Snap up your LEGO Moana Mania!

Hey Poptropicans!

As if a Home Island makeover and advertisement building for the Disney animated film Moana wasn’t enough, there is now another Moana ad – but not just any Moana – LEGO Moana! (Oh, you thought we were done with that Moana mania, didn’t you. Well, try piecing this one together.)

This one is just a video, which will give you a Crazy Kakamora. When equipped, pressing the spacebar will launch a bunch of Kakamora LEGO heads on your screen! (Thanks to G-Hopper for the pictures!)

In other news, Poptropica is back at it with their Snapchatting! Earlier this week, Skinny Moon (who runs all of Poptropica’s social media) posted a snap of herself in her Poptropica-decked home office with a bunny filter from Snapchat, in honor of Dr. Hare (of course!). Plus, she’s updated the profile pic, which was part of a fan drawing by Maryann P. Looking good!

There have also been a few other snaps in her Snapchat story lately, including her Christmas tree, Toby the #PoptropicaPup, and her scrolling through entries for the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest on Instagram and Twitter and encouraging everyone to join (with her voice!).

Skinny Moon was also hanging around the Home Island Arcade common room earlier today, as seen in this tweet:

And here on the PHB, we’ve had quite a few fun guest posts lately, which we think you should definitely check out! If you have something Poptropica-related you’d like to share with the community, we encourage you to send it along to us and your writing may be featured in a future guest post!

Check out our recent guest posts below:

And while we wait for more news, be sure to enter the official #MyPoptropicaCostume contest! The deadline is coming up in about three weeks (December 31st), and remember, you can have up to 3 entries! Check out our post on this contest for more details.

Stay popping,

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Pop 5: Features We’d Love in New Poptropica

(Hey Poptropicans! This is a guest post written by Perfect Sky, a Poptropica player who’s also quite active in the community. In this post she’ll be sharing her ideas for New Pop. Enjoy! –🐠)

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Hey everyone, it’s Perfect Sky!

So, with the year coming to an end and the New Poptropica on its way, I thought now would be a good time to share some features I’d love to see added to the game. I’m not going to cover the basics such as new islands or more multiplayer games and chat options, since most of us have already heard those many times. Instead, I’m going to list the top 5 ideas I have, aside from common ones that everyone’s been talking about. Well, let’s begin!

5. Returning Costumes

Although lots of members like to buy every single item in the store, I prefer to only buy costumes I like enough to wear. However, I’ve made the mistake of buying something simply because it’s new, then realizing I’d get no use out of it shortly after. At least for me, it gets annoying to have my inventory cluttered up with costumes I would never wear.

As for non-members, whether you clicked the wrong button and accidentally bought something you didn’t intend on buying, or just don’t like an item anymore, a feature to return items back to the store would be very useful. But, whether you’d get all your credits back or not would be up to the creators. (Perhaps they could give full refunds if it’s very recent, which would be helpful for misclicks, and partial refunds for up to a certain amount of days.)

4. See who friended you back

One great feature we currently have in the game is how you can add friends without them having to add you back. It just makes the process so much easier. But what about those moments when you start feeling a little curious and just sit there for a while, staring at your friends list, wondering which of your friends actually added you to their lists? Just kidding, I totally don’t that…

But it would be pretty cool if we could actually see which of our friends added us. Whether that would be some kind of star on their profile, or just a separate friends list for people who added you back, it would be nice to see.

3. Custom Photos

Ever since the addition of the Photo Booth, I always wished I could save custom photos to the photo album on my profile. It would be a fun way to make our profiles more personalized. And, it would be even better if we could add our own captions to the pictures. Of course, the pictures and captions would have to be approved before appearing in the photo album, similar to how Realms need to be approved before becoming public.

This feature would most likely be members-only, but it would still be cool.

2. Seasonal Multiverse Rooms

After so many years of creating and joining Multiverse rooms, the same old settings become pretty boring. But rather than just adding a few new rooms, it would be much more exciting if the Creators mixed things up a bit by making different seasonal Multiverse rooms, in addition to the current ones.

