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:

Gold Cards

  • 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 🍀

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October Store Update: Spooky, Flashy, Goofy (and free Day of the Dead costume)

Hello, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker here, along with the newest store update with all things Halloween! 🎃 And Poptropica sure brought back many requested items…

From a spooky count to a flashy rock star to goofy fake nose glasses — you’ll find great options to create a one-of-a-kind costume for Halloween, or to add something fun to your everyday look (either of which we’d absolutely recommend you enter into our PHB contest, where you might win a membership)…

Gold Cards

  • Renegade Robot
  • Old-Time Baseball Uniform
  • Zaggy Moondust
  • Vampire Count (members only)
  • Garlic Breath
  • Skull Mask
  • Spooktacular Popgum (members only)
  • Followers – Spook Pack (members only)
  • Dr. Hare Deluxe Balloons
  • Skeleton Power (members only)
  • Fake Noses (members only)
  • Vampire Bat Popgum
  • Ghost Hunter Suit
  • Booga Shaman
  • Swamp Monster (members only)
  • Frankenstein (members only)
  • Egyptian Mummy (members only)
  • Multiverse
  • Day of the Dead (new!)

The last of the gold cards is the winning entry of Poptropica’s Halloween costume design contest — my Day of the Dead costume — one for girls (my original design) and one for boys (Poptropica’s design). Both are free in the store! 😉

I just want to thank Poptropica again for putting my costume idea into the game — it’s really a dream come true! ❤ Now, moving on…


Costumes

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  • Rock Star (members only)
  • Southern Belle (girls only)
  • Furry Monster 3 (members only)
  • Pumpkin Head
  • Creepy Countess (girls only)
  • Baseball Batter (members only)
  • Pharaoh (boys) or Queen of Egypt (girls)
  • Baby Boy/Girl
  • Baseball Fielder
  • Little Demon (members only)
  • Werewolf Boy/Girl (members only)
  • Gothic Cheerleader (girls only)

Counting all the current gold cards and costumes, a little under half (13 out of 28–31) are for members only. But hey, at least the Day of the Dead one is free for all!


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

Leave your suggestions down in the comments of this post, or on Poptropica’s Instagram, and they just might listen!

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

– Lucky Joker 🍀

The “Lucky” Poptropica Halloween Costume Contest Winner!

Hello, everyone! It’s Lucky Joker here with the result of the Halloween Costume Design Contest on Poptropica’s Instagram! As previously mentioned, the winning costume will be added to the store in October, in the next store update.

Without wasting any more time, the winning costume is… Day of the Dead” by… well… myself, Lucky Joker! 😀

(Flattering picture, am I right? I apologize for the not-so-good quality. xP)

Although the Mexican holiday is its own tradition apart from Halloween itself, I thought it would be the perfect time to shed some light on another culture, since they both share the same date.

But enough about my costume—I also wanted to show you guys some of my favorite entries that also would’ve made great costumes in the store! Here they are:

And there’s plenty more where those came from! Check out the rest at the #PoptropicaHalloween tag, and I’ll talk to you all soon. Pop on!

– A very Lucky Joker 🎃🍀

Pirated from previous items: a store stock update

Hey Poptropicans! New things are in store… literally. As we near the end of the month, it’s time for the store stock to change! (In case you missed it, yes, that’s a thing now.)

As usual, it’s a case of old items resurfacing, and this time around, in honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, we’ve got quite a few pirate costumes going around. Among the assortment also are various knights, dragons, and more. ☠️⚔️🐉 Take a look!

Gold cards

About 40% of the current gold cards are for members only, including the formerly free Prepare for Impact! mini-game, which still has the (now inaccurate) “Free+” label. 👀

  • Rock Singer (boys only)
  • Skullduggery Pirate
  • Spy Agent
  • Captain Cobalt
  • The Bolt
  • Templar Knight
  • Multiverse (free; also seems to be the only permanent gold card)
  • Skull Pirate
  • Medusa
  • Cryptids Nessie Hat
  • Prank Can
  • Captain Crimson
  • Pearson Flashlight
  • Bully Bot Costume
  • Hazmat Suit
  • Birthday Candle (free, and goes out at the end of September!)
  • Renegade Robot (members only)
  • Followers (Dragons) (members only)
  • Prepare for Impact! (mini-game guide here) (members only)
  • Night Hare (members only)
  • Popzilla costume (members only)
  • Timmy Failure Greatness (members only)
  • Robin Hood (members only)
  • Meteor Shower (members only)
  • Bounce Ball (members only)
  • Lightning Knight (members only)
  • Plundered Armor (members only)

Costumes

Four of the six available costumes (the names and colors of which may vary by gender) are for members only. The girls’ version of the members-only Pirate Captain is quite similar to the Captain Crimson gold card, available now and not just for members. ☠️

  • Bigfoot Fanatic
  • Heart Astro Knight (girls only)
  • Earth Astro Knight (boys only)
  • Dragon (comes in blue, green, and purple) (members only)
  • Steam Robot (members only)
  • Pirate Captain (members only)
  • Dark Astro Knight (purple for girls; black for boys) (members only)

