Timmy Failure and His Crazy Cast of Characters Come to Life in Full Color With Launch of New Poptropica Island

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New Book-Based Quest Now Available to Poptropica Members

It will be so exciting to see Timmy and his polar bear Total come to life on Poptropica.

The clueless, comically self-confident kid detective, Timmy Failure, will come to life in full color today with Poptropica’s Early Access Launch of “Timmy Failure Island,” for Poptropica Members. Non-Members can get a preview of the Island before the full experience becomes available on October 6 – the same day the fourth book in the series from “New York Times” best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis, “Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection,” is released.

When kids explore Timmy’s new Poptropica Island, they will see that danger lurks and criminals hide around every corner. To solve this mystery, they are going to need the best detective money can buy. However, that detective is not Timmy Failure – but don’t try to tell him that. In this new book-based quest, Poptropica Players will come face-to-face with the virtual world’s craziest cast of characters ever, including his sidekick Total, the polar bear; Rollo Tookus, Timmy’s best friend; and Corrina Corrina, his elusive nemesis. And when they solve the mystery of Timmy Failure’s missing pants, they will embark on a madcap adventure through the Island.

“Timmy is always confident in his abilities to solve a mystery – but in truth, he is not smart and can't solve a thing,” said his creator Pastis. “It will be so exciting to see Timmy and his polar bear Total come to life on Poptropica.”

Poptropica Members who play Timmy Failure Island with Early Access will receive a flapping “Greatness flag,” and anyone else who helps Timmy find his pants will receive a detective hat for their avatar.
Excitement for the launch of Timmy Failure Island began last month when kids got a sneak peek of the new quest with the debut of its Main Street. All month long there were weekly prizes and giveaways, including a free Timmy Failure Island poster customized with the user’s avatar, a Timmy Failure scarf and a Total the polar bear costume.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch eight years ago, and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages.

Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog. Parents can keep up to date on new Island releases and features on Poptropica by following the Poptropica Creators on youtube.com/poptropicacreators, facebook.com/OfficialPoptropica, plus.google.com/+poptropica, or at Twitter.com/poptropica.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world available for desktop, Apple and Android devices, in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a “Poptropican” character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island. Kids can also unleash their imagination with Poptropica Realms. They can build, destroy, and create Realms of their own design which they can share with the Poptropica Creators.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing – and learning – in a safe online and mobile environment.

Poptropica is part of Family Education Network, a division of Sandbox Networks, Inc.

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