📺 Pop YouTubers: making art, rapping smart 🎨🎤

Hey Poptropicans, we’re back with another spotlight on YouTubers fuelling their creativity with Poptropica!

This first video comes from an artist called roseshards, who typically posts animations and paintings of cats on her channel. Here, however, Rose takes on a challenge to make good art using the easel on Counterfeit Island. Can it be done on this limited drawing feature? Watch her struggles and successes:

With just a computer mouse (for the most part) and no undo button, this talented artist was able to turn out a pretty spectacular painting, wouldn’t you say? If you’d like to try out this easel for yourself, check out our post on the situation with classic islands to find your way to Counterfeit Island.

Onto a different art form, a little-known rapper going by the name Yung Boy recently dropped a track called “Garrett” and dedicated it to Poptropica. This rap follows a guy named Garrett, who finds himself on 24 Carrot Island, explores a bit, then moves on to Mythology Island. Check it out:

This Poptropica rap seems to be the first of its kind, and it was pretty slick, right? The gameplay captured in the video goes great with the beat, and the seemingly simplistic lyrics flow well. Sure would be cool to see more of these!

That’s all for this post. Hope you enjoyed these creative videos! And if you’re inspired to make some Poptropica fan art of your own, check out the PHB’s Community Creations. Keep on rocking, Poptropicans! 🤘

Counterfeit Island, Pop Places IRL

Pop Places IRL: Counterfeit

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Welcome back to “Pop Places IRL,” Poptropicans! You read the title: SD here to compare scenes from Counterfeit Island to the places in real life (IRL) that it was inspired by. Enjoying the series? Be sure to check out other Pop Places IRL posts.

It may be pretty obvious, but Counterfeit Island is supposed to take place in real life France. Many scenes, including Main Street, were made to resemble France’s aesthetic environment—in particular, the country’s parks and natural landscape.

Aside from nature, we can’t forget about Downtown Counterfeit, and the more man-made features of the island! There’s the internet cafe, jazz cafe, and more. Mmmmm, if only there were more bakeries, like real-life Paris!

Moving back into nature, the Countryside was also a significant location in Counterfeit. Home of the Inspector (or should I say, *spoiler* Black Widow), as well as the last place where Balloon Boy’s feet touched the ground. Aren’t both cottages cute?

On the opposite side of the island, we visit the Docks. I wouldn’t go so far as to say France is known for its docks, but that doesn’t mean its without them! I’m sure they reek of fish, just like any other place where fishing boats sit (no offense, Fishy!).

“What else could there be???” you ask. Well, we got everything above land, so time to head below! The underground tunnels we venture through in game may well be based on very real Catacombs of Paris. These famous catacombs include a series of tunnels underground the city that contain human remains. Spooky!

Lastly, we can’t forget about all the artwork! I mean, this is Counterfeit Island after all, home of our friendly neighborhood art thief. In the Museum Fantastique, we see many well known paintings, including (but not limited to) The Scream, Starry Night, and Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies. And that’s not even mentioning the (spoiler alert) paintings in the secret room at the end of the quest!

Did you know that Edvard Munch created four versions of The Scream, two in paint and two in pastels? One of the painted ones is in The National Gallery in Norway, and the other is in The Munch Museum.

It would be quite a hassle to include all the artwork in this post, but be sure to check out our Ancient Artworks of the Counterfeit Island Museum tour for a closer look at them all if you’re interested!

While not all the displayed paintings correspond, I think it’s safe to assume that this museum was inspired by France’s most famous museum: The Louvre. In fact, this art museum is the largest in the world and displays such pieces as the Mona Lisa! However, the museum in Poptropica is certainly not as grand as the real thing.

I hope you enjoyed this post, because that just about wraps up our real-life tour of Counterfeit Island! I kinda want to visit France now…

What did you think? Have you ever seen these famous paintings in person, or been to any art museum? How about France? Be sure to let us know which island you want us to feature next in this series, as well as what places you think other islands resemble!

Au revoir!


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Counterfeit Island is out NOW!

Counterfeit Island Guide by Super De Struguri:

Yes, the moment we have been waiting for… COUNTERFEIT ISLAND! (Except you have to buy the early access pass to get in… :|) The Early Access Pass to CI is now out in the Poptropica Store, for a bit pricey amount of 500 credits.  Thanks, Super De Struguri!

Even though you get 200 credits for completing it in the Early Access period, you still end up losing 300 credits. xD But for some people it might be worth it to play it early.  😛

Counterfeit Island will be available to the public in January 2010, as the Poptropica Creator Dr. Hare has stated in his post:

Poptropica’s Newest Island is Now Available!

