Fan Art Features, Monthly Costume Contests

Costume Call with Baron & Amelia’s Fallout

Hey Poptropicans, welcome to week two of 2023!

The monthly costume contest is back, open from now until Wednesday, January 18 at 8pm PST. As usual, send in your design(s) for a chance to have them made in-game! Plus, check out Poptropica’s playlist of past costume entries for a bit of creative inspo. โœจ

As shared in the last update, Adventure Outfitters has restocked its offerings with PoptropiCon goodies and more. ๐Ÿฅท According to the Creators’ Blog, in the coming week we can also look forward to updated clubhouse decorations at the store! ๐Ÿก

Enjoy the latest fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories, and click on the artists’ names to see more detail in the original posts, including a mini fanfic for how Amelia’s Grapple-Gift was received! ๐ŸŽ

Keep on poppin’ on!


Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Social Media, Store, YouTubers

Memories of Movies and Memes โ„๏ธ๐Ÿฟ

Happy new year, Poptropicans! ๐Ÿฅณ The start of 2023 brings goodies for members and non-members alike, as well as fandom highlights, including pops down memory lane. Let’s go!

January’s member gifts have arrived, bringing a Baby Snowflake follower, Blue PJs, and Blue Winter Boots to privileged players’ inventories! โ„๏ธ (If that’s not you, have you tried our PHB monthly membership giveaways?)

Regardless of membership status, though, you might find some things you like over at Adventure Outfitters, where the shop floor is once again stocking PoptropiCon Island bits and bobs. With the last episode re-released for members only four months ago, this may be a hint for the paywall coming down soon for Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon. Fingers crossed!

Over on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog, which has lately been getting much fewer updates compared with its social media counterparts, guest writer Invisible Ring has returned with a memory of an old Home Island landmark: the Movie Theater. ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿฟ As she shares, the theater used to be a room that played cartoons, though it was later remodeled into a crushed popcorn box with just one underwhelming video.

But that’s not all! Ring missed the theater so much, she created a YouTube playlist featuring over 80 of the videos from BatteryPop she remembers seeing there. In between, she’s also cleverly interspersed commercials for her own Pop fan vids, including a trailer for an upcoming feature film called Pirates, Camera, Action! โ€” watch it below:

New year, new story highlights on Poptropica’s Instagram profile! After a long stream of “Fan Art” highlights, Pop has added a few new categories to their page: OCs, Characters, and Memes. And the PHB is proud to be the first among the Memes for our recent post about our 2022 Rewind in the spirit of Spotify Wrapped! ๐Ÿ’

Anyway, enjoy the latest fan art features from this week โ€” now neatly sorted into the new highlight categories. Still technically fan art, but at least the names are more differentiating. ๐Ÿ˜œ

That’s a wrap for this update! See you in the next one. Pop on!


Baron's Airship, Fan Art Features, Mini Quests, Monthly Costume Contests, Store

Has Grapple-Pap Got the Baron? ๐Ÿ‘น๐ŸŽ

Happy Grapple-Pap, Poptropicans! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’โ˜ƒ๏ธ

We may be well into December by now, but the Pop winter tradition is officially on for the third year in a row. All players can find the old man on Home Island to play the Grapple-Gift Side Quest! Here’s our guide.

Just like before, you’ll be asked to deliver a gift to the shut-in, Clareta, in a short journey across a cold cliff. At the end, you’ll win a Grapple-Pop treat that can turn people sickly green! ๐Ÿคข Check out our review of The Grapple-Gift here. Cheers โ€” we wouldn’t want ol’ GP to get us for a year!

You may have seen the winter wonderland of Home Island topped with Christmas garlands, but there’s another arrival on the homebase as well: the Baron’s airship! Except, well, the Baron’s still missing

…and taking the throne inside the Cabin of Curiosities is her nemesis Amelia! Though maybe frenemy is a better word for their curious relationship, as the storekeeper comes with a peace offering of Grapple-Pops for her absent archrival, as she apparently does every year.

