Hey Poptropicans, pop in for fashion, ads, and art — all at once!
May’s costume contest fan submissions reel is out and ready to be admired! 🎞 Although the Baron hasn’t yet picked a winning costume to bring to virtual life, her airship is expected to land soon, as it often does at the beginning of a month. In the meantime, enjoy the creativity:
Over on Home Island, there’s a new ad building for Rainbow High fashion dolls! Enter and talk to the nearest doll to help out with getting ready for their fashion show by collecting 8 outfits in 3 minutes. With surrounding sparkles, they’re pretty easy to spot all over the venue!
When you start the game, you’ll get to choose which team you’re helping: Rainbow High or Shadow High. After you win, you can play for the other school to get both prizes, the Emi Outfit and Heather Outfit.
There’s more art to admire via Poptropica’s Instagram stories! From the Baron’s next great costume candidate “Boxing Barb” to a minor Monster Carnival character, check out the latest fan art features below. (Tip: Click the artists’ names to visit the original posts!)
March on in, Poptropicans, before March is on its way out!
Entries for the monthly costume contest are in, and while a winner has not yet been selected, the showreel for March’s costume designs is now available below. We’ll find out which one gets made in-game when the Baron docks again in early April!
This past weekend also saw the 2022 Oscars hosted, and Poptropica’s pop-arazzi got in on the buzz with some red carpet looks on their Instagram. 🏆✨ Check out their recreations of big night outfits worn by celebrity singer Beyoncé, actor Simu Liu, actress Jessica Chastain, and actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (swipe to see them all):
Of course, if you’ve been on the internet lately, you might know that the stars of this year’s Oscars weren’t all the glitzy fashion, but the face slap moment that quickly became a meme. 💥 Poptropica’s Instagram might only show a pretty side, but Poptropica’s Twitter gets real with a retweet of one such meme from Coolmath Games, and even their own surprised tweet when the moment occurred. Seems like Pop’s social media might have split personalities across platforms… 🤔
Onto the game itself: on Home Island, there’s a new ad for Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock(now streaming on Apple TV+)!
Head inside for an obstacle course mini-game to get Gobo’s backpack while avoiding hidden Gorgs and other dangers. After two minutes, if you make it, you’ll win a Doozer Follower and Be Red! outfit.
Still a better game than Unicorn Frenzy, perhaps? If we’re going to be playing lackadaisical mini-games, at least this one’s got Pop style.
Speaking of which, if you’ve been wondering what’s up with Poptropica’s Roblox game (or couldn’t get a game going), Poptropica recently released footage of the candy-colored collect-a-thon in action. 🦄
Rounding off this update are the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories! These characters are really rockin’ their pink. 💖
Aside from those of us whose most exciting part of Valentine’s Day was a cancelled dentist’s appointment, the PHB hopes you had a happy heart day. All the love to you, dear readers! 💖
The Poptropica Creators posted a series of cheesy and punny Valentine’s Cards, featuring many different characters (including some from islands and Realms yet to return).
Some of these are really cute. I love the background colors for the first collection! Too bad poor Balloon Boy has yet to land, even for a holiday!
The Adventure Outfitters shop has also been updated for the season, with the classic Heart Knight (300 credits) for all. Or if you want to be “one in Amelia-on,” try out the members-only Stylin’ Outfit (250): a nice mix between casual and fashionista.
Speaking of old islands, we have an ad that hearkens back to an early one. The Big Nate TV series is now being advertised on Home Island!
After watching the trailer, you get two interactive items: Cheezy Snacks and a Drum Kit. Upon activating each, a cloud of cheese dust covers your character, and the drums can be played! You can actually continue to walk while playing the drums (thanks for the tip, Gentle Dolphin).
Are any of you planning on seeing the Big Nate series on Paramount+? And regardless of your single/taken status, remember there are plenty of people, friends and family, who love you. I for one appreciate every reader here and look forward to your comments!
Happy Grapple-Pap, everyone! It’s time to celebrate Poptropica’s latest holiday tradition! Home Island is now a winter wonderland decked with colorful lights and crates, and the Baron is here with Grapple gear to spread some holiday cheer! ☃️❄️
The Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities is stocked with holiday décor and costumes galore! On your right, you’ll find some Grapple-Pap goodies such asa Grapple totem (150 credits), a stained glass chandelier (150 credits), a mistletoe garland (50 credits), a Grapple bust statue (150 credits), and a traditional Grapple-Garb outfit (50 credits).
