Chat about the new LEGO Minecraft ad!

How’s it going, Poptropicans—it’s Lucky Joker here! Let’s pop into the latest news.

Over on Poptropica’s Instagram (@poptropicacreators), which seems to be the primary source of Poptropica news these days, we’ve got a bit of a “sneak peek” (if you want to call it that 😛 ) regarding the Blast-Off Arcade:

As the Creators’ post says, new chat features are coming to the arcade! That’s pretty cool. (Too bad it isn’t an island… it’s kind of been a while…) I wonder what the “gazillion other new things” they mention in the caption will be? Hmmm.


That’s not all. There are also a couple of new advertisements. Let’s start off with the LEGO Minecraft one, which can be found on Home Island.

The goal of the game is to escape the Creepers by dodging obstacles with the click of your mouse—without losing your six lives. (Tip: click multiple times for a higher jump)

Once you successfully make it to the finish, you’ll earn a batty Bat Follower and a Crazy Minecart. Cool!

For the next ad, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, you can access it via the island map.  There’s no game for this one; all you have to do is watch the short video trailer to earn a Kite Power card. The movie premieres in theaters on December 19. 🙂

Well, that’s it for now! What do you think the new chat options will be like? Are you going to see the new Mary Poppins movie? Let us know down in the comments!

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

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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🎵 On the seventh day of member gifts, Poptropica gave to me…🎵

Hello, Poptropicans, it’s Lucky Joker here with new stuff to share with you today.

First off, Poptropica has finally updated the Photo Booth since the Halloween update back in October—but, it’s probably not what you’d think. I kind of expected to see some new  holiday props and characters for the season, but I was little disappointed when I discovered that wasn’t the case.

There are 5 new backgrounds that appear to be from a few familiar islands, like Astro-Knights, Mythology, and Wimpy Wonderland (oh look, there’s a winter one!).

It’s safe to assume these new backgrounds will be replacing the good old ones we’re used to since they’re no longer there and these new ones aren’t exactly seasonal. Small update, but still neat in its own right.


Secondly, the third wave of member gifts is coming our way, starting off with some cool Snowboard Gear. Tomorrow (Saturday, the 8th), watch out for the Snowball Toss card, and the next day (Sunday, the 9th), an Elf Follower not too far behind!


And lastly, Home Island has received a full, fun winter makeover! It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas now, wouldn’t you say? ❄️🎄 (Even that LEGO ad tucked away in the corner of the sky, that probably isn’t meant to be visible, is coated in snow… 👀)

So, how are you liking these member gifts so far? And what do you think about the rest of these updates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below. Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you all very soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

12 Days of Member Gifts: 6 down, 6 to go

Hey guys, It’s Lucky Joker here with an update on the 12 Days of Member Gifts event going on this month. Thanks to a certain glitcher on the Poptropica Help Chat (PHC), the three next gift items have been revealed!

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If you’re a member, expect a cute Reindeer follower (today’s prize), an Ugly Sweater (12/5), and a super cool Snow Power card (12/6) coming your way! Pictures below courtesy of Osmium:

By the way, if you buy a membership anytime within the month, you’ll get all 12 of the member gifts. How cool is that?

[Update: Sometimes, the body of the Reindeer follower doesn’t quite show every detail. Here’s a pic from PHB reader Shiny B1rd. Still cute, though.]

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That’s it for now! Thanks for reading as always, and I’ll talk to you all soon…pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

(PS: Why is the photo booth still Halloween themed? 👀)

‘Tis the season to be a member, fa la la la la

How’s it going, Poptropicans? It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the holiday season—and with that, Poptropica has gifted us players with 12 days of all-new gift items, from December 1–12… well, for members anyway.

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We were too late to post about yesterday’s gift, which was an adorable Abominable Snowman follower—but when you login today, you’ll receive a Snowball Cannon. Unfortunately, there have been reports of it causing the game to crash, so use with caution. Pictures below courtesy of Osmium:

Also, thanks to glitcher idk, we know that tomorrow’s gift will be this cool-looking Ski Outfit pictured below along with the previous prizes:

So what do you think of the 12 Days of Member Gifts event? Being a member, of course I’m happy, but I’m hoping non-members will receive some sort of gift as well. Show the non-members some love, Poptropica!

Thanks for reading, and I’ll talk to you all in the next one… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Holiday habiliments and wild widgets

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here, along with this month’s store update!

