Thursday, August 11, 2022

August's Cabin of Curiosities: 2 Free Costumes and Unsettling Inventory 🤭

Although the Airship has arrived Baron-less, the sky pirate’s Cabin of Curiosities is suspiciously well stocked and in order. Has Ack been holding down the fort? Whatever the case, there’s new discoveries to be made in the Airship’s popup shop! 🥳

 

First up: August’s free costume and the winner of last month’s costume contest. As always, choosing only one costume is a ridiculously tough decision. Thank you to everyone who participated in July’s contest round! August’s installment is set to begin tomorrow – keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming announcement and updated details. 

 

Now, without further ado, this month’s winning costume is… THE HAIR by Prickly Tooth! 🌵🦷

 

The Hair Costume by Prickly ToothAugust's Free Costume Aboard the Airship

 

Add “The Hair” to your wardrobes (for FREE) to start customizing the ‘fit’s floral aura, silky tresses, white top, and brown bottoms. Massive props to Prickly Tooth for designing such a flowy, flowery costume! Well done!

 

August's Cabin of Curiosities

 

On the opposite end of the Cabin of Curiosities, all players can scoop up another free outfit – The Banana costume – complete with a banana peel, yellow shades, and sword. Like last month’s Cabin haul, August’s inventory highlights another character: The Baron! Despite the sky pirate’s absence, the Baron (and their trusty sidekick, Ack) are the main inspirations for the clubhouse collection.

 

Browse the Baron and Ack Painting (300 credits), Ack Plushie (200 credits), Ack’s Litter Box (5 credits), Wooden Mug (10 credits), Chest of Scrolls (100 credits)? Perhaps they seem familiar? Where have we seen these items before? 🤔

 

Remember, the Airship and its Cabin contents are only available for a limited time! Be sure to stop by the floating vessel ASAP to secure this month’s 2 free costumes and the Baron and Ack’s clubhouse collectables. Don’t let the captain’s absence fool you – the Airship waits for no one!

 

What are your first impressions of August’s Cabin of Curiosities haul? How weird is the Airship without the Baron?! Does anyone else feel the difference? Let us know! 👀

Monday, August 1, 2022

Shop Update: Werewolf Wear, Back-to-School Shopping, & College Collections!

Happy Monday, Poptropicans! There’s tons to cover today in the shopping sphere. Shall we dive right into the action?

 

First things first – monthly member gifts! Although this month’s delivery is 10 days shy of a full moon, August’s exclusive edition is a fur-nomenal howl!

 

Members can now find this month’s Werewolf costume, Werewolf Feet, and a Little Moon Follower in their inventories! Transform your Popsona into a howling werewolf at a moment’s notice, full moon not required. 🐺🌙

 

August Member Gifts

 

Adventure Outfitters is also sportin’ a fresh feel for the back-to-school season!

 

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Highlights from this week’s featured costumes include two robo-suits: Xenon Trooper (250 credits) and Retro Robot (350 credits, members only), two sets of bucket hat ensembles, Tie Dye Trends (250 credits) and Frog Buckets (250 credits), and matching workout gear with the Fitness Fun (250 credits) and Body Builder outfits (150 credits, members only). Like the saying goes: “Good things come in pairs.” 👯

 

But there’s more good things to be found in-store, sans pair. All players can still purchase last month’s new fantasy ‘fits, Cloaked Rogue and Demon Mischief (350 credits each), while members have the option of adding the Acidic Dinosaur (150 credits) and Glam Gamer Girl (250 credits) costumes to their wardrobes.

 

Alongside the updated costume rotation, AO’s restocked its college clubhouse collection!

 

8/1 shop update - right display

 

Just in time for back to school, players of all ages can decorate their clubhouses with a variety of transportation: Green and Purple Electric Bikes (200 credits each), Red College-style Electric Scooter (100 credits, members only), and Skateboard (200 credits), plus a rad Singer Poster (75 credits, members only). 🛵

 

For after school snacks, the Burger (75 credits), Chocolate Shake (75 credits), Soda Bottle (75 credits), Soda Can (75 credits), and Sub Sandwich (75 credits) are a must! 🥤🥪

 

What do you think about this week’s store update? Do you see a redecorating session in your future? Are you in the mood to share the back-to-school season with your Poptropican?

