A Phone-y Photo Booth, a New Island for New Players, & More!

Hey guys! Spotted Dragon here with another Poptropica recap!

So, first things first! The Poptropica Photo Booth is now available on the app for iOS! Android and other mobile devices should also be updated soon. 😉

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The Photo Booth is also coming to Mystery of the Map Island. 😛

In other news, you may have seen some jungle related Daily Pop sneak peeks lately. We thought it was hinting towards a new jungle themed island (and we were kind of right), but it turns out to be a bit different…

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This is what the Creators’ said about the new island:

Well, we’re trying something a little bit different this time. We’ve got over 40 full Islands on the site already. That’s great for most players, but some of those Islands — okay, most of them — are very complex and challenging!

That’s why we’re putting our efforts toward a new Island especially for first-time players. It’s shorter than most, with simpler objectives. The idea is to let new players understand how to approach the challenges of Poptropica and give them the tools they need to crack some of the tougher Islands, like Escape From Pelican Rock.

If you’re already a Poptropica expert, fear not! We think you’ll like this Island too. It’s got some fantastic art, great gameplay, and hilarious characters. In other words, everything you love about Poptropica!

We’ll let you know when this new Island is available. It’s coming soon!

So, this new island will basically be a tutorial. I’m assuming it will be similar to the tutorial we’ve seen on Hub/Home Island, but more detailed and useful. Looking at the art in the picture above, I’d say it looks pretty cool! 🙂

The Daily Pops above are perfect examples of what may be sneak peeks for the upcoming island.

Lots of monkey related pictures, huh? What about all the other animals of the world? What about pandas?!? Well don’t worry, Poptropica has got that covered too.

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Heh, yeah it’s just a new ad for Kung fu Panda. XD

Anyway, moving on. The Creators have been posting a lot of things on Twitter. Specifically, one creator in particular. Why? Because the Twitter account is officially being run by Skinny Moon! Also known as Jessica.

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The Twitter, and Poptropica’s other social media accounts, seem to be a lot more active now.

If you aren’t following the Creators, you should! They post lots of cool things like concept art, sneak peeks, and even things from fans!

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Twisted Thicket sketches

Well, that’s all for now guys! Until next time! 😀

~SD

Tweeting Winners and Tributes

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and we haven’t missed too much from the Poptropica community. Get ready for some sneak peeks/artSweepstakes winners, and tributes to two beloved people.


Island Hopper Sweepstakes Winners

The winners of the final week have been announced (getting a one-month Membership), along with the runner-up winners of the IHS, too (getting a six-month Membership)! :mrgreen: The grand prize winner has even been told, receiving a 30-minute video call with Jeff Kinney! All of them except the grand prize winner are here in a slideshow for you:

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Grand PrizeAnd, as the big finale… Congrats to Comical Burger, who won the grand prize! Hopefully you’ll be able to have an awesome time with Jeff Kinney on the video call. 🙂

Sketches and Sneak Peeks Tweets

The Creators have explained their more-quiet-than-usual absence, explaining in a Tweet they they’ve been working on some big stuff for 2016:

Looks like this guy is important enough to be Tweeted about and have a Sneak Peek in the Daily Pops about him… Hmm, maybe he’s related to the jungle/airplane theme we’ve been seeing lately? Also, they’ve shown some sketches of Reality TV characters:

Personally, I’m tied between the Cool Tech Nerd and The Librarian. Maybe even The Goth Girl, although that one has been used maybe too frequently.

David Bowie and Alan Rickman

The Creators have made some tributes to David Bowie and Alan Rickman, with David Bowie being a famous musician and Alan Rickman being a famous actor (perhaps most notably for the Harry Potter series as Snape). Poptropica has even released a costume based off Bowie before, called the Zaggy Moondust for Lunar Colony Island. They also mentioned Alan Rickman in one of their Tweets, commemorating him with a link to the ATP’s Snape costume. You both will be missed. ❤

~Silver Wolf out

Poptropica: Hall of Fame & More

Hey guys! Sorry for all the inactivity. Hopefully in a week or two we will be able to post more often, being done with school and exams. Anyway, there are a few big announcements that we should catch up on.

If you haven’t heard already, Poptropica is starting a Hall of Fame contest! Well not exactly a contest… lemme explain.

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The more islands you complete, the more likely you will win. If you do win, your Poptropican will be featured on the main street of a Poptropica Island! You will be the star for an entire week! 😛 For more detailed information on the Hall of Fame, read the Creators’ original post.

Moving onto the more minor stuff, there are a lot of behind the scenes images to share from Twitter (like always).

The first two don’t look like Poptropica’s normal art style, so it is probably meant for a sponsored island. Specifically, Timmy Failure Island, which will be coming out soon. The last picture, well, I’m not entirely sure. Post your ideas in the comments below!

While this next image isn’t exactly a behind the scenes masterpiece, it is still some pretty darn good concept art.

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Lastly, some updates to the Poptropica App are coming soon. Specifically, a Mystery of the Map balloon game and royal costumes.

Pretty neat! That’s all for now guys. I hope to post more often soon! Thank you to all my authors that have been helping me out. 🙂

~SD

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.

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

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! 🙂

Last, but not least, we have PopStorm 24!

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This one is basically the creativity of a Poptropica Creator. 😛

That’s all for now!