Also in the cabin, you can pick up a plethora of gifts, including half a year’s worth of the monthly player-designed costumes for free! The returning outfits were determined by popular vote last month, bringing us the Rockette, Jester, Spa Day (with slippers), The Hair, De-Man, and Boxing Barb (with shoes and gloves).

To the right, you can also purchase Grapple-Pap goodies: a tri-color lamp, totem pole, Christmas garland, gargoyle, and villager outfit.

But back to the case of the disappearing sky pirate. Talk to the detective Amelia, and she’ll share that the Baron’s ship just drifted in on its own.

She’ll also tie in worry for the Baron with the legend of Grapple-Pap, which states that if you don’t spread cheer, the fearsome monster (who shares a name with the holiday) “will get you for one whole year.”

We know the Baron is notoriously un-cheery, so does that mean they’ve encountered Grapple-Pap… whatever that means? Will we not see them for an entire year? Or is Rumpelstiltskin in on this too?

While the plot is only getting thicker up in the skies, down at Adventure Outfitters, Amelia is back to her smiley self with new gear for the holidays. In addition to the wintry wonders on the shop floor introduced earlier, don’t miss the fine fits for players and pets, including the Polar Bear, Slice of Pie, and Ornament costumes for the latter littles!

Last but certainly not least, enjoy these fan art features Poptropica shared on their Instagram stories last week! Feeling inspired? Share something “Grapple-Pap” for our Community Creations this month! โœจ

Have a merry holiday season, however you celebrate. Come back before the end of the year for our annual rewind and let’s put a bow on 2022! ๐Ÿ’


Fan Art Features, Member Gifts

Just Chillin’ with Member Gifts ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅถ

On we go with the 12 Days of Member Gifts! ๐ŸŽ Picking off from Days 1 through 5, let’s see what the next few days have brought the privileged.

As shared on the Pop Creators’ Blog, Day 6 gave us the Elf by Purple Noodle, Day 7 swept in with Just Chillin’ by Magic Kid, and Day 8 marched through with the Candy Cane Soldier by Cuddly Panda.

To get these items, youโ€™ll need to be a member and check your inventory. If you arenโ€™t one, you can try your luck in the PHBโ€™sย Free Membership Giveaways. Or, if your design from theย Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contestย gets chosen, youโ€™ll win your item regardless.

Only four more gifts to go! Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to see if the Grapple-Pap side quest will return this year. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ™ At the least, we’re expecting a return of the Baron’s airship โ€” what drama will unfold, we’re not sure โ€” though it should be bringing back one of this year’s free winning costumes as voted on by players! โœจ

Anyway, here are the latest fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories this week! As always, you can click into the artists’ names to see more visual and informational details. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ’ซ


Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Store

Welcoming Winter with Fox Fits and Hare Brains ๐ŸฆŠโ„๏ธ

Hey Poptropicans! Blink and it’s December โ€” the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a plethora of gifts!

The 12 Days of Member Gifts annual tradition has kicked off, this year with items imagined by players via November’s Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest. We begin with a flair for the furry: a Fox Outfit designed by Perfect Heart, or Joey, as some in the Pop community may know him.

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as more prizes drop into members’ inventories! If you haven’t had the taste of the bougie Pop life yet, why not try your luck in the PHB’s Free Membership Giveaways?

Fret not, non-members… Amelia’s got you for holiday goodies too. Pop over to Adventure Outfitters and you’ll find tons of winter wonders and Christmas cheer on the shop floor, including a little baby penguin! ๐Ÿง

Guest writer Invisible Ring has returned to the Pop Creators’ Blog to bring us a throwback to an old project of Poptropica’s โ€” the Dr. Hare LEGO set. Though the campaign did not succeed to make the Rabbot lair into a real toy, it did bring us a lot of fun Dr. Hare-themed items along the way. Still, Ring readily admits, all the “hare-brained” talk is really just a way to keep pushing her Poptropica fan movie, “Battle Morale.”

Last but not least, enjoy the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories โ€” including a royal sighting also seen in our latest Community Creations. By the way, our new art theme is Pop’s winter celebration, Grapple-Pap โ€” just in time for all this holiday spirit! ๐Ÿ’