November 2009


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Also, zippyfish4 is now an editor for this blog!

A Top Secret Project…

This blog is currently working on a top secret project. When it’s done, you’ll be able to privately contact us.

If you haven’t already checked, LEGO has released LEGO Universe for beta! And on Poptropica, they have three new ad buildings!

Early Poptropica = Santa Buddies
Shark Tooth = Phineas and Ferb, Christmas Vacation!
Time Tangled = Night at the Museum, Battle of the Smithsonian
24 Carrot = Phineas and Ferb, Christmas Vacation!
Super Power = Night at the Museum, Battle of the Smithsonian
Spy = Night at the Museum, Battle of the Smithsonian
Nabooti = Phineas and Ferb, Christmas Vacation!
Big Nate = Night at the Museum, Battle of the Smithsonian
Astro-Knights = Phineas and Ferb, Christmas Vacation!

The LEGO company has recently announced that the BIONICLES launching in January will be the last they will release. Here is the exact post from http://mylegonetworkblog.blogspot.com/.

Nov 24, 2009

End of Bionicle

Quote from BZPower:
I just received this email straight from The LEGO Group regarding the future of Bionicle. To some extent I’ll say I was surprised, but with the rumors that had been going around recently I guess it was to be expected. I think we all need to appreciate the company’s frankness and honesty in announcing this as early as they have. Please read the message below to find out what’s in store for Bionicle.
Dear BIONICLE Fans,
In reviewing the business across all of its play patterns and properties, the LEGO Group faced a tough question: should we take on a new creative challenge in the world of buildable figures that we pioneered in 2001?
BIONICLE re-invented the way consumers think of and play with the LEGO system. Through many chapters of compelling story and innovative product development, BIONICLE became a very strong property and an important part of The LEGO Group’s business. We think there is a significant opportunity to grow the buildable figure category, but it will take a more flexible platform that appeals to a wider range of ages through a variety of different entry points than BIONICLE has proven to deliver.
The easy decision would be to stick with a known entity in BIONICLE; but as history has proven, The LEGO
Group achieves its greatest success by embracing the uncertainty that innovation brings. After all, BIONICLE almost never launched because it was such a big risk to the company’s way of doing business.
Because you have been such an important part of building the BIONICLE franchise and have been among its most valued fans, we are writing to tell you that the six BIONICLE Stars launching in January will be the last BIONICLE sets for the foreseeable future. Beginning in summer 2010, The LEGO Group will debut a new, more flexible buildable figure property created by the same people who brought you BIONICLE. At the same time, we are also expanding the category to appeal to a younger audience through an established third-party property, starting in January.
Since its beginning, BIONICLE has reflected the union of great product and a compelling story. Although there presently are no plans for more sets, the BIONICLE story is not ending. BIONICLEstory.com will remain an active site, with new story content updated by long-time BIONICLE writer Greg Farshtey. In addition, LEGO Group hopes to work with you, the fans, to continue to grow and expand the BIONICLE story universe.
This was an extremely difficult decision for all involved. But as seen in the tales of the Toa, striving for success in any mission requires imagination, new ways of thinking, and the willingness to take risks. We hope you will share the same level of enthusiasm we have for our plans for the buildable figure category.
We invite you to remain a part of the BIONICLE universe—a universe you have helped to build, and that we are confident that you will continue to build—in the future. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the BIONICLE and LEGO brands.
With our very best regards,
Jan Faltum, Global BIONICLE Director
Lincoln Armstrong, Senior Brand Manager, BIONICLE Team Member since 2002
Again, I’d like to thank LEGO for contacting BZPower directly to make us aware of this development. Please, let’s not think of this as an end – there are no plans for BZPower to close as long as you, the fans, are willing to talk about and build with Bionicle and other LEGO themes. Let’s instead look forward to a new opportunity and a new story that can develop and become just as interesting as Bionicle has over these past years.£

Source: BZP

Posted by Sim533
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I am sad to say that there is no good news in the world of LEGO.
Oh, but I am seeing Planet 51 tonight. Seen it.
Poptropica
 
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Now this is what I call art!

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BINARY BARD

I’ll come up with a story late. Oh, and can some one translate the binary code? I just translated it the binary. It reads: “the scream”.

“You’re under arrest” said the police officer,”come with me, please.” So Comic Kid went to the jail with the officer. “So what exactly am I being arrested for?” asked Comic Kid “You’ve been accused of stealing an American painting of Thomas Jefferson” explained the officer,”so far, you’re the only suspect.””But I just got here!” said Comic Kid,”I’m inno-“”Be quiet!” Yelled the officer,”We’re here.” As Comic kid looked at the iron bars of the prison, he became very, very, nervous…

Monday, November 23, 2009

At the Station

You don’t want to be on the wrong side of those bars!


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DR. HARE

Uh oh! What is going to happen at the jail of Counterfeit Island? Will you get thrown in, will there be an item there, or will there be a prisoner that you can get hints from? Tell your opinions here.

The Poptropica Creators have released two new items in the store! Check them out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Store Stuff!

We are crazy busy working on some really awesome Poptropica islands, but we found time to add two more outfits to the Poptropica Store…the Tiger Shark and Swan Ballerina!


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SHARK BOY

Also, Shark Boy has a different outfit on this post!

That’s right folks! You can be one of the first people to own the amazing Scooter Master! This luxury deluxe model can whiz you through the streets of France in one hour or your money back! (Availible only through the distribution of Mime Master’s Scooter Emporium.)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scooter Chase

You will get to zip through Counterfeit Island on a cool scooter. Wheeeeeeeeee!


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MASTER MIME

Who is this this mysterious Master Mime? Will he be a villain, a helper, or a guy who just sits inside/outside of a building like Shark Boy?

After the letters appeared in the sea, Comic Kid noticed a few Poptropican’s shadows. He looked behind him, and saw three figures: a Cop, a Construction Worker, and what looked like a librarian. “Hello,” said the Cop with an evil grin on her face, “and welcome to Counterfeit Island.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some Counterfeit Characters

Here are a few Poptropicans you’ll likely be meeting on Counterfeit Island.

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SHARK BOY
Is it just me, or does the librarian’s hat look a little bit french?

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