In the winter, we could hold parties in snowy, Christmas-themed rooms, and in the summer, beach party rooms would be available. Preferably, this feature would provide three additional multiverse rooms for each of the four seasons.

1. Gifting Credits

If you’re a member, then you’ve definitely noticed how the credits keep piling up, and there’s absolutely nothing to do with them.

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Honestly, the idea of gifting credits to other players is probably the feature I’d love to see added to the game most. Many virtual worlds provide options for players to give their friends presents, but Poptropica doesn’t have any similar features. Rather than letting the credits go to waste, it would be great if we could gift credits to our friends. And with Christmas coming up, this would be the perfect time for a gifting feature.

Well, that’s all for this list. Fell free to share your ideas in the comments below!

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Perfect Sky!

The PHB welcomes guest posting from anyone in our community if you have something to share, whether it be sneak peeks, My Place in Poptropica stories, or any other ideas you might have. We also encourage sharing on our subreddit and the PHC.

If you have an idea for a guest post, send it in to staff@poptropicahelp.net:)

Pop 5: Worst Islands of Poptropica

(This is a guest post by Happy Lobster, a Poptropica blogger with his own site, A Quota of Poptropica. Please note that the opinions below only represent those of the author. With that said, enjoy! –🐠)

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Hey there, Poptropicans! I’m Happy Lobster, and I’m here to bring you a Top 5 (or shall we say, Pop 5) post of the worst Poptropica islands, cherry-picked out of over fifty islands and episodes. Just before you look below and start screaming at my choices of what the worst islands are, please bear in mind that this is thoroughly-opinion based, so these islands may not be what you think are the five worst islands.

Also, the list below contains spoilers for the corresponding islands below, so read at your discretion. But if you haven’t played the following islands and you love spoilers, then please, continue reading!

The following islands will be assessed out of 100 for three categories: plot, gameplay, and art. Directly below is a quick guide to each of these subsets:

  • Plot refers to the general storyline and background of the island, and a good plot would be one that is creative, inventive, and that has clearly taken a lot of effort to place together;
  • Gameplay refers to how enjoyable the island is for a player, which for me (again, this post is solely opinion-based) would be interesting, suspenseful, and challenging, and;
  • Art, which is generally what makes up all the visual aspects of the island, and it is another large attribute to what makes an island enjoyable to play (like you would be thrilled if you had to play a sloppy island with bad shapes and terrible colours).

Then the three scores for each of the above factors will be combined into an average score out of 100, which will be the island’s total score.

Haven’t fallen asleep yet? Excellent. Without any further ado, let’s get started!

#5: Survival (Episode 2: Hook, Line and Sinker)

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After a not-so-epic first episode, the second episode of Survival starts off with your Poptropican climbing down a rope alongside a cliff. When you reach the bottom of the rope, a slightly violent gust of wind conveniently blows by then, and you fall off the rope. You end up landing on a tree, half-dazed for a few moments, and then you suddenly realise that you are hungry, and you set off in pursuit of a fish to catch and eat.

Like most other episodes in Poptropica, it is pretty short. At the very start of the quest, your Poptropican finds almost all of the items for later use in the episode conveniently strewn around trees for you to easily collect, all in just one scene. For most Pop quests, you would have to obtain all your items by accomplishing certain parts of the island, one at a time, and by practically throwing almost everything needed at you as soon as you enter the episode, it does not promise for a particularly developed or even merely challenging quest.

All you have to do for this episode is walk, jump and push certain entities for about five minutes, and it does require little thinking, which is something I personally like to be included in island quests. So it’s fair enough to say that neither the plot nor gameplay are that great. But, at least there are some positives – the art in Hook, Line and Sinker is fairly pleasant. With a picturesque sky with graceful tree silhouettes, the island’s aesthetic is visually pleasing.

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In any case, you can get a free Fishing Suit in the episode itself, which is an additional bonus, as it is unnecessary to finishing the quest, but it still looks pretty nice.

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#4: Mission Atlantis (Episode 1: Into the Deep)

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Upon arriving on the island, you’ll meet a filmmaker called Cam Jameson standing on a boat, who immediately asks for your help filming underwater footage of some fish, and asks you to find the key to a submarine, so the underwater filming can get started, or as Jameson puts it, ‘the greatest fish story ever told!’. To acquire the key to the sub, you’ll have a fun time kicking buckets of ink over people’s heads, and then you will get the key.

