Long live the pony

Hello, everyone — it’s Lucky Joker here! We’ve got little ponies and large cats in this update.

Poptropica announced the release of a new pet that I’m sure many of you will love: the pony! You can find it in the Pet Barn right now. Take a look at this adorable artwork by Pop Creator, Blue Tooth, showing the little stallion:

I got one and made it my own by coloring it pink and adding a rainbow unicorn horn on it. I haven’t decided on a name yet, so feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments! 🙂

Unfortunately, the new pony pet is only available to members, so non-members still only have the puppy and the kitten as options. Maybe we’ll get some new pets in the future that will be available to everyone soon!


Moving on to the advertisement, a new video stand can be found on Home Island for Disney’s upcoming live-action feature, The Lion King — which hits theaters July 18.

To get the prize, all you have to do is, well, watch the video. Tada! A Simba Mane & Roar just for you. Are you gonna see the movie?


Well, that’s it for today, folks. New pet, new island — wow, July’s looking to be a good month for Poptropica.

We actually have our own shenanigans going on here on the PHB too — like our annual Poppies event (we’re currently in the Nomination Round!) and our new Poptropica Yearbook series that debuted today. Check them out!

Stay popping, Poptropicans!

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The Poppies 2019: Om Nom Nominations

Hey Poptropicans, the pop-arazzi are here… and that means the Poppies!

🏆 What are the Poppies? 🏆

The Poppies are an annual Poptropica community awards event, hosted by Poptropica fans for Poptropica fans. This will be our fifth year celebrating, and as always, we welcome you to participate in the festivities and tell us where you think the spotlight deserves to shine in all things Poptropica.

First, we begin with the nomination round where you get to nominate your favorite picks for certain award categories. This round starts today (Saturday, July 6) and will end next Friday, July 12. It’ll be followed by a voting round, then culminate into a PARTY on the PHB’s birthday (July 26) — more details to come! But first, the om nom nominations…


Part 1: The Nomination Round

Today marks the start of the nomination round. Each award category will be announced below and followed by a brief description.

To keep the nominations a surprise, you’ll be putting your choices in our survey anonymously. However, you’re welcome to leave a comment in support of your choices. Maybe you’ll convince people to pick your faves, too!

This year’s 11 categories (to celebrate 11 years of the PHB!) are…

Poptropica Gameplay Awards

Funniest Character: Whether it’s a random NPC, a villain, or a hero, there have been many instances where a character cracks a joke that makes you chuckle just a bit. Who made you laugh out loud?

Worst Character: Poptropica is full of iconic characters, but not every character was great. Whether they brutally betrayed you or their personality just fell flat, which, in your opinion, was the worst of them all?

Most Underrated Island: We hear about our beloved Astro-Knights, Mythology, and Mystery Train Islands a lot, but is there an island with a great story and adventure that you feel just doesn’t get the attention it deserves? Nominate it!

Most Overrated Island: On the flip side of the above, what are the islands you think get too much praise that weren’t really all that great? Throw in your nominations!

Best Store Costume: Of all the amazing costumes Poptropica has released over the years, which one do you think was the best? There are hundreds to choose from, so make this count!

Cutest Pet: At the beginning of the year, the Pet Barn had its grand opening and we were introduced to five of the cutest critters in Poptropica: the puppy, kitten, bunny, lizard, and goat. And now just recently the pony has made it’s debut! (Note: Because of the limited options, all of them will automatically be nominated.)

Best Sidekick: Throughout our Poptropica adventures, we’ve had our fair share of sidekicks to help us along the way on our quests, Poptropican or not. Who was the most helpful and loyal by your Poptropican’s side?

Community Awards

Popular Poptropican: Many awesome Poptropicans make up our community, whether they’re frequent commenters, fan artists, fan bloggers, or just someone well known in the online Poptropica world. But who should we recognize as this year’s Popular Poptropican?

Best Fan Art of 2019: Many astounding masterpieces have been made throughout the year so far, but which one do you think deserves the title of “best”? We suggest searching for your favorite pieces of fan art in our DeviantArt group and Community Creations posts! (Please only nominate works created/published in 2019.)

Best Fan Video of 2019: Whether they’re personality-fueled playthroughs, helpful walkthroughs, or nostalgic discoveries, the internet has its share of Poptropica videos made by creative people. Which videos stand out to you? (Please only nominate videos published in 2019.)

Best Guest Post of 2019: The PHB staff encourages fans and readers to share their ideas on the blog by guest posting. In 2019, there have been a collection of great guest posts on the PHB from Poptropicans like you! Which ones did you most enjoy?


Once again, the nomination round starts now, so be sure to fill out our survey and let us know who/what you think is deserving of the awards! Please limit your nominations to a max of three per award. Also, you’re not required to nominate for every category, though it is encouraged! 😉

Remember, the voting round starts next Saturday on July 13, and next week’s poll options will be made up of this week’s most popular nominations. So, be sure to check back in a week to cast your votes, but for now…

📝 Make your nominations on our survey! 📝

Keep popping in to keep up with Poppies events throughout this month! 😀

School’s out, member gifts in

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here, and even if out you’re not out of school quite yet, June’s member gifts are here and it’s time for the summer fun to begin (if you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is 😛)!