 

We want to know! Share your thoughts and responses in the comments section with your fellow players! 🤔

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Get Ready to Rumpel! The Baron's Reporting For Duty on Home Island! 🏴‍☠️

 

The Baron has landed on Home Island!

 

Buckle up, Poptropicans. This isn’t your average Baron visit, it’s certainly a sight to see! 👀

 

Board the Airship and make your way into the Baron’s treasure trove, the Cabin of Curiosities. Before making a beeline for the free gear, there’s a good chance you’ll notice an unusual spin on this month’s Cabin collection – it’s almost impossible to ignore.

 

July's Cabin of Curiosities


Personally tailored by the Baron, July’s pop up shop inventory features a brass Rumpel Skull (50 credits), Rumpel Lamp (30 credits), Gold Rumpel Statue (100 credits), Unicorn Plushie (30 credits), Rumpel Plushie (100 credits), and a costume boasting an eccentric mashup of villains – Dr. Rumpel Bunskin (10 credits). The mysterious bundle totals 320 credits, not bad for a Rumpel redesign!

 

If you’re suspicious of the Baron’s sudden liking to Rumpelstiltskin, fear not! According to the sky pirate, they’re perfectly fine and “all of us little adventurers could learn a thing or two from him.” Hmm… the eye twitching "with the thrill of adventure" might say otherwise.

 

Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 1Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 2Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 3

 

Nonetheless, the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities wouldn’t be complete without its free player-designed costume! Presenting, the winner of June’s costume contest…

 

June's Winning Costume: Star Kid by Busy Bee

 

STAR KID by Busy Bee! 🌟💫

 

Stellar space outfit all around – the star eye patch and planetary tee are lovely additions to the winning lineup. Congratulations on your cosmic costume, Busy Bee! 👏👏

 

This is your sign to pay the Baron a visit ASAP! The Star Kid costume is FREE TO ALL PLAYERS while the Airship is docked on Home Island! There’s no telling if or when winning designs will return, so don’t miss July’s limited edition drop!

 

Honorable mentions: check out the entirety of players’ submissions from last month’s contest – there are tons of absolute gems (too many to count)! Shoutout to everyone who participated in June’s contest round! 🤩

 

 

Whew, what a whirlwind! What do you think about this month’s Cabin of Curiosities collection? Have any theories about the Baron’s behavior? Can you pick a favorite piece of Rumpel regalia? Share your thoughts with your fellow Poptropicans in the comments below! ⬇️

 

See you soon, little adventurers. 👀

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Update: Store Stock and Sneak Peeks!

Good morning, Poptropicans!

 

On the docket for today: this week’s shop rotation and special sneak peeks at 2 brand new costumes hitting the shelves in July!

 

Adventure Outfitters is gearing up for a shop switcheroo. This week is your last chance to add the 2022 Pride collection to your inventories! 🌈

 

In case you haven’t already snagged June’s Pride memorabilia, all players can purchase the Rainbow Shoes, Sporty Pride, and Breezy Pride costumes for free (yep, 0 credits)! Likewise, decorate your clubhouse with the Rainbow Bean Bag and Pride Heart items for next to nothing (1 credit each). The Choose Love and Rainbow Ride costumes offer extra variety for representation (200 credits and 250 credits, respectively). Swing by AO on Mainstreet this week to get this year’s Pride gear! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

 

2022 Pride Collection (1 of 2)2022 Pride Collection (2 of 2)

 

In the main rotation, costume highlights include casual clothes like the Flannel Tank (200 credits) and Sunset Tee (150 credits). Want something to make you stand out from the crowd? Check out the gamer-inspired pink Comfy Vibes (250 credits, members only) and Skull Mask outfits (350 credits).

