Merchandise, Reviews

Pop Merch Review: Funny Bunny Hat ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿงข

Originally published on the Poptropica Creatorsโ€™ Blog.

Hey Poptropicans! Today, I’m bringing you a quick review of the Funny Bunny Farmer’s Hat from the official Poptropica Zazzle Store.

The cap costs US$14.95 and comes in one style: white/green. Though it comes in one size, there is an adjustable snap strap on the back ranging from 17″ to 24″. The front is made of 100% polyester foam and the back is 100% nylon mesh. It is a trucker style hat, so the mesh back is quite breathable.

The Funny Bunny Carrot Farm comes from 24 Carrot Island and is certainly a recognizable, classic design. Other than this hat, it is also available on a mug. I’m impressed with the quality of the print!

The foam front is a bit stiff, but not too bad. And the adjustable strap works well. The brim is strong, yet flexible, and the hat is overall pretty comfortable to wear.

I’ll be excited to wear my new Funny Bunny hat more this summer and see how it holds up against the brutal summer sun.

Thanks to the Poptropica Creators for sponsoring this post! They gifted the PHB a Zazzle gift card so we could share these reviews with you guys. Check out the PHBโ€™s Merchandise Guide for more product info! ๐Ÿ’ซ

Stay funny, Poptropicans!

~SD

24 Carrot Island, Haxe Javascript, Store

May store arranges, 24 Carrot changes

Hey Poptropicans! Store items for the month of May are here, and unlike last month, there’s no sign that they’ll change weekly this time.

The items are all ones we’ve seen before in Poptropica, though their availability on the Haxe Javascript build is a good sign of the Creators’ progress in porting over some of the older items to the game’s future.

For this month, the store costumes are: Soccer Player (boy and girl), Rainbow Storm, Rebel Beach, Mythology Surfer (boy and girl), Pop Star, and Rock Star. Miscellaneous brings us the Cinnamon Fire PopGum and Balloons, and in pranks we have Sticky Notes, Fart Gun, and the 8-Bit Birthday Pixel Pig Power.

As for the real powers, there’s Binary Rain, Bobblehead, Flower Planting Power, and Atom Power. Finally, in followers, we have the adorable Chick, Classic Pack, Charlie the Chocomonkey, and Atlantis Drone.


In other news, the Haxe Javascript version of 24 Carrot Island has had a few updates! (But not as drastic as the remastered version on Poptropica Worlds… Haxe hasn’t given us wild-haired Maynard or the Carrot Museum.)

You’ll see the first change right when you start the island, which now plays a short video showing a kid pulling carrots and getting whisked underground by a mechanical claw that drags him into the carrot factory, where Dr. Hare awaits. You can see this teaser video in our previous post.

The next change is a nostalgic one: you can mix a drink at the Carrot King Diner to change your hair color! This hidden trick was in the original 24 Carrot that released in 2008, but had disappeared when 24 Carrot was re-released in 2013 as a sound-updated island. Seven years later, it’s back!

Characters on this island also now come with small speech bubbles with just an ellipsis (the three dots) to indicate they have something to say. Perhaps this will extend to other islands in Haxe?

Speaking of, well, speaking, some of the dialogue on this flagship Poptropica island has been altered. Overall, the new lines flow well and give the player a better sense of what’s going on. Even the homeless man gets to explain his circumstances: the closure of the carrot cake factory has put him out of work.

And, at least one store in Poptropica still has toilet paper. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, that’s all for this post, but these aren’t the only updates from Poptropica this week! Stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll talk more on the new common room stores and the funky little droid powering them…

Stay awesome, Poptropicans! ๐Ÿ˜„

24 Carrot Island, Clubhouse, New Islands, Store

It’s Time to Master the Remastered 24 Carrot!

Update: Our 24 Carrot Island Guide for Worlds is here!

Hey Poptropicans, look what’s popped up on the map…

map 24c

Bubble Witch 3 Saga!

Wait, uh… no one cares about that. But there is something else that’s new on Poptropica Worlds: 24 Carrot Island! ๐Ÿฅ•

As we’ve rumored, it’s notย a copy-and-paste version of the 24 Carrot from Poptropica Original, but rather a remastered version of the classic island. Those on the PHC who’ve already played the island have remarked that the differences include: an extended plot, improved scenery, and a new carrot museum. Considering the visitors’ center on Crisis Caverns, it looks like a museum will be a regular feature to new islands on Worlds!

We’ll be addingย We’ve also just added a guide page for the new 24 Carrot, complete with a written walkthrough and other tidbits, as soon as possible here on the PHB. (You are welcome to help us out!)ย You can also find it on ourย Island Help page.

scarlet
On Home Island, you’ll meet a new character named Scarlet who’s a fellow adventurer like you โ€“ what does this mean for the Poptropica universe?

In other news, you can now buy swords for your house for 1 coin! That’s quite the bargain, even beating out the previous “cheap favorite,” the potted cactus (4-5 coins depending on whether you’re a member). It can be placed repeatedly with no limit, but will not save once you leave your house.

Update: This item seems to be gone now.

sword

Finally, the clothes shop is currently promising 8 new summer outfits, but upon scrolling all the way to the end, I (and others) have yet to see any such new outfits. A glitch, perhaps?

8 summer outfits

Anyway, it’s great to finally get some updates on Worlds โ€“ a retake on an old favorite, no less! What did you think of the New New 24 Carrot Island? (24 Carrot first came out in 2008, then re-released as a SUI in 2013, and is back again, remastered, in 2017!)

Share your thoughts in the comments โ€“ the Creators tend to read them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Beware the hare.

~/๐Ÿ 

LEGO Poptropica, Merchandise

Potential for LEGO Poptropica – starting with Dr. Hare’s Lair

You like LEGO. You like Poptropica. Mix them together (and I don’t mean just your average ad building) and now you’ve got something extraordinarily creative! Poptropica’s Creators have unveiled their idea for a Poptropica LEGO set, featuring Dr. Hare’s lair from 24 Carrot Island:

So cool, la! But before you get too excited, they need our help. To get LEGO to consider the project, it needs 10,000 supporters. If you like what you see, or you just want bragging rights to be able to say “I helped Lego Poptropica! They’d be nowhere without me! Mwahahaha!” – then visit the LEGO CUUSOO site and vote for their project!

All you need to do is be logged in (you can either sign up or connect to Facebook or Twitter) and click the big green “Support” button. If you’re under 13, you’ll need to get someone older to vote for you.ย While you’re there, you can also read about the design, see more pictures, and post a comment.

The entrance to Dr. Hareโ€™s Lab features a security camera and sliding door to ensure that only authorized bunny drones can enter Dr. Hareโ€™s Lair. The Command Console includes satellite antenna, swivel chair, supercomputer, and, of course, extra carrots for those mid-afternoon snack attacks.

The Giant Rabbot is a massive, space-faring attack bunny that is just crying out to enslave the minds of 24 Carrot Islandโ€™s citizens. The Giant Rabbot includes flick-fire missiles, movable head, arms and ears, and even space for a passenger โ€“ perhaps one wearing a pink bunny suit…

I was the 154th supporter! Let’s bring this idea to reality! ๐Ÿ˜€