24 Carrot Island, Fan Art Features, Pop-arazzi Fashion, Social Media

Coolmath fame and classic games 📸🥕

Hey Poptropicans! In this update, we’ve got Pop-arazzi snapshots, tweets, fan art features, an official vid, and more. Let’s pop right in!

First up, the Pop-arazzi are back with more Pop fashions inspired by real-life pop stars. This time we’ve got American alt-rock musical duo Twenty One Pilots and actress Zendaya featured on the Creators’ Blog!

These stylish icons aren’t the only celebs floating in the fandom this week. Over on Twitter, a fan asked Jeff Kinney, Poptropica’s founder, if there were plans to restore the Wimpy Kid islands to the mobile app. Jeff responded, “I don’t know! I miss all the islands!

This marks the third time this year Jeff-senpai has publicly acknowledged the game he helped create. Although he’s not currently involved with Pop and doesn’t seem to have any say in its development these days, it’s great to see he still cares. And hopefully it’s one more mighty nudge for the current Creators (who retweeted Jeff’s tweet) to maybe, just maybe, bring the old islands back?

Poptropica’s been active on Twitter too this week. In response to sister site Coolmath Games (who hosts Pop among the games on their website) sharing that they’d added the updated maps, Poptropica thanked them for the “Coolmath Fame.”

On another note, here’s the latest batch of fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories. Check out the villain vibes and costume creations!

While most of Poptropica’s classic islands seem untouched after Flash zapped them away, at least a few of them have survived into Haxe. One of them is 24 Carrot Island, which just recently got an official walkthrough video made and its tour page updated with a full written walkthrough.

As the Creators’ Blog explained, “24 Carrot was one of the few islands we didn’t have a complete walkthrough for, but now we’re one step closer to a complete Island walkthrough playlist.” But hey, you know where you can find a complete collection of Poptropica island walkthroughs in both video and written form, plus more extras like trivia and long-gone album photos? The PHB’s Island Guides!

Finally, the Baron’s Airship has set sail, but she’ll be back! Next time the Baron returns, we’ll get to pick up the winning designs from July’s costume contest (which ended this week) for free in her Cabin of Curiosities.

That wraps up this post! Plus, stay tuned for the Poppies voting round dropping later today. Thanks for popping by, and stay awesome, Poptropicans!


Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, S.O.S. Island

Call me Instagram—I mean, Ishmael 🐳

Hey Poptropicans! In this post, we’ve got Instagram highlights of fan art and more, plus a guest writer looking into a Poptropica character with history. Let’s pop in!

First up, on Instagram this week, the Pop Creators shared an IGTV video showing off the brand new Baron’s airship. And as usual, it’s followed by lots of fantastic fan art, including costume contest entries, OCs, and even the PHB’s 2021 Poppies, where nominations are currently open! 🏆

Also on Instagram, the Creators shared a new graphic to celebrate the 4th of July, aka US Independence Day last weekend. It’s a little ironic that Dr. Hare, Poptropica’s resident carrot slave owner, is out here proclaiming freedom. But hey, villains do love a good fireworks show! 🎆

In other news, the Creators’ Blog recently shared a guest post from a new guest writer, Happy Starfish, who gave a deep dive into an old Poptropica character that’s been making a few comebacks: Ishmael, the boy in blue winter clothes.

You may remember the guy from Fairytale Island when you were carrying Cinderella to the ball, or sometimes spot him in ad spaces promoting the Arcade. But if you’re a real Pop veteran, you may recognize him as the whale lover you saved on the now-gone SOS Island.

Although the post doesn’t mention the kid’s name, it does have significance: Ishmael is a nod to the first-person narrator in the classic 1851 novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, on which the story of SOS Island draws inspiration. Anyway, you can read more about this beloved blue character on the Creators’ Blog!

Call me, Ishmael.

That wraps up this post! Hope you enjoyed the fan art and archival look into the iconic Ishmael, and be sure to catch up below on all things Red Baron. Stay cool, Poptropicans!


Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Monthly Costume Contests

Flying high with costumes and creations 🚁

Hey Poptropicans, it’s July! 🌞 A new month brings new member gifts, another costume design contest, and ever more fan art. Let’s go!

Members can find their new goodies in the “Gifts” category of the new character customization screen. July brings a Cool Green Copter (with handheld remote), Blue Blaze Rider (why walk when you can slide?), and Red Beat Headphones (also comes with a matching red smartphone, plus press spacebar to jam to pink music notes!). 🎵🚁🛹

Not a member? Join the PHB’s monthly membership giveaway for your chance to win a free membership! All it takes is a few comments. Easy!

Speaking of swag, the winners of June’s costume contest are due any moment now. But before they get their chance on the Baron’s store shelves, it’s already time to announce July’s costume contest, which starts now and ends in two weeks on July 16 at 8 pm PST.

To enter, you can use Poptropica’s submissions portal or post on Instagram. All the details are on the Pop Creators’ Blog! ✏️

Finally, here’s the latest from Poptropica’s Instagram story! In addition to a promo for the aforementioned contest, we have some summertime sketches from talented fan artists. Enjoy! 🌞

That’s all for this post! Stay tuned for big, fancy, poppin’ things coming to the PHB this month… and stay awesome, Poptropicans! ✌️


Fan Art Features, Social Media

Pop-arazzi with Pop Stars and Styles 🤩📸

Hey Poptropicans, we’ve got some fun fashions in this post, with Pop-arazzi snapshots of celebs, and fan art features, including an epic comic full of villains. 😈 Take a peek! 👀

The Poptropica Creators’ Blog just put out a post serving up red carpet looks, apparently inspired by a recent sighting of an unnamed celebrity near Pop HQ. The Pop-arazzi have arrived to capture the looks of pop stars Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and Harry Styles, Poptropica style!

Are you batting your Eilishes at these Grande ol’ Styles? Fancy looks are definitely in season, because here on the PHB, we’re getting ready to host our annual Poptropica fan awards show, the Poppies! Stay tuned for the deets on our fashionably fun month-long event. 🔥🏆

Anyway, besides Ariana, this isn’t the first time these famous people have inspired Poptropican looks! You might recall that earlier this year, the Creators featured a fan drawing of Billie Eilish as a Poptropican. And if we go way back to One Direction’s peak in 2012, you can find an old PHB Pop-over of the British boy band, including Harry Styles in all his wild hairstyling. Still looking beautiful after all these years.

On Instagram, the Pop Creators have shared another batch of recent fan art, featuring high-energy villains and OCs! Enjoy the looks:

Be sure to catch the full “He is a villain” comic by adventurersnhunters on the original Instagram post, as it contains more fantastic panels of the Poptropica villain gang than the ones highlighted by the Pop Creators!

That wraps up this post! Hope you enjoyed the paparazzi shots and fan art. Keep on popping on, Poptropicans! ✌️