the potential to be in the top 3 (or even number one!) on this list. However, the sluggish face expression takes a away from the scare factor just a bit, so at number four it will stay.

#3: Creepy Puppet

Yikes! Take a look at the Creepy Puppet – the number three spot!

Have you ever watched Dead Silence, Child’s Play, or Triloquist? Well this is Poptropica’s resident murderous doll, and it’s just as terrifyingly eerie. The thought of a toy coming to life – especially one with such a deranged and jarring grin – I’m sure makes everyone’s blood run cold.

#2: Zombify/Pale Zombie

Hide your brains! Back from the dead in second place are these zombified monstrosities! Get ready for an apocalypse…

Zombies are one of the most mainstream monsters in pop culture today, so it makes sense that they’ve made their way into the online world to begin invading Poptropica. The horrifying faces on these guys can send anyone running way in the opposite direction. Both green and pale versions are equally as shriek inducing and definitely deserve this high placement on the list. I’d say they’re number one material if it weren’t for…

*BEEP* We interrupt this message to showcase a few honorable mentions before I reveal my top pick.

Honorable Mentions:

…And now, for the scariest costume in all of Poptropica…

#1: Birthday Candle

The 11th Birthday Candle! Aaah! What is it?! Haha, I’m kidding… that was just a Halloween prank. They don’t call me Lucky Joker for no reason. 😉 Onto the real number one…

#1: Bog Monster

…the Bog Monster!

Okay, this costume is petrifying in virtually every conceivable way, my goodness. Poptropica really tried scaring kids with this one. The slimy, swampy texture, wide grimace, and eyes that look like they’re gonna pop out and land on your lap at any second just make me want to retch. I mean, this costume is straight up nightmare fuel, and that’s why it’s here at number one!


So, what did you think of my list? Anything I missed? I’d love to hear your opinions so leave them down in the comments if you dare. I hope you enjoyed. Pop on and stay spooky! 🦇

– Lucky Joker 🍀

A berry bitsy sneak peek…👀

Hey, Poptropicans, it’s LJ again! No need to feel blue, because I’ve got a sneak peek for you! Yep, that’s right — a small but exciting peek into Poptropica’s latest project: the return of Zomberry Island.

This just in a screenshot of what appears to be a new minigame for the  soon-to-be-reborn island was posted to Poptropica’s Instagram, @poptropicacreators. Take a look!

Seriously, every time we get a new sneak peek for an upcoming island release (or in this case, re-release), I’m always excited. Zomberry was never my favorite island or anything, but I’ve always enjoyed it — and this looks like it’s going to be a decently fun game. I particularly like this 8-bit, retro style too.

Poptropica says to keep our eyes out for more artwork “sooooon” and that’s definitely what I’ll be doing!

What other types of sneak peeks would you like to see? What are your expectations for the upcoming Zomberry Island coming back from the undead? Leave your comments below, and stay tuned to the PHB as our Halloween Costume Contest and Community Creations for this month continue.

Thank you for reading as always. Talk to you guys in the next one… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Artsy compacts and spooky costumes!

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here coming at you with some good ole popping news.

First up, we got an artist spotlight over on Poptropica’s social media. The artwork to grace the screen this time is once again by iLee-Font — one of my favorite artists. Well deserved and a perfect piece for the season! 🎃🍂 I really appreciate Blue Tooth’s efforts in promoting fanart lately.


Also on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog and Instagram, Blue Tooth shared a kooky collection of costumes to inspire anyone still searching for their ideal look for Halloween.

Most of them are exact copies from old costume cards, but they’re still pretty cool. My personal favorite is Wild Runner’s costume, which is more original than most of the others. It kind of looks like something you’d see in one of The Purge movies, haha.


Lastly, there’s an advertisement for Polly Pocket accessible via the island map. To play the game and win some prizes, head on in and talk to Polly standing in the front.

Get ready for a major Shrink Ray Island flashback because things are about to get big. It’s time to shrink! The object is simple: find all ten of the compacts in the allotted time of three minutes.

