Should I Spend Donuts On Retro Lard Lad and Laird Ladd?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah Autumn…leaves are falling, that crispness in the air has arrived and there’s a brand new season of TV on!  Ok so it’s fall, and it still feels completely like summer (at least here in New Jersey) BUT…the last part is true.  There’s a whole new season of TV shows…and the Simpsons Season 28 starts this Sunday!  To celebrate the Season Premiere EA has launched a fun Episode Tie-In Mini Event in our games..something to gear us up for Sunday.  So bust open those wallets, because there’s a store full of premiums just waiting for you!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Retro Lard Lad and Laird Ladd to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this pink donut shop to your Springfield…


Building/Decoration: Retro Lard Lad
Character: Laird Ladd
Donut Price: 120 Donuts
Earns: $300, 30xp
Size: 10×11
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +20

Leaves stores October 4th

-Premium character (earns 50% more on all cash and XP) with a full set of tasks and questline.
-Laird will help earn more ico_cur_seasonpremiere2016_giftcard_sm for the prize track. (Premium rate 2x)
-Retro Lard Lad is a neat and unique looking building, adds a fun pop of color
-120 donuts is a decent price for a character/building combo

-Very short questline, only 3 parts.
-Not voiced
-Retro Lard Lad is fairly large in size..and really how many Donut Shops does 1 Springfield need?

Final Thought:
I think this is a good premium buy.  120 donuts is an ok price to pay for a character/building combo.  He has some fun tasks and Retro Lard Lad looks cool.  So Premium players I think you should pick this one up…

On the Freemium end of things, this is going to be one of those if you like it grab it.  It’s an ok price, but it’s not at a must buy price.  And Halloween will be coming up very soon.  So evaluate how many donuts you have and if you really like this combo  If you like it and still have a decent stash for Halloween grab it, otherwise pass and save those donuts for Halloween….

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do.  And I can tell you I already own it.  I got it as soon as it hit the store…I really liked it and thought it was a decent price for the combo.  Of course whatever you decide just remember this is limited time and will be leaving our games very soon (October 4th).  So if you’re thinking about grabbing it, do it very soon before it’s gone for good!

Here’s a look at the Laird Lad’s Permanent tasks:

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Task Length Earns Location
Pay for Groceries with a Check 1hr $105, 26xp Kwik-E-Mart
Beg for Old Job 1hr $105, 26xp Retro Lard Lad
Pose Like Lard Lad 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Nap in the Brown House 8hrs $420, 105xp Brown House
Try to Stay Relevant 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Retire with Grace 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Retirement Castle

And here’s a look at the super short questline…

Death of a Spokesman Pt. 1
Laird Ladd starts

Make Laird Try to Stay Relevant- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

Death of a Spokesman Pt. 2
Laird Ladd starts

Make Laird Prove He’s Still Got it- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

Death of a Spokesman Pt. 3
Laird Ladd starts

Make Laird Go to the Retirement Castle- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

The questline can wait…so use Laird to earn Gift Cards and do the questline when you’re stalled waiting for more.

What are your thoughts on the Retro Lard Lad and Laird Ladd?   Have you purchased it?  Where have you placed it in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

88 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Retro Lard Lad and Laird Ladd?

  1. Does the version currently in the vault come with laird?

  2. Oh man I need this one! Hopefully they bring it back 🙁

  3. Damn I missed this hope it comes back!

  4. When is the Halloween event hitting us
    Is there a rough idea

  5. Hey guys, I’m still relatively new to this game (started a few days ago) and I absolutely love it. I got tied into this storyline and didnt realize there actually were storylines in this game (thought it was like most other games where you only build and collect) so I would appreciate a bit of guidance.

    It started with the small square building, and after getting more gift cards, