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Greetings Hawk-tropicans! This is Giant Hawk speaking, and I’ve got various visual news for all of you!

The Creators have been quite busy recently! First off, there’s a new free update to the Poptropica app. This appdate contains the promo for Escape From Pelican Rock that first came to the online Poptropica, as well as some bug fixes. All free!

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Poptropica has also been creating accounts on different outlets of social media in order to connect better with us fans. Of course, you all know about their Twitter, but now they also have Vine, Snapchat (their username is @PoptropicaSC), and Periscope!

On the subject on social media, Poptropica’s aforementioned Twitter page has been tweeting out answers to some interesting questions! Let’s take a look:

True, Zeus is not the brightest ray of sunshine we know…

Clearly, there is still a lot we don’t know about Escape from Pelican Rock… What could possibly be waiting for us?

Remember those comic strips? Y’know, the ones starring our old pals Jorge and Oliver? Hopefully, they’ll have something to do during the wait time…

Now this is news-worthy! Quickly, somebody update the Poptropica Wiki! (just kidding, it’s already been updated) Confused? Check out the PHB’s Mystery of Shark Boy article to learn about his disappearance!

Guess it’s #ThrowbackTuesday over there.

But wait – there’s more news!

An advertisement for Skylanders: Super Chargers has revved its way into Poptropica. (credit to Young Singer -Nariko- for the heads-up)

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Bonus question: What island am I on?

Simply watch the trailer, and you will receive a Hot Streak Follower.

Finally, everyone’s favorite blog founder, SlantedFish, has done something really cool:

It’s SlantedFish herself re-creating her Poptropica character, Friendly Fish, in real life! Now this is a great idea. Would you like do something like this? Because I suspect that this IRL Poptropican is only the first of many…

Until next time!

– – Giant Hawk

The Island Hopper Sweepstakes is on! (also, dinosaurs)

Greetings Hawk-tropicans! This is Giant Hawk speaking, and I’ve got some extremely sweet sweepstakes news for all of you!

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That’s right! After I just posted about this sweepstakes yesterday, the Creators have given us not only the full information on it, but the Sweepstakes have now officially begun! I’d better get to it, because there is a lot of information to go through.

So first off, here is the official description of the Sweepstakes according the Poptropica Creators Blog.

From today until December 31, we’ve hidden one Island Hopper Ticket in every common room on Poptropica. Each ticket that you collect counts as one entry into the sweepstakes. There are over 40 tickets to find, which means you have over 40 chances to win!

‘Nuff said? Well, it’s a bit more complicated then that. So, let’s walk through it together, shall we?

When you first log in, you’ll be greeted by the pop-up pictured above. If you click on ‘get hopping‘, you will be taken to this page, which explains the rules and prizes in detail.

Well, now that you are on Poptropica, you can really start playing!

To participate, simply go into any Common Room. If you’re lucky (and if you are visiting from one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia*), you’ll find a golden ticket like this one:

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*You must be a legal resident of the US to qualify for a prize, according to the rules of the sweepstakes.

Click on it, and you’ll see a screen like this:

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Simply type the e-mail address you wish to enter the Sweepstakes with in the space given (with a parent’s consent if you’re a minor), submit it, and congratulations, you’ve done it! You’ve entered the Island Hopper Sweepstakes – at least, for your first time.

What do I mean? Well, go to your backpack and look in the category ‘Island Hopper’. Here, you’ll find your ticket, which will look like this:

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Now you can go hop islands, including Home Island and the separate parts of some newer islands, in search of up to 47 tickets, therefore giving yourself more of a change to win one of the Island Hopper Sweepstakes’ fabulous prizes.

Oh, that’s right! I haven’t mentioned the prizes yet! Silly me.

So what are these prizes? Well, the Sweepstakes’ twenty runner-ups will receive a Poptropica Blimp Toy (which comes with an exclusive code to play a special Blimp Adventure mini-quest) along with a 1-month membership.

Meanwhile, the contest’s ten 2nd place winners will each receive a 6-month membership.

