Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Monthly Costume Contests

Flying high with costumes and creations πŸš

Hey Poptropicans, it’s July! 🌞 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!). πŸŽ΅πŸšπŸ›Ή

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! ✏️


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! 🌞


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

~🐠

Candy Crazed, Member Gifts, Store

Ballin’ with sweet treats and styles πŸπŸ­

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? 🍭 Share with us in the comments, and keep on popping on, Poptropicans!

~🐠

Fan Art Features, Lost Cubs, Member Gifts, Membership, Social Media

A new mini-quest?! May we bear witness? πŸ»πŸ‘€

Hey, Poptropicans! Gentle Dolphin here with news surrounding our favorite computer game. We’ll be taking a look at May’s new member gifts, some Instagram art features, and a mysterious new mini-quest. Let’s dive in!

A new month means new member gifts! The members of May will receive a colorful Rainbow Kite, a soaring Pump Rocket, and a somewhat dated LED Fidget Spinner. If you’re interested in owning these items, you can become a member by purchasing a membership or entering the PHB’s Free Membership Giveaway!


On April 30th, a new mini-quest appeared on Home Island but was deleted later that day. Where did it come from, and where did it go? Our theory is that the Creators accidentally released the quest too early then swiftly deleted it when they realized what happened. This is supported by a notification on the Messages app, teasing an upcoming mini-quest.

Here’s what we know about the quest so far: you encounter poor Ishmael on Home Island, who is being crushed by a sad momma bear. You offer to help the two by finding the bear’s five lost cubs in a snowy forest reminiscent to the wilderness of Survival Island.

It seems that you would receive something after completing this quest, but the game gets stuck on an infinite loading screen after you collect all five cubs. It’s good to know that the Creators are now taking the time to remove bugs for the final release, but it’s still strange how the quest got accidentally leaked in the first place. We’ll have to wait and see what the full quest has in store.


Last but not least, the Creators featured some more art on their Instagram stories. We have a dozen creative pieces ranging from Poptropica edits to illustrations. Look, there’s also some fan art for the new Fairy Tale Island!

That’s all for now. How would you rate this month’s member gifts? Do you have any thoughts about the upcoming mini-quest? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Membership, Social Media

March right in with member gifts and story features

Hello, everyone! March has finally arrived, and a new month means new member gifts. As always, active members will receive their gifts by logging in to Poptropica any time this month. Let’s take a look!

The March member gifts are admittedly simple but still pretty cute. The first exclusive item is a Handheld Game (sadly not playable), and the second is a Clear Backpack complete with school supplies.

Last but not least, members also receive three adorable Plush Hugs. These three plushies based on a bear, a cat, and a pig are as adorable as they are huggable. If you’re interested in owning these items and more, feel free to purchase a membership or enter the PHB’s Free Membership Giveaway!


Yesterday, the official Poptropica Instagram page featured more posts from talented fans. We have art starring iconic Pop characters such as Shark Boy and Ringmaster Raven (drawn by the PHB’s own Maryann), comedic creations like the Bardito and Dr. Hare’s transformation, and even some Poptropica-inspired costumes made in Animal Crossing!

That’s all for now, but there’s more news to come. Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at a magical island coming soon this year!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin πŸ¬

Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Social Media, Store, Video of the Week

Stylish packs and spider pranks πŸ»πŸ•·

Hey Poptropicans, new member gifts are here, and they come in packs of three! First up is the Furry Purse Pack, with variants of a cute brown bear, happy pink bunny (not at all like the evil Dr. Hare), and a sleepy gray kitty. It’s an overshirt item, so it can’t go with jackets.

Then there’s the Snowboard Pack, which has a version with stripes of different colors, another that says “Powder” (interesting brand name?), and one with rounded lines and shades of purple.

The last batch of bonus goods are the RC Cars, or remote controlled cars, although you can’t see the remote. They come in blue (with flames), red (with lightning), or green (truck style), and pressing space bar will make the car drive around a couple times on the ground.

All in all, that’s 9 new member gifts to kick off the new year! But if you don’t have a membership yet, why not enter our giveaways for Free Poptropica Membership? That’s right, this newly launched feature on the PHB gives away free membership to a lucky Poptropican every month, and entering is as easy as 1-2-3. Get started Β»


While that’s happening, there’s plenty of new stuff for all players over at the store. In addition to some classics, the latest update includes 7 new items: the Floral Tee, Camo Kid, and Record Spinner in costumes, plus a Spider Prank, Jetpack, Baby Penguin Follower, and White Combat Boots. Check out the full stock in the gallery below (thanks, Gentle Dolphin):

Take a look at a couple of these new items in action below. They sure look like they could become fun common room classics in the Haxe era!


In other news, here’s what the Pop Creators have been featuring this week on social media. On their Instagram story this Friday, they shared two pieces of fan art as well as a snap of Binary Bard socks from the Poptropica merch store. Have you gotten your Pop swag yet?

On the Creators’ Blog, they shared a Video of the Week from Shade-e’s 101, who recorded himself exploring his friend’s clubhouse. The Creators mentioned how they loved seeing the Poptropica community be supportive of one another, and that you can tag your videos with “Poptropica” for a chance to have them featured!


There’s a lot more going on in Poptropica and the fandom than we can fit in this post! Catch up on other news below, like the new Legendary Swords: Match 3 mini-game, and stay tuned for further commentary about the reveal of the second winner of the Design Your Dream Island Contest: Goofball Island. πŸ€”βš”οΈπŸ€ͺ

By the way, if you’re a Poptropica fan who’s eager to hear about the latest news as soon as it drops, consider joining the PHC, our Discord server! On the PHC, fans can share and respond to things more immediately than we can blog about them, though of course, we’re still committed to maintaining quality records and commentary here on the blog β€” it just takes a bit of time. Thanks for sticking with us, and pop on!

~🐠