Among these Grapple goods, you’ll find the three winning costumes from last month’s poll: Love Potion Demon, Ice Cream Cat, and Movie Geek. If you missed these costumes the first time around, now is your chance to get them for free! 💗🍨🍿
On your left, you’ll find Maroon Moon’s Dr. Hare outfit, the winning design of November’s costume contest. All players can sport this casual look inspired by Poptropica’s most iconic villain forfree! 🐰🥕 The Baron can’t help highlighting her generosity if you talk to her.
Now that this hare-raising look is available in-game, the Pop Creators finally posted a video showcase of November’s costume contest entries.
Among last month’s submissions are awe-inspiring animals, Christmas costumes, and… Rick Astley. Now that’s one that’ll never let us down. Anyway, here are my favorite entries from this reel:
By the way, ask the Baron where her Grapple-wares are from, and she’ll mention a place we’ve never heard of: Kraghorn Island. The Baron says it’s not on our map, but might there be a future adventure there like the Baron’s Crusade? Maybe she’ll take us sometime; we’ll see!
In contrast to the Baron’s festive findings, Amelia added two spooky costumes to the Adventure Outfitters gallery: the bewitching Wicked Wizard outfit and the members-only Dark Wizard outfit. While these villainous vestments appear new to newer players, they actually debuted back in November 2019 during Home Island’s wizard makeover. New or not, both of these bewitching looks cost 350 credits.
Along with celebrating Grapple-Pap, members can celebrate the 12 Days of Member Gifts. On the first day, they received winter garland, snow globe, anddeerdecorations to deck their clubhouse halls. Then, on the second day, they received violet, gray, and blue beanies to keep their detachable heads warm.
Day 3’s gifts aren’t here at the time of writing this post, but a strange development occurred. While I was on Poptropica today, I discovered that Day 1’s member gifts disappeared from my inventory. It turns out that these initially free decorations can now be purchased from the clubhouse store for 100 credits each. What’s the reason for this happening?
To end off this extensive holiday post, we have a new ad for the Disney Channel original movie “Christmas… Again?!” Watching the short ad gifts you two prizes with special spacebar actions. You can ride around and rev your engine in Ro’s Race Car, then summon a snowstorm, err, flurry with the Mall Santa Suit. 🏎️🎅
This was a lot to cover, and there’s always more news popping into our feeds. Stay tuned to the Poptropica Help Blog for all the latest Poptropica news and more!
Hey Poptropicans, we’ve got a store update, TikTok throwback, and — a whole ad island for an iconic big red dog? Let’s pop in for a look!
A new week brings a new rotation of outfits at Adventure Outfitters, with both grim and whimsical contenders for Halloween costuming.
For all players, we see the return of the Ice Cream, Tie-Dye Hoodie, and Fairytale costumes, while pets get new cuddly creature capes — the Lemon Shark, Bubble Gum Unicorn, and Fuzzy Monster (for members) — to go with their Poptropican counterparts still available in-store. Check out the Creators’ Blog for the full stock »
On the subject of frightening yet fleeting clips, Poptropica’s earlier TikTok of Squid Game in Poptropica is also now available as a YouTube short. So if you’re only on one of these platforms, you’ll still get to see it!
There’s a new spot on the map — and while it’s not Mission Atlantis, there’s still ad-venture to be had! In anticipation of the upcoming movie Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford Island is here for a limited time only with games and prizes. Upon landing, a big gift awaits: a Clifford Emoji!
Clifford’s owner Emily will also challenge you to a race to the movie theater. Make it to the top of the hill before she does, and you’ll win Clifford Paw Prints! You can hold the paw prints in your hand and also leave a print by pressing the spacebar.
As you explore the “island,” you’ll find a weightlifter by the small pool who hints that there’s another surprise to be discovered if you follow Clifford’s red paw prints. Sure enough, they’ll lead you to a third prize: Clifford’s Grow Power, which makes your character bigger, like the godly powers from Mythology Island! You can even try it out in common rooms for other players to see you tower above them.
That’s a wrap for this update! Enjoy the store items, visit the Big Red Dog on Clifford Island, and stay spooky, Poptropicans. 🐾🩸