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Return of Balloon Boy? Plus Tweets & the Best of Land: Villages/Dream House Winner

Hey guys! A lot of recent Tweets and posts to cover. First off, I want to emphasize this new video that has been added to the Creator’s “Inside Poptropica” YouTube playlist.

…Does this mean that Balloon Boy may be returning soon? Part of me is thrilled and part of me is sad that we may not be able to look in the sky and find him there any longer. Here is what has been said on the subject:

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As you can see, Balloon Boy may soon become a Balloon Man…

In other news, Poptropica has still been buzzing on Tumblr lately! The awesomeness has even spread to classrooms.

Ugh, I hate it when I’m stuck on the loading page with a ton of vines across my screen. :P

Plus, some more concept art has been released! This time, it is for the recent “Monster High” ad. There are some sketches (not meant as sneak peeks or anything specific).

The Best of the Land: Villages has also been announced!

Click here to go vote for your favorite! The poll should be to the right of the page. The next theme in the contest is an obstacle course, so good luck everyone!

As for The Best of the Land: Dream Houses, Zany Clown ended up as the best of the best. Congrats! :D

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~SD

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PoptropiCon Ep. 2 for members (& spoiler alert – it’s awesome!), & Arabian Nights Ep. 1 for all!

click for PHB walkthroughs: PoptropiCon // Arabian Nights

Hi Gs! PoptropiCon Episode 2 (Spoiler Alert) was just released this afternoon for members, along with Arabian Nights Episode 1 (How Bazaar) releasing for non-members. It’s a grand adventure for both, so go to Poptropica now to complete your end of the island stick.

Whether you’re a member battling cards or a non-member throwing smoke bombs, we recommend our PoptropiCon walkthrough (click here!), or our Arabian Nights walkthrough (click here!)! Either way, you’re in for a treat. :D If video guides are your cup of tea, check out both islands’ PHB trivia pages.

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And yes, there are some spoilers in PoptropiCon Episode 2, possibly Legendary – you’ll just have to find out for yourself! :mrgreen: Anyway, when you’ve finished either episode, be sure to check your rank on the World Champions Map: click here for PoptropiCon, episode 2 or here for Arabian Nights, episode 1.

TAFN.

-HPuterpop

This Thursday: P-Con Ep. 2 for members & Arab Ep. 1 for all!

Hey Poptropicans! This Thursday, October 23, everyone will have something new to play. Here’s a little spoiler alert: for members, PoptropiCon: Ep. 2 (wittily titled Spoiler Alert) will be released!

As of now, members can get a free Popzilla costume in the Store (which looks suspiciously like a mix between the Furry Monsters & Dragon costumes, plus the Chemical X creature from Monster Carnival).

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To see what’s on its way to the convention, from trading cards to crazy costumes, check out the PHB’s Behind the Scenes: Overview & Theory post on Episode 2 PoptropiCon!

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PoptropiCon – World Guy (click here for more “Spoiler Alert” sneak peeks!)

For non-members, Arabian Nights: Ep. 1 (How Bazaar) will finally be released on Thursday as well. If the Forty Thieves have got you totally baffled, check in with our Arabian Nights Island Guide for a detailed walkthrough!

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In other news, the PHB’s 6th Annual Halloween Costume Competition is still going on, and there have been some spooktacularly awesome entries so far! If you haven’t entered yet (or would like to enter more), you have until next Friday, October 31. Stay popping, Poptropicans. ;)

Dr Hare’s Lab – destroyed!

Hi Gs,

Quick post to tell you guys about a new video released on the official Poptropica Youtube channel, in which Captain Crawfish shows you the world sharing functionalities of Poptropica Land. You can watch it below -

Now, a couple of things to note about the video – one, he mentions to not make fun of his crummy world in our blogs – oops.. :P Second, he loads a world constructed like Dr. Hare’s Rabbot room (which looks pretty cool), and begins to destroy as he never got his own toy. ;)

He also mentioned that they’ve been looking at all of the submissions for the Land challenge – over 10 thousand were submitted for the dream home, and they loved every one. :D

Anyway, tell me what you think of the frequent and random videos from the Creators in the comments below. :D

TAFN.

-HPuterpop

P.S. What do you think of my spooky new Gravatar?

Best of Land’s Dream Homes & Arab genie sketch

Hey Poptropicans! The Creators have posted their top ten entries for the Dream Homes portion of the Land challenge, and I’m honored to be listed among them! <3 In fact, you can check out the PHB post below for an in-depth tour of my “slanted fish” Land. :mrgreen:

However, I don’t want to detract from the glory of the other picks (and there are some pretty great ones!), so here’s a gallery of the chosen Lands, along with their witty captions (click to enlarge):

Great entries, guys! And don’t feel bad if yours isn’t up there: the Creators received thousands of entries over the weekend, and they promise that they looked at every submission. The next/current theme until Oct 23 is Village, and the Creators will be announcing their favorites on Friday.

