A Lifetime of Headers, Part II

Hey Poptropicans! Slanted Fish here.

As we celebrate the PHB’s upcoming 9-year anniversary with the Poppies this month, I thought it’d be interesting to look back on how far we’ve come in a visual way: our lifetime of site headers.

About 8 years ago, then-PHB “graphics guy” Codien released a post reminiscing all the headers that had gone up on the PHB over the life of the blog, many of them designed by himself. He has since moved on to other things, but the PHB has continued his practice of adorning the top of the site with a graphic that tells who we are.

This post is here to commemorate the many designs we’ve had since his post, and as it’s been 8 years, there are many! Most were designed by me, with some graphic assets from Poptropica mixed into most. Other contributors have also been credited on their respective headers. Hover over each image for captions, click to see in full-size, and enjoy!

Well, there you have it! PHB’s headers from 2009 onwards. Don’t forget to catch Part I here, which in addition to Codien’s brilliant designs, includes my awkward attempts at a header from when I first created the blog in 2008.

How many of them were you around to see? Which ones did you like most? Do you feel like the designs have improved over the years? (I personally do.) Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments!

Thanks for sticking with the PHB. Here’s to many more years.

Keep on popping,

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Always wanted a beard?

Sponsored by the PHB

Styling of hair has been a big thing in Poptropica for the past years. But as of yet the creation of a beard has not been a hit. Whether it’s that pre-pubescent children just cant manage to sprout a few hairs on their chin, or 8 – 15 year olds can’t even get the option to customize those golden bearded curls.

This will all change due to the new product by Codien called ‘Spray on Beard’. A beard in a can, how remarkable, just point cans nozzle towards ones desired area and press down firmly. Instant beard.
A quality product tested by profound scientists, they all agree  it’s safe to use.

Here’s what a random tester thought, “The perfect thing i need for my Poptropican. It’s Great”.

Codien is giving you the chance to get a beard just in time for Christmas. Only 30 45 will get one so head over to his blog now to enter. Hurry, the competition ends on Friday, December 11th!

Good Luck!

http://codien.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/spray-on-beard/

In other news…

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the PHB to you! Thanks to all of you for visiting our Poptropica site! ^.^ Here’s a picture designed by the Poptropica Creators for this very special holiday:
  • There’s a new Phineas and Ferb advertisement mini-game on Main Street for all ages. Thanks to dancingstarlet for the update.
  • Please welcome Green Seal to our Poptropica Help Team! She’ll be helping the PHB make posts about Poptropica news and updates. 😀

Boo Updates

Hello all, it’s been too long. For everyone new that does not know me i’m Codien the graphics guy here at the PHB.
I’ve been having exams and too much work to focus on this site, but don’t worry i’m off school in only 2 more days, then you will have me all to yourselves for as long as you want. Just don’t kill me.

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First update i would like to announce is the new Poptropica Help Blog header. This was created lovingly by me in memory of my old headers 😦 [Read what happened at my blog]. I hope you all like it. Give me feedback and tell me what i could add or improve. I WUV BLUE! ❤

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Over at the PCB they posted a new post about the Boo costume, obtained at the advertisement; ‘Monsters Inc’. I’m sure all of you guys already knew this and are already scaring monsters with your cute smile and costume. “Mike Wasalski!”

A third thing to add to this small yet charming post is a small secret brewing in the Poptropica underground world. The creators are busily making a new thing that not even i can talk about!
All i can say is it involves a profile and a ranking system and different options of what food you like, favorite color, how many games you’ve won, and thats pretty much everything there doing.

But don’t panic! BOO! They are going to release Reality TV island soon. All will they. *scary music play*

Tata

The Secret Site of Codien!

Hijuyo: Don’t forget to check out issue #4 of the Poptropican’s 911 here, and view the poll results here! And now a message from the awesome Codien–

Well howdy folks!

