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Arabian Nights Ep. 2 release dates, Disney Infinity 2 ad, & more!

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a little bit of a Twitter-recap post. Now, we’ve covered a lot of things, but the Poptropica Twitter just keeps popping up with more! If you haven’t caught on by now, this is the main hotspot besides the Daily Pop or Creators’ Blog that you might use to get up-to-date on some of the news and other tidbits circulating the realm of Poptropica.

For example, did you know that Arabian Nights Island: Episode 2 comes out for members on November 25th (which, in a shocking turn of events, is a Tuesday and not the traditional Thursday)? For everyone else, it comes out December 11th (3 weeks later, on Thursday).

Or did you see this behind-the-scenes art made for the Cryptids Island book?

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Now we delve into the realm of Poptropica Land for a few “Goodbye Land” creations! The Creators mention in the last one “Until January”… Could this mean that Lands is coming out for all next year?

And to make sure this post lasts for “infinity”… *star with rainbow trail shoots above head with the words “Blake’s Horrible Pun of the Day” on it* Here’s a small recap of the new Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition Disney Originals ad! I know that we got one in the past with the Marvel heroes, but now the Disney Originals are coming out to play.

If you log in, you may get a card with a Poptropican version of Aladdin (Creators, I know you read this blog. Make the Poptropica Aladdin costume a thing. I would buy so many of them). It says to “Come meet the whole gang!” Click on the little bubble thingy (have we coined a term for that thing? let’s call it a Popper, shall we?), and you’ll be taken to the ad on Super Villain Island.

Okay, time to demonstrate my knowledge of Disney. When you click the ad, you get a Disney Originals power which will make Disney’s Stitch, Aladdin, Maleficient, Merida, Donald Duck, Tinker Bell and Baymax appear on your screen. Pictures of the ad and the two cards are below!

Lastly, I’d like to give a shout out to our dear friend here at the PHB, Fuzzy-B. He’s leaving the blog after about two good years of being an author here, and we here at the PHB will miss him dearly. You can wish him goodbye in the comments of his post below. We wish you the best of luck with all of your future endeavors, Fuzzy!

Well, that’s all for now! Blake out! Stay popping, Poptropicans.

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CYDI runner-up (Fashion Crisis), more music men, and possible Night Watch book!

What isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! 😀

Runner-up #2 in the CYDI contest

The next runner-up of the Create Your Dream Island contest, without further ado, is…

Fashion Crisis Island!

Now, even though I’m not that big on fashion 😆 , I still am pretty impressed and pleased that this girl won. I’ve never heard of the idea being used, and the prospect of an island based on the costumizing feature is pretty smart —

When you’re on Fashion Crisis Island, you must recover a stolen line of clothes for a very famous designer right before an important show.

Is it just me, or is it strange that all the winners up until now have been girls? I’m excited to see a boy’s idea, but in the meantime, I’d like to congratulate Elsa W. of Illinois — or Bronze Fox — for the awesome idea and the impressive ranking. 😀 Here’s why the Creators liked the idea:

Costumizing is one of the most popular things to do on Poptropica, and yet we’ve never made an Island based entirely around using the Costumizer. Elsa’s idea presented a lot of opportunities to let players create new costumes. It was also set in the the 1940s, which we haven’t done before, and featured some famous fashion icons as characters.

More music men

Kyle Fox now has a Soundcloud, and he’s uploaded his few but wholesome tracks that he’s made for Poptropica. I want to give him a shout out for all the music work that slips by as Jeff Heim’s — I personally love the MFB theme. 😀

Another unknown composer for the theme and sound effects of the Forgotten Islands app has now been uncovered: Bob Baffy! The theme sounds great as do the sound effects, and I hope he might do more soundtracks for Poptropica in the future. 😉

Jeff Heim recently posted a Demo Reel for his work on Poptropica, including a new Villain theme for the island Super Power. Sounds awesome!

Mythology SUI offers easier River Styx

As mentioned the recent PCB post, the upcoming Mythology Island SUI is going to have an easier River Styx scene (check it out here), and I immediately had to check and see what it was like. Well, they weren’t lying — all you do is jump over an alligator and you’re home free!

easyriverstyxI wonder if they’ve made any of the other hard parts of the island easier — maybe the red eyed snake game and the Aphrodite test. Either way, I’m happy! 😛

Who is Catie?