The first part of the episode is rather quick and easily the most boring scene from it, so there won’t be any particularly lacklustre parts from now on during the episode. But that’s not to say it’s going to be particularly exciting, either. Anywho, when you get into the ‘Bubble’ submarine pod, and go underwater, you’ll proceed around the ocean, taking photos of sea creatures, most of which will require simple and vaguely interesting means to get a clear photo of them.

Once you complete taking photos of all the assigned creatures, you’ll spot a rare Hydromedusa, which you follow to the depths of the ocean. You’ll meet a whole clique of the unusual creatures, who’ll come over and electrocute your sub, taking all its power. The Bubble will sink to the deepest, darkest precinct of the sea, revealing the remains of an almost forgotten myth… the lost city of Atlantis.

Most of the episode isn’t very exhilarating. The plot isn’t so great – you take pictures of some sea creatures, and then you conveniently stumble upon Atlantis. There’s not that much to it, and it probably took little effort to think up. In accordance with that, the gameplay is a little tedious. But just as with Survival, the art is definitely good. Well, in the underwater scenes, anyway, since the ship scene is pretty nondescript. The best part of the island is certainly around the end, where the scene zooms out and divulges the most breathtaking feature of all in the episode.

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#3: Monkey Wrench Island

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When you start this island, you’ll find yourself in an airborne plane that looks like it has seen better days. In front of you in the plane, is Amelia Earhart, who in real life, was the historical pilot who went missing flying over the Pacific eighty years ago. The Flying Ace race is beginning, and once an official comes over to tell you all that you will be competing for the Monkey Wrench medallion as a prize. And just like that, the race is underway! You’ll be flying among several other Poptropicans with varying costumes and means of flying. But just moments after the race begins, a woman in a red plane, called the Red Baroness comes over, and throws a wrench at your plane. Spluttering with clouds of black smoke, your plane crashes on a small island in the middle of Poptropica’s endless seas…

You’ll momentarily be in a daze on this new island, but you’ll be woken by a monkey. He’ll guide you through the island, dotted with a few unavoidable setbacks, which are momentary tutorials that’ll teach you how to walk, run, jump, and also how to change your Settings. It’s not as if a lot of you really need this, but after all, it is a tutorial for new Pop players. You’ll meet the chatty Crusoe, who tricks you and Amelia by making you give him materials to make a hammock and a drink for him. He then shows you his plan for a brilliant blimp to get back into the Flying Ace Race, and asks you to build it.

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Yeah… maybe brilliant is not the right word to describe it.

But then a monkey comes forward with a another plan – and this plan shows a sketch of your old, trusty Poptropica blimp, surrounded by unusual Nordic runes, which I’d guess translate into measurements and material names. The monkey certifies that it can build it, after you ask it. The yellow blimp is soon made, and you’re back in the race!

You’ll then find that the ever-annoying Crusoe is accidentally with you and Amelia, so you’ll trick him into leaping into the Red Baroness’ plane, which distracts the Baroness and causes her plane to crash. Consequently, you will win the race, and therefore obtain the Monkey Wrench medallion.

So… suffice to say, your Poptropican does not get the most active on this island out of all the other islands. The gameplay of this quest comes crashing down like the Baroness for me. The storyline is quite simple, and one might even say that it is pretty crude. But the art within this island is spectacular, in clarity, colour and detail. But still, this island was meant as a tutorial for new players, and I think Poptropica has definitely delivered on this. It has been made easy to play for beginners to understand Pop and its quests, and MW definitely conveys a clear sense of adventure, an element that I think is certainly a necessity in any Poptropica island.

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#2: Virus Hunter Island

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Just about a minute into the quest, and you’ll meet a strange man atop the Globochem building, who believes the government is up to something. He’ll tell you that if you can prove that the government has set up a shop in the building he’s standing on, he’ll help you get inside. So, after catching a very inconspicuous-looking truck, with the name Pizza Delivery Company, you’ll bring back a bag of shredded documents, dropped by the truck’s driver. Piece them together, and you’ll end up with three complete documents, one of which shows how to get in the PDC’s secret laboratory. The strange guy will then give you a fake PDC badge.

