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Charming fan-made costumes, coming to a Cabin of Curiosities πŸ‘š

Hey all! It’s time for the reveal of the very first winners of Poptropica’s Costume Contest–which, if all goes well, will become an ongoing monthly event. All winning fan-made costumes will be free for all players to purchase!

Without further ado, let’s hear it for Bronze Eye and Shy Ghost (aka pinklightningmc) with their fashionable Love Potion Demon and Movie Geek costume entries! Personally, I can’t wait to see these fabulous ‘fits surface in the store. ✨

Faced with the Pop fandom’s awesome artistic talent, the Creators had a smidge of trouble deciding on only one perfect costume to feature and instead picked two winners. Choosing more than one entry isn’t a new trope in Pop’s frequent contests; but hey, I’m not complaining! The more costumes, the merrier. I’m excited to see what other sweet designs join these two in upcoming contests!


At the end of their blog post announcing the winners, the Creators also mentioned a new store makeover that was hinted at recently. The Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities will be arriving on Home Island any day now, bringing aforementioned fan-made costumes with it.

It’s certainly a cool-looking shop, incorporating elements of the gone-but-not-forgotten Monkey Wrench Island. But are all these cosmetic features and makeovers really necessary? I’d go out on a limb and say probably not. Which is what the majority of us in the Pop fanbase will keep saying until those old Islands return…πŸ‘€


All that aside, we’ve also got two new Instagram fan art features from the Creators! These pieces of art come from a.jbox and pinklightningmc (the same person who created the winning Love Potion Demon costume).

Well, that’s all we’ve got today, Poptropicans. Let us know your thoughts on the winning costumes, and the ever-so-slightly excessive shop and Home Island makeovers. Poptropica may not be half of what it used to be, but hey, at least we’ve got fashion. πŸ˜”βœŒοΈ

Until next time,

~πŸ’œ

Contests, Fairy Tale Island

Fans deliver fantastic Fairytale fanfics πŸ“š βœ¨

A little over two weeks ago, the Creators made a call for the Pop fandom to write and submit their own alternative endings for Fairytale Island—and, unsurprisingly, you knocked this contest out of the park!

Similar to the results of the Dream Island Contest, the Creators had trouble choosing just one entry, and instead ended up featuring four (very deserving) winning submissions.

Congratulations to Speedy Eagle, Mighty Fox, Slippery Sword, and Tall Cactus (from the PHC) on winning the Fairytale Fanfic Challenge! From the origins of Rumplestiltskin’s name, to the reveal of the real king, to an explanation for that mysterious tube of lipstick’s role in the story, your fanfics covered just about all we’d been wondering after Fairytale Island’s strangely abrupt ending. Read the full submissions here!

Between fan creation highlights on Instagram, the Fairytale Fan Art Challenge in April, and now this fanfic challenge, the Creators have been offering a lot of attention to their creative fanbase, and that’s great! It’s awesome to see them connecting with players as regularly as the Creators are, plus welcoming them to submit their own creations for possible features.

But asking players to write a whole new ending for an island, even if it won’t be canonified in the game, is slightly odd. Fairytale’s ending was generally unsatisfactory and left many important questions unanswered, which the Creators acknowledged previously in their blog post announcing the Fanfic Challenge. Where did Rumplestiltskin vanish to? What happened to that poor prince? Did somebody arrest the Huntsman for his attempted homicide?

Leaving these questions to be answered by the fanbase instead of simply including them in the island itself is… a bit weird, to say the least. Did the Creators not have the time to write a full ending for Fairytale? Are they planning on surprising us with a sequel, or are these fanfics the only endings this shorter island will ever see? 🧐

Either way, let us know what you thought of the winning fanfic submissions in the comments. And if you entered your own story, feel free to share it with us in a guest post! See you next time, Poptropicans.

~πŸ’œ

Fairytale’s various characters may have gotten their happy endings in fan fiction… but what about the island itself?

Advertisements, Contests, Sneak Peeks, Web Development

Winners & Updates!

Hey readers!

There’s PopToolz to address, new Creators’ blog posts, new side ads, and last but not least the WINNERS!!!…so lets hit it! XD

#1 – New Side Ads! – Credit to Johnny!

Check out these new side ads, advertising the upcoming movie, The Tooth Fairy. Interesting thing to note that it stars Dwayne Johnson, The Rock. OK I admit it – I used to watch WWW or WWE or whatever it was called… Don’t shoot me. And it wasn’t like I was a hardcode (lame joke I know) fan or anything…I was kinda forced to watch it. Don’t ask.

#2 – New Creators’ Blog post! – Credit to…well…me. XD

“Fish, my favorite kind of fountain…”

You’ll never believe what I saw on my adventures recently. A real fountain in the shape of a fish! Have I ever told you how much I love fish? I think I will like this new island a lot!

– Posted by Comic Kid

Are mermaids in Poptropica’s future? LOL.

#3 – PopToolz!

First of all, thanks for all the positive feedback about PopToolz! =D
Secondly, I just want to list the features coming in the next version:

  • Instant alerts on new Creators’ Blog posts
  • Instant alerts on new PHB posts
  • Fullscreen mode – when enabled, it allows you to play Poptropica in 100% full screen!
  • New keyboard shortcuts

And that’s pretty much it. If you have any feature suggestions, go ahead and post them in the comments!
You can download the current version here. Remember, it’s Firefox only. I’m also working on getting it reviewed & accepted by Mozilla…

#4Β  – The Contest Winners!

Here are the lucky winners of my Colossal Contest!

  • Pawsrent
  • DaVinci
  • Postopialucy
  • MoonLight91
  • MuddyDragon
  • FriendlyBeetle
  • BraveHero270
  • CoolWing
  • SqueezySinker
  • MasterMime212

Congrats to the winners! I’m sorry if you didn’t win. But you never know…you may get a second chance. πŸ˜‰
Accounts should be created and emailed within the week!

#5 – An awesome game!

I wanted to tell you guys about an awesome new game I found – it’s called Wiglington and Wenks. Inside of Wiglington and Wenks, you can interact with other players, battle each other in “Balloon Warz”, throw and participate in parties, travel all over the world to places like Singapore, Madagascar, Australia, The Amazon Rainforest, and The Grand Canyon!

The main goal of the game, however, is to find and restore the memories of historical persons who have been accidentally placed in the present. Also, the evil Count Cannaregio has stolen Carto’s Magic Maps from Wiglington, who is the rightful owner of them. The Magic Maps are powerful tools, by which the barer can travel and see back and forth through time. Obviously, in the wrong hands things could go terribly awry.

So if it sounds like your type of game, go ahead and check it out! Hijuyo and I already have account there, called…well, Hijuyo and Coderkid. πŸ˜› Here’s a screenshot of me hanging out in Wiglington Town.

See you there! πŸ˜‰ Click here to sign up. Oh, I should also mention that in a few days I’ll be throwing a party there, so be sure to come! I’ll post about it on the PHF. Can’t wait to see you guys there! πŸ™‚