Spotted: Dr. Hare in despair

Hello, Poptropicans in the know!

Looks like Dr. Hare has had a rough night, as he was seen earlier today on the Poptropica Creators’ Instagram story keeled over, while fellow Poptropica elites Shark Boy and Sir Cador stared straight on with indifference. Nearby blimps surrounded them, ready to give a lift to the hospital.

What’s the problem, doc? Couldn’t get enough carrots to supply your next evil plot? Lost the ability to toy with victims? The Creator who snapped this story certainly doesn’t think he’s up for whatever he’s up to.

Y’know, we’re not entirely sure why we’re still gossiping about this has-been villain who is fast falling into irrelevance considering his last stunt happened more than a year ago, but here we are.

Speaking of relevance, did you hear that Poptropica’s getting a new island? Looks like cheetahs are in, and hares have been beaten out of the race!

xoxo,

— the PHB 😘

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Moved by Pride: drawing easel coming to Home Island

Hey Poptropicans! Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

Poptropica is promoting the LGBTQ spirit with their latest Instagram post, featuring a Pride-themed fan art piece made with Poptropica’s drawing easel.

In fact, they were so impressed by the fan drawing of the happy Poptropican at a rainbow parade that they’re promising to move the easel to Home Island for easier access. Comments on their post indicate that they’re considering adding a save button to the easel as well.

Right now, the drawing easel can only be accessed on Counterfeit Island, in front of the Moldy Baguette Inn on Main Street. But based on Poptropica’s post, it seems that’s about to change!

The artist, who’s also known as CraftyPoptropican elsewhere in the Poptropica fandom, has created other great pieces of fan art as well. We featured his work with a Pop Fan Artist Spotlight last year on the PHB, and you can also find more of his stuff on DeviantArt and Instagram.

In fact, here’s another piece from Crafty on Instagram, also made with the drawing easel! This one’s a parody of the 18th-century rococo painting The Swing, featuring Poptropica villain Binary Bard.

In addition to all of this, our theme for Community Creations this month here on the PHB is “Pride”! Hopefully this inspires you to create something—and maybe you could give it a try on Poptropica’s drawing easel! Ours isn’t just about sexual orientation, though. You’re welcome to share anything you’re proud of… more details here.

That’s all for this post! Share your thoughts in the comments, and as always, stay popping, Poptropicans. May your pride shine in the right places. 🌈

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Flash Flower Fashion

Hey Poptropicans! Coming to you from Instagram first—these pics haven’t hit the Creators’ Blog or other social media yet—Blue Tooth presents us with our third “Look of the Week” winner: Gentle Leopard!

“You guys ready for a LOOK? Here’s @gracemason5 aka Gentle Leopard, working that flower motif!”

This skeleton sure loves their flowers. What a style! 🌼💀

(Still yet to see a Clubhouse of the Week, though…)


There’s more: the Poptropica Creators also posted something on their Instagram story on Saturday, which hasn’t happened since the days of Skinny Moon! The story is gone now, as they are only meant to last 24 hours, but it showed a reaction to a comment from @taintedgenome:

Ah, Adobe Flash Adventures doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Poptropica, wouldn’t you agree? (Almost-RIP Flash, too.)

Jokes aside, it’s great to see Blue Tooth interacting with the Poptropica fan community in this way, and I hope to see it spread to other corners of the internet where Poptropicans can be found, too. How about checking in on some fan blogs and our chat server, the PHC, like Skinny Moon used to do? So many of us are wanting to know what the Creators are up to!

That’s all for this post! What did you think of Gentle Leopard’s outfit? Can Blue Tooth rise up to Skinny Moon’s legacy? Share your thoughts in the comments, and as always, keep on poppin’!

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Rediscovering Poptropica in 2019

You who are loyal readers of the blog have probably been with Poptropica for some time, but for others in 2019, Poptropica was a childhood pastime they’ve only recently rediscovered. In fact, this demographic has even been inspired to create videos highlighting their rediscovery experience!

Take Diamondbolt, for example—he’s a YouTuber who makes videos about video games and cartoons, and in his rediscovery video, he talks about how, as a child, Poptropica stood out as one of the best games. Watch him play through 24 Carrot, Super Power, and Reality TV Island with the commentary of someone who’s been able to appreciate Poptropica’s wit over time:

Another rediscovery video comes from JWhisp, a YouTuber who mostly plays Minecraft. Unlike Diamondbolt, who tried to create the ugliest character he could, JWhisp aims to make a “pretty hot-looking character.” With that setup, he heads into the Arcade and tries out some of the newer games, Poptastic and Crash-n-Bash, before making his way to Monkey Wrench Island. Watch him play and try to figure things out:

There are plenty more rediscovery videos to be found on YouTube—if you’re interested, just search “Poptropica” with more recent time filters (uploaded within a week, for example).

