Should I Spend Donuts on Stacy Lovell and the Malibu Stacy HQ?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Level 53 hit our devices last week, to the surprise of a few of us.  And the all new level brought a whole lotta pink to Springfield!  Level 53 marks the arrive of Malibu Stacy in town, with her HQ and creator Stacy Lovell arriving to our favorite tapping devices!  Now I know you may be trying to decide if this is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Stacy Lovell to YOUR Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Pink HQ to YOUR Springfield!

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Building/Decoration: Malibu Stacy HQ
Character: Stacy Lovell
Donut Price: 165 donuts
Earns: $200, 22xp/8hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +10
Size: 4×10
Level Requirement: Must be at Level 53, unless offered Early Access when the update first hit

Pros:
-Comes with a quest line
-Premium character earns 50% more on all cash and xp than a freemium character
-The HQ will be used
-Stacy will also use her Dream House, if you purchase it.

Cons:
-No character interaction after questline
-Her outdoor tasks are ok, but they’re not great.
-Pricey

Final Thought:
Premium Take:
I like the combo, but it’s not my favorite.  This is one I would pick up, but probably not until later down the road.  I do think it’s a bit pricey for what it is/what it does, but it’s still fun.  And it’s always nice to have another female in Springfield!  Premium players I’d say this one should be on your list, but as a nice to have not a must buy.

Freemium Take:
As a freemium player…I think this combo is a bit overpriced.  Freemium players you may want to add this one to your list, but I do think there are better character/building combos in this game to grab (like Akira, Coach K..even Luann).  So as a freemium player I’d add this as my nice to have but not before these characters….

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell you I will be purchasing Stacy eventually (probably when there’s a bit of a lull in the game and I want a questline to run).    However, this is NOT a Limited-Time Item so take your time with your thought process.  Stacy will still be there in a few weeks.  So if you’re on the fence or worried about saving up your donuts relax..there’s no rush to get her.

Stacy’s Permanent Tasks:

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Task Length Earns Requires
Test Products 1hr $105,26xp Outdoor/Visual
Have a Drink 4hrs $260, 75xp Outdoor/Visual
Reminisce About Past Romances 6hrs  $350, 90xp Stacy’s Dream House
Sculpt New Dolls 8hrs $420, 105xp Stacy HQ
Relax by the Fireplace 10hrs  $525, 135xp Stacy’s Dream House
Host a Product Test 12hrs $600, 150xp Stacy HQ
Attend a Board Coup 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Stacy HQ

Looking for Should I Buy Guides for more premium content?  Check out our complete Tapped Out Premium Guide here

What are your thoughts on Stacy Lovell and the Malibu Stacy HQ?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring her to your Springfield (or did you already)? Where have you placed the HQ in your town?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

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40 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Stacy Lovell and the Malibu Stacy HQ?

  1. This character and building are now available in the vault starting today for the next week (with a 40 donut rebate to boot; NET 125 Donuts). Still a little too pricey for a non-voiced character with few outdoor tasks (and not a top tier character, IMO).

    I’m contemplating either picking up the Observatory for 75 donuts or the Disapproving Squirrel at 65 donuts before next Wednesday. Thoughts on which choice is better?

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    • This is in my vault now. 125 is more than I’m willing to spend on this character/combo.

      I think I’ll end up getting the limo for 35 donuts and 2.25%bonus.

      Ugh. Time to grind out some KEM Bonuts.

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  2. She’s not available to me. Hasn’t ever been. I’ve been playing since the game came out. (Years) but I did quit playing for about 9 months. I’m well over level 100. 😢😢

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  3. I’m guessing she’s not voiced
    you didn’t mention that unless I missed it
    Also is the a link to all the should I buys
    They are informative and give you just that little bit of info you need to make that final descission
    I usually just Google should I buy Barney and the bowlarama
    Or whatever it is I’m curious about

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  4. If “test products” were a longer task, I would definitely want this, but I rarely use one hour tasks. Kind of a shame.

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  5. My dog hit me and I acidentally bought it, I was always going to when I leveled up higher (41 at the moment), my dog hit me! So oh well. But it doesn’t go with my town AT ALL! A big 80s style pink building doesn’t fit in at all. It has palms, but you can’t place palms unless at the coastline. I don’t mind having another playable character, but the building looks terrible unless I put it along the coastline where it wouldn’t look right at all.

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  6. To this day I still quote talking Barbie, the inspiration for this episode, “Math is hard!” Lol. I am a bookkeeper, and do math all the time, but sometimes the sum isn’t right!

    I plan on getting this item, I loved the episode, love pink and Kathleen Turner (Chandler’s dad on Friends, Maddy on Moonlighting) voiced Stacy in the episode. Winning!

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  7. I got her and she is pretty cool I would recommend a premium player to get her be freemuium toss up.

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  8. This will be a pass for me. One of my criteria is that a character have a 12 or 24 hour outdoor task. I’ll consider an 8 if it’s awesome (I bought the Coach, the bombardment task, it’s all sorts of awesome). There has to be a lot of other awesome to make up for the lack.

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  9. kimberlyah794

    I won’t even consider buying it until they release more land. My town is to full for two more buildings. And horribly pink ones, at that…

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  10. Bought this right away. Nice color and unique look. Saving up for Sit and Rotate to complete my pink section.

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  11. Was really excited to see the Malibu Stacy update – particularly this item and Stacy Lovell because it is one of my favourite episodes of The Simpsons (“Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacy”). You better believe I got that Lisa Lionheart statue too — so glad it talks! Wish it said “If I choose to get married, I’m keeping my own name!”

    Kind of disappointed that there is no storyline or character quests for Smithers though. Such a wasted opportunity. It’s stuff like this that makes me so annoyed with EA and this game!

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  12. OrdinarilyBob

    I did buy this, more because I like to buy building/character combos, than because I’m a Stacy fan. Cool looking building, but It’s going to stand out in my downtown area (due to it’s extreme pink!), but it’ll still fit in there well.

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  13. Do either Lisa or Smithers have any interaction with this building (or the dream house)? If so, is it just during the questline or is it permanent? That would make those two new items so much more appealing!

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  14. Does anybody else having trouble with the money? Everytime I go in, my money is gone :(!!!

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  15. I had to get this. But oddly enough the only reason I got her is that she kind of reminds me of Mom, as in Mom’s Robot Oil.

    Maybe they’re distant relatives?

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  16. Someone stole my burrito™

    I’m lucky that my tastes are different than most of the items offered as premium. I like some premium items, but not most.

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  17. This is a situation where I wish I could just buy the character without the building. I don’t want a giant pink building, but I love having new characters. Just like with Duffman, where I don’t want a brewery in my town, this is a pass for me.

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  18. I bought it because it brings more colors to my Springfield.

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  19. No more tappin’ for me … game says i need to login first on my other device (which I don’t have) since it didn’t save the last data; if I continue I “might” loose progress … wonder what to do now …

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    • It just means you left the game too soon. It thinks you are still in there. Happens all the time to me. Just continue on and play anyway. No big deal. 😉

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  20. yellowbrai913

    It’s pink and cute so I’m know I’m going to get it eventually. But since there’s no rush I’m waiting until I have a lull in my game & start getting bored. I’m still catching up on all the quest lines I let pile up during the Terwilligers event.

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  21. Adds Consumerism…that’s good…maybe get rid of a Kwik e Mart?

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  22. Its comforting to know that I agree with the freemium take on this one! Ever since missing out on Mindy this past valentines day I have FOMO with limited time characters though.

    Will there be a dream house SIB? I’m tempted by that one because of the lower price

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  23. Is she voiced?

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