The End of Dye-me

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato, and I have some interesting stuff to share with you all today! Be warned: Spoilers for an upcoming book ahead.

The fourth Poptropica graphic novel, The End of Time, now has a cover and synopsis, as seen on its Amazon page! Check out this whirlwind of a cover:

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And behold the synopsis (there does seem to be a spoiler-y tidbit for the end of the third graphic novel, however, so tread carefully):

Following the epic penultimate conclusion of The Secret Society, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge find themselves at an impasse: The Protectors’ headquarters lie in ruins; the nefarious Octavian is nowhere to be found; and they have no idea how their tampering with the timeline of Poptropica might affect history. As our heroes band together to save the mysterious, uncharted island world and find a way home, they are reminded of crucial events from their pasts—including how they were transported to Poptropica in the first place. The trio suddenly finds itself in the heart of Poptropica, where the Protectors discover the nexus of all time and are offered the opportunity to see what their lives would be like if they could change just one thing from their pasts. But will they choose to go down these alternate paths? Filled with heart and humor, this is the breathtaking finale Poptropica fans have been waiting for.

There’s a lot to take away from this synopsis. Yes, it does seem that the fourth graphic novel, as mentioned in Mitch Krpata’s interview from way back when, will be the finale of the Poptropica graphic novel series. (At least for the foreseeable future.)

Secondly… well, it seems like there’s going to be some intriguing stuff in the finale: changing fates, a ruined society, impasses… seems like everything’s all coming to a head here, ye who are fans of the graphic novel series! Don’t forget, the fourth (and final) book will come out September 12!

As for Book 3, that’s coming up sooner: it will be out in bookstores and will start shipping (if you pre-ordered) on April 11, a little under a month away.

Book 3 spoilers ahead: The Amazon listing for Book 3, The Secret Society, now contains a couple of spreads from inside the book: pages 50-51 and 74-75 respectively (oddly enough right smack in the middle of the story). You can check them out below if you’re interested, or shield your eyes away if you don’t want to see it just yet!

Anyway, what’s your first impression on The End of Time? How are you feeling about The Secret Society? If you’re a fan of the graphic novel series, are you excited? Share your thoughts in the comments!

In other (less exciting) news, a new how-to video was recently posted on the Poptropica Creators’ YouTube channel, demonstrating how to change your Poptropican’s hair color on 24 Carrot Island. Although you may already know how to do so, here’s the video in case you either don’t know or just want to see it!

Nice Bruno Mars reference to start off the video, by the way. 😉 🥕 It was pretty inevitable.

BT out! 

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A hair-raising multiversial throwback

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato, and I got a quick little post for you guys today!

First of all, there’s a new advertisement game showing up on Home Island – this time it’s for Tangled the Series, a new Disney Channel show coming next month!

Once you go inside, talk with Cassandra, the woman with the short black hair and she asks you to find Rapunzel and the items she dropped along the way before time runs out.

A good tip for this minigame is to follow the golden hair for the first three items and then continue looking on the upper level for the items!

For your troubles, you are rewarded with a Pascal Follower and a selection of three Braids!

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In other news, longtime Poptropicans may remember when the Multiverse card was introduced to the store, and thus gave players the ability to see each other in a common room more easily! Multiverses are an important part of the Poptropica Help Blog lifestyle – multiple multiverse parties were part of the blog’s history, after all!

In the newest Creators’ Blog post, Skinny Moon takes us down memory lane with a new how-to video posted on the Creators’ YouTube channel, showing us how to use the Multiverse feature. Here’s the video (you may already know how to use the ‘verse, but just in case you don’t, this should help):

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As we continue turning the clock, we end up in 2015, since Skinny Moon showed off a picture from her first visit to the Multiverse with community members – a picture from the PHB at that!

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Also, the blog went way back to the year 2009, when the multiverse first released, showing off an old video where multiple Creators joined together on a multiverse to goof around with the new-at-the-time Flower Power card!

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Thanks to the Multiverses, we all (well, only some at a time) can meet up in a common room, answer questions, play games, and hope the game doesn’t lag with all the special effects unleashed upon it!

The best place to see whether a Multiverse party going on (or to start your own) is on the Poptropica Help Chat, where you can talk with players at the same time. The PHB staff and plenty of other Poptropicans like to hang out there, and we hope to see you too!

Until next time, BT out! 

Love becomes Reality this Valentine’s Day!

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato, and I have some lovely news to share with you all today!

