Moved by Pride: drawing easel coming to Home Island

Hey Poptropicans! Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

Poptropica is promoting the LGBTQ spirit with their latest Instagram post, featuring a Pride-themed fan art piece made with Poptropica’s drawing easel.

In fact, they were so impressed by the fan drawing of the happy Poptropican at a rainbow parade that they’re promising to move the easel to Home Island for easier access. Comments on their post indicate that they’re considering adding a save button to the easel as well.

Right now, the drawing easel can only be accessed on Counterfeit Island, in front of the Moldy Baguette Inn on Main Street. But based on Poptropica’s post, it seems that’s about to change!

The artist, who’s also known as CraftyPoptropican elsewhere in the Poptropica fandom, has created other great pieces of fan art as well. We featured his work with a Pop Fan Artist Spotlight last year on the PHB, and you can also find more of his stuff on DeviantArt and Instagram.

In fact, here’s another piece from Crafty on Instagram, also made with the drawing easel! This one’s a parody of the 18th-century rococo painting The Swing, featuring Poptropica villain Binary Bard.

In addition to all of this, our theme for Community Creations this month here on the PHB is “Pride”! Hopefully this inspires you to create something—and maybe you could give it a try on Poptropica’s drawing easel! Ours isn’t just about sexual orientation, though. You’re welcome to share anything you’re proud of… more details here.

That’s all for this post! Share your thoughts in the comments, and as always, stay popping, Poptropicans. May your pride shine in the right places. 🌈

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A super Island makeover for Spring!

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here along with a new, revamped Home Island and an advertisement!

Upon logging in, you’ll notice the entire island has been made over for spring with green grass, brightly colored bushes, and flowers pretty much everywhere you look.

It’s actually really pretty! Something tells me this is going to be a seasonal thing.


Anyway, next we have a video advertisement for Cartoon Network’s “DC Super Hero Girls” show.

All you gotta do is watch the short ad and you’ll earn two costumes – Batgirl and Wonder Woman.

Welp, those are the couple of updates we have for now. I’ll be sure to keep you posted with more news to come, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading as always, talk to you soon. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

The gift of love (and the Snowpocalypse)

Hello, you lovely Poptropicans! This is Gentle Dolphin here with a special Valentine’s-themed Poptropica update!

Poptropica has been showing their love for players all week. First, they gave everyone digital stickers and printable valentines. Then, they gave members exclusive February gifts. Now, Valentine’s Day is here, and Poptropica has more love-themed goodies for us!

There are three Valentine’s-themed prizes “hidden” on Home Island. I mean hidden loosely since they aren’t really hidden per se—in fact, they’re  kinda out in the open.

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First, go to the roof of the “New You” shop, and grab the Cupid Bow and Arrow. With the bow, you’ll be able to shoot a heart-shaped arrow with a press of the space bar.

Next, run all the way to the left and jump up to the platform above. You can collect the Valentine’s Shades, a pair of heart-shaped, rose-tinted sunglasses.

Finally, run to the right where the rocket is located. Jump to the large “Blast-Off Arcade” sign and pick up a red heart which will give you the Crushing Power.

Unlike true love, this giveaway won’t last for eternity, so act fast and grab these prizes while you still can!


In other news, the oh snow wonderful minigame Snowpocalypse is back! You will find the game in an igloo on Home Island. Now you can continue showing villains who’s boss in an epic snowball fight—the most renowned type of fight. Go out and crush them—and we don’t mean the lovey kind.

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That should be all of the news for today. We here at the Poptropica Help Blog wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin

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 🍀

 

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 🍀