Baron's Airship, Fairy Tale Island, Home Island

Red Queen looking for a Green Fiend ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Red October is upon us! Board the Baron’s airship unless you want the Queen of Fairytale Island herself on your case — ahem, if you’d like to partake in some Halloween shopping. You know, casual.

That’s right. The infamous Red Queen, the very one mentioned time and again throughout this Fairytale Island extended story, has arrived at last, guarded by dark knights and cats. And she’s on a mission!

Things aren’t looking too good for the green weasel in question. Rumpelstiltskin escaped the airship before the Queen arrived โ€” possibly taking the Baron and her faithful monkey Ack with him, but neither of their whereabouts are known. No Baron’s Crusade this time!

There’s also an interesting bit of dialogue from the Queen that mentions Astro Knights. Could this beloved lost island be reentering the plot?

With these new revelations, we’re left with more questions than before. What are the 7 systems the Red Queen speaks of conquering? How exactly does she plan to defeat Rumpel with that hammer (and do we want to know)? Where’s Rumpel hiding? Is the Queen planning to save her daughter the Baron, or is she after Rumpel for personal gain alone?

It also makes us wonder if Rumpel may not have been Fairytale’s true villain all along. With the introduction of the Red Queen, he’s no longer a menacing shapeshifter but a victim on the run. Will we as the player end up helping him? Whose side are we on?


On a lighter note, the Baron’s absence isn’t hindering her shop’s success: as announced, six new fan-made costumes (one designed by yours truly) are now available in-game for free! Personally, I’m pleased with how my “Jellyfish” was interpreted. The other five look fabulous as well!

You might find these pieces useful for your entry in the PHB’s Halloween costume contest, which is open till October 29. Besides the Red Queen and green fiend, don’t forget to pop in a bit of blue as well. Good luck!

Besides the costumes, you can also pick up two styles of jack-o-lanterns for 50 credits each, and a Rumpel-ized Baron Plushie for 200.


By the way, while Ack is nowhere to be seen, you can still earn credits by playing the Clear the Skies mini-game on the airship, which has been refreshed with a new skin to match the Red October mood!

Meanwhile, Amelia is no longer dangling under the clutches of Baronstiltskin, but back down on Home Island operating an autumnal sale of her own. She makes no mention of what she went through, but you can pop by Adventure Outfitters for hoodies and Halloween decor!


Whew! It’s certainly been an eventful day. There are many different directions the story of the royal family could take, all of them equally intriguing. I’d love to read your thoughts and theories โ€” drop ’em in the comments below! Happy Red October, everyone. ๐ŸŽƒ

~๐Ÿ’œ

Thanks to Dizzy Feather for contributing to this post.

Baron's Airship, Fairy Tale Island

A Remarkably Red Rumpel-ween ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜ˆโœจ

Greetings, adventurers! Yes, as teased in our previous post, the Baron’s airship just docked on Home Island โ€” unusual timing.

Previously, players were concerned about the Baron’s well-being after she twitched with excitement for a Rumpelstiltskin-inspired collection then suddenly disappeared. Now, the Baron now bears a striking resemblance to Rumpel himself! I guess he couldn’t keep up the charade much longer. Baronstiltskin invites us little adventurers to climb aboard her his airship. Let’s see what awaits us this spooky season!

Baron? You look a little green.

While the ship has kept its shape, the surrounding sky is purple and sparkly, like the appearance of Rumpel’s magic. Baronstiltskin is unashamed of their new identity, and Ack has followed suit!

The Cabin of Curiosities is full of surprises this month. Let’s ease ourselves in by checking out the two free winning costumes: Candy Girl by Fast Leopard and Jester by Blue Bones! ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿคก

Moving to the right, we see Amelia dangling from the ceiling while Baronstiltskin is eating grapes served by Rumpel-fied Ack. The three are surrounded by a pumpkin couch, candy bags, a jack-o’-lantern lamp, a black cat clock, and a cemetery painting. Despite being an aviator-apprehending antagonist, Rumpel offers all of these Halloween furnishings for the low price of 10 credits each.

Rumpelstiltskin reveals that he possessed the Baron and gave Ack an illusionary makeover. As for why he’s doing this, he alludes to how he became trapped on Fairytale Island then says that he is inviting the Baron’s mother over for tea.

Rumpelstiltskin confirms that the Red Baron has ties to Fairytale Island’s royal family, as shown in new dialogue options presented after completing the Baron’s Crusade quest (Thanks to Dizzy Feather for the screenshots!). Accounts from Rumpel and Fairytale’s prince paint the Baron’s mother, the Red Queen, as a destructive woman obsessed with cats and conquering. Why did the queen trap Rumpelstiltskin in the first place, and how can we fix this mess?

It makes you wonder if all of this was in Fairytale’s original pitch for the Create Your Dream Island contest. The Creators mentioned that the pitch had a full storyline and intrigue, two things that felt missing when Fairytale Island first released. Since then, the sheer amount of quests, clues, and cameos relating to Fairytale Island, Rumpelstiltskin, Amelia, and the Baron seem like they’re leading up to something big.

Will we finally get some answers for last Thanksgiving’s teaser?

I predict that we’ll see a new quest that will tie all of these storylines together. It’s hard to believe that it took almost two years to wrap up Fairytale Island’s story, which is bizarre to say the least. What do you make of all of this? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

โ€”Gentle Dolphin ๐Ÿฌ

Advertisements, Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fairy Tale Island, Social Media

Stall no more: Rumpelโ€™s Challenge for all ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Adventures await, Poptropicans!