By the way, for more details on making the most of this sandbox feature, do check out the PHB’s Poptropica Labs (Land) Guide, now with a detailed chart for what you unlock at each level and how much Poptanium you need to get there! :D

There’s also a poll on the sidebar of the Creators’ Blog asking “Who created your favorite Dream Home?” and so far, Zany Crown and her treehouse is taking the lead! These are the results:

  • Cool Sponge (7%)
  • Friendly Fish (that’s me!) (12%)
  • Golden Lightning (5%)
  • Golden Lobster (7%)
  • Hyper Fire (6%)
  • Mad Comet (10%)
  • Red Sun (4%)
  • Small Tiger (11%)
  • Striped Fox (2%)
  • Zany Crown (31%)

Also, is it just me, or are the Creators deliberately avoiding words like “contest” and “winners” for this “challenge”? Not that I have a problem with it; just an observation. What do you think? :P

Another behind-the-scenes sketch has popped up on Poptropica’s Twitter, and this one’s an early character sketch for the unreleased Arabian Nights, Ep. 3! From the looks of it, it’s a female genie – perhaps the one from the Sultan’s lamp? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Speaking of Arabian Nights Island, friendly reminder that Episode 1 will be available to all this Thursday, October 23 (at least according to one of Poptropica’s tweets)! And while we’re talking about upcoming releases, Poptropica has also tweeted what’s to come for ads:

Anyway, that’s all for now! Keep on popping on, Poptropicans. :D

Dream Home: touring Slanted Fish’s Land!

Update: Thanks to the Poptropica Creators for featuring my Land among their favorite Dream Homes! Here’s what they said about it: “From the one and only Friendly Fish, an abode that lives up to her name.” Indeed. <3

“You’ll shoot me down, but I won’t fall… I am POPTANIUM!”

Wow, that was some rousing musicality there. But anyway… *ahem* Well hello, Poptropicans! Like the new Land-themed PHB header? ;) Just for fun, today we’ll be taking a tour of my Poptropica Land, which is also my attempt at the “Dream Home” Land challenge!

Here’s an overview of my not-so-humble-abode (click to enlarge):

slantedfish landYes, it’s shaped like a slanted fish, and yes, I marked my territory in the water below. Hehe. :mrgreen:

(Helpful hint: you can take a screenshot of your whole Land by pressing the “S” key. For more tips on using Land, check out the PHB’s Poptropica Labs Guide!)

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Poptropica has Tumblr-ed over and can’t get up (plus more!)

Hey guys! The Creators have been checking out micro-blogging site Tumblr recently, taking screenshots of specific posts they liked and re-tweeting them (they even re-tweeted the PHB’s tweet about this post after it was published!). Check them out! (click to enlarge)

Cute! Sadly, there haven’t been any behind the scenes images for any islands recently. However, they did post these random sketches (made by bored Creators in their downtime):

Also, the Creators’ “Inside Poptropica” YouTube playlist has been updated with another video, in which a “QA tester” has found a bug in the most recent unreleased update to SUIs – not being able to swim in the water on Mythology Island.

Meanwhile with the Land Public Preview Challenge, the Creators have already tweeted a couple of their favorite Dream Homes so far (click to enlarge).

For help with Land, check out the PHB’s Poptropica Labs (Land) Guide, which was recently updated to reflect some new changes: now including a detailed chart of what you unlock at each level (as well as how much Poptanium is needed per level, which is no longer the standard 15 – it now varies)!

They’re also seeking advice for the future of the Land project over on Twitter, and so far suggestions have included changing the health effects of water in different biomes, plus the ability to name your own Land and have it seen by people on the Map. Both sound pretty neat! :D

Heh. Well, good luck in the Land contest, everyone! :)

Lastly, on Night Watch Island for a limited time, there is is a dance party for girls only (sorry guys). It’s an ad for Lalaloopsy Girls, which was covered a bit more in-depth on the PHB last week. You can chat, battle, make friends, and get two costumes and a Dance Party power. Visit it before it’s gone!

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Umm… sparkly… :P

~SD

The Poptropica Land public preview has dropped!

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a post announcing that the public preview of Poptropica Land has dropped! Now non-members can join in the fun of Poptropica Land from now until October 30. The Creators are challenging everyone to submit a Land creation for several themes:

land public previewThis weekend’s theme, from October 16 to 19, is Dream Home, so I’m just gonna link to this little tidbit here. Anyway, for upcoming themes, check out the graphic above! Note: you don’t have to follow any specific theme when you play around with Land. It’s your Land, so do what you want with it! :)

To get started, just visit the map and click on Land, or get the Poptropica Labs gold card from the Store. You can submit your Land to the Creators’ contest through the in-game menu. For a walkthrough on how to use the Land feature, check out our Poptropica Labs (Land) Guide!

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Now, here’s a little extra for this post. My friend Captain Spencer had a bit of a theory. Let’s discuss this – here on “Blake Pops a Theory”!

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This theory is called the Poptropica Parallel Theory. What if every Island exists in another dimension? This would explain how no matter what you do on other Islands, nobody recognizes you whatsoever on each separate island. Greg Heffley on Wimpy Wonderland doesn’t, Van Buren on Survival doesn’t, and even the PASE crew (the Poptropica version of NASA on Lunar Colony) doesn’t recognize you!

This theory basically states that each Island by itself exists on its own dimensional plane, and the blimp allows you to travel between dimensions (separate, parallel worlds unaware of each other). It’s plausible, except for the fact that somehow, we’re told to travel to Early Poptropica Island during the Counterfeit Island quest.

Also, how/why did we get our blimp for free at the beginning of the game, when a device that lets you go to other dimensions could cost thousands? Well, one guess is that our blimp was a present from our Poptropican’s “parents” or some guardian wanting us to go through the different dimensional planes; someone who wants us to keep saving every Island in crisis.

Poptropicans, the world just got a whole lot more wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. 20 points for Gryffindor if you get that reference.

Well, that’s it for today! Stay popping and multiverse-travelling, Poptropicans.

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