After accessing the Poptropica Disease Center’s lab with you fake badge, you’ll meet Dr. Lange, who’ll tell you that your badge is a phony, but she really wants a volunteer to stop the virus. She’ll show you a slightly creepy video about the CC13 Influenza, and then send you on your way with two items. Then, after a bit of rummaging through bins, talking to falafel guys, following falafel guys and taking photos of falafel guys’ customers (now that’s what I call not stalking), you’ll be back at the PDC, and you’ll show her the picture of Joe Stockman (the falafel customer), who is also Patient Zero, the person containing the perilous virus. Dr. Lange will then take you to another room, reassures your Poptropican that they have 99% success chance of nothing going wrong when she shrinks you (very reassuring), and then the giant machine facing you fires a laser at you, and you’ll shrink to a nano-sized Poptropican.

You’ll then be in a tutorial, which will show you how to control your ship, the Panacea, which comes with four individual weapons. After the tutorial, a PDC scientist will give Joe Stockman some Chinese food, and you and the Panacea are in it. He’ll eat it, and you’ll now be inside Patient Zero’s stomach! You’re in for an adventure like no other Poptropican quest – you’ll travel all over inside a Poptropican’s body, fighting killer viruses, which, to be honest, do look very impressive.

In all, Virus Hunter is far from the classics. For this island, the storyline is poorly developed. After all, we only know about the Poptropica Disease Center, disguised as the Pizza Delivery Company in public, which finds out the person with the hazardous virus, and they send you in a nano-sized robotic ship, in Patient Zero’s body, to stop it. How did the virus come about? Why is Stockman Patient Zero? There are several questions in Virus Hunter that aren’t answered. The gameplay is definitely full of action – but only in a few parts, when you have to face off against the more major viruses, Otherwise, the action is a little dull. And the island is also glitchy in several areas, being the first official SUI. For the art, to be perfectly honest, is mostly tedious inside the body, and a few sections could even be considered as gross. But like I said before, the appearances of the viruses are quite impressive, which definitely boosts up the island’s visual attributes.

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#1: Wimpy Wonderland Island

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As soon as you get off the blimp on this island, you’ll encounter Greg Heffley, the protagonist of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. He’ll say that his younger brother, Manny, has disappeared while Greg was supposed to be babysitting him. Greg is obviously the best babysitter around, isn’t he?

Like the inquisitive Poptropican you are who gets itself tangled in trouble and mystery just upon touching the island, you set off immediately in pursuit to find Manny. The island actually is reasonably fun to play, with several lively scenes; you get to ride a Rumble Bike, chase Manny around a school, climb up Leisure Towers with numerous chances to get belted with random objects thrown at you by elderly residents, play bingo (for those of you folks out there who love puzzle games) push a giant snowball that avalanches over the Whirley Street kids, and perhaps the most fun of all, you get to sled over hills to get back to the Heffleys’ house.

In short, the gameplay is very enjoyable. But in total contrast, is the art (excuse my bad puns). With the whole island being mostly white, with hints of black and negligible traces of blue, it makes for an aesthetic that is boring and depressing in equal measure. The plot – a little better than the visual aspects. Again, like the first episode of Mission Atlantis, the storyline isn’t really developed, but Wimpy Wonderland’s general plot is definitely better than Into the Deep. Some may think it’s just ‘you lose Manny, then you find Manny’, but there are several aspects of the plot between those two phrases, many of these being connections and references to the actual Wimpy Kid series.

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Moreover, there is an extra you’ll receive in this island: a video game called Twisted Wizard. If you love zapping ogres while being a wizard, this is the perfect game for you.

If you need a helpful guide to beating this game, click here.

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Well, ending on that note, that’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments: What do you think are the worst five islands?

– HL😉

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Happy Lobster!

The PHB welcomes guest posting from anyone in our community if you have something to share, whether it be sneak peeks, My Place in Poptropica stories, or any other ideas you might have. We also encourage sharing on our subreddit and the PHC.

