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Back to Fuzzball…. 😛
Hey hey screamereenos!
Woo hoo… HALLOWEEN IS UPON US! With a brand new event, comes a ton of new stuff and thankfully one of my jobs here is to tell you just where new items come from. I know we all can’t watch the Best. Show. Ever. as often as some fuzzballs and even though items might seem familiar, a lot of things blur together and you just can’t pinpoint just where you saw it. That’s why we decided to make a fun lil feature for just this predicament. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
This WDTCF will go over the free building which came with the episode tie-in for Season 27, Episode 4: “Halloween of Horror”… the Official Halloween HQ. But isn’t the origin of this item obvious? Why would the fuzzball bother writing a post about it? Let’s check out the TV Series to find out.
First off, it never hurts to see pictures of items in the show but there’s actually a reaosn I decided to write a post about this item. It’s because it’s actually one of the only items we received that I’d asked for from EA in my WAWW post… well sort of. In Treehouse of Horror XX (S21:E4), Frankenstein’s monster, Mummy, Dracula and Wolfman showed up in the intro (intro you say… that’s not a running trend is it?). After Dolph, Kearney and Jimbo make fun of them for being lame-os, the Universal monsters decide they need to get costumes. Only one place to do it too… the Halloween Headquarters!
When the episode tie-in dropped on us… I immediately recognized the building but wondered why they didn’t use this storefront. Well, the answer is it’s not the same store. Seems my excitement over predicting something was premature… sort of. In the new canon Halloween episode, our favorite family makes “a skeleton run to the Halloween Pop-up Store” after finding all their skeleton decorations have melted together because Homer left them too close to the furnace. They go to the Halloween Headquarters but are more enticed by the “Official” version right across the street.
Apu opened an “official” store and in true Springfield fashion, made sure it was right across the street from the competition. Possibly a completely different store since its coloring is different and the previous store didn’t have the overhang and it no longer mentions Columbus Day but I’m gonna say it’s the same one because it makes me happy inside.
And that’s really it. Our new store comes from an episode which sort of included an item I hoped EA would add to the game. Sure it’s not the same but it’s close. One of those not just good but good enough moments. What do you think of the store? Were you happy to add it to your towns? Wish the Universal monsters had come to the game too? Sound off in the comments and keep on classy tapping in your nightmare-filled towns.
TTFN… Wookiee out!