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Jen
July Monthly Freebies!
  • Posted by Jen
  • Posted on July 1, 2017, 12:04 am NST

It's once again time to collect your monthly freebie food and neopoints!



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Dave
July NC Collectible + Bonus
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on July 3, 2017, 10:16 am NST

The fifth and final item from the Sidekick Squad Collection has been released, and features Tomos! This item will only be available during July.







In addition, if you purchased all 5 items from the Mall from the Sidekick Squad collection, then you will also receive the collection's bonus item:

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Dave
Darigan Pteri Alert
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on July 4, 2017, 3:03 pm NST

Something Has Happened!
You are now eligible to use 'Pteri - Darigan' as an avatar on the NeoBoards!


If you still need it, the Darigan Pteri avatar is available by viewing this pet lookup until 5pm NST on 7/4.
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Dave
NetDragon Acquires JumpStart
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on July 4, 2017, 8:56 pm NST


Earlier today, JumpStart, and by extension Neopets, has been purchased by a company called NetDragon. The company is based in China and develops massive multiplayer online games and mobile apps. Like Neopets, it was founded in 1999.

According to the press release, the acquisition was primarily to acquire IP (intellectual property) rights:

The excellent management team led by David Lord, CEO of JumpStart, has built very impressive and popular educational games that are extremely valuable additions to NetDragon's product offerings. Through this acquisition, we will tap into their excellent relationship with DreamWorks and utilise their IPs to enhance our existing products. We believe this strategic acquisition will open up tremendous opportunities for both NetDragon and JumpStart to offer innovative and world-class learning products to our users.

Neopets is also mentioned as an important brand:

Over the years, JumpStart has created numerous successful own-branded games such as JumpStart®, Math Blaster® and Neopets®. Neopets® in particular has recorded over 75 million registered users.

David Lord, JumpStart's current CEO had this quote included in the press release:

"We feel privileged to become a part of an organization that has such passion about education and expertise in building business through online technologies platforms. We believe JumpStart's existing products and related IPs complement NetDragon's products and services extremely well. We look forward to working with such a talented and passionate team," said David Lord.

This is all the information we have right now. Considering that NetDragon has experience with building online games, and building communities around those games, this could be a positive for Neopets, especially given the strong nostalgia appeal that the Neopets IP has in the USA. The press release also mentions that JumpStart will operate as a subsidiary to NetDragon, which probably means business as usual for the time being.

We'll keep this post updated with anymore information that comes to light over the next couple days.

In the meantime, you can read more about NetDragon below:

UPDATE: An announcement was added to the TNT board on July 6th around 2pm confirming the acquisition and expressing excitement for the future:

Hi Ya'll!!

Scrappy here. I know there's been a lot of talk about this acquisition so I'm here to set the record straight. Yes, Jumpstart has officially been acquired by NetDragon but there is no reason to worry. We are very excited to be a part of the NetDragon family! This will lead to great things for Neopets in the future and it is something all of us here at TNT are very excited for!

That's all I have for ya! Enjoy this lovely summer day in Neopia

- TNT
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Herdy
Flotsam Day Roundup
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on July 5, 2017, 5:57 am NST

Two new colours are now active for the recently passed Flotsam Day!


Dimensional | Ice


New clothing is also now active for Flotsams, themed around the rainbow:


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Dave
Free NC Mall Birthday Cupcake
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on July 5, 2017, 5:06 pm NST

To celebrate the NC Mall's 10th birthday, today you can pick up a free cupcake! (Also, holy kau--10 years since customisation debuted!)



Although this is a food item, it functions like a capsule or gift bag - when you feed it to your pet, you'll get the following item:



The pet you fed the cupcake to will also gain 5 HP. Because this is an NC freebie - you can collect this on sides.
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Herdy
New Mystery Capsule
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on July 7, 2017, 11:11 am NST

A new Mystery Capsule has been released in the NC Mall to celebrate the Mall's 10th birthday! This re-release capsule will award bonus items from Mystery Capsules of the past.



It also has the chance to award one of three new bonus items:




View our Mystery Capsule Guide »
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Herdy
Ixi Day Roundup
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on July 11, 2017, 12:49 pm NST

Two new colours are now active for Ixi Day:


Marble | Pastel


A Chic themed clothing set is also now active.


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Dave
Another Free NC Mall Birthday Cupcake
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on July 12, 2017, 11:16 am NST

To celebrate the NC Mall's 10th birthday, today you can pick up a second free cupcake!


Although this is a food item, it functions like a capsule or gift bag - when you feed it to your pet, you'll get the following item:


The pet you fed the cupcake to will also gain 3 Movement/Agility. Because this is an NC freebie - you can collect this on sides, however, it is No Trade and you may not move the cupcake to your main account. You may also not move Neopets to your other accounts to consume the cupcake.
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Herdy
Tuskaninny Day Roundup
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on July 12, 2017, 1:18 pm NST

Two new colours are now active for Tuskaninny Day!


Biscuit | Eventide


A new clothing set with a Maraquan theme is also now active!

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