Tuesday, October 17, 2017

AJHQ at a Licensing Expo

Hi Jammers! Did you know that AJHQ had a booth at a licensing expo in London this past week? Here's a picture of it:

Doesn't it look awesome!? The walls are filled with awesome Animal Jam backgrounds and graphics, the furniture is cute and colorful, and, better yet, the shelves are lined with epic AJ toys and merchandise! It's a bit hard to see the products, but I believe some of them might be unreleased.

Pretty cool, huh?

Oh, I almost forgot! My friend made a late entry to the item design contest that was held not too long ago, so she just submitted it for fun.

Nice job, cookies4ever8!

Well, that's all for today. Nothing too big or exciting, I suppose.

Thanks for reading nonetheless! Bye!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

New Journey Book Page: Call of the Alphas Journey Book 2.0 Guide

Hello Jammers! I've got some cool news for you today.

In the recent update, a new Journey Book page was added! It wasn't announced in the Jamaa Journal, so that's probably why not very many people know about it.

The truth is, it's not entirely a brand new page; instead, a little side Journey Book page was added to the Call of the Alphas one.

See what I mean? Also, by the looks of it, it seems like we'll be getting a third one sometime in the near future.

Now, I'm sure you've all been waiting for the guide part of this post, so without any further delay, here it is!

Call of the Alphas 2.0

Peck's Chalk

Sir Gilbert's Medal

Cosmo's Elixir

Greely's Lockpicks

Graham's Gears

Liza's Knapsack

Your page is complete, and you receive an awesome Alpha Fountain!

Thanks for reading everybody. Happy jamming!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rest in Peace, Club Geoz

Hey Jammers! Happy Friday the 13th... mwahahaha...

Welcome to the Animal Jam Whip blog. I'm Naffy, and I'm both somewhat confused and upset.

Why, you may ask?

Because of THIS...

In case you haven't read the latest Jamaa Journal (which I assume isn't the case for most of you, so y'all probably already know what's going on), apparently the so-called lines of power flowing through Jamaa have somehow caused Club Geoz to topple over and collapse on itself; consequently, Club Geoz's doors have closed for good.

Umm... what!?! I am NOT OKAY with this!

Obviously the doors of Club Geoz haven't truly ''closed for good'... right!? AJHQ is probably just trying to scare us. Besides, they said the Alphas are busy investigating the incident, so all will soon be well because SMART, INTELLIGENT animals like PECK are trying to figure out what happened.

Okay, I was being a bit sarcastic there, but in all honestly, I really hope Club Geoz is restored to its former glory. I hope they don't remove it from the game completely, because while Club Geoz isn't the most popular place, it's still a great spot to host parties and just chill with your buddies.

I wouldn't mind it too much if Club Geoz was renovated, but only if slight changes were made. If there were to be a Club Geoz 2.0, I would hate for it to be completely different from the original.


I guess there's one good thing about this circumstance; when you click on the purple music note banner, a secret shop opens up, and you can buy a cool DJ headset. It's a bit expensive, but hey, it's for all Jammers!

Speaking of secret items, you can find these phantom stepping stones in the new AJHQ-designed Epic Haunted Manor den:

But wait... wasn't the last pre-customized den an Epic Haunted Manor as well? Hmm...

Also, while I was exploring that den, I noticed two small details.

WHY DOESN'T A WHITE TALL PHANTOM STATUE EXIST!?! It looks amazing! It reminds me of that glitched phantom-in-a-box item. I would really love to see one of these in stores someday.

Secondly, WHY DON'T PHANTOM VORTEX ITEMS EXIST!?! We've seen them before in a Daily Explorer post from long ago, so why can't they just be released? Although, now I that I think about it, that would surely defeat the whole purpose of the vortex - to be a special Night of the Phantoms tradition that only lasts during the holiday. Gosh, Nafaria, you're so stupid.

Anyways... what else was included in this update?

Oh yeah, not much.

Right after we got the announcement that Club Geoz had fallen, the Jamaa Journal told us that falcons have returned. I never even knew they left. Oops.

The next page is a little more interesting. There's a new item called the Phantomizer, and you can buy it in the Diamond Shop for three diamonds. Members only, by the way. If you put it in your den and walk under the purple goop, you turn into a phantom, similar to how you put on a phantom disguise for a short period of time in one of the Adventures. I forgot which one. Oops again.

Like the Adventure, the disguise only stays on while you are in your den. It's a shame it doesn't work outside of your den, though.

The fourth page is pretty bland. It announces the return of pet bats and the Spooky Party. The page after that is also boring, because it's literally just an advertisement for the new AJ Sticker App that debuted several weeks ago.

The next page, however, is a lot better.

Whenever you hear ''strange snapshot'' or ''peculiar picture'' or whatever in the Jamaa Journal, you know you're most likely going to have a hint to a new animal. This hint features four colorful tails hanging from a tree, as well as a hummingbird perched on a branch. Based on recent discoveries, I have concluded that the new animal is a red panda!

The last three pages of the newspaper are also kind of lame. There's a new retail gift card bonus bundle, and this time, it's arctic fox-themed. But wait... didn't we already have an arctic fox bundle? Wow, two in one day, guys! *sigh*

The last two pages just mention the Phantom Box and the fact that lynxes are now traveling. As we all know, when an animal in Jamaa returns from their unnecessary expeditions, another has to leave! Hooray!

I'm sorry if I'm being a little negative about the vast majority of the things included in the recent update, but... come on. You can't deny that it wasn't the best.

This post turned out to be a lot lengthier than I expected, but nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed! Feel free to express your thoughts on this week's Jamaa Journal in the comments. Vent your heart out. I clearly did so here.

Thanks for reading. Bye Jammers!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Night of the Phantoms Item Design Contest Entry Compilation

Hi Jammers! As most of you may know, I recently held an item design contest in honor of 1.025 million views. Everybody did great, so I thought it would be fun to compile all of the entries I received into a single post to showcase everyone's talent! Enjoy!

(this is totally genius)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Mysterious Purple Adopt-A-Pet Series 1 House

Whew, that title sure was a mouthful.

Anyways, hi Jammers! How are you all doing on this fine fall day? It's been really cold lately where I live. It feels like November instead of October. The summer was so hot, and all of the sudden these past few weeks the temperature has just plummeted drastically. It's crazy!

Enough of my rambling. Let's just get to the point here. Recently, I received an email from stellamonkey09. She said that she found a purple Adopt-A-Pet Series 1 house from Michael's craft store one day when she was out shopping. Here is a picture of it that was attached to the email:

The picture quality isn't too great, but you can still see that the house is truly a violet color. The original houses come in orange, blue, green, and pink. 

I've never seen anything like this before, and after doing lots of research, I still have yet to find another purple house.

Now, I'm no expert when it comes to toys and manufacturing and all that jazz, but I think this house was either painted incorrectly, or it's a prototype, but I'm leaning towards the first idea because that seems more likely.

What do you guys think the reasoning is behind this oddly colored toy? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Bye Jammers!
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