Member Gifts, Social Media, Store

Amelia’s not squidding around with unicorns πŸ¦„πŸ¦‘πŸŽƒ

Happy spooky season, Poptropicans! In addition to the PHB’s special Halloween site skin, this update brings you store (and more) treats, plus tantalizing tricks through bonus dialogue and memes. Let’s pop in!

October’s mood is Halloween spirit, and Poptropica promises that this entire month’s store updates are going to be Halloween themed β€” starting now! At Adventure Outfitters, you’ll find tons of spooky costumes, and even more spilling over to the shop floor on both sides. Among them is a new blue Fuzzy Monster (Sully, is that you?) and the return of the Bubble Unicorn for members (you know Amelia, she loves her unicorns). See more on the Pop Creators’ Blog Β»

While we’re here for more treats than tricks, member gifts are here! Players of privilege can dress up with the Bread Head, Lion Mane, and Dino outfits β€” matching with recent pet items.


After you’ve made your rounds at the store, consider paying Amelia a visit upstairs in her home. If you’ve completed Amelia’s mini quest, you can come back to her place to find her enjoying some tea. Strike up a conversation and she’ll talk about unicorns, naturally, as well as hint at more quests to come! πŸ¦„β˜•οΈ


Over on Twitter, Poptropica’s been playing a different game. Sharing images from the recent popular Netflix drama Squid Game, they created two memes about playing Poptropica beyond broken internet and reasonable bedtimes. Fortunately, playing Pop won’t get you eliminated because many islands themselves have already been decimated

Also fortunately, you don’t need to have watched the show (which is recommended for ages 16+) to enjoy these memes. Nope, new Pop might not have epic tribes like the Flying Squid, but at least we got these Stationary Squids for amusement. πŸ¦‘

That wraps up this post! Stay tuned for the PHB’s annual Halloween costume contest coming up soon β€” you could even get a head start by snagging the latest scary store styles. Pop on, Poptropicans! πŸŽƒβœ¨

~🐠

Member Gifts, Store

Birthday salutations and celebrations to come πŸŽ‰

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 β€œplayers will have access to exclusive, FREE costumesgenerous credit opportunities, and rereleased mini games from Pop’s past.”

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 you’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 Amelia’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? πŸ€”

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

If you’re interested in the members’ 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 Creators’ 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~ πŸΈπŸ‘’

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),Β Tennis (300c),Β Sparring Shoes (250c),Β Gymnast (250c), andΒ Lifting Outfits (250c)! πŸ… You’ll even find some more athletic gear for your clubhouse on the shop floor: aΒ blue basketball,Β tennis racquet (75c),Β volleyball (75c), andΒ basketball hoop (100c). Get your game on and go play! πŸ₯‹πŸŽΎπŸ’ͺ

More returning costumes (including the epic Acidic Dinosaur) await β€” 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! ✨

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! ✌️

~🐠

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! 🍦🐈

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 Pete’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! β˜€οΈπŸΈΒ 

Until next time, it’s time to spend those credits! Go! Go! Go! πŸ€‘

~SD

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! ✌️

~🐠