Should I Spend Donuts on Toreador Grampa?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Tap Ball is sweeping the streets of our Springfields and during this third and final Act of the event a few characters get into it and actually play Tap Ball!  One character added to our stores that can play Tap Ball is Toreador Grampa!  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 Toreador Grampa to YOUR Tap Ball Roster?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this bull fighting oldie to YOUR team!

Character/Skin: Toreador Grampa
Donut Price: 85 donuts

-Comes with a quest line
-Premium character earns 50% more on all cash and xp than a freemium character (on cash earning tasks.  Otherwise same Amateur Buck Payout as regular characters, but a higher XP payout)
-Can play Tap Ball
-Comes with Amateur Buck earning tasks
-A couple of funny outdoor tasks

-Tap Ball ability is only good if you have 7/11 characters, otherwise you just have 1 extra character sitting on the bench (since you can only play 4 at a time)
-Expensive for just a skin for Grampa
-If you already have the Stonecutter Grampa skin, this defeats the premium aspect (since that pays premium as well)

Final Thought:
Premium Take:
Toreador Grampa isn’t a bad purchase.  He’ll help round out your team towards the end of the event, so you can play consecutive games (assuming you have other characters (7 or 11 of them)).  However, he’s kind of useless until you unlock other characters that can play.  Basically he’s the 5th wheel on the bench.  So while he’s not a bad buy, he’s not exactly practical for Tap Ball purposes unless you have a large team.  However, you can grab him and just use him for his Amateur Buck earning tasks right now…

Freemium Take:
Freemium players…I’d pass on this one.  If you’re a freemium player than odds are you don’t have Lugash, Jasper or Tatum (or Crazy Cat Lady when she unlocks), so Grampa will kind of be completely useless to you (in a Tap Ball sense) unless you have an odd number of players.  Plus, I think he’s way over priced for what he does.

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 as a premium player i’m on the fence with him.  I will probably grab him over Football Nelson, to round out my oldies, but I’m still on the fence.   However, this IS a limited-time item.  So if you’re thinking about getting him make sure you make your final decision before he leaves our games.

Toreador Grampa’s Tasks:

Task Length  Earns Location
Steal Confessional Curtains 1hr $105, 26xp First Church of Springfield
Practice Tap Ball 4hrs 4 45xp Tap Ball Stadium
Taunt 4hrs 4 70xp Outside
Pester People in the Kwik-E-Mart 8hrs $420, 105xp Kwik-E-Mart
Steal Swords 12hrs $600, 150xp Flying Dutchman
Feign Attack 24hrs 24 225xp Outside

What are your thoughts on Toreador Grampa?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring him to your Springfield (or did you already)? Which other characters are you looking forward to getting/have you already purchased? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

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28 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Toreador Grampa?

  1. I have 100 donuts. What should I buy?

  2. He’s cute, but not worth the donuts spend for me. But I look forward to seeing his Taunt task in a neighbor’s town! 🙂

  3. I loved him and bought him instantly. I have been very slow at upgrading players so now I upgrade players to complete the extra team so Grampa isn’t just a bench warmer. Once CCL and Ralph are in my roster I will have 4 complete teams.

  4. So I gave in and bought 300 donuts… Which would be best, jasper or crazy cat lady? I know jasper is cheaper, but I’m needing help deciding on the best. Reason why I also like crazy cat lady say over lugash, etc and the alternate skins (Nelson, etc) is that she will be unlocked tomorrow where jasper I could day why didn’t I purchase sooner lol. I have 10 tsp ball players currently. Once ralphie is unlocked I will need one more for a full 12 roster.

  5. seeing toreador grampa reminded me that the running of the bulls just concluded in pamplona. maybe we can have a running of the bulls event next year…

  6. Could you please describe the two visual tasks? I’m really curious if there is an actual bull for instance…

  7. Dagnabbit! Both the Murderhorn and Granpa looked like they could be very cool but they seem to be a bit lackluster and to expensive for what they do. Here I am *finally* with a stash of donuts just itching to be spent and there isn’t much of anything that grabs my fancy. Darn you Murderhorn and Toreador Granpa, why did you have to price yourselves out of my interest. 🙁

  8. EA stupidity at it’s finest. At 85 donuts and 8 days left, and a team of 12, it makes no sense in purchasing the skin. It should be 35 donuts at most, especially if you purchased the nelson or Bart skins. I plunked down money for the paddling guy, so no thanks.

  9. Next goal for the community prizes just dropped to 12.917.280.. Just under a million balls to go!!

  10. EA lowered the number for the next community prize. should all probably get it today!

  11. check the community prizes…

  12. Tatum isn’t premium. He was won back during the whacking day event. I think he was the last prize. I got Torreador grandpa over glamorous godfrey just for the fact he plays tap ball. 85 for a skin isn’t the end of the world. Just remember this: Shadow knight bart skin was 200 donuts.

  13. What’s up with the community prize goal it’s unreachable . It isn’t worth buying balls at all or collecting them and throwing back because nobody will win the prizes .

  14. ImperialRodian

    This is a total pass for me. 85 donuts for a skin on an event that ends in a few days? No thank you. I jumped on Football Nelson within the first couple days, but this just doesn’t seem worth it when there is, as mentioned, premium payout for stonecutter grandpa. If this was offered during act 1 I probably would have jumped on it, but this late in the game…

  15. Stonecutter Grampa or Gorgeous Grampa from the old episode tie-in.

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