Fairy Tale Island, Home Island, Membership, Poptropica Store, Sneak Peeks, Social Media

It’s no fantasy… Adventure Outfitters is now open for business πŸ‘€

Howdy Poptropicans, it’s LJ with lots of exciting news today!

First and foremost, a teaser image of what looks to be for the upcoming adventure and first winner of the Dream Island contest, Fairy Tale Island, was posted on Poptropica’s Instagram yesterday. Take a look!

Here we have a set of creepy eyeballs peeping through some prickly vines. It isn’t much, but Poptropica hasn’t been very good at providing us with sneak peeks in recent years, so it’s still enough to get me super hyped! Imagine, after 5+ years, finally getting an actual island with good substance. My hopes are high for this one since it was created by a fellow player. Fans often produce the best ideas for the games they love.

πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ Check out more sneak peeks for Fairy Tale Island Β»

In other fun news, the new store Adventure Outfitters we first saw a glimpse of in February’s Home Island revamp is now open for business!

I have to say I’m a big fan of the entire look and feel of the space. There’s a mix of modern and vintage vibes in the architecture which I love, and this is the first time in Poptropica’s history where we actually have a walk-in store as opposed to a page with cards.

(Disclaimer before I continue: All prices are subject to change as the update is VERY glitchy at this point. Thanks for understanding! Let’s continue…)

When you first enter, you’ll notice a large glassy ice skull (you might recognize it from the retired Pathfinders common room) mantled over the door; it’s available for purchase for 250 credits if you click it. Also, there’s a cute little friend to the right ready to sit atop your head. Honestly, I’m not sure whether it’s a hedgehog or a porcupine, but all the same, it’s 250 credits.

There are more items hanging around the walls on the left and right sides of the store, but we’ll get to those later.

If you head to the right towards Amelia (how did you get in here so fast?), you’ll notice “the gear section.” This is essentially the costumes section in the old store format, with arrows to flip through the offerings. There are currently 18 outfits available, with costs varying from 0 credits to 350 credits. 5 of the 18 outfits are members only.

Further to the right, there are two buttons marked “Gear” and “Pets,” so you can switch the inventory that’s displayed. If you click the pets button, the pets will appear along with their outfits and accessories.

Like before, the puppy and kitten are available for everyone, while the rest are members exclusive. For the pets section, there are also 18 pet garments in stock at 75 credits apiece. One-third of the items are members only. Now to the side sections…

All the way to the right of the store, you’ll see a selection of furniture items as well as a jetpack. The jetpack, clouds, and hammock are for 200 credits and the freezer is for 75.

On the very left, there are six various items for sale: a Golden Warrior costume, a vanity, a reversible octopus plush, an alicorn follower, and a rideable scarab beetle β€” all for 250 credits β€” and a lantern for 150. It’s unknown why these items don’t have their own display like the gear and pets. Perhaps for extra dΓ©cor?

Something else that’s new in addition to the store itself is the cart and checkout system. Anyone who’s ever shopped online is familiar with this concept. Rather than clicking an item and buying it immediately, you now have to add it to your cart.

I should note that whenever I tried checking out with a plethora of items in my cart, it just simply wouldn’t budge. I believe you can only check out a few items at a time.

Also, you’re unable to leave the store without either checking out or emptying your cart completely β€” which means you can’t save what’s in your cart and come back later. Not so useful, in my opinion.

It’s a new month, and that means new member gifts! This month, members will see a Trick Board, a Flying Spinner, and a Mini Mister Pack (you know, like mist sprayer) added to their inventory. All appropriate for the tricky month of April.

(Speaking of April Fools’ tricks, we hope you enjoyed ours. 😜 )

UPDATE: The pop-up that appears when you first save an account has gotten a minor but nice refresh featuring two currently unreleased costumes: a red hoodie with yellow shades, and a bonnet with a black cat plus a banjo in hand. Also, the reward for making a new account has been upped to 1,500 credits!

Thanks to Silver Horse for the pic!

Whew! Lots of things going on in Poptropica right now. What do you think of the news and the store update? I really appreciate the Poptropica creators trying to keep us entertained in between island releases and I always try to be optimistic, but how many Home Island makeovers do we really need? I believe if the creators halted the island makeovers (and other superficial updates for that matter) for a while and made extra time for porting the old islands β€” the integral part of the game β€” into Haxe, more players would be happier. I know I would.

