Fantastic Photos, Awesome App Updates, and Cool Cartoons!

Hey guys, Spotted Dragon here! Lots of updates to cover today. But first… lemme take a selfie.

The Creators just added a cool new feature to the game, specifically on Home Island. What is this great new feature you ask? A photo booth! Upon visiting the island, you can find the photo booth next to the Shop. Thanks to Ultimate iPad Expert for the all the pictures!

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Once inside, you will be greeted by a panel of buttons on the left of your screen. They are all labeled in the picture below.

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The best part about the photo booth is that you can change the entire scene all on your own, including the characters, props, backgrounds, and more! You can either start from scratch, or edit a pre-made template.

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And don’t worry… the photo booth is available for everyone! So what are you waiting for? Go to Poptropica now to try it out for yourself.

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Yeah, this is me showing off my mixtape (which is on fire btw). I don’t know about you guys, but I really liked this update. However it’s still new, so I hope more tools get added. Like adding your friends to the picture, maybe an undo button, a way to add unique text, etc.

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In other news, the Poptropica app got updated once again! It has every island up to Arabian Nights episode 3 and Hub Island now looks more like the online version. There are also more costume packs available in the Shop! Greek Gods, Heroes of the Ages, and Pets. Note that there are in app purchases and each pack costs 99 cents.

There have been more videos uploaded to the Poptropica YouTube channel as well, along with an announcement of a new series called Poptropica TV (according to a Creator’s post) that will be featured on the app. Anyway, the first new video is Shark Toon:

This seems to be a weekly thing, judging by the “tuna in next week” message at the end, but it could just be a fun short the Creators put together. Anyway, the other video is called Drawn to Life and features Gamer Guy:

While the first video was kinda funny, I found this one to be kind of long. Sadly, we don’t have a ton of other info on the videos. 😛

So what do you think about the photo booth? What about the app updates and videos? Leave your comments below! 😀

~SD

Timmy Failure Prizes

Hey guys! I’m here to give a quick recap on the Timmy Failure giveaway prizes! If you’re already clueless, be sure to read Brave Sky’s post for clarification. 😉

Basically, you could earn a special prize by visiting Timmy Failure Island every Thursday. However, no more prizes will be given out.

Week of August 6th: Promo code TIMMY earns you 50 credits!

Week of August 13th: Talking to Timmy will earn you a Polar Bear Costume!

Week of August 20th: Talking to Timmy will earn you a Customized Poster!

Week of August 27th: Going to Timmy Failure Island will allow you to visit the TF Common Room!

Week of September 3rd: Talking to Timmy will earn you a TF Coloring Poster!

Week of September 10th: Promo code LOSTPANTS will earn you 75 credits, which you can spend on Timmy’s Scarf!

You could also have entered the promo code BURRITO to earn a Burrito the Cat follower, but it never showed up in my inventory for some reason and was never announced by the Creators, so the item may come with a few bugs.

That’s it for now, but be sure to play Timmy Failure Island, which will be release for members on September 17th, which is next week!

~SD

P.S. September means it’s Poptropica’s Birth-month, so keep a lookout for a birthday surprise! Happy 8th B-month guys!

Timmy Failure Island Coming Soon!

Timmy FailureHiya, Silver Wolf here, with some big(ish) news! The long-talked about Timmy Failure Island has officially been confirmed to come to Poptropica soon! Poptropica emphasized the “in full color” bit quite a lot.. Maybe because of previous complaints in the Wimpy Wonderland Island? Also, there’s more than one book about Timmy Failure, so I’m assuming Poptropica will be making the whole island about all of them. Anyway, it seems pretty cool, but speaking I don’t really know much about Timmy Failure myself, here’s a summary from Amazon (it’s quite big, so I shortened it down a bit):

Take Timmy Failure — the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile — Timmy’s mom’s Segway — and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won’t have to stress out about the bills anymore. Of course, Timmy’s plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn’t include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into “Stanfurd” that he can’t carry out a no-brainer spy mission.

One of my concerns is…all of the islands that have been made for Members only are sponsored, like Timmy Failure. So when it comes out, will it be for Members only forever? Hopefully not. But some good news is that in Captain Crawfish’s post, he says something about giveaways! “…we’ll have a lot more news, giveaways, and other great stuff…” Make sure to also check Timmy Failure’s own website if you want to know more.

~Silver Wolf out

Bai…and profist!

Tablet/Phone Promo & Members Only Islands

Okay… so I got some bad news guys. Remember the whole Nabooti demo thing? Well, more islands have joined the members only club.

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There may be over 40 islands, but now 7 of those islands are exclusive for members. Those islands include:

Non-members can still play a demo of each island, but nothing beyond that.

Yes, what we have feared is true. I just hope Poptropica won’t become completely membership oriented. 😦 

Anyway, time for the good news!

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If you log into Poptropica (not the app), you can go to the store and enter the promo code “POPANYWHERE.”

If you do this, you will get the Poptropica App Tablet & Phone gold card. With this item, you can either let your character hold a tablet or phone! 🙂 

Until next time!

~SD