Member Gifts, Store

Birthday salutations and celebrations to come ๐ŸŽ‰

Smart Bubbles here, with another Poptropica news and store update! As many of you know, this September marks Poptropica’s 14th birthday!

The Creators made this blog post marking the event. It’s odd to think so many players are younger than the game itself (though I can’t relate)!

Along with the expected hype, the Creators also announced that โ€œplayers will have access to exclusive, FREE costumesgenerous credit opportunities, and rereleased mini games from Popโ€™s past.โ€

It will be interesting to see how far back they go with the last one. I never really got a chance to play the previous Hoptropica. Or perhaps they might even bring back true classics like the Haunted House, just in time for Halloween!

The Creators also encouraged submission of fan creations to social media, of any form (as long as it’s age appropriate). Work sent through the submissions form or tagged to the Creators will also be submitted for a chance in the birthday exhibition! (And if youโ€™re into video, fans are hosting Poptropica Month as well.)


Along with birthday announcements, we also have some store additions: Three new costumes have arrived at Ameliaโ€™s Adventure Outfitters: the Oversized Polo, Navy Cardi, and Cool Denim, all of which are currently members-only (and none of which beat the Acidic Dinosaur*). They also restocked some older costumes for non-members: Coolin, Biker, Natural Breeze, and Vibes.

*This is a statement made by Maryann/Smart Bubbles only and does not represent the views of all the PHB, despite being objective fact.

There is also a comeback of some furniture and accessories for the clubhouse, such as a trampoline, wall butterfly, skateboard, and a music speaker.

The September member gifts were also announced and added for premium players: the Scooter Rider, Squishy & Pink, and Karaoke Sparkles. Perhaps we’ll see more cute stress balls resembling other Pop Icons in the future? ๐Ÿค”

The Creators also promoted membership at the end of the post, giving members a… familiar title.

If youโ€™re interested in the membersโ€™ only perks, including monthly gifts, premier costumes, and exclusive access to upcoming releases, join in on the fun and become a Very Important Poptopican (VIP)!

Poptropica Creatorsโ€™ Blog

The VIP (Very Important Poptropican) title has been used in the past, for a program created by former Pop social media manager Skinny Moon. It was intended to reward fans who were especially dedicated to the game through blogging or art or social media.

Sadly, beyond identifying some members and an exclusive beta preview of Poptropica Worlds (now defunct), the program never really took off (though the PHB is proud to retain its VIP badge in our sidebar). Now, the VIP name seems to have taken on a whole different, capitalistic meaning.

Do any of you Poptropicans plan on submitting creations to the birthday exhibition? And what minigames would you like to see be re-released?

Until next time!

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

Member Gifts, Store

The costumes start coming and they don’t stop coming

Hey Poptropicans, it’s time to store up some store goods. And for members, your monthly gifts have arrived as well. Let’s take a look!

The bucket hat trend continues when you hop on over to Adventure Outfitters on Home Island to fill up your pail with the new Tie Dye Trends and Frog Buckets costumes (both 250 credits). Adorbs~ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ‘’

Plus, the Poptropolis Games may not be around this year, but the Tokyo 2020 2021 Olympics have come to Poptropica with five new sporty styles: the Karate (300 credits),ย Tennis (300c),ย Sparring Shoes (250c),ย Gymnast (250c), andย Lifting Outfits (250c)! ๐Ÿ… You’ll even find some more athletic gear for your clubhouse on the shop floor: aย blue basketball,ย tennis racquet (75c),ย volleyball (75c), andย basketball hoop (100c). Get your game on and go play! ๐Ÿฅ‹๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช

More returning costumes (including the epic Acidic Dinosaur) await โ€” check out the full haul of costumes in-game or on the Creators’ Blog!


As always, members get more: August’s member gifts are here to dazzle you with a Little Time Bot FollowerGame Tablet, and LED Football. You’ll never shine if you don’t glow! โœจ

That’s not all the new swag in town! You may have heard that the Baron’s airship has landed, bringing sweet wares for your Poptropican and clubhouse. This vessel of vivacity will only be staying until this Friday, August 6, so don’t delay. So much to do, so much to see!

Keep on popping on, Poptropicans! โœŒ๏ธ

~๐Ÿ 

Baron's Airship, Member Gifts, Monthly Costume Contests, Store

Airship arrives with Ice Cream Cat costume & other collectibles

Hey Poptropicans! Are you ready to board the Baron’s boat? Because the Red Baron’s airship has returned to Home Island! But act now since the ship is only here until Friday, August 6th.

