Fan Art Features, Social Media

Villainous Fashion: Dr. Hare in Designer ๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿฅ•

Poptropica’s been in quite the dry spell these past few months, but every so often, the Pop Creators still throw us a few crumbs of entertainment.

A new meme on Twitter showcases how to mimic Dr. Hare’s style IRL with a collection of refined items, from a hot pink Valentino jumpsuit to… Walmart bunny ears. ๐Ÿฐ Thanks, Poptropica Fashion Week!

Leave it to Poptropica to dress Dr. Hare in designer…

It’s been a while, but this week Pop finally popped back into the Instagram game with a host of story highlights. Enjoy!

And no, unfortunately so far this little spike in activity hasn’t translated to the game or the official blog, which hasn’t offered any updates in a hot month. Yes, we’re here in the middle of March, still waiting to hear about January’s costume contest winner and the Baron’s disappearance, with the airship last seen in December. All the fancy styles on social media can’t make us forget the missing substance of the game…


Fan Art Features, PoptropiCon Island, Roblox

Dr. Hare in Roblox: City Slam Survival ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Hey Poptropicans and Robloxians!

Poptropica’s spin-off Roblox games studio, Suit Up Games, just dropped a new Roblox game: City Slam Survival. Alas, it has nothing to do with Poptropica, save for one freebie you can get: a cubic Dr. Hare pet.

To get this pink bunny block following you around on Roblox, click on the backpack button inside the game and go to Pets. From there, enter the promo code as shown on a Home Island billboard โ€” HareDoc (case sensitive, so only capitalize the H and D) โ€” to get your li’l Dr. Hare. ๐Ÿฐ

As an ad for Lunchables 100% Juice, City Slam Survival is seeing much more impressive stats (25K+ visits so far) than Poptropica’s previous Roblox releases. The game’s premise is simple: smash to collect, collect to build, and build to survive. It’s quite the swerve from typical Pop…

While Dr. Hare is out getting his brand deal on another platform, another character isn’t so lucky. PHC user Fearless Star noticed that in the current PoptropiCon Island, Ep. 2, a poster was quietly removed.

The banner in the in-game convention center featured a superhero called “Proto-13” who resembled the manga character Astro Boy. We guess it might have been taken down due to copyright concerns, despite all the parodies on the island. Welp, RIP Proto-13 ๐Ÿ™

Despite the loss of one art piece, there’s plenty more to be admired on Poptropica’s Instagram stories. Here are their latest fan art features:

Don’t forget, the Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest is open until November 16! Try your hand at designing the next batch of member gifts for winter โ€” you might win your own idea made into the game. ๐ŸŽ„


Fan Art Features, Roblox, Sneak Peeks, Social Media

Placing Poptropica on Roblox’s Map ๐Ÿฆข๐Ÿ—บ

Good morning, gamers (or whatever time it is) โ€” straight from Pop!

But maybe not just Pop. The Creators’ Blog just announced something major: Poptropica is releasing a Roblox game! And here’s a sneak peek:

Now what could this be? Our theory is that this looks a lot like Monster Carnival Island, with its dark mystical aura and swan boat reminiscent of the one inside the Tunnel of Love where you spoil a moment with two teenaged lovers. However, this will be neither an island nor quest.

Still, it will be “based on a fan-favorite island,” which could mean an off-shoot of Monster Carnival or something else. It’s certainly interesting that Poptropica is expanding into Roblox, a kids’ virtual world which nowadays has many more active players than Pop, and it’s possible Pop is trying to tap into this audience.

But we also can’t help but wonder about the implications of Pop building on another game โ€” thereby focusing fewer resources on their own game. (Old islands, when?)

More news will be coming in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Poptropica recently tweeted a little activity titled “design your dream Poptropica map,” lined with icons of old islands and ranked with dollar amounts ranging from $1โ€“5. The challenge is to fit your faves on an imaginary map with just $20 โ€” which ones will make the cut?

Could this be a sign that Poptropica is taking player feedback on which of the more popular classics to bring back, or are they just playing with our hopes again? Is their pulse correct on which islands are considered more valuable? That’s all up for debate, but at any rate, it’s another critical hit for all the nostalgic players out there.

