Mashup Mondays: Toy Story

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*gasp* Is this is a post? Yes, yes it is. If you remember my last post, I said “So this brings up the question: what’s going to happen to the PTFP? I don’t know. I’m never going to delete it, but I’m not sure if I’ll post again. I could post a week from now if I felt like it, or this could be it. It depends.”

Well, it’s a Monday. Toy Story 4 is out (with a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating). I love art. I still love Poptropica in its own way. So I decided: why not make a post if I’ll have fun? So we’re bringing out the ol’ Toy Story mashed with Poptropica! I could edit this to the extreme like I used to, but I think that’s part of what made me tired of posting. I want to be genuine, to be me. So there might be mistakes or awkward wording, but the point is to have fun! Let’s get to it!


Toy Story and Poptropica’s History

Oddly enough, there have been lots of Toy Story ads on Poptropica, but not much documentation. Apparently, in 2010 there was a Toy Story/Toy Story 2 DVD ad, but I can only find this Answers.com question and this YouTube video as evidence (thanks to the person who recorded this, who is 9 years older now, which is weird to think about):

The ad consisted of a crane machine game, and the prizes were a Toy Alien costume, a Buzz Lightyear costume, and an army men effect card. According to the Answers.com response, there was a “Jenny” costume as well, but that’s not a Toy Story character, so perhaps they meant Jessie. Who knows.

Now, also in 2010, there was also a Toy Story 3 ad, which did release that year in theaters. This time, there’s better documentation, but still only one post describing it that I can find on Icy Comet’s Blog (wow, that brings back memories!). The costumes, with credit to the post and blog of course, looked like this:

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#PoptropicaArt Winners and Home Island’s Halloween

Hey spooky scary skeletons, TC here! Recently, Poptropica has been celebrating Halloween with some updates to Home Island, along with the #PoptropicaArt winners finally being announced after weeks of finalists. Let’s begin, shall we…

Congrats to Maryann P., who got first place with this out-of-this-world entry!

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In second place is Crafty Poptropican, with Super Villain Island fan art that’s like a dream.

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And last but not least, Slanted Fish takes home the bronze with this super drawing!

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Don’t forget about the honorable mentions!

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Congrats to all the winners, enjoys your memberships! And to all of you who didn’t win anything, don’t worry, I’m sure there will be more fun contests in the near future.

Now, let’s go back to the whole Home Island update.

First of all, the Halloween Photo Booth is back and better as ever, make sure to enjoy it while it lasts!

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You may notice some other sp00py changes too…

But the most shocking one has to DJ Saturday Nite’s new hair color, which looks strangely familiar…

So yeah, that’s all for now. Have a happy yet horrifying Halloween, stay sp00py, and make sure to never run with scissors!

-Tall Cactus / Devil DJ

9th Birthday, #PoptropicaArt, & More!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, with some Poptastic Updates! I would like to note that this is replacing this week’s Mashup Mondays, but there will be one next week.


9 Lives Means 9 Birthdays

Now, I love cats, and so I’m pretty excited for Poptropica’s 9th birthday items… The 9th Birthday Balloon of course, and a hat with a cat in it (it even wags its tail)! So cute. Like last year’s 8-bit pig item, this year’s is also a play on the birthday number.

Poptropica’s birthday month is September, so they probably won’t be in the store for much longer! A little extra info is that Poptropica had a birthday party at their HQ, including Jeff Kinney. Looks pretty fun to me. I mean, cats!


Island of the Month + Credits

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Interview, Art, & More

First of all, before I want to begin the actual informational part of this post, I wanted to apologize for not posting (since August 8th!). School has started and I missed two Mashup Mondays, and, well, I happened to get sick Sunday and stayed home yesterday. Great timing. There will be a Mashup Mondays next week. Anyway, this post is all about Poptropica news, so let’s get to it!


