Mixels II: The Merry Mixening

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with another piece of Poptropica news.

Remember in one of my first PHB posts, whenever I covered an ad for the LEGO Mixels? Well, the ad has returned, in order to accommodate the 3 new tribes put into the waves! This includes the Munchos, the Glorp Corp and the Constructos! Note that it’s for boys only.

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Upon entering the ad building, you’ll find yourself greeted by the Munchos leader, Snax. Walk to his right and you can collect the green Dribbal Follower –

– as well as the purple Snax Toss Power! (Thanks to Slippery Raptor for the gifs!)

Now that you’ve gotten your prizes, it’s time to head up top and collect your masks! There’s one for each Mixels tribe, and they’re only here for a limited time, so get them while they’re available!

In other news, four Christmas costumes are back in the Store! They are the Candy Cane, Snowman, Elf (red for girls, green for boys), and Holiday Ball (comes in red, green, and blue). The first two are 75 credits, while the latter two are free (unless you’re a member, in which case they’re all free).

They’re not new, but it’s been a while since they’ve appeared in the Store, so grab ’em if you like! (Thanks to Hyper Gamer and Daisy for the tip.)

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Well, that’s all for now! Stay popping, Poptropicans, and look out for something big dropping from me and some other members of the PHB this holiday season!

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Costume Discounts: Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Hey guys, SD here with a Poptropica update of great discounts. Remember how we mentioned that Black Friday is coming to Poptropica? Well, here it comes!

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This weekend only, Poptropica is having amazing discounts in the Poptropica Store! 10 cool costumes for 10 credits each (most were formerly 75 credits)! These on-sale items are:

  • Dark Astro Knight (black for boys, purple for girls)
  • Sky Hawk Warrior
  • Prom King/Queen
  • Disco King/Queen
  • Midnight Ninja
  • Templar Knight (formerly 410 credits!)
  • Retro Robot
  • Space Sentry
  • Swan Ballerina (girls only)
  • Capes & Cowls (gold card section)
  • Fall Fashion Outfit (gold card section)

Two of these costumes are in the gold card section, and the rest are in the costumes section in the bottom row. Anyway, get shopping before the regular prices go back up at noon EST on (Cyber) Monday. Update: This sale has been extended to Tuesday!

Remember to also enter in the Island Hopper Sweepstakes! Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the first round of weekly winners will be announced on Monday.

~SD

Happy Thanksgiving – with a helping of Poptropica scoops!

Hey Poptropicans! :mrgreen:

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we here at the PHB would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being part of the Poptropica community! 😀 But there’s more than turkey on the platter today – check out the latest helping of Poptropica news below.

Along with the thankful festivities comes Black Friday, a day characterized by long lines and shopping deals – and according to this tweeted pic, it’s coming to Poptropica! What exactly that means remains to be seen. Deals on Pop merch, membership, or Store items bought with credits? We’ll find out soon!

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To get a peek at what else is coming to Poptropica, check out the PHB’s Daily Pop Sneak Peek Archive – just updated for the month of November! A few pics seem to indicate that some renovation is underway for Home Island’s Shop and – Adventurers’ Club? Could be the common room, which is currently different on mobile and online.

There’s also been some trickery going on with the Phantom gold card from the Store – the slider to adjust how transparent you appear recently made a subtle disappearance! Now there’s only one mid-range opacity level you can play with. Poof.

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If you’ve logged into Poptropica recently, you may have seen a few new ads. There’s the SuperChargers ad mentioned in the last post, but it’s not the only one. On Mystery of the Map Island, watch the video for Disney Infinity 3.0 to get the Disney Infinity Gear!

Also, there’s a View Master ad on Timmy Failure Island with a room you can enter. Go in and claim your 360 Teleporter Power and Island Warper Power! Press space bar to activate their special effects. (Thanks to Hyper Gamer for the tip!)

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving, Poptropicans! 🦃
Even if you’re not celebrating today – we’re thankful for you. 🙂

The Escape from Pelican Rock (and Reality TV map) begins!

Hey, Poptropican prisoners!

Yes, you heard it right! Escape From Pelican Rock Island is now open for preview to the public! For now, everyone can visit Main Street and collect two prizes – read on for more details!

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We think that the island’s common room could be Bert’s Basement Gym or the City Bank. What do you think it is? Along the street, you’ll also find a Fresh Fruit Stand, some prisoners digging a hole, and the Ferry Market. Like the soundtrack? Listen to it here!

Now to get the prizes, you must talk to the first cop you meet on the island. The cop needs someone to take care of her bird, and after the conversation you’ll automatically get the Pet Bird Follower!

As you move further to your left, you’ll find a police officer with her dog. She’ll stop you and tell you that her dog — Sparky —doesn’t like you. As a precaution, she gives you the Prisoner Costume which includes the costumizable Sparky trailing right behind you.

What a great way to start the island, eh? I believe these are great prizes with crazy backstories. I also think that in the next few weeks, we’ll see more development and meet new people on the island. I hope we’ll get more prizes as we come closer to the island release!

We’re all very excited about this island. Are you? The island comes out in December, at least for members! By the way, if you’re a member, don’t forget to get your free Escapee Dr. Hare costume!