~SD

App Updates: Arcade, Costumes, & Shrink Ray Island (Plus Concept Art)

What’s popping Poptropicans? Oh, right… I’m suppose to be the one that tells you what’s popping. 😛

Well, if you haven’t heard already, the Poptropica app has some major updates in store! These updates include…

  • Shrink Ray Island will be added
  • A multiplayer arcade will be added
  • Survival Bundle includes Wind Power, Ghillie Suit, Rhino Costume
  • PoptropiCon Bundle includes Popzilla Costume, Lunar Costume, Game Show Costume Mission
  • Atlantis Bundle includes Diving Suit, Puffer Fish Costume, Drone Follower
  • Knights Bundle includes Templar Knight, Lightning Knight, Heart Astro Knight for girls, Earth Astro Knight for boys
  • Shrink Ray Bundle includes Bottle Cap Costume, Milk Box Costume, Shrink Ray
  • Sweet As Pie Bundle includes Mud Pie, Lemon Meringue, Cherry

The bundles are worth 99 cents each, but let’s focus on the multiplayer arcade (Thanks to HPuterpop for the heads up!).

It looks like the arcade will have the games that are currently in multiplayer rooms, along with a ball pit!

Moving on, we also have some awesome new concept art and behind the scenes images from the Creators!

The first image shows a bookshelf for the upcoming Arabian Nights episode and the second is an early piece of concept art for Galactic Hot Dogs. The last three images are of a Poptropica Creator’s office. So. Many. Collectibles… 😀

Well, that’s it for now! Check back for more updates soon!

~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.

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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:

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

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Iconic: More quizzes are about to pop.

 

Looks like more quizzes are in our near future! 🙂

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

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Pretty interesting! 😛 Second up, yet another Popstorm!

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This one is a bunch of little jumping jellybeans.

That’s it for this time around! 😀

~SD

Poptropica Cartoon? Paper Craft, GHDI, & More

Sorry for the, like, week of no posting guys. Getting back into my school routine was tough.

Anyway, you’ve probably already heard about this, but will Poptropica be releasing a cartoon? This was posted on Twitter a while ago:

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All that was said was that the image shows a “Poptropica script read.” Most people are thinking a Poptropica cartoon is in our future. However, people have also suggested that it may be a YouTube series, audio book, or narration for SUIs. What do you think about all this speculation? Comment your opinions below!

In other news, we have many behind the scenes images. First up, an early sketch for Poptropica Comics.

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All that we know is that it is a part of something coming February-ish. Next up, a Galactic Hot Dogs ad can now be found.

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Go travel in the neon wiener! 😛

Okay, now remember the past paper crafts that the Creators have released? We even have one for the ATP! Anyway, he Creators have now released another paper craft! This one is Svaldalfari, the hammer from Poptropica Land.

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You can click here to download it now, or go to the Poptropica Land Tour Page.

Last but not least, has your school banned Poptropica from there computers? I know my school did. 😦

But worry no more! The Creators released this three part image for a Poptropican in need that may solve this problem.

See??? Poptropica is fun and educational! Show those pictures to someone in charge at your school and see if it helps. 🙂

Arabian Nights: Lair of Thieves is now out for all and PoptropiCon: Spoiler Alert is now on android. Have fun!

~SD

GHD Trailer & More!

Hey guys, we have a lot of updates in store. Let’s start out with the big one: Galactic Hot Dog Island. The trailer is now out, along with the Tour Page.

Looks pretty cool! 😀

From the hit graphic novel comes the zaniest Poptropica adventure yet. Hop aboard the Neon Wiener for an intergalactic voyage with Cosmoe, Humphree, and Princess Dagger!

Start your adventure now: read Galactic Hot Dogs season one on Funbrain!

The Tour Page oddly indicates that this island will not have episodes. At least, the episodes aren’t included on the page. On that note, episodes will soon be no longer:

Well, I personally didn’t like the episodes, so I’m perfectly fine with this. What about you guys?

Anyway, back to GHD Island. Two new store items will soon be out. The FRED Follower is free and the Galactic Space Suit is only for members.

 

Along with the GHD items, a new Arabian Nights item is now out for members! It is for members only and entitled Plundered Armor.

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Remember that members can play Arabian Nights: Lair of Thieves tomorrow!

Other than that, the Creators have released another behind the scenes image.

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Also, Jeff Kinney was on the Today show! Be sure to check it out! Mainly Diary of a Wimpy Kid related stuff. 😛

Well, that’s it for now! Stay popping! 😉

~SD

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! Basically a bunch of happy eyes. 🙂

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I think I like the simple, bottom middle drawing the best. 😛

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.

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Pretty cool! The island seems to be coming along nicely. Plus, I love the ship. 🙂

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

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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! 😀

~SD

Shrink Ray SUI & One Stressed Out Fish

 

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shrink ray 2Hey guys just a quick post to let everyone know that Shrink Ray (SUI) will be out for everyone on December 4, which is this Thursday! And remember that the Shrink Ray Gun is free in the Poptropica Store!

In other news, since the release of the Poptropica App on Android, the amount of downloads has been amazing! Nearly at a rate of 6,000 per day! Now that’s pretty cool.

The Creators have also released yet another sneak peek on Twitter. Click to enlarge the image

 

sneak peek

It’s a bit more difficult to tell what this sneak peek is for. Along with the image, the Creators said “We too get that busy, overwhelmed, confusing feeling.” That also doesn’t give anything away, at least not for me. However, the font used in “AHHHHHHH!” looks like it may be for Galactic Hot Dogs. What do you guys think? Comment below!

Well, that’s all for now! Stay adventuring Poptropicans! 🙂

~SD