If you have an idea for a guest post, send it in to staff@poptropicahelp.net:)

Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 53

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

We interrupt your regularly scheduled PMFM to bring you a meme weather update. Take it, Jim.

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Thanks, Larry. On Monday, we’ve got a spicy meme temperature in the upper rares. Similarly, a high likelihood of extra memes coming your way this day. That’ll be all for the meme weather this week, now back to PMFM. Welcome to round fifty-three of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are Kobold the Pixie, DJScratchStep, and Maroon Cheetah! And here are the memes:

Feel free to click on the images to view them in their full glory.😛

Another awesome birthday celebration! This Wednesday is Shaky Skunk’s birthday, so I’ve created the rarest pepe in celebration. Be sure to send her your birthday wishes!😀 🎉

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Want your own meme face?

Well, it’s simple. Comment on the most recent PMFM post (just choose the top one of the list, here). Be sure to follow the criteria below:

  • Very crucial: Wear the outfit you want to have in the meme face on Poptropica and keep it on for at least a week.
  • As mentioned, find the most recent PMFM post (it will be at the top of this list)
  • Include your Poptropican username in a comment.
  • Include the meme face you would like on your Poptropican in your comment (a link to an image of the meme is very preferred).
  • Post your comment and wait! (PMFM is operated on a first come-first serve basis, so your meme face will come after all of the ones before are released).
  • Just a note: You do not need to re-comment on newer posts if you haven’t gotten yours yet. Once I reply to your comment mentioning “You being added to the list,” then I have seen your comment and added it to my literal list, so yours will be made after each one before is made.

This completes round fifty-three of meme faces. Tune in next Monday for the next Poptropican Meme Face Mondays!

What do you think about this week’s meme faces? Comment below.

Meme King out. 👑

• Ultimate iPad Expert •

My Place in Poptropica: Smart Flame

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Smart Flame, who played Poptropica when he had a computer to do so. See below for details on sending in your own MPIP!

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2010 – 2011 | Start & Pause

It all started in 2010, when I was only five years old. I saw my brother playing a game with a title I couldn’t quite yet pronounce, and I wanted to play as well.

That led me to create my first account, Fierce Eagle.  I instantly fell in love even though I couldn’t beat an island. Unfortunately by the end of the year, our 2008-model computer was practically busted, and with my brother glued to the other computer, playing Poptropica wasn’t an option for me.

By January of 2011, I had stopped playing. I forgot about the one thing that brought me to the game, that me and my brother had this in common. I didn’t even bring the thought of Poptropica to my mind throughout 2011.

2012 – 2013 | New Technology & An Afterthought

In the year 2012, we got a new computer, since the old one finally bit the dust. Although at this point I didn’t remember Poptropica, my brother brought it back into my life. With Fierce Eagle forgotten, I then became Blue Eagle, which leaves me still wondering, why two eagles?

But that passed, and now all I could ever wanted happened: I beat Reality TV Island and Super Power Island. I also was able to get farther progress on the other islands, making me get to the challenging parts of the islands, which kept me more interested.

I also discovered common rooms, and I was instantly amazed. The thought that there so many other people playing Poptropica, and that I could interact with them, started my journey into the community. Poptropica was once again the best thing ever – well, until 2013.

I began to take school more seriously, and I hung out with my friends a lot, so Poptropica became an afterthought. Also when my brother stopped playing, I had no one around me that played, so I wasn’t motivated to play. Another reason was that I had beaten the easier islands, and the ones that were left were too hard for me. Plus, my brother needed the computer for more important matters, so I rarely had computer time to play.

2014 | A New Chromebook & The PHB

In 2014, I got my own personal Chromebook laptop computer, and I randomly joined Poptropica with my Blue Eagle account.  The memories came back, and I realized that I missed so many changes in Poptropica.

I tried looking up guides for islands like Astro-Knights, and Skullduggery, when I came across the PHB. I started reading the blogs, becoming a stalker who read every post and comment ever written. I was especially interested in the costume contests because they involved Poptropicans so much.

