Hey Howdy Hey My Elfish Tappers!
Well….unless you’ve been partying a little too hard you know that Elves have taken over Springfield! Elves work hard and party even harder…so much so that even Santa bailed on Springfield! It’s your job to contain the Elves and send them back to the North Pole. In doing so you’ll earn Elf Bells..which will give you some awesome prizes!
With this event EA is repeating a similar prize structure to what they did for Halloween, only more prizes, and releasing the event (and prizes) in stages. For the second phase, which lasts until the event ends (Jan 13th), you can win 8 prizes by collecting Elf Bells. The Fifth prize awarded at 10,100 Bells is the Annual Gift Man.
Let’s take a closer look at this gift giving robot Santa and just what happens when you win it him your Springfield…
WARNING Mild Dialogue Spoilers Ahead
Once you’ve collected 10,100 Elf Bells the Annual Gift Man will automatically be awarded to you and you’ll see this popup:
Much like Friendship Prizes, if you’re visiting a neighbor when you hit the 10,100 Bell mark this message will still popup and your robot Santa will be waiting for you in your inventory once you get back to your Springfield.
The Annual Gift Man will automatically be placed in your inventory, so you’ll have to go into your inventory to retrieve it. Just tap the “use” icon to place it in your Springfield.
He’s part of the Winter 2014 Character Collection:
After you’ve won it some dialogue between Bart and Comic Book Guy will popup & you’ll be prompted with a minor task. Here’s the full rundown:
Annual Gift Man
Bart: Cool, a robot Santa.
Comic Book Guy: Don’t be silly. A robot Santa would be absurd. This is a Japanese character called “Annual Gift Man”. He lives on the moon, delivers presents to children and fights giant monsters in Tokyo with his rocket launchers. Much more sensible.
Tap Annual Gift Man
Completed Task Earns 100 Elf Bells and 10XP
So here’s the deal with the Annual Giftman:
-An NPC for Springfield
-No quests or tasks
-Part of the Winter 2014 Character Collection
-He is animated when tapped.
So that about covers all the details on this monster fighting, moon living, gift giving, robotic Santa!
What do YOU think of the Annual Gift Man? Have you earned it yet? What are your thoughts on his origin? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!