PHB Pop-over Special: Scooby-Doo

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Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here with a new PHB Pop-over special for you all today. The crossover franchise this time around is Scooby Doo!

If you’re not familiar with Scooby Doo in general, the franchise predominantly follows a group of four teenagers (Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy) and their Great Dane, Scooby, as they solve very anomalous mysteries involving supernatural creatures.

If you’re a fan, then do we have some good news for you. Here we have five ready-made costumes of the members of Mystery Incorporated, itself! Just add the usernames in the graphic above (or listed below) and costumize! (You can use the ASG or tools like iPop, accessible on our glitching page, to obtain any non-costumizable items. 😉 )

  • Fred Jones (FredJonesPHB): hair from man in line in front of the Twin Palms Mall (Night Watch Island), handkerchief from the cowgirl in the casino of Dos Cactos (Wild West), shirt from any randomized NPC
  • Daphne Blake (DaphneBlake_PHB): Most of this outfit can be found by randomizing the dummies in the “New You” shop on Home Island. The green handkerchief is on a boy waiting in line on Poptropicon Island, episode 1.
  • Velma Dinkley (VelmaDinkley_PHB): hair from Rosemoji2 (ASG), glasses from randomized NPC, orange shirt in julian0608’s closet, skirt from Sickly Skull on Reality TV
  • Shaggy Rogers (ShaggyRogers_PHB): hair from Mythology Surfer Costume (275 credits), smile from WillyWonkaASG, green shirt from man in front of Berts’s Bed & Breakfast (Cryptids Island), pants from any randomized NPC
  • Scooby Doo (ScoobyPHB): ears from undefineddummy (add to your friends), puppy costume in the Store (brown for snout and body, black for tail, bone from either)

Well, that about wraps up this Poptropica/Scooby-Doo crossover. I hope you enjoyed it, thanks for reading!

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The Final Poptropica Worlds Mystery Item Leak!

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here sharing the final Poptropica Worlds prerelease mystery item leak. I say prerelease because it’s fair to assume that there’ll be more item leaks like this in the future (postrelease). Anyway, Skinny Moon posted this image today of another item we’ll be seeing in Poptropica Worlds:

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This looks like it could be a number of things! As far as furniture items go, this looks like some kind of armoire we could store our belongings in, or even an arcade cabinet where we could play a few mini games (wouldn’t that be cool?).

However, if we’re talking Crisis Caverns, this looks like it could either be a pedestal for an offering or some sort of throne (theory on this below) – both of which would most likely be made of stone if you notice the blocky shape.

If you recall from a few years ago, you’ll remember the Mole King, who was thought to be a character for an underground-themed island.

The Mole King

Sadly he was scrapped, but if it is, in fact, a throne, could we be seeing the Mole King in Crisis Caverns Island? Although his (possible) throne doesn’t look the same as before, the Mole King having involvement with Crisis Caverns doesn’t sound too far-fetched, am I right? What do you guys think?

With this third sneak peek given, it seems that Poptropica Worlds is just around the corner at this point and I’m super excited about it. What do you think the mystery item is? Sound off your ideas in the comments section.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!

-Lucky Joker

Pop 5: Adventurous Islands

(Hello, Poptropicans! This is a guest post written by Poptropica community member, TechWizard. Keep in mind that this Pop 5 list represents only the author’s opinions, and also contains minor spoilers for some Poptropica islands. With that said, enjoy!)

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Hey Poptropicans! It’s everyone’s favorite Pop 5-er, TechWizard!

Poptropica Islands are really awesome, so I decided: Why not tell you all my pop 5 favorite adventurous islands? How does that sound to you? Great. Sit down and be prepared for an adventurous ride!

Please notice that this list contains spoilers, so read at your own risk! Anyway, let’s just get to the countdown!

