Should I Spend Donuts On Gil’s Ice Cream Truck Deal? (Ice Cream Man Homer)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

BEFORE I get into the details of the Gil deal…let me remind you.  If you’re STILL missing donuts.  Contact EA.  If the first rep doesn’t refund your donuts, try again and get someone else.  Be persistent and stay on top of them for it.  LOADS of readers have had their donuts refunded to them by contacting EA.  If they didn’t succeed the first time they tried again.  I know it sucks having your donuts missing, but they can be restored/refunded.  You just have to contact EA.  Please don’t complain in the comments about missing donuts if you haven’t even tried to get them back from EA.  You have to be a little proactive and persistent with this…stay on top of them until your donuts are refunded.  Here’s the link to contact EA:

http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/?product=the-simpsons-tapped-out

And now onto the specs of Gil Deal…..

Gil arrived back in Springfield yesterday afternoon, and brought us all a little summer treat!  Cause nothing says summer like ice cream and the ice cream man, right?

So the Gil Deal this time around consists of the Ice Cream Truck and Ice Cream Man Homer costume.  For 120 donuts both could be yours!

Gil Deal Ice Cream Homer

And I know many of your are wondering if this deal is worth your donuts…especially with that clock ticking down.  But before you hit that confirm spend button let’s break down all the pros and cons of adding this sweet treat combo to your Springfield….

Offer Combo: Ice Cream Truck and Ice Cream Man Homer
Price:
120 Donuts
Size:
4×3
Bonus%:
3.5% bonus on all cash and xp
Conform-O-Meter Impact: 
Vanity +300

Pros
-Comes with a premium skin for Homer, earns 50% more than regular characters
-Nice bonus % offered with it
-Animated and has fun sound when tapped (plays ice cream truck music and says product contains neither ice nor cream)
-Comes with a questline
-Can be placed on the road, if you build the road under it (in other words, place the truck and then build a road under it.)
-Unlocks a permanent task for youngsters to “Sneak an Ice Cream”, which is 30m and earns $60,15xp

Cons
-Homer already has a TON of costumes
-A little pricey for a decoration and costume combo

Final Thought:
Premium:
I’m a fan of this one.  It offers a nice bonus %, comes with a costume (even though Homer already has a ton) AND unlocks a permanent premium 30 minute task for the youngsters of Springfield.  It hits all the marks on the “checklist” of premium items.  As a premium player this is one I think is worth picking up.

Freemium:
For freemium players, this one is kind of a toss up.  Yes, it hits all the “checklist” items for premium buys…BUT it doesn’t come with a character.  Instead it comes with a skin, for Homer.  I would say if you don’t currently have a premium skin for Homer this might be one worth picking up for you, but if you already have a bunch you may want to think a bit on this.  Honestly it’s a toss up.  Not a bad buy, but it’s one of those you can take or leave.

Of course in the end we can’t tell you what to do, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do.  And I can tell you as a premium player this is one I’ll be picking up.  However, whatever you decide just remember this IS limited-time and will be leaving our games on August 5th.  So make sure you make your final decision before the clock runs out!

Ice Cream Man Homer’s Permanent Tasks:

sell ice cream 5 free icecream victory

Task Length Earns Location
Free Ice Cream!! 1hr $105, 26xp Outside Ice Cream Truck
Sell Ice Cream 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside Ice Cream Truck
Make Change of a $100 8hrs $420, 105xp Ice Cream Truck
Collect Popsicle Sticks 12hrs $600, 150xp Ice Cream Truck
Pick Up Lost Coins 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Ice Cream Truck

What are your thoughts on Ice Cream Man Homer and the Ice Cream Truck?  Will you be spending to donuts to bring it to Springfield (or have you already)?  Where will you be placing the truck in your Springfield?  On the road where it should go?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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78 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Gil’s Ice Cream Truck Deal? (Ice Cream Man Homer)

  1. Has the Ice Cream Truck ever been offered again?

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  2. Dang it. I missed out on this. If I never it would of been an instant buy. Love the episode.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder about my missing donuts. I contacted the a second time tonight, and my missing 20 were refunded.

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  4. I bought 300 donuts, was planning on buying this and Sherri and Terri, but at the last minute went with Akira and the French Waiter instead of the truck. *sigh*. Maybe EA will rerelease it later.

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  5. Grrrr! Bought the ice cream truck but did not get my skin,not in storage …tried loving out. EA here I come.

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    • You have to do the first part of the questline in order to unlock the skin. There’s a popup that appears saying, do the questline to unlock Ice Cream Man Homer skin

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      • LOL never got the pop up, probably fast finger thru by accident identified. but I must say I was concerned with contacting EA as I never had to before and lots of less than favorable comments to be found but the gentleman I spoke with was awesome. He explained that made sure it was ready for me when quest completed. And as always you guys are the best.

