Monthly Costume Contests, Sneak Peeks, Uncategorized

Halloween Habiliments and Homepage ๐ŸŽƒ

(Hey, I used a big word!)

Hello Poptropicans! Following up on the earlier Halloween costume peeks, we’re now bringing you the final four of the six September costume contest winners. Plus, stick around for more October chaos!

For our winners we have: Candle Cat by White Moon, Flowy Man by Happy Chicken, Jellyfish by the PHB’s own Purple Paw, and Zombie Redcoat by Magic Poptropican. Purple Paw tells us their design was submitted many months ago and Poptropica must be digging into their archives โ€” but hey, as long as we’re getting some good ones!

Anyway, congratulations to the winners! Soon others will be wearing your designs across the game.

Perhaps these costumes will give you inspiration or even parts for yours! There’s still plenty of time to enter the PHB’s Halloween costume contest, open till Oct 29. Alas, I wish I could take part, but Smart Bubbles is currently in the middle of a fight with Dr. Hare. ๐Ÿ˜›

“Zombie Redcoat” seems to share similarities with this revolutionary from PoptropiCon… great minds think alike?

Poptropica is entering fully into spooky season now, and we even have a new background for the login screen! I have to admit, I’m digging those reds… reminds me of Vampire’s Curse Island.

If you’re an artist looking for ideas for your own work, check out Poptober, our daily drawing prompts for the month of October! Even if you’re starting late, it’s okay to go at your own pace, or picking whatever prompts inspire you.

Happy creating!

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

Fan Art Features, Sneak Peeks

Sneak Peek for Wild Styles ๐Ÿ‘€

Heyo Poptropicans! Pop in for costume designs, new and reimagined! โœจ

The Pop Creators recently posted a sneak peek on Instagram of two unreleased costumes, one featuring a dark cloak and owl, and the other a blushing frazzle-haired demon. ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ˜ˆ Guess their names and they could be yours for free! The names haven’t been revealed yet, but we’ll probably find out soon when they arrive at the store next month. ๐Ÿ›

Speaking of Instagram, check out these fan art features from the past week on Poptropica’s stories! (Tip: Click the artists’ names to view their original posts, including bonus slides.)

Peace & Pop,

Fan Art Features, Roblox, Sneak Peeks, Social Media

Placing Poptropica on Roblox’s Map ๐Ÿฆข๐Ÿ—บ

Good morning, gamers (or whatever time it is) โ€” straight from Pop!

But maybe not just Pop. The Creators’ Blog just announced something major: Poptropica is releasing a Roblox game! And here’s a sneak peek:

Now what could this be? Our theory is that this looks a lot like Monster Carnival Island, with its dark mystical aura and swan boat reminiscent of the one inside the Tunnel of Love where you spoil a moment with two teenaged lovers. However, this will be neither an island nor quest.

Still, it will be “based on a fan-favorite island,” which could mean an off-shoot of Monster Carnival or something else. It’s certainly interesting that Poptropica is expanding into Roblox, a kids’ virtual world which nowadays has many more active players than Pop, and it’s possible Pop is trying to tap into this audience.

But we also can’t help but wonder about the implications of Pop building on another game โ€” thereby focusing fewer resources on their own game. (Old islands, when?)

More news will be coming in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Poptropica recently tweeted a little activity titled “design your dream Poptropica map,” lined with icons of old islands and ranked with dollar amounts ranging from $1โ€“5. The challenge is to fit your faves on an imaginary map with just $20 โ€” which ones will make the cut?

Could this be a sign that Poptropica is taking player feedback on which of the more popular classics to bring back, or are they just playing with our hopes again? Is their pulse correct on which islands are considered more valuable? That’s all up for debate, but at any rate, it’s another critical hit for all the nostalgic players out there.

Odd memes with IRL crossovers continue on Twitter, with one on Wheel of Fortune hinting at Tessa Turncoat from PoptropiCon, and another on Dr. Hare-like costumed cyclists going wild:

Also on Twitter, Poptropica has been sharing some pretty cool fan art. Take a look!

Over on Instagram, Poptropica shared on their story a page of fan art doodles as well as a Pop poll on favorite characters. Check ’em out:

That wraps up this update. What do you think of the upcoming Roblox debut? What islands are on your dream Poptropica map? How did Dr. Hare break the fourth wall? Share with us in the comments below!


Fan Art Features, Goofball Island, Member Gifts, Monthly Costume Contests, Sneak Peeks

Live from the Hive: PoptropiCon rumored rerelease and more โ˜„๏ธ

Hey Poptropicans, news from the hive coming at you live! Sort of, anyway. Pop in for sneak peeks, costumes, member gifts, and fan art!

The Pop Creators have dropped one last sneak peek for the upcoming Goofball Island side quest, as well as the bomb that it’ll be for members only, like bonus quests of old Pop islands. Meet the Hive News van:

Could Bee Bot from previous peeks be a tool, or even a sentient employee, of this buzzing news organization? We’ll find out soon when this sequel side quest drops! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽค

Over at Adventure Outfitters, tons of PoptropiCon-themed outfits and clubhouse decor have hit the racks! Among the new outfits are characters from Mighty Action Force, the card game from PoptropiCon Island, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert. Seems like a hint for the next possible rerelease, as Poptropica has mentioned bringing back more episodes.

For the full rundown of what’s new, check out the Creators’ Blog post.

The start of a new month also brings two familiar traditions: Member gifts for January are the Apple Cider Bottle, Fun Fireworks, and Sparkler accessories. Plus, the call is already out to begin sending in designs for the monthly costume contest, which ends in two weeks on Mon, January 17 at 8 p.m. PST. Keep your spark going! ๐ŸŒ 

Get your inspiration going with the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories. Maybe even join our Community Creations!

And with that, we’re popping off right into 2022! ๐ŸŽ‰


Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Goofball Island, Sneak Peeks

Bosko or Baron, they’ll Bee there ๐Ÿ

Hey Poptropicans, buzz in for a sneak peek, special tips to know, and a mini review of the year!

The Pop Creators’ Blog recently revealed that the story of Goofball Island isn’t over โ€” a sequel side quest is on its way, and it involves this Bee Bot! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค– The drawing might be dull in color, but could it turn out goofy?

What do you think this little critter could bee for? Whatever it is, stay tuned for more details about the upcoming adventure! No word yet on whether it will be for members or for all, but at least it’s nice to see this behind-the-scenes sketch.

Speaking of Goofball Island, the endings have been updated to include Bosko! Whether you pick a goofy, bland, or balanced outcome, our favorite furry monster will be there to crack his odd jokes. (Thanks to Incredible Flame for the tip!)

By the way, the Baron might’ve disappeared from the skies earlier this week, but you can still access her airship through your messages in the menu. Be sure to catch her Grapple-Pap gear while it’s here! (Thanks again to Incredible Flame for the tip!)

Last but not least, guest writer Invisible Ring is back with another post on the Creators’ Blog, bringing along a cameraman to report on the past year’s developments in Poptropica. From new islands to side quests, features, and multiplayer content, she notes that Poptropica met their promises for 2021, albeit with some mixed reviews in some areas.

On that note, keep an eye out for the PHB’s 2021 Rewind, coming out just before the new year! We’ll be taking an even deeper dive into this past year’s releases, both from the Creators and the fandom. To go even further, browse through our Pop Yearbook of past years in Poptropica.

See you at the PHB’s Grapple-Pap party this weekend, Poptropicans. Bee there or bee square! โ˜ƒ๏ธ ๐Ÿ