Leave your opinions in the comments; I’d love to hear them. Thank you for reading and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Pop on!

– LJ πŸ€

Clubhouse, Creators, Merchandise, Pets, Poptropica Store

Good luck in store for customers and creators πŸ€πŸ’΅

Top of the morning, Poptropicans! Today, we will be looking at a few store updates as well as a recent message from a special someone. Let’s take a gander now, shall we?

Let’s start things off with a long-awaited clubhouse update. Here is the current clubhouse store lineup which includes four new furniture items: a star wall decoration, a gaming PC, a sound speaker, and a cat-shaped cactus pot.

After decorating your clubhouse, why not gift your pets some St. Patrick’s Day costumes? Sure March 17th has already come and gone, but you can still dress your pets in festive green gear. Lucky pets can wear a Leprechaun Hat, a Clover Face, and a Green Backpack. πŸ€

Moving on from the game to the real world, the official Poptropica Zazzle store has gone through some changes. There are some interesting new(ish?) items, like this Poptropica 8-bit Pixel Mug ($15.95) of Drs. Beev and Hare with a heart between them, a Poptropica Dr. Hare Button ($2.25) and even Dr. Hare Poptropica Wrapping Paper ($20.95).

Sticker prices have been lowered with most going from $4.95 to $2.15! Also, a Zomberry Clown Postcard is now available for purchase for just $1.10 (now the cheapest item in the store!).

To cap off this post, we a have a special update coming from the creator of Poptropica himself, Jeff Kinney! Yesterday, Jeff tweeted a photo of himself visiting three other OG Pop Creators during his recent book tour. It’s nice to see Jeff acknowledge Poptropica, even if he’s already moved on the greener (and richer πŸ€‘) pastures.

That’s all for now. What store items (real or digital) are you looking to buy? If you were to meet Jeff Kinney or any Pop Creator, what would you ask them? Leave your comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Poptropica Store, Uncategorized

Spring shopping and Pop blog hopping

Howdy, Poptropicans, it’s LJ with the an abundance of Poptropica news for you all today. Let’s pop into it!

First up, the store items have rotated, with a brand new Golden Warrior costume! The current inventory includes (items listed below; * = members only):

  • Costumes: Golden Warrior*, Prom Princess, Space Bounty Hunter, Slice of Pizza Tees, King & Queen Hoodies, Glam Gamer Girl*, Sweater Weather, Sunny Sport, Friendly Face Masks, Orange Julius*, Mardi Gras Jester, Rock Star 2*, Swan Ballerina, Angel, Robin Hood, and Pop Star
  • Followers: Red Dragon Follower*, Mood Clouds, Baby Alicorn Follower, Baby Penguin Follower, Dolphin Follower*, Deer Follower, Cupid Follower, Atlantis Drone, and Dryad
  • Powers: L.E.D. Me, Jetpack, Crushing Power*, X-Ray Visor*, Atom Power*, Cinnamon Fire Flavor Popgum, Torch, and Electrify
  • Pranks: Leprechaun Wand, Levitation Spell Book, Spitball Shooter, 8-Bit Birthday Pig Pixel Power, Inside-Out Power*, Zombify, and Silly Streams
  • Miscellaneous: Reversible Octopus, Heart Bubble Wand, White Combat Boots, Fox Mug, Unicorn Mug, Cat Mug, School Backpack, and Notebooks

There’s been a lot of cool and cute things lately in my opinion! I really like the Golden Warrior costume, Leprechaun Wand, Reversible Octopus, and Unicorn Mug. There’s a wide selection of stuff available to non-members again too, so that’s a plus. Only 1/5 of the items are members exclusive.

In other news, the enticing daily credit login rewards we became familiar with since they were introduced last year have seemingly vanished. The pop-up is nowhere to be seen and it’s currently unknown if the credits are still being added to our accounts every time we login. Perhaps it’s a glitch? Any information on this would be appreciated. As for now, we’ll miss you, daily rewards…

Also, the Creators’ Blog has undergone a few formatting changes! For one, the sidebar has a new widget with the latest news.

Furthermore, the “Love it/Like it/Not interested” voting buttons have been removed from the bottom of posts, which I think is a real shame considering it was a quick and easy way to leave feedback for the creators. Instead, all we have now is a dashed line.

