Mystery Train Island, Pop Places IRL

Pop Places IRL: Mystery Train 🚂

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Welcome back to “Pop Places IRL,” Poptropicans, and all aboard! For this post, let’s chug on over to Mystery Train Island, shall we? And if you’re liking the series, be sure to check out other Pop Places IRL posts.

Though we spend most of this island on—can you guess?—a train, we do still visit some very important stops along our adventure. And, truth be told, Mystery Train is certainly one of the more historically founded islands! From the train, to the cities, and even to the passengers, Mystery Train features very real people, places, and things (however we’ll focus more on locations today, not figures). So… full steam ahead!

On Main Street, before we even board the train and begin the mystery, we find ourselves in none other than Washington, DC. We can see the US Capitol Building in the background, but we aren’t staying for long!

But beyond the very real cities, even the train itself is historically accurate! The John Bull locomotive, which is named on our ticket, is the main location of our adventure but is also an IRL train that journeyed to the IRL Columbian Exposition in 1893. Yes sir, all the way from DC to Chicago!

Our next stop is Chicago, but before we pull into the station, let’s take a very quick look at our train’s interior first. The train in Poptropica had large individual rooms for its passengers, which is quite fancy if you ask me. But hey, traveling back in the day seemed to be quite the luxurious feat! Can you believe those big cushy seats?

Alright, now let’s pull into the great city of Chicago, Illinois. The station has obviously grown and changed a lot since 1893, hasn’t it? Well, we can’t stay long anyhow! Mademoiselle Moreau is getting away!

It’s time to chase Moreau into the Chicago World’s Fair. Though one can’t help but stop and stare at that huge Ferris Wheel!

And with that, it looks like we’ve finally reached the end of the line. It was quite an adventure! Considering Mystery Train is one of Poptropica’s more historically founded islands, just how well do you think it holds up to its IRL counterparts? Did it seem on track, or was it a full on train wreck? What other islands do you want us to compare in this series? Comment your thoughts below!

Until next time, Poptropicans! Safe travels!

~SD

Galactic Hot Dogs Island, Mystery Train Island, Popstorms, PoptropiCon Island, Realms

Coming soon: GHD Island, Realms, & more

Hey guys! There’s a lot of Poptropica news to cover, so let’s get right into it.

First off, the Creators have announced that Galactic Hot Dogs Island will be coming to Poptropica in 15 days. That is January 29, a Thursday. They also mentioned that a Galactic Hot Dogs book will be coming to bookstores in 110 days. That is May 4, a Monday. (Click here for more GHD peeks!)

Second up, check out this awesome “bubble universe” sneak peek for Poptropica Realms!

pop realms

Third up, the Creators tweeted this cool layout of all the train carriages on Mystery Train Island – a glimpse into a planning stage of the past. Pretty interesting! 😛

mystery train layout

They also tweeted another PopStorm (#11) – this one is a bunch of little jumping jellybeans. Cute! :3

popstorm 11

Lastly, PoptropiCon: Episode 2 (Spoiler Alert) is now available for iOS, and it’s free! The Creators tweeted this image along with it, which HP posted earlier as an unreleased carousel slide for the redesigned Poptropica layout, so although it’s not on the front page, it looks like it still served some purpose after all.

popconSlideThat’s it for this time around! 😀

~SD

Advertisements, Game Show Island, Membership, Mystery Train Island

“Ad” Some Answers to Robot Gum!

I know what you’re thinking: “What the heck is up with this title?” But it’s all the updates for today! First off, the answers for the freight car puzzle are revealed! (Click to enlarge image & match your guesses with the answers below!)

  1. Mythology Island
  2. Time Tangled Island
  3. Nabooti Island
  4. Mythology Island
  5. Nabooti Island
  6. Mythology Island
  7. Skullduggery Island
  8. Astro-Knights Island
  9. Time Tangled Island
  10. Reality TV Island
  11. Reality TV Island
  12. Nabooti Island
  13. Nabooti Island
  14. Nabooti Island
  15. Skullduggery Island
  16. Skullduggery Island
  17. Counterfeit Island
  18. Skullduggery Island
  19. Counterfeit Island
  20. Wild West Island
  21. Skullduggery Island
  22. Time Tangled Island
  23. Wild West Island

How many did you get right? I missed about 5 of those 😛 Next update: I believe we have a lot of ads to go through. 😛

First up is Johnny English Reborn ad! You watch the video and get the prize! (Will be mentioned later.)

The next ad is Shake It Up! You’ve probably heard about this show because it’s on Disney Channel. 😛 Watch to get a Dance Power card!

Thank you LS for your video walkthroughs! 😀 (There’s a Judy Moody ad.)

Next update. LUCKY MEMBER YOU! Guess what you get?

Game Show Island costume that looks absolutely EPIC! LUCKY MEMBER YOU! 😦 Go ahead and get it! Reminder: Game Show Island online October 27! There’s a countdown timer on the Poptropica homepage that counts down to the exact second when the game show will begin!

And now I’m finally at the gum part. What kind of gum? EXPLODING GUM! 😀 😀

The prize to the Johnny English Reborn ad is Exploding Gum! Chew it, and when you press spacebar, the bubbles will come out! Nice to have that flavor eh? 😀

Thanks for the pictures SG! 😀

Well, that’s it for me tonight! I’m your host Shaggy Tornado, and good night! (Or good morning! :D)

Mystery Train Island

I can’t wait for freight…

Because freight is great! It’s easy to rate (as great)! Whenever I see the freight(train) I run out the gate! If it comes late, then I hate (it)! Why do I love freight? I guess it’s just a family trait! Now enough talking about this great freight. There’s a new post, so let’s skate over! I can’t wait!

Friday, October 14, 2011

What’s in the freight car?

 
Eagle-eyed Poptropicans may have noticed some familiar items in the freight car on Mystery Train. It seems that the World’s Fair organizers brought along a lot of items from other Poptropica Islands!

Can you look at this picture of the freight car and guess which Islands the numbered objects came from?

 
Click the image to see the full-sized version.

We’ll give you the weekend to puzzle over it. Then we’ll post the answers next week.

In the meantime, if you haven’t had a chance to take a ride on the Mystery Train yet, visit Poptropica now to play! Mystery Train is open to all.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Why, we’ve posted this a bit late!  The things will be revealed on the 17th, what a great date! We’ll find out, it’s our fate! There are some things from Time tangled, nabooti, mythology and reality TV islands in that great freight. That tiki looks heavy, it must have a large weight! OK everyone, I have to go, I’m in a pretty sickly state. (no really I’m pretty ill) I’d better hurry, for an ill person I’ve got a lot on my plate.
 
*GB inflate(s) balloon and floats away* …
Bonus Items, Mystery Train Island

Don’t miss your departure time!

Hey hey hey! It’s Friday, and Mystery Train has released to everyone! 😀

Go  ahead and play this mind-bending whodunit RIGHT NOW! YES NOW! (Since the starting scene is in DC with the Capitol Building in the background, I’ll provide a picture of the real Capitol Building when I went to DC about 5 or 6 months ago. The inside is amazing! I would tell all about it, but it’s off topic :P)

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In other news,  a brand new toy floated into the Creators’ office! Can you guess what it is?

The inflatable Poptropica blimp is now going to be a toy, coming soon! 😀 It comes with a 3 inch navigator, which can be switched with other 3 inch figures. But it ALSO comes with a redeemable code to get and play an EXCLUSIVE NEW ADVENTURE ON POPTROPICA! Will this be an incentive for you to buy this brand new product? Stay tuned for its release! 🙂

Poptropica Blimp Toy Coming Soon