Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
4th of July has arrived in Springfield! But, with that limited-time label it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. . But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.
Well it’s July 11th which means…the final two items of the 4th of July event unlock today! Wondering if you should add Rex and Abe to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm spend button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these American heroes to your Springfield…. (wait since when is GI Joe in the game?! 😉 )
Character/Building: Rex Banner & the Nighthawk Diner
Donut Price: 90 Donuts
Payout: $500/45xp every 24hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +10
-Premium character (now), earns 50% more cash and xp on all tasks.
-90 Donuts isn’t a bad price for a character/building combo
-Comes with a questline (and for those asking, you do NOT need All American Apu to complete it…the Apu parts will just go to regular Apu)
-Interrogate Flanders task is one of my absolute favorites in the game
-Nighthawk diner has a cool retro look to it.
-It was free last year
-No character interaction once his main questline is complete.
-His best task (interrogate Flanders) requires Flanders, so that’s 2 characters tied up for 8hrs.
I love Rex Banner. This is something I have from last year during this event, and I admit I often make him interrogate Flanders, just for giggles! The diner sits in my Springfield by itself, and I really like the look. It’s a building that can hold it’s own & it makes me smile whenever I see it. Even though this was free last year, I still think it’s a GREAT buy this year. 90 donuts for a character/building combo is rare in this game…it’s definitely one you may want to jump on! Plus you never know…Halloween 2014 might have Rex possessed again like 2013… 😉
You can check out Rex’s Walkthrough here…and as I mentioned above you do NOT need All American Apu to complete it.
Rex Banner’s Tasks:
|Shop at Kwik-E-Mart||1hr||$105, 26xp||Kwik-E-Mart|
|Eat a Banana Kaboom||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside|
|Interrogate Flanders||8hrs||$695, 175xp||Flanders/Outside|
|Stake Out the Kwik-E-Mart||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Kwik-E-Mart|
|Eat at the Nighthawk Diner||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Nighthawk Diner|
This Should I Buy for Lincoln was previously posted back in February…here’s a condensed version. For the original check out this post.
Character/Building: Abe Lincoln and his Log Cabin
Donut Price: 150 Donuts
Payout: $200/22xp every 8hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Indolence +10
-Premium character, earns 50% more cash and xp on all tasks
-Neat looking log cabin, nicely fits in any woodsy areas of your Springfield.
-Building is animated, smoke comes out of the chimney.
-Great outside tasks, including splitting rails & walking around Springfield looking like a tourist in Disney World.
-Comes with his own questline
-It’s Abe Lincoln!
-At 150 donuts he’s quite the expensive purchase
-Not voiced, aside from a few groans
-After initial questline he has no interaction with any other characters
-A bit of a random character to be dropped in Springfield
I am in the must buy camp on Lincoln. He’s one of my favorite characters and I snatched him up last July when he made his first appearance. His cabin is a nice addition to my woodsy area (with my Brown Houses, Kamp Krusy & Fort Sensible) and you can often find him splitting rails back there in my Springfield. It’s just such a unique character to add to Springfield. Plus every time I have him “Attempt to Blend In” I imagine him wondering around Disney World as a cheesy tourist. Thus it combines my two favorite things…TSTO & Disney 🙂
|Get a Beard Trim||1hr||$105,26xp||Jake’s Unisex Hair|
|Give a Public Address||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Townhall/ Outside|
|Split Rails||8hrs||$420, 105xp||Lincoln’s Cabin/Outside|
|Coach Springfield Elementary Debate Team||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Springfield Elementary|
|Attempt to Blend in||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Outside|
Whatever items you decide to purchase just remember they’re all LIMITED-TIME, so come July 16th they availability to purchase them will be gone! So choose wisely!
You can find info on the other 4th of July items on our 4th of July Event Page here
What do YOU think of Rex and Abe? Will you be making the purchases? Or did you already have them from last year? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!