Plus, the Reality TV Island World Champions tournament started today! Good luck and let us know how you ranked by completing RTV Island and checking the map! If this is your first time finishing the island, you’ll also get 200 credits, which is 50 more than usual.

For a written walkthrough with pictures, check out our Reality TV Island Guide!

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Import your desktop Poptropican to the app & more!

Hi Gs,

The Poptropica app got a serious update today with lots of different features, namely a new import function that allows you to gain your appearance and name from the online version. However, this update is currently only available for Kindle Fire devices (probably has something to do with Amazon’s lax app approval system), so I was able to try it out first hand.

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Do note that you have to create a new character to import the look, so the character you originally played on will be left alone. That means that you will have to replay the islands you may have completed on the original again on the imported character.

That said, it is simple enough: just click New Player, and then enter the age, gender, etc – until you reach the character look screen. A button is added – along with ‘Change All’ and ‘Change Colors’ – ‘Import Look’. Clicking this will open a screen that allows you to enter your User/Pass from the online version. Clicking accept, your tanned friend will appear. 😉

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By the way, I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve been referenced on the Creators’ Blog – and I gotta say, it’s pretty funny. 😀 –

The costume you’ve painstakingly put together on the web? Your expertly coiffed hairstyle? Your perfect tan? Now you can take it all to go, in the Poptropica app!

There are a couple other added features as I before mentioned: Timmy Failure Island is now available to download, and a new “Fall Fashion” costume bundle has been added to the mobile store.

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As per usual, the pack is $0.99 – which I am sorta abhorred by – but the costumes are pretty cool. Of course, these had already been released (sort of) on the online version of Hub Island and in the online store. Oh, wait. We haven’t covered the item 😛 —

A new item has been added to the online store for both genders, answering the request by Slippery Raptor for us getting our hands on that lucky flannel from the replacement of the original Shop keeper (he’s still on the mobile version, just inside the shop). These are both 75 credits, but for some reason are in the gold cards section instead of costumes..? Either way, really neat costumes. And yes, the costume is the same for both genders – which is a little lazy. 😛

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Remember, this update is only for the Kindle Fire at the moment. We’ll update you once its released for Android and iOS devices.

TAFN.

-HPuterpop

Timmy Failure Island for all and promo codes all day!

Hi Gs,

Timmy Failure Island has been released for non-members! It’s now your time to find the pants, and yes, Poptropica is hashtagging #FindThePants on Twitter today.

For the PHB’s written walkthrough, click here – pictures included!

That’s not all: throughout the day, the Creators will be releasing promo codes that you can redeem in celebration of Timmy Failure. Current code: FINDTHEPANTS4 (awards 150 credits – expires after this weekend!)

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Codes and credits awarded during this event:

  • ROLLORATTLE3 (100 credits – expired at midnight EST)
  • HUNGRYTOTAL2 (75 credits – expired at 4pm EST)
  • TIMMYTODAY1 (75 credits – expired at 11am EST)

In addition to releasing the island and free credits, Poptropica has also adorned their Twitter cover with a Timmy Failure poster and changed their avatar to a pic of Timmy himself!

Throughout the day, they’ve also been tweeting Timmy Failure Island sneak peeks and even some fun gifs of custom animation work they did for the island:

I also suggest giving Brave Tomato’s playthrough of the island a watch. Have fun finding Timmy’s pants and saving his “reputation”!

TAFN.

-HPuterpop

Some achieve greatness – and some have scarves thrust upon them

Hey Poptropicans!

The last prize of the Timmy Failure Island giveaway has been released, and it’s a code! You can enter the promo code LOSTPANTS to receive 75 credits – which you can then use to buy a new item from the Store! The Creators have added two new items you can buy — the billowing Timmy Failure Scarf (for everyone) and the Greatness Flag (members only*).

*Non-members can still get the Greatness Flag for free by scrolling to the end of the Store’s gold card items even though it’s intended for members only. Hurry before this gets patched!

Starting next Thursday, the 17th, members will get to play Timmy Failure Island. Be excited! 😀 Plus, check out our BTS Overview & Theory post for Timmy Failure for a behind-the-scenes look at what to expect, only on the PHB. 😉

Over on the Poptropica mobile app, you can now pick up a free color-changing 8th Birthday Balloon! (Thanks to FairyTale for the tip.) It will be released soon for the online version too, but not until at least September 15th according to a tweet from Poptropica. (Unless you have the Balloons item from the Store – then it’s part of the package! Thanks to Shaggy Tornado for that tip.)

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(UPDATE) To pump up the excitement for 8th birthday celebrations, Poptropica also shared this gif of a jumping pixel pig on their blog (you may recognize this creature, but without the party hat and “8” marking, from Early Poptropica Island)!

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On a fun note, Poptropica made a little something for fans of the band 5 Seconds of Summer (well, just Luke Hemmings) over on Twitter… the things they do for the fans! 😉

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In case you missed it, the latest issue of our PHB fan magazine (#25), The POPCORN, is here! Head over to my last post to check it out. Stay popping, Poptropicans! :mrgreen: