Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features

Episode’s Return Trip by Limp Blimp πŸ΅

In this episode of Poptropica updates: a partial island, blimp shenanigans, and fan art features. Tune in for a ride!

Wondering what’s next after Jade Scarab Island? 🐱 Poptropica just announced that another installment of an episodic island is being converted for re-release β€” but as for which, that’s left for us to guess.

Bloon: We feel lighter than air.

Based on what’s still awaiting return, the next episode could be the third and final part of Arabian Nights or PoptropiCon, or the second episode of Survival or Mission Atlantis, which currently only have their first episodes up. πŸ€” Since some of the episodes are members-only right now, the possibility remains that the next one could be, too. We’ll see…


Also on the Creators’ Blog, guest writer Invisible Ring has returned from her hiatus to deliver commentary about the evolution of Poptropicans’ iconic yellow blimp. She traces how the blimp has gotten smaller on newer islands like Fairytale, while remaining their original bigger size with the Pop logo on older islands like Mythology β€” and are completely missing from episodic islands, beyond the crash landing in Survival. ⚑️


Poptropica’s also been spotlighting fan art on social media, including Zomberry rocks from the PHB’s LJ, which we also featured in our Community Creations this month! Enjoy their Instagram stories below and more in this Creators’ Blog art appreciation post. 🀩

Plus, check out these island-inspired IRL fits from @sockf00ted.books on IG (@poptroppy on TikTok)! Swipe for video, and if you like what you see, there’s more on their profile. So much talent! ✨

Pop on, Poptropicans!

~🐠

Cryptids Island, Fan Art Features, Social Media

Basking with Bastet 🐱 and Islands in Caskets

Heyo Poptropicans, dig in for member gifts, a reaction to Jade Scarab from its designer, and more!

Knightly gear is in this season at Adventure Outfitters! Fill up on medieval fantasies with classic costumes like the Heart Astro Knight as well as more recent returns like the Baby Dragon Plushie for your clubhouse. (If only Amelia sold tickets to lost islands, though…)

The trend goes up a notch with May’s member gifts! Members this month will find in their inventories a Cute Baby Dragon Follower, Dragon Sword,Β andΒ Master of All Dragons costume. πŸ‰


Soon after Jade Scarab Island came out last week, Girl Power (Pop username: GwenBrightly), the island’s designer who won the Dream Island contest to have her idea made, shared an appreciation post on her Tumblr blog composed of pictures of the legendary cat/goddess, Bastet.

She also included the hashtags #My baby and #they did her so well, so it’s safe to say she quite enjoyed playing with this Poptropicat! 🐱

Interested in more opinions about the latest island? Check out the PHB’s Review for Jade Scarab Island in the post below! πŸͺ²


Meanwhile on Twitter, Poptropica continues the odd memes with a clip of a flailing mannequin. (Spoiler alert: It’s not actually Cryptids Island.)

Still, could the mention of this old island be a hint for its return, or are the Creators just nostalgia-baiting once again?


Rounding off, here are the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories, sparked by imaginations of older islands…

Keep on poppin’ on!

~🐠

Fan Art Features, Steam Bundle, Store

Linking Adventurers & Outfitters πŸ’₯πŸ”—

Hey Poptropicans! After a brief hiatus for the holiday weekend (a belated blessed Easter if you celebrate! πŸ‡πŸ₯š), the Pop Creators are back with the next Steam island clue, store updates, and fan art features.

The tenth hint is an ad with some interesting criteria: “Adventurers Wanted! Must be familiar with: Search & Rescue, Fishing, Explosives, Heavy Lifting, Food service experience a plus.” 🧐

Can you think of an island that ticks off this whole list? Following the AS3 islands theory, Tough Spinner put forth a good case for Mystery of the Map: We “search & rescue” Octavian (or the kids), go “fishing” with a goblet, cause a rockslide with “explosives,” do “heavy lifting” with a big fur coat, and even serve food to hungry Vikings.

Whether or not this guess is right, we’ll soon find out. (Btw, keep up with past Steam hints here:Β 1,Β 2,Β 3,Β 4,Β 5,Β 6,Β 7,Β 8, 9.)Β 

In the meantime, we’ve uncovered another interesting detail about the upcoming Steam bundle. According to a Pop Creator’s reply to a comment on the official blog, players will be able to link active Poptropica accounts (as in desktop and mobile) on Steam! This could mean connecting credits, costumes, medallions, and so on. Cool!


