Halloween is here, but not all of the PEANUTS kids are celebrating – not when Charlie Brown keeps getting tricks instead of treats, Snoopy is attacked by the infamous Red Baron, and Linus waits all night for the Great Pumpkin. Can you set things right and save Halloween?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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* 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!!!
Binary Bard: Well… let’s give a great big cheer to…
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…
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…
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. And his name is…
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. 🙂
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. 😛
Binary Bard: Yeah, but anyway. Put your hands together for…
Green Boa: Hmm, yes. Very good. Space cowboy has worked well, so why not pirate/ancient greek gamer? 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…
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…
Binary Bard: Seven down, three to go.
Green Boa: That’s right! And surfin’ is in. Or so says or next winner…
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. 😕
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…
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. 🙂
Binary Bard: Very emotional. 😐
Green Boa: And now for the feast!
Binary Bard: Oh, goody! Food! What are we eating?
Green Boa: *stares at BB*
Binary Bard: :O
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’)
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!
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!
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.
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?
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! 🙂