It appears love is in the air this Valentine’s Day season! Whether you have a special someone to share the season with, or if you’re just here for the chocolate, the Creators now have a little V-Day-themed Photo Booth contest going! Get started with the booth on Home Island:

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The objective is to create a Valentine’s-themed photo booth picture. To help with the contest, several lovely Photo Booth props have arrived in the selection, so you can add your own special touch to what you have.

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When you’re ready, post it to Twitter or Instagram (with the hashtag: #PoptropicaLove), or post it on their Facebook page. Besides showcasing their favorites on social media, one-month memberships will also be randomly awarded to some lucky participants!

Here are some example Photo Booth creations from Poptropica (the first is a collage of multiple photos):

Hey look, it’s Spotted Dragon! Anyway – have a lovely time creating. 😉

In other news, the awaited video walkthrough for Island of the Month Reality TV Island by everyone’s favorite pirate is now available on YouTube! Check out Crawfish teaching you how to complete the island while not exactly being an expert on the island either, with his usual wit along the way!

Now go for those 500 (for first time finishers) or 300 (for one subsequent time) credits you can get by completing this! Don’t forget- you can also get the credit boost through…breaking out of jail in Escape from Pelican Rock. How romantic.

So what do you think? Will you be participating in the new contest? Did you catch the little joke Captain Crawfish made in the new video? What will be next?

Iiiiiit’s… Wa-Black Widow! Have a nice day.

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Until next time, BT out!

Musical Trolls and More Leaks!

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato and welcome back to another post of Poptropican goodness! Here’s what’s been going on in the game and community as of late!

First off, there’s a new ad grooving around the main streets of the islands, and it’s for the DVD release of the Dreamworks animated jukebox musical, Trolls!

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This advertisement just so happens to fall under the “common room” category of advertising, so as a result, there are people to talk to, as well as other cool, 24/7 party stuff within. The first thing you see as you enter is a mannequin for the costume of either Poppy or Branch, depending on if your Poptropican is a boy or a girl.

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If you move over to the right of Poppy, you’ll see a light blue tuft of hair over to the right side of the platform, if you pick it up, you obtain the Hair Whip Power, which whips your hair back and forth if you press the space bar! Unfortunately, the color only comes in that baby blue, since any other color is not good enough to be hair-power-worthy it seems. Over to the bottom right corner is a video ad for the Trolls movie, but there’s no prize at the end of it. It’s up to you whether you’d like to watch or not.

However, if you move to the bottom left, you’ll see one of the Trolls popping in and out of a hole. Clicking on the glittery troll will make the room sparkle for a moment in a cool special effect!

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And that’s about it for the Trolls-themed common room!

In other news, remember the Crisis Caverns leaks that were shared not too long ago here? Well, thank you once again to Shaky Skunk and the same anonymous glitcher for a mixed bag of interesting finds! (Disclaimer: We can’t guarantee if these are real.)

Now, the first find here is described as being from Astro-Knights. From the looks of it, these may have been unused background planets as your player would explore the vast reaches of outer space, which is quite interesting. Although I’ll have to agree with Shaky Skunk here – that looks more like a gross meatball than an actual planet you could find in outer space. It’s probable that’s the reason it was left unused.

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The next find involves this really worn down, shady yet intriguing urban street. This is actually the backdrop for a 2013 Power Rangers advertisement for the ad’s minigame! (Thanks, MissEligon, for letting me know on Discord!) It’s a really cool area for a temporary minigame, and it’s interesting to see a different perspective!

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Not much is known about this picture, besides the fact that there’s a giant Transformer-like bot next to a building that appears to be staring into my soul. Either way, huh. Pretty darn cool.

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Not much is known about this picture either. It was speculated to be a concept art for some sort of red landscape.

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These last two concept arts are what is most likely for Crisis Caverns. It seems like that we get a pretty cool lamp, and also it appears that the toaster is the leader the cave needs at the moment. There’s not much else to say but, fanciful.

Well that has got to do it for now! What do you think of these leaks? Fascinating? Boring? Fascinatingly boring? Either way, it’s still something cool to see.

BT out!

Winter lore and headquarter tours

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato and I’m here with another poppin’ post for you all!

Yesterday, on the Creator’s Blog, Skinny Moon thought it would be cool to make a post about the inside of PopHQ itself, located in Boston, Massachusetts!

Although it’s nothing absolutely spectacular, Jessica went out of the way to show us all the merchandise toys that they have within the office as well as the never-before-seen wall clings that take up wall portions around the HQ. Some of these clings have been seen before in the Periscope livestream that Jessica hosted just last March, but it’s still cool to see the uniqueness of the locale anyway!

