Summer on Haxe and Avatar Studio hijacks

Hey, Poptropicans! Today, we’re going to talk about a store rearrangement, a Home Island makeover, and the Avatar Studio. Why am I getting a strange case of déjà vu? Anyway, let’s get started with this week’s store lineup!

This week, players can purchase trendy summer fashion and classic costumes. Although the Orange Julius is members-only, the other outfits are available to all players. These items are: Rainbow Storm, Rebel Beach, Spiff Boy, Soccer Player (boys and girls), Mythology Surfer (boys and girls), Pop Star, and Rock Star.

Over the past few weeks, the four items in the Powers section took turns being on sale one week at a time. First was the Bobblehead Power, then the Atom Power, and now players save big with the Binary Rain Power. Maybe the Flower Planting Power will be on sale next week? We’ll see.

Also, some of the sections rearranged the order of their cards, and the Ice Blaster Pistol disappearing from the Pranks section.


Remember Home Island getting a summer makeover on Flash? The Haxe version of Home Island followed suit and welcomed summer in its own unique way. Bushels of apples can be found in the trees and on the ground. If you need a cool refreshing treat, head over to the ice cream stand next to the Blast-Off Arcade to get a free soft serve cone. Sweet! 😋


Need a place to get away from the heat? Players can now access their clubhouses in the Haxe Javascript build of Poptropica! However, there isn’t (yet?) a physical building for it on Home Island like there is in Flash.

Instead, you’ll need to click the clubhouse icon in the menu to be transported to your virtual home away from home.

haxe clubhouse iconYou’re going to need some furniture to decorate your humble abode. Click the store button on the bottom left of the screen, and you’ll be transported to the clubhouse store. So far, 23 furniture items are available in the Haxe clubhouse store, with five being members-only.

Check out the decorator in action. Yup, just like in Flash!

Also like the Flash version, there’s a “switch room” lever you can pull to change the interiors. And in Haxe, in addition to the three interiors we know from the Flash version, there’s a fourth whimsical world: a mushroom forest!

Pretty magical, huh? It’s too bad it’s members only… just like in Flash, non-members only get the first clubhouse interior, which is the treehouse.


Another little cosmetic change in Haxe: the save screen where you create a Poptropica account has gotten a makeover! Now it features some kind of futuristic warrior in a robot suit and a girl waving from the sides.


Ah, the Avatar Studio. A simple application in which players can look up and share their avatars with others online. Former PHB author Purple Claw gave us a tip that something was amiss with the system. Players can still search for their avatars as normal. However, when you view the link to your avatar, you are suddenly greeted by this handsome fellow:

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Every Avatar Studio link now directs you to former Pop Creator Vlad the Viking’s avatar, regardless of the username you typed in. It’s a strange glitch, to be sure. Let’s hope this gets fixed soon.

That’s all for now. What do you think of this week’s store lineup? What items do you want to see return in the future? Thoughts on the other updates?

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Fun and games for pets at the clubhouse

Hey, Poptropicans! This is Gentle Dolphin bringing you the latest Poptropica news, so let’s kick things off with a fetching clubhouse shop update

The furniture store over at Poptropica Original has recently been updated with some new items that should please the sports stars and pet lovers of Poptropica.

In this update, you will find sports equipment for games like ping pong, baseball, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and soccer (or football if you prefer to call it that). You’ll also find a few goodies for pets, as well as a new wallpaper just in time for spring.

The new sports and pets items each cost 75 credits, and the wallpaper costs 150 credits. Plus, they’re available to all players so that’s awesome!

Here’s a picture I took of my clubhouse after buying some of the new items (I apologize for the low resolution):

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Also, there’s been an update to the Poptropica Stickers app on iOS! You can find some cute critters among the “Pets! Pets! Pets!” and “Spring Favorites” sections, including pet toys, elephants (Dumbo?), and flowers.


In other news, there’s a new ad for Disney’s upcoming reboot of “Dumbo” (yup… knew those elephants came from somewhere). All you need to do is to watch the video in order to get the adorable Dumbo Follower. You can even click on Dumbo to hear him trumpet.

That’s about it for now. What do you think of the new clubhouse items? Will you be seeing the live-action “Dumbo” in theaters next week? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day! 

-Gentle Dolphin

*sparkle sparkle* clubhouse decor *uwu*

Hey Poptropicans, Slanted Fish here with a sparkly clubhouse shop update. Of course, some (half!) of what glitters is members’ only gold.

