*screaming* Halloween on your screen! 🍌👨🏼‍✈️🦄🎃

Hey Poptropicans! Slanted Fish here, bringing you all-new Poptropica digital wallpapers worth screaming about. (Okay, maybe not literally screaming. But certainly something to warrant a blog post!)

Supposedly, if you visited Poptropica.com on Halloween night, you would have seen something different. A spooky Halloween wallpaper greeted you on the homepage, filled with fearful trick-or-treaters with a backdrop showing a sinister cast of werewolf, vampire, and ghost, all eyes aglow.

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While I didn’t catch this sight myself, a post from Instagram user 0ne_izzsix shows that it did make it to the front page. What’s more, the Creators have kindly shared the image with us on the official blog, even formatting it for multiple computer and phone screen sizes for wallpapering purposes.

You can also click the following links to open up and download the image in whichever size fits your device screen:

Pretty cool treat for Halloween! It’s been a while since they’ve done something like this, but the Creators have been known to create some sweet Poptropica digital wallpaper downloads in the past. Seems like this was a team effort, as the Creators’ blog post mentions “one of the artists who worked on it.”

But now that it’s November, the spooky screen is gone—and has been replaced by another new screen!

Anyone hopping onto the site will now be faced with a different illustrated foe: the five-headed Hydra from Mythology Island. A warrior can be seen flying in from the skies on a winged horse, sword ready to chop off some heads. However, the Creators haven’t made this art available for download (yet).

If you fancy some stylish Poptropica wallpapers, though, we’ve got a collection of classic ones for you right here.

Anyway, it’s cool to see Poptropica changing things up a little on the main page. Here on the PHB, we celebrated Halloween by announcing the winners of our Halloween Costume Contest Eleven along with a showcase of delightful runner-ups and even a collection of PHB staffers’ costumes.

And we followed that up with a new batch of Community Creations, sharing Poptropica fan artists’ takes on the popular “Inktober” art prompts. There’s been some ink-credible work as always, and we’re already looking forward to the next round of fan art with our current theme: Steampunk.

Thanks for popping by, Poptropicans! ✌️

🍌👨🏼‍✈️🦄🎃

Love is in the air, Mystery of the Map everywhere!

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Hey guys, Slip here!

February is already here! Deadpool and Valentine’s Day are coming too! Speaking of Valentine’s day, looks like we guessed it right, Poptropica has a brand new Valentine’s Day-themed booth and is now available in the Poptropica app!

Once you open the photo booth, Poptropica gives you a heart-warming card greeting! (Aw, we love you berry much Poptropica!)

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Moving along, there are new Valentines related props, backgrounds and characters on the app! This includes the Heart, Cupid, some UFOs, candy hearts and teddy bears! Check them out in the gallery below. Don’t worry guys, it’ll be added to the desktop version and KindleFire version next week!

On the other hand, Poptropica also released the promotional website for the Mystery of the Map graphic novel (coming 3/1) and features a slide and video about it!

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You may have also seen the new advertisement in Home Island regarding the graphic novel, which also directs to the site above. Are you excited for the graphic novel?

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Speaking of Poptropica, did you know that they have a giant Back Lot poster in their Headquarters? You can also have one here! (This was posted on their Facebook page and Instagram account.)

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And that’s all of the updates we have today! What do you think of the recent updates? Leave a comment below! Oh yeah, here’s a Valentines card for all of you.

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-Slippery 💦

PoptropiCon – start forming a line!

Hey everyone! We all know that PoptropiCon has been an upcoming island for a while, and now… it’s getting even closer!

poptropicon poptropicanEveryone is dressed up for the biggest sci-fi and fantasy convention in Poptropica. At PoptropiCon, the most important thing isn’t what you do — it’s how you look doing it!

The PoptropiCon Tour page is now up, along with goodies for members and non-members. Start setting up your tents now because Episode 1: Line Forms Here is coming soon!

PoptropiCon is the hottest ticket in town. It’ll take all your wits — and more than a few disguises — to crash the party!

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The desktop wallpaper (click to enlarge) is free for all and can be found on the tour page.

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For members, Lunar Colony and Game Show Costumes are in the Poptropica Store for free. Not enough, huh? Well fear not! Members also get a printable poster from the Store! With it, you can print out a magazine (just a poster though) of yourself and other superheroes and hang it high on your wall for all to see.

