Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: AllysArt

How’s it going, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here back with another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight—it’s been a little while since the last one. Today, I’ll be showcasing the work of AllysArt!

Ally’s art style is comparable to that of Poptropica’s, but still special in her very own way. Almost all of her pieces are bright, colorful, and happy. Check out this gallery of her work below (click to enlarge the images):

If you want to see more of Ally’s art, check out her media gallery on her Twitter, @SimplyArtByAlly—she posts on a pretty regular basis.

I hope you liked this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork! Got any Poptropica fan art of your own? Share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica. Also, don’t forget to check out the other artists I’ve featured here, and to participate in this month’s Community Creations! Thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you soon…pop on!

 

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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Results of the PHB Header Design Contest!

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Hello, Poptropicans!

Last month, we announced our first ever PHB Header Design Contest, in which we offered you, dear readers, the chance to come up with a new header image to adorn the top of our site! You can see the winning design up now, where it will stay for the rest of the month of September. That winner is…

GENTLE DOLPHIN!

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Gentle Dolphin’s winning design places the current authors at an outdoor party—which gets crashed by the dastardly Dr. Hare, who nabs the banner and a pair of balloons! While Spotted Dragon chases him with a fierce glare, the rest look on in surprise. The facial expressions are especially well done, and I really like how the logos are in the balloons! See it on JordynGowens’ DeviantArt.


As promised, we’re also showcasing other entries that caught our eye. Check them out…

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Moody Tuna’s design puts together paper cut-outs of almost every single author that has worked on the PHB, past and present—you can see about 40 of us in the picture, plus a cute question mark for whoever continues the legacy. The amount of effort this must’ve taken is admirable in itself, and the white paper on the blue backdrop makes for a neat contrast!

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Purple Seagull’s design has the current authors sitting around looking at the clouds, which are full of fun features like a peeping Dr. Hare, balloons spelling “Poptropica,” and even a kite caught between them. The overall look is whimsical and cute, exuding feelings of happiness that can be seen on each character’s face, and I’m totally here for it!


We hope you enjoy seeing Gentle Dolphin’s header design throughout the month of September whenever you visit the Poptropica Help Blog!

If these drawings have you inspired, we’ve got another artsy endeavor you can participate in: our monthly Community Creations. This month’s theme is Music! 🎶

Stay tuned for more contests, especially seeing as the Creators have promised more to come in the near future. As always, pop on!

September Fools?

Hello, member-tropicans!

It’s Lucky Joker here and so are the member gifts for September! If you’re an active member, these items will automatically be added to your account inventory.

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The special item gifts this month are:

  • Rainbow Afro
  • Whoopie Cushion (which was once available to all players I’d like to note)
  • Rainbow Toilet Launcher

These items are pretty goofy if you ask me (…especially the toilet launcher). It almost seems as if it’s April Fools Day, but in September. They’re certainly not bad though, just a bit odd. More importantly however, what do you think of these member gifts? Share your opinions in the comments!

Thanks for reading as always, I’ll talk to you soon…pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Shop Update: Rhinos, Robots, and more!

How’s it popping, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here with another update and ad game to show you guys today! Let’s get right into it.

Poptropica updated the shop stock a couple of days ago, so we’re a little late to the game, but anyway, the current stock for this next month includes:

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  • Robot Costume, Game Show Island
  • Viking Feast Bundle: Sausage Smasher
  • The Hombre, Wild West Island
  • Rhino Costume, Survival – Episode 4
  • Sombrero, Wild West Island (members only)
  • Ghillie Suit, Survival – Episode 1
  • Electrify
  • Oompa-Loompa, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (members only)
  • Wonka Bar, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (members only)
  • Charlie the Chocomonkey (members only)
  • Poptropica: The Official Guide: Wacky Hair (members only)
  • Señor Burrito Follower, Timmy Failure Island
  • The Kid, Wild West Island
  • Scarecrow
  • Wind Power, Survival – Episode 1
  • Inside-Out Power, Virus Hunter (members only)
  • Everlasting Gobstopper, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (members only)
  • Director Costume, Back Lot Island
  • Dr. Hare’s Lair Carrot (members only)
  • Sonar Power
  • Prisoner Costume, Escape From Pelican Rock
  • Oompa-Loompa Power, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (members only)
  • Helio-Gum, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (members only)
  • The Loner, Wild West
  • Multiverse

Costume Cards

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  • Biker
  • Retro Robot (members only)
  • Fishing Suit, Survival – Episode 2
  • Firefighter

It seems a lot more options are available to all players this time, rather than being exclusive to members, so that’s nice to see.


Now onto the ad game! The game is advertising Next Gen—an upcoming film that’ll be launching on Netflix next week on September 7. You can find the ad icon on the second page of the island map.

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The game is super easy, and I mean super easy. All you have to do is press your space bar to blast the bots in your path until you get to the finish line. That’s pretty much it. For completing the task, you’ll win a Mai Outfit and a 7723 Follower.

What items would you like to see added to the shop next month? Are you going to watch Next Gen? Sound off in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Thrown for a Loop: the return of Realms and more

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here, and I’m very excited to share some uplifting news with you all today.