During this time I also picked my two favorite islands, which are Mission Atlantis and Reality TV island.  I really grew into knowing what Poptropica is all about and completing everything I could. I felt like I had grown further in my journey to becoming a part of the Poptropica community.

2016 | The Community & Medallion Domination

I finished my 51st island in April, which to me was a major accomplishment, considering for that for two years I couldn’t beat a single island.

Fast forward to October, when I decided to comment to enter the PHB’s Halloween costume contest. And something surprised me – Slanted Fish replied to my comment! Even though it was just to tell me my link didn’t work, I was ecstatic. For years I had felt like only royalty could be witnessed by her, but here I was squirming with excitement. I didn’t waste any time to reply, indicating my excitement, and made sure my link worked this time.

After that, I continued to comment everywhere. But the place where I felt the most like a part of this community was the PHC, where I talked a lot and still do. On the PHC I found other players, and what was even cooler was our ability to talk about anything we wanted to.

My current account, Smart Flame, is my favorite, and my username is LMSEC if you want to friend me. Someday, I plan to make my own Poptropica blog and continue to grow in this community.

Smart Flame out.

Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! Feel free to send in your own (please include a minimum of 550 words, type with good spelling and grammar, divide it into labeled sections, and include your username). Look out for more community MPIPs every weekend!

~the Poptropica Help Blog

Celebrating the Holidays, the Poptropica Way

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(This is a guest post by Tall Cactus, who regularly blogs on her own site, Tall Cactus’ Poptropica Blog. In this post, she’ll share ways to enjoy the winter holidays on Poptropica. Enjoy! –🐠)

Hey guys, TC here. Let’s just say, I’m in a great mood. Why? The holiday season is finally here! Also known as my favorite time of the year. And it doesn’t just have to be a thing in real life. Today I want to share some tips with you all on how to celebrate the holidays, the Poptropica way.

“Pop 5” Icy Islands

With snow days and winter breaks, you may find yourself a bit bored, just sitting around. But don’t worry, because you could always play some islands on Poptropica! While each island is special in its own way and totally deserves to be played, some are particularly fitting for the cold season, and some just take a while to complete, which is perfect for days off from school.

Below is my list of the best 5 islands to play when you need entertainment on a snowy day, or just any day during the holiday season when you’ve got some free time. Remember, this list is just my opinion!

1. Wimpy Wonderland Island

Although this island is a bit lacking in my opinion, it does take place on a snow day – and that’s the theme we’re going for here!

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2. Astro-Knights Island

I have to say, Astro-Knights is one of the best islands overall. However, it takes a long time to complete, and some parts can be very difficult. That’s why it’s perfect to play when you have a lot of time on your hands. And guess what? There’s an ice planet!

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3. SOS Island

You’re trapped on an iceberg that has just wrecked a titanic ship. How much more ice do you need?

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4. Skullduggery Island

Sure, Skullduggery has no snow or cold weather whatsoever, but it has to be the longest island to finish. All that trading really takes time and patience. So if you have an upcoming holiday break, and you haven’t completed Skullduggery Island yet, this may be a good time to take it on.

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5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory takes place in winter, and there is lots of snow all around. And don’t forget about all the chocolate and candy – there’s a lot of that around, too!

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Festive Costumes

The Poptropica Store has a wide selection of holiday themed costumes available. You can even mix and match different parts and make your own.

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I’m the kind of person who loves making outfits for each major holiday on Pop, and doing it for Christmas or Hanukkah or other winter holidays is especially fun.

And I still haven’t made mine yet. I better do that soon…

Holiday Parties

The celebration doesn’t just have to be in the game. Many blogs throughout the Poptropica community, including the PHB, hold holiday parties as Christmas gets closer. Here’s a recap video of a PHB Christmas party from two years ago. The PHC was on Xat back then, but this is the first year the Pop winter parties will be on Discord!

Even when there’s not a party happening, you can still hang out and talk on the PHC and other Discord servers to get in the holiday spirit.

Farewell to 2016

New Years’ may be far away, but before we know it, we’ll be saying goodbye to both the holiday season and 2016. So let’s try to make the most of the last month of this year!