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  6. Can I please get an opinion on Ice Cream Truck or Plastic Surgery Center? I have enough for one but not both. Also, I don’t have any premium skins for Homer. Thank You!

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    • You’ve got to decide for yourself…we write the should I buys to help you see the pros and cons. But when it comes down to actually getting an item, we can’t tell you what to do. So above is the should i buy on ice cream homer and here’s the should i buy on the plastic surgery center

      https://tstoaddicts.com/2015/07/30/springfield-heights-edition-should-i-spend-donuts-on-the-plastic-surgery-center/

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    • Between those two I think the choice is easy…ice cream truck! The building had no tasks associated with it and no animations (IIRC). Plus, depending on how long you’ve been playing, you might already have a plastic surgery type building – the Stomach Staple Center.

      Of course that’s just how I feel about it…I find that the best way to make decisions like these is to think about which one will make you feel happier and make your gameplay more enjoyable in the long run. If neither one of those items really excited you, then I’d suggest you get neither and save your donuts for something that will. 🙂

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  7. My youngsters are ask getting tummy aches, because I keep sending them to get ice cream!

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  8. I caved last night and got it. I find that I’m drawn to the “happy” items (like watching Lisa do her balance beam routine – I bought that, too, when it was offered recently) and what’s happier than ice cream? But the real clincher was the 30-minute task for all of the youngsters…I love items that add more task-length choices for my characters, to help me maximize productivity in whatever time-frame I have to fill. If I could get a 1-hour task for Smithers and Barbarian Homer/Homer Barbian that didn’t require using other characters, I’d love that! Been eyeing Shorty’s just to give Mrs. Lovely a 1-hour task, but, I mean, how many coffee shops can one town have?!? 2-hour tasks for more characters would be great, too. Oh, and Mindy and #1 need 4-hour tasks.

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  9. The truck and costume are nice, but I’ll pass. As pointed out in the SIB, there are already a ton of skins for Homer and I have two premium skins among all these. Also I am mostly using 12hrs and 24hrs tasks and the skin doesn’t have an outside animation for these, so that made my decision clear.

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  10. NoRosesNoSkies

    I just got it and love it. I put it in Springfield heights

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  11. Contacting EA didn’t get me anywhere when I lost my donuts, but requesting a refund through the Apple store was instant and easy. Just an FYI.

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  12. I’m not swayed by the fact that you can build road around it, that would be OK if you want to leave it in one place for a long time……. I move vehicles around very regular

    Although I’m probably kidding myself because I bet nobody ever notices

    🚝 🚌 🚍 🚎 🚐 🚑 🚓 🚕 🚗 🚙 🚛 🚝 🙊

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  13. I think that the Ice Cream Truck is a neat addition/skin for Homer.
    Unfortunately, I cannot buy this, because I lost around 160 donuts thanks to this mickey-mouse update, and because I now have zero donuts, I refuse to give EA any more of my money or respect until they refund my donuts.
    I really want to curse here, but I’m holding my tongue because there are ladies present.
    Do you folks know when EA will get around to refunding our lost donuts, or are we just thought of as “collateral damage”, as they grasp for more money?

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  14. Placed mine outside the Duff Stadium in the reasonably big car parking area, “OH YEAH”!

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  15. What does the 30-minute premium task pay? Is it more than the 1-hour non-premium task? I’m wondering if it would make sense to send kids to eat ice cream for 30 minutes when one’s usually doing 1-hour tasks? (Kind of like how I sent Bart to the movies and Ralph to make Sushi for three hours, instead of sending them on their regular 4-hour tasks.)

    I’m still sou on the fence with this one….

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  16. I just bought it this morning. Homers costume here kind of reminds me of the good humor man. The other day I won 10 donuts in a mystery box.

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  17. I’m pretty sure it will be a pass for me. I do like the truck, but the price seems too high especially since I already have a premium skin for Homer. I also doubt I’d use the half hour tasks for the kids much. I guess you could use it while doing SH grinding, but a fair number of the kids already have SH crafting jobs.

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  18. Couldn’t resist it. Placed it on the street outside the YMCA.

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  19. This “build a road under it” trick, I can get it to work with pavement, but doesn’t seem to with the actual “road” as the blog suggests. Am I doing something wrong, or is it a bug/fixed with Android tablets?

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    • Got it to work finally. Was doing something wrong, although for the life of me don’t know what, just know its working now. lol. Haven’t tried myself, but is it possible to use the same trick with the “obstacles” from the last event? I really want to have them so my Obastacles truck is behind them, and both look like they are blocking a road.

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