 

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Who’s ready for a sneak peek at 2 brand new costumes planned for July’s storefront? Without further ado…

 

July Costume Teasers

 

The ensembles tickle the imagination! Both feature plenty of unique elements that will WOW when combined with other outfit pieces. Who else can’t wait for these awesome costume additions?! 🎀🦉

 

Want in on a fun experiment? Guess the costume names correctly and you’ll get the outfits for free! Share your name predictions in the comments before the first shop update of July for the chance to win. Good luck, y’all! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

June's Baron Brigade Is Underway! 🏴‍☠️

The Baron return to Home Island is live on desktop and coming soon to mobile! The Airship's carrying quite the selection this month, ushering in an entirely new set of plundered bounty for all players! 🗺

 

Baron's Arrival on Home Island

 

Climb aboard the Airship to start exploring the Flight Deck. Wander the Airship’s Flight Deck while interacting with other players, making friends, and people watch (Poptropican watch?) for some fresh costume inspiration.

 

Make your way to the Cabin of Curiosities to find the Baron’s pop up shop and private quarters. This month’s treasures are putting the 2 most recent dream islands front and center: Goofball and Jade Scarab Islands! 🤪

 

Decorate your clubhouse with the Baron’s collection of artifacts from Jade Scarab and Goofball Islands! Wonder how these were picked up… 

 

Anyhoo! For goofy gear, add a cluster of Goofball Gems (100 credits), Goofball Emperor Statue (50 credits), and Ancient Goofball Island Artifact (250 credits)! Come to think of it, can you think of any other Poptropicans with noses? 👃🤔

 

Lest not forget the Ancient Egypt memorabilia! Adorn your clubhouse with the Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus (100 credits) and Jade Scarab Column (50 credits). 🪲

 

June's Cabin of Curiosities

 

As always, to the left is the winner of last month’s costume contest! All players are invited to add the winning costume to your inventories – for FREE!!

 

Now, the time you’ve been patiently waiting for. DING DING DING, we have a winner! The latest costume creation to land the coveted title is… BOXING BARB by Nervous Star! Congratulations Nervous Star! 🌟

 

Boxing Barb by Nervous Star in the Cabin of CuriositiesBoxing Barb by Nervous Star

 

All players can now transform their Popsonas into mean, green, fighting machines! The Boxing Barb outfit features all green athletic gear, sweat band, boxing gloves, and sneakers. Mix and match the green get up with your other outfits to tailor your championship costume to your tastes. Be sure to pick up all 3 parts of the outfit (clothes, shoes, and gloves)! 🥊

 

 

This month’s Cabin of Curiosities haul totals 550 credits. In the event you’re running low on credits, play the Clear the Skies minigame on the main deck. Each successful completion is rewarded with 50 credits (and it’s replayable)! 

 

But beware – the Baron waits for no one! 🏴‍☠️ The Baron’s special visits only last a short while and are known to be over in a flash. Don’t miss June’s Cabin of Curiosities haul featuring dreamy island decor and this month's free costume, Boxing Barb! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Baron's Returned to Home Island (With Freebies & Extra Gear)!

The Baron has arrived!

 

The Baron is back and better than ever! Stop by the Airship and the Cabin of Curiosities pop-up shop onboard to snag the pop-up shop’s brand new and exclusive bounties! This month’s theme is… JADE SCARAB! To celebrate the 3rd Dream Island release, ALL PLAYERS can add Egyptian themed clubhouse gear and costumes to your inventories! 🪲

 

Jade Scarab Gear in the Baron's Cabin of Curiosities

 

Create an exhibit worthy clubhouse! Decorate your rooms with a funky Camel (300 credits), Jade Scarab Artifact (150 credits), Dung Bottle Artifact (10 credits), Jade Scarab Flag (50 credits), Pedestal (50 credits), and Museum Display Case (200 credits). If you’re feline Jade Scarab’s cat craze, add the Green and Grey Bastet Idols (150 credits each) and Cat Statue (100 credits) to your cottage for a purrfect space! Outfit your Popsona in the eye catching Bastet Costume (100 credits), complete with jewelry, golden robes, and cat mask! 🐈‍⬛

 

The entire Jade Scarab collection is available for a whopping 1,260 credits! If you’re in need of extra credits, play the Clear the Skies mini game on the Airship. Each successful round rewards 50 credits and is infinitely replayable!

