What will one May IotM be? (voting has closed)

Hey there, Poptropicans!

It’s Happy Lobster, with some not-so-new news, but, as per usual, with a new month around the corner, comes two new Islands of the Month. Also as conventional, first-time finishers receive 500 credits for finishing an IotM, and replays of IotMs will earn you a still somewhat decent 300 credits.

As of yet, the first May IotM is to be announced, but second IotM will be either Nabooti or Twisted Thicket.

Twisted Thicket vs Nabooti.jpg

However, like for February, there was a poll to vote for either of the two islands as the second May IotM – which sadly ended last Thursday, April 27. Hopefully you got your valued vote in before then!

But since May arrives in a couple of days’ time, you can find out both of its official IotMs soon (#NabootiFTW!).

See you soon!

Going Back in Time: January’s IotMs

Hey there, Poptropicans!

It’s Happy Lobster here. So, a new month is kicking in, and what does that mean? Yet another month for the community to moan and groan about the overdue New Pop? Well, possibly, for those who feel like doing so … but it’s also time for another set of Islands of the Month!

The islands featured this January are Time Tangled Island and Arabian Nights. Looks like the Creators want us to visit some islands submerged in the past this time around.

january-poptropica-islands-of-the-month

As per usual with IotMs, Poptropica gives out the usual amount of extra credits for finishing IotMs: first-time finishers receive 500 credits for completing the islands in question, and repeat finishers receive 300 credits.

But Arabian Nights is not an normal island – it consists of three seperate episodes. So, how will the credits be distributed for finishers? Like for one of December’s IotMs, PoptropiCon (another episodic island), each episode gives out 500 and 300 credits for first-time finishers and re-players, respectively. So if you complete each episode for the first time, you can receive 1,500 credits! It’s about time you were rolling in credits.

Need help completing these islands? Well, Captain Crawfish has some video walkthroughs prepared for Arabian Nights, and is working on one for Time Tangled.

If you want written walkthroughs to assist you, you can always read the PHB’s guides to Time Tangled Island and Arabian Nights.

Well, that’s all for January’s IotMs. Make sure to hurry and earn those extra credits this month!

😁🦀

Behind the Scenes: Shrink Ray Island

Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s Happy Lobster here, and I’ve got some interesting things to show you all.

As you may know, Shrink Ray Island, along with Poptropolis Games, were selected as November’s Islands of the Month. Basically, IOTMs are island that give out extra credits for playing or replaying; in this case first-time finishers receive 500 credits (instead of the usual 300) completing these particular, and re-players will obtain 300 credits, instead of the usual 150 given.

2a042-nov-iotm-ads-facebook

Anyway, as the Creators did so with an October IOTM; they’re showing us some interesting behind-the-scenes pics relating to Shrink Ray Island, one of this month’s IOTMs. Check them out!

First off, we have some curious sketches of dust bunnies, which was an idea for Shrink Ray that didn’t make the cut. It’s a shame they weren’t included in the island – I personally would have loved to see these little critters involved.

shrink-ray-island-brainstorm-3.jpg

And here are two great ideas which were proposed to be included in Shrink Ray, but sadly didn’t make it into the island as well. One is a vigorous activity to do with retrieving coins, and the other is a plan for making a plastic bag into a hot-air balloon.

I hoped you enjoyed this little tour behind the scenes! Shrink Ray is an amazing island with a terrific storyline – it goes to show that the Creators’ had myriads of remarkable ideas for Shrink Ray, but only the best were selected to make the island a true classic to enjoy.

See you soon, Poptropicans!

-HL 😉

The Poptropica Costume Contest is here!

Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s Happy Lobster here, and I have some exciting new for you all!

pcc

Poptropica is hosting yet another contest! As many of you might know, Poptropica decided to hold the #PoptropicaArt contest, announced nearly five months ago – an amazing contest for Poptropican players to draw a piece related to Poptropica. This one will need you to draw again – but not just anything. Poptropica is asking you to design your dream costume!

