The Daily Pop-In begins next week!

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a bit of Poptropica news.

(I lost a bet today, so I’m unfortunately going to have to wear a princess costume and pink wig for the next 24 hours, from the time of this post. So, um… presenting Her Royal Highness, Princess Blake… I guess. Actually, on an unrelated note, can we get some Princess Blake fanart? I’d love that.)

Anyway, back to the news. The Creators have announced that they’re starting a new promotion! It’s called the Daily Pop-In, and it rewards you for logging in to play Poptropica!

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How this works is that each day (starting next Monday, July 27th, through Friday, August 7th) when you pop in (hah, get it?), you get a code for an item, a costume, maybe even credits! Sadly, I don’t need credits when I have membership. Oh, the irony: You get it all, and then you lose this. But judging by the limited edition gold Pop Star in the picture, they might be re-releasing retired exclusive costumes, and that might be something to look forward to!

Also, voting for the Poppies is still on, so cast your votes! You have two more days (at least in American time) to vote in Best Author  ANY CATEGORY! Be sure to vote Blake for best author for free cookies. Any author would be glad to have your vote. After all, we do everything we can to make the PHB “The Best it can Be!” Ooh, that’s good. Someone make that our slogan.

Anyway, that’s all for now! Stay popping, Poptropicans, and I’ll see you at the Poppies party over on the PHC! Take care!

(Wow, I actually didn’t end a post with my outro. Feels weird. This wig also feels weird.)

All you’ve got to do is rub that lamp (Arabian Nights Ep. 3 for all!)

Oh Mr. Sultan, sir, what will your pleasure be?
Don’t mind your daughter, Scheherazade – you ain’t never had a friend like me.

Well, except that scoundrel of a genie is more of a mischief-maker than a friend. But you’ll find out… three weeks after releasing to membersArabian Nights Island, Episode 3: Careful What You Wish For can now be played by everyone! Have your divination dust at hand!

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If you need a bit of help capturing that tricky genie, check out our Arabian Nights Island Guide for a written walkthrough with pictures! Plus, when you’ve completed the island, you can check your finish rank on the Arabian Nights World Champions Map.

Oh, yes, that genie really is a piece of work. ;)

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Well, episode two had them forty thieves,
and Scheherazade had a stolen youth.
But fear not, for though she grieves,
you’ll make the Sultan see the truth…

UPDATE: The upcoming Timmy Failure Island is now on the Map as coming soon!

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It’s anticipated to release in September, plus you can find sneak peeks and more on our Timmy Failure Island page. Stay tuned for more news, and let us know in the comments what you thought of the final episode of Arabian Nights!

–SFish 🐟

The Poppies: Livestream & Party Details!

The parties have ended! Click here for the livestream & here for the chat.
Click here for our recap post with pics and here for the list of winners.

Hi Gs,

I’m bear-y excited about these details that I’ll be reveal– what, we’re not doing that anymore? Oh. Ok. Well, we’re nearing the end of the Poppies, our very own Poptropica awards event, and you guys have spoken! (Haven’t voted yet? Now’s your chance!) We’re going to celebrate the winners with a couple of fun parties, the details of which are below:

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The climax of the event will happen on the Saturday of this week – the 25th of July at 8:00 pm EST (that’s 7pm CST / 6pm MST / 5pm PST) – starting with a livestream hosted by yours truly, where I’ll be announcing the winners of the awards. At the same time, you can mill about on the PHC chatting and joining Multiverse rooms with other awards show attendees! For this, we encourage you to formally dress up in your Poptropican best: ties, tuxes, dresses, and all!

We’ll also be having an after-party on the PHC on Sunday, July 26th at 10:00 am EST, so people have a better chance at making it to at least one of the two party times. Plus, Sunday is the date of the PHB’s 7th anniversary, so come in your 7th birthday balloons and join our Multiverse rooms!

To join the chat hangout, just visit xat.com/thePHC or click on the “Chat” tab in the navigation bar on the PHB. The Poptropica Help Chat, or PHC, is the official PHB chatroom, but besides hosting parties, you’re welcome year-round to come chat anytime with other Poptropicans online there (sometimes even PHB authors!).

Get ready for jokes! Awards! And maybe me drawing some people hmm… Click here for the livestream link! When it’s time (8pm EST on Saturday), I’ll be announcing the winners there, and you can watch the show live (or see the archived video later, if you’re not able to make it).

If you haven’t already, you have until Saturday to cast your votes in the Poppies Awards!

TAFN.

-HPuterpop

Bear-y amazing hats and costumes!

Hey guys! Slip here, your bear-er of amazing news!

WARNING: Be pre-beared. This post contains a lot of bear puns so bear with me. :P

This is bear-ly the beginning, okay?

First off, there’s a new advertisement around Poptropica’s Main Streets featuring the newest Cartoon Network series, We Bare Bears! You just need to watch a video and you’ll get a Bear Stack hat! There’s too much bears, I can’t bear it. We’re bear-y sorry but this is only for younger players.