Looking good. 😎 Sadly, your poptropican doesn’t have a cool pose, like the rest of the heroes.

Well, on that note, this is going to be our 40th Poptropica island! 😀 Whoop, whoop!

We will keep looking for behind the scenes news on the island to keep you all up to date. 😉

~SD

Creators’ Blog search bar, more episodes, & Creators wallpaper!

Hi Gs,

What isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! 😀

Creators’ Blog updates

You may have noticed that two new features have been added the Creators’ Blog recently. The first is a search bar, entitled “Search the Poptropica Blog”, which they haven’t had in a long time. You can now find it right under the Poptropica Merchandise ad in the sidebar.

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Underneath the search bar is a new tag cloud entitled “Popular Posts” — the most popular tags include “Books”, “Comics”, “Your Dream Island”, and “Lego Cuusoo”. Neat! 😀

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How many more episodes this year?

That was the question that PHB viewer Slippery Raptor asked the Creators via their Twitter. They replied with an unsure answer, but something to think about.

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First of all, we don’t really know whether the Creators meant episodes or actual islands/episodic adventures. 6 – 12 islands is a bit much considering how we’re halfway through the year already.

The original question was “How many more islands will come this year since islands will be in episodes?”. He was asking how many episodic adventures would be completely released, forming an island. But, the question can be perceived to be asking how many episodes will be released. Either way, we have something puzzling.

We know for sure that there will be in total 8 episodes from the Survival and Mission Atlantis series. That said, it still doesn’t add up to 12. Could this mean that there will be more episodic adventures in the future? I’ve theorized before that there wouldn’t be any more episodic adventures after Survival and MA, but I’m starting to have doubts. Is this a good thing? Will we ever fully return to islands?

And what’s this about unexpected tech problems? That’s sort of worrying also.

Poptropican Creators Wallpaper

Remember the Poptropican Portraits Season 1 Finale Livestream, in which I drew three out of four of creators that you guys voted the highest as Poptropicans? While that is a mouthful, I still didn’t finish the last creator, Tracey West. So, I made a speed art video on my YouTube channel so you guys can get a taste of the making of her as well.

Afterwards, I put all of the creators that I had drawn together into a cool desktop wallpaper that you can view and download below. I hope you enjoyed the livestream!

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You can also find more Poptropica fan art and more in the newly-released issue (#17!) of the PHB magazine, The POPCORN – just click here! 😀

The Poptropicast will be coming this Wednesday — get ready for 30 minutes of awesomeness. 😀

-HPuterpop

Survival Ep. 4 extras, Myron Van Buren exposed, and Mission Atlantis Ep. 3 name + description

Hey guys, BT here. Now I know all of you are anticipating playing either Mission Atlantis: Fortress of the Deep or Survival: Distress Signal later today, but I have news on both episodic islands.

First of all, there are two new extras for Survival (a printable poster and desktop wallpaper) in celebration of Cabin Fever, the fourth episode. These two extras, especially the desktop wallpaper, reveal the appearance of our much-talked about seeming antagonist of Survival, Myron Van Buren.

Now this looks like a face of someone you can trust.

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Why aren’t you trusting him yet???

Anyhow, next up we now have a description for Episode 3 (presumably the last episode) of Mission Atlantis with an… interesting yet vague description.

Episode 3: Out of the Blue – You’re on the verge of the greatest discovery in human history — but an ancient intelligence has other plans.

…ancient intelligence? Well… that explains the techy stuff seen on the Daily Pops lately… but… I’m kinda lost. Why do I have the feeling it’s the same ancient intelligence that was discovered back in Lunar Colony? Maybe I’m rethinking from HP’s post way back when…

Ah well. I’m just curious, that’s all. Especially now that I know what Myron Van Buren looks like, I can anticipate Cabin Fever in peace.

…oh, I’m excited for “Fortress of the Deep” and “Out of the Blue” also.

BT out!

New Atlantis posters, deleted ad rares, & map changes

Hi Gs, what isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! 😀

New Mission Atlantis posters

Sam recently posted about the new poster that the Survival info page houses, but along with that, there are two new posters for Mission Atlantis on that island’s info page as well! Check them out below. 😀

Also, I made a new Poptropica-based wallpaper, showing washed up villains after we take their evil. I’ve recorded the making of the poster, and you can check it out along with other speed art here. 🙂

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Deleted ad rares

Recently, something happened that was feared for quite a long time — rares from old ads were deleted. Among the deleted items are the Barbie hair, the lion mask, the popcorn suit, the penguin hat, and the Flint Lockwood hair. For some, those were key parts of their costumes, and they’ve been around so long that it’s sad to see them go. The Barbie hair was the most influential, and it was quite a glitch classic. Will we ever see these items again?

