PHB Parties, Poppies

Recap: Poppies 2022 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽก

Greetings, Poppie-tropicans! We’ve come to the end of another sparkling Poppies โ€” our eighth year of Poptropica fan awards. ๐Ÿ†โœจ

Thank you all for joining in on the festivities throughout the month! We received over 160 votes in the polls to determine this year’s winners, announced via a livestream hosted by Slanted Fish, Sporty Boa, Gentle Dolphin, and Lucky Joker. Catch the spectacular slideshow celebration below, or scroll down to directly see the winners of the 2022 Poppies!

Donโ€™t miss the intermission show by Smart Icicle where you can enjoy a “pop down memory lane” through seven years of Poppies past. For even more mems, check out our Poppies playlist! ๐ŸŽฅ


And the Poppies go toโ€ฆ

Poptropica Awards

Community Awards

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees of the 2022 Poppies! The spotlights are well deserved. ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒŸ

This year, the Poppies had a special visitor on our Discord server: Official Poptropica! At least, it seems to be โ€” our hunch is that it’s legit. Appearing after the show for only a few minutes, the new account dropped by with just one short and sweet message of thanks plus some hype for “more Discord appearances.” Will we get to interact with the current social media manager like in the days of Skinny Moon? Maybe we’ll find out soon. In any case, it’s an honor to have Pop stop by! ๐Ÿคฉ


โ€œBest Fan Artโ€ Nominee Gallery

Feast your eyes on this year’s glorious gallery, chosen by the people:


From nominating to voting to tuning in live, thanks for joining us at the Poppies blue carpet, bearing with technical difficulties, and celebrating the Poptropica universe, fandom, and PHB’s 14th blog birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’™

Keep on poppinโ€™ on,

โ€” ๐ŸŒŸ the Poptropica Help Blog ๐ŸŒŸ โ€”

Contests, Poppies

๐Ÿ† Poppies 2022: Let the Nominations Begin

It’s that glamorous time of year… the Poppies are here! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜

The Poppies are our annual Poptropica fan awards, hosted here on the Poptropica Help Blog for all to enjoy. It’s our eighth year celebrating, and we’re once again welcoming you to tell us where to shine the spotlight.

The festivities will lead up to a community-wide vote, culminating into a grand party where the award winners will be announced and the PHB celebrates its 14th birthday later this month. ๐ŸŽ‰ More on that soon!

To kick things off, the nomination round is open for one week from now until Wednesday, July 13. In the comments of this post, name up to three choices per category listed below! โœ…


Poptropica Awards

๐Ÿ”๏ธ Best Side Quest: Side quests are becoming a prominent new method of storytelling in Poptropica. While some serve to continue preexisting islands (Rumpel’s Challenge, Blitz on the Fritz), others (the Baron’s Crusade, Hoptropica, etc) stand on their own. Which ones do it best?

๐Ÿ๏ธ Best Dream Island Winner: Last Poppies, we nominated our favorites from the countless fan island submissions; this year, we’ll review those lucky three that were brought to life in-game! Dream Island contest winners include: Fairytale, Goofball, and Jade Scarab. (Due to the limited options, all three are automatically nominated.)

๐Ÿ˜€ Best Returning AS3 Island: While many beloved classic islands are still missing from the map, plenty of AS3 islands that originally went down with Flash have been ported over to Haxe and/or Steam. Which AS3 island’s reappearance delighted you the most?

๐Ÿ˜ข Most Missed AS2 Island: While it’s great to see good old AS3 islands brought back to lifeโ€”alongside entirely new islandsโ€”we still mourn the loss of the ancient AS2 Flash islands, who unfortunately haven’t yet been resurrected. Which lost island do you grieve for the most?

๐Ÿง Most Captivating Current Character: From Cinder and Rumpel to Scheherazade and the Baron, Poptropica’s packed with cool, classy, captivating characters. Out of those currently existing in-game, which characters strike your fancy?

๐Ÿคด Most Legendary Lost Character: On the flip side, many iconic Poptropican characters are now lost to the sands of time, including classics like Mordred, the Elf Queen, and El Mustachio Grande. Which ones are gone from the game, but not forgotten?

๐Ÿ™„ Most Ironic Name: When it comes to generating a Poptropican name, some are beautiful, some not so much… and some are so well-matched, it’s hilarious. Can you find a combo so strangely perfect it makes you snort at your screen? See our name guide for inspiration!