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If you can still bear the puns, better prepare for a panda-monium!

Next up, there are two new bear-y amazing cards over at the Store! Let us paws for a moment and celebrate. They’re the Hat Trick and the Capes ‘n’ Cowls! They only cost 75 Poptropica credits and comes with three different variants (Hat Trick hats are different for girls and boys).

Meanwhile on Twitter, Poptropica has recently made a bear-y relevant reference to the movie Mean Girls and a Poptropica remake of Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album cover! Oh it’s unbearable.

The voting round for the Poppies is still on and you can’t bear-ly miss the post. I can’t paws-ibly win Best Author because Fishy, HP and BT are bear-y amazing. I bear-ter stop. :P

That’s the end of the post (made with my bear hands)! Thank you for bearing with me and being my bear witness. Now I’d bear-ter go hi-bear-nate before I go bear-serk.

Leave a comment and enjoy this gif of a bear dancing!

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The Poppies: it’s time to vote!

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Hey Poptropicans, and welcome back to The Poppies Awards Show with the Poptropica Help Network! A week has passed since we last met on the red carpet, and you guys have brought up some phe-nom-inal nominations. (That’s a double use of “nom” right there. Hey, could we have some snacks to nom for this next part? It’s no secret they serve some pretty good crawfish in the Poptropica blogosphere…)

Anyway, the nomination round of the Poppies is now over, and we here at the PHN have taken a look and narrowed each award category to five of the most popular options suggested by all you readers (with some exceptions). Now the next round is upon us: without further ado, you can now cast your votes in the survey below! This survey will be open all throughout the week.

The survey is now closed. Tune in to our Poppies livestream to hear the winners announced, and celebrate with us at our PHC parties in Poptropica Multiverse rooms – all details in this PHB post!

(In case the survey isn’t showing up, you may also use this link to vote.)

Thanks for voting (assuming you do, of course!), and we’ll see you back on the red carpet for the final unveiling of winners next week, on the PHB’s 7th birthday: July 26th!

Plus, check the details for our awards show parties here, and be ready to come dressed to impress in your Poptropican best – it’s an awards show, after all! ;) Now pass the crawfish, the show hosts have to eat too, you know. :P

Don’t forget to vote in the survey above!

Plus, pop in for the final Poppies celebration and results next week. :D

Arabian Nights Ep. 3 for all on July 23rd, & P-Con Ep. 3 on app

Hey Poptropicans, it’s SFish. :D

While members may always be One Jump Ahead of everyone else, non-members may soon find themselves in A Whole New World when Arabian NightsEpisode 3: Careful What You Wish For releases to all next Thursday, July 23rd!

Check out our Behind the Scenes Overview & Theory post for a compilation of sneak peeks and more, or our handy Arabian Nights Island Guide if you need a walkthrough.

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Meanwhile, PoptropiCon Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon is now available for download as a free update to the mobile Poptropica app for both iOS and Android. Over on iOS, the app icon has also changed from the yellow blimp to a picture of Dr. Hare holding a carrot in both hands!

For a walkthrough with pictures, check out our complete PoptropiCon Island Guide.

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In other news, don’t forget to make your nominations for The Poppies awards event over on this post, as nominations are about to be closed off for the upcoming voting round!

Also, we’re always looking for entries for our Poptropica fan magazineThe POPCORN (click here to read the latest issue!). If you have any stories, fan art, island or costume ideas, and so on that you would like to send in, please email popcorn@poptropicahelp.net!

Stay popping, Poptropicans. ;)

Timmy Failure tour page & new Realms video!

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here to bring you some new info from the upcoming Timmy Failure Island. The Creators just officially announced the island on their blog last week and now have released the its island tour page.

Along with the above logo and character design (which were revealed when the island was announced), we also have a little more of a look into the plot in this description:

When danger lurks, and criminals hide around every corner, you need the best detective money can buy. That detective is not Timmy Failure — but don’t try to tell him that. You’re about to come face to face with the craziest cast of characters ever to appear on a Poptropica Island. Trying to solve this mystery is only the beginning!

Next up is a look at the island scenery through these sneak peeks:

For more sneak peeks, check out our Daily Pop Sneak Peek Archive as well as our trivia page for Timmy Failure Island, where you can discuss the upcoming island!

Lastly, there’s a printable poster design as well, featuring Timmy and his buddy Total:

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In other news, there’s a new Poptropica Realms video from the Creators to show off some of the newer features! Check it out below:

That concludes this round of news! Are you excited for Timmy Failure Island? I personally haven’t read any of the books, but some of the other authors have been mentioning to me that they’re hilarious, so hopefully it’ll be comedically great. Comment your thoughts below!

• Ultimate iPad Expert •

Welcome to the Poppies!

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UPDATE: Hey guys, thanks for nominating your favorites! The nomination round is now officially closed. The voting round has begun, so cast your votes now! :)

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to The Poppies. That’s the Poptropica Community Awards, hosted by the Poptropica Help Network (PHN), which includes this blog (the PHB).

