Welcome to your clubhouse!

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here with big newsclubhouses are here!

Once you log in to Poptropica and land on Home Island, you’ll notice the “coming soon” sign has been removed off of the front door of the clubhouse and you can now enter. Welcome to your clubhouse!

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picture credit: Poptropica Girl

If you pull the “switch room” lever next to the door, you’ll find that there are three different interior models: a treehouse, castle, and diner. However, only the treehouse style is available to non-members.

You’re started off with a handful of furnishing which includes your very own mini Poptropica blimp, as well as a rope, vanity dressing table, couple of plants, mole (how interesting…), and wallpaper (the stone and brick wall ones are for members only). Start decorating by clicking the paintbrush icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Also, you can shop for more items if you click the credit (green coin) icon next to the paintbrush. Prices vary, and some items are for members only (marked by the yellow bar and icon). Here are the wall decor options:

Just like the housing store on Poptropica Worlds, you can click on the other tabs for other categories of decoration. Here are the items available for furniture:

And these are the offerings for lighting and smaller objects, which include a range of food items, sporting equipment, potted plants, wild animals, and more:

Finally, there’s a category for wallpaper:

In general, these items are pretty different from the ones on Pop Worlds, so the Creators must have spent a fair amount of time designing these. It would be cool to have the Worlds decorations too, though Worlds itself hasn’t been updated for quite some time! It seems Pop Original might be replacing Worlds, its original replacement, after all…

One PHB reader, Poptropica Girl, even noticed another player avatar in her clubhouse. It’s not clear how they got there, since the upcoming friends profile redesign, which includes a link to one’s clubhouse according to the sneak peek, has yet to be released.

In any case, you’ll find that the chat and emoji options from the Blast-Off Arcade have also made it here, so you’ll get to interact with people once that feature does get released.

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picture credit: Poptropica Girl

What are your thoughts on the new clubhouses? Discuss in the comments! And stay tuned to the PHB for a rewind look back on the past year, coming out New Year’s Eve…

– Lucky Joker 🍀

 

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Mary POP-pins returns to Poptropica

Hello, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker here with a practically perfect Photo Booth update for the movie everybody’s talking about—”Mary Poppins Returns.”

It’s just one new backdrop and three new props (including two human characters 🤷‍♂️). Fly a kite with Mary and Jack in front of a neat backdrop in this latest update. Check out my snapshot below featuring a festive Lucky Joker:

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In addition to the Photo Booth update, an advertisement for the sequel film can be accessed via the island map. Simply watch the video, and you’ll receive a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Balloon Power which makes everyone around you float.

So, have seen the movie yet? What did you think of it? Let us know down in the comments (but no spoilers!).

Thank you for reading as always, I’ll talk you all in the next one. And to those who celebrate… have a Mary Christmas from the PHB, and from the Creators! Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Strike up a conversation in the Blast-Off Arcade!

Hey Poptropicans! It’s only been a few days since we saw the sneak peek, but the new chat feature is now live in the Blast-Off Arcade on Home Island. Now, instead of jumping around the alien-planet space mutely, you can actually talk to some people!

If you click on a random player, you can say the following:

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And you can get even more chat options by clicking on the speech bubble icon in the lower-left corner. The icon will bring up four categories of speech (greetings, thanks, yes/no, and poptastic), and each one offers nine related options you can speak.

Right beside the chat icon, you’ll find the emoji icon. This lets you express a variety of emojis, one at a time as a thought bubble that appears temporarily next to your character.

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So, what do you think of the new chat options? What do you enjoy about the Arcade or want to improve about it? Stay tuned for an update coming to the friends profile as well, coming sometime this month!

~slantedfish 🐠

🎵 On the seventh day of member gifts, Poptropica gave to me…🎵

Hello, Poptropicans, it’s Lucky Joker here with new stuff to share with you today.

First off, Poptropica has finally updated the Photo Booth since the Halloween update back in October—but, it’s probably not what you’d think. I kind of expected to see some new  holiday props and characters for the season, but I was little disappointed when I discovered that wasn’t the case.