In other news…

  • The Poptropica Creators celebrated International Talk Like A Pirate Day* with a party in the Broken Barrel common room on Skullduggery Island, at about 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 19. (*Aye, but Krispy Kreme ain’t givin’ out a dozen free donuts no more, so really, what’s the point, mate? Ok, that’s all the pirate-talk for this post…)

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  • Something new is coming… for members! (Yup, once again disappointing the majority of players…) At the end of the Creators’ latest post about the Smallfoot ad, they wrote, “Stay tuned to learn about the newest membership benefit coming to Poptropica!”
  • The deadline for Poptropica’s Halloween costume design contest has passed, so we can hope to hear back soon about the winning design!
  • For all levels of artists, the PHB’s Community Creations is always open for your creations! Our theme this month of September is music.

That’s all for now! Keep ‘tropping on, pop-cans.

<)))><<

Light a candle for Poptropica’s 11th birthday 🕯 — and many more

Hey Poptropicans! We’re burning with some bright news over here. Read on!

September has arrived, which means… the winning design from our header contest is up on the blog? More member gifts? Another round of Community Creations? All of these wonderful things, yes, but one more: it’s Poptropica’s birthday month!

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You like that rainbow afro? That and more are in this month’s member gift pack. Not a member? Lots of cool stuff (many for everyone) recently arrived at the store—with rhinos, robots, and more—and one more, as you’ll see below.

Anyway. Happy birthday, Poptropica! We’re pretty thrilled to see Poptropica make it to its 11th year alive, and we hope for great things to come. In fact, that could very well be the case with some recent developments! But more on that in a bit.

To celebrate the occasion, you can now get a Birthday Candle costume for free in the store! But hurry—this candle will burn out of the store when the month is over.

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A couple of noteworthy insights from the Creators were also revealed in the comments of the Instagram post announcing this update.

One Instagram user, supertalkcam, asked if the Creators were abandoning Poptropica Worlds in favor of Pop Original. The Creators replied, “It’s a myth!”

Another user, chillzaj, asked, “Will Poptropica end up shutting down in 2020 due to Flash ending? So we have one more bday party left…?”

The Creators responded, “Poptropica isn’t shutting down – we’re working on new technology that will keep Poptropica around for a long time! #poptropicaforever

This sounds like some of the behind-the-scenes work that has been keeping Poptropica quietly busy over the past few months at least. The Creators’ Facebook post from December 2017 explaining Poptropica’s relationship to the downfall of Flash, which we posted on the PHB in March, has even been gone for some time now.

Could it be that Poptropica Original will stick around even after 2020, as it gets moved to a newer technology so that it can survive post-Flash? This seems to be the Creators’ plan now, though one they’re still “working on,” so no solid promises yet.

Once again, happy eleventh birthday to our beloved Poptropica. Share your thoughts and congratulations in the comments, and keep on popping on, Poptropicans. 🎈🎊🎂

<・)))><<

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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:

Gold Cards

  • 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 🍀

Pop Shop update: plushes, pigs, and more

Hello, Poptropicans, it’s Lucky Joker!

It’s that time againthe Pop Shop stock has changed with all new costumes and gold cards for the upcoming month of August. Well, not entirely new… some of the items haven’t changed, which could be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it. The current stock consists of the following:

Gold Cards

  • Follower: Mini Astroknight (members only)
  • Game Show Robot Costume (members only)
  • Crayons, Shrink Ray Island (members only)
  • Propeller Hat
  • Poptropica Exclusive: Cool Boy Plush
  • Island Wildlife: Pig Costume, Mystery of the Map Island
  • Poptropica Exclusive: Rockstar Costume
  • Bottle Cap Costume, Shrink Ray Island
  • Fireworks (members only)
  • Ringmaster Costume, Monster Carnival Island (members only)
  • Multiverse
  • Hypno-Powder, Monster Carnival Island
  • Lumberjerk Costume
  • Poptropica — The Official Guide: Glasses
  • Soda Bottle, Shrink Ray Island (members only)
  • Dr. Hare Plush (members only)
  • Shark Plush (members only)
  • Milk Box Costume, Shrink Ray Island (members only)
  • Steamworks Mech Pilot (members only)
  • Game Show Costume (members only)
  • Cinnamon Fire Flavor Popgum
  • Raven Swarm, Monster Carnival Island (members only)

Costumes

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  • Sweet As Pie: Mud Pie
  • Tofu Dog
  • Magician (members only)
  • Big Burger
  • International Waffle Day: Waffle (members only)
  • Furry Monster 4 (members only)
  • Hot Dog
  • Clown
  • Fierce Lion (members only)

Yup, you’re seeing it rightan overwhelming 16 out of the 31 current stock items are for members only. That’s half! Hopefully next month there’ll at least be a few more things available to all players… 😕

That’s it for now. What are your thoughts on Poptropica’s current store system that was implemented a few months ago? What items would you like to see added next month? Sound off in the comments section!

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

– Lucky Joker 🍀