This popping, stellar event is the first of its kind, and will include a week for nominations (starting now!), followed by a week for voting (check back next week for the polls!), and finally, we’ll be announcing the winners as we celebrate the PHB’s upcoming 7th birthday on July 26th, 2015.

First up is the nomination round. How this works is we’ll announce each award category, followed by a brief description (see below). Then, in the comments section, you let us know who or what you feel is worth that award! You can nominate for as many or as little awards as you like.

Without further ado, the awards up for grabs are:

  1. Best Creator: Who’s your favorite Poptropica Creator? Is it the nommable Captain Crawfish, or perhaps the lost-to-time Shark Boy? Check the PHB’s Creators Database for a list.
  2. Best Dialogue: What is the all-time best, wittiest line of dialogue ever spoken by any Poptropica character?
  3. Best Dressed NPC (male): Who’s the handsomest of Poptropican characters? This category is for the guys. (NPC stands for non-player character, so please do not nominate your friends.)
  4. Best Dressed NPC (female): Who’s the prettiest of Poptropican characters? This category is for the girls. (Again, this category is not for players!)
  5. Best Island (overall): What’s the greatest island of all time, from plot to characters, artwork to soundtrack (if applicable), and everything in between?
  6. Best Poptropican Name: What Poptropican name combination sounds the best? For a list of possible Poptropica names, click here.
  7. Best Soundtrack: Which music soundtrack from any of the SUIs (sound-updated islands) tickles your fancy? For some possible nominations, you can listen to and get the names of soundtracks on composer Jeff Heim’s soundcloud.
  8. Best Storyline in an Island: Of all the islands, which one has the greatest plot? Which storyline did you most enjoy?
  9. Best Villain: Who’s your favorite Poptropica villain?

In addition to Poptropica-specific awards, there are also categories for those in the Poptropica community/fandom that you know and love!

  1. Best Current PHB Author: We’ve got a host of staff members here who regularly deliver news and other improvements to the PHB, but everyone’s different, even down to their senses of humor. The current staff are Brave Tomato, Blake, HPuterpop, Samwow5, Spotted Dragon, Slanted Fish, Slippery Raptor, and Ultimate iPad Expert – and all of us are automatically nominated!
  2. Best Fan Art: Poptropican artists the world over have created many pieces of fan art, but which pieces have you seen that might deserve the title of ‘best’? The PHB magazines are a good place to start scouting for fan art!
  3. Best Fansite (outside of the PHN): The Poptropica Help Network includes this blog, the PHC (chat), our Twitter, videos, and wiki, but outside of our network lies a realm of other Poptropica fan sites as well. Nominate your favorites – just to be clear, this is for sites that aren’t included in the list mentioned in the previous sentence.
  4. Best PHB April Fools’ Prank: We’ve done a lot of April fools’ pranks over the years, but which one got you good? Was it the ‘Club Penguin Help Blog’ of 2009? Sending in Agent Chicken Wing in 2010? Reverting to Scary Tomato’s old header in 2011? Gamer Guy’s Mega Fighting Bots, Poptropica-bashing fan site in 2014? Or perhaps this year’s Omegon takeover?
  5. Best The POPCORN Magazine Issue: Which PHB magazine issue had all the best stories, fan art, and so on? Read them on our Magazines page and nominate your faves.
  6. Best Wiki Article: Over on the Poptropica Wiki (part of the PHN), we’ve got over 800 articles for islands, scenes, items, characters, and so on. But which article is the best?

Now for some undesirable awards! We’re not that mean, though, so we’ll only be giving a few, and it’s just for fun – no offence intended. ;)

  1. Worst Island: Poptropica is full of great islands, but not every island was a winner. Which, in your opinion, was the worst of them all (and why)?
  2. Worst Poptropican Name: There are plenty of decent Poptropica names out there, but not every name is created equal and there’s potentially some pretty disastrous combinations as well. Nominate as you see fit!
  3. Worst Poptropica Moment: What’s the worst thing that has happened in your Poptropica experience? Anything unfortunate is fair game, from glitches that made you restart an island to the time the Jersey Devil on Cryptids Island made you cower under your chair in fear.

And that brings us to 18 awards, in celebration of our recent milestone of 18 million hits (well, 18.4m now) – and also, of course, the upcoming 7th birthday of the PHB.

Nominations will take place starting now, so sound off in the comments who you think deserves the awards! Please limit your nominations to a maximum of three per award. To strengthen your nomination, you can also include a quick reason why you think they (or it) deserve(s) the award.

If no nominations for a certain award are made, the PHB authors will use their own judgment to come up with some options. Next week’s poll options will be based on the most popular nominations, so check back then for the next round and cast your votes then! Plus, stay tuned for the PHB for details on birthday parties and winner announcements. ;) But for now…

Start nominating in the comments below!

Stay popping, Poptropicans, and pop in for the Poppies. :D

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