Head on over to the furniture store at your Poptropica Original clubhouse and you’ll find some new, cutesy items to decorate with:

Specifically, you’ll find a moon-and-stars hanging mobile, pink unicorn head beanbag chair* and throne seat*, crystal ball, pony head on a stick, plushie unicorn toy*, “Pop’s” pink wallpaper*, and unicorn wallpaper. It’s quite the kawaii aesthetic!

*indicates for members only (4 out of 8 new items)

Here’s a snapshot of some of that stuff in action. (Side note: I still don’t know why my non-member account gives me the members’ diner clubhouse layout and then refuses to save anything, but until that’s fixed, here’s what I’ve got.)

That’s all for now! Still waiting on a new island, Pop Creators. It’s literally been a year since the last one…

~🐠

Poptropica House Tour: Spotted Thunder

This is a guest post written by Spotted Thunder (Percia Jackson), a Poptropica player in the community. In this post, she’ll be giving a tour of her player home on Poptropica Worlds. Enjoy! 

Is the camera working? Yes? Okay!

Hey guys, it’s Spotted Thunder, AKA Percia Jackson here, and welcome to my house! It may look tiny from the outside, but the truth is, inside it’s HUGE.

Anyway, once you enter from the front door, you will be welcomed by the elk antlers my friend sent me. That’s my closet over there, and above that is this awesome Viking shield, just in case there is an attack.

(Man, I think I should have got a Greek shield, because my Poptropican was born on Greek Sea Odyssey Island.)

Okay, enough about the shield! To your right is an art corner, if you’re feeling crafty, like me. I know there isn’t much, but well—it’s what it is.

On the other side is my computer, which I use for coding on Scratch (my username there is Howlarmoon), playing games, or texting friends. There’s also my huge TV and my Nintendo Switch, where I can play “Let’s Go Eevee” or any other one of my games, while sitting on the couch trying to catch a Pokemon.

This is my kitchen. There’s plenty of food in the fridge—*snowy owls fly through the open window and hoot*—don’t mind the owls, they’re just guests, and I’m not getting attacked! Anyway, I’ve got a good table here, and chairs. Also, see that door? It’s all storage.

To the left of the kitchen is my band stuff, AKA the stuff that didn’t fit in the storage. What’s funny is I don’t use most of it, but my brother does—speaking of him, where is he right now? Anyway, my band—The Elemental Guardians—only use the guitar, drum, keyboard, and microphone. The band has four members, including me!

Upstairs, you’ll find the bathroom. The floor is very slippery—it’s not my fault! How did this happen? Let me show you. *turns tap on* So let’s say I want a dragon made out of water! *turns water into the form of a dragon* TA-DA! Yeah, that’ my power—controlling water. *turns tap off*

And finally…. my bedroom! As you can see, I have all four trophies, windows to keep the light in, this awesome poster of a rock star I like to listen to, a nice lamp for before-sleep reading, and a fan to keep myself cool—it’s been like 36 degrees Celsius here lately.

*scratches head* Okay, I think I’ve done all of the rooms. Thanks for listening, guys!

–Spotted Thunder/Percia


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Welcome to your clubhouse!

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here with big newsclubhouses are here!

Once you log in to Poptropica and land on Home Island, you’ll notice the “coming soon” sign has been removed off of the front door of the clubhouse and you can now enter. Welcome to your clubhouse!

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picture credit: Poptropica Girl

If you pull the “switch room” lever next to the door, you’ll find that there are three different interior models: a treehouse, castle, and diner. However, only the treehouse style is available to non-members.

You’re started off with a handful of furnishing which includes your very own mini Poptropica blimp, as well as a rope, vanity dressing table, couple of plants, mole (how interesting…), and wallpaper (the stone and brick wall ones are for members only). Start decorating by clicking the paintbrush icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Also, you can shop for more items if you click the credit (green coin) icon next to the paintbrush. Prices vary, and some items are for members only (marked by the yellow bar and icon). Here are the wall decor options:

Just like the housing store on Poptropica Worlds, you can click on the other tabs for other categories of decoration. Here are the items available for furniture:

And these are the offerings for lighting and smaller objects, which include a range of food items, sporting equipment, potted plants, wild animals, and more:

Finally, there’s a category for wallpaper:

In general, these items are pretty different from the ones on Pop Worlds, so the Creators must have spent a fair amount of time designing these. It would be cool to have the Worlds decorations too, though Worlds itself hasn’t been updated for quite some time! It seems Pop Original might be replacing Worlds, its original replacement, after all…

One PHB reader, Poptropica Girl, even noticed another player avatar in her clubhouse. It’s not clear how they got there, since the upcoming friends profile redesign, which includes a link to one’s clubhouse according to the sneak peek, has yet to be released.

