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Stall no more: Rumpelโ€™s Challenge for all ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Adventures await, Poptropicans!

Pop drop alert: Rumpelโ€™s Challenge is now available for all! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Once for members only, this side quest sequel to Fairytale Island which first launched 10 months ago is finally welcoming non-members whoโ€™ve completed the main quest to continue the story.

To get cracking on the riddles, find Rumpelstiltskin on Home Island. Alas, the lead-up with the suspiciously twitching Baron is no longer in sight. For a helping hand in your inter-island search for the true king of Fairytale, keep our Rumpelโ€™s Challenge Side Quest Guide close! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘‘

Speaking of the infamous magic man, check out this early concept art of the devilish character revealed on Popโ€™s Twitter! My, what big eyes you haveโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‘€

While youโ€™re on Home Island, you may also notice a new ad building for animated Netflix movie Sea Beast! ๐Ÿ™ Like the Rainbow High ad earlier, inside you can pick a team and play a game for prizes. Youโ€™ll have to run around and find 10 little beasts before time is up โ€“โ€“ mind the tentacles! You can play for each team to get each of their prizes: the Yellow Follower and Blue Follower (yup, how original).

(Thanks to Fearless Star for contributing to this segment!)

Also, guest writer Invisible Ring is back with a post of encouragement for finding a spirit of adventure with Poptropica. ๐Ÿ’ซ Check out her post over on the Creatorsโ€™ Blog, filled with tons of postcard-perfect shots!

And more excitement is to come โ€” check back later today for the start of our next round in the Poppies awards: the voting! See you soon!


Fan Art Features, Social Media, Store

Styles Hometown and Upside Down ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ™ƒ

Hey Poptropicans, here’s the latest on what’s poppin’ with Pop.

Another week brings another rotation at Adventure Outfitters, and this time Amelia’s brought out the summer wardrobe! ๐ŸŒž On the racks you’ll find goods like the Floral Spring and Dark Astro for players, and Lifeguard floatie for pets. Check it out on the Pop Creators’ Blog ยป

Among Poptropica’s many chaotic tweets, here’s one for fans of Stranger Things: a crossover between Vecna’s Upside Down and the Baron’s Red October. Less than two weeks to go till volume 2 of season 4… in the meantime, fans of both may also enjoy our Stranger Things Pop-over!

Also, check out the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories! So much character in every character. ๐Ÿ˜Žโœจ (Tip: Click the hyperlinked names to view the original posts, including slides of multiple pics!)

Peace & Pop!

Cryptids Island, Fan Art Features, Social Media

Basking with Bastet ๐Ÿฑ 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,ย andย Master of All Dragons costume. ๐Ÿ‰

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! ๐Ÿฑ

Interested in more opinions about the latest island? Check out the PHB’s Review for Jade Scarab Island in the post below! ๐Ÿชฒ

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!


Creators, Social Media, Uncategorized

Seeking Your Questions for a Pop Interview with Former Storytelling Creator โœ๏ธ๐ŸŽค

Henlo, Poptropicans! I’m happy to announce a special upcoming PHB post: an interview with former Pop Creator, Mitch Krpata!

While the PHB has covered and even hosted interviews with this senior story developer in the past, this time we’re reconnecting with ol’ Captain Crawfish to talk about the development process for Poptropica. And you’re invited to join!

In the comments of this post, bring your unanswered questions regarding the stories and characters of past islands, pertaining to content made before 2018 (when Mitch departed the team). This interview will not cover the current state of the game, and Mitch cannot speak for the current team. That being said, ask away!

Mitch Krpata wrote three of the four Poptropica graphic novels, among others.

Before I close off, here are Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories, including an animation of Monkey Wrench Island some rockin’ Zomberries by the PHB’s Lucky Joker (LJ)! (…ok I’ll take my leave now.)

Make sure to check out these artists, and don’t forget to submit your questions in the comments of this post! I’ll see you soon for the next Villain Saga episode and the completed interview!

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

Social Media

Pop Pinterest: Island Aesthetics ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ผ

Poptropica islands each carry their own unique visual vibes โ€” and some creative Poptropicans have found a way to express that beauty through curated collections on Pinterest, the image bookmarking site! ๐Ÿ’ซ

We’ll be sharing a sampling of these artful assemblages below, from fan designers g_eese, tinyprologue, haunteddisco, and gallifreyanfairytale. (Thanks to Jumpy Knight for sharing these links.) Enjoy, and be inspired!

Let’s start with a classic for both old and new players alike: 24 Carrot. ๐Ÿฅ• From the island’s rustic fall colors, we’re loving these interpretations filled with fuzzy creatures, simple diners, and of course, sketchy corners. (Protip: Click for full size, and click the artists’ names for the full board!)

Next up is another familiar one: Mythology! โšก๏ธ While the current remastered version is missing some classic sights, at least we can recall their memories with these visions of starfish and ancient architecture.

For an island with a wide spectrum of colors, from bright playgrounds to dark woods, try Monster Carnival! ๐ŸŽก This lost island rumored to return offers sparkles of light amid something sinister…

Going further into the archives, let’s revisit the lost island of Skullduggery! ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ With its bounty of sailor’s maps, treasure chests, and ship struggles, we’re in for a wild adventure at sea.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! You can view tons more Poptropica inspired Pinterest boards by clicking on the artists’ names above, including throwbacks to many more classic islands.

Enjoyed this post? Check out our post on Poptropica mood boards inspired by NPCs and OCs! Or take a stroll through our Pop Places IRL series, where we pair island locations with their real-life roots. So much to see โ€” soak it all in and find the ones you vibe with!