#5: Spy Island

Being one of the very first islands I played, Spy Island whips you into a mission to track down three lost agents while dealing with the villainous B.A.D organization. Are they terrorists? Do they just want to make a fashion statement? Well, who knows? Spy Island is a classic and a great play for all ages! And it’s certainly NOT “mission impossible”!

#4: Arabian Nights Island, Ep. 2

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I’m a sucker for infiltration games, and Episode 2 of Arabian Nights is no exception. You sneak around the 40 thieves’ lair (which I assume was not approved by the Homeowner’s Association) to find a lamp. Your gear? A highly flammable disguise that doesn’t burn you to death, and a magic bomb. Yup, pretty cool.

#3: Red Dragon Island

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I wish I could go there! This island is one of Pop’s sponsored islands, based on a story from the popular Magic Tree House series! If you don’t know what that is, it’s about two siblings who travel in a magic treehouse to various time periods and places from history and mythology.

This island whisks you to Old Japan, where Jack and Annie are taken away for being illegals. Now you have to help some people, learn some ninja skills, and ascend to the fortress to break them out. Unexpectedly, our “friend,” the Shogun, won’t let us off the hook without an excruciatingly difficult boss fight: the dragon clash. (Of course, it’s not as hard if you use easy mode.)

#2: Virus Hunter Island

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This takes me back to the summer of 2013… on a day when it was hot, I had just returned home from a picnic, and I was near exhaustion. I checked Poptropica, and Virus Hunter had been released!

Here, you get entangled in a quest (against your will) by Dr. Lange, a scientist who threatens to throw you in federal jail. Your mission: Cure someone before they die. No skin off your nonexistent nose, right? In the body, however, viruses dismantle your ship and scatter the parts everywhere, making your mission a lot harder. Have fun!

Eventually, you get your weaponry back and cure Joe Schmoe. But then a dog gets sick and you have to cure him too. What, no paycheck?

And now, for the number one island! It’s…

#1: Super Villain Island

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The return of the Fearsome Four! You fly to a dangerous prison to infiltrate the dreams of four of Poptropica’s most infamous villains to retrieve the source of their unyielding evil. You encounter sleeping pirates, spinning platforms, ants, crazy spiders, a woman with a penchant for vandalizing, and the god of all villains….

Zeus! He’s back, and certainly not happy about his previous defeat. He’s hatched another plot to take over Poptropica, and it’s up to you to stop him! You’ve done it before; you can do it again, right?

That’s all for now, folks! Sayonara! Adios! Bye bye! Ciao! See ya!

–TechWizard

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by TechWizard!

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 the PHC.

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

Blast from the Past: Some Poptropica Paraphernalia

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here with some pretty fascinating things to share you all today. Credit goes to idk for sharing these findings with us!

At a Pearson event called IT Works in 2011, long before the Poptropica app was introduced, Poptropica was playable on a standing touch screen. It’s pretty neat, and I assume they did this to experiment with the different controls. See for yourself! (Click any of the images to make them larger! 😉 )

On the trend of looking in the past – Poptropica had designed a mini booklet in 2010, known as the Poptropica Fun Book. Its purpose was to help children have fun learning English by completing puzzles and games that were inside of it. There was even a Teacher’s Guide made too!

You can download the online version of both the fun book and the teacher’s guide if you’d like to check out the insides. (Just know that the teacher’s guide is in Spanish.)

Well, that’s all I have for today. Thanks for reading!

-Lucky Joker

A Smashing Poptropica Worlds Mystery Item Leak!

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here sharing another Poptropica Worlds mystery item leak. Skinny Moon posted this image today of an item we’ll be seeing in Poptropica Worlds:

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Again, it’s just a silhouette, but it’s clearly a lot rounder than the first item leak we saw last week.

To me, it looks like some sort of boulder or some type of egg. Perhaps it’s a furniture item? Or maybe it’s an island item we’ll be seeing down in the rocky mines of Crisis Caverns Island, which we caught a glimpse of from the biggest sneak peek of Poptropica Worlds that the Creators had given us earlier.