Once you do, you’ll be rewarded with three stylish Polly Pocket outfits (Polly, Lila, and Shani!) and an awesome Polly Shrink Power! It’s like the Minimizer and Shrink Ray Gun in one, but even better because it’s free! (Definitely consider picking this up if you’re missing out on one of these cool powers.)

Well, that’s it for news for now… but the fun doesn’t end there. Don’t forget to participate in our festive events here on the PHB — like our 11th annual Halloween Costume Contest and/or this month’s Community Creations!

Thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you guys soon. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Petition: Clubhouse Perks 🏡

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here coming at you with another Pop Petition! Today I’ll be discussing things I’d like to see added to the clubhouses on Poptropica. You may agree or disagree with this list, but let’s keep it positive either way. 😛 Without further ado, to the list!

1) Music

The fact that Poptropica already has an amazing selection of existing tracks from all of its sound updated islands, it’s hard to believe this isn’t an option yet. I mean, what better way to personalize your clubhouse than creating an ambience through your choice of music? Think about it — from the serene sounds of Mythology to the peppy jingle from the streets of Poptropicon — the possibilities are virtually endless!

2) Furniture Interaction & Customization

Similar to what SD said in her Pop Petition last year, I think it’d be fun if there was more interactability with our furniture items. They did it in Poptropica Worlds, so I’m sure they can do it here on the OG Pop too. Bouncing on a bed, flipping a light switch, or surfing through a few TV channels could really make the difference!

Capability to customize furniture would be spectacular as well! Imagine a color changing feature (similar to the colorizer), or being able to rotate and shift items the way you want. The photo booth could serve a whole new purpose if we were able to hang our creations up on our walls. How cool would that be?

Picture from the Poptropica Creators’ blog post guide to clubhousing.

3) Liking & Sharing

Wouldn’t it be neat if all the hard work you put into decorating your clubhouse had a bigger pay off? Having a like button and share button would serve that very purpose! It could function in the same way Realms does: having a code. That way, it wouldn’t be limited to just your friends, and every Poptropican can see it.

Realms sharing features: visiting with a code and giving likes.

Or better yet, it could work like Multiverse used to. You could share a code anywhere (such as on the PHC) and people could type that in, then POOF, they’re in your clubhouse!

4) Frequent Updates

I’d say Poptropica has been pretty good at offering new decorations fairly regularly at this point, but if at all possible, if they can dish them out even more frequently — that’d be super awesome! All in all though, Poptropica, you get a thumbs up from me on this one.

A sampling of clubhouse decorations on Poptropica.

And there it is folks — the things I’d like to see regarding the fantastic clubhouses! What would you like to see added? Feel free to leave your ideas and thoughts in the comments section.

Thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Spoopy members gifts for October!

What’s up, Spooptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here and as you all know, October has officially started, and that means the Halloween season is upon us!

What cooler way to celebrate the ghostly festivities with new, awesome members gifts?! The items you’ll get if you’re a member (or purchase a membership any time within the month) this time around are as follows:

  • Bat Attack
  • Witch’s Broom Rider
  • Ghost Followers (three variations available!)

I love this time of year and I absolutely love these new items as well! But what do you think? Sound off in the comments below!

As always, thank you all SO much for reading! I’ll talk to you guys in the next one. Stay awesome, and pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Escape with the abominable snowman

What’s up, Poptropicans? Lucky Joker here filling you in with the latest Poptropica news. Let’s get into it!

Firstly, over on Instagram, Poptropica featured an adorable drawing of the prisoners from Escape From Pelican Rock in a new series, called “Fanart Friday“! The artwork featured is by iLee-Font — an artist we’ve also showcased here on the PHB!


Also, there’s a new ad game on Home Island for the upcoming DreamWorks film, Abominable — which will hit theaters September 27.

The mission is an easy one as usual. All you have to do to get the prizes is jump over the obstacles by clicking until you reach the end.

Once you make it to the end without losing all of your lives (visible at the top right corner), you’ll be rewarded with an Everest Follower and Blueberry Splat. Pretty cool… and remember, members get to keep these forever.

So, what do you think of the creators featuring fans’ art on social media? I love when games acknowledge their fanbase. Will you be seeing Abominable in theaters? Feel free to comment down below.

Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