What did you think of the videos? Know anyone older who you might want to reintroduce Poptropica to? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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School’s out, member gifts in

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here, and even if out you’re not out of school quite yet, June’s member gifts are here and it’s time for the summer fun to begin (if you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is 😛)!

This month, if you’re a member, a Skater Outfit, Ice Cream Cone, and Water Balloon Prank will all be added to your inventory upon login. Pretty rad. 😎

Over on the Instagram post announcing the new items, Poptropica received a few comments asking about the future state of Poptropica.

One user asked, “Are you shutting down due to Adobe Flash shutting down?…” to which the Creators replied with “Nope, We’ll still be here! Our devs are working on porting to a new platform.” That’s a great relief! I’m sure most of us thought Poptropica Original would be no more in 2020.

The same Poptropican also asked, “…Also are new islands ever going to come?” The Creators responded, “We’ll see! 👀” Could this mean we’ll be finally getting a new island adventure soon? I certainly hope so! It’s been quite a while now, to say the least….


In other news, there’s a new video ad for the upcoming Toy Story 4 movie on Home Island. All you gotta do is hit play, watch the trailer, and voila! — a Forky Follower just for you.

So what do you think of this month’s member items? (I think they’re pretty cool.) How do you feel about new islands coming to Poptropica? I’m excited just thinking about the possibility! I’m sure it’s something we’ve all been waiting for. Also, are you going to see Toy Story 4? Let us know all your thoughts down in the comments section below.

Thank you all for reading and talk to you all in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Blue Tooth speaker pairs with Coolmath

Hey everyone, Sporty Boa here POPping in the drop some pretty cool news! Let’s hop right into it, shall we?

Blue Tooth has entered the chat!

Today, the Poptropica Creators Blog pleasantly surprised us with an introduction to a new blogger, Blue Tooth! (Check out the post right here!)

Blue Tooth with pet bunny, Dorf!

Within the introductory post, Blue Tooth mentions how the Creators have been actively working hard on new updates arriving in 2019. Considering all the exciting big moves and updates that have already arrived, I’m quite interested in what lies ahead for Poptropica.

Anyway, Blue Tooth also mentions interests in skateboarding, gaming (I see that Nintendo Switch!), and chilling on Mythology Island.

Blue Tooth’s role (which sounds quite like that of Skinny Moon, Poptropica’s previous social media manager who left in mid-2017) will include locating players’ crazy cool clubhouses and costumes to showcase on the blog. (I’ve gotta step my game up if I want to be featured!)

Overall, I like this speaker—and this development really (finally!) shows the Creators are making an effort to connect with us and the community. Plus, just look at Blue Tooth’s fluffy bunny, Dorf! So adorable! (Having my own pet rabbit IRL, I can relate to Dorf’s lack of enthusiasm with being held, lol)


Speaking of pets, the Creators’ Blog (probably Blue Tooth specifically) published another blog post reminding us that National Puppy Day is on the way! So if you have a doggo and you haven’t already done so, treat your pup some neat stuff at the clubhouse shop! 🐶

Happy National Puppy Day!

Based on the pics on these recent official posts, it looks like a new illustrator has joined the Poptropica team as well! (Or perhaps Blue Tooth herself did the drawings? Either way, pretty cute!)


Anywho, that’s not all regarding the latest news…

Poptropica is on CoolMathGames.com!!!

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, it’s true! Poptropica announced the promo on social media, and I’m beyond hyped. Having grown up playing Poptropica and Coolmath games all the time with my bro, it’s a match made in Mount Olympus if you ask me!

That’s all for now. Let us know in the comments what you think about the addition of Blue Tooth and the Coolmathgames feature.

Until next time, this Boa’s gotta bounce!

Chat about the new LEGO Minecraft ad!

How’s it going, Poptropicans—it’s Lucky Joker here! Let’s pop into the latest news.

Over on Poptropica’s Instagram (@poptropicacreators), which seems to be the primary source of Poptropica news these days, we’ve got a bit of a “sneak peek” (if you want to call it that 😛 ) regarding the Blast-Off Arcade:

As the Creators’ post says, new chat features are coming to the arcade! That’s pretty cool. (Too bad it isn’t an island… it’s kind of been a while…) I wonder what the “gazillion other new things” they mention in the caption will be? Hmmm.


That’s not all. There are also a couple of new advertisements. Let’s start off with the LEGO Minecraft one, which can be found on Home Island.

The goal of the game is to escape the Creepers by dodging obstacles with the click of your mouse—without losing your six lives. (Tip: click multiple times for a higher jump)

Once you successfully make it to the finish, you’ll earn a batty Bat Follower and a Crazy Minecart. Cool!

For the next ad, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, you can access it via the island map.  There’s no game for this one; all you have to do is watch the short video trailer to earn a Kite Power card. The movie premieres in theaters on December 19. 🙂

Well, that’s it for now! What do you think the new chat options will be like? Are you going to see the new Mary Poppins movie? Let us know down in the comments!

Thanks for reading as always, and I’ll talk to you all soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