This month, if you’re a member, a Skater Outfit, Ice Cream Cone, and Water Balloon Prank will all be added to your inventory upon login. Pretty rad. 😎

Over on the Instagram post announcing the new items, Poptropica received a few comments asking about the future state of Poptropica.

One user asked, “Are you shutting down due to Adobe Flash shutting down?…” to which the Creators replied with “Nope, We’ll still be here! Our devs are working on porting to a new platform.” That’s a great relief! I’m sure most of us thought Poptropica Original would be no more in 2020.

The same Poptropican also asked, “…Also are new islands ever going to come?” The Creators responded, “We’ll see! 👀” Could this mean we’ll be finally getting a new island adventure soon? I certainly hope so! It’s been quite a while now, to say the least….


In other news, there’s a new video ad for the upcoming Toy Story 4 movie on Home Island. All you gotta do is hit play, watch the trailer, and voila! — a Forky Follower just for you.

So what do you think of this month’s member items? (I think they’re pretty cool.) How do you feel about new islands coming to Poptropica? I’m excited just thinking about the possibility! I’m sure it’s something we’ve all been waiting for. Also, are you going to see Toy Story 4? Let us know all your thoughts down in the comments section below.

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

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Under the Sea: Clubhouse Store Update

Hello, everyone! I’m Lucky Joker here presenting the latest clubhouse store update!

The clubhouse shop has gotten a lot of under the sea themed decorations all for your buying pleasure this month. We’ve got everything from a blowfish to an axolotl, and even an underwater shipwreck wallpaper.

Of the 11 new items, 6 are available exclusively for members, but if you’re a non-member there are still 5 fun options to choose from! 🙂

The items from this month’s update combined with last month’s update full of mythical creatures could definitely make for an awesome clubhouse. You might even have a chance at being featured on “Clubhouse of the Week”, so get creating, Poptropicans!

Well, that about sums up this post! Once again, thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Summertime Spitballs: a Store update

How’s it going, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here bringing you the seven new shop items for May 2019!

With spring underway and summer on the way, you can get your hands on all-new outfits and accessories that are perfect for the season.

The new items are as follows:

  • Baseball Uniform (which comes in white, tan, and brown)
  • Orange Julius (no, she’s not a beverage)
  • Rainbow Storm
  • Rebel Beach
  • Spiff Boy
  • Spitball Shooter
  • Sticky Notes

Great news for non-members – none of the new items are exclusive for members only! I suggest getting all of these new items and putting something nice together to have a chance at being featured on “Look of the Week“! 🙂

Well there it is – the May store update. What do you think of these new items? I, personally, like the hair on Rebel Beach. It kind of reminds me of Shadow the Hedgehog, haha! Anyway, leave your thoughts in the comments down below.

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

– Lucky Joker 🍀

2019 PHB Readers’ Survey Results

Hello, everyone! I know it’s been about a month since our readers’ survey closed but no need to fear, the results are here! We received a total of 97 responses – a slight decrease from last year – from Poptropicans all around the world! We hope it’s enough people to accurately get an understanding of our more active readers.

Down below are various charts displaying the amount of people who answered for each question and how many people picked each answer. Let’s take a look-see!

Which of our past surveys did you participate in?

The PHB has held 5 surveys so far. The first was held 5 years ago in 2014, in 2015 there was no survey, and since 2016 we’ve done one every year. As usual, we were curious to see how many people that took our previous surveys had stuck around to participate in this year’s. (Note that the percentage total goes over 100% because of the ability to select multiple answers.)

As you can see here the number of participants who also took part in the 2014 survey has decreased from last year’s result of 11.6%, which is to be expected as the years go on. Most people who took this year’s survey also took part in our more recent years with 24% in 2016, 35.4% in2017, and 46.9% in 2018. More than half of you guys marked this down as your first time taking the survey which could mean we have some new readers amongst us. Welcome! You should stick around! 😉

What is your gender?

Next question was: “What is your gender?” Once again the amount of female readers is significantly larger than the amount of male readers. The gap between the two is even greater this year with a 43.3% difference as compared to last year which had only a 15.3% difference.

What is your age?

The amount of older kids and teens dominates the graph as usual but the amount of 12-14 year olds specifically has decreased while the amount of 15-18 year olds has increased.

For the second year in a row, the “22 or older” section of the graph has gotten larger and the “6-11” section has gotten smaller. This may have something to do with Poptropica not getting many new players these days. Most of us that have stuck around with the game since childhood are now adults.

What country do you live in?

Next, we wanted to know where you live in the world. The darker the shade of blue—the more people from that country that took the survey; the lighter the shade—the fewer survey takers there are from that country. If a country appears gray, that means there were no participants from that country.

Like previous years, the United States overwhelmingly has the most survey takers with over ¾ of the total number of participants. Something, I’ve noticed is that our reader base in Europe has almost completely diminished. Every other country shown on the map had less than 10 participants. Regardless, it’s amazing to know we have viewers from around the globe. 🙂

If you live in the US, which state or territory do you live in?

