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Beta Hat 101

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Hi, penguins,

For those who've always wanted the most legendary item–NOW'S YOUR CHANCE! Everyone who pre-registered for CPI on www.clubpenguinisland.com by March 28, and subscribes to a CPI membership will be receiving...

THE BETA HAT!

 

 

I'm sure most of you know all about the Beta Hat. It was awarded to some of the very first Club Penguin players and became the most sought after item ever since.

For those wondering what the big deal is about pre-registering for the Beta Hat, here's some history:

  • The Beta Hat first appeared in Club Penguin over 11 (!!!) years ago on September 21, 2005.
  • The item's official name was actually the Party Hat. Players called it the Beta Hat, and now even The Club Penguin team refers to it as that.
  • Party hats became a tradition. Different colors have been awarded to players for Club Penguin's anniversary ever since.
  • Though not as rare, there are other beta hats out there: The Snow Beta Hat was given to some of the earliest Card-Jitsu Snow players in 2013, and the Prehistoric Beta Hat is the caveguin version of the Beta Hat, first available during the 2014 Prehistoric Party.
  • Sam the sasquatch wears his very own Beta Hat. How'd he get it? Apparently, a friendly penguin in a green jacket gave it to him. Hmmm...

I don't think there's any other item with so much history! Want to be a part of it? Just remember to pre-register for your beta hat by March 28!

Waddle on,

-Club Penguin Team

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Yellow35166 ·

I am really excited for Club Penguin Island! Still, I am having mixed feelings because Club Penguin is shutting down soon. Thanks for all the memories :)
-Yellow

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Servant ·

Nice

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Pennythe8th ·

Hi... I don't know what to say

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Chocho38 ·

where is dot and cadence

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P219917539 ·

I registered!!!!

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John Mike155 ·

Hey guys My CPI username is John Mike155,Everyone and my friends can add me :)
-John Mike155

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Kim Tan ·

Hey guys! My CPI username changed, Username:Jason Roy, everyone can add me,I hope my friends will see my comment and I think CPI will be awesome than Club Penguin

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Danar435 ·

Hola, Me llamo, oh wait, lets not talk on espanol. Anyway hehe, Im Danar435, professional glitcher of cpi. Uh, im not oficcial glitcher, but in my free time (I got alot of free time) Im finding glitches :D. Sooo, oh yeah, for the beta hat, I got it. Thats it.

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Miles5600 ·

i cant not get a name on club penguin island

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Plaza ·

From this post I have worked out CPI is coming on the 29th of March

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Jxjpenguin ·

What if one of the places that is listed for beta and u arnt one of them
Will u still get ur beta hat if u preregistered

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Connorcool3 ·

Sounds crazy awesome! But how can I pay for a CPI membership?

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Ahmad457 ·

btw i really love cp so plz

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Ahmad457 ·

PLZ PUT SOMETHING COOL FOR NON MEMBERS WE ARE PENGUIN TOO WE DESERVE TO HAVE SAME RIGHTS AS MEMBERS.PLZ PUT THE CUSTOM CLOTHES FOR NON MEMBERS PLZ MEGG PLZZZZ.and do answer plzzzz.

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Tooinu ·

YAY!!! as I was not a closed beta or geo beta penguin in CPI,I thought I won't get the beta hat. How can I subscribe for a membership in CPI, will it be available after I actually play CPI? That means,will I be able to subscribe a membership after CPI launches worldwide?

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Hense821 ·

Yay another beta hat!

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Conner59 ·

I am sad to say that I did play Club Penguin from early 2015 and 2016 but then left April 2016 over the changes and outgrowing it. I am not sure if I will enjoy the new website even though i pre-made a account. I love my account right now but my membership went away June12016mynewuserisTheRealConner

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Pederx1 ·

What's about the other anniversary hats?

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Bluebelly55 ·

How does one subscribe for CPI membership

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Joshdaddy ·

Hey Megg, I was wondering if I would be able to play in the geo-beta. I was a closed beta tester and I liked CPI. I totally understand if I am not able too since CPI opens in a week :)

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Floppy 360 ·

hola guys.i think megg should add a GUMMY BEAR BALLGOWN!!!!!!!!!!! but i've never had the time to play club penguin since the time my membership ended:(.but can you PLEEEAAASSSEEE add missions and fun games to cpi:3 bye byes and warm hugs:3:3:3NYAN CAT YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

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Jareed2962 ·

What can non-members do on club penguin island? Can we buy anything?