#PoptropicaArt Contest

Don’t forget about the #PoptropicaArt Contest that ends September 5th! That’s right, you only have about a week to go! There are some confirmed finalist entries…from Twitter, they are:

Congrats to all the winners, and congrats to our very own…Spotted Dragon (SydVC)! As you can see, the style comes in all variations, from digital, to marker, to colored pencil. Next up, the most recent confirmed finalists from Facebook:

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Timmy Failure Island Prizes Week 2 & Hub Island

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, with some information on this week’s prize until next Thursday, and the new Hub Island! I’ll be giving an overview of Hub Island, but I’ll also give a theory I have about it, which may be completely wishful thinking, or it may lead somewhere.


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As said in Brave Sky’s post, every Thursday until Timmy Failure Island’s release (September 17th), you can go on Timmy Failure Island and talk to Timmy to get a prize! This week’s prize is a Polar Bear Gold Card, which you can see to the right.

Hub/Home Island Brief Overview & Theory

Note: this is a brief description and the island guide will be coming soon, along with a guide of Poptropica.

Hub Island Tutorial GuyJust the other day, out of nowhere, Hub Island, or Home Island, was added to the map! Basically, the tutorial section is similar to the beginning island on Poptropica Adventures. You go into the tutorial by talking to the Poptropican in the pilot costume on the bridge.

Wrench LadyYou’ll then be taken to a tutorial, where you find 8 shards scattered throughout the area to form a medallion. Of course, the medallion is yours! While there, you’ll meet a Poptropican that will show you how to customize your character by giving her a wrench.

Outside of the tutorial, you can also enter three buildings, one called “New You” that lets you randomize costumes you can wear and colorize your skin and hair (which didn’t stay for me), another that when entered takes you to the Poptropica Shop, and the last one called “Arcade,” letting you go into the island’s Common Room:

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Quick! Take a Selfie! Comics, Realms, & More

Of course, the Creators want to give us a happy holiday!

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Hehehe, I love the GHD ship in the background.

Dr. Lange also felt the need to make a tribute to the PHB. It’s pretty impressive, so you might want to check it out!

Anyway, we also have some behind the scenes images to share. First up, “a paused project….

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Well, it looks like a comic to promote an island, such as the Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic series. For what island, I’m not sure.

Next up, a sneak peek that seems to be for the Poptropica Comic Island.

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poptropica realmsThe red lines seem to be the platforms that we can walk on.

The Creators also shared this Poptropica Realms sneak peek (on the right).

“Just grabbed from a Poptropica Creator’s computer when she snuck out to do some shopping.”

I personally can’t wait for Poptropica Realms! 😛

Lastly, The Creators wanted to share six Poptropica selfies of 2014.

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Cute. 😛 That’s it for now! Happy holidays everyone!

Stubb in the Spotlight, Menacing Mouths, & Galactic Sneak Peeks

Hey Poptropicans! Just a few Twitter updates to cover. 😛

First up! Do you remember Stubb, from SOS Island? She was found in the Boiler Room and was a very hard worker. Well, a Poptropica Illustrator created some back story for her! In the form of a picture of course.

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Along with that, the fifth Pop Storm is out! This one is entitled Menacing Mouths.

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Interesting… Anyway, the next tweet refers to Galactic Hotdogs. However, it’s not the usual GHD update… In fact, the Creators claim that it is “VERY, VERY behind the scenes.”

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Do we have a new island upon us??? Hmmm??? Plus, it links to the video below.

Yeah, I’m kinda getting a new island vibe. Especially since the Creators mentioned that GHD may become an island in the future.

There is another behind the scenes image on Twitter, but this doesn’t reveal much. It shows “tools being built for more refined character animations in Poptropica’s videos.”

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Hey, still pretty cool. 😉

I also want to mention that the Creators have been sharing a lot of Poptropica related Instagram posts lately, along with Poptropica-In-School moments, Poptropica related Tumbr posts, and more.

~SD