Release Dates & Mysterious BTS Images

Hey guys! Lots of stuff on Twitter, as usual. I asked the Creators about release dates for islands and sadly, they had nothing specific to give me. However, we now have a general idea of when new islands are coming out! Knowing the Poptropica Creators though, the dates below could change.

release dates

Like I said, all we got is the general idea of release dates. At least it’s something, right? ๐Ÿ˜›

Now, the islands in the tweet above aren’t the only ones in our future. The Creators want your opinion on some mysterious new designs for a mysterious new island. Remember, nothing is official yet, so the island might not even come out!

 

Of course their idea somehow relates to jail,judging by the police officers, inmates, and canines above. Hopefully we will have more info on the island soon!

Moving on to different islands, we also have two other behind the scenes images from Twitter.

The first image shows a, uh, man-baby of sorts… *cough* and the other shows on old fort on a tropical island. These pictures are most likely for Arabian Nights Island and Myserty of the Maps Island. Post any ideas you have about how the man-baby relates to the island below! ๐Ÿ™‚

Last, but not least, we have PopStorm 24!

popstorm 24

 

This one is basically the creativity of a Poptropica Creator. ๐Ÿ˜›

That’s all for now!

~SD

MotM Interview, PopStorms, FunBrain Ads, & More

Hello my fellow Poptropicans! No, the blog isn’t dead! I know we haven’t been the most active lately, but I’m going to try my best to fix that. Of course that means I need a lot of help from my authors. More info on activity to come. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thankfully, we haven’t missed too much. However, a ton of stuff is changing over at the Poptropica Help Blog, along with its name. They are joining the Poptropica Wiki among other things, to expand the Poptropica community. To be honest, I’m a little overwhelmed by it all. However, I encourage you to go check things out.

Anyway, let’s start off with a recent interview with the illustrator for the Myserty of the Mapย series,ย Kory Merritt. Note that Capatin Crawfish had the interview, not us. ๐Ÿ˜›

Captain Crawfish: How did you get involved in illustrating Mystery of the Map?ย 

Kory Merritt: The Poptropica Creators originally hired me to illustrate the Poptropica comic strip. After a little while they asked me to try some graphic novel page samples, which led to me working on “Mystery of the Map” with author Max “Galactic Hot Dogs” Brallier.

CC: What are the challenges of adapting Poptropica’s art style from an online game to a graphic novel? What are the joys?ย 

KM: Poptropica has a very distinct style. I’m actually an art teacher by day and didn’t have much freelance experience, so working for Poptropica was the first time I had to draw someone else’s characters. It took a little while to get the hang of it – the Poptropica design might seem simple at times, but there are little details that can make or break the characters. Fortunately, the Poptropica Creators were very patient and helped guide me along. I’m pretty happy with the results, for I think the illustrations resemble the standard Poptropican model, but at the same time have a hand-drawn, comic-type feel.

CC: What’s your process for illustrating the book?

KM: I’m old-fashioned enough to still use pen and paper for the most part, but for “Mystery of the Map” I also used digital color and made corrections in Photoshop.

CC: Who’s your favorite MotM character to draw?

KM: The Vikings! It’s fun to draw angry faces.

CC: What other projects have you worked on that Poptropicans might like to know about?

KM: I draw some of my own stories, mostly just for fun. One of them is on FunBrain, and some are on GoComics.com. It seems I will also have my own illustrated book coming out later this year, published by Andrews McMeel.

Pretty cool! While on the subject of Mystery of the Map, an island for the comic series will be coming out soon!

We have proven this by multiple Daily Pops suggesting the island, along with the fact that if you search for the URL mysteryofthemapisland.com, you will be redirected to Poptropica.com.

While still talking about island sneak peeks, we have yet another image for Arabian Nights, Episode 3.

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Moving on, Popstorms 20 and 21 are here! 20 is entitledย Practicing Powerful Poses and 21 is entitled Frantic Freckles.