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Blupenguin28 ·

And sorry Megg Im posting a lot of questions, I'm in a question mood! LOL I'm so excited for CPI Thank you Megg for doing all this work, just for us

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Blupenguin28 ·

Sorry Megg, another question if we buy the membership on CPI would everything from CP come back to our inventory for items and furniture? Thank you again Megg! Waddle on! PS: Megg please read and replay! Thx :)

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Blupenguin28 ·

Hey Megg! I wanted to ask you one tiny question, if you signed up for CPI already does that mean that you subscribed to CPI already? If no then can you please tell me the steps or website so I can subscribe to CPI, and get rewards. Thanks Megg! Please read and replay back! Thank you again Megg!

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Primalhusky ·

I am so excited for this game!! But I have a question, now I pre-registered already back in February but I never got a chance to participate in the Geo-Beta so I can't really register for a membership if the only thing available in the first place is the free trial membership which is in the game??

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Ms Meeps ·

I don't know about the Beta Hat.What is the Beta Hat.

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Amidala14 ·

Oh no! We are nearing the finale days of CP! Well I wish everyone the best of luck with our new home Club Penguin Island! Good luck to you too Megg! Love your new look!

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Budyfast3777 ·

Cool I can't wait for CPI maybe I will finally get to be a member.

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Isidor2001 ·

Hi Megg! I have a question, how much will a membership cost in CPi? (in €)

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Bidubr ·

The only problem with this new game is that there isn't a desktop version

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Red Mcpuffle ·

Megg,what will come Club Penguin Island merchandise in future

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Red Mcpuffle ·

Megg,in Club Penguin Island I wanna more gears like cheerleader pom pom,lightsaber,and doll

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Red Mcpuffle ·

Megg,in Club Penguin Island what will have school

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Red Mcpuffle ·

Megg,I wanna Ducktales Party in Club Penguin Island

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Albin 2002 ·

Megg if u read this can it be a meetup at 23 march plz?

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P139500102 ·

Man... girl, the first hat I have is the 5th Anniversary one. I joined right in the middle of the fun!
This is gonna be fun!

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Nmc01 ·

Unrelated, but!

Franky was very late! But it's okay! He is very bold to say Snowman's music needs a guitar riff and synth. And that it's only "kinda cool." And that Snowman must chill. But Snowman's literally chill already!

Franky or Herbert on the final mascot day? Herbert's a bit robotic...

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Biscuitpal15 ·

That's Awesome! The Beta Hat sure is one of the most LEGENDARY ITEMS EVER!!
Hopefully when I get a membership some day I could receive it! :)
Thanks for sharing Megg!

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Epicoolio592 ·

Umm... How do people subscribe for a CPI membership if they already pre-registered? Because that's what I didn't know.

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Kyky2323 ·

nice outfit and beta hat

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Kyky2323 ·

Beta hat was 11 years woah in 2005 september cool megg

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Lexi3195 ·

By the way, I just thought of something. The words "Project: Super Secret" seem really nostalgic now. ;/

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Lexi3195 ·

I'll fill you in on the details:
Date: 5th of April 2017
Game: Club Penguin Island
Meeting in: The Coconut Cove (that’s a room right!?)
Starts at: 4:00 PM PST
Will you attend? Let me know!

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Patrick4287 ·

Megg i have pre registered but not subscribed for membership can i still get beta hat without subscribing?
Plz tell quickly anybody

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Lexi3195 ·

Hey! I’ve decided to host an event that all you gamers are gonna LOVE! It’s… drumroll please… a SUPER MARIO PARTY!! (You: Whaaaaaaat?)
That's right! Dress up as your favorite Mario character and leap into action! Role-play, chat about your favorite games in the series, or just watch and have fun!

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Patrick4287 ·

Oh its probably rookie right who gave the beta hat?cuz aunt arctic told in the news paper.
or maybe aunt arctics green puffle?

