Happy (Almost) Halloween!

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Our new spooky (spoopy?) header!

Poptropica is already in the Halloween spirit! And so am I, actually. From zombies to fairies, Halloween is all about dressing up (and maybe about getting candy, too). That’s why the first piece of news is…


Poppy Puppet Costumes

I might just have to do a Gender Glitch for this one because both of these costumes look really cool. Of course, it’s limited time, so get it as soon as possible! It’s 400 credits for non-members, and, as always, free for members.

If you’re low on credits, you can always spin the spinnew…Halloween Spinning Wheel! Yep, it’s fully Halloweenified with fall colors, cobwebs, spooky spiders, and jack-o-lanterns.

Also, the Poptropica Help Blog is having its annual Halloween contest! If you dress up in a Halloween costume or fall-related costume and win, the Creators are giving a 1-month membership to all the winners!


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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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MotM Book, Votes, Realms, & More

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, with more updates and releases! Information about Mystery of the MapMarch MadnessRealms, and more will all be included in this gigantic post! As usual, everything will be from oldest to newest, so if you’ve gotten all the old things, just scroll down a bit.


Mystery of the Map Book Released

On March 1st, Mystery of the Map was finally made available to order! The Creators even made three videos consisting of some of the pages (a clever way to advertise 😉 ):

You also may want to check out some of the events on the MotM page. It looks like if you live in New York or Texas of the USA, you might get a chance to get your book signed (one of the signings is today, actually)! Ah, only if small states were as lucky.


March Madness Votes

Vote for the Members-only island you want to open to everyone on Poptropica.Do you remember when all of the sponsored islands were made for Members only (and the reactions to it)? …Well, if you’re one of the people that thought it was an outrage, this is your chance! Until March 31, every common room will have a scroll where you can vote for which island you think should be available for everyone. In fact, you get one vote for each common room you go to! Basically, that means you’ll have upwards of 40 votes you can get. If you need a refresher of the islands that are only for Members, here you go:

Based off of the results on March 16, Red Dragon Island (woo!) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island are really close; in fact, on that day, there was only one vote separating them! So, start voting!


Spring Shopping

Ready for spring (or fall?) shopping? Poptropica thinks so! In the Store, you can get some very springy items, like the Flower Power and Sneezing Powder.

The Flower Power, available for everyone, has two options: you can either customize the costume to look like a flower, or you can plant flowers throughout Poptropica.

The Sneezing Power, which only Members can get, allows you to start a chain of sneezing, where you sneeze, any Poptropican in front of you sneezes, any Poptropica in front of them sneezes, etc. I think most of us can agree that this is one of the less fun things about spring…Although, in Poptropica, it is fun to see other Poptropicans sneeze.


Return of Realms

Since February 16, Poptropica Realms hasn’t been available for anyone to access due to bugs in the system. That means it’s been a little over a month since it’s been gone. Luckily, the Creators have yet again defeated the forces of evil, through programming, and Realms is playable again! As a reminder:

You can reach Poptropica Realms either through the first page of the travel map, or from the returning user page after you log in.

You can also visit our handy-dandy post on sharing realms if you need help with that. 😛


Other News

Some other tidbits recently include some monkeys — Night Watchmonk, Berry Scary Monkey, and Charlie the Chocomonkey — landing on other islands when Monkey Wrench Island was released. Sadly, they were only accessible for a short amount time!

For Pi Day, on March 14, a Cream Pie Toss was released that you could throw at other Poptropicans. Also, on March 17, for St. Patrick’s Day, a Leprechaun Follower was released. Both of these were only for limited times, though!

I think that’s it, Poptropicans! 😀

~Silver Wolf out