Fairy Tale Island, Fan Art Features, Monthly Costume Contests, Social Media

It’s a Fairytale Thanksgiving over Hare πŸ‘‘πŸ°

Happy Thanksgiving, Poptropicans! πŸ¦ƒπŸ’–πŸ₯˜

No matter if or how you celebrate the American holiday, it’s always a good time to give gratitude. Here at the PHB, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank you, our readers, for being with us in all of Poptropica’s ups and downs. Your passion keeps us going! πŸ’™

“Happy Thanksgiving from the Baron’s family to you! The Baron was away this November but returns next week with some Grapple-Pap goodies!”

We’re not entirely sure what the story is behind this Thanksgiving pic shared on Poptropica’s social media, but it sure gives us something to speculate about!

While an earlier Creators’ Blog post mentioned the Baron was off-Poptropica visiting friends and family, the new post mentions “the Baron’s family”… along with some familiar characters from Fairytale Island. Could the Baron be its true queen, whom the king and prince fear so much? We do see the statue of the queen from Rumpel’s Challenge with remarkable curls, and we’ve also never seen what’s under the Baron’s fluffy hat… then again, perhaps she’s just a distant relative of the royal family? What’s your theory?

Also, what are those Batman-shaped heads lurking ominously in the background? And just what is Rumpelstiltskin doing in the turkey??

Maybe time will tell. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend!

Another thing to celebrate: November’s costume contest winner has been announced, and the next fan-made design to be distributed at the Baron’s will be a Dr. Hare inspired costume by Maroon Moon!

Don’t forget we have a chance to vote for one of the previous winning designs to return next month! Head over to the Creators’ Blog to cast your vote before Sunday, November 29 at 8 pm PST.

Now mix all of the above themes and you’ve got Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories, with a Pop poll and doc doodle:

That wraps up this post! Happy feasting, Fairytale fantasizing, or just finding fun and felicity whatever your circumstances may be. Thanks for popping by, and see you in the next one!


Fan Art Features, Pets, Polls, Social Media, Store

Get Crazy Cozy and Vote for Vestments πŸ§£πŸ—³οΈ

Hey, Poptropicans! Let’s take a look at the latest in Pop fall fashion and revisit some contest-winning classics. After that, we’ll check out a special review of Goofball Island as well as some fun fan art features.

With temperatures dropping IRL, Adventure Outfitters is debuting some cozy fashion for both Poptropicans and pets. Players can buy themselves the oversized Cool Autumn outfit for one easy payment of 250 credits. It’s a simple look that goes well with many different accessories such as a pair of glasses. πŸ‘“

Pets get three new items to match their owners’ outifts. All players can keep their pets warm with the Sweater Buddy sweater and Snug Bean hat, which pair nicely with the Snug Vibes outfit. On the other paw, members and their pets can be extra sweet together with the Slice of Pie costume, which matches the Sweet as Pie costume. These cute and cozy critter costumes cost 75 credits each.

While the Creators are choosing the winner of November’s costume contest, players can vote for which of the previous winning designs should return during the Baron’s next visit! If you missed one of these costumes the first time around, here’s your chance to have it return next month. Head over to the Creators’ Blog and let your voice be heard!

Have you had a chance to play through the newly released Goofball Island? Because we’ve got a special review of the island from none other than Emperor Thirsty Flame himself!

In this Twitter thread, the designer of Goofball Island, who also goes by the name Blank Slayte, talks about being pleasantly surprised by the visuals, the gameplay, and his being immortalized as Goofball Island’s founder. It must be exciting and surreal to become a part of Poptropica history. You can also read about how Thirsty Flame designed Goofball Island in this exclusive PHB interview! πŸ€ͺ🏝️

By the way, we’re loving how much detail is in the new island. Check out our Goofball Island Guide to see if you caught them all!

Speaking of goofy, only a couple hours remain in the Goofy Clubhouse Challenge. You have until tonight at 8 p.m. PST to submit your hilarious homes to the Pop Creators. Good luck, peculiar Poptropicans!

Last but not least, we have five features from Pop’s latest Instagram stories. This particular batch not only has fan art for the new Goofball Island, but even an NFT meme from the official Coolmath Games account. Make of that what you will.

That’s all for now! What do you think of this week’s Adventure Outfitters update? Which of the 10 winning costumes do you want to see make a comeback? What are your thoughts on Goofball Island? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Clubhouse, Contests, Fan Art Features, Goofball Island, Social Media, Store

Catch some Crazy Costumes and Clubhouses πŸ€ͺ🎩🏠

Howdy, Poptropicans! It’s almost time to goof off because Goofball Island, the second 2020 Dream Island winner, will be released in a mere two days! Get silly and get ready to save this colorful island from a monochrome fate! πŸ€ͺπŸ”

To celebrate, Adventure Outfitters stocked up on some new items ranging from stylish to silly. The costume gallery features a new fashionable fall look: the Frosty Flannel. All players can purchase this grey get-up for 250 credits.