Odd memes with IRL crossovers continue on Twitter, with one on Wheel of Fortune hinting at Tessa Turncoat from PoptropiCon, and another on Dr. Hare-like costumed cyclists going wild:

Also on Twitter, Poptropica has been sharing some pretty cool fan art. Take a look!

Over on Instagram, Poptropica shared on their story a page of fan art doodles as well as a Pop poll on favorite characters. Check ’em out:

That wraps up this update. What do you think of the upcoming Roblox debut? What islands are on your dream Poptropica map? How did Dr. Hare break the fourth wall? Share with us in the comments below!


PHB Parties

Recap: the PHB’s 2021 Grapple-Pap Party โ˜ƒ๏ธ

Pap-Pap Hooray, it’s Grapple-Pap! โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

This weekend, Poptropicans gathered in the Arcade and on our PHC Discord server to celebrate the holiday season with a bout of friendly games, festive outfits, and frolicking cheer. Catch a glimpse of the fun in the collage pic above! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘‹

We dressed up and doodled around, connecting with friends and facing our share of disconnections from full Poptropica party rooms. On the PHC, Santa Hare and a host of other Santa villains greeted us with boasts of their Christmastime delinquency. Snowballs were thrown, screen snaps were shared, and so were suspicions of who in the party room might be a Pop Creator โ€” our bet’s on Detective Anna Gram. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thanks to all who came out to party with us! We hope you had a blast and are enjoying the holidays, however you celebrate. Happy Grapple-Pap!!

~Poptropicaโ€™s little help bloggers ๐ŸŽ„


Interpreting the Main Four’s dreams, pt. 1: Dr. Hare ๐Ÿฅ•

Hey everyone! In this post, I’m going to be diving into the murky realm of guesswork known as dream analysis.

While not always accurate, dream analysis offers insight into different types of dreams and what they mean. And thanks to Super Villain Island, we’ve got rare peeks into the subconscious minds of Poptropica’s four most infamous villains: Dr. Hare, Black Widow, Binary Bard, and Captain Crawfish. Your dreams can say a lot about you…what do they say about the Main Four? Let’s take a look!

Note: Each dream contains two viewpoints, one from the villain’s perspective and one from the player’s. In this series, we’ll only be focusing on the villain’s viewpoint.

First up, we have our half-rabbit scientist buddy, Dr. Hare! For those of you who aren’t as familiar with the events of Super Villain, Hare’s dream involves being carried into an anthill and kept in an underground room at the bottom for the remainder of the dream.

A recurring dream? ๐Ÿ‘€

So, what does dreaming of being kidnapped by ants supposedly symbolize? Dreams of being kidnapped and held hostage both indicate feeling powerless or unable to change the circumstances. Ants on the other hand can represent annoyances, issues, or distractions in waking life.

Something that comes to mind when I think of Hare being unable to change the circumstances is the time he unwisely placed the player in control of his rabbot at the end of 24 Carrot Island, and was promptly crushed by incoming asteroids. That’s certainly an annoyance.

Maybe choose your driver more carefully next time.

Another notable aspect of Hare’s Super Villain dream is the ant queen, seated beside Hare in her underground throne room as hundreds of ant servants rush to and fro through the hill.

Queens and royalty commonly symbolize praise, respect, and accomplishments. Hare certainly is an accomplished person; not everyone devises a brilliant scheme to mind control the entire world by way of an enormous rabbot machine! Ignoring the fact that his scheme ultimately failed. Ahem.

One more observation I’ll mention is the size of this dream world. Just look how huge those carrots are! Being tiny in a dream — or maybe Hare was normal sized, and everything else was enormous, either way — likely ties into the feeling of powerlessness already suggested by being kidnapped.

I’d hazard a guess that Hare is reliving the unfortunate (for him, that is) events of 24 Carrot Island within his dream. Feeling that sense of accomplishment upon finishing his mind control device, only to be foiled and trapped by the player, taken out of control and lost into deep space! Except…in the dream, it’s apparently the other way around. And it’s with ants. ๐Ÿœ


That’s all for this post, folks! Stay tuned for my next three dream interpretation attempts coming soon, starring the artsy Black Widow, the mighty Captain Crawfish, and the genius Binary Bard!

Dream on,

~ ๐Ÿ’œ