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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

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Blast from the Past, Episode 1: Superstars

Hey PHB readers! I’m starting a new series here on the PHB called “Blast from the Past” where I showcase interesting things from Poptropica’s history.

For some of the more long term readers, this is going to be a walk down memory lane, inspiring some nostalgia. For some of the newer readers, this may be the first time they encounter some of the awesome things Poptropica has done!

SUPERSTARSAAAAGAGGHHHHHHHHH

The first episode of this new series is titled Superstars. As some of you may have guessed, this has to do with the five “Superstars” of Poptropica. Three years ago exactly to the date, the Poptropica Creators started a week-long series of posts showcasing some of, who they deemed, Poptropica’s greatest players. These players included Grumpy Icicle, Fierce Moon, Grey Icicle, Quiet Boot, and Sporty Boa, some of whom were avid PHB readers!

These players had achieved some pretty amazing feats such as being in the top ten island finishers for Shrink Ray Island, winning 93 games of Sky Dive, and being undefeated in the Prepare for Impact mini-game. The Creators even gave Fierce Moon’s blog, Poptropica Cheats and Secrets, a subtle shout out.

Back in the day, everyone wanted to be the next superstar. People posted their “superstar resumes” on their blogs, and even in the comments here on the PHB.

Do you remember the PCB’s Superstars, or is this all new to you? Let me know about that and what you think of this new series in the comments below.

Glitch alert: how to fly on any SUI

Hey guys, Fuzzy-B here! I have found a new glitch that allows you to fly on any SUI (sound-updated island)! You should probably enjoy this as soon as you can, as it will most likely get fixed fairly soon. Now that we have the formalities out of the way, let’s get into how to fly on any SUI!

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WHAT YOU NEED: First, you need to get the Conner Bailey (boys) or Alex Bailey (girls) advertisement card and customize the sword (or wand, for girls). When I logged in it was given to me automatically, so it should be in your inventory automatically when you log in.

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HOW TO FLY: The next part is fairly simple and it’s how you fly. Point your arrow in the direction you want to go, then jump and rapidly pump the space bar. You are now flying across the screen as if you are on Super Power Island!

What do you think of being able to fly on any SUI? Pretty awesome, right? Be sure to check out the PHB’s cheats page for more cool glitches, and let me know what you think in the comments!

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

Passing the legendary brick-built torch

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a little tidbit of news from the Creators’ Blog. The Creators have officially announced that the Poptropica LEGO set has been…

TURNED DOWN FOR WHAT *cue bass drop and people smashing flower pots*

But all jokes aside, the Creators have passed the brick-built torch onto none other than TheFastComet’s Legendary Swords LEGO CUUSOO project, which can be seen below. You can also see more details and descriptions on his official LEGO ideas page.

This set is amazing in my opinion, and at least now we have confirmation that the Creators’ own Dr. Hare LEGO set has been canned, although the PHB did report this finding at least four months ago. Now we have this one to root for! Stay popping, Poptropicans.

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*

Creators’ Blog search bar, more episodes, & Creators wallpaper!

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

Creators’ Blog updates

You may have noticed that two new features have been added the Creators’ Blog recently. The first is a search bar, entitled “Search the Poptropica Blog”, which they haven’t had in a long time. You can now find it right under the Poptropica Merchandise ad in the sidebar.

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Underneath the search bar is a new tag cloud entitled “Popular Posts” — the most popular tags include “Books”, “Comics”, “Your Dream Island”, and “Lego Cuusoo”. Neat! :D

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How many more episodes this year?

That was the question that PHB viewer Slippery Raptor asked the Creators via their Twitter. They replied with an unsure answer, but something to think about.

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First of all, we don’t really know whether the Creators meant episodes or actual islands/episodic adventures. 6 – 12 islands is a bit much considering how we’re halfway through the year already.

The original question was “How many more islands will come this year since islands will be in episodes?”. He was asking how many episodic adventures would be completely released, forming an island. But, the question can be perceived to be asking how many episodes will be released. Either way, we have something puzzling.

We know for sure that there will be in total 8 episodes from the Survival and Mission Atlantis series. That said, it still doesn’t add up to 12. Could this mean that there will be more episodic adventures in the future? I’ve theorized before that there wouldn’t be any more episodic adventures after Survival and MA, but I’m starting to have doubts. Is this a good thing? Will we ever fully return to islands?

And what’s this about unexpected tech problems? That’s sort of worrying also.

Poptropican Creators Wallpaper

Remember the Poptropican Portraits Season 1 Finale Livestream, in which I drew three out of four of creators that you guys voted the highest as Poptropicans? While that is a mouthful, I still didn’t finish the last creator, Tracey West. So, I made a speed art video on my YouTube channel so you guys can get a taste of the making of her as well.

Afterwards, I put all of the creators that I had drawn together into a cool desktop wallpaper that you can view and download below. I hope you enjoyed the livestream!

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You can also find more Poptropica fan art and more in the newly-released issue (#17!) of the PHB magazine, The POPCORN – just click here! :D

The Poptropicast will be coming this Wednesday — get ready for 30 minutes of awesomeness. :D

-HPuterpop

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!

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