In stark contrast to this subdued look, the rest of the store boasts a wide array of wacky articles fitting for the upcoming release of Goofball Island. Our returning items are the various fast food costumes, the autumn clubhouse dΓ©cor, and the Pie Pal Follower. There are also three new items: the Rawr-in Hat (100 credits), the Eye See You googly eyes (100 credits), and the Hatters Gonna Hat cuckoo clock hat (250 credits).

Think some goofy gear is enough to build anticipation for Goofball island? Heh heh… WRONG!!! The Pop Creators also invited players to join the Goofy Clubhouse Challenge! Players are tasked with creating the wackiest clubhouse with the only limit being their imaginations and their in-game wallets. The homeowners of the three nuttiest abodes will win an unspecified amount of credits.

Once you’re done decorating, go to the submissions page and enter either a short video of your clubhouse or your account username so the Creators can take a gander themselves. Act fast because this challenge ends on Monday, November 22, at 8pm PST.

While you deck your dwellings with daffy decorations, don’t forget about November’s ongoing costume contest. You can enter your outfit designs until Friday, November 19th, at 8pm PST. Maybe you could design a bonkers costume based on Goofball Island? The possibilities are endless!

Now let’s check out some social media shenanigans! The Creators made a Youtube short all about dressing up our beloved pets, which is appropriately accompanied by “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men.

Over on Instagram, the Creators shared some more awesome fan content! There’s plenty of cool stuff from Poptropican doodles to Popsona drawings to poppin’ dank memes.

That’s all for now. Are you looking forward to Goofball Island’s release? Do you think it will be a laugh-out-loud joyride or a foolish folly? Will you get into the silly spirit and dress up yourself and your clubhouse? Let us know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Social Media

Crowning glories of characters in stories πŸ‘‘

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 backβ€”kind of. Poptropica recently put out a tweet comparing two celebs with Pop characters: SNL comedian Pete Davidson as Hades from Mythology and actor TimothΓ©e Chalamet as Edgar the carnie from Monster Carnival. See any resemblance?

Over on the Pop Creators’ Blog, new guest writer Golden Crown (who has appeared on the PHB) shares some Poptropica boredom busters! Crown’s tips include winning at all the games, buying everything you can, looking for details (btw, get some good ones in the PHB’s Island Guides trivia), throwing a party (even playing tag!), and taking pictures.

Here on the PHB, we’ve got a list of 101 Boredom Busters you might enjoy as well, though many of them will apply only to the old islands. For more modern ideas, check out Golden Crown’s post! πŸ‘‘

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 β€” “either way, you really relate to the burned-out gifted kid stereotype.” Rings true, or just a myth? 😜⚑️


#asktiktok Making assumptions based on your favorite Poptropica island β€” #Mythology edition! πŸ›βš‘οΈHow accurate do you think this is? #ForzaHorizon

♬ slipping through my fingers – favsoundds

The short clip wraps up by promising a part two, so stay tuned. Thanks for popping by, and see you in the next one!


Fan Art Features, Goofball Island, Sneak Peeks

Look out for Goofy Goobers πŸ€ͺπŸ”

Hey Poptropicans, get ready for gaggle of goofing off with a sneak peek for Goofball Island, Halloween cosplays, and more. Let’s pop right in!

The upcoming Goofball Island, the second of three winners in last year’s Dream Island Contest, is “coming to Poptropica very soon and will be available to all players,” according to a new Creators’ Blog post. For a teaser, they even dropped this sneak peek full of contrasts:

As we know from earlier, the island is all about how an evil scientist turns a town full of fun and laughter into one purged of its color and cheerful character. We definitely get a glimpse of that in this new pic showing both a black-and-white side with a detective trying to figure things out, while on the other end it’s all bright colors, with an eccentric mayor-like character who appears to be officiating a competition about “Cats” (or perhaps he has just won 5th place, as his ribbon shows). Neither of them appear to be the evil Dr. Blandston, but what are your impressions on who these people might be?

Curious for more Goofball Island greatness? Check out the PHB’s exclusive interview with its designer, Thirsty Flame, for an inside look at this whimsical world! Plus, check out previous sneak peeks of the island here.

Wacky wonders aren’t just on islands yet to be discovered, but happening all the time on social media! The Pop Creators recently featured a few on their Instagram story, including both doodles and Halloween cosplays of iconic villains Dr. Hare and Binary Bard from a duo of grown-up friends. Cute! πŸ°πŸƒ

While the recently released first episode of Mission Atlantis is currently only available to members, all are able to watch the Haxe adventure in this new playthrough video from Poptropica. Sea for yourself!

That wraps up this update. Stay tuned for more news on Goofball Island as they come, plot your entries for this month’s costume contest and Community Creations, and pop on, Poptropicans!