Turkey boy, Frozen decor & more!

Hello, everyone! Gentle Dolphin here with a delicious helping of Poptropica news! Let’s begin today’s story with a warm appetizer before we get to the main course, which is strangely frozen. Hmm…

On the Creators’ Blog, there is a post reminding players that the November member gifts are here! Members will definitely be thankful for this month’s gifts, which certainly fit the Thanksgiving theme: a wearable Turkey Head, a rideable Turkey Rider, and a fireable Gravy Blaster!

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If you’re an active member, these items will be automatically added to your inventory upon logging into Poptropica this month. If you’re not a member, do not fear. The post also mentions that a shop update will be coming very soon, so keep an eye out for that!


Now that we have finished our Thanksgiving appetizer, it’s time to move on to the main dish. A lot of us expected Poptropica to make promotions for “Frozen 2”. What we didn’t expect, however, is how much they would end up promoting it. Strap yourselves in, folks! It’s going to be a long ride!

Let’s start things simple with a basic island ad. While you are visiting various islands, you’ll come across a Frozen 2 ad block. Watch the short trailer to get your very own Olaf Follower! Now you can explore all of Poptropica with everyone’s favorite talking snowman (just don’t go somewhere too hot, though).

After your adventures with Olaf, you may be in the mood to decorate your clubhouse. Although there are no new furniture items in the store, you will find seven new posters in your clubhouse inventory (six for “Frozen 2”, and one for “Polly Pocket”)! Here is what they look like on the club wall:Frozen2_Posters

As if prizes and posters weren’t enough, the Poptropica team went above and beyond with what is possibly their biggest in-game advertisement this year. Frozen fever must have spread to the cosmos, because the Blast-Off Arcade has been given a “Frozen 2” makeover!

Instead of flying to an intergalactic planet, you will now wander into a scenic autumn forest. You can climb the trees and bounce on leaves as a majestic orchestra plays in the background. Here’s a look at the updated common room in its entirety. Pretty cool, eh?Frozen2_CommonRoom

It’s clear that Poptropica is going all out to promote “Frozen 2”. At this rate, they may as well dedicate an entire island to the film! Anyway, what do you think of this month’s member gifts? Do you plan on seeing “Frozen 2” in theaters, and how do you feel about all of these advertisements for it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

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 🍀

Flying with Jeremy to the Wild Safari

Greetings, Earthlings– I mean, Poptropicans! Today we have some news stories to make you go wild and fly out of your seat! Let’s start off with a dream that finally became a reality.

After being made members-only almost two months ago, Reality TV: Wild Safari is finally available for all players! Now, non-members can join in on the fun and compete against a slew of celebrity cameos in death-defying challenges for a chance to win the island medallion!

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If you’re confused by a challenge or curious about your fellow competitors, then come check out our Reality TV: Wild Safari guide! There, you’ll find tips and tricks to help you earn the coveted first place title! Good luck, contestants!


In other news, we have some ads that would intrigue the most dedicated space travelers. The Toy Story 4 ad is back to promote the film’s home and digital release. Like last time, players can watch the trailer to get the Buzz Wings Power! Act fast and claim those wings before the ad disappears to infinity and beyond.

Blue Tooth certainly thinks this power is amazing! She took to social media and posted a video of herself being yeeted into the night sky then falling stylishly back onto the ground. Check it out:

There’s also a new ad for the Disney Channel series “Gabby Duran & the Unsittables”. Watch the short trailer to earn two out-of-this-world prizes: the Space Bubble and the Jeremy Follower.

Curious about the angel costume I’m wearing in the photos? Well, I’ll be representing Team Heavenly for this year’s PHB Halloween Costume Contest! Our theme this year is Heavenly and Hellish”, so be sure to send in your cute and/or devilish costumes. Check out the original contest post for full instructions on how to submit your costumes!