๐Ÿช„ Most Magical Name: On the other hand, some Poptropican names are simply breathtaking. Can you come up with a gorgeous pairing fit for a king? Again, check out our name guide for some ideas.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Coolest Wallpaper: Poptropica’s given us many lovely wallpapers with which to adorn our phones, tablets, and computers. Which splendid art pieces would you love to see on your screen? See them here and in the extras sections of our various Island Guides!

โ˜น๏ธ Most Pointless Update: This past year saw plenty of changes to Pop, some welcome and some, well, not. Out of all the twists and turns our beloved game has taken lately, which updates were most disappointing?

๐Ÿ’ฌ Best Comic: Over the years, Poptropica’s penned a wide variety of awesome comics, from the graphic novel series starting with Mystery of the Map to island prequels like Pandemic Panic or Zomberry: Day Zero. Which strip entertained you the most? Browse the comics here ยป

๐Ÿ‘— Best Costume Contest Winner: You might be familiar with Poptropica’s monthly costume contests, and the fabulous fan-made ‘fits they’ve brought to the game. From “Spa Day” to “Love Potion Demon,” which ones caught your eye at the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities?

๐Ÿ’ƒ POPPIES PARADE! ๐Ÿ•บ

Can you recognize the PHB team’s blue carpet glamour in MaryannTheConqueror’s illustration above? More in our Look Book!

Community Awards

๐Ÿคณ Funniest TikTok: Fans post Poptropica content on various social media platforms, but TikTok is especially known for its short and sweet video clips. Whether it’s cosplay, a skit, or a wacky new dance, which Pop-related shorts got your attention? Browse Pop TikTok here ยป

๐Ÿ˜‚ Funniest Tweet: Ah, Twitter. While it may not be everyone’s favorite platform, it’s given us a great deal of funny Poptropica quotes, comments, and memes. Which Pop-related tweets did you enjoy?

๐ŸŽจ Best Community Creations Theme: Community Creations is a monthly series here at the PHB showcasing the Poptropica fandom’s artistic talent. In your opinion, which theme this past year was the coolest? Any theme after July 2021 is eligible.

๐Ÿคฉ Most Fun Contest: Both the PHB and the official Pop Creators’ Blog host a variety of interactive contests and challenges, involving players both on and off the game. Which did you enjoy? Check some of them out here and here. Any challenge starting after July 22, 2021 qualifies.

โœจ Most Aesthetic Pinterest Board: Pinterest is an excellent place to create mood boards, and Poptropica’s not been left out of the fun. Fans have created some aesthetic image galleries that perfectly capture the essence of Poptropica’s islands. Here are a few โ€” which do you like?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Best Pop-over Special: When fans mix Poptropica with other pieces of media, we call that crossover a Pop-over! Whether inspired by books, TV shows, or movies, we’ve featured many. Which do you wish were real?

โœ๏ธ Best Official Guest Blog Post: Early last year, Poptropica started inviting players to post on their official blog โ€” and those guest writers delivered! We’ve since been welcomed with a diversity of fan-written posts on the Creators’ Blog. Which guest post was the best read? Anything posted after July 22, 2021 is eligible.

๐Ÿ“น Best Fan Video: Whether it’s a walkthrough, tag, quiz, or even a Pop-themed baking tutorial, Pop content creators have given us a lot to enjoy. Tell us which amazing Pop vid deserves the top prize! Remember to include a link. Anything posted after July 22, 2021 is eligible.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Best Fan Art: The Pop fandom is an incredibly creative place when it comes to art. Which beautiful masterpiece deserves the top prize? Check our Community Creations, DeviantArt group, and Pop’s Fan Art Features to select your faves! Anything posted after July 22, 2021 is eligible.


Remember, the nomination round begins NOW in the comments! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Please limit your picks to a max of three per category. You don’t have to nominate for every category, although it is encouraged.

The voting round will begin Thursday, July 14, and the poll options will be made up of the most popular nominations. Check back then to cast your votes, but in the meantime…

โœ๏ธ Nominate in the comments below! โœ๏ธ

p.s. Keep popping in to participate in Poppies events throughout this month of July! We’re just getting started. ๐ŸŽ‰

PHB Parties, Poppies

Recap: Poppies 2021 Awards ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’™

Hey Poppie-tropicans! We’ve just wrapped up another dazzling Poppies, our annual fan-directed Poptropica awards event. ๐Ÿ†โœจ

Thank you all for joining in on the festivities throughout the month! We received over 260 votes in the polls to help determine this year’s winners and announced the awards this weekend in a livestream hosted by Sporty Boa, MaryannTheConqueror, and Slanted Fish. Catch the vid below, or scroll down to directly see the winners of the 2021 Poppies!

