#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

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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

Zany’s Grand Tour, Forgotten 3D Islands, and Popping Art

Yep, the updates just keep on coming!

The Public Land Preview may be over, but the hype isn’t! A tour of Zany Crown’s Tree House, the winner of the Land competition, has been released. It was made by Captain Crawfish himself. 🙂

Pretty cool, huh? I defiantly think the basement with the tree roots was the best part of the Land. It was super creative, so congrats Zany!

Plus, Poptropica Forgotten Islands is now out for Nintendo 3DS. You can buy it now at Amazon.

Just in time for the holidays!

Of course, there has been more art released on Twitter. Click to enlarge the images.

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Sorry if it’s a bit difficult to see. This was Jeff Kinney’s rough castle sketch for Vampire’s Curse.

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undergroundNow this is a sneak peek of an upcoming island’s “palace interior scene.” Apparently the island will be coming in January 2015, so it’s not too far away. Any theories guys? I may be way off, but the image kinda reminds me of the underground Daily Pops we were focused on a while ago, throughout 2013. Some people even thought they could be for the return of Legendary Swords. A good example of those Daily Pops can be found here (or look to the right). The images seem to have a similar style, right? Then again, at a second glace, the old Daily Pops remind me of Arabian Nights too. Well, hopefully you guys have some better theories than I do. 😛

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Anyway, a Creator also drew another Pop Storm! This one demonstrates the Squash and Stretch theme.

That’s all for now! Comment your thoughts below. 😉

~SD