Finally, the lucky 1st place winner of the Island Hopper Sweepstakes will be able to meet Poptropica’s creator Jeff Kinney in a thirty minute long video call, which will be featured on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog. The grand prize winner also gets a 6-month membership and a Poptropica Blimp Toy!

In addition, from now to the end of the year, there will also be weekly sweepstakes! Every week, five weekly winners will win a 1-month membership. Each week period starts at 12:01am ET on Thursdays and ends at 11:59pm ET on Wednesdays.

So what are you waiting for? Get hopping, because the Island Hopper Sweepstakes will end on December 31!

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In other news, Pixar’s newest film, The Good Dinosaur, has made its way onto Poptropica!

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Simply head over to Main Street, and you’ll find The Good Dinosaur’s advertisement. There, you can watch the trailer for the movie and unlock the Spot Follower.

So, are you all excited about Poptropica biggest giveaway ever? Are you going to see The Good Dinosaur when it comes to theaters? Feel free to answer in the comment section below!

Until next time…

– – Giant Hawk

Ads: Odd Squad & BoxTrolls, plus new pop quizzes

Hey guys! PHB commenter Cuddly Knuckle recently gave us a heads up on two new ads on Poptropica, which can be found on Main Streets such as those on Spy Island and Early Poptropica.

Let’s look at the Odd Squad ad first. All you have to do is watch a quick video to earn your prize! Boys get the Agent Otto costume and girls get the Agent Olive costume.

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The other ad is for the BoxTrolls, and again, all you have to do is watch a quick video! Afterwards, you will get the BoxTrolls Transformer. When you click “transform”, all the Poptropicans near you will become BoxTrolls!

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Also, remember those new pop quizzes that HP mentioned? Well, they’re finally popping up! This one here asks if you would ever join the circus, and the other one shown in HP’s sneak peek asks if you like poetry. For a list of all the pop quizzes available, check out the PHB’s Pop Quizzes page!

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That’s all for now!

~SD

PoptroporteX- ASTROBOY AD, HO!!!

Motionman95 has made a new App!! The Poptropica Help Team introduces to you- Barney The Dinosaur PoptroporteX!!! (Or the PPX for short.)

The PoptroPorteX may not work. We apologize for any inconvenience caused if it doesn’t, but it’s always worth a shot!

Clicky! >>>http://thephf.com/poptroportex<<< Yay!

AWESOME!!!

AWESOME!!!

This amazing creation takes you to old and new ads on Poptropica. All you need to do is:

  1. Log in to Poptropica.
  2. Select the advertisement building you want to go to from the dropdown list and click on it. 
  3. You will be teleported to that ad place. You’ll also see a funny joke while you’re waiting.

If you want to Costumize a costume from any of the ads, follow these steps:

  1. Open Poptropica, and log in.
  2. Open PoptroporteX, and go to the desired ad.
  3. Costumize any costume.
  4. Save your game in POPTROPICA, then log out.
  5. When you log in again, your character will be as you Costumized it.

Also (prepare yourself for a big long list!) here are all the advertisements you can visit using the PPX:

  • LEGO Racers
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Froot Loops Underwater Adventure
  • Pink Panther 2
  • Yogo Bucks
  • Disney Space Buddies
  • Froot Loops Arcade
  • Froot Octopus
  • WOWP (Wizards Of Waverly Place) Stone of Dreams
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (CWACOM)
  • Froot Loops – Color Laser
  • LEGO Bionicle Glatorian
  • Tinker Bell Lost Treasure
  • Rats of Nim
  • Tinkerbell Movie
  • Goosebumps
  • Open Season 2
  • Wizards of Waverly Place/Phineas and Ferb
  • Sears Clothes
  • High School Musical 3
  • Astro Boy Ad

Ok, wow let’s talk about the Astro Boy ad. Here’s a pic of it (We’ll talk about the hairdo later!):

That poptropican is ME!!

That poptropican is ME!!

