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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The PTFP: 6 Years and the Future

Hiya, Silver Wolf here. It’s been a long time! 9 months, in fact. I wanted to address some things about the PTFP and its future. Yes, it’s true, it’s been inactive for a long time now, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten about it, or that it’s any less important to me. The PTFP will always hold a special place in my heart, which is why I felt like I had to make this post. This is definitely going to be more personal, open, and unedited than most posts in the past.

Firstly, I wanted to explain why the PTFP has gone inactive. Honestly, the biggest factor is that I simply don’t have the time to keep it updated. This year is my senior year of high school, and to me, school comes before almost anything else. And let me tell you: senior year is hectic. I’ve been starting homework and college/scholarship stuff at 5 pm everyday (I get home at 4:00-4:30 most days), only to stay up until 12 am. Then, after doing this for 5 days a week, thinking “At least it’s the weekend!” to only spend my entire weekend doing more homework and college stuff. I haven’t even had time to play my favorite game in 2 weekswhich I would play everyday if I could. But, I’m not asking for pity; to me, school, despite the stress, is completely worth it. I just wanted to give the biggest context as to why I still love the PTFP but don’t post.

Again, I want to be honest. The second reason that I’ve stopped posting is that my interest in Poptropica has lessened. I’ve been more invested in Overwatch for awhile now, but I still love Poptropica dearly. Sometimes, I do really want to play Poptropica, and sometimes I do have an urge to post (like I do now), but those thoughts aren’t near as common as they used to be, and I almost always don’t have the time.

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. Plus, I’m thinking of starting a personal blog soon just for talking about my interests, school, and life in general. The posts on it probably won’t be consistent, either, but that’s the beauty of a personal blog: it doesn’t have to be. Either way, I will still be active on Discord. I mainly use the app on my phone now, so I will almost never have the green dot showing that I’m online, but I go on it on a daily basis. You can always direct message me or @ me, and I’ll respond.

Why am I posting now after all these months? Well, it’s the PTFP’s 6th birthday! Woot woot! I decided, as per usual, I will still talk about some of the statistics of the blog and give a little speech (although this whole post has basically been a speech). I don’t want this post to be sad. It’s just…a transition in my life and the PTFP.

So, I’ll do some overviews. In 2012, we had 469 views. Admittedly, this blog was created in December, so there wasn’t much time there. In 2013, we got 69,066 views. To this day, 2013 was the biggest year for the PTFP. 2014 got 60,609; 2015 got 54,187; 2016 got 64,359; and 2017 got 57,821. This year? 40,343 views. That’s amazing. It’s less than it’s been in the past, but it’s still heartwarming to see that people still view and enjoy the PTFP. A lot of work has gone into it, and I’ll never forget that.

Our top 10 countries this year: the United States with 33.3k views, Australia with 1.6k views, Canada with 1.6k views, the UK with 472 views, New Zealand with 321 views, India with 277 views, Brazil with 259 views, the Philippines with 257 views, Hong Kong SAR China with 178 views, and China with 164 views. Interestingly enough, we also have 21 countries with just 1 view each this year.

And, of course, we’re almost at 350,000 views, which is a huge milestone. I never thought the PTFP would ever get this big. I just created it 6 years ago because I thought it was cool. I had no idea how important the PTFP would become to me. Specifically, I want to thank all my friends who have stuck with me through everything. Spotted Dragon, Brave Sky, Rue, Obi, Jason, Nick, and Jord, you guys are are so amazing. And everyone who has worked on the blog with me, you guys are, too. I’m not sure where I would be today if I hadn’t met all of you.

Well, I suppose that’s it. Some final recaps…the future of the PTFP is unknown, although it will definitely not be deleted. I still love it and all that it has become. I will still be active in the community (specifically Discord). And a big thank you to everyone.

-SW signing off

5 Years of the PTFP

The very first post made on the PTFP was on December 10, 2012. That means this blog has been around 5 entire years. During the 5 years, we have met a lot of great people that have all contributed to this blog in their own ways, and I appreciate every one of them. I know there hasn’t been a post in 2 months, but that doesn’t mean the blog is over. In fact, I would love for more authors on the PTFP so we can become completely active again! You can contact me through Discord (preferred) or email.

