Hey Poptropicans, pop in for the latest in Pop culture! We’ve got Pop stars, boredom busters, Mythology assumptions, and more.
The Pop-arazzi are back—kind of. Poptropica recently put out a tweet comparing two celebs with Pop characters: SNL comedian Pete Davidson as Hades from Mythology and actor Timothée Chalamet as Edgar the carnie from Monster Carnival. See any resemblance?
Beyond dressing up on Poptropica, you can also give your character some flair through drawings! Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories feature some expressive Popsona designs, as well as a call to join the monthly costume contest, which runs until this Friday, November 19.
On TikTok, Poptropica has started a new series called “What your fave Poptropica island tells me about you.” First up: Mythology. If you love this island, you might also love everything else about ancient Greece, the Percy Jackson series, use scifi and fantasy as a form of escapism, and are super into art or a band kid — “either way, you really relate to the burned-out gifted kid stereotype.” Rings true, or just a myth? 😜⚡️
The short clip wraps up by promising a part two, so stay tuned. Thanks for popping by, and see you in the next one!
That’s right, after her long stay all throughout Red October, she’s off to the skies again and, according to the Creators’ Blog, “taking some time away from Poptropica to spend some quality time with her friends and family.” Wait, she can leave Poptropica? And she and Ack aren’t lone wanderers? Wonder if we’ll get to meet the fam?
Next up, Poptropica’s been popping off with the TikToks! The release of Mission Atlantis on Haxe came with a soundbite from The Office, and more recently, here’s one with a noseless human face juxtaposed on a Poptropican zipping through 24 Carrot (a cheat of a speedrun, though):
Poptropica’s post of TikTok features also included some news on upcoming releases.
While Mission Atlantis and a handful of other old islands are back on Haxe, only their first episodes are available at the moment. However, we now have assurance that several of them will be getting their next episodes! As for who, what, and when… that remains to be seen.
We also get a reminder that Goofball Island is currently in the works, though no new info is offered. But in case you missed it from last month, the PHB was able to get an inside scoop on this upcoming island from the fan designer himself, Thirsty Flame! Catch our Inside look at Dream Island winner: Goofball Island.
Also, here’s the latest batch of Poptropica’s Instagram stories. In addition to featuring their own TikTok, they also shared some fun fan art, including Smart Spinner’s “how not to wear a mask” (with nose!).
Also earlier this week on the Pop Creators’ Blog, we have a new guest blogger who, despite his name and writing style, refers to himself as “your old man.” Young Rider shares tons of pics from his “penthouse clubhouse,” as well as erratic doodles and even a Bitmoji.
After introducing us to his many pet followers, Rider gets to theorizing what might’ve happened to El Mustachio Grande since his arrest on Wild West Island way back in 2011. Ten years later, Rider suspects the hairy bandit might be vowing for revenge, eating a sad turducken, hijacking a flight to Home Island, or even, maybe, living as a kind scientist on Super Villain Island. What do you think?
Ahoy, Poptropicans! It’s time to embark on another journey and uncover some Poptropica news. We’ll admire some amazing artwork, say “Bonjour!” to the Baron, and chronicle some creative costumes. Let’s go!
Here are some fan art features from Pop’s recent Instagram stories. Plenty of fan art per usual, but also some promo for the Baron’s Crusade!
The Creators’ Blog also published a walkthrough for the Baron’s Crusade side quest. The written walkthrough and accompanying video show players how to complete the quest and uncover the hidden Easter eggs. You have one week left to set off on this once in a lifetime adventure and to snatch some Halloween goodies, including the six winning designs from September’s costume contest. Good luck, adventurers!
Speaking of costumes, I’m excited to share that I wrotea guest post for the Creators’ Blog! Since the PHB Halloween costume contest is still open, I wrote Gentle Dolphin’s Declassified Costume Creation Guide(Points if you get the reference😉)! This guide gives tips for making custom in-game looks and showcases some examples as seen below. I hope these tips help you create your ideal costume whether it be for trick-or-treating, island perusing, or contest submitting.
You may also notice a new Contests page on the Poptropica website menu. So far, this page only features the original announcement of monthly costume contests from June 2021. Maybe this is where the Creators will post updates about upcoming contests? There hasn’t been any word regarding a new costume contest in October, so I think we might get an announcement in early November. We’ll wait and see!
What’s popping, Poptropicans? Pop a little closer for a little dive into spooky TikToks, Popsona stories, and character personalities!
First up, we’ve got TikToks for the spooky season. Last week, Poptropica threw it back with a clip from an old classic: Virus Hunter Island, released in 2013. The warning of how disease spreads really hits different in our pandemic age! The clip was also released as a YouTube short.
This was followed up a few days ago with a part two in “Spookiest Moments in Poptropica”: that moment when all the carnies turned into monsters on Monster Carnival Island. It’s also a YouTube short.
Adding to the Halloween feels, they also dropped a vid exploring the current blood red Home Island, colored by the Baron’s month-long visit.
(Speaking of Halloween, our costume contest here on the PHB runs all throughout this month of “Red October.” Enter if you dare, and you might even win a membership!)
Over on Instagram, the Pop Creators highlighted tons of spooky fan art on their stories, including several Popsona personalities. Enjoy!
The buzz about Poptropican psyche continues in a new post on the Pop Creators’ Blog from guest writer Golden Wolf, who takes a crack at explaining and predicting the MBTI personalities of various Fairytale Island characters — specifically Rumpelstiltskin as ENFP, Cinder as ENTP, Red as ISTP, and the prince as INFP. (Learn more about MBTI personalities and take the quiz to find out yours here!)
In addition to the headcanons, Wolf also shared a couple of “creepy” anime-inspired Poptropica looks, with a Pop-style drawing of one character and a Pop costume of another. We’re feeling the spooky vibes!
That wraps up this poppin’ post of personalities. How did you enjoy all the TikToks and IG stories? Have you partaken in our Halloween contest yet?
What MBTI or other personality labels would you use to describe Poptropica’s characters, or your own Popsona and self? Tell us what’s popping with you, and don’t forget to be awesome!