Great Pumpkin Island

You’ll need 1.21 gigawatts to see Pumpkin Island tomorrow!

So the Creators think they can just disappoint us members with their island privacy settings.

One day until the public launch of Great Pumpkin Island!

This is your friendly reminder: Great Pumpkin Island will be open to all beginning tomorrow, October 14. Keep checking in right here — we’ll let you know as soon as it’s up!

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SHARK BOY

Peanuts. Now Pumpkin Island isn’t a juicy pumpkin anymore. It’s just an old jack-o-lantern.

PROJECT NEWS! I have made another poster for the made-up island I hope the poptropica creators will make.

One word:AWESOME.

CONTEST NEWS! This Friday Hijuyo will post a poll on the blog with the 10 finalists names so you can vote who you want to win.The winning three overall will get credits and two will view a secret video.

Be on the look out for more juicy posters!

Bonus Items, Great Pumpkin Island

Create a Pumpkin Jack!

(Get into the Halloween spirit with this cool Jack o’ Lantern Creator!! *cheers*)


Happy Halloween, Pumpkin Jack! xD

The Poptropica Creators this year have re-introduced the interactive Jack-o’-Lantern Creator that Family Education Network made last year. You can use this to design your own jack-o’-lantern by simply selecting and dragging various pumpkin parts onto the pumpkin. Here’s what it could look like:

With hundreds of different combinations available for size, eyes, nose, and mouth, here’s your chance to show your creative side for Halloween! Click here to use the Jack-O’-Lantern Creator on FamilyEducation.com. Once you’re happy with your creation, you can print out your original pumpkin portrait and color it in, or use it as a reference to carve your own with a real pumpkin.

In other news…

  • Great Pumpkin Island will be open to everyone this Thursday, October 14! Sweet!
  • Winners of the PHB Loyalty Giveaway (which was held a couple months ago) will be announced VERY SOON, so stay tuned!
  • On Friday, October 15, we will be putting up the poll for the 10 finalists of the PHB’s 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest, and YOU, dear reader, will get to vote on who you think has the coolest costume on!
  • Have a GREAT week! ๐Ÿ™‚

~Hijuyo

Great Pumpkin Island, Membership

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM! or… MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH

Green Boa: Yep! 2 things that people love to do. BOTH could be useful on Poptropica’s new adventure Great Pumpkin Island. Now, in this post we’re gonna have a whole lotta guests, so I thought would only be suitable to make this in talk show format. Now, let’s meet our co-host for today, Binary Bard! (:

Binary Bard: *peeks out from behind chair*ย Uh, h-h-h-hello?

Green Boa: What the radish are you doing there?

Binary Bard: Well it’s not like this is the safest place in the world, you know! You’ve eaten all 3 Captain Crawfishes! I could be next! And I know Hades got away, but it’s not like I have a plant monster to guard me, nor can I send any of you lot to the underworld! The PHB is savage and ruthless!

Green Boa: Would you like to go back to your faraway galaxy with no means of escape?

Binary Bard: Urrrr, no.

Green Boa: Good! Now, GP island is kinda tricky. But 10 skillful Poptropicans have just nailed it. We’d like you to welcome, Great Pumpkin island’s first 10 winners!!!

(Crowd cheers)

Binary Bard: Well… let’s give a great big cheer to…

(Bieber like squeal from crowd)

Green Boa: HYPER SHARK! FIRST OFFICIAL WINNER OF GREAT PUMPKIN ISLAND!!!!

Binary Bard: And they don’t call you hyper?

Green Boa: Oh, shut up. Of course, nothing is finished without a bit of competition, so, right on hyper shark’s sharky tail is…

Fierce dog with a moon-coloured bone

Binary Bard: Hmm. I like dogs. Maybe I should’ve made a robot DOG instead of a robot owl…

Green Boa: Didn’t you see the sign when you came into the studio? “NO THINKING UP WAYS TO TICKLE GREEN BOA’S FOOT WHILE HE IS ASLEEP EVIL PLANS WHILE ON AIR”

Binary Bard: Moving on… next to beat this comical island was…

Now THAT would scare me into handing over the treats... ๐Ÿ˜›

Green Boa: Lol, LOVE the costume Cooly! Great job!

Binary Bard: Yeah! But I REALLY like this one. Smart looking fellow. Maybe he could think about becoming a cyborg sidekick…

Green Boa: Stop it! Anywho, you’re right BB, this does look like a wise guy.ย  Andย his name is…

Does he study the slipperiness protocols of atom factor plugs? No, he just beats islands really really fast. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Binary Bard: Atom factor plugs? What?

Green Boa: It sounded scientific, so shut up. When I gave CC a science lesson a while back he got eaten alive, so button it. >:)

Binary Bard: Uhhh, anyway. Next on the list has a good taste in fashion. A dash of pirate, a little techno, a bit of ancient Greece and mystical powers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Green Boa: Since when did you get into fashion?

Binary Bard: What, you never want to try anything new? Never been bored out of your mind deserted on a planet 10 million light years away from civilisation?

Green Boa: You raise a good point. ๐Ÿ˜›

Binary Bard: Yeah, but anyway. Put your hands together for…

Hmmm, tough... bite... could be useful for nomming... *evil giggle behind hand*

Green Boa: Hmm, yes. Very good. Space cowboy has worked well, so why not pirate/ancient greek gamer?ย Love it.

