Island Flash-backs, Uncategorized

Island Flash-back: Counterfeit 🖼

We are halfway through the year, and this series! I probably should get this post finished ASAP because I finished a workout earlier and will probably be sore in the morning.

One thing that helps many people get through the long, hot summer months is doing art! And it just so happens that there’s a Poptropica Island centered around that–along with a mystery that only you can solve. July’s Island is…

Counterfeit!!!

Counterfeit Island is one that a lot of people from the pre-Haxe days loved and remembered. The story revolved around a museum in an idyllic French city, and the thief who planned to ruin it all. (Plus, check out our Pop Places IRL take on the setting!) Of course, I think we can all agree that the Black Widow is the most remembered aspect of this island, like many other villains. 🕷

Sadly, there was little concept art to be found this time. I scoured the Daily Pop archives, but as Counterfeit was released before its creation and they never uploaded past art for it later, I only managed to find this sketch from an old Creators’ Blog post.

Concept art for the design of the secret puzzle to the museum

That doesn’t take away from the impressive design work though! While simplistic, it’s also chic with a lovely bright color palette and great designs of the locations such as the museum and the Black Widow’s lair.

This island should be brought back for those cool spider designs on the bunker walls alone.

Unlike its more fantastical and less educational predecessor Astro-Knights, Counterfeit includes many famous paintings with information on art history, as well as the art forgery that collectors and museums have to deal with.

(Small reminder that using the name “Inspector Veuvre Noire” in a FRENCH TOWN should prove that we would be a lot safer from these villains if only the all the other NPCs didn’t have a single shared brain cell.)

Before I say my closing words, I would also like to showcase this Skullduggery fanart for our previous Island Flash-back made by Dangerous Dragon! Thank you so much for your participation in this, DD! 😁

Now comes your turn, Poptropicans! Let’s remind the Creators why this island became so memorable, and why the efforts that went to create it should not go to waste! Encourage them to preserve their past stories and the potential they held!

Until August! (Hint: Olympics)

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

Fan Art Features, Glitches, Social Media, Video of the Week

Video from Alana and villainous fan art 🐍

Happy weekend, Poptropicans! Pop in for a fun video, fan art highlights, and more from the community!

In this Video of the Week from the Pop Creators’ Blog, Alana returns to Poptropica after 8 years and plays through Arabian Nights, Ep. 1: How Bazaar. Watch as she rediscovers her old account, calls out an old man for being completely oblivious to theft happening before his eyes, and gets spooked by a handful of the forty thieves:

It’s kind of funny how the Creators’ Blog post starts with “Did you know there are people who have been playing Poptropica for YEARS!?” — more evidence that they’re expecting, and catering to, new players over longtime ones. Speaking of the official blog, did you know there was no Video of the Week last week? 🤔

What does appear to be a regular occurrence, though, are fan art spotlights on the Poptropica Creators’ Instagram story! Check out the latest features from this week:

In other Poptropica news, the formidable Avatar Studio Glitch (ASG) is still going strong, even after the death of Flash. The PHB continues to update its ASG collection, so if you like strange and hard-to-find costumes, keep checking back there for new ones! Here are just a few we’ve added recently, thanks to Silver Horse and Dangerous Icicle:

That’s all for this post. Be sure to catch up on the other fun things happening in the posts below, from guest writers on the official Pop blog to what Astro-Knights Island may look like IRL!

Keep on popping, Poptropicans. ✌️

~slantedfish 🐠

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The Creators and Coffee: A Bad Mix

Yo,

Hey guys! The Creators have been posting a lot recently (wonder who slipped the sugar into their tanks…) and their most recent post is BEEEELOOOOWW:

Greetings, Poptropica fans!
Recently, the creators of Poptropica learned of an
exciting new development: Next week, a special
guest is coming to Poptropica!He’s well known to many of you
(especially those of you who like to laugh)
for his hilarious adventures, not to mention his loony
friends and family.
Let’s be sure to welcome him when he arrives.
Expect more information on Monday, Poptropicans.
You won’t want to miss this!

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BLACK WIDOW

Not to ruin the surprise (._.), but it’s obviously…Greg Heffley, from the extremely popular comic-book series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. Perhaps he’ll make a guest appearance in an Advertisement of some sort? Questions, questions!

Are you a fan of vampires? We’ve got a whole new set of vampire looks just waiting to be costumized. Check them out in the Poptropica store!


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MASTER MIME

Yaay..totally (not) awesome…vampires. (._.)

UNTIL NEXT TIME, I’M MARTIN BASHIR, REPORTING FROM NIGHTLINE AT NBC

Bonus Items, Counterfeit Island, Mythology Island, Reality TV Island, Sneak Peeks

Kickin’ it with the Creators

Hey guys!

Coderkid here. It seems like the Creators have LOTS of free time all of a sudden…*mystery music plays* Anyway, the Creators made 2 blog posts, IN A ROW. I don’t think I’ve seen them this active before… o_O However, here are dar dem updates.

#1 – Reality TV Island Sneak Peak!

By now, we can definitely say for sure that Reality TV island has not been abandoned, and perhaps was even resurrected because of our protests. This post by Dr.Hare shows us a shot of RTV that we’ve seen before (see this post by Comic Kid), except we can see that they’ve changed the sign…here’s the new post.

Knock, Knock!

Who’s there?
Watson
Watson who?
Watson TV today?


– Posted by Dr.Hare.

Here’s the other post (it’s an old one, but it shows the same scene), by Comic Kid Oct. 1, 2008.

Comfortable Living

Here is a sneak peak from an upcoming island.

– Posted by Comic Kid.

So they changed the sign…why? Who knows. 😛 Probably a change in plot…

#2 – New Wallpaper!

Soon after Dr. Hare made his post with the updated sign, Shark Boy makes this post about the Counterfeit Island wallpaper!

Counterfeit Island Wallpaper

If you’re a fan of Counterfeit Island, you’ll enjoy this new Poptropica wallpaper!

– Posted by Shark Boy.

Pretty spiffy wallpaper, eh? xD Me likes…but I doubt I’d want to be spending any time with the Black Widow. Mostly simply because she’s EVIL.

So what do you make of all these updates? It seems like the Creators are working on 2 islands at the same time…Reality TV island and *gag* M-m-mythology island. Eww…

But anyway, post your interesting or creative comments and questions in the comments beloooowwwww…

Oh and Creators, I know you probably hate me, or at least have disdain for me (:P), but if you read this pleeze bring the Scavenger Hunts back. And if you don’t, just know that I know where EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU LIVE. I’m not kidding. That is all. 😀