As for 2017, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next. Always expect the unexpected.

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–Tall Cactus

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Tall Cactus!

The PHB welcomes guest posting from anyone in our community if you have something to share, whether it be sneak peeks, My Place in Poptropica stories, or any other ideas you might have. We also encourage sharing on our subreddit and the PHC.

If you have an idea for a guest post, send it in to staff@poptropicahelp.net:)

Walking in a Wimpy Wonderland: IoTMs of December

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here presenting December’s Islands of the Month! 

This month’s featured islands are Wimpy Wonderland and PoptropiCon! I have to say Wimpy Wonderland is definitely fitting for the current season in the Northern Hemisphere. PoptropiCon on the other hand… eh, not so much. But hey! It’s a great island nonetheless.

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As usual, first-time finishers of these islands will receive 500 credits and those who are replaying them will earn 300 credits.

But for PoptropiCon it’s a little different. You see, PoptropiCon is an episodic adventure so it would only make sense to offer more credits upon completing it, and that’s exactly what the Poptropica Creators have generously done! Each episode is worth the usual 500 or 300 credits depending on if you’ve played it or not. So that means you can obtain up to 1,500 credits after completing all three episodes for the first time, which I think is pretty cool! Also, the creators have gifted us by making Wimpy Wonderland available for all players to enjoy! It’s not specified whether this will be permanent or temporary, so complete it while you can!

I think making these islands with a very high credit prize definitely creates more interest for people who otherwise might not be really interested. It sure would work for me if I hadn’t already completed every island.😛

Of course, there has to be a walkthrough for every Island of the Month. Captain Crawfish has already made a video walkthrough for each PoptropiCon episode and is currently working on one for Wimpy Wonderland now has one as well.

You can either watch his walkthrough for PoptropiCon or read the one here on the PHB! I definitely suggest reading the PHB’s written walkthrough for Wimpy Wonderland, so you can hurry and earn those credits! (Update: Captain Crawfish has a video now too!)

PoptropiCon:

Wimpy Wonderland:

Well, I think it’s pretty cool that they finally featured both an episodic adventure and a non-SUI island for the IoTM. What do you guys think? Share your opinions in the comment section. Anyway, see you guys soon and POP on!

-Lucky Joker :luckyjoker~1:

Sunken sketches and concepts from Poptropolis Games!

Hey, guys! Slip here.

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Welcome to another round of IoTM: Special Feature! Although there are two days left for November, Poptropica made a last-minute post about this month’s IoTMs (Islands of the Month)! Last time, we’ve had the spotlight on Shrink Ray Island’s concepts and sketches and now let’s move on to the other IoTM, Poptropolis Games!

As usual, being the Island of the Month gives out these special privileges:

  • First-time finishers get 500 credits, while replays get 300.
  • A special walkthrough from Captain Crawfish (check out ours here!)
  • Exclusive members-only items, Plant-A-Statue and Discus, are back for a limited time!

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Now, let’s look at the different concepts and never-before-seen exclusives!

Let’s look at the character sketches, they look really cool! I must say that #4 and #5 with the soda hats look really fun, as well as the lady selling Poptropolis Games merchandise! The squid hat looks really funny, hehe. The second image contains more sketches of the major characters of the island: the master of ceremonies, the scorekeeper, and the ancient warrior. Their designs look pretty awesome if you ask me.

The next set of sketches and concepts are the statues and battle arenas found in the island itself. One is the volleyball arena that debuted in 2013 and the one is for weightlifting. As you can also see below, they also had sketches of some ruins on the island!

That’s not the only treat we have from Poptropica! Skinny Moon added that in every island they make, the Creators follow a style guide—a way to make all designs in uniform and consistent. You may find a certain “Jeff” in the style guide and yes, that is Jeff Kinney! Jeff has an input on every Poptropica island as the Chief Creative Officer.🙂

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Don’t they look so cool? We’ll hopefully see some more next month!

What islands do you think will be featured next month? Maybe they’ll be holiday-themed? Leave a comment about it below! I hope you enjoyed another round of IoTM: Special Feature! Until next time, stay awesome people!

bye

-💦🐊