Can you foil the thief who is out to steal some of the world’s most famous artwork? Be among the first to explore and solve the mystery plaguing Counterfeit Island!

You can play right now with the Early Access Pass! It’s available in the Poptropica Store for 500 credits. Ask a parent to buy credits or earn them by solving other islands.

We’re offering 200 FREE CREDITS to Poptropicans that complete Counterfeit Island during the Early Access period.

Counterfeit Island will be available to the public in January 2010. For those of you expecting Reality TV Island…Stay tuned. And don’t forget to sign up for the next island release alert.

Some of the world’s most famous artwork is on display at the island’s museum, but rumor has it someone’s out to steal it. Can you explore the dark and dangerous side of Counterfeit Island and save the day in this crackling canvas caper?

So, those of you who have the credits and can’t fight the irresistible urge to buy the Early Access Pass, go ahead and buy it!  I can’t, sadly, because my mom won’t buy any credits for me. T_T =P Oh wellz… I guess I can wait until January…. or I can go to another account and do it! YESH! 😀

Well, I’m gonna go and search through my huge list of poptopica accounts that have credits, so I’m ending this post.  Have fun on Counterfeit Island, everyone!

EDIT: I’m on Counterfeit Island on one of my other accounts, and it’s awesome. 😀 It turns out it is a somewhat French-themed island, because one of the characters actually said Bonjour! 😛 Here is a screenshot of the island:

This is what it looks like on the map when you unlock the island:

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Counterfeit Credits!

Hey guys, Neat Whale posting. It seems that the Creators are getting ready to launch Counterfeit island, so start saving your credits to buy an early access ticket! Oh, and speaking of credits… the Poptropica Creators are actually saying they will give not 100 but 200 credits if anyone finishes the island while it’s still in early access, and thanks for the update, Goldenbutterfly/Maroonfire23! Well, here’s the post…

Early Access = Bonus Credits!

Counterfeit Island is almost here! We are offering 200 FREE CREDITS for all the Poptropicans that complete Counterfeit Island during the Early Access period. More details to follow!

Until then, please enjoy the world premiere of the new Counterfeit Island video!

The post also said that it was posted by Director D., but then says ‘posted by the one and only Shark Boy’ under it. (Thanks for the notice, Blue Dragon!)  XP, I think the Creators are either getting mixed up or are putting on a ‘Counterfeit’ name, eh? 😛
That video is seriously creeping me out… I have no clue if I want to play Counterfeit anymore… well, okay, maybe I do, but if there is a possible way that you can go without the lights going dark an someone attacking you I’m going that way… lol… well, I have nothing left to say, so, Neat Whale out!
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Candy Canes and Proof that Counterfeit Island is coming soon!

Hello, fellow poptropicans! =D Some of you might have noticed that there’s 2 new delicious looking store items (Thanks, Bobitator!) and 2 new Creators’ posts!  There’s also now a page about Counterfeit Island telling what the plot of the island is.  =D

In the Poptropica Store, there’s two new items:

  • FREE candy canes.  YESH, THEY IZ FREE!!! =O
  • A new Candy Cane Outfit for 75 credits!

Shark Boy made a new post about the new items:

Get your CANE on!

To make the Poptropica holiday season a little more festive, we are giving out FREE candy canes in our store! You can also impress (or scare) your friends with the Crazy Candy Cane Costume. Happy Holidays!

If you press the spacebar while holding the candy cane, you can throw it up in the air! 😀 THANK YOU, CREATORS!

Celebrate Christmas this year on the summit of chilly Mount Everest!
Celebrate Christmas this year on the summit of chilly Mount Everest!

Anyway, there’s another post on the Creators’ Blog, by Master Mime(Thanks, Johnny!) It shows some sketches of the Counterfeit Island Gate Keeper.  0_o He scares me…

Doesn’t he scare you too?  0.o The title of the post was “Counterfeit Island Gate Keeper”, and the description was:

Here is some concept art for Counterfeit Island. Watch out for the Gatekeeper! You will only like him when he’s…crazy.

I think he’s crazy enough. 😛 xD If you look at the homepage, there’s a link to a page about Counterfeit Island’s plot!  (Thanks, TyrianCF!)

When you click on it, you will be lead to this page:

So, the description talks about the plot, saying that you will have to explore the “dark and dangerous side of Counterfeit Island” and save the famous artwork from the person who’s out to steal it.  This probably includes that Thomas Jefferson painting, and the Scream.

Yup, this is pretty much it. 🙂  Be sure to check out the new Poptropican’s 911 below!