It has been a while since i’ve posted. Mostly because i have been busy with exams and such. Oh did i mention it was was my 16th birthday awhile ago. 😀 Yes i do realise I’m older then all of you. MUHAHAHAHA!

Seeing that there’s nothing new in Poptropica yet, i will post something unrelated. Not about some random game, No! Something a bit more, Secret!

Yes, there is a secret site-more of a blog- that is a personal blog by Codien. But can you find it?
Well it should be simple to find. Many people have found it already and i’m shocked at how many views i get daily!

My blog has the latest news about me. Also, it is still in development but, i will be posting about awesome online games and console games, new movies, books, the latest and greatest things i think worth posting, ART! Lots of Art! And i will be updating everyone on my around the world trip that will take off in a week!

“Track it down, look under rocks, jump over prison walls, take the bucket from your head and find my site (BLOG)!”

 

Seeing that a couple of people (Looking at you two :P) told everyone, and for those who still can’t find it, i will post it. It really is simple…

http://codien.wordpress.com

Counting Down!

It seems like years ago when the PHB first hit the 10,000 mark.

It felt like months ago when the PHB hit their 100,000 mark.

But never did Scary Tomato, a kid from Hong Kong, ever believe that a simple passion for helping people on Poptropica, would become what it is today.

So today we are celebrating. The PHB’s biggest moment (besides their first year aniversary 😛 ).

 

1,000,000 Hits!1000000!

 And as of today, we have exactly 10,700 comments in the whole blog!

Help us count down to the huge milestone in the comments below.

Because it is you, the viewers, that made the hits.

The PHB Team

Scary Tomato |  Smockers

Codien  | Grumpy Wolf

The Dr. Hare Glitch

😦 Update: This glitch does not work anymore. 😦

The secrets to Dr. Hare will be revealed. The secrets will be revealed...
The secret has been revealed.

The PHB Dr. Hare Glitch

[Credits to Codien for finding it.]

 Are you sitting around Poptropica, waiting for ages till that new island comes out? Have you got nothing else to do?
Then why don’t you try “The PHB Dr. Hare Glitch” on for size. You will be hairy in no time.

NOTE:

  • This glitch will only work if you haven’t completed the 24 Carrot quest. Make a new user to try it out though.
  • This glitch will change your whole costume into Dr. Hare. Remember that anything you were wearing will be lost.
  • The glitch will make you turn into to a boy even if your a girl because Dr. Hare is a boy. If you want to become a girl again press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [R] until you change to a girl. Remember this randomises everything and you will loose the Dr. Hare costume and you wont be able to get it back.

Follow these directions to complete The PHB Dr. Hare Glitch:

  1. Head over to 24 Carrot Island via the blimp.
  2. Complete most of the quest until you get to the end when you are about to enter the codes onto the computer.
    [For more information and help on completing 24 Carrot Quest click here.]
  3. Enter the codes to become control of Dr. Hares ship.
  4. Now the aim here is to crash into the asteroids to destroy his ship. When you crash into the asteroids his face will pop up shouting at you.
  5. When his face pops up click and hold [Ctrl] + [Shift] and rapidly press [S] at the same time. This should change his skin color/colour.
  6. When his face pops up again press the same buttons to change his skin again. (This is just to make sure you did it the first time.)
    [MAC Users] Press [Command] + [Shift] + [S]
  7. Crash his ship completely and you should be out of the game. BUT WAIT! I’m still myself!
  8. Head down to the bottom and walk out the door on the left. You should now feel and look different. 😛
  9. Go into items and use the telaporter to go back to the top.
  10. CONGRATULATIONS! You are now Dr. Hare!

[!COMPLETE!]
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Here’s a video tutorial if you need more help. Provided by Blooberry

ARE YOU READY TO WITNESS THE BEST GLITCH IN POPTROPICA SINCE ITS CREATION?
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AND ITS ALL BECAUSE OF THE PHB

-The PHB Team-

Scary Tomato Smockers Codien