Fan Art Features, Social Media, Store

Trending hot, heavy, and Pop-ular πŸ¦

What’s popping, Poptropicans? We’re serving up piping hot fan art, a sweaty store update, and news of none other than our favorite game #Poptropica trending on Twitter! Let’s pop right in.

First up, get an eyeful of these steamy snapshots of fan art, from a toned and tough Binary Bard to OCs in love or in combat. Topping it all off is a jittery reminder that the Candy Crazed Mini Quest just droppedβ€”be sure to catch our mini review of it in the post below!


Time for a workout? This week’s store rotation contains new Bodybuilder costumes: one a gym bro with medium-sized weights and another with a smaller, hot pink hand weight. Go get those gains!


And now onto ever more sizzling news! Earlier this week, on Wednesday, May 26, the hashtag #Poptropica was trending on Twitter in the US. Which is rather remarkable for a game that, let’s be honest, is past its peak days and only retains a small niche following today.

It all started with a nostalgic tweet from @urfairymaid, who shared a photo with the logos of several popular kids’ virtual worlds from the late 2000s–early 2010s, like Club Penguin and Toontown Online, with a caption that read: “**** your zodiac sign / which one was your favorite.” (Contains some obscene language, but if you’re OK with that, you can see the original tweet here.)

Interestingly, Poptropica was not among the virtual worlds listed in the original tweet that went somewhat viral, with 10K retweets and 33K quote tweets. However, its lack of a mention was what then prompted many on Twitter to bring it up with the hashtag #Poptropica, garnering over 2K mentions and bringing it to the trending page for a day.

Even Poptropica’s sister site, Coolmath Games (@TheRealCoolmath) got in on the trend with a shout-out linking to the Coolmath Games site for Poptropica. Following that, Poptropica’s own Twitter (@Poptropica) retweeted Coolmath’s show of love.

So hey, congrats to Poptropica for popping off the Twitter charts for a flicker of time there! What a witness to the greatness of its past. πŸŽ‰

If you’re an oldie player who’s wondering what happened to the Poptropica you once knew, a few things: 1) Pop Protip: You can play all the old islands; 2) catch up with all that’s happened through our Poptropica Yearbook pages; and 3) join us in petitioning for the old islands back! Plus, new or old, thanks for sticking around.

No matter what, Poptropica will always be trending on the PHB! πŸ’™

~🐠

Clubhouse, Pets, Store

Ride the Hawk Wings before the sunset πŸŒ…

Hey Poptropicans, it’s the start of a new week, which means another store update on Poptropica! Let’s pop in for a peek. πŸ‘€

Over in the costumes section, there’s a new casual outfit: the Sunset Tee! Also, though these have been around for a while, the Creators’ Blog recap of this week’s update highlighted the elegant Prom Princess and Prom Party looks in time for prom season. Promtropica party time?

As for the other costumes, they’ll probably look familiar if you’ve been playing Pop for a while. Even some older costumes have made a comeback, like the Baseball Uniform and Lightning Knight!

Not covered in the Creators’ update are some new styles for pets. Most notably, there’s a cool set of The Hawk Wings for members’ pets. For non-members, you can pick up a simple yet chic Halter Neck Dress for your little one or some of the other fashions from before.


But wait, there’s more! The clubhouse store also rotated its stock, with a few shiny new things among them β€” including a Brilliant Baby Dr. Hare poster, glowing little bunny lamp, and desk lamp for members.

Modeling some new interior items.

Don’t worry, there’s quite a bit for non-members too. Here, browse the entire store down below and see how it compares with last month’s:

And if you’re needing credits to fund this shopping spree, be sure to check out the Lost Cubs Mini Quest released last week! 🐻 You can replay this quick game to get 50 credits for each subsequent run-through.


Last but not least, remember that the Fairytale Fanfic Challenge is open until this Friday at 8 pm PST! Take that bundle of straw of an ending that the Creators left us with, and turn it into a pile of literary gold à la Rumpelstiltskin. Plus, consider sharing your story with the PHB! ✏️

Keep on popping on, Poptropicans!

