Hi, guys! Sorry that I haven’t updated this blog in a long time; I could give a whole bunch of excuses, but instead I’ll just dive right in and see what I’ve missed over the past three months.
Looks like there’s a new feature on the home island: a prize wheel! Wonder what the Grand Prize is? Better spend some of these credits in the Poptropica store…
WHAT?!? 275 credits for a costume? Well, that explains the prize wheel then! Who in their right mind would be so cash-grabby as to nearly quadruple the price of costumes?
Not every costume is exactly 275 credits; the bronze cards on top range from 200 to 500. Still, this spike in prices is going to put a strain on a lot of Poptropicans’ wallets. I’m glad I bought most of the outfits I wanted when I had the chance.
It’s not a total loss, though; some of the limited-time-only bronze card costumes, like the Skullduggery Pirate and the Midnight Red Ninja, haven’t been available on Poptropica in years, so it’s nice to see them make a comeback. If those superhero and pirate costumes don’t look familiar, that’s because they used to only be available if you bought a pack of 3-inch figures. If you want them, get them quick, because they’ll be replaced by an all-new roster of rare costumes a month from now.
Looking through the store, it looks like they haven’t just raised prices – they also removed a lot of items altogether! Most of the food costumes are gone, as are the Earth Day and Legendary Swords miniquests. What do you think could account for all of these major changes? Could it have something to do with the “all-new” Poptropica that’s supposed to come out later this year?