Like last time, enter the ship to find a common room on the flight deck, the Cabin of Curiosities shop to the left, and the mini-game to earn credits to the right. Everything is expectedly looking the same! But let’s check out the Cabin of Curiosities to see what’s new.

As promised, July’s costume contest winner is featured inside! Ice Cream Cat made by Silver Flame is available for free. How purr-fect! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿˆ

Aside from this sweet new get-up, there are a few other new goodies to scream for too. To the right, we have Gretchen Grimlock gear (50 credits), Retro Robot regalia (50 credits), a statue (600 credits), a Papa Peteโ€™s Pizza box (50 credits), a floating aquarium set up (800 credits), and a suitcase/trunk (50 credits). Plus, that gold skull above the entrance is still available.

Both of those costumes are quite familiar to long-time players, huh? If you earned an extra 5000 credits this past week by logging in every day, you should be able to go on a fun spending spree today.

Again, Baron mind that the ship is only here until Friday, August 6th. That’s less than 5 days away! After that, we’ll have a bit of time to wait for its next docking and the next costume contest winner to be announced.

More stuff awaits in Adventure Outfitters (including that ribbeting Frog Bucket Hat being modeled in the pics above), so stay tuned for our update on that soon! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿธย 

Until next time, it’s time to spend those credits! Go! Go! Go! ๐Ÿค‘

~SD

Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Monthly Costume Contests

Flying high with costumes and creations ๐Ÿš

Hey Poptropicans, it’s July! ๐ŸŒž A new month brings new member gifts, another costume design contest, and ever more fan art. Let’s go!

Members can find their new goodies in the “Gifts” category of the new character customization screen. July brings a Cool Green Copter (with handheld remote), Blue Blaze Rider (why walk when you can slide?), and Red Beat Headphones (also comes with a matching red smartphone, plus press spacebar to jam to pink music notes!). ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›น

Not a member? Join the PHB’s monthly membership giveaway for your chance to win a free membership! All it takes is a few comments. Easy!


Speaking of swag, the winners of June’s costume contest are due any moment now. But before they get their chance on the Baron’s store shelves, it’s already time to announce July’s costume contest, which starts now and ends in two weeks on July 16 at 8 pm PST.

To enter, you can use Poptropica’s submissions portal or post on Instagram. All the details are on the Pop Creators’ Blog! โœ๏ธ


Finally, here’s the latest from Poptropica’s Instagram story! In addition to a promo for the aforementioned contest, we have some summertime sketches from talented fan artists. Enjoy! ๐ŸŒž


That’s all for this post! Stay tuned for big, fancy, poppin’ things coming to the PHB this month… and stay awesome, Poptropicans! โœŒ๏ธ

~๐Ÿ 

Candy Crazed, Member Gifts, Store

Ballin’ with sweet treats and styles ๐Ÿ๐Ÿญ

Hey Poptropicans! We’ve got a few updates for you in this post: member gifts, a store rotation treating us to new items, and more behind the sweets of the Candy Crazed Mini Quest. Let’s go!

First, it’s a new month, which means a fresh batch of member gifts! June’s prezzies are all about balls: we’ve got a Trac Ball (press space bar to toss!), Bouncy Beach Ball, and Giant Squish Ball.

If you’re not a member, you can enter the PHB’s Free Membership Giveaway for a chance to win one! All you have to do is comment on the giveaway page and leave two other comments around the PHB within the month to join the lucky draw. You can try every month!


This week we’ve also got new items in Adventure Outfitters!

Fresh costumes include the Barbarian Warrior* (350 credits), Cat Hoodie (300 credits), Garden Glamour dress* (250 credits), and Summer Breeze* (250 credits). On the floor, we’ve got a Gummy Rider* (450 credits), Gumdrop Pup Follower (350 credits), and Master Huggins Piggyback* (150 credits). (* = members only)

You may recognize a few of these sweet treats from the Candy Crazed Mini Quest! It’s too bad most of the new things are for members only, but maybe they’ll return for all in a future rotation?

For the rest of the store rotation this week, check out this gallery courtesy of the Creators’ Blog update:


The Pop Creators also shared more behind-the-scenes deets and drawings on the making of the Candy Crazed Mini Quest. Here’s the roll call for the whole cast of hungry or confectionary characters, which you can read more about, puns and all, on the Creators’ Blog!

Get well soon, Master Huggles; get your name cleared, Little Witchy; and get to safety, Nanny! Guess it’s a hard life for the tasty-looking.


That wraps up this post! What do you think of the new items and the stories behind the crew of Candy Crazed? ๐Ÿญ Share with us in the comments, and keep on popping on, Poptropicans!

~๐Ÿ