In addition, in the Creator’s post, Jessica says that the in-office Berry Delicious Smoothie area (based off the infamous beverage franchise from Zomberry Island) is more so used for getting work done and meeting with other Creators as opposed to actually selling smoothies. Well, good thing we don’t have to worry about having the Creators turn into blue zombies any time soon! ;P

As a side note, just in time for the holiday season, the official 2016 holiday graphic has officially been shown!

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It might look like just like any other graphic, but there is a chance that this is a glance at the look of New Poptropica! After all, one of the things promised was a newly updated look for Poptropicans, and these two kids look like they could possibly visualize this. From their eye colors to the sleeves and mittens, and even down to the shoes, there is a different vibe as compared to a typical Poptropican. Then again, it could always just be my wishful thinking taking over and that this is just a stylized piece, yet it still looks cool either way!

Anyway, since the end of the year is fast approaching, the question of the hour is: will New Poptropica actually make its rounds this year as promised? If we hear of or see anything, we can promise to you that the Poptropica Help Blog will be here to share it!

BT out!

Fun in the sun – in November!

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato, and welcome to a quick little post of mine!

So it’s November. For those of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere, the air is crisp and the leaves are at their peak of their sunset coloring. The air’s getting colder, certain fashions and lattes are back in season, and it is a calm before the winter that’s slowly emerging.

So what is it a perfect time for? Going out to the park and enjoying the scenery? No, according to Poptropica, it’s the perfect time… for the beach!

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Well, there are places in the world where it is fine time for the beach, whether it would be because it is mid-to-late spring for those in the Southern Hemisphere or if you live near the equator. In honor of these summer wishes, the Creators have released a new set of Store items!

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As you can see, there are several new outfits (each worth 250 credits):

  • Tropic Beachware* 1 (boys) (*um, shouldn’t it be “beachwear“?)
  • Tropic Outfit 1 (girls)
  • Tropic Outfit 2 (girls)
  • Scuba Gear (boys & girls)

Plus, two new pets: a white terrier dog and a tabby cat; both worth a whopping 1000 credits, so if you want to get it, you’ll have to earn it! (Or become a member, I suppose.)

Thanks to Happy Lobster for the pic below:

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There’s an additional item that is now available, but it’s for members only: the Spray Tan! card. This card will orange-ify any soul who’s standing next to you instantly! Perfect for those who miss their summer tans.

Not only are the stores getting summer-y, the Home Island also has their characters in the summer spirit with leis and grass skirts!

So, what do you think of this summer spirit in November? If you haven’t already, check it out on Poptropica now!

BT out! 

Myths from the photo booth contest crypt

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato and I have a double feature post for you guys today! Stay tuned for information about one of our Islands of the Month and a new Halloween-themed contest hosted by the Poptropica Creators!

To start this post off, here’s a reminder that Mythology Island is the other of two Islands of the Month (besides Monster Carnival). People who play this very popular island for the first time will win 500 credits (one more island win will reward 300 credits!).

Not only that, the Creators promise to release old concept art on the Creator’s Blog some point this month. If you’re having trouble with the island, check out the video walkthrough by Captain Crawfish or the written guide from the PHB!

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In addition, the Cyclops and Icarus members-only item cards have returned to the store for a limited time only! Everyone’s favorite community liaison, Skinny Moon, has already modified her Halloween costume to add features from both these costumes. Looking spooky!

Speaking of Halloween treats, there’s a gravestone on Home Island beside the Arcade that leads you to the Haunted House mini-quest when clicked on!

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Plus, the Creators have their own brand of Halloween contest-ry going on with their second annual Halloween Photo Booth challenge!

The Creators have challenged you – yes, you – to compose a spooky Halloween-themed Photo Booth and share it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PoptropicaFun! You can also post entries on the Creator’s Facebook page.

Their favorite Photo Booth entries will then be re-posted on said accounts, and along the way, more one-month memberships will be given out! So don’t tarry, and make a Photo Booth picture today to share with the Creators!

If Photo Booths are not your thing, but you still want a chance to win a one month membership (along with being featured on the PHB costume page), then check out the PHB’s Halloween-Autumnal Costume Contest (sponsored by Poptropica)!

This is the last week you can submit your entries before the winners are announced on Halloween, so enter while you can!

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Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the month, and stay tuned for anything else that’s new!

BT out!