There are 5 new backgrounds that appear to be from a few familiar islands, like Astro-Knights, Mythology, and Wimpy Wonderland (oh look, there’s a winter one!).

It’s safe to assume these new backgrounds will be replacing the good old ones we’re used to since they’re no longer there and these new ones aren’t exactly seasonal. Small update, but still neat in its own right.


Secondly, the third wave of member gifts is coming our way, starting off with some cool Snowboard Gear. Tomorrow (Saturday, the 8th), watch out for the Snowball Toss card, and the next day (Sunday, the 9th), an Elf Follower not too far behind!


And lastly, Home Island has received a full, fun winter makeover! It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas now, wouldn’t you say? ❄️🎄 (Even that LEGO ad tucked away in the corner of the sky, that probably isn’t meant to be visible, is coated in snow… 👀)

So, how are you liking these member gifts so far? And what do you think about the rest of these updates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below. Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you all very soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Breaking news: Pets are blasting off to Poptropica!

Hello, everyone! It’s Lucky Joker here along with some huge news — new pets are coming to Poptropica!

In 2016, Poptropica released pet packs—a dog pack and a cat pack—to members only, which weren’t very popular among players. But coming soon, Poptropica will have all-new pets in store for us in the Pet Barn! The Creators posted a sneak peek with five animals: a dog, cat, chameleon, goat, and bunny rabbit.

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They’re so adorable! They’re probably the most adorable animals I’ve ever seen in Poptropica… which brings me to my next bit.

They don’t look quite “Poptropica” to me, if that makes sense. Compared to just about every other animal we’ve seen in Pop, they don’t really fit in — they look more suited to Worlds with the extra shading and thicker limbs if you ask me. Not really a complaint though, just an observation. 🙂


Also, the Blast-Off Arcade has been remastered and has officially opened! There are a few differences to be noted since the lase time it was open.

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There have been a few minor design changes here and there, but the biggest difference would probably be with the Blaster Crazy game, or should I say, Blaster Attack.

Instead of being an ad game for the LEGO Star Wars play sets, it is now more original to Poptropica (and a little reminiscent of Astro-Knights Island in particular).

The gameplay is pretty much the same as before: first, choose a blaster, then, dodge and blast obstacles by moving your mouse around and pressing the space bar.


Lastly, an advertisement for Disney’s upcoming animated movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet, has surfaced and can be found on Home Island. There are two prizes to be earned, and to earn the first one, you must watch the video trailer. Go ahead and do that now… finished? 😉 Now onto the mini-game!

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The mini-game is really easy, and mimics the one you’ve probably seen the little girl playing in the trailers for the movie on YouTube!

All you have to do is swipe the milkshakes to the cat, and swipe the pancakes to the bunny in the allotted time—without making more than seven mistakes. Don’t worry, the bunny won’t explode. 😜

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Once you complete the game, you’ll win a Blockhead Transformer card and an awesome Vanellope Glitch Power card! Congratulations!

And that’s about it for now! What do you think about the Blast-Off Arcade? Are you going to watch “Ralph Breaks the Internet” in theaters next Wednesday? Most importantly, how do you feel about these new pets? Share it all in the comments below!

Thanks for reading as always, and I’ll talk to you in the next one… pop on!

 Lucky Joker 🍀

 

Teen Titans Blast Off… to the Arcade!

Hello, Poptropicans, how’s it going? It’s Lucky Joker here along with the all-new Blast-Off Arcade on Home Island!

Just yesterday the arcade was accidentally released ( I say ‘accidentally’ because the “Coming Soon” tape has not yet been removed), and it’s been pretty popular so far. I’ve already gone in myself and must I say it looks out of this world! Here’s a full picture of the beta version from PHC frequent, idk:

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It’s worth noting that slight changes have been made to this version that makes it different to what we actually see in the game. Examples include the games Blasteroids!”Crash-Derby!” being changed to Blaster Crazy!” & “Crash-n-Bash!”, as well as more bouncy creatures being added all throughout the room. Let’s take a more thorough look into each of these games…

Head-to-Head:

In this machine are three of the eight classic multiplayer games we all know and love, which include: Balloons, Sky Dive, and Star Link.