Taking a look at the U.S. alone now, the two states with the highest percentages are California (11.9%) and Florida (10.4%) followed by Pennsylvania (7.5%), North Carolina (6%), Illinois (6%), and Virginia (6%), which is not too different from what we’ve seen in the last couple of years.

Now onto actual game related questions!

When did you discover Poptropica?

Starting with “When did you discover Poptropica?”. Most of our readers found Poptropica in its early days. Poptropica is getting fewer and fewer new players as the years progress, probably due to lack of new content. For the first time in a few years, 2010 is no longer the most popular year for new players. That title now belongs to 2007 – the year Poptropica was first introduced.

How often do you play Poptropica?

As shown here, 24.7% of players play Poptropica a few times a week, which seems to always be one of the most popular choices. 5.2% of players make it a routine of playing at least once a day. Like always though, the graph is pretty split between all the options on this one.

Are you a member on Poptropica?

Wow, take a look at this! Non-members (including those who have never been a member previously) dominate the chart with well over 50% of the tally. Maybe in order to increase this number Poptropica will have to give more perks for being a member and give us something to really look forward to. The amount of members has decreased with each passing year but that could just be because of a smaller amount of participants in the survey this year.

And now to finish it off with the PHB-related questions! 😀

When did you first find the PHB?

Once again, 2016 leads the way with 21.1% of readers discovering us that year. Not too far behind is 2017 and behind that comes 2018. Around 10% of people who answered discovered the PHB in the first three years and are still here today. Crazy! Not too many viewers from 2019 but we’re not even halfway through the year yet, anything can happen. I guess we’ll find out how many people found the PHB in 2019 next year.

How did you find us?

Now moving on to the “How did you find us?” question. Expectedly, most people found the PHB by searching the web, which was also how I found it. Only 31.9% selected an answer other than “searching the web”. (Chart not shown because of too many “other” answers) It’s pretty cool that we’re reaching people through social media now too.

How often do you visit the PHB?

We then asked “How often do you visit the PHB?”. I was delighted to see better results than last year. Last year’s most selected answer was tied between “several times a week” and “a few times a week” with “once every couple of weeks” as the second most selected answer. The number one answer remained the same. However, this year, the second most popular choice is “once a day” followed by “a few times a day” coming in 3rd.

Which types of PHB posts do you enjoy?

The next question was “What type of PHB posts do you enjoy?” For this question respondents were able to mark as many options as they wished. The majority of you said news posts were your favorite – a whopping 78.4% of you to be exact! A lot of you also really enjoy Pop 5 and Community Creations posts which I had a feeling would be really popular among the viewers. Pop Fan Artist Spotlights, MPIPs, reviews, blog updates, and contests are also being received well by you guys. We’ll try to keep more cool posts coming for you all. You can guys also feel free to write up a guess post and send it to staff@poptropi.ca!

Besides the PHB, what portions of the Poptropica Help Network (PHN) do you regularly browse?

Like last year, the Poptropica Wiki has the highest percentage with almost half of the total tally. Unlike last year though, the Poptropica Help Youtube channel is the second most browsed site of the PHN! The amount of readers active on the PHC has definitely dropped and it’s pretty apparent, so if you want to chat with other Poptropica players join us on Discord! 😀

What other Poptropica blogs/fansites do you frequently visit?

Lastly, we wanted to know what other active fan blogs in the community you frequently visit. There aren’t too many these days but there were definitely a select few who really stood out in the responses. Those blogs were Lucky Wing’s Blog O’ Fun, Red Tomato’s Poptropica Blog, Magic Heart’s Poptropica Blog, and a newer blog Quick Fang’s Pop Blog! Keep up the good work guys. You’re popular! 😎


Well, that about wraps up the 2019 survey results and analysis! I hope you all enjoyed this special look on our reader demographic!

What did you think of the results? Did any of them surprise you? Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

See you next year with the 2020 readers’ survey! Pop on!

– Lucky Joker🍀

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: iLee-Font

Greeting, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker with another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight! The highlighted artist this time around is my personal favorite artist at the moment, iLee-Font!

What I love about iLee-Font’s art is that as soon as you look at it, you can tell it’s their’s. ILee-Font draws in such a cool cartoonish style that just does Poptropica characters so well! Their artwork never ceases to impress me. Check out this gallery of their incredible art (click images to enlarge):

Pretty cool, am I right? If you wanna see more of their stunning work, head on over to their DeviantArt page for more.

ILee-Font tells me that art has always been a really important part of their life and is a great way to express their thoughts and ideas. They would eventually like to illustrate stories through comics or shows and just spread happiness to others. Very nice! 🙂

Well that concludes this spotlight! I hope you enjoyed this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork. If you’ve made some of your own Poptropica fan art, we’d love for you to share it in our DeviantArt group gallery, We-Love-Poptropica. Also, don’t forget to check out all the other artists I’ve featured. You won’t be disappointed!

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

– Lucky Joker 🍀