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Recap: PHB’s 6th birthday party!

Hey Poptropicans! As you may know, this Poptropica Help Blog (PHB) turned six on July 26, 2014, and everyone was invited to join us on the PHC and Poptropica for a celebration! Check out the recap pics below, and a summary below that. For those who came, we hope you had a stupendous time! :D

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Over in the Multiverse rooms, we had sixth birthday balloons and other special effects like whoopee cushions, while on the Poptropica Help Chat (PHC), people could chat with fellow Poptropicans, PHC regulars and new faces, and even some PHB authors in attendance, including HPuterpop (who made the cute birthday doodle above), Samwow5 (Tough Icicle), and Slanted Fish.

Sam was also hosting a DJ station on his plug.dj where people could take turns sharing their favorite music, and HP & Flamez both made some new PHC backgrounds for the PHB’s anniversary (you can click their names to view them). The PHC was filled with lively chatter, and people had a fun time!

Even if you couldn’t make it this time, remember that the PHC is always available for you to hang out with other Poptropicans. By the way, at this time, the PHB has 12,871,122 site views! Thanks to all you readers for sticking with the PHB and we hope to continue being your Poptropica key! :)

Happy birthday, PHB!

By the way, check out the PHB’s History page for the story of our journey and successes!

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Atlantis Ep. 2 on iOS, costume inflation, & sticker book

Hey Poptropicans! There’s been a lot of speculation flying around the PHB recently, from Thor’s hammer and Norse mythology connections to Legendary Swords crystals and even Poptropolis shaking! But there’s also some concrete stuff happening that’s worth mentioning, so let’s take a look.

Mission Atlantis: Episode 2 now on iOS app

Mission Atlantis: Fortress of the Deep (Episode 2) is now available on Poptropica’s iOS app. If you don’t want to navigate the treacherous waters alone, check out our written walkthrough (with pictures) or use a video from our trivia page to get you past the fearsome goblin shark and more!

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Price hike on sausage costumes

Both the Hot Dog and Tofu Dog costumes, released to the Poptropica Store in 2010, are currently 150 credits each. (With a few exceptions, costumes are generally 75 credits each.) I’m not sure when or why exactly their price inflated, as they’re not exactly the most glamorous costumes out there. :P

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(Speaking of the Store, the members-only Ringmaster costume which was supposed to be gone after the Early Access period of Monster Carnival Island is still here, several months later. It’s a great costume though, so hopefully it stays!) Well, at least members can get everything in the Store for free.

Sticker book is here

Also, the Poptropica Ultimate Sticker Collection book is now available, with over 1000 re-usable stickers as promised! You can get it for US$11.69 on Amazon or perhaps your local bookstore if they’re awesome enough to stock these.

In other news, don’t forget the PHB’s 6th anniversary party is this Saturday, July 26th, and we hope to see you there! More information can be found in this post. Thanks for popping by! :D

 

The PHB’s 6th birthday party – and you’re invited!

The party is now over, but you’re always welcome to hang out at the PHC! Click here for the PHB’s recap post. Hope you had fun! :D

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Football fever freebie for everyone this Monday!

Gooooall! Well, er, not quite yet – but the Creators have promised everyone (not just members this time!) a free costume this coming Monday, to celebrate this year’s World Cup champion team. Now the question that remains is which it’ll be: the great Germany or ardent Argentina?

Don’t forget that members can also collect 8 free football costumes in one item card from the Poptropica Store, featuring the teams that made it to the 2014 quarter-finals.

Which team are you cheering on for the big game? Sound off in the comments below! :D

Coming July 17: Survival Ep. 4 & Atlantis Ep. 2!

‘Ello Poptropicans! The Creators have finally confirmed the next episodic release date: next Thursday, July 17, the 4th episode of Survival (Cabin Fever) will be out for members, and the 2nd episode of Mission Atlantis (Fortress of the Deep) comes out for everyone. No one’s left out! :D

The PHB already has a guide for both episodes of Mission Atlantis currently available, and soon we’ll have a walkthrough for the mystery of Myron Van Buren as well. In the meantime, let’s look to the Daily Pop to see what’s up and coming for Survival Island!