Also, Skinny Moon has confirmed via this tweet below that, while the Creators will continue to blog for Worlds, they’ll be moving from away Blogger (the blog-publishing service they’ve been using all these years) to another service that’ll give more options for the blog’s design:

It isn’t the biggest news, but it’s definitely something else to look forward to!

Anyway, what do you think the mystery object is? Let us know down in the comments section!

–Lucky Joker

Out-of-this-World Skinny Moon and Vehicle Designs!

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here with some out-of-this-World snaps, polls, and other social media paraphernalia. Let’s get into it, shall we?

Earlier this week, Skinny Moon posted this Poptropica–to–Poptropica Worlds comparison of her avatar on the Creators’ Blog. The new look sure does pop!

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In her post, she credits Poptropica artist Lance (presumably Lance Fry) for her new avatar. Well done, Lance!

Skinny Moon also posted these pictures on various Poptropica social media channels before blogging about it. Be sure to follow their social media (more on that below) to see what’s new, even before the Creators (or anyone in the fandom) blogs about it!

Anyway, which Skinny Moon do you like better? (I really love both of them!) Share your thoughts in the comments.

Also on the Creators’ Blog, a “Pick your favorite Poptropica vehicle designs” poll is currently being conducted. The cut-off date is unknown, so go ahead and vote for your favorite as soon as possible, before it closes!

For the poll, they’ve asked us to pick TWO of our favorite designs, and hinted that the most popular ones may someday come to life within Poptropica Worlds!

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The options at hand are: Big Wheel, Future Bike 01, Future Bike 02, Greenfire Truck, Wild Bug, and Uni-Moto.

They’ve actually shown these designs before, a few years back. These were concepts for an abandoned project called Racer Island (or as they mentioned, The Great Race).

For some unknown reason, they’ve omitted one of the vehicles from the poll – this blue “Future Bike 01” was replaced with one of the other Future Bikes from the original.

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Strange. Maybe they figured they had enough Future Bikes in the mix. In any case, be sure to vote for your two favorites!

Lastly, there’s a new display of Poptropica’s social media visible at the bottom of today’s post on the Creators’ Blog. (These buttons have also been on their sidebar for some time now.) Perhaps they could go for a more modern look, though?

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Well, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading!

–Lucky Joker

May We Bring *Fourth* the IOTM…

Hello, everyone! May the 4th be with you!

The last of the April showers have brought in… May showers?? Well at least it’s also raining in two new Islands of the Month, now playable for extra credits. This month’s featured islands are… Mystery of the Map Island and Nabooti Island!

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Mystery of the Map makes its second appearance as an IOTM, honoring the recent release of Poptropica: The Secret Society, book 3 of the Poptropica graphic novel series. Fun fact: MOTM Island was one of the first IOTMs back in September. Also, if you haven’t read the book yet, you totally should – it’s even been a New York Times bestseller!

Captain Crawfish has made a video walkthrough for the island, if you’d like to use it:

If you’d prefer to use a written guide, however, we’ve got one right here on the PHB.

Nabooti Island

Yep, that’s right – Nabooti won the recent IOTM poll on the Creators’ Blog with about two-thirds of the votes! This is especially great news for non-members, because although Nabooti is usually members only (as of July 2015), for this month of May, it will be open to everyone!

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Captain Crawfish is currently making a video walkthrough for the island, and it’ll be uploaded soon. The official video walkthrough is now here! Plus, the PHB’s written guide has got you covered as well, if you prefer words and pictures.

Remember, first-time finishers will receive 500 credits and re-players will earn 300 credits, so make sure to take advantage of the credit boost while you can!

And, as per the tradition, stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes sketches of the making of these two islands later this month!

Also, remember Skinny Moon’s Worlds-ified avatar from yesterday’s post? Well, over on Tumblr, she’s included the full version of the picture! Check out the green socks:

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Alright, that’s all for now. May the Force be with you, Poptropicans.

–Lucky Joker