Timmy Failure Island for all and promo codes all day!

Hi Gs,

Timmy Failure Island has been released for non-members! It’s now your time to find the pants, and yes, Poptropica is hashtagging #FindThePants on Twitter today.

For the PHB’s written walkthrough, click here – pictures included!

That’s not all: throughout the day, the Creators will be releasing promo codes that you can redeem in celebration of Timmy Failure. Update: These offers have ended.


Codes and credits awarded during this event:

  • ROLLORATTLE3 (100 credits – expired at midnight EST)
  • HUNGRYTOTAL2 (75 credits – expired at 4pm EST)
  • TIMMYTODAY1 (75 credits – expired at 11am EST)

In addition to releasing the island and free credits, Poptropica has also adorned their Twitter cover with a Timmy Failure poster and changed their avatar to a pic of Timmy himself!

Throughout the day, they’ve also been tweeting Timmy Failure Island sneak peeks and even some fun gifs of custom animation work they did for the island:

I also suggest giving Brave Tomato’s playthrough of the island a watch. Have fun finding Timmy’s pants and saving his “reputation”!



UiPE Fan Art Contest Winners!

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert. Two weeks ago I began my fan art contest, and today it’s time to crown the winners! :D


I got so many awesome submissions from each and every contestant and I’m so grateful for all of it! I had a really hard time picking my top 3 favorites, in fact, my bro gave me his thoughts to help me out. Took me about an hour, but I think I’m ready to announce them winners.

Third Place

I had a super hard choosing my third place winner, but I really love the pixel art from Ylimegirl. It’s really cool and deserved some good recognition.


Second Place

I really love this submission, called “Bad Traveling Plans”, by NiceFoxPop! The art style is really cool, and I love that she gave it a name, also. It really deserved a spot in the top 3.


First Place

And the first place goes to Master Pinpey! I love her art style, as well, and I couldn’t help but give her the win. I quite enjoy the background, as well, it looks really cool.


Thanks to everyone who submitted one of the 15 submissions in all that I received! I didn’t expect at all to get that many, but I’m so glad for it, and I hope everyone had fun making them! :D

A little message to the 3 winners, as well. If you’d like your very own meme face (such as this one, but with your Poptropican), please email me your Poptropican’s username, as well as a meme face you’d like your Poptropican to have, and I’ll create your masterpiece. :P

And for Master Pinpey, I’ll be creating a logo for you. So, if you have any specific things (colors, objects, characters, etc.) that you’d like in it. Or if you have some sort of idea already of what you’d like, then feel free to send me those ideas.


Check out the other submissions below, plus some more thoughts on them from me!

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PHB Review: Timmy Failure Island

Note: The opinions expressed in this review represent those of the author only.

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a little something different for you guys. I’m actually going to be reviewing the most recent Island: Timmy Failure! Without further ado, let’s jump right in!


Of course, today I’m reviewing Timmy Failure Island. And my verdict? I absolutely loved it. It was exactly like one of the books! You know, those books I TOTALLY read before the week prior to the Island coming out… Yeah.

The writing was spectacular, and it really felt like I became a character. Getting to interact with Timmy and the rest of the gang was amazing, and way better than that other book themed Island I hate with every fibre of my body… LOOKING AT YOU, COSMOE!

Anyway, I guess it’s time I break into my literal review of Timmy Failure Island

Story: 4.5/5

The story for this island was good, but it wasn’t the best either. The Creators did an excellent job making you feel like you were a part of the Island’s story, and I loved seeing that from a book themed island.

Characters: 3/5

For an island based on Timmy Failure, we really didn’t see much of Timmy. Even his polar bear sidekick got more screentime. In my opinion, if you’re going to make a book themed Island, I’d suggest focusing more on the main character of the island, which in this one we only really communicated with through his detective log.

Art Direction: 5/5

For a book themed Island, the art in this was spectacular. It really immersed you in Timmy’s world, taking you from his house, to the zoo, to the offices of Corrina Corrina. I expect to see more of this type of art in the future.

Well, that’s my review! I feel like for a first time, I did a pretty good job. Anyway, stay popping, Poptropicans!


Okay, if you’re actually still reading this, I wanted to tell you about my new webseries, StupidNinjas! I made it back when I was 11, and I’m bringing back for a revamped Season 1! Episodes 1 and 2 are out now, and I plan to have a new episode out every Tuesday! Come check it out, I’d love to have you!

More on Our Discovery Island!

Hi Gs,

A while back, I posted about a new venture: Our Discovery Island – and online world using Poptropica’s engine. We now have way more info about what it has in store. Let me fill you in…


You definitely have to buy the books to easily access the islands – and it’s one island per book. The activity books include a DVD, activity sheets, and stories. The DVD contains cartoons – they’re not bad, either – including the same voice acting from the islands.

The islands are incredibly long – I went through Family Island and collected pictures for (hopefully) all the characters in the island. It turned out to be 90 characters – 90! A regular island on Poptropica has about 30!