Looks like we aren’t out of the woods just yet! :P

Planes: Fire and Rescue & the Land of Stories – ads

Helloooo Poptropicans! There’s a new ad on Main Street of Early Poptropica Island for the upcoming sequel to Disney’s Planes (which of course is a spin-off of Cars); this new movie being Planes: Fire & Rescue, in theaters July 18, 2014. (thanks to CartoonSage for the tip!) Inside the ad, there are two games you can play, each awarding two prizes. Let’s fly in, shall we? :)

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In the first game, Forest Stream Dippers, you have two minutes to put out 6 fires by clicking and holding above them with your plane (you can choose to be either Dusty or Dipper). However, first you’ll need to fill up your water supply by sitting on the river! It takes about 20 seconds to fill it all the way up, which, I should warn you, is valuable time gone in this game. Also, when you’re moving, don’t click and hold – just hovering your cursor is enough – otherwise you’ll waste precious water. For shame.

Anyway, if you’re successful in this Blimp Adventure-like adventure (unlike me, who had to retry this game quite a few times until I made it under the time limit) – you’ll win a Dusty Follower (the plane, not, you know, actual dust) and a Fire Stopper Power (which rains specks of orangey-red halfway down your screen).

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In the second game, Cliffside Wildfires (is the Wildfire tribe causing trouble now? tsk tsk), you can choose to pilot Dusty, Dipper, Windlifter, or Blade. After dousing each fire (which gets progressively further and further to the right), you have to return to the base all the way on the left to recharge your ‘flame retardant’ before setting out again to put out the next fire.

If you win, you’ll be given a Dusty Cap (which, again, is not made of dust, but rather, features Dusty the plane) and a Hero Badge (which you can wear, plus press space bar to activate a sequence of planes zooming around the screen). Splendidly mediocre. I do have to say the Animacation ad offers better prizes, for those able to access it! :P

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Also, Poptropicans who log in may find two new ad items added to their inventories – girls will get an Alex Bailey costume, while boys get a Conner Bailey costume, and everyone gets a Fairy Kingdom follower. These items are for Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories books. Upon using your two items, however, you’ll have a big advertising thought bubble over you, which kind of ruins it a bit.

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Anyway, that’s it for these couple of ads! Enjoy the games and prizes! :D

*flies away on a dusty plane named Dusty*

*sneezes*

POPCORN, the PHB magazine: issue #17 out now!

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Hey Poptropicans! Issue #17 of the PHB magazine, which was renamed The POPCORN as of the previous issue, has just been released, with all sorts of Poptropica fan creations, including two stories about a couple of beloved superheroes/villains by Brave Tomato, a Shattered Island idea by Spotted Dragon, a PewDiePie costume by Mashimai, and more, so…

check out issue #17 of our Poptropica magazine now!

…clicked it yet? If not, you’re missing out on a piece of the PHB legend.  :D

For more information about The POPCORN, check out our Magazines page to find out what kind of entries we’re looking for and how you can submit something in for publication!

They are now being published on the first Sunday of every month, just like the older series of 911s, so you’ve got until August 2nd if you’d like to be a part of our next magazine!

Hope you enjoy our pop-pop-Poptropica Help Blog fan magazine!

MiniQuests, PHB History, & Android app delayed

Hey Poptropicans! Looking to beat the summer boredom? Poptropica may have nearly 40 islands, but if that’s not enough for you, then try the MiniQuests! There’s a variety of these not-fully-island-length adventures to play, and the PHB has guides for all of them – the most recent addition being our Nano-Combat Training Guide for the Virus Hunter promo mini-game – so go check it out! :)

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For even more ideas on what to do on Poptropica, check out our list of 101 Boredom Busters or play the new Animacation ad on Main Street of Monster Carnival – more details in my previous post!

A couple of other things: video walkthroughs from YouTube have been added to all our island trivia pages, and I’ve finished writing a brand-new History page for the PHB (under the About tab) that highlights some of the exciting things that have transpired since the birth of the blog in 2008! :D

Remember when Poptropica said that their mobile app would be available for Android (Google Play) starting July? Well, it looks like that’s not the case anymore. According to a more recent tweet from Poptropica, it’s taking longer than expected and may be ready in September. Sad face. :(

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Anyway, that’s all for now – be sure to check out the posts below for all the latest happenings in Poptropica! There’s the Animacation ad, Mission Atlantis Ep. 2 for members, Survival Ep. 3 for allsome new info on both of those islands, and more. Pop in later, Poptropicans! :D

 

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