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Pinkypie419 ·

I'm so hyped for CP Island. I've been following CP since the start (Back then I was a kindergartner.) and it has been my dream to work at CP. I hope one day that dream can come true. For now though.
Waddle On CP! ~Pinkypie419 (Formerly Rosiepie5 and other accounts from little kid me)

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Lexi3195 ·

Also, yesterday was my birthday, so Club Penguin Island is gonna be a great late birthday "present"!

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Bloxorz ·

I seriously hope Non-Members will be able to wear the Beta Hat. It's a non-member item since 2005 and I would be disappointed to hear that non-members won't be able to wear it. Can you made it possible?

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Waddley555 ·

You have to be a member to wear the beta hat?? That just doesn't seem fair. Is there anything for nonmembers do to or do you have to have a membership for pretty much everything? :(

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Enderpig4226 ·

Hi Megg, one question. WILL THERE BE PUFFLES ON CLUB PENGUIN ISLAND?! I'M GOING CRAZY! IF PUFFLES WON'T BE THERE, I'M NEVER EATING PIZZA AGAIN! I know, it's crazy but it will happen. But really, will there be puffles? Waddle on!

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Starfashion7 ·

But...how is the hat so important if it's just a party hat,OK...NOW IM JUST CONFUSED!
Please tell me why thise party hat so importent.

8D

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Greeny C1 ·

HOW DO YOU PRE REGISTER A MEMBERSHIP????

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Greeny C1 ·

Will the old games still exist in CPI????

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Comit7 ·

THE BETA HAT!!!! I pre-registered, and now that u said the penguns who pre registered get the Beta hat, I'm freaking out XD.
Question: Is there any way that the people in the US can get a membership before it is released worldwide? Or just get it when it is released?

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Kyky2323 ·

cool beta hat and outfit thx for post this

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Kyky2323 ·

11 years did not no that

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Lily9549 ·

Hey Megg,
I understand that you guys are keeping the official release date a secret. But it says that the pre-registry end date is the 28th. Anyone who works at the EPF (or decides to stop and think for a moment) can infer that the release date is the 29th or later. If you didn't, reread next time

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Rosie0228 ·

I just realized that when CP closes I'm on spring break..... :O

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Sillywilly53 ·

Is that a Sully costume you're wearing?

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Pizza92119 ·

By "Membership" do you mean that by you having an account or by a paid membership?

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Tinkerbell G ·

How do you subscribe for a membership?

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Bryan Gelino ·

Hello Megg, On April 1st, my membership will inspire, but I would like to know if there will be any kind of refund for these lost days. In my opinion you need to enjoy each day of the membership. Waddle On :D

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Stardust736 ·

I pre-registered, i am all set for that nice party hat. hopefully this game comes out on this week. Which is the week before Club penguin closes.

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Tomisino1 ·

Awesome post Megg! In promotional artwork the hat was blue and yellow. Was it changed?

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Nmc01 ·

Oh, and the penguin in a green jacket? That's Billybob! Billybob retroactively gave the Beta Hat to Sam. Snowman would know; it's just a "merry" waddle from the "field" to memory "lane." Wink wink.

Old Snowman is briefly active if only to see off a very fun and influential game out of nostalgia.

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Nmc01 ·

Snowman wants it! And a pumpkin head.

Speaking of rare items, I hope you'll show some love for players from the USA! Meaning that there aren't items that are exclusive to penguins taking part in geo-beta, which USA players can't participate in.

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Seth ·

well megg, the real item name is called a party hat

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Dami6 ·

I hava 2 questions:
1 - Are you going to add any kind of reward program (Invite Friends, Daily Rewards)
2 - Is there any possibility of wearing items (non members) on CPI
Great information :>

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Laval 126 ·

Hey! There's already Daily Challenges which give you rewards like coins and XP! Members can complete four everyday.

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Lexi3195 ·

Dami6, those are both great ideas!

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Pinkypie419 ·

I was wondering that as well.

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Lovebacon56 ·

Megg, I know this is really cheesy (like stinky cheese) but I just wanted to say that your so amazing and kind to do all of this for us. I cannot imagine how hard it must be to do all of this, and deal with unhappy players. Thank you so much. We all megga love you!- (Megg puns....he he)

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Sada45 ·

I agree chubrocks, im a nonmember who cant afford a membership.... and besides i mean srssly.... we cant get are free ones anymore? :/

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Amies3 ·

I must be, like, the only penguin on the island who doesn't want a Beta Hat. I wouldn't even wear it; I don't like Hats.