 

Clear the Skies mini game

 

On the other end of the shop is this month’s FREE costume! Before the reveal, drum roll please…

 

April's Contest Winner and FREE Costume: Vamp Rock

April’s costume contest winner is VAMP ROCK! Congratulations to Sleepy Owl for their creative mashup of vampy goth and rockstar drummer fashion! Don’t forget to add the Vamp Rock matching boots (also for free!) right next to the outfit display. Let’s give Sleepy Owl a round of applause for such an awesome idea! 🧛‍♀️🎸

 


 

Take a look at the entire roundup of last month’s contest submissions -- well done, Poptropicans! The Team has a wonderful time seeing your creative designs, it’s always difficult to choose just one. Don’t be discouraged if you did not win, we encourage resubmitting your favorite designs in future contests! 🤩

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

You're invited onto the Baron's Airship! Catch this month's special edition treasures and 🆓 costume!

Ahoy, sailors!

 

As expected, the Baron has returned to Home Island! Their Airship is docked smack dab in the middle of Mainstreet – you can’t miss it. Board the Baron’s vessel to unlock the Cabin of Curiosities’ monthly bounty and stock up on credits!

 

Alongside the Baron’s arrival, a new outfit creation has been crowned winner for February’s costume contest! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who entered last month’s contest. Your ideas continue to blow us away! Sadly, only one player’s outfit can be selected. Don’t forget that you can resubmit your favorite costumes for other contests! These costume events are held monthly – there are plenty more chances to be had. Check out the entire lineup of February submissions, designed by your fellow players!

 

Now, it’s time to present this month’s winner. Without further ado, put your hands together for…

 

The De-man costume by Striped Thunder! Congratulations Striped Thunder, you designed an incredible outfit! ⛈

Striped Thunder's original "De-man" costume designWinner: De-man costume by Striped Thunder

 

The De-man costume takes extra to a completely different level. The outfit includes a polished set of horns, bat wings, dragon tail, a singular fang, and facial markings that fit just below your eyes. Underneath all of the fantastical features, the clothes themselves are also looking sharp! Pop on the white button up, grey blazer, and gold accessories for a casual look. The De-man costume is available to ALL players, for FREE! Don’t miss this month’s free outfit, courtesy of the Baron and Striped Thunder. 🆓🆓

 

Cabin of Curiosities' March inventory

 

In addition to the newest free costume, the Cabin is offering up some island memorabilia! Convert your clubhouse into the Carrot King Diner from (you guessed it) 24 Carrot Island! The Carrot King’s full set includes the diner’s Booth (50 credits), Table (50 credits), Hanging lamp (50 credits), Salt-n-Pepper Shakers (10 credits), and Exit Sign (50 credits). Can’t forget the Carrot King Sign (100 credits) either! Rounding out Cabin’s inventory, the Baron has also restocked the Gothic Cheerleader costume (100 credits). It’s a dark glam look, perfect to show off your skull spirit! ☠️

 

The Baron and their Airship will only be stationed on Home Island for a limited time! That means you better hurry to snag the free De-man costume. Once the Baron sets sail in a few days, it’s a mystery if (and when) we’ll catch the outfit again! While you’re on board, befriend other players, play the Clear the Skies mini-game, and save some credits for a rainy day. Climb into the Baron’s plane, the Red Jenny, to make your way through the air traffic. Each time you complete your flight, you’ll receive 50 credits! Not bad for less than a minute of flight time. If nothing else, make sure to to pay the sky pirate a visit before it’s too late!

 

That’s all for today, Poptropicans!  Signing off, mates. 🏴‍☠️

 

 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Pop Libs: Fill in the Blanks to Make Your Own Unique Short Story!

Here’s another fun, free activity to try! Put your vocab to the test with a mad libs-inspired fill in the blank story! Play with a friend or complete the activity by yourself!

 

Without looking at the passage, think of wacky and random words to fill in the numbered parts of speech. Whichever way you prefer to play, use the list to jot down your answers or write them directly in the story’s spaces. After you’ve come up with the 27 different words, plug in your responses. Follow along to read the finished product!

 

Fill in the Blank Activity

 

There are millions of combinations that can be made! How’d yours turn out? Silly? Weird? Realistic? Did it make sense? Share your unique short stories with other players in the comments below! 🤪👇