Binary Bard: Yes, but this next costume is VERY dull.

Green Boa: What? I love this costume! It’s a classic!

Binary Bard: Not much good for trick or treating though.

Green Boa: Sure it is! 1930s young boy or something like that. Anyway, welcome…

CLASSIC

Binary Bard: Well, even if he’s not too good with fashion, his island finishing skills are fantastic.

Green Boa: Exactly. Wow, this is a really really really really BIG post! Well, it can only get bigger by delaying. Next to complete Great Pumpkin was…

Look at her name. Blue Sky. BLUE SKY. That just CAN'T be a coincidence, can it?

Binary Bard: Seven down, three to go.

Green Boa: That’s right! And surfin’ is in. Or so says or next winner…

Singin', in the waves. I'm just siiiinging in the waves. What a wooonderful feeling...

Binary Bard: OK, we’re almost done. Finally!

Green Boa: Yep, we’ve seen the great and the good, but this guy looks just a tad… suspicious. ๐Ÿ˜•

Hide the paintings! No, wait! Hide the rockets! Uh, hide the paintings of rockets? XD

Binary Bard: OMCF! My agent! I told him to stay put! And he’s gone off on islands with PUMPKINS!

Green Boa: Well he probably took you for dead! You hadn’t spoken to him since you got stranded on that planet!

Binary Bard: Well how was I supposed to tell him? I wasn’t in mobile phone reception!

Green Boa: *eye roll* ANYWAY, we’ve seen a shark of the hyper kind, a moon that looks like a dog and could attack at any moment, a green faced typhoon with a low temperature, one of the smartest plugs in the world who has a habit of slipping out of tight spots, a closing jaw with a lot of muscles, a miniscule crush, a beautiful sky of its natural color, a musician who can pull a few tricks on the board and someone with the body of the tortoise but the speed of the hair. Now without further ado, I will announce the 10th winner of GP island…

TOTALLY AWESOME COSTUME OF EPICNESS!!!!

Binary Bard: Gee whiz! What a look!

Green Boa: Yes and that’s all of our lucky winners for this post! But, it’s not the end of the post!

Binary Bard: Mumble grumble grumbly mumbly.

Green Boa: SHUT UP!!! I have to apologise for my lack of effort on posting Poptropica updates. I would’ve done except the other authors were as speedy as the above Poptropicans and my computer doesn’t connect to the internet properly until 3:00 PM. Some of you may have thought that I had abandoned the PHB, but that is absolute BALDERDASH. I am NOT leaving the PHB anytime soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Binary Bard: Very emotional. ๐Ÿ˜

Green Boa: And now for the feast!

Binary Bard: Oh, goody! Food! What are we eating?

Green Boa: *stares at BB*

Binary Bard: :O

Green Boa: >:D

Binary Bard: *whimper*

Green Boa: We’re going to McDonald’s. *gets up and walks away*

Binary Bard: Wait, what?

Green Boa: We’re gonna go to McDonald’s. C’mon. We’re leaving.

Binary Bard: Oh, phew!

Green Boa: Unless you want to stay here, mind you, the audience looks a bit hungry…

Binary Bard: McDonald’s it is then!

(GB and BB leave, go to McDonald’s, and have the new ‘Crawfish Special’)

Bonus Items, Great Pumpkin Island, Membership

Great Pumpkin Island is out!!

Yes, you saw that right! Great Pumpkin Island is out for members TODAY! (That was fast, wasn’t it? Sorry to all the non-members out there but you’re going to have to wait until it releases on October 14th for everyone…) So if you’re a Poptropica member, go log in NOW, YES NOW and go play Great Pumpkin Island!!

The rating for the island is “easy,” but if it’s still a challenge for you, a written walkthrough guide from the Poptropica Help Blog (PHB – that’s us!) is available here!

Trick or treat, Charlie Brown!

Looks like us members get a bonus too! (Yes, I got a member account :D) This exclusive “Woodstock Follower” gold card is available to any members who log in during the Early Access period, which lasts from now (September 30th) to October 14th, 2010 according to the official info page!

You could have Snoopy's little friend follow you everywhere and accompany you on your adventures!

The island’s plot closely follows the TV special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” if you’re familiar with that. A fun and simple island to enjoy for October’s Halloween season – so members, go log on NOW and non-members, you get to experience the island for yourself in just TWO WEEKS! :O Sweet.

In other news (again :P): Shadoo, also from the PHC has a Poptropica band called Frost City (of which I am a part of ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and would also like to share it with you! The link is http://frostcity.wordpress.com/ and the official chat is http://xat.com/frostcity .

Great Pumpkin Island, Sneak Peeks

Good grief, Pumpkin Island!

Today on the Creators’ Blog, Captain Crawfish revealed the Great Pumpkin Island map – or some of it, anyway. We still don’t know much about the island, but there are seven areas – a lot less than most other islands, but still pretty cool! Here’s the image below. What places do you think we’ll get to visit?

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Good things do come in small packages, after all.

And at the end of his PCB post, Crawfish hints that there are plenty of mini-games and adventures on GP Island that don’t appear on the map, so it’s more than it looks! The PHB has also updated its Island Help page to include resourceful links about Great Pumpkin Island, so be sure to check those out! ๐Ÿ™‚