And yes, I plan to document the game on the Poptropica Wiki. It may take some time. :P From what I learned, the background art in ODI is incredible – they don’t let the 2D boundary get in their way. They use 3D trickery to make the world seem much more immersive.

Oh, one more thing: Tropical Island held a surprise for me. While playing through the island, it showed a family tree, and what appeared to be Mordred from Astro-Knights Island! I’m not completely sure that this is canon, but it definitely showed Mordred’s parents! Sadly, I didn’t get a screenshot, but hopefully I will later.

What does this mean? Do these universes crossover? Tell me in the comments!



Blake Pops a Theory: the Fallen Earth Theory

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Yes, it’s me! I’ve been gone for over a month now. Did you miss me? So, for my first post back, I’ve decided to do a theory – complete with a new graphic!

blake pops a theory

Today’s theory is one made by myself, entitled the Fallen Earth Theory. It actally does kind of play off of the Poptropica Parallel Theory from Episode One. Now, in that episode, I remarked how a mysterious benefactor was the one who gave us the blimp. But who, or what, is our benefactor? The answer?

It’s simple: Our benefactor is our future self from Time Tangled Island.

You see, this is all related to the dimensions theory, as well as a sort of timeline ordeal. You see, I believe that our future self is our benefactor. But Blake, you may say. How can it be him, if we saved the future? It’s simple.

We meddled in time, and the future seen at Time Tangled’s beginning? It was caused  by us.

This works because of the Butterfly Effect, which states there is a 1 in 10 chance of something messing up due to time travel. So, back to the theory. The future us gives us the blimp, as a way of stopping us from saving the future. But Blake, you may say. Isn’t that a paradox? To which I say:


But in all due seriousness, what if the reason we’re able to travel to various time periods in Time Tangled Island and various other islands is due to our meddling in time? What if the timeline in which we saved the future was rewritten, due to our own trying to save it in another? Tell me what you think in the comments below!

In other news, I’m planning on starting a monthly sort of mail series! You’ll usually find them, if I ever get around to checking my inbox, at the bottom of my posts. You can email me over at blakesgotmail@gmail.com! Let’s see those submissions roll in!

Well anyway, that’s it for now! Stay popping, Poptropicans.

Coming up next: Prison Break Island?

Hi Gs,

Big news! Just before the release of Timmy Failure Island for non-members, I have a tidbit of info concerning the next island – now officially Prison Break Island!

It hasn’t been formally announced, but I found it in the files, along with some a list of the items on the island. I’m going to save some details for the Behind-the-Scenes & Theory, but here’s a few pictures of the preliminary Main Street:

I’m excited for this island – it looks fresh and somewhat different from the regular Poptropica tone. In fact, from the Daily Pops that have been released, it reminds me of Our Discovery Island in the art direction! Check out more sneak peeks in the PHB’s Prison Break Island post category!



Timmy Tuesday, Spooky Snapshots

Hey everyone! Just a reminder that Timmy Failure Island is out for everyone tomorrow! Yeah that’s right…a Tuesday! (Find out why in this PHB post.)

For everyone getting ready to start the great pants chase, we have a guide made by our very own Brave Tomato that can help you through the parts you get stuck on!


In other news, there have been some changes on Home Island! In front of the Shop, there used to be a guy with an eyepatch standing there – but now there’s a different NPC, the gender of whom depends on your character. The outfit of the NPC also varies, but it looks pretty snazzy!

Finally, last but not least, there has been some changes to the Photo Booth (plus the NPC in front has been replaced with a witch)! The Creators just added some frightful new backgrounds, characters, and props! Now you can make Poptropica Halloween-themed photos using backgrounds and stickers with all your favorite Halloween characters.

Anyway, that’s it guys! Have a fun time with all the new updates and send us some of your photos! We want to see your amazing creations!


POPCORN, the PHB magazine: issue #26 out now!

Hey Poptropicans, the butter is back!  :D

Issue #26 of our Poptropica fan magazine, known as The POPCORN, has just been released, with all sorts of Poptropica fan creations, including stories such as “Par of Poptropica” by Friendly Comet, artwork by Slippery Raptor, and more! As usual, this is available as a PDF.

Check out the October 2015 issue now! (Or download it to read offline!)

popcorn, cover26

To send in entries for The POPCORN, simply email us at popcorn@poptropicahelp.net, comment on this blog, or tweet us @Poptropica_Help. We’re looking for all kinds of Poptropica fan creations, including stories, fan art, comics, costumes, island ideas, and whatever else you can think of. We’ll also be scouring the web for some handpicked selections, including the We-Love-Poptropica deviantArt group (of which I’m an admin!). Remember to proofread your own submissions – your work is your responsibility! That being said, we’re always excited to see what you guys come up with.  :D

You can enjoy this issue and all the past issues over on our Magazines page. We’ll be publishing each issue as a PDF, so leave your comments on the posts! We’d love to hear your feedback.

Stay popping, Poptropicans.  ;)

Hope you enjoy our pop-pop-Poptropica Help Network fan magazine!  :mrgreen:


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