Poptastic!:

In this single-player game, all you have to do is pop the balloons before they get to close simply by clicking on them.

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Blaster Crazy!:

This single-player game looks to be an advertisement for the LEGO Star Wars play sets. First, choose player, then, dodge and blast obstacles by moving your mouse around and pressing the space bar.

Crash-n-Bash!:

This game is also an advertising single-player game  this time for the movie Cars 3. In this game, you have three character options to choose from, where you’ll race and dodge obstacles by moving your mouse around.


In less exciting news, a new ad has surfaced — this time for Teen Titans Go! from Cartoon Network — and is accessible via the island map.

There are two prizes to be collected, and to get them, you must watch the video advertisement for the first one, and play the game for the second one. After the video finishes, you are immediately taken to the game.

To complete the game, all you have to do is continuously press your space bar to blast upcoming obstacles without losing any of your six lives it’s pretty easy actually. 🙂

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Once you do so, you’ll earn a really cool Beast Boy Power card and a Beast Boy Costume.

And that’s it for now! What do you think of the new arcade? Thanks for reading as always, and I’ll talk to you all soon…pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

A new Home Island brings new surprises

Hello, everyone! This is Gentle Dolphin here with a big Poptropica update! (In case you missed it, I’m a new staff writer on the Poptropica Help Blog.)

Ever since the first concept sketch of the new Home Island buildings back in July, we’ve been anticipating the arrival of this massive update. Now, three months later, the new Home Island is here for us to explore! Here’s a video tour from Poptropica on Facebook:

Although the old Home Island layout will be dearly missed (R.I.P. 2015–2018), this new layout is still a welcome change to Poptropica. Upon arriving, you will immediately notice a mix of old and new features.

Several features that were originally on Home Island have stayed in some form or another. The exteriors of the movie theater, the “New You” shop, and the store (now called the “Pop! Store”) have been completely redone. The interiors are still the same as before; whether or not the Creators plan to renovate the interiors is unknown.

The billboarddaily spin wheel, and photo booth are untouched except for the fact that they have all been moved to different places across the island, like the wheel being taken out of the theater to be placed outside the store (and run by Captain Jack Sparrow?).

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There are a few new notable features as well. First, there are some new platforms to run across and some bouncy items to jump on, like this “Pop-O-Rama” popcorn machine by the movie theater and an empty space that might be used for displaying something in the future. It doesn’t seem to be an ad space, since there’s currently a Ninjago ad on the other side of the island.

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As for the bigger additions, we can’t use them just yet since they’re still being developed, but we can make some educated guesses as to what they will be used for. These new features-to-be are a pet barn, a rocket ship, and a tree house.

The pet barn, which was in the sneak peek from July, may be a place where players can adopt pets. What kinds of pets will be available and whether there will any member perks for this feature are up for speculation.

A sign at the top of the rocket ship building calls it the “Blast-Off! Arcade.” The astronaut standing by says, “The new arcade will be out of this world,” suggesting that it might be a new common room or a place for playing mini-games.

Next to the arcade-rocket, and below the portal to Realms, is a mysterious little house, with one window and a lightbulb on top. It’s not clear what it’s for, if anything, since the player’s home is likely to be elsewhere…

…in the tree house, where it appears that players will get a new place to live. It might not be as fancy as the tree house in Worlds, but it’s still got character. 😉 Players might be able to buy furniture and other items to furnish their homes, like we can on Worlds. Maybe pets will be able to live at home with their owners, too? It’s definitely intriguing that a feature originally from Poptropica Worlds is making its way to Poptropica Original.

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On that note, the Creators also wrote on their blog that they’ve been and still are working hard to make sure that Poptropica will stick around after Flash is no longer supported by the end of 2020. (They also mentioned it in an Instagram comment last month.) As for Poptropica Worlds, the Creators are currently working on new updates there as well. Here’s what they said:

And for those of you wondering about Worlds, don’t worry, new updates are headed there too! The Creators have been working on some updates that *have* to happen to Poptropica so we can keep it around after Flash is no longer supported, but that doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned Worlds!

What do you think of the Home Island update? What do you think that these new features will be used for? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin