Fan Art Features, PoptropiCon Island, Store

Spoiler alert: new episode this Thursday πŸš¨

Heyo! Poptropican’t wait for PoptropiCon? It won’t be much longer.

Release day revealed: This Thursday, Jan 27, members* will get to enter the convention center and continue the story on both desktop and mobile* in PoptropiCon Island, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert!

*No word yet on whether or when it might be released to non-members, and for those who wish to play on the app β€” read this before you update.


Adventure Outfitters has been hinting at the re-release all month, but the PoptropiCon items are here only for a limited time, so snap them up while you can! Also new this week is the Sparkling Snow outfit with its cozy cream coat, available to all for 200 credits.


For more Poptropica OGs, there’s always fan art. Here are the latest features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories:

Keep on popping on, Poptropicans. ✌️

~🐠

Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Monthly Costume Contests, Social Media, Tribes

Dressed Designs and Tribe Throughlines

Hey Poptropicans! We’ve got costume designs, throwbacks, tone-twisting tweets, and a fan comic. Let’s pop right in!

January’s costume contest reel has been released, though a winner has yet to be announced. In the meantime, enjoy all the creativity:

Which ones are you hoping to see in the game? Here are a couple of costumes with great color schemes that caught our eye:


The Pop Creators’ Blog recently shared a post from guest writer Golden Crown about the old tradition of Tribes from the Poptropolis Games. By the way, thanks Golden Crown for sharing the PHB’s Tribes page, where you can learn more about each tribe’s personality and even tour their epic common rooms! Which flag will you fly?


Over on Twitter, Poptropica shared a wholesome response to a wholesome meme, featuring a dino-dressed pet:

And in a less wholesome tweet still perhaps with a grain of truth:


Last but not least, here’s a fan art feature from Pop’s Instagram story! If you’re a diehard Pop fan, perhaps you too can relate to the intense passion captured in this comic:

Poptropica fan comic by @goldsberrie

That’s a wrap for this post. Pop on, Poptropicans!

~🐠

Fan Art Features, Store

Throw on the Tough Tundra, and off the toupee

Hey Poptropicans!

Another week, another restock at Adventure Outfitters. The hottest (or coolest?) new ‘fit this week is the Tough Tundra (250 credits) for members, which features a jean jacket layered with a hoodie. Also, pets get three new styles: a Polar Bear outfit and Snowboard Goggles for all, and grey Puffy Jacket for members, all at 75 credits each.

For the full lineup, drop by the Creators’ Blog!


In other news, Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories include tons of characters, both fan-invented and from classic islands like Spy! Check ’em out:

That wraps up this update. Stay cool, Poptropicans!

~🐠

App, Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features

Before you update your Pop app…

A word of warning for would-be Poptropica app users. Tune in for upcoming island releases, fan art, and more! Let’s pop right in.

This week, the Pop Creators have been pushing for players to update their Poptropica mobile app, which recently got a major overhaul so that it now matches the computer version. That’s all well and good for the addition of newer features and islands, but what they won’t tell you is that they also deleted a bunch of old islands off the app.

The official blog included only a brief line about the cons of the changes: “Although the mobile app’s update included some unpopular changes, we can now focus on bringing you a new and improved experience!” That doesn’t sound too promising about whether we’ll see those old islands (and complete sets for episodes) return anytime soon β€” so before you update (if you do), just be sure you know what you’ll be missing.

However, the blog also brings some good news about other islands in the works. As hinted by recent store items, PoptropiCon Island, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert will be returning later this month, for both desktop and mobile! (Catch the rereleased trailer, too.) Also, the final Dream Island winner, Secret of the Jade Scarab, is on its way for all players!


Here are this week’s fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories, plus a Pop poll on “How do you play Poptropica?” According to voters, 84% prefer desktop while just 16% choose mobile. Hmm, so much for that mobile app upgrade/downgrade?


Also on the Creators’ Blog is a guest post from Young Rider, who shares their excitement in exploring the Grapple-Gift side quest and an adventure from the bygone era, Great Pumpkin Island featuring the Peanuts comic characters. This one’s a classic β€” and not just on Pop!

That wraps up this update! Be sure to catch up on more below, including our recap of the recently released Blitz on the Fritz Side Quest, for which Poptropica just shared their own playthrough video and guide.

Pop on, Poptropicans!

~🐠

Clubhouse, Fan Art Features, Goofball Island, Mini Quests, PoptropiCon Island, Social Media, Store

Plaid Patterns Battle Bionic Bee Blitz πŸ§΅πŸ

Hey there, Poptropicans! The Pop Creators gave us new items to buy, new videos to watch, and new teasers to ponder. Let’s take a look at what they shared today, starting with a preview of a loading screen advertising the upcoming Goofball Island side quest!

This screenshot confirms the quest’s title to be “Blitz on the Fritz” and gives us a better idea of the storyline. It seems that Blitz, a red robot bee, is wreaking havoc across Poptropica and causing various islands to either go goofy or become bland. Players might need to do some island-hopping to complete this quest, much like they did during Rumpel’s riddle hunt in Fairytale Island’s side quest.

Is Blitz acting alone or is it working with its bee buddies? Is Katie Dare the mastermind of this island-transforming spree? Members can tune in to stop this byte-sized pest and return Poptropica to normalcy! πŸ€–πŸ


Before a bionic swarm hits Poptropica, let’s see what new items are in store this week. Do Mondays get you in a shopping mood? This drawing by Friendly Feather sums up our mood whenever Pop updates its in-game shops. No Amelias are available for purchase yet. πŸ›οΈβœοΈ

Adventure Outfitters continues Pop’s winter fashion trend with the Frosty Babe outfit, which boasts super cute red plaid flannel vest and earmuffs. Everyone can purchase this flannel-tastic outfit for 250 credits. β€οΈπŸ–€

The clubhouse store added five new winter decorations and two returning classics. All players can buy the Pinecone Garland (100 credits), Hanging Snowflake (75 credits), Scented Candle (75 credits), and Tea Set (200 credits). Members can also buy the all-new Honeycomb Shelf (150 credits) as well as the returning Pop Star Poster (75 credits) and Stained Glass Window (250 credits).


Two new videos have been uploaded to Poptropica’s Youtube channel. The first video is a nostalgic lookback at Nabooti Island‘s mancala minigame. What are your thoughts on this classic game of stones and strategy?

The second video is admittedly more interesting. This video confirms that PoptropiCon: Episode 2 will be returning soon! While this video is basically a reupload of the original PoptropiCon trailer from 2014, the news of another PoptropiCon episode returning to the game is exciting. 🦸


Last but not least, the Pop Creators recently featured a costume contest submission in their latest Instagram story. IG user clovermulo aka Curious Heart designed a stylish Thrifty Girl costume complete with preppy plaid threads, caramel highlights, and sparkly heart earrings. If you want to enter this month’s costume contest, submit your designs before January 17th at 8pm PST.

“Thrifty Girl” by Curious Heart aka clovermulo

That’s all for now! Are you looking forward to the release of Goofball’s side quest? How about the return of PoptropiCon: Episode 2? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for our post covering Goofball Island: Blitz on the Fritz!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin 🐬