Speaking of connecting adventurers with their outfits, the latest rotation at Adventure Outfitters on Home Island has sprung some fresh spring looks. Highlights include the Floral Spring Dress (350 credits), Jetpack (300), Fedora for pets (75), and more


Rounding off this update, enjoy the latest displays of fan art from Poptropica’s Instagram stories! (Protip: Click the artists’ names to view originals, including animations for the Friday Night Funkin’ post.)

Come back soon for the final few Steam clues, and pop on!

~🐠

Baron's Airship, Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Social Media, Steam Bundle

Kick Back at the Cabin of Curiosities β˜ΊοΈπŸΉπŸ‘Ÿ

Hey, Poptropicans! Yesterday’s big announcement certainly grabbed our attention, but let’s not forget the other stories lost in the shuffle.

The Red Baron is back with new treasures for all, so let’s climb aboard and check them out. Head into the Cabin of Curiosities and check out the winner of March’s costume contest: Spa Day by Chilly Feather!

The soft robe, cucumber face mask, and drink make this the perfect thing to wear after a long day of exploring Poptropica. This free ‘fit also comes with an equally free pair of pink bunny slippers, which the Creators clarify are not made from Dr. Hare. Sure, Creators, we’ll take your word for it… for now.

The Baron seems to have taken a liking to this particular costume, as she can be seen wearing the same cucumber face mask. She’s chillaxing after finding some fancy footwear. Players can purchase Grey LoafersRed Shoes, and Yellow Flipflops for their feet as well as a Shoe Rack for their clubhouses, all of which cost 100 credits each. πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ


But wait, there’s more! Members can check out April’s member gifts: a pair of Butterfly Wings, a Butterfly Follower, and a Baby Fox Follower. This gift pack definitely fits the ongoing spring season, but I can’t get over how everything is so… orange. Not sure what you guys think about color choice, but five year old me would have loved these. πŸ˜‚πŸ§‘


The hype for Poptropica’s Steam release has officially begun! On social media, the Creators released their first hint at one of the returning islands: “Don’t be shocked when life gives you lemons.”

The two most popular guesses so far are Survival Island and Shrink Ray Island, which use lemons in certain puzzles. The player powers a radio with a lemon battery in Survival Island: Episode 3, and CJ writes a secret message with lemon juice in Shrink Ray Island. Which classic island could this be referring to? πŸ€”πŸ‹


Finally, the Creators featured a meme redraw by Instagram user happyclonetrooper aka Maroon Ring. Don’t worry, Maroon, we’re sure that Pop’s Steam game will have plenty of medallions for you to collect.

That’s all for now. What do you think of these new items? Which islands do you hope will appear in Pop’s Steam port? What do you think of the color orange? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Fan Art Features, Social Media

Future Fanfare for Present Poptropicans πŸ€ž

Poptropicans, big news ahead! πŸ‘€

But we’re going to have to wait just a bit longer for it, since whatever it is will be revealed at 12 p.m. PST (3 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, April 6, according to Poptropica’s socials. What could it be? πŸ€”

Pop’s tweet tells us our “voices have been heard” and includes “past Poptropicans,” so the hype is set for something that may address veteran (and even newer) players’ increasing concerns about the stalling of old islands returning. Maybe a response to our open letter?

Play on Loop: Let’s try to keep things on track.

Plus, we know they saw the PHB’s recent “Poptropica Hate BlogApril Fools’ prank, since they liked our tweets about them, so maybe they’re finally going to comment less vaguely on fandom frustrations? 🀞

Or might it just be news we’re expecting about the upcoming new Secret of the Jade Scarab Island, or another older episodic island on its way? Either way, pop in tomorrow to find out!


In other news, check out Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories! In addition to the news hype, there’s fun fan art of fave villains, as well as the return of the Poptropica Enneagram we saw last year. (Protip: Click on the artists’ hyperlinked names to view posts in detail.) Enjoy!

Keep on poppin’ on!

~🐠