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Lovebacon56 ·

The song is stuck in my head.... :)

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Megg ·
OMG ME TOO.
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Lovebacon56 ·

LOL. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN EXPLOSION OF GUMMY BEARS!!!! I am a gummy bear, I am a gummy bear.....lol. I'm never gonna stop!!!!! XD

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Lovebacon56 ·

Megg... I just wanted to say something.....I AM A GMMY BEAR. I AM A GUMMY BEAR. I AM YUMMY,GUMMY,FUNNY BEAR!

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Amies3 ·

Think it might've been Franky who gave Sam a beta hat?...

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Lovebacon56 ·

OR....A GUMMY BEAR! XD

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Lovebacon56 ·

Alien. ;)

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Kameron85308 ·

Hello, So to get it do u have to have a CPI Membership because I live in America and it hasn't been released so can I still get it (I have pre-registered)

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Lovebacon56 ·

Oh man. Now that I have the thought that Merry Walrus may come back.......lol, I don't have any words...literally......

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Pink Pie 410 ·

Hi Megg! Will non-members still get the blueprint for the beta hat, available for when they become members? I am thinking about becoming a member on CPI, but I want to see if I like CPI first. :)

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Megg ·
Yep! :)
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Flaperzzz ·

Do we have to subscribe to a Club Penguin Island Membership straight away to get the Beta Hat, or will it be kept in our inventory until we get a membership?

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Megg ·
It will be kept in your inventory until then.
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Mingming7273 ·

First comment! :DDD

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ToasterCP ·

*Puts on detective hat*

Could the penguin in the green jacket who gave Sam the beta hat be ..... BILLYBOB?

*Holds up magnifying glass and stares dramatically into the camera*

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Amies3 ·

OK, I have serious doubts that Billybob even WEARS a green jacket, mainly because I drew the whole band once (freehand, mind you).

If anything, it's Franky.

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Lovebacon56 ·

Dude, I always see people doing not free hand, and when people see my fan art and go "did you do this free hand?!" They always seem so surprised, when it's weird for me to see others do it NOT free handed.

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I Am Here3 ·

This will not be rare.

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N And Ash ·

Please don't close the web game I really love it and I may cry about it. (I remember the 1st Star Wars party.)

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Mamy15 ·

nice item i love the beta hat and cant wait for wear it on cpi

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Star Ranger ·

Your Sulley outfit is cool, Megg! I wanna try it when I set flipper on Club Penguin Island.

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Abbybabs ·

wait... it says pre-register by march 28. That means that CPI must be coming out after march 28, otherwise it wouldn't be PRE-registering. I'm a little annoyed that they won't just tell us, when things are coming out, but I guess the suspense is quite interesting

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Quack444 ·

FIRST!

...I hope :P

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Orion9057 ·

The beta hat card jitsu snow is amazing!

1960
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Orion9057 ·

Hello Megg,

Good news! Beta hat is super cool!

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P228428661 ·

Omg !! I wish I had the beta hat!! Lol first comment!! :

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Orangienblue ·

why do you have to be a member? i already preregister so do i not get the beta hat if i am not a member? can the beta hat please be free. its THE BETA HAT IT HAS TO BE FREE the last one was free same with the anniversary hats can it please be free :)

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Bryan Gelino ·

Great story about the Beta hat. Thanks for the great post! :D

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Chubrocks ·

And so the tradition of party hats for everyone comes to an abrupt end due to financial issues/greed? I know Disney can't afford to give away VIRTUAL party hats because of... That was a joke because I know Disney CAN afford it.

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Nicklas2469 ·

I have pre-registered my penguin for Club Penguin Island and logged in to tell the site, I have been a part of the origin Club Penguin. But I can't subscribe to a Membership. How do I do this?

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Cookiezito ·

Megg you can not give any more tips about the worldwide launch?

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Chubrocks ·

So the party hat and the jacket will be lost forever if you don't pay for a membership right off the bat? Time pressure, much? I wasn't gonna complain about paying for memberships, but now we can't even get our "free" beta hat.

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Riyita ·

Now you have to buy a membership to get it? The website always said you just had to pre-register, not buy a membership too...