You will be only allowed three entries, so if your mind is overloaded with inventive designs, you’ll just have to cherry-pick the best three. However, there will be only one winner. If an entry of yours wins, the rewards are absolutely incredible – you’ll be bestowed a six-month membership, and your entry will be made into a real costume and sold in the Store itself! Isn’t that absolutely wonderful? And in a nutshell by Skinny Moon:

 

poptropica-famous

 

Not to worry, Poptropicans, Success Kid will not take out the contest and leave you out in the rain (probably).

Anyway, as with several other Poptropica contests, your entries will need to be submitted via social media, like Twitter or Instagram, and you’ll need to tag the costumes with #MyPoptropicaCostume, so that the Creators will see it. The contest ends on December 31st, and the winner will be announced sometime in January, so you’ll have about a month and a half to design your costumes, before time runs out.

You can read about the full rules that come with this contest here. In the meantime, here are a few guidelines that Skinny Moon stated below:

  • You can use our template (find it here) to draw your outfit. Or draw your Poptropican’s outfit freehand (here’s a guide). Or draw your creation using your computer or tablet. Whatever you want!
  • Use your imagination! Get inspired by your favorite movies or TV shows and put your own original twist on them. Or think about your favorite activities, sports, and hobbies, and base a costume around one of them. Check out your favorite magazines and take a cue from the latest trends. The sky’s the limit!
  • Don’t forget about fun accessories and powers that your costume could have!
  • When you design your costume, be sure it could be reproducable as a Poptropica Costume. Teeny tiny details would be hard to recreate for a store costume.
  • Your costume needs to be an original design of yours, not an assembly of current Poptropica costume parts.
  • Give your costume a name and put your Poptropican’s name on it, and if you want, your age. Do not include your last name or where you live. For example, your entry could say something like “Winter Fun Outfit by Happy Catfish, age 14.”

If you need some inspiration in making your costumes, check out these stylish costumes made by Perfect Sky.

psce.png

 

Get creating, Poptropicans! We hope to see you come up with some fabulous costume designs!

-HL 😉

Round 4 – #PoptropicaArt Finalists

Hello, there. It’s Happy Lobster here, exhibiting the finalists from Round 4 of the #PoptropicaArt contest!

So, you might recently have noticed a new post on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog. Being busy, the Creators postponed revealing the final round of finalists and the overall winners of the contest from its initial date. But, because of this, and the fact that they’ve received so many entries of astounding calibre, Poptropica has decided to release an additional, but final, fifth round of finalists, from Twitter – giving a greater opportunity for more to win!

Also, take a look at the amazing art entries from the three other previous finalist rounds, announced earlier, from Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3.

Below are the entries of the lucky finalists of Round 4, which have been selected fromInstagram this time around. And the finalists of Round 4 are: beanskelly, beebearie, cbroxton, esyla0212, foshurr, julia_henry_la, sterlingwolfy, yazz-_-minne, yun_goi and yuneiko_.

 

Brilliant work, huh?

Congratulations, finalists! And if your art hasn’t been showcased in any of the finalist rounds yet, Poptropicans, don’t fret yet –  you still have one more opportunity to be a finalist, and therefore have a chance to be an overall winner of #PoptropicaArt, so stay tuned to the Creators’ Blog for the fifth and final finalist round, and the overall winners to be released.

-HL😉

New Author: Happy Lobster

Hi, it’s Happy Lobster here. So I’m Clawtropica’s final (for now) author. I’m 14, I like reading drawing and gaming. I’ve been playing Poptropica for eight years. My username is topkop88. And I’d like to thank PC for inviting me to work on his blog. 😛

You also may know my from the other blogs I work on:

My own blog, Happy Loster’s Poptropica Blog (HLPB);

Explore Collect Compete (ECC);

And Poptropica Skunk Blog (PSB).

And that’s a short introduction, but really – I don’t need to write anymore for now.

HappyLobster1

Stay popping, Poptropicans!

-HL 😉