So what have these 5 years encompassed? Well, over 300,000 views, over 14,000 comments, nearly 800 posts, and over 200 followers on the blog and Twitter each.

Statistics

So where have these views come from? Well, almost nearly all have come from the United States, but there are a fair share of other countries that have viewed the blog, too, even if only one view! The top 10 countries as of this moment are:

  1. The United States – 249,627
  2. Australia – 10,805
  3. Canada – 10,125
  4. India – 5,218
  5. The United Kingdom – 3,919
  6. Philippines – 3,845
  7. New Zealand – 2,264
  8. Hong Kong SAR China – 1,640
  9. Singapore – 1,457
  10. Malaysia – 1,388

I think it is awesome that this blog has viewers from around the globe. But most importantly, besides just numbers, I have formed memories and friends in this community since this blog was made, and that’s not something statistics can show. I would especially like to thank Spotted Dragon, Brave Sky, and Starving Cereal (SC) who have been here since the beginning. And thank you to everyone for sticking with us!

-SW ❤

Updates and More Glitches

Hey guys, RedLizard2015 here. I’m back with some updates  in the glitching realm.

Exhibit A: The talking hack

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With this hack, I can make anyone saying anything. However, this hack does not work in common rooms.

Exhibit B: The sumo hack

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This is a fun hack to make Poptropicans appear fat. It can be used on any character,(even multiverse friends). However this effect is not permanent.

Exhibit C: The angry hack

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Whenever you’re in a bad mood and you feel like the world hates you, your Poptropican knows how you feel. Just like the sumo hack, this effect is not permanent.

Exhibit D: The lightning hack

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Get ready to feel the powahhh!!! With this hack, you can be a god too!! And you can use any color you want(provided you have the hex for it). Unfortunately, like the rest of the hacks, this is not permanent.

Last but not least, my site M.A.P 2.0 just got revamped. Instead of filling out a never-ending form field, you can now choose the parts through a drop-down menu and insert the respective ID of the part. Costumizing has never been easier.

It’s nice to be back and I’ll see you next time. Toodles.

-Redlizard2015

Valentine’s Day in Poptropica: 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Whether you think this is just a lame commercial holiday or not, it’s still a good day to spread love to the people you care about. Aaaand in some cases that love comes in the form of cruddy Valentine’s Day memes.

But anyway, since the PTFP cares about all of their viewers, I am writing this guest post today to bring you all hilariously cringey Poptropica cards! I do say guest post because while I do still help out with the blog at times, I don’t consider myself a full time author.

Click on the images to see them in their full glory!

Yes, yes, I know those were all very cheesy and obscure, but then again so is this entire holiday. Still, send them to your fellow Poptropicans if you want to spread the love!

Plus, keep a lookout for other people in the community getting into this celebration in a ton of different ways! Shaky Skunk has made some Valentine’s Day cards in the past, DeviantArtists like BlazingAngel123, Slippery Raptor, and SmileyFaceOrg have made some as well, and there of course has been a ton of shipping going on lately. Not to mention the lovey-dovey Poptropica store items you can buy and the sweet photos you can make in the photo booth.

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Have a lovely day everyone!

~SD

What’s Poppin’

Hey guys, longtime no post. Recently in the glitch community, my friend Idk has discovered a way to add custom files to a character. Currently, the only available parts are hats,marks, and overshirt/overpants.

Here’s a sample of what we are up to.

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Anyways, feel free to request a certain hat and I’ll do my best to design in Illustrator and have my friend Idk generate a custom asset.

Toodles

Redlizard2015

January IOTMs: The Time Traveling Genie

Hey, guys, Vampi here.

Skinny Moon released a post last week about this month’s Islands Of The Month, or IOTMs for short. This month is Time Tangled Island and Arabian Nights Island. Due to this, normally you’d get 500 for a first-time finish and 300 for a repeat finish, but since Arabian Nights is an episodic island, you’ll get 1500 for first-time finishes and 900 for repeats.

Also, Captain Crawfish, being the captain he is, decided to make the walkthroughs for Time Tangled and each episode of Arabian Nights.

For Time Tangled, click here, and for the Arabian Nights episodes, click here for Episode 1, here for Episode 2, and here for Episode 3.

That’s it on my side. If you need me, I’ll be watching charity speedrunning marathon Games Done Quick. Keep poppin’ it!