Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Social Media, Store, YouTubers

Memories of Movies and Memes โ„๏ธ๐Ÿฟ

Happy new year, Poptropicans! ๐Ÿฅณ The start of 2023 brings goodies for members and non-members alike, as well as fandom highlights, including pops down memory lane. Let’s go!

January’s member gifts have arrived, bringing a Baby Snowflake follower, Blue PJs, and Blue Winter Boots to privileged players’ inventories! โ„๏ธ (If that’s not you, have you tried our PHB monthly membership giveaways?)

Regardless of membership status, though, you might find some things you like over at Adventure Outfitters, where the shop floor is once again stocking PoptropiCon Island bits and bobs. With the last episode re-released for members only four months ago, this may be a hint for the paywall coming down soon for Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon. Fingers crossed!

Over on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog, which has lately been getting much fewer updates compared with its social media counterparts, guest writer Invisible Ring has returned with a memory of an old Home Island landmark: the Movie Theater. ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿฟ As she shares, the theater used to be a room that played cartoons, though it was later remodeled into a crushed popcorn box with just one underwhelming video.

But that’s not all! Ring missed the theater so much, she created a YouTube playlist featuring over 80 of the videos from BatteryPop she remembers seeing there. In between, she’s also cleverly interspersed commercials for her own Pop fan vids, including a trailer for an upcoming feature film called Pirates, Camera, Action! โ€” watch it below:

New year, new story highlights on Poptropica’s Instagram profile! After a long stream of “Fan Art” highlights, Pop has added a few new categories to their page: OCs, Characters, and Memes. And the PHB is proud to be the first among the Memes for our recent post about our 2022 Rewind in the spirit of Spotify Wrapped! ๐Ÿ’

Anyway, enjoy the latest fan art features from this week โ€” now neatly sorted into the new highlight categories. Still technically fan art, but at least the names are more differentiating. ๐Ÿ˜œ

That’s a wrap for this update! See you in the next one. Pop on!


Member Gifts

Nifty Gifts if you Thrift a Membership ๐ŸŽโ˜•๏ธ

Here comes the final batch of the 12 Days of Member Gifts! ๐Ÿ’ (In case you missed them, check out previous gifts here, here, and here.)

As seen on Poptropica’s Instagram, Day 9 kissed the inventories of members with the Mistletoe Hair and Plaid Scarf by Barefoot Skull, Day 10 drifted in with the Thrift Gift by Serious Star, Day 11 gave sight to a White Christmas by Pink Panda, and Day 12 fluttered in a Snowflake Princess by Neat Crown. Check out the original designs below! ๐Ÿงฃโ„๏ธ

To get these items, youโ€™ll need to be aย memberย at any point this December and check your inventory. If you arenโ€™t one, try your luck in the PHBโ€™sย Free Membership Giveaways! Or, if your design from theย Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contestย was chosen, youโ€™ll win your item regardless.

That’s a wrap for all 12 member gifts this month! Will the remaining days of the year bring more holiday cheer? That remains unclear…


Fan Art Features, Member Gifts

Just Chillin’ with Member Gifts ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅถ

On we go with the 12 Days of Member Gifts! ๐ŸŽ Picking off from Days 1 through 5, let’s see what the next few days have brought the privileged.

As shared on the Pop Creators’ Blog, Day 6 gave us the Elf by Purple Noodle, Day 7 swept in with Just Chillin’ by Magic Kid, and Day 8 marched through with the Candy Cane Soldier by Cuddly Panda.

To get these items, youโ€™ll need to be a member and check your inventory. If you arenโ€™t one, you can try your luck in the PHBโ€™sย Free Membership Giveaways. Or, if your design from theย Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contestย gets chosen, youโ€™ll win your item regardless.

Only four more gifts to go! Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to see if the Grapple-Pap side quest will return this year. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ™ At the least, we’re expecting a return of the Baron’s airship โ€” what drama will unfold, we’re not sure โ€” though it should be bringing back one of this year’s free winning costumes as voted on by players! โœจ

Anyway, here are the latest fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories this week! As always, you can click into the artists’ names to see more visual and informational details. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ’ซ


Member Gifts

Bear with the Snowflakes, my Reindeer โ„๏ธ๐ŸฆŒ

Hey Poptropicans! As we enter into the new week, December’s 12 Days of Member Gifts โ€” which began with the Fox Outfit โ€” continue rolling on. Let’s pop open this advent calendar and see what awaits us…

Day 2 continued the fuzzy friend trend with a Bear Hoodie designed by Got School, while Days 3 and 4 (first announced on Instagram) brought along a kawaii Snowflake Follower by Scary Sword and Reindeer Onesie by Silver Fox respectively. (Thanks to Dizzy Feather for the tip!)

Today, on the fifth day of gift-mas, Poptropica gives to its members a Sleigh you can carry on your waist, designed by Shiny Flyer.

To get these items, you’ll need to be a member and check your inventory. If you aren’t one, you can try your luck in the PHBโ€™s Free Membership Giveaways. Or, if your design from the Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest gets chosen, you’ll win your item regardless of membership status.

We’re almost halfway through the gift giving! Stay tuned over the next several days as we continue to unwrap these prezzies, and fingers crossed for more holiday celebrations in-game this season.

Happy Grapple-Pap! ๐Ÿ’


Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Store

Welcoming Winter with Fox Fits and Hare Brains ๐ŸฆŠโ„๏ธ

Hey Poptropicans! Blink and it’s December โ€” the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a plethora of gifts!

The 12 Days of Member Gifts annual tradition has kicked off, this year with items imagined by players via November’s Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest. We begin with a flair for the furry: a Fox Outfit designed by Perfect Heart, or Joey, as some in the Pop community may know him.

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as more prizes drop into members’ inventories! If you haven’t had the taste of the bougie Pop life yet, why not try your luck in the PHB’s Free Membership Giveaways?

Fret not, non-members… Amelia’s got you for holiday goodies too. Pop over to Adventure Outfitters and you’ll find tons of winter wonders and Christmas cheer on the shop floor, including a little baby penguin! ๐Ÿง

Guest writer Invisible Ring has returned to the Pop Creators’ Blog to bring us a throwback to an old project of Poptropica’s โ€” the Dr. Hare LEGO set. Though the campaign did not succeed to make the Rabbot lair into a real toy, it did bring us a lot of fun Dr. Hare-themed items along the way. Still, Ring readily admits, all the “hare-brained” talk is really just a way to keep pushing her Poptropica fan movie, “Battle Morale.”

Last but not least, enjoy the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories โ€” including a royal sighting also seen in our latest Community Creations. By the way, our new art theme is Pop’s winter celebration, Grapple-Pap โ€” just in time for all this holiday spirit! ๐Ÿ’