Advertisement updates: CapriSun & HTTYD 2

A new advertisement has popped up recently, being for the CapriSun Roarin’ Waters campaign, that I found on Early Poptropica.  When you go inside, you can play either of the two games: Save the Swimmer or Save the Sunbather. For the first, you have to surf out into the ocean to save a swimmer from an octopus, and in the latter, you have to make your way through an obstacle course to save a sunbather from… sun burn. Hmm, which premise sounds more dangerous?

There are a couple of things that are worth mentioning about the ad, not counting the stupid cards that you get for completing the quests, first being the host of the interior ad — if you’re a boy, the host has somewhat straight hair, while if you’re a girl, the host has curly hair and sunglasses. I find that a bit strange, so tell me what you think in the comments!

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To finish the first quest concerning the swimmer, click to jump on your surf board, and avoid mean fishies/rocks while boosting your height by touching flying fruit baskets in the grasp of seagull’s claws. (Quite a mouthful, I might add. 😛 )

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The cool part is that while you’re playing the game, you have a shell in your hand that you blow on to calm the octopus. To keep the shell after you play the game, press ctrl+shift+s to change your skin color and keep the item! Same goes with the second game, where you’ll get a bottle of sunblock. When you press the space bar with the shell equipped, you perform a musical motion, while the sunblock is just presented with pride.

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Another ad showcases the upcoming movie How To Train Your Dragon 2, where if you watch a (way too long) trailer for the movie, you get a neat “Toothless Dragon Fire” power. When equipped, it gives you a strange looking smile, and when you press spacebar, fire bellows out from within. If you’re close to someone, it will give them a burnt look — priceless! Although when you think about it, sort of painful.

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Tip: Save the mouth to your closet, and after the ad is removed, you will still be able to use the power!

Upcoming island updates

First of all, the fourth episode of Survival’s name has been uncovered: Cabin Fever (unrelated to the Wimpy Kid book. 😛 ). This episode looks like the best one so far, and I’ll be revealing the awesomeness in upcoming Survival Files. 😉 In the meantime, check out this awesome scene:

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You can also check my Survival 2 video walkthrough below. 🙂

Poptropicans Unite!

If you have a Google+ account, then you might want to check out this awesome Poptropica community full of awesome content, updates, and other stuffs called ‘Poptropicans Unite!’. 🙂 We’d love to see this awesome community grow, so join today! 😀

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Changes to the map

With the release of Survival 2, many things are revealed about how they’re going to do things with episodes — but first of all, I want to express my feelings about something… ARRGGG!!! What have they done to the first page of the map?! Obviously, they took the two SUIs from it and moved them to the last page, but why?! It just feels so wrong! And the last page is so squished together now… I’m a long time Poptropica player, and when you start to change the layout in drastic ways like this, I don’t take to the updates very kindly.

I know, it seems sort of ironic since larger updates have been made, e.g. the new map, the Friends feature, etc. But don’t do small things that mess up my orientation! It may seem like a small change, but I’m not happy. 😛 The one thing that I am happy about would be the way that they’re going to be presenting episodes: there are pop up screens that let you choose between episodes — genius!

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Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed. 😀 The Poptropican Portraits Season 1 Finale Livestream is coming soon, so keep on a look out for details. 🙂

-HPuterpop

Little Evil Genius – Dr Hare Wallpaper

Dr. Hare’s LEGO CUUSOO project has reached 6,000+ supporters, and as promised, the Creators have released a brand-new Dr. Hare drone-head, carrot-laden wallpaper for you to deck out your desktop!

The little evil genius in the pink rabbit suit welcomes you in green or blue backgrounds for multiple devices and screen sizes. If you want this green-goggled face greeting you when you look at your screen, download it for the device you want it on:

Now we’re only ~4,000 supporters away from the goal of the big ten thousand! So if you haven’t already, and you’re over 13 (or know someone old enough to represent your vote) – you know what I’m going to say next – vote for Dr. Hare’s Lair on LEGO CUUSOO to make it a reality!