Pop drop alert: Rumpelโ€™s Challenge is now available for all! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Once for members only, this side quest sequel to Fairytale Island which first launched 10 months ago is finally welcoming non-members whoโ€™ve completed the main quest to continue the story.

To get cracking on the riddles, find Rumpelstiltskin on Home Island. Alas, the lead-up with the suspiciously twitching Baron is no longer in sight. For a helping hand in your inter-island search for the true king of Fairytale, keep our Rumpelโ€™s Challenge Side Quest Guide close! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘‘

Speaking of the infamous magic man, check out this early concept art of the devilish character revealed on Popโ€™s Twitter! My, what big eyes you haveโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‘€


While youโ€™re on Home Island, you may also notice a new ad building for animated Netflix movie Sea Beast! ๐Ÿ™ Like the Rainbow High ad earlier, inside you can pick a team and play a game for prizes. Youโ€™ll have to run around and find 10 little beasts before time is up โ€“โ€“ mind the tentacles! You can play for each team to get each of their prizes: the Yellow Follower and Blue Follower (yup, how original).

(Thanks to Fearless Star for contributing to this segment!)


Also, guest writer Invisible Ring is back with a post of encouragement for finding a spirit of adventure with Poptropica. ๐Ÿ’ซ Check out her post over on the Creatorsโ€™ Blog, filled with tons of postcard-perfect shots!

And more excitement is to come โ€” check back later today for the start of our next round in the Poppies awards: the voting! See you soon!

~๐Ÿ 

Fairy Tale Island, Fan Art Features, Monthly Costume Contests, Social Media

It’s a Fairytale Thanksgiving over Hare ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฐ

Happy Thanksgiving, Poptropicans! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅ˜

No matter if or how you celebrate the American holiday, it’s always a good time to give gratitude. Here at the PHB, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank you, our readers, for being with us in all of Poptropica’s ups and downs. Your passion keeps us going! ๐Ÿ’™

“Happy Thanksgiving from the Baronโ€™s family to you! The Baron was away this November but returns next week with some Grapple-Pap goodies!”

We’re not entirely sure what the story is behind this Thanksgiving pic shared on Poptropica’s social media, but it sure gives us something to speculate about!

While an earlier Creators’ Blog post mentioned the Baron was off-Poptropica visiting friends and family, the new post mentions “the Baron’s family”… along with some familiar characters from Fairytale Island. Could the Baron be its true queen, whom the king and prince fear so much? We do see the statue of the queen from Rumpel’s Challenge with remarkable curls, and we’ve also never seen what’s under the Baron’s fluffy hat… then again, perhaps she’s just a distant relative of the royal family? What’s your theory?

Also, what are those Batman-shaped heads lurking ominously in the background? And just what is Rumpelstiltskin doing in the turkey??

Maybe time will tell. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend!


Another thing to celebrate: November’s costume contest winner has been announced, and the next fan-made design to be distributed at the Baron’s will be a Dr. Hare inspired costume by Maroon Moon!

Don’t forget we have a chance to vote for one of the previous winning designs to return next month! Head over to the Creators’ Blog to cast your vote before Sunday, November 29 at 8 pm PST.


Now mix all of the above themes and you’ve got Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories, with a Pop poll and doc doodle:

That wraps up this post! Happy feasting, Fairytale fantasizing, or just finding fun and felicity whatever your circumstances may be. Thanks for popping by, and see you in the next one!

~๐Ÿ 

Fairy Tale Island, Social Media, Zomberry Island

Rumpel’s rhymes and pineapple slime ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ

Boo, Poptropicans! ๐Ÿ‘ป Coming at you with a little Rumpel, another Halloween store update, and hints of something to come. Let’s pop in!

Poptropica just dropped a video walkthrough for Rumpel’s Challenge, the members-only sequel to Fairytale Island released last month. In the vid, Pop Creator Silent Frog mentions “other Halloween surprises coming later this month” โ€” what could they be? Read on for a guess…

And if you’re interested in an even quicker way to solve Rumpel’s riddle in the treasury, check out our Rumpel’s Challenge Side Quest Guide!


Red October still reigns on Home Island and Amelia-the-unicorn’s got some creepy stuff in store to rival the Baron! Head on over and find new Headless Man and Egyptian Mummy costumes โ€” it’s their first appearance on Haxe, though they were born from the Flash days, like the repurposed clubhouse dรฉcor here to haunt your house.


Back to the question of upcoming Halloween treats โ€” Poptropica’s latest Instagram story may offer a clue for what might be brewing. Pop posted a pop quiz asking, “What antidote cures the Zomberries?” and if you know your stuff, the answer is pineapple slime. ๐Ÿ

The IG story is referring to Zomberry Hero, a special event from last year’s Halloween, based on the classic Zomberry Island. This mini-game involved sneaking around town to turn Zomberries back into people and previously promised more to come. Could we be coming face-to-face with zombie alligators in a sequel? Only slime will tell!


That’s a wrap for this update. Have you decked out your clubhouse (or your costume) for spooky times? What are your guesses for Poptropica’s Halloween surprises? Trick or treat yo’self, Poptropicans! ๐ŸŽƒโœจ

~๐Ÿ