Fan Art Features, Social Media

Famous Poptropicans and Couches ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ

Hey Poptropicans โ€” pop in for the latest on social media, the only part of the Pop franchise that gets much updating these days! ๐Ÿช

Enjoy the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagramย stories, including running from spiders in krazytalez‘s Early Poptropica Island comic โ€” and if you haven’t seen the previous parts, catch them on the artist’s IG page.

Meanwhile on Twitter, Pop Creator Jon Pitcher continues to share throwbacks from his career with the game, from the early days with Spy Island to a showcase of famous Poptropicans, including a not-so-subtle relabeling for Shark Boy/Guy, which is a whole story in itself. ๐Ÿฆˆ

All these nostalgic tweets coupled with Poptropica’s inactivity with the game and Creators’ Blog has some players wondering if the end is near for Pop. It’s only speculation, but it doesn’t help that Poptropica ignores the call-outs from fans across social media โ€” even ours!

But while they may act as couch potatoes in that respect, they’re still busy pumping out memes and reacting to fan content on social media.

Poptropica reacts to the New York City blue couch meme.

Anyway, we’re sharing Pop-related social media posts from Jon Pitcher, Official Poptropica, and more on our Discord server, the PHC, so join us there for more updates! ๐Ÿฅณ


Comics, Creators, Member Gifts, Membership, Social Media, Uncategorized

Phantom Pop Creators make an artistic return ๐Ÿ‘ป

Hello again, Poptropicans! Dropping by with a few updates!

Unfortunately, the Creator’s Blog still hasn’t been active since the end of February, but there have been small updates on social media and additions โ€” or in one case, a subtraction โ€” to the game itself.

First, let’s show off some wonderful fan art features from the official Pop Instagram. Click the artists’ names to view the original posts!

The Creators also announced this month’s member gifts: a White Phantom Rogue costume, White Phantom Rogue Power that turns you partially invisible, and a White Phantom Butterfly Follower. ๐Ÿฆ‹

The ensemble is a little unusual compared to most other outfits in the game, particularly because of its monochrome color palette. Nonetheless, it’s interesting and quite refreshing!

Meanwhile, non-members and members alike can go shopping with the new rotation at Adventure Outfitters, now stocked with swords aplenty. If only these Astro-Knights came with the long-lost island itself! โš”๏ธ

Have you been keeping up with the Daily Comics from the in-game map? After 300+ strips from the series which began its daily showings in July 2022, the comic strips have been reset. So rather than continuing on with the story, which had ended on a cliffhanger, the strips have been removed and are now being re-uploaded from the beginning. Seems like this was just another way for Pop to manufacture novelty!

Finally, long-time Poptropica Creator Jonathan Pitcher posted a couple tweets on his personal account related to his work for the game: a piece of concept art for the Multi-Tool in Steamworks Island, and compliments to pop band AJR for being his muse as he works.

So, are you about to join a masquerade while donning your phantom costume? Will you listen to the music of the night as you work late into the days on fanart? Are you interested in going down once more into the antics of Jorge and Oliver?

Whatever you plan on doing, all I ask of you is that you think of me and the PHB team as you continue on your adventures!

โ€ฆIโ€™ll see myself out.

Castori honorem ~ Smart Bubbles

Fan Art Features, Social Media, Store

Very Important Memes for Comical Peeps ๐ŸŒŸ

Hey Poptropicans! Pop in for a stop at the shop, self-proclaimed cursed memes, a new VIP, and a round of fan art, including comics. Let’s go!

First up, Adventure Outfitters has restocked with rain gear and florals for the spring season, along with matching fits for pets. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

This week on Instagram, Poptropica’s been popping with memes. Here’s one of a good pink bunny… not at all like the mascot we know! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ•

Another one features a UFO โ€” oh wait, we do know what this wild object is in the sky: the Poptropica blimp! ๐Ÿ›ธ As the tags say, #cursedmemes.

More strange shenanigans are happening on social media: Poptropica just awarded a Very Important Poptropican (VIP) badge to Pop fan Mighty Rock (who’s active on Instagram and Twitter) โ€” reviving the VIP program that hasn’t been touched in over 5 years!

The Official VIP program launched in 2017, offering the right to display a spiffy badge, sneak peeks to share of then-upcoming Crisis Caverns Island, and promising more perks that never materialized, such as VIP sites being linked to from Poptropica’s website. With this development, will we see more of the VIP program in the future? As one of the OG VIP sites, here at the PHB, we certainly hope so! ๐Ÿคž

Last but not least, here are the latest works of fan art featured on Poptropica’s Instagram stories. Click on the artists’ names to view posts in full โ€” especially for the comic adaptation of Early Pop Island! ๐ŸŽฉ


Fan Art Features, Social Media

Gotta Win by Any Memes Necessary ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜‚

Hello, everyone! Today’s Pop news comes not from the game but social media. We have fan art, memes, and poll results to check out. Let’s go!

We finally have the winner of the unofficial “Favorite Poptropica Character Tournament”! I’m sorry I didn’t keep you PHB readers updated on the whole tournament. I’ll do better next time. Anyway, the final round saw Dr. Hare vs Ringmaster Raven competing for the fans’ love and adoration. After tallying the votes, one animal-themed supervillain came out on top. And the winner is… DR. HARE! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ†

Congratulations to Dr. Hare, and thanks to everyone who participated in the tournament โ€” even the Pop Creators popped in for the fun!

What other Poptropica tournaments would you like to see in the future? Underrated characters? Best islands? Worst islands? Favorite creatures? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

While I was hosting the tournament, Pop was cooking some memes over on Instagram, like this one starring former child star Willy Bingleman from Back Lot Island. ๐ŸŽฌ

Not a Tarantino fan? Here’s this reel harkening back to the days of completing islands with the help of Thinknoodles’ walkthroughs. (Psst! We have walkthroughs, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰)

The Creators aren’t the only ones meming Poptropica. Pop’s recent Instagram stories feature drawings and memes by fans, a partnership post from Coolmath Games, and a flashback to Wimpy Wonderland from the official Diary of a Wimpy Kid account. As always, click the artists’ names to view the full, original posts.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

โ€”Gentle Dolphin ๐Ÿฌ

Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Social Media, Store

April Fashion Brings Woodworks Clashin’ ๐Ÿชตโš”๏ธ

Hello, everyone! Time to check out the latest Pop updates. But first, a word from our sponsor: ME! Don’t worry, Slanted Fish gave me permission.

This week, I have been hosting a “Favorite Poptropica Character Tournament” on Twitter! In spite of the public outcry regarding certain matchups, it has been fun watching the votes and tears pour in. Round 2 is currently underway, and you reading the PHB can participate! You can vote for your favorites via Twitter, or this Google Forms poll! ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ๐Ÿ†

Now we return to our regularly scheduled blogging. Adventure Outfitters welcomed a new display just in time for April. Out with the green stuff, and in with the stylin’ fits. Paired with the chic fashion are a few random goodies like a smiling cloud, a reversible octopus plush, a jetpack, and a rideable bug.

As pointed out by Dizzy Feather on the Poptropica Help Chat, this month’s selection of items is near identical to last April’s display. While recycling monthly displays isn’t new for Poptropica, it gets old for players itching to collect new gear. It’s almost like they’re saving the new stuff for members, “wooden” you think?

Speaking of which, April’s member gifts have flown into paying players’ inventories. Members can now don the Woodworks Outfit, Woodworks Sword, and Woodworks Wings. While the wings won’t carry you through the wind, they can pop in and out for a cool visual effect.

“Wood” you like a membership? Enter our monthly free membership giveaway for a chance to win one! ๐ŸŽ

Finally, here are some fan art features from Pop’s recent Instagram stories. As per usual, we have art of fan-favorite characters along with oodles of OCs! Click the artists’ names for the full posts.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

โ€”Gentle Dolphin ๐Ÿฌ