And the Poppies go to…

Poptropica Awards

  • ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽคย Hottest Male Poptropican:ย Director D (runner-up: Octavian)
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽคย Hottest Female Poptropican:ย Red Riding Hood (runner-up: Black Widow)
  • ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธย Most Overrated Character:ย Dr. Hare (runner-up: Balloon Boy)
  • ๐Ÿžย Mostย Picturesque Scene: Binary Bard’s Dream, Super Villain (runner-up: Heart of the Forest, Twisted Thicket)
  • ๐Ÿฅบ Cutest Creature:ย Merlin (runner-up: Dryad)
  • ๐Ÿฅดย Okay-est Ad Island:ย SpongeBob Island (runner-up: SpongeBob Island 2: Kamp Koral)
  • ๐ŸŽย Coolest Member Gift:ย Bunny Car (runner-up: Boba Tea)
  • ๐Ÿ˜ตย Ickiest Poptropica Name:ย Hamburger Hamburger (runner-up: Beefy Brain)
  • ๐Ÿ˜Žย Bougiest Poptropica Name:ย Golden Moon (runner-up: Invisible Ring)
  • ๐Ÿ˜ญย Most Missed Feature:ย Old islands (runner-up: Costumizer)
  • ๐Ÿ˜ย Finest Piece of Merch: Time Tangled wall clock (runner-up: Shark Boy plush)

Community Awards


Congratulations to all the winners!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’™ To see the percentages in votes for the top 3 of each category, check out the beautiful slideshow created by Fierce Flyer in the archived livestream above.

We also had fun hanging out with everyone in Poptropica’s Arcade and on our PHC Discord server! Shout-out to the Dimension Bros, who were nominated for two fan videos (and one clubhouse), for tuning into the Poppies live on their TV and giving us this intense reaction video:


“Best Fan Art” Nominee Gallery

This year we had so many contenders for the “Best Fan Art” award that we went with a whopping ten nominees to choose from! Feast your eyes:


From nominating to voting to partying, thanks for joining us another awesome awards act! By the way, this Monday, July 26 marks our 13th anniversary โ€” the PHB’s a teen now. Happy blog birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ

Keep on poppin’ on,

โ€”๐ŸŒŸ the Poppies Help Blog ๐ŸŒŸ โ€”

Poppies

Poppies 2021: Vote now! โ˜‘๏ธ Party how? ๐ŸŽ‰

Hey Poppie-tropicans! The noms are in and now it’s time for the voting round of the 2021 Poppies. Catch up with our Poppies explainer here, and read on to find out how you can join us at the Poptropica fandom event of the year! ๐Ÿ†โœจ

Every vote counts towards popping the big questions of who and what will win the 2021 Poppies, so go cast your votes while you can! ๐Ÿ—ณ Voting ends Thursday, July 22, and weโ€™ll be announcing the winners at our awards (and blog birthday) party that weekend. Check the deets:

๐Ÿคฉ WHO: You and everyone! PHB staff will be there too!

๐Ÿ† WHAT: Dress to impress for the blue carpet of Poptropicaโ€™s Arcade. Join us on the PHC and/or our YouTube livestream, where we’ll be revealing the Poppies winners LIVE!

๐Ÿ•— WHEN: July 24, 2021 (Saturday) @ 8 p.m. Eastern 7 p.m. Central 6 p.m. Mountain 5 p.m. Pacific. If you live in a different timezone, you can use a time zone converter to see what time it’ll be for you.

๐Ÿ–ฅ WHERE: Join our livestream on YouTube and find the buzz on the Poptropica Help Chat (PHC), our Discord server (for ages 13+). We’ll also be hanging in Poptropica’s Arcade (accessed through the menu in the corner of the game).

๐ŸŽ‰ WHY: To have a poppin’ grand time as we announce the winners of the 2021 Poppies and celebrate 13 years of the PHB with the Poptropica community!

Get your snap-worthy suits on and we’ll see you on the blue carpet of our YouTube livestream, PHC Discord, and Pop Arcade! But for now…

๐Ÿ—ณ Cast your Poppies votes! ๐Ÿ—ณ