It’s new, in case you haven’t heard of it. There isn’t really a quest. The quiz game is so easy, you can figure it out just by guessing. Or, just forget THAT, and go up using those cool flying hovercrafts and you admire the costumes.  I just costumized Astro Boy’s hair. And, did you know that Astro Boy releases on my BIRTHDAY!!?? Well, that’s pretty much it. 😛 Brilliant.. NO QUEST, FREE COSTUMES FOR ALL!! We thank TOMZILLA, a PHF user, for the update.

And on other news, my birthday is coming up (October 23rd), and I got an early birthday present- An iPod Touch!!! GO ME!! 😛

TTFN,

Gazek.

Hide the fishies!

News flash! RawrDude reports that Poptropicans everywhere are falling under the power of the mysterious Phantom and are vanishing into thin air! One moment you see them, and the next thing you know they’re gone. For some people, it’s not as strong; but for others, they look as if they’ve seen a ghost! There are different levels of transparency for different people, but who knows what kind of Phantom could be trying to take over Poptropica??
The Phantom [of the Opera] is here!
The Phantom (of the Opera) is here!

 

No, no, not him!

So, if you wish to maybe disappear for a while, the price is only 250 credits ($2.50 US) at the Poptropica Store. It’s in the Cool Stuff section, and it’s awesome; you can even choose how visible/invisible you want to be —

Wait, what are you saying? Too expensive? Well, don’t leave yet, there’s more. For just 75 credits ($o.75 US), female characters are able to purchase the grand, purple Gothic Cheerleader costume! Remember the Cheerleader costume a few days ago? ♪CheerfulPanda♫ has kindly provided us with a list of similarities and differences between the two, so you can decide which one you’d like to buy!

The Gothic Cheerleader’s action is that she has that angry emoticon (not the one where your head turns red & flys in midair!) I also compared and contrasted the 2 cheerleader outfits:

Original has the following:
blush on her face
pink lips (smiling)
the letter P (for Poptropica) for the outfit design
yellow pom-pom
comes in 3 colors=red, blue and purple

Same=
hairstyle: pigtails
outfit appearance (excluding design)
pom-pom

Difference=
Gothic has the following:
skull earrings
front hairpiece
“bags” in her eyes
purple lips (obviously NOT smiling)
skull design on outfit
purple pom-pom
comes in 1 color

Thanks also goes to Director Lion (Gentle Lion) for informing us about this costume being added and that there is currently a Froot Loops sidebar ad for younger players (aged 6, 7, or 8). It is advertising FrootLoops.com, where you can ”help Toucan Sam save breakfast from the FrootOctopus”!

Also, check out VladtheViking’s updated Poptropica Tour video! It has now been uploaded to YouTube, but not updated at the Poptropica.com homepage yet… 😛 The title is ”Poptropica Tour: Summer 2009”, and includes Astro-Knights, but not Reality TV Island. Orange Tummy noted that it’s still not very updated, because the old Games Icon is still on the top-right corner for all the island previews, except Astro-Knights, which has the old Poptropica Store symbol.

Wow, take a look at these sea animals! According to Lazy Feather, this was once posted on Nate Greenwall’s blog (a Poptropica Creator whose other identity is Shark Boy) but was taken off one day. Well, that makes sense: Sharks can be found in this aquarium. There are also two crabs that look like the one from Time Tangled Island, as well as some littler fishies, two seahorses, a snail, and a submarine.

One of the pictures on one of Nate’s blogs shows him in his office, using the computer. This mysterious aquarium, which is currently not released on Poptropica.com (if it was even meant for Poptropica, which it looks like it was), is on his screen. (For more information, click here.)

Notice how it’s got three floors, like a Main Street multiplayer room usually has. This may have been Shark Tooth’s multiplayer room until they decided to use a Coconut Cafe instead (maybe; but we’re not sure), or as MoNKeYTaCoZ suggests, possibly the one for Reality TV Island? Bony Melon reckons it could be one of the upcoming Party Rooms, such as the one shown with pink crystals. Anyway, click on the picture to view the full picture!

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