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Sada45 ·

yeah......

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Tescogeorge ·

Wow Sam was lucky when he Met Billybob Cant wait for the meet up and the Last updated un till club penguin island comes

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Kyky2323 ·

wow 11 years you don't say

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Kyky2323 ·

cool outfit and beta hat now thats awesome is could be ❤️

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Kyky2323 ·

oh nice a beta hat i like your idea megg thx

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Storcko ·

Storcko and Sillywilly53's Farewell Party!

When: March 25th starting at 11:30 PM PST
Server: Snow Angel
Starting room: Snow Forts
We will talk about our favorite memories, play multiplayer games, dance at the Dance Club, eat pizza and more!

P.S Megg and other moderators are welcome. :)

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Amies3 ·

Sounds fun! Do I get to come? Even though I'm Safe Chat?... :3

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Kyky2323 ·

first

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P347993483 ·

First to comment! P.S.when club penguin island Will launch?

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Shokolor2 ·

Megg, Meggy Walrus visit this week?
And we have Mod Meet-Up?

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Shokolor2 ·

Nice!

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Lovebacon56 ·

And, you get the alumni jacket, correct? Um, also, if you do get that jacket, what number would be on the back?

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Lovebacon56 ·

Penguin with green jacket......hmm....does Spike wear a green jacket? Or maybe this was.....An alien?!

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Mimi17740 ·

Just release it to everyone please. You're already going to loose loads of potential players by making everything members only, but when they see that even wearing a hat like this, what do you think non members will do? Stay happy and play the game more? I'm getting frustrated:/
Nice trivia btw

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Lovebacon56 ·

Lol. I pre registered long ago..... also, Megg I just had a thought.....Will Merry Walrus return on CPI?!

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Dj Stores ·

Important question about party hats on CP Island: will we celebrate the 12th anniversary with a hat on the 24th October on CPI or will the anniversaries start again with our 1st anniversary of CP Island with a new hat on the something-th March in 2018? Or both?

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Slavnovik ·

World release this week?

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Dj Stores ·

The Breakfast Bun pin had a lot of history. Maybe you should turn it into a hat on CP Island. Maybe it should be given to Penguins of the Week on CP Island. Maybe it would be the one item which will make CP Island the most successful game in history. You'll never know unless you do it. :P

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Lovebacon56 ·

Do you mean.....Bacon cinnamon roll? Cause that would just be pure genius.

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Storcko ·

By the way I'm sorry for posting so many comments, I'm just in a chit-chatting mood right now. :)

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Megg ·
It's all good! Chit chat away, my friend :D
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P310492927 ·

Why do you need to be a member to wear a beta tester gift? This is unfair.

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Storcko ·

Speaking of party hats, a part of me wishes that we can bring our party hats to CPI. I know it's a little too late to bring this up, but still...

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Dj Stores ·

Apparently it was designed to be ugly back in 2005. Does the starfish (is it a starfish?) on top of the CP Island Beta Hat hold any symbolic meaning or significance or is it just there to look pretty?

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Megg ·
Yep! It's the same starfish that players see as they level up their penguin in CPI. The team wanted something that reminded penguins of classic, but incorporated something new that CPI offers :)
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Storcko ·

Didn't pre-registering end on February 15th?

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Blue21102 ·

You penguins BETA pre-register for Club Penguin Island soon! (Is that a bad pun? XD)

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Lovebacon56 ·

Omg...Blue... that pun needs PUN-ished. XD

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Storcko ·

Don't those who also pre-register also get the Alumni Jacket? If not, then how DO you get the Alumni Jacket for CPI?

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Lovebacon56 ·

Yea, you do get the Alumni jacket! I'm just not sure what number would be on the back. Maybe you customize that yourself?

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Megg ·
Yes, they sure do! We just wanted to focus on the beta hat for this post :)
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Pyrophonic ·

Wow. A unique item that is available for more than three months. Truly legendary.

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Storcko ·

"The Snow Beta Hat was given to some of the earliest Card-Jitsu Snow players in 2013,"

Hmm...

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Lovely Mint ·

wow 2 more days then I'll be 480 days old...

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Lovely Mint ·

First???

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Ic Blizzard ·

COOL!
FIRST?