Books, Membership, Wimpy Boardwalk Island, Wimpy Wonderland Island

Today Only: Wimpy Kid / Poptropica Flash Giveaway!

Hey guys! SD here with some flashy news!

giveaway

Today and today only, Poptropica has teamed up with Abrams, the publishing house of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, to bring a cool giveaway to us.

As you may know, the Wimpy Kid inspired islands are April’s Islands of the Month and that of course is because April is Wimpy Kid Month! Right now, these islands are open to everyone, not just members as they usually are the rest of the year – so take advantage of that while you can! 😉

But more on this giveaway, right? By entering on WimpyKid.com today (April 12), you might just be able to win a Poptropica-Wimpy Kid prize pack! In this pack, you’ll get:

  • A 6-month membership to Poptropica.
  • Copies of Cabin Fever and Dog Days, the books that inspired the Wimpy Kid Poptropica games.
  • The first three books of the NYT bestselling Poptropica graphic novel series: Mystery of the Map, The Lost Expedition, and The Secret Society.
  • A Dr. Hare plush toy.

To enter, go to the Wimpy Kid Giveaway page and click on the 12, which is today’s date. Just fill in the information, and you’ve entered! But if you’re under the age of 18, remember to get a parent or guardian’s permission first. 😛

If you’re a huge Wimpy Kid fan, the site is having other giveaways this month too, but this one is currently the only Poptropica-related one, so you better act fast, Poptropicans! Good luck to everyone! 😀

In other news, the PHB is sad to announce the departure of one of our staff writers, Perfect Sky. PS leaves us with a brief word, posted below:

The main reason I made this decision is because I just don’t have enough time to keep up with blogging and everything that’s going on in the community. With other priorities in real life, I don’t think I’ll have time for everything here, nor will I have the time to start my own blog.

I haven’t necessarily lost interest in Poptropica itself – while there are definitely recent updates with the game that I’ve been disappointed by, I’m sure I’ll still log on to Pop occasionally and replay classic islands in the future. After all, it’s hard to immediately totally forget about a game you’ve had over 9 years of memories with.

For now, you can still find me on Discord and Twitter, and I’ll continue to read and support blogs in the Poptropica community.

In addition to her blogging endeavors, PS is also known among the community for her super creative Poptropica movies, which you can find on her YouTube channel, PoptropicaPerfectSky. You will be missed around here, Perfect Sky! ✨

~ the PHB ~

Wimpy Wonderland Island

Walking in a Wimpy Wonderland

It’s as clear as black-and-white (literally!): Wimpy Wonderland is the next Poptropica island!

Here’s the island description from the official info page:

The kids in town are enjoying a snow day – all except for Greg Heffley, whose little brother Manny has gone missing! It’s up to you to find Manny, but before you do, you’ll have to contend with surly teenagers, crabby senior citizens, and those rotten Whirley Street kids. Join Greg, Rowley, Rodrick, and the rest of the Wimpy Kid characters for a snow-capped adventure you’ll never forget!

We also have our own WW island page here and it is also listed on our Island Help. Note that there are more Wimpy sneak peeks from the Daily Pop if you’re interested – the black-and-white ones.

Right now you can log in to Poptropica for a sneak preview of the upcoming adventure and talk to some of the characters, including Greg Heffley and weirdo Fregley (“Wanna see my secret freckle?” xD). You can also chase Greg’s little brother Manny up a tree, but if you try to enter any buildings, it will tell you to come back in mid-March. That’s right, Poptropica members get to play this island this month!

For those who didn’t know: Jeff Kinney is the creator of Poptropica, and also the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book/movie series, which this island is based on. So this is pretty cool, since everyone loves DOAWK, right? 😀 (shame on you if you don’t. :c)

Sneak Peeks

You saw it here first on Poptropica!

