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PHB’s Poptropica Land (alpha v2) Construction Contest!

 (This post is featured: scroll down for the latest posts!) What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here. In correlation with the earlier festivities for the PHB’s 13 million, I decided to create a little contest of my own: a Poptropica Land Construction Contest!

Land contest

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PoptropiCon (Ep.1) for members & Mission Atlantis (Ep. 3) for all!

Come out styling with the PHB’s PoptropiCon Ep.1 guide here! The video walkthrough is coming soon!

Or if you need the PHB’s Mission Atlantis guide (with all 3 episodes)? We’ve got you “tidally” covered (plus video walkthroughs, can’t forget those!)

Hey everyone! I just wanted to quickly inform you that PoptropiCon Ep.1: Line Forms Here is out for members! Plus, stay tuned for the PHB’s walkthrough after the island comes out! No demo for non-members though. :( 


But there is some good news for non-members! Mission Atlantis Ep.3: Out of the Blue is out for all! Now, the full trilogy is done! If you need any help on the episode, just refer to our full guide here!


 So, non-members, how is life under the sea? And members, how much zazzleblax do you rate PoptropiCon? Take the poll below, and tell us what you think of these islands in the comments or on the PHC! :)

Big things happening on Thursday!

Hi Gs,

The Creators just posted a reminder that PoptropiCon ep. 1 is coming tomorrow for members (and based on past releases, it’ll probably come out around 5:00-ish EST). Also, the final episode of Atlantis is coming out for everyone. Along with that, some other things are going to be released…

First, the mentioned update for Poptropica Land is going to be released (if you don’t remember, it includes pets and furniture). More on that in SD’s post below!

popland update

Also, they’re going to release their first ever video walkthrough (possibly for PoptropiCon), which is pretty big news. I’m excited to see if they narrate it like past videos of theirs. I’m also curious as to whether it will be free to the public or if you will have to pay for it on the official Tips and Tricks app.

This all remains to be seen, but won’t this also conflict with the release of PoptropiCon (assuming that this will be the walkthrough that they upload)? It’s basically giving away how to beat the whole island just after it’s released – talk about extreme island champion racing! :P If it does turn out that you have to pay, don’t waste your money and consider checking out my channel (and possibly subscribing) where I’ll post the walkthrough as soon as I finish it. ;)

And did you notice another recent post on the PCB promoting PoptropiCon? It confirms that the island will be centered around the Costumizing feature! Why does that seem familiar…?

Anyway, just wanted to pop in. Tell me what you think in the comments. :D



BoxTrolls, new map icons, and revisiting the Shark Boy mystery!

Hi Gs,

What isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe!  :D

Advertisement update: BoxTrolls

Some new ads are finally here, the first promoting the new movie “The BoxTrolls” (which btw looks incredible :P ). You’ll need to watch a lengthy trailer for the film in order to get a cool new “Eggs Costume“.


In other news, you’ll get a card upon signing in entitled “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge“. When used, a bucket of ice will be poured onto your Poptropican’s head. As of late, the Creators seem to be pretty involved with this project, having many of their characters take on the challenge and hints of the game’s founder, Jeff Kinney, taking it on as well. Of course that remains to be seen, but the card is still pretty cool. :P

And have you seen my rendition of the challenge? :D


New map icons: PoptropiCon & Land

If you’ve checked the map recently, you’ll know that the PoptropiCon island microcosm has been added (of course it will be released on Thursday), alongside a Land icon that takes you to the feature (and no, the upcoming update has not been added yet).

They added yet another map page to hold these two, with only 6 islands being displayed. A load was obviously taken off of the previous page, but now that page is just proportionally off and only holds 5.


Revisiting the case of the missing shark

If you’ve been following the PHB for a while, then you’ll know about the Shark Boy mystery that has never really been answered. However, if you think about it, you’ll start to find some similarities between it and other mysteries of Poptropica.


Monster Carnival island was an old island (a classic) that was never released and was mysteriously taken off the map. For 6 years the mystery was left alone, the Creators hinting at it here and there. One time was different, however – they actually acknowledged that it was gone. (If you don’t know already, it was finally released about 8 months ago)

Not since the introduction of the Costumizer or the removal of the Monster Carnival map icon have we made an update this momentous.

If you compare that to what happened to Shark Boy, it’s pretty similar – even about the Creators acknowledging the disappearance -

The second Island we ever released, way back in 2007, was Shark Tooth Island, which featured the massive Booga Shark, a helpful medicine man, and one very special boy whose name we no longer recall.

So what does this mean? Is Shark Boy going to make a miraculous return? Will we ever find out why he mysteriously vanished? And could this all this be a publicity stunt for something bigger – a new island with Shark Boy as the villain (hey, no one said he was a good guy :P )? Tell me what you think in the comments. :D

Eww, spooder! :P



Forgotten Islands (DS) & Land: what’s to come

forgotten islands 3ds

Is that a new Poptropica video game?! Hmm… remember Brave Tomato’s post where she mentioned a certain part of the Creators’ Blog that hinted at a new video game in the sidebar?


