Island Extras: Wallpaper 1 & 2 / Poster / Screensaver / Craft / Bingo / Champions Map 1, 2 & 3
Everyone is dressed up for the biggest sci-fi and fantasy convention in Poptropica. At PoptropiCon, the most important thing isn’t what you do — it’s how you look doing it!
[Episode 1: Line Forms Here] PoptropiCon is the hottest ticket in town. It’ll take all your wits — and more than a few disguises — to crash the party!
[Episode 2: Spoiler Alert] The winner of the PoptropiCon costume contest will earn a one-of-a-kind prize. See if you can put together the ultimate villain outfit, but beware — the action at this convention is about to get real!
[Episode 3: Reign of Omegon] Omegon has taken over PoptropiCon, and he won’t stop until he’s transformed everyone into a hench-bot. Only you can acquire the powers of the Mighty Action Force to battle Omegon and free the convention goers. Join the resistance today!
These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.
- PoptropiCon Island is Poptropica’s 40th island, and its first episode was released to members on August 28, 2014, plus it came out for everyone on September 18, 2014. For its release, the login screen featured cosplaying characters running across, as well as text advertising Captain Crawfish’s video guide.
- This is the first island for which the Creators have released an official video walkthrough.
- “PoptropiCon” is a mix of the words “Poptropica convention”.
- Common room: Facili-Tee (episode 1 – for the first time, the common room was released some time after the island itself came out), Atrium (episode 2 – this room contains references to Legendary Swords), Boiler Room (episode 3)
- The PoptropiCon logo is a spoof on that of the annual San Diego Comic Con — both feature an eye and yellow text surrounding the top and left sides.
- Bucky Lucas, the name of the actor who plays Thor according to episode 1, first appears as a retired star on Reality TV Island. When you give this info to one of the guys in line for the restroom, he says he’d been thinking of Kirk Strayer – the cocky actor from Back Lot Island.
- Fremulon may be inspired by Klingon, an extraterrestrial species from Star Trek with its own alien language, also like Fremulon.
- In Norse mythology, Thor is the god of thunder, and his hammer is the Mjolnir, which you acquire in episode 1.
- In the background of the restroom line in episode 1, there is a sign for Queequeg’s Coffeehouse – first seen in Back Lot Island.
- Mighty World Force could be a reference to Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), as the characters seem to resemble Captain America (World Guy), Hawkeye or Black Widow (Elf Archer – not to be confused with Black Widow from Counterfeit Island!), and Iron Man (Gold Face).
- The wizard whose costume you rip off from others in Episode 1 looks like Gandalf.
- When you beat the Cheetah Bandit, you say “cheetahs never prosper!” – a play on the phrase “cheaters never prosper”.
- The Power Amulet you win from the Cheetah Bandit is made of a bottle cap that says “Hex Cola”, perhaps a spoof of the term “hex color” – codes used to distinguish colors on the web.
- The jetpack manual instructions are labeled “ström ryggsäck”, which means “stream backpack” in Swedish (styled like a true IKEA product!). The last step, on the back of the sheet, is “färdiggjord” – which means “ready-made”.
- Some of the movie poster parodies found throughout the island (such as The Hobo for The Hobbit) have been seen on other islands as well, such as Back Lot and Virus Hunter.
- The lavatory stalls (port-a-potties) in episode 1 are labeled “John Co.” – john is also an informal word for ‘toilet’.
- In Episode 2, the “Pony Bros” poster seen on the Expo Floor is most likely a reference to the “brony” fanbase for My Little Pony. That’s probably why the ponies are male. You can see what is known as a ‘cutie mark’ in the shape of a heart on the pink pony to the left. The left pony strongly resembles Pinkie Pie and the one to the left strongly resembles Spike.
- The “cosmic paddleboarder” poster in the theater may be a reference to Marty McFly and his hoverboard from the Back to the Future movies.
- Stan Ditko (creator of Elf Archer), whom you meet in episode 2, is likely a reference to Marvel superhero co-creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
- The “Popular Media Collectibles” table includes toys of Dr. Hare (villain of 24 Carrot Island), Balloon Boy (an ongoing joke since Counterfeit Island), Captain Crimson (of the Skullduggery toy line), and a statue of one of the Daily Pop stand-in guys in a Fries costume (from the Store).
- The banner of “Proto-13” in the exhibit hall parodies Astro Boy.
- Many of the superheroes exhibited are parodies of characters from popular culture: Teen Arachnid is Spider-Man, Fashion Ninja is Sakura from Naruto, Dirt Claude is a golem, and so on.
- Reign of Omegon (episode 3) seems to be a vague reference to The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which was in the works at around the same time of the island episode.
- Members get an exclusive printable PoptropiCon poster, customized with your Poptropican! Members also get a customizable Lunar Colony and Game Show Costume. More coming soon!
For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.
Episode 1: Line Forms Here
Episode 2: Spoiler Alert
Episode 3: Reign of Omegon
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