It’s Thursday, July 29, 2010. Yes, the time has come for Greg Heffley to present us the cover for the FIFTH installment in the popular kids’ pentalogy. Of course, you can find Greg on any of the Poptropican islands.  A wise man once said, “I should really shut up,” and I’m going to do just that. 🙂

*fangirl squeal*

Whaaaaat. Best book cover art evar? It’s not the beautiful truth, it’s not the MYSTERIOUS truth, it’s the… UGLY truth. And Greg has an egg in his hand. That’s pretty awesome. Although the book cover art has been revealed, we may have to wait some time before the actual book is released. The ugly truth is that the book comes out on November 9th, 2010 (see what I did there? :D), but fear not, fellow Poptropicans, I’m sure it will be most definitely worth the wait!

In more Poptropica-related news, the creators have presented us two more installments of Poptropica Tips and Tricks on the Creators’ Blog. Of course, these two tips/tricks (Randomizer and Dial-A-Costume) have always been available for viewing on our Cool Stuff tab under Cheat Codes. There you can also find many more Poptropica Tips and Tricks. Enjoy!

~Smockers

"NO! I don't want a freaking police hat, you stupid phone; JUST GET ME TO A 911 OPERATOR!"
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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

Astro-Knights Island, Sneak Peeks, Uncategorized

Our first half-million, Jeff Kinney, and Shining Crystals!

Yes!! Poptropica Help Blog has reached 500,000 hits – that’s half of a million! 😯

Special First Posts!:
Scary Tomato’s first post (joined July 26, 2008.)
Smockers’s first post (joined October 6, 2008.)
Codien’s first post (joined October 20, 2008.)

The PHB was created on July 26, 2008. Today is February 17, 2009. That means it took only around 6 months, 3 weeks, and a day! That was quick! 😀

To celebrate with a bit of confetti, check out this funny website:
http://producten.hema.nl/

The language written there is Dutch, but don’t worry, you don’t need to know Dutch to watch the cool video there! Oh, and turn on the volume for extra effects, too! 😛

Or…

  • opens the cookie jar*
  • munches*

Let’s add some milk to that, too! Cheers! :mrgreen:

Many of you might know Jeff Kinney. In case you don’t, he’s the author of the bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid! If you want to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you can see it online for free on Funbrain: http://www.funbrain.com/journal/Journal.html?ThisJournalDay=1&ThisPage=1.

Anyway, Grey Flame recently discovered on Jeff’s website that Jeff Kinney himself is one of Poptropica’s Creators! Thanks for sharing, Grey Flame!

For proof, visit Mr. Kinney’s website at: http://wimpykid.com/

Click on “Author Interview” at the left side. Under the second Q-and-A that shows up, click on “Next”. On the next page find where it says “Q: Are you a full time writer?” A:, the answer, says: “No. I work full-time as a virtual world designer, and I created Poptropica.com. I’m also a full-time dad, so things are very busy for me right now!”

The big news is, there’s now another known way to contact the Poptropica Creators! On Mr. Kinney’s website, click on “Contact” at the left. At the top, it says:

Jeff Kinney
wimpykid@comcast.net

Please note: Because of the amount of E-mail Jeff receives, it’s not possible for him to respond quickly. It might take a few months for Jeff to get your E-mail.

We might be able to ask Jeff Kinney about Poptropica questions by sending E-mails to him! However, as the note says on his website, it might take quite a while before he replies (if he even does at all!).

If any of you send him an E-mail, and he replies, tell us about it! You can forward it to us at poptropicahelpblog@gmail.com. If it’s really interesting we can share it with everyone else on Poptropica Help Blog, and give you credit, of course!

Anyone here like pink? Then this next Astro-Knights sneak peek is for you!

Thanks Zany Moon for the alert. Adorned all over this image we see are a many shiny pink crystals. Here’s the picture and information:

Blog Post Title: Far Far Far Away
Description: I’ve found some really unique places within the vast world of Poptropica. This place was really special with its many glistening and glowing pink crystals. I couldn’t help but pick one up and examine its beauty.
Image URL: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_q9BePaDQLzI/SZmP51ndHoI/AAAAAAAAAC0/Gx0istNg42c/s1600-h/crystals.jpg
Image Name: crystals.jpg

Maybe we’ll get to hold these crystals on Astro-Knights, since that’s what Comic Kid is doing in the picture! 😉

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