Well, her findings have paid off! According to a recent tweet from the Creators, this new video game will be coming soon. Specifically, the game is for 3DS and is called Poptropica: Forgotten Islands. Sound familiar? Yep, it was an iOS app. Below are previews to what the game will hold:

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands for the 3DS will come out on October 14, 2014, but you can pre-order it now for about $30. By clicking the link in the previous sentence, you can also see the synopsis and other details for the game. If it’s anything like the iOS version that already exists, though, you can read all about it and see plenty of screenshots in the PHB’s walkthrough!

In other news, we are expecting another Poptropica Land update soon. A recent Poptropica tweet gives hints for what will be added in the update. (Click to enlarge the image.)

popland update

As you can see, the sneak peek shown above features furniture (a table, an armoire/cabinet, and a suit of armor), plus various animals. Hopefully we will get to play with these features (and more?) soon enough. Plus, will we possibly be able to customize parts of the animals? They do look fairly Poptropican size. :)


Will you ever escape? (Survival Ep. 5 details!)

Hi Gs,

Survival Island is coming to a close, and the last episode’s title and description have been revealed on the official tour pageepisode 5 is titled “Escape!” (or escahpay for Finding Nemo fans :P ), and the description reads below -

The hunt is on! In the darkness before dawn, can you turn the tables on your pursuer and escape the woods once and for all?

What can we look forward to as we escape from the legendary game hunter Myron Van Buren? We know someone – presumably Max McGullicutty – will be waiting to help us get out of the woods, and from the looks of these Daily Pop sneak peeks from the past month or so, it looks like we may be revisited by some familiar animal friends or (foes?), like the bear from the cave in episode 1 and the two beavers from episode 2! Plus, it seems our rescuer M.M. has a secret hideout…

Any theories on how we’ll be able to outsmart MVB? Will we end up by his bedside to gloat about our victory, like the hero of the story The Most Dangerous Game, which the past episode of Survival appears to be inspired by? Share your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned for the latest news on the Poptropica Help Blog! :)



When does the line form?

Hi Gs,

The Creators just announced that episode 1 of Poptropicon Island – Line Forms Here – is coming out for Poptropica members next Thursday, August 28. If you’d like to see some behind the scenes information, click here to view the BTS Overview and Theory on the first episode. :D

dateConAnd speaking of forming lines, Poptropican Portraits Season 2 is just on the horizon – stay tuned for more info! ;)


PHB Ice Bucket Challenge & High Kicker power

The PHB team has been challenged by Fierce Moon of Poptropica Secrets to take on the #IceBucketChallenge, and… challenge accepted! The cold doesn’t bother us anyway. ;)

ice bucket challenge

If you haven’t already seen, a few of Poptropica’s most iconic characters have taken on this challenge as well, which aims to raise awareness and donations for the ALS Association, whose goal is to fight a disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which deteriorates muscle control. I made a little donation in the PHB’s name, and if you can, I encourage you to help a good cause as well. :)

As for nominees: we invite any Poptropican who wants to embrace the ice, to do so — whether in real life or with a Poptropica picture! When you do, feel free to post it on your blog or just upload it somewhere, then share it with us in the comments!

EDIT: Check it out — Spotted Dragon & Silver Wolf both completed the challenge and posted pics on their blogs! Also included in the images below is our challenger’s cool Early Pop pixel bucket:

On behalf of Spotted Dragon & her blog (ATP), Poptropica Tips dared to challenge Jeff Kinney himself to the #IceBucketChallenge… and Poptropica has replied on Twitter saying that we can “expect something at some point”! Looks like things may get more interesting! :P

jeff challenge

There’s a new ad on SUIs (sound-updated islands) such as Mythology, and it’s a street stand that will lead you to a CapriSun Roarin’ Waters website where you can enter daily for a chance to take on the pros from Major League Soccer. More importantly, though, it gives you the new High Kicker power, which is activated when you click “use” and press space bar.

caprisun enter daily

Strangely, this doesn’t work on non-SUIs, and it also may remove your handheld item if you’re holding one. Anyway, enjoy the special move! Keep on poppin’ on, Poptropicans. :D

More Land creations & Poptropica tweets

Hey Poptropicans! Have you checked out the PHB’s Poptropica Land contest yet? Blake will be accepting entries until September 5th, but if you have yet to pull together something awesome, check out this new set of Land creations posted on Poptropica’s Twitter – which this time credited its makers: Mad Tiger, Hyper Drummer, and Striped Fox! (Click to enlarge pics.)

Speaking of Poptropica’s Twitter… they finally followed us back! :D (The PHB is @Poptropica_Help on Twitter, and we tweet links to the Creators’ as well as our own latest blog posts!)

twitter follow

pop retweet

Poptropica likes to tweet out various Poptropica fansites/creations, reply to questions, among other things, like the #IceBucketChallenge with villains mentioned in BT’s post earlier.

Here’s another tidbit: PHB reader Nameless UnDEFiNed recently asked about the top 10 island finishers that used to get shoutouts on the Creators’ Blog, and Poptropica has responded saying that it stopped with the launch of the World Champions maps, but that they’ll discuss it again — maybe something will come of it? :P


In other news, two of our PHB authors – Angry Wing, who joined last year, and Shaggy Tornado, who’s been posting here since 2010 – will no longer be blogging here, due to inactivity, loss of interest, and the inevitable busy-ness of school life. They will be missed! :(


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