Cute, as always. ๐Ÿ˜›

Moving on yet again, there is a new ad that has been popping up on FunBrain, featuring Poptropica. Of course FunBrain has always advertised for Poptropica (and vise versa), but this one is new.

 

Click here to view where the ad has been seen. You will have to refresh the page to see the 3 different versions. As you can see in the images above, the ad features some well known Poptropicans from the blogging community! We don’t know everyone shown, but we do know a lot of them. From left to right,ย Super Thunder, HPuterpop, Spotted Dragon (me), Green Boa,ย Coskit, Slanted Fish, Shaggy Tornado, Rainbow Dash/ElmoPwns,ย (IDK), MT/Happy Wolf, (IDK), and (IDK).

Moving on yet again… again… (I’m not great at transitions), the Creators released a fun Bingo Card that has characters from PoptropiCon Episode 3 on it.

bingo

Of course, the center title is a free space and you need to complete a row/column/diagonal to win. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all for now!

~SD

PopStorm 18/19, Arabian Princess, Popping on Pinterest, & More

Hey guys! Just a few quick Poptropica announcements. First up, PopStorm 18 and 19.

These two show some Poptropicans with some classy glasses and two cute beaver brothers. ๐Ÿ˜›

The Creators also released, yet another, awesome sneak peek of Arabian Nights Island.

arab 1

It shows a Princess, along with her father, whom we’ve seen in multiple other sneak peeks. I encourage you to take a look at Brave Tomato’s theory for this island (which specifically focuses on the Princess), especially since the Creators have said that it is spot on.

While on the subject of new islands, I also encourage you to take a look at the PHB’s BTS Overview & Theory of PoptropiCon Episode 3, which I helped out a lot on. The episode is currently scheduled to come out for members on March 26 (for non-members on April 16). Keep in mind that these dates may change.

Anyway, I also want to mention that Poptropica is now popping on Pinterest!

pop pin

They/Master Mime/Jon Pitcher mainly just repost Poptropica related stuff. Check it out! ๐Ÿ˜›

While on the subject of social media sites, the Poptropica Help Blog has kicked off the Poptropica Help Wiki!

pop wiki

Anyone is able to edit pages on the Wiki, so be sure to help out! At the moment, the site is trying to set up character pages. ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all for now! (Authors, please be sure to help keep the ATP up to date by posting more frequently!)

~SD

P.S. I am now on DeviantArt! Some of my art will be Poptropica/Adventure Time related, so check it out if you’d like.

MotM, BTS Video, a Sad Princess, & More

Hey guys! We are a bit behind, but I will try my best to share major updates.

There have been a ton of new Mystery of the Map pages, so be sure to check out the Poptropica Creators’ Blog to catch up on the story. There have been 31 pages already!

The Creators’ Inside Poptropica Playlist has also been updated. The new videos include remarkable realm tours, a zombie dance, and more.

Moving on, PopStorm 16 and 17 have been released.

16 is a Poptropican styled bug battle and 17 shows some girls with curls.

Hmm… what else is there…? Oh yes! If you haven’t heard of this dressgate thing, you probably have disconnected from the world for a while. Thankfully the hype of this black and blue/white and gold dress has gone down. If you went onto Poptropica during all the chaos, you may have got a few cool costumes.

dressgate

Of course the dress isn’t the only thing Poptropicans are fangirling over. The Creators recently released a few sneak peeks for the last Arabian Knights episode… specifically images of a very sad looking princess.

Many theories have already been popping up. So what do you think the island’s future will hold?

Hopefully these updates have officially caught everyone up! ๐Ÿ™‚

~SD

GHD For All, Myserty of the Map, PopStorms, & More

ghd banner

Great news! Galactic Hot Dogs Island is now out for all. We will try to have a guide for the island soon, but in the meantime, the Poptropica Creators have their own video walkthrough.

Moving on, if you haven’t heard already, the Creators have a new Poptropica Comics series called Mystery of the Map. Don’t worry, the story still follows are favorite Poptropica Comic characters: Oliver and Jorge. So far, there have been 6 pages. To stay up to date, click here.

While on the subject of Poptropica Comics, check out this cool sneak peek.

In other news, time to catch up on PopStorm! So here is 13, 14, and 15.

Hehehe, cute. ๐Ÿ˜› Of course, there are also a ton of amazing Realm creations to be shared!

Check out the Poptropica Twitter for even more remarkable realms!

While on the subject of Poptropica Realms, a select few Poptropicans have been featured on the Poptropica Realms banner, shown on the Poptropica homepage.

realm feature

Congrats guys! That’s all for now folks. ๐Ÿ™‚

~SD

P.S. Have you noticed our Valentine’s Day themed header? Well, it will sadly be taken down soon, since the holiday is over. We hope you liked it though!

Realm Creations, Island Sneak Peeks, & More

The amount of updates dude… I just can’t… *Ahem* Okay! We can do this!

First up, some amazing Poptropica Realms creations that the Poptropica Creators thought were worth sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pretty cool, huh? Of course there are a lot more amazing creations out there too!

Next up, there have been a lot of recent island sneak peeks.

The firstย and secondย image is for Arabian Nights. The third, fifth and sixth are for PoptropiCon. The fourth is just an early sketch for Galactic Hot Dogs. Okay, now I just need a moment to freak out about the awesomeness of the last image (for Omegon). :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

*cough* Moving on… there are also a couple sneak peeks for Poptropica Comics.

Dun-Dun-Duh!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Lastly, another Popstorm (12)!

popstorm 12

That’s all for this update! See ya guys next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

~SD

Quizes, GHDI, Realms, & More: Coming Soon!

Hey guys! A ton of stuff is coming soon. For example, the Creators have announced that Galactic Hot Dogs will be coming to Poptropica in 15 days. That is January 29, a Thursday. They also mentioned that a Galactic Hot Dogs book will be coming to bookstores in 110 days. That is May 4, a Monday.

What else is coming soon you ask? Poptropica Realms of course! We don’t know when exactly, but we do have yet another sneak peek for it.

pop realms

It is most likely for Poptropica Realms, considering the other sneak peeks we’ve seen.

The last thing that’s ‘coming soon’ is… more quizzes! How do we know this you ask? Well, if you log into Poptropica (once you’ve answered all the quiz questions), you may find this message on your home page:

quiz problem

Not too suspicious, until you notice the most recent Daily Pop:

quiz sneak peek

Iconic: More quizzes are about to pop.

 

Looks like more quizzes are in our near future! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Creators released a couple things on Twitter as well. First up, a cool layout of Mystery Train.

mystery train layout

Pretty interesting! ๐Ÿ˜› Second up, yet another Popstorm!

popstorm 11

This one is a bunch of little jumping jellybeans.

That’s it for this time around! ๐Ÿ˜€

~SD

Way Back Week of Comics, PopStorm, and more!

Yeah, sorry we haven’t posted everything recently guys. Holiday preparationsย tend to get in the way. Anyway, here is a huge Poptropica update!

We will try to post as much as possible during the break, but the Creators will probably be taking some well deserved time off. However, they never just leave us hanging. This year has been a blast, including these big highlights:

 

 

Of course, 2015 will most likely have way more cool updates. The Creators are also going to have a “Way Back Week,” (we think) featuring some really cool Daily Pops from the past. It will be from the end of December to the beginning of January. However, we have found the images that will be used, so you can already view them below! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ah, the memories… this year has been pretty awesome. I want to take a quick moment to thank all of our viewers and all of my authors. The ATP wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without the help of everyone. I hope you have enjoyed this year as much as I have. ๐Ÿ˜€

Along with the end of the year commotion, we have two new PopStorms!

Other than that, we have multiple sneak peeks and behind the scenes images to consider. First off, an Escape Balloon.

escape balloon

Some people are getting reminded of the possibility of a Balloon Boy Returns Island. I personally think this may have to do with a Poptropica Comics Island (with Jorge and Oliver).

The next behind the scenes images are definitely related to Jorge and Oliver.

Yeah, I’m getting a big Poptropica Comics Island vibe. Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Now this next image does not seem to relate to the comics.

wormhole

This reminds me more of Galactic Hot Dogs Island. Talking about GHD, there have been a lot of Daily Pop sneak peeks regarding the island. Be sure to check them out!

Besides Islands, Poptropica Lands may soon become Poptropica Realms!

pop realms

I’m pretty sure we have already taken a look at this new feature, which is presumablyย a set of multiple worlds that we can create.

In less Poptropica relates news, Diary of a Wimpy Kid celebrations are happening!

wimpy kid

Congrats Jeff! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly, to anyone hating on Poptropica’s style

poptropica looks

~SD

P.S. An Adventure Time update is coming soon! Along with that, a B-Day/Christmas Party is being currently planned! ๐Ÿ˜€

Pop Storm of BTS & Arabian Nights Early Access!

Like always, we have a lot of Twitter updates. Especially a lot of behind the scenes stuff, so let’s start with the latest PopStorm!ย Basicallyย a bunch of happy eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

popstorm 8

I think I like the simple, bottom middle drawing the best. ๐Ÿ˜›

Next up, more Galactic Hot Dogs Island news! To find out more about GHD, go to Funbrain. In this case a behind the scenes, uh, scene.

ghd scene

Pretty cool! The island seems to be coming along nicely. Plus, I love the ship. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up for GHD is an upcoming item in the Poptropica Store. Sorry for the bad image quality, it was the only picture available.

ghd item

As you can see, it is called the F.R.E.D. Follower and it’s free!

Next up, yet another behind the scenes image for GHD. However, this one is made up of rejected art.

ghd rejected art

Hmmm… my favorite would probably be the top left creature.

Enough with GHD, right? Well, if you said you wanted more GHD, I’m sorry because there is nothing more… Although you can go to the Daily Pop on Poptropica to see cool sneak peeks!

*cough* Anyway, Shrink Ray SUI is now out for all! Plus, Arabian Nights Episode 2 (Lair of Thieves) will be out for members on December 11!

Check back soon for more updates! ๐Ÿ˜€

~SD

Fat Cat & Alien Wishes – Plus More!

Hey guys! More Twitter updates, like usual. First up, we thought that Arabian Nights was going to come out for members yesterday, but it did not. Apparently, it will now come out for members on December 11 and for everyone on December 30. In the meantime, be sure to check out this behind the scenes look at the episode, including a theory, that I helped to write. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Looks like “The Lair of Thieves” will be the last episode/island to come out in 2014. Which reminds me of two things… One, the ATP’s birthday is coming up… hmmm… Two, it’s time to print out your Poptropica Holiday Wishlist!

wish list

Let’s see… I want… everything of course! ๐Ÿ˜€ If what you want isn’t on here, be sure to check out our merchandise pages for practically all of your AT/Pop/ATP wants/needs!

In other news, Pop Storm 7 was recently released. This one depicts some purr-fect kittens. Well, some might say purr-fect, but to be honest they might wanna go on a diet. ๐Ÿ˜›

popstrom 7

Also, now that the Poptropica Comic series is over for this year, there is now a Poptropica Comics App, available in the App Store!

poptropica comics app

Awesome timing, since the Poptropica App itself is finally available for Android devices.

Hmmm… I wonder how the Creators come up with all these wonderful ideas…

google hangout

Oh right… that’s how. XD The Creators recently posted this picture of themselves in a Google Hangout, discussing Common Rooms. Very professional guys. *slow clap* We aren’t exactly sure who is a part of the chat, but we do know “Chris” and “Jeff” (Kinney?) are.

*cough* Anyway… remember how Galactic Hot Dogs is going to soon become an island? Well, the Creators would like some input on one of their designs.

GHD monster eyes

I personally think the Poptropican eyes would look better. I rather see the GHD characters in Poptropica form, for a fresh look. Comment below or go to their post to express your opinions! ๐Ÿ™‚

~SD