~🐠

Fan Art Features, Social Media, Store

The magical art of fashion πŸ§™β€β™€οΈβœ¨

Hello, everyone! We have a short and sweet news update for you today!

Yesterday, the Creators released the newest store update and gladly shared photos of this week’s roster in their recent post. For the most part, not much has changed from last week’s roster except for a few items being switched out. However, one brand new costume can be found in the sea of familiar fashions…

Our newest addition to Poptropica’s clothing collection is the Violet Witch costume, which appears to be inspired by Scarlet Witch’s outfit in “WandaVision”. This spellbinding look can be purchased by members for 350 credits.


The Creators also featured two pieces of fan art on their recent Instagram story, as well. The first picture is a fun crossover starring Dr. Hare and Reimu Hakurei from “The Touhou Project”, and the second picture shows a cute canine Poptropican.

That’s it for now. What do you think of the new Violet Witch costume? Are there any new costumes that you would like to see in Poptropica? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

β€”Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Fan Art Features, Lost Cubs, Sneak Peeks, Social Media, Store

Getting our bear-ings on store and more πŸ»

Hey Poptropicans, we come bear-ing a few bits of news: a mini-quest release date, a store rotation with a highly hyped item, and several works of colorful fan art. Let’s pop in for a look!

First, the Creators’ Blog announced a new mini-quest coming soon, and it’s coming up fast: this Thursday, May 13! The official sneak peek bearly gives you a hint for what’s to come, but in case you missed it, this little game had an accidental early releaseβ€”so have another pic:

According to the official blog, this special event will be for all players and can be replayed for more credits, so get ready to rack them up!


Next up, the arrival of another week means another Adventure Outfitters store rotation! We’ve seen most of these at one point or another, but the Pastel Hoodie is new to Amelia’s store.

So iconic is the Pastel Hoodie that blue-haired Silent Frog, who appears to be Poptropica’s social media manager now, showed up on Pop’s Instagram with several stories hyping up the new look:


Speaking of IG stories, Poptropica also recently shared another round of vivid fan art pieces from the community, including a couple of interesting gender and sexuality-related headcanons for Black Widow:

That’s all for this post! Now go forth and bear Thursday in mind for that special event coming up, pick up your very own pastel hoodie in the store, and keep on popping on, Poptropicans. 🐻✌️

~🐠

Clubhouse, Store

Trend Report: Rumplestiltskin cosplay and empty promises πŸ˜Ό

Howdy Poptropicans! It’s LJ here reporting on the final weekly store update of April.

A good selection of outfits were added in Adventure Outfitters, including the look of Rumplestiltskin from Fairytale Island (check out our guide and review!). We even got a couple of knights appropriately for sale too. Neato! The total number of stock is 24 (which is more than the usual 18) and only 8 are for members. Prices range from 75 to 350 credits.

We got a few new fairytale themed items in the side sections as well. You’ll notice an adorable cat-i-corn topper when you first walk in (I’m totally picking this up!), and if you go to the right you’ll see a legendary sword and a big (or should I say little?) bad wolf follower. So cool!

The clubhouse furniture store items have also been rotated. As far as I’m aware, the “new” items include a lantern (first pic), a wooden vanity (second pic), and a turquoise soda machine (last pic). I put “new” in quotations because although the items weren’t featured in the store last time, they’ve been available in Adventure Outfitters for weeks now. So yeah, nothing technically new, just thought it was worth pointing out. πŸ˜›

Also, a belated happy Earth Day to all! Although April 22 was a big day on Poptropica for the release of Fairytale Island, the creators also took the opportunity to celebrate our planet with an Instagram post. The caption includes encouragements for greener living and a Wendell Berry quote: “The Earth is what we all have in common.”

That’s all the updates for now, but before I close off this post, you know what update is lacking? Hmm… where are the results of the recent fanart contest? We were told the winners would be announced on the 23rd yet here we are three days later, and nothing β€” with no word on what the holdup is. Come on, creators.

Empty promises from Poptropica? Yuck.

On the topic of art, be sure to participate in this month’s Community Creations; the theme is bugs. Who knows? Maybe an idea will crawl its way into your head. Anyway, it’s time to sign off now. Pop on!

– LJ πŸ€