Since the holiday season is right around the corner, the store has been decked out with lots of holiday outfits/items—but also with an array of other random stuff for whatever reason. 😛 The current stock for the next month includes:

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  • Silly Streams
  • Mythology Island – Icarus
  • Mission Atlantis – Puffer Fish
  • Cool Boy Plush
  • Lunar Colony – Alien Archaeology
  • Atlantis: Episode 3 – Atlantis Drone Follower
  • Shark Plush (members only)
  • Dr. Hare Plush (members only)
  • Lunar Colony – Moon Rock (members only)
  • Dr. Hare Lair Power (members only)
  • Poptropicon Island – Lunar Colony Costume (members only)
  • Escape From Pelican Rock – Escapee Dr. Hare (members only)
  • Time Freeze (members only)
  • Little Candy Cane (members only)
  • Mini Dr. Hare (members only)
  • Mission Atlantis – Diving Suit (members only)
  • Mythology Island – Cyclops (members only)
  • Poptropica Realms – Realms Builder (members only)

Costumes

  • Gamer Dude
  • Tangled in Lights
  • Soccer Player
  • Snowman
  • Holiday Ball
  • Atlantis: Episode 3 – Atlantis Captain
  • Elf Costume (members only)
  • Crazy Candy Cane (members only)
  • Astronaut

As always, I’d like to note the number of members-only items in the store, which this month is 14 out of 27 cards. You heard it right, over half of the new stock is only available to members. Eesh. Well, there is that membership sale going on right now…

We just missed announcing the Black Friday-only deal of $1.99 on 1-month membership (sorry!) but you can still get the 3- and 6-month membership deals until just before midnight Eastern time on Monday!


And there you have it, folks—the November store update. What do you think of the current stock? Are there any costumes, followers, or powers you’d like to see added to the store?

Feel free to leave your suggestions down in the comments of this post, or on Poptropica’s Instagram—they just might listen!

One more thing: Still about a week left to enter some delicious artwork into Community Creations! This month’s theme is food. 🦃🥔🌽

That’s it for now! Thanks for reading, and I’ll talk to you all in the next one… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Something to be thankful for… D.C. Diner is BACK!

How’s it going, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here, back with Poptropica news!

The classic MiniQuest, D.C. Diner, has returned to Poptropica for a limited time with a new exclusive prize to be won!

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Play between now and “16” (perhaps they mean 26?) to win a Magic Hat (that’s the prize 😉 ), and reference our guide if you need any help along the way.


In other news, it looks like Poptropica is having a little Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale of their own! Currently, the 3- and 6-month memberships are discounted by about 20%, going for $8.99 (instead of $10.99) and $15.99 (instead of $19.99) respectively.

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In the announcement, Poptropica also hinted at several new updates coming our way (including clubhouses and a revamped friends page!) which might have members-only perks—so all the more reason to get one, right?

This offer will be available until 11:59 PM EST on Monday, November 26, so take advantage of it as soon as you can!


And lastly, the Poptropica Stickers app has received an update with five new stickers for fall and Thanksgiving. (The Halloween ones are still in the app though. Interesting.)

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Still, it is only available for iOS devices. To get the app, just head to the App Store and search “Poptropica Stickers” to download it for free!

And that looks to be about it for now. Thanks for reading, as always, and I’ll talk to you all soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: Slanted Fish

Hello, Poptropicans, and welcome to another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight! It’s Lucky Joker here, and today I’m featuring the art of the one and only Slanted Fish!

As the primary graphic creator for the PHB, Slanted Fish’s creations can been seen all over the site, such as in the header at the top! As you’ll see, there’s a very distinct look to her art with the unique shapes, textures, and patterns she uses. Fishy often draws in a Poptropica-like style, but also experiments with other styles too.

Check out this gallery of some of her work below, which includes my favorite piece of hers, “Mighty Action Force.” Click the images to enlarge them:

Slanted Fish’s art is seriously special! Check her out on DeviantArt if you haven’t already. (By the way, Fishy just celebrated her birthday this past Thursday, so send birthday wishes her way!🎈 It’s not too late yet, right? 😛 )

And that’s it for this spotlight! I hope you liked this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork! Got any Poptropica fan art of your own? We’d love for you to share it to our DeviantArt group gallery, We-Love-Poptropica!

Also—on the topic of art—don’t forget to participate in Community Creations this month—the theme is FOOD (best theme ever)! 🌮🍣🥦 Thanks for reading, as always, and I’ll talk to you all soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