If you’ve been keeping up with the Creators’ Blog and Poptropica in general, you’ve probably noticed they’ve been pretty silent and stagnant as of late. Well, the silence has been broken with the announcement of several things.

Most notably, Realms will be back! As the official blog put it: “We know, it never actually left the map, but now it will work!” (Read more about this feature on our Realms Guide.)

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It’s been down due to technical issues for over a year, to the frustration and disappointment of many Poptropicans. We surely doubted Poptropica would ever do anything about it, but boy did they prove us wrong!

Realms was definitely one of Poptropica’s most popular features, so perhaps this rebirth will bring back a lot of players who enjoyed the sandbox creation world, which was sometimes known as Pop’s version of Minecraft.


Also on the Creators’ Blog, the Creators have posted a bit of an explanation as to why they’ve been so quiet. Here’s the gist of it (our emphases added):

pop_constructionLet’s just say, Poptropica has been “under construction.” All the great people who work on Poptropica got together this month to plan a bunch of updates to Poptropica and Poptropica Worlds! We’ve been super busy behind the scenes fixing things, building new things, and working on bringing back some fan favorites! We’ve gone through all your amazing feedback from this year and have a lot of great stuff in the works!

The rest of that post promises some of this “great stuff” we can look forward to:

  • monthly updates (which will be inclusive to all players, not just members)
  • more contests (with an all-new contest coming up next week!)
  • a behind the scenes look every week at what they’re working on

Very exciting to hear! The PHB will be following right along as always, so keep checking in with us to see what’s new!


I’m also here to walk you through a Froot Loops advertisement, which can be found on Home Island of Poptropica Original. It’s pretty self-explanatory — just run, jump, and grab all the Froot Loops cereal!

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You’ll have four minutes to grab all fifty Froot Loops. (Don’t worry, it only took me around a minute.) One you do so, you’ll win a fun Froot Loops Blaster (press spacebar to throw Froot Loops) and a Toucan Sam Follower!


Last but not least, don’t forget to enter our PHB Header Design Contest and our Community Creations for August. 🎨 You have until the end of this week!

So how are you feeling about the upcoming contests and updates? Oh right, we don’t know exactly what they are yet... Still, I’m feeling hopeful and quite happy about them. What about you?

Comment below, thanks for reading, and I’ll talk to you all soon. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: HPuterpop

How’s it going, everyone? It’s Lucky Joker here, and it’s time for another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight! This time I’ll be featuring the works of HPuterpop (HP)—you may remember him from his time here on the PHB.

HP (who also goes by TheKeystone) primarily draws in a simplistic, sort of sketchy stylebut that’s no fault. Even without fancy backgrounds and effects, his art will surely amaze you. Check out this selection of his artwork below (click to enlarge the images):

Impressive, right? I can really see his raw and natural talent, and I’m sure you can as well. If you’d like to see more of his art, check him out on DeviantArt and leave him a birthday wish (today he turns 16)! 🎈

I hope you liked this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork! Got any Poptropica fan art of your own? Share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica!

Alsoon the topic of artdon’t forget to participate in the two art events (the Header Design Contest and Community Creations) happening on the PHB this month, and be sure to check out the other artists I’ve featured here. Thanks for reading as always, and I’ll talk to you all soon…pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Places IRL: Back Lot

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Hey, how’s it going, Poptropicans? Welcome back to “Pop Places IRL”! Today we’ll be touring the super stellar streets of Back Lot Island. Let’s pop into it!

Sunset Boulevard (model for Sunrise Street in Poptropica) is a 22-mile street in Los Angeles, California that stretches all the way from downtown L.A. to Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It has many restaurants, parks, and attractions such as the Cinerama Dome and Will Rogers State Historic Park. I think Poptropica depicts the pizzazz of this famous street pretty well, although there may not be a rabble of crazed paparazzi following you around everywhere you go in real life.

It’s safe to say that Queequeg’s Coffeehouse is based off of Starbucks. You can tell pretty much at first glance. Yes, I know—Starbucks isn’t exclusive to L.A. or anything but hey, there are a whopping 105 locations in the city, so it’s not hard to find one. I wonder if the creators took the number of locations in L.A. into account being that there are two different Queequeg’s on the same street. Seems feasible, don’t you think?

The TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, is the world’s largest IMAX theatre and is a grail destination for tourists, located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Poptropica portrayal looks very similar to the one IRL!

The newly opened DreamWorks Theatre in the Universal City community of L.A. is already a popular attraction that plays the latest DreamWorks films in 4D! How cool is that? You can see that Poptropica mimicked the DreamWorks logo with the boy on the moon; however, instead of him holding a fishing pole, he’s on a laptop. Maybe playing Poptropica? I have to say I like Poptropica’s parody a little better, hehe.

Madame Tussauds is a very famous tourist attraction in Hollywood that contains over a hundred wax figures of various celebrities from different eras. Among them are Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. Monroe is one of several figures standing in the lobby, alluring onlooking pedestrians to enter the famous museum.

Well, that about wraps up today’s tour! I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the comparisons of these marvelous Poptropica scenes as well as their equally marvelous IRL counterparts while learning some things about them.

So, have you visited any of these places? Share your experience in the comments section below. Also, be sure to check out our previous Pop Places IRL posts if you haven’t already! Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you in the next one… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