Are you excited to revisit Reality TV: Wild Safari Island? Which outer space ad prize is your favorite? Will you be entering the PHB Halloween Costume Contest? Are you on Team Heavenly or Team Hellish? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

 

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 🍀

Carpet diem on this magical ride ✨

Make way for Prince Ali! 🤴🏽

While the faux royal didn’t bring his entourage of seventy-five golden camels and fifty-three purple peacocks, this spectacular entrance of an ad for the live-action Aladdin (now on Movies Anywhere, and coming to Blu-Ray on Sept 10) does come with a pretty sweet prize: watch the video on 24 Carrot Island to claim your very own A Whole New World magic carpet. Yes, it flies!

If you’ve played Arabian Nights Island, you’ll recognize the similar mechanics of the flying carpet, but you can take this one with you to other islands, too. Better yet, the Creators’ Blog says, members get to keep this prize forever!

Chasing Samhal the genie on a magic carpet in Arabian Nights Island.

Besides the change of color from red to purple, there’s another neat gimmick about this new magic carpet ride: it leaves a trail of golden glittery dust as you go. So come on down, stop on by, hop a carpet and fly—to another Arabian night! (What, too many Aladdin lyrics in one post? I won’t be silenced… all I know is I won’t go speechless.)

Thanks to Lucky Joker for the pic.

Carpe(t) diem, Poptropicans! Your shining, shimmering, splendid new ride awaits, with new horizons to pursue! ✨

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Follow your nose back to school

Hey, everyone! This is Gentle Dolphin keeping you in the loop of the latest Poptropica news. Let’s get started and flash forward to our first update!

We all dread leaving summer vacation behind and returning to school or even college. Don’t worry because Poptropica has got you covered with brand new back-to-school items!

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This month, everyone can buy cool school fashion and supplementary supplies for their arrival back to school. There is one member-exclusive item, though: the Noodle Guy Follower. It’s a weird but funny addition to a back-to-school update, to be sure.


A recent post on the Creators’ Blog informed players of a new Froot Loops advertisement on Poptropica. Toucan Sam will stand outside a brick house and invite you to come inside. In the house, he will tell you to jump into his imagination, which is where the ad game takes place.

This ad game is similar to the Schroeder’s Piano minigame from Great Pumpkin Island. While the song is playing, click the different colored Froot Loops when they reach the bottom of their respective rows. Keep doing this in order to fill the gauge in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Don’t get too distracted by the weirdly animated Toucan Sam.

After keeping the rhythm, you will win a “Follow Your Nose” hat. Wearing it gives you the ability to leave a colorful trail of Froot Loops as you run.

I could finish this segment here, but I want to share something I discovered a few days ago. Before the Froot Loops ad appeared on Poptropica, I stumbled upon a cyclops kid standing in front of a mysterious green structure. Take a look:

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Weird, right? This structure acted as a place where players could watch videos to earn credits, similar to the movie theater and billboard on Home Island. However, it also showed up in ad spaces between scenes on other islands, possibly so players could earn more credits during their adventures.

I went to check on it later, but I found that it had been replaced by the Froot Loops ad. Maybe the structure was there to take up space because Poptropica didn’t have any new ads at the moment? But why did the structure have such a strange temple-like design? What was with the cyclops kid? We may never know…


Last but not least, there’s a new screen for when players need to activate Flash before playing Poptropica. Unlike the previous screen, it includes a helpful guide on how to allow Flash to run on your computer. Neat!

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What do you think of these new updates? Do you like the new store items? Do you have any theories about the mysterious green structure? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

Adore and explore new store items

Hola, Poptropicanos! It’s Lucky Joker here, popping in with some news.

First off, seven all-new items have been added into the store! The new inventory consists of four costumes (Boho Chic, Fruity Cutie, Lazy Days, Dangerous Waters) and three other fun extras (Dolphin Follower, Octo-Prank, Coconut Drink). Here’s everything pictured below:


Also, there’s a new advertisement on Home Island for the new Dora movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold — coming to theaters August 9!

There are two prizes to be collected, and to do so, all you have to do is watch the short video trailer. Afterwards, you’ll receive two Adventurer Outfits (on one card) and a slightly creepy Boots in the Backpack!

Welp, that’s it for now. Thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you guys in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