In any case, you’ll find that the chat and emoji options from the Blast-Off Arcade have also made it here, so you’ll get to interact with people once that feature does get released.

people in clubhouse

picture credit: Poptropica Girl

What are your thoughts on the new clubhouses? Discuss in the comments! And stay tuned to the PHB for a rewind look back on the past year, coming out New Year’s Eve…

– Lucky Joker 🍀

 

Keepeth out of my clubhouse!

Hello, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker here back with another sneak peek. Yup, another sneak peek within just a couple of days! (Thanks, Creators. 😉 )

This one is a video of the upcoming clubhouse feature! More specifically, it’s the castle clubhouse, which seems to mean there will be other kinds, too. Check it out:

There’s a lot to see here: the house itself is made up of various short and long ledges, offering several levels of space to incorporate furniture. You can shop for furniture from a store using your credits, with items like stained glass windows, “keepeth out” signs, banners, bookcases, and more, with prices generally around 75–250 credits for an item.

It’s basically a lot like the current player home feature that exists on Poptropica Worlds, but based on recent pics, we’re anticipating that you can interact with other players’ clubhouses and invite them to your own. The sneak peek for the upcoming friends profile update includes a “clubhouse link,” and the video above shows text and emoji chat in the corner, which are features of the multiplayer-interactive Blast-Off Arcade.

We’re not sure when the clubhouses will launch—it could be as early as before the new year—but in any case, we’re excited! Stay tuned to the PHB for the latest updates on all things Pop. Until next time… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Poptropica House Tour: Lucky Joker

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Hello, everyone! It’s Lucky Joker here continuing the lineup of the PHB’s Poptropica House Tours series! Fret not, because this series is not exclusive to only PHB authors—anyone is welcome to share their Poptropica house here on the PHB! Just send in a guest post and we’ll gladly feature yours on the blog.

Anyway, off with the tour! Sit, relax, grab a snack, and get comfortable because this might take a while as there’s lots to see! (You can click the images to enlarge them)

As you first enter my home, you’ll find yourself on the first floor (duh, right?). There’s not much to boast about here as it’s pretty subdued, but there are some plants and wall art…so that’s something. I should warn you now: there are tons of plants, photos, and pieces of art around my house. (I just think they add a lot to a room.) 🙂 Moving along!

For the second story, I aimed for a fancier look. Here, you can see my little aquarium, my piano, and of course, some paintings and photos on the wall. I’m no piano expert or anything, but I do dabble and I’d say I’m pretty good at teaching myself to play songs by ear. Also, there’s a very large window to illuminate the place. As for the doors—we’ll take a look on the other side of those later. Other than those, that’s about it here!

On the third and uppermost story of the house are the lounging areas. One is more of a cozy area while the other is a complete indoor paradise (my lazy corner) with a hammock and a couple of palm trees—totally inconspicuous in a house, right? 😛

Remember those doors from earlier? Let’s go on ahead and enter the kitchen-ey room (aka the Dr. Hare door). To the left is the coffee/tea space where you can sit and well…have a cup of coffee. To the right is the main dining area that is never utilized because I mainly eat in my room. At least it’s pretty!

If you go up, you’ll find where the food is kept and where the cooking magic happens. As you can see, to the left I have two ice cream vending machines for when people come over (yes—I charge, hehe). On the other side is your average kitchen: a refrigerator, a sink, a microwave, and an oven ( I have two because I love cooking and baking). Don’t you love the pineapple wallpaper? I mean, c’mon—it’s pretty legit.

Now it’s on to where I probably spend the majority of my time—my bedroom! On the bottom level is my computer desk where I mostly blog about a game called Poptropica. Heard of it? 😉 In the middle is my mini Vegas/gaming area. I have a pool table (mainly there for the aesthetic) and an arcade machine (which can get pretty addicting). On the far right is my creation station. I practice my painting every once in a while with a nice comfortable chair to sit in and with the natural light coming in through the window.

Going up, we arrive in my personal area. Time to share it with the world—screw privacy! Here I sleep, read, shower, feed my pet (Iguana Trump—not intended as an insult, by the way), poopoo, peepee, and all of that fun stuff. Okay, that was way too much information…

And that about covers everything… phew! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your stay! Don’t forget to check out Spotted Dragon’s and Slanted Fish’s houses too, and if you’re inspired, send in your own house tour for the PHB!

~See you next time on Poptropica House Tours!~

– Lucky Joker 🍀