Should I Spend Donuts on the Babysitter Bandit & Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Christmas may be over, but the fun is just beginning!  Snow still covers the ground and Maggie and friends have arrived in town!  So break out those Christmas gift cards and stock up on donuts because there are brand new premium items in our stores!  Now I know you may be trying to decide if these are 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 the Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers Babysitting Service and Lucille Botzcowski to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this babysitter bandit to your town! 

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Building: Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers Babysitting Service
Lucille Botzcowski (aka Babysitter Bandit)
Donut Price: 120 Donuts
Earns: $90, 10xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Indolence +10
Size: 4×6
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield

-Comes with a questline
-Premium characer, so will earn 50% more on jobs (once Event Ends)
-Earns event Currency
-Reasonably priced for a character/building combo

-No character interaction at the Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers Babysitting Service building
-Not voiced

Final Thought:
Premium or Freemium:
Honestly, I had a hard time finding cons for this one.  Really, it’s a decent buy.  She comes with a fun little questline (which I would wait to do until the Event is over) and earns Event currency.  Really the only downside is no one uses the building it comes with.  But this is one I would seriously consider getting if you’re premium or freemium…

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell I’ll probably be picking this one up.   However, this IS a limited-time item.  So if you’re thinking about getting her make sure you make your final decision before the event is over.

Here’s a look at Lucille’s Tasks:

Task  Length  Earns Location
Take Care of Children 1hr 1 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg 26xp Outside
Avoid Springfield PD 4hrs 6 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg 70xp Outside
Forcibly Watch Happy Little Elves 8hrs 9 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg 105xp Simpson House
Visit Alama Mater 12hrs 12 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg 150xp Calmwood Mental Hospital
Rob a House 24hrs 18 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg 225xp Various Houses in Springfield

What are your thoughts on Lucille Botzcowski?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring her to your Springfield (or did you already)? Thoughts on Act 3? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

98 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Babysitter Bandit & Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers?

  1. she’s in my top 3 fav premium characters. i love that she has a unique walking animation, she stands out in a good way. i’m not a big fan of the building tho.

  2. Is it me or is there a glitch with the rotation of the building? I tapped on it to see how big it was, and when the building is facing down and to the right it’s fine, but when you rotate it to the left, the building rotates but the ‘footprint’ doesn’t. Or does that fix itself once you get it, and you can then move and orient it however you want?

  3. No question that I wanted this one! The outdoor task animations are the best, I’m glad to see a character from the early, early episodes!

  4. took about 3 seconds to decide to buy. Between the event currency, the fact that the character is one of the icons of SEASON ONE of ths show, and that the character has some super entertaining animation with her tasks. It was an easy buy. And 120 d’nuts is cheap!

  5. I want some animation with the building – my only gripe!

  6. Had to buy her. A great supporting character from a classic episode, and her animations are hilarious.

  7. The building is a great addition to my slightly-sketchy cheap-and-nasty section of Springfield along with Shotgun Pete’s and Uncle Moe’s zoo and the IRS building 🙂

  8. Is there an animation on the building of the dummy lifting its hat?

    Not a deal breaker, but maybe a missed opportunity.

  9. There was a moment there in my game when she was doing her disguises while Chief Wiggums was looking at her. What a chuckle.

  10. Okay – I just rewatched that episode and it confirmed for me that I don’t want to get Mrs. Botz – I don’t want someone that creepy/scary in my Springfield! :O

    • It’s OK Sandra, scary stuff on TV or in a game can’t “get you”
      🎈 🐻 🍩 🙂

      • probably just trying to convince herself of reasons not to pick this up. i do it all the time with premium items, even if i end up regretting it after it’s gone… 🙂

        • Didn’t work this time… Picked her up yesterday, and she’s busy cctving my town for the next 24 hrs. Was contemplating the slide factory, but between the high donut cost and the big wavy sign, I decided go with the classic character instead.

  11. Never heard of her, do they show earlier episodes midweek in the US? They rarely show anything before season 12 or so here in Australia, I’d estimate.
    Still, picked her up after reading this and love her! The 1hr task and the way she moves is golden.

    • Fxx has 5 days a week they do 4 hour marathons. Not guarantee this episode will come up anytime soon considering there are close (if not over) 600 episodes by now.

      • And yet, I find it far too common to be coincidence how they play an episode to do with something new in the game, right around the time it gets introduced. It’s like when you never heard a certain word before and then you hear it 4 more times that day.

  12. For her 12hr task you have the location as Calmwood “Metal” Hospital…not trying to be nit picky…I think it’s funny, I can picture a few rock stars who might be better off there lol.

    But a serious question because as far as I know nobody else uses that building, is there any animation for the building when in use?

  13. Bought her and havn’t regretted it yet. She is really funny, could watch her for hours. She should really get a job at the ministry for funny walks 🙂

  14. I bought her immediately because I really liked the episode she was in. When do you think we will be getting a new level and another episode tie in?

  15. I had 100 doughnuts, so figured I would buy a scratcher and see what happens…20 doughnuts on the first try! I am so excited to pick this up, even the way she walks is hilarious.

  16. I rarely snap anything up without some contemplation, but I bought this one within 24 hrs. The building kind of creeps me out actually, but I love the episode, and this character and I love this purchase more and more every day! I love the way she looks, and the way she moves. The avoid the PD task is awesome, and so is the one hour one where she’s packing up the kids. The event currency is an excellent pay out too, so very happy!!

  17. Every time i get close to having enough sprinklies to get Barney, EA puts out a limited time character that I must have. Son of a motherless goat

  18. Starting saving for potential Valentines Day event characters, but had to get her since I grew up on those first seasons of The Simpsons. Also spent for Bob’s kid to complete that family since I passed on him the first time around and bought the mom instead.

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