The last of the noticeable updates is a refreshed commenting form. Take a look at everything for yourself in the screenshots below:

According to Invisible Ring, one of Poptropica’s guest bloggers and a PHC frequenter, Poptropica may be moving to a new blogging platform soon. Here’s what she shared with us on the PHC:

Poptropica emailed me last night and told me that since they are moving the blog to a new platform… blog business is a little quiet now, but they will have new posts coming soon.

Invisible Ring on the PHC

I guess we’re all in for a surprise as to what this means! We’ll be sure to keep you posted. Anyway, that’s all the news for now. Thank you for reading and I’ll to you guys in the next one. Pop on!

– LJ πŸ€

Home Island, Pets, Poptropica Store, Social Media

Carts outside, shop inside, and wonder women dockside πŸ›’πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Hey Poptropicans, it’s Slanted Fish with a few bits of news, most relating to the new Home Island in one way or another. Let’s pop in and see!

First, the countlessly redesigned Home Island has now rolled out its latest update to all players, so you can find it the next time you log in.

Comparison: Home Island 2020 (top) vs 2021 (bottom), by Capax infini

In case you missed it, check out our Home Island Guide for the lowdown on the side-quest featuring Xavier the self-statue-stealer!

There’s something else new to this Home update, though: carts on the side. Left of the new store building, you’ll find either a pet cart (which takes you to the pet shop interface) or Herc’s snack truck manned by Aeolus, keeper of the winds, who apparently owes Zeus money. Accepting the god’s offer of a bite will take you to Mythology Island.

You’ve seen Adventure Outfitters, the rebranded store building, but it’s not just about the treasure chest aesthetic on the outside. It’s going to get a shiny new interior too! Check out the sneak peeks from the Creators’ Blog (peep the ice skull from the old Pathfinders tribe common room, as well as displays of the reversible octopus and more):

Plus, it’s the start of another week, which means another store rotation! In addition to stuff featured last week, we have a new Prom Princess costume and several more suit-ups. The Creators also really emphasized that tons of stuff is available for non-members this time (11 out of 14 costumes!), which is quite the improvement from before.

Last but not least, this past Monday, March 8 was International Women’s Day! To celebrate, the Pop Creators posted a tribute to our girl Amelia, whom you might know from Home Island (one of the constants in all its remodels). She’s based on a real life icon: Amelia Earhart, the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean back in 1932.

We have Amelia be the first person everyone meets in Poptropica because she was a true adventurer! She was smart, capable, brave, and willing to try things no one had ever done before.

Poptropica Creators’ Blog (read more)

Of course, Amelia is far from the only woman worth celebrating in Poptropica! Here are a few pieces of fan art from the community of various iconic, female-identifying Poptropicans:

Considering the world’s male-dominated past (and sometimes present), it’s especially important to highlight the achievements and capabilities of women. For all the girls out there, you’re capable of greatness! Let us all take notice, regardless of our gender. πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ͺ

That’s it for this post. Share your thoughts in the comments and on the PHC. As always, keep on popping on!


Home Island, Poptropica Store

Current mood: cloudy with a chance of reversible octopus πŸŒ₯

Hey Poptropicans, it’s Slanted Fish here with a store update!

Not all of the items are pictured below, as most are already familiar from previous store rotations. But we also have a few new things in the mix:

In pranks, there’s a new Leprechaun Wand, which pairs well with the returning Leprechaun costume for St. Patrick’s Day this month. πŸ€

Among the miscellaneous items, we find a new toy: the Reversible Octopus. It’s a handheld item, and when you press space bar, it flips to one of its two modes, angry red or happy yellow! πŸ™

And in powers, you can now find Mood Clouds, which also comes in two modes: cheery white or melancholic gray. Whichever cloud you pick, it follows you above your head. (There’s me with a floating cloud on the new SpongeBob Island β€” stay tuned for that update!)

Also, over on Home Island (the snowy version), I discovered a stage with arcade games. Talking to the character standing by will allow you to choose to go to the actual arcade, although the Blast-off Arcade is still on Home Island. But perhaps this is being tested for the new Home Island, which doesn’t have the arcade building? πŸ€”

Ishmael (of SOS Island), is that you?

Anyway, you unfortunately don’t get to play “Tight Shot” and “Rumble Quake” (which seem to be art from PoptropiCon), and “Bot Breaker” comes from American Girl: Courtney’s Island, a former ad space. Just the usual arcade games in the arcade!

That’s it for this post. Keep on popping on, Poptropicans! ✌️