Batter up! Summer’s here with paper cheer

Hey, everyone, Gentle Dolphin here with a fresh batch of updates! Let’s take a look at what’s in store for Poptropica this week.

We have a new array of old costumes available to everyone! This week, we have: Baseball Fielder (boys and girls), Baseball Batter (boys and girls), Shady Pockets, Cool Green, Spring Fling, and Cheesy Slice.

Looks like the Bobblehead sale didn’t last long. The Bobblehead power went back to being a members-only item that costs 350 credits. On a lighter note, the Atom Power now costs an affordable 75 credits, so you can save money and show off your radiant looks (or is that just radiation?). 🤨

The Miscellaneous section still features the Cinnamon Fire PopGum and Balloons, but the Flash version of Poptropica added a printable Arabian Nights poster and the Avatar Studio. Interesting, they added the Avatar Studio though it won’t be functional after the Flash shutdown later this year. Are the Creators working on a way to port it to a new platform like Haxe Javascript? Only time will tell.


While the Haxe version of Home Island seems to be stuck in a perpetual autumn, the Flash version finally welcomed summer after a six-month long winter. The trees regrew their lush green leaves, barnacles made their homes on the rocks, and there seems to be a rise in seagull droppings. 🤢

On the platform where ads are typically present, you can see a billboard promoting the newest sponsor island— American Girl: Joss’s Island. Check out our post on Joss’s Island if you want a quick tour of this interesting little AD-venture.

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Looking at Home Island makes us long for the great outdoors. While we can’t leave home yet because of quarantine, the Creators have been giving us fun boredom busters to pass the time. They gave us coloring pages and word searches, and now they’re inviting us to get crafty with these Dr. Hare and Rabbot paper crafts!

These templates were originally released as rewards for the Dr. Hare’s Lair LEGO CUUSOO project, which was a pitch for a potential Poptropica LEGO set. Although the toy never came to be, we can still have fun and build with paper! All you have to do is print the templates then cut, fold, and paste as needed to build your own mini Dr. Hare and Rabbot!

That’s all for now, folks! What do you think of Home Island’s summer update? Will you take a crack at crafting a miniature mad scientist? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Van Buren inspiration, more fan LEGO, and the PPN story!

Hi Gs,

What isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! 😀

Van Buren inspiration

PHB reader JLBblue2003 recently discovered something about the antagonist of Survival Island — he’s based on yet another character from the classic Robin Williams movie, Jumanji. If you’ve ever seen the film, you may remember an angry hunter that chases the movie’s main characters around with a barrel shot gun and a wicked ‘stache. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Van Buren.

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If that wasn’t enough, the hunter from the movie is named Van Pelt! Such resemblance. 😛

More Fan LEGO creations

Blake recently posted about a new LEGO creation made by a fan called TheFastComet, but if you check out the page of the project you’ll find even more from the set. The small rock acts a containment unit for swords! Also, check out that flag. 😛

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That’s pretty neat, but if you check out Fast Comet’s other creation, Binary Bard’s Citadel, you can see how awesome LEGO Poptropica could be.

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He plans to do more, so keep up to date on his E. Vile creation update page. The next project of his is the red rocket from Legendary Swords. Go support him for more awesome Poptropica creations! And while you’re at it, check out Dr. Hare (not the official one) on LEGO Cuusoo for more awesome ideas. 🙂

And it turns out that the original LEGO Cuusoo project from Poptropica was rejected because another project was chosen instead — a Ghostbusters project. Bah. 😛

The Story of the PPN

Remember the Poptropica Police Network that I posted about a while back? Turns out some evil things have happened to it, and I’ve told the story of how these things happened here. I’d love if you could take the time to read the story, it’s fully illustrated and explains everything. 😀

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Sorry about the Poptropicast, guys. I was delayed — but I will get it done sometime this month. 😛

-HPuterpop

Passing the legendary brick-built torch

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a little tidbit of news from the Creators’ Blog. The Creators have officially announced that the Poptropica LEGO set has been…

TURNED DOWN FOR WHAT *cue bass drop and people smashing flower pots*

But all jokes aside, the Creators have passed the brick-built torch onto none other than TheFastComet’s Legendary Swords LEGO CUUSOO project, which can be seen below. You can also see more details and descriptions on his official LEGO ideas page.

This set is amazing in my opinion, and at least now we have confirmation that the Creators’ own Dr. Hare LEGO set has been canned, although the PHB did report this finding at least four months ago. Now we have this one to root for! Stay popping, Poptropicans.

Dr. Hare LEGO project turned down

Remember the big campaign last year for the Dr. Hare’s Lair project on LEGO CUUSOO to reach 10,000 supporters so that it could be considered for production? We haven’t heard from the Creators on this since the goal was reached last August, but this is what shows on the site now:

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Yup… it looks like we’re not going to have a Poptropica LEGO set anytime soon. 😦 Apparently, the LEGO CUUSOO team had already reached this decision about a month ago (on Jan 30, 2014). The Creators never mentioned this, so had I not checked, I wonder when we would’ve found out. 😛

Here’s an excerpt of what they said about the decision:

LEGO Review Results for Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair

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First and foremost, congratulations to PopCreators for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO CUUSOO Blog.

Review Results for Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair

Our team has thoroughly considered the possibility of releasing this project as a LEGO set according to the criteria of the LEGO Review. Unfortunately the LEGO Review Board has decided that we will not produce this project as a set.

Thank you to PopCreators for the passion and creativity that went into this project, and to all of you who voted so that we would have the opportunity to consider this as a potential LEGO set. We’re sorry to deliver this disappointing news.

To read more, visit the archived Dr. Hare LEGO project page and scroll down. Personally, I quite like LEGO products, and to combine it with Poptropica would have been really cool, so I’m sad to hear that the final decision was a no. 😦 Still, at least we got some cool Dr. Hare stuff out of the campaign. 😛

We DID it! (new code: DRHARE10000)

Hey guys, BT here with an awesome announcement!

Rejoice, because yesterday, the Dr. Hare’s Lair LEGO CUUSOO project finally hit 10,000 supporters!!!

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As a thanks to us Poptropicans who helped support the project, Dr. Hare wrote the following:

Minions,

It’s been a long road, but at last we’ve done it. We’ve reached 10,000 supporters for our LEGO CUUSOO project!

Now, it’s up to our friends at LEGO to review the project and decide it’s something they want to move ahead with. We hope they do. If not, we still had a great time working on “Dr. Hare’s Lair,” and we enjoyed being able to share it with you.

Of course, we’ve got one more item to give away to thank everyone for their support. The Dr. Hare Light and Shadow Outfits are available now, absolutely free! All you need to do is log into your Poptropica account and enter the promo code DRHARE10000.

(Not sure how to redeem a code? Find out here.)

That about wraps it up! Thanks again for all your help. And keep an eye out for more exciting Poptropica announcements!

Yup, the DRHARE10000 code is now available! Not only is the goal reached and we get our prizes, we don’t have to worry about Dr. Hare nagging at us anymore… for now. Well, here’s the video that he also posted along with the post:

The Creators have done so much for us, and it was great of us to help return the favor by supporting this project.

BT out!