There’s a question that remains a mystery, and that question is “Who is Catie?”. Written on a wall on Virus Hunter Island, we see “Catie was here” scribbled onto it. Designers often do this sort of thing in Poptropica – for example, in Mocktropica, written on the wall in the Poptropica Headquarters is “Nasan was here”. Nasan Hardcastle is a designer for Poptropica, and he wrote it there. So who is Catie? An unknown designer? There are multiple possible answers.

Catherine Prentice is a writer for Pearson, but it seems unlikely that she would be designing anything. There’s also Catherine Gilliland, a person who strangely liked a Poptropica tour on YouTube, and that was pretty much it. Who do you think Catie is? We may never know…

And did you notice the view count on the tour? Over 5 million hits!

Night Watch book may be coming soon

Here’s some forewarning — a written book for Night Watch Island may be coming soon. Why? First, I don’t think that they will be releasing books for all of the islands — just a select few that have a strong enough story and cast of characters to work with. For sure, Night Watch Island has a pretty good story to begin with, but I’m not just going out on a limb like that. You guys know I wouldn’t do that. ;p

Around mid-2012, around the time that Night Watch Island was being made, multiple preliminary sketches for the illustrations for the book pertaining to Cryptids Island were posted to the Daily Pop. Around the same time, a sketch looking very similar to the drawings for Cryptids Island was posted — showing the rare Cat Burglar costume being worn and the Poptropican posing in multiple positions. I have a hunch that the picture was actually some preliminary sketches for a new book pertaining to Night Watch, where a Cat Burglar contributes to the plot. What do you think?



 How many theories did I fit into this post? XD Quite a few… 😛


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New Poptropica Books for 2013

Cryptids IslandAmazon now lists four new titles of Poptropica books, which we can expect to see this year! The first two, Cryptids Island and Lunar Colony Island, are novels based on their online counterparts, and the cover art is already up! Look at that furry Bigfoot! He sure has some Bighands. Now let’s see the Jersey Devil. 😛

Island Creator Kit, which shows how an island gets created from scratch, sounds very promising – Creators, REVEAL YOUR SECRETS! And look, it’s written by Hades (Mitch). Lastly, Friends Handbook sounds like one to be shared with your best buds.

Read on for more info…  Continue reading “New Poptropica Books for 2013”

Cryptids Island

Director D’s pick: Cryptids Island, and a moment of silence…

Lately as some of you may have known, the creators are putting more and more work into individually sharing those islands that they like the most. Quite naturally for some poptropican gamers, today’s island on the agenda is…

Cryptids Island!

Director D sure has a pick, huh? For those of you who haven’t yet taken the quest on this island, the main goal and plot is to hunt down exotic creatures, find evidence for their existences (such as the loch ness monster), and of course foil the plot of evildoers along the way. You can play Cryptids Island simply by visiting it on the map. Although this island has been out for over a year, it’s still quite an adventure. Nice pick, director. Honestly, though, I’d thought you’d choose Spy Island.

Further more Director D also points out his fascination over the Legendary Swords adventure! You can now pick up this gold card for free, non-member and member alike, in the poptropica store. Have fun chopping the heads of evil robots off.

Lastly, as all of you have heard the news, I’d like to take a moment of silence on behalf of those who’ve suffered greatly the past weekend. At a screening of the Dark Knight rises, twelve people were killed and 58 others injured in debilitating conditions during a shootout. The suspect even showed up in court today. This picture was an excerpt, given with permission, from cartoonist Bill Amend, which I thought suited the moment. You can read his comics at

My prayers and thoughts are with all those in this tragedy.

~On behalf of this wonderful community and the PHB

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Ugly Platters

EL-I love taking requests. So today I’ll let Captain Crawfishes 15-19 and Shark Boys 2-18 to sky dive into my mouth. Dancing.

CC 15-19 and SB 2-18-*do as EL says*

EL-That’ll save us time. To the redundant updates.


On Cryptids Island, just like everywhere else on Poptropica, you can costumize a lot of different characters. But in some cases…

Yeesh! Why would you want to?

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EL-I find his lack of cleanliness disturbing.

Things that go bump in the night

Well! It looks like I’m not the only one. We’re hearing a lot of chatter that Poptropicans who have ventured into Cryptids Island are finding it to be a pretty scary place. As an example…

This is the least creepy thing you’ll see in this house.

Are you ready to set foot into the most frightening Poptropica Island yet? We hope to see lots and lots of you on Cryptids Island this weekend!

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EL-This guy isn’t ugly. He’s just so freaken’ demented. The ghost Crawfish 1 I suppose. What will we do for Captain Crawfish 20? O.0