Mary POP-pins returns to Poptropica

Hello, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker here with a practically perfect Photo Booth update for the movie everybody’s talking about—”Mary Poppins Returns.”

It’s just one new backdrop and three new props (including two human characters 🤷‍♂️). Fly a kite with Mary and Jack in front of a neat backdrop in this latest update. Check out my snapshot below featuring a festive Lucky Joker:

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In addition to the Photo Booth update, an advertisement for the sequel film can be accessed via the island map. Simply watch the video, and you’ll receive a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Balloon Power which makes everyone around you float.

So, have seen the movie yet? What did you think of it? Let us know down in the comments (but no spoilers!).

Thank you for reading as always, I’ll talk you all in the next one. And to those who celebrate… have a Mary Christmas from the PHB, and from the Creators! Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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Keepeth out of my clubhouse!

Hello, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker here back with another sneak peek. Yup, another sneak peek within just a couple of days! (Thanks, Creators. 😉 )

This one is a video of the upcoming clubhouse feature! More specifically, it’s the castle clubhouse, which seems to mean there will be other kinds, too. Check it out:

There’s a lot to see here: the house itself is made up of various short and long ledges, offering several levels of space to incorporate furniture. You can shop for furniture from a store using your credits, with items like stained glass windows, “keepeth out” signs, banners, bookcases, and more, with prices generally around 75–250 credits for an item.

It’s basically a lot like the current player home feature that exists on Poptropica Worlds, but based on recent pics, we’re anticipating that you can interact with other players’ clubhouses and invite them to your own. The sneak peek for the upcoming friends profile update includes a “clubhouse link,” and the video above shows text and emoji chat in the corner, which are features of the multiplayer-interactive Blast-Off Arcade.

We’re not sure when the clubhouses will launch—it could be as early as before the new year—but in any case, we’re excited! Stay tuned to the PHB for the latest updates on all things Pop. Until next time… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Strike up a conversation in the Blast-Off Arcade!

Hey Poptropicans! It’s only been a few days since we saw the sneak peek, but the new chat feature is now live in the Blast-Off Arcade on Home Island. Now, instead of jumping around the alien-planet space mutely, you can actually talk to some people!

If you click on a random player, you can say the following:

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And you can get even more chat options by clicking on the speech bubble icon in the lower-left corner. The icon will bring up four categories of speech (greetings, thanks, yes/no, and poptastic), and each one offers nine related options you can speak.

Right beside the chat icon, you’ll find the emoji icon. This lets you express a variety of emojis, one at a time as a thought bubble that appears temporarily next to your character.

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So, what do you think of the new chat options? What do you enjoy about the Arcade or want to improve about it? Stay tuned for an update coming to the friends profile as well, coming sometime this month!

~slantedfish 🐠

🎶 It’s the most POPtastic time of the year! 🎶

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here with exciting news! Let’s pop into it.

This just in from the Poptropica Creators’ Blog… there are soon going to be more ways to connect with friends on Poptropica!

For a feature coming soon to the Blast-Off Arcade, you can see in this sneak peek below a wider array of fun emojis as well as a chat icon, indicating a new text chat feature! It’s unclear at this point whether we’ll get to type out our messages or if we’ll at least be able choose from a larger amount of chat options, like before.

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A new profile page is showcased in another sneak peek—and it’s completely different from the current one we’re accustomed to! This one is a lot more social media inspired, I’d say. It’s got likes, friends, a display of photos from the Photo Booth, and more. I wonder what the sticker wall is all about… 🤔

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I personally think the new profile page looks really cool! As much as I’ll miss the old one, I can definitely say I’m looking forward to this version being put into the game. Both of these updates will be effective sometime this month, according to the Pop Creators.


Next up, we have some new holiday stickers in the Poptropica Stickers app! There are 14 new stickers and they’re all so cute! Check them out:

This app is only for iMessage for the time being. You can find the app in the App Store on any iOS device.


And lastly, you might’ve noticed a blank medallion for a Clubhouse Island (just like the Lego Island one from a few months ago). Thanks to Popular Noodle for the tip!

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Though we’re not entirely sure why it’s here, my guess is that it’s related to the “clubhouse link” button on the new profile page sneak peek from earlier. Seems like Pop is going to be introducing personal clubhouses to Poptropica Original—probably accessed through the closed tree house door on Home Island. Pretty neat, huh?

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And that’s it for today! I appreciate Poptropica listening to their fans on social media and adding all of these cool updates. Poptropica, if you’d take one more suggestion… I’d really really like a new island in 2019, or maybe even a “Create Your Dream Island” contest if you guys are running short of ideas over at Pop HQ. 😉

Welp, you’ve heard all of my opinions, but what do you think of all these upcoming features? What other stuff would you like to see in Poptropica?

Thanks for reading as always, and I’ll talk to you all in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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 🍀

Rudolph, the richest reindeer, has some very shiny gifts 🦌🔴

Hey Poptropicans! 🎁

The last of the “12 Days of Member Gifts” are upon us! In case you missed it, check out the first, second, and third waves of gifts in our previous posts. And now…

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It’s time to open the presents! The gift items are as follows: Rudolph Nose (Monday, Dec. 10), Winter Outfit for girls and boys (Tuesday, Dec. 11), and Freeze Ray (Wednesday, Dec. 12). Thanks to Osmium for the pictures below:

If you get a membership now, all 12 of the gifts will be added to your inventory to keep forever. (Update: This is still applicable even after Dec. 12! Perhaps it’ll last the whole month?)

Now if only Poptropica would remember the non-members among us, too…

~/🐠 slantedfish

🎵 On the seventh day of member gifts, Poptropica gave to me…🎵

Hello, Poptropicans, it’s Lucky Joker here with new stuff to share with you today.

First off, Poptropica has finally updated the Photo Booth since the Halloween update back in October—but, it’s probably not what you’d think. I kind of expected to see some new  holiday props and characters for the season, but I was little disappointed when I discovered that wasn’t the case.

There are 5 new backgrounds that appear to be from a few familiar islands, like Astro-Knights, Mythology, and Wimpy Wonderland (oh look, there’s a winter one!).

It’s safe to assume these new backgrounds will be replacing the good old ones we’re used to since they’re no longer there and these new ones aren’t exactly seasonal. Small update, but still neat in its own right.


Secondly, the third wave of member gifts is coming our way, starting off with some cool Snowboard Gear. Tomorrow (Saturday, the 8th), watch out for the Snowball Toss card, and the next day (Sunday, the 9th), an Elf Follower not too far behind!


And lastly, Home Island has received a full, fun winter makeover! It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas now, wouldn’t you say? ❄️🎄 (Even that LEGO ad tucked away in the corner of the sky, that probably isn’t meant to be visible, is coated in snow… 👀)

So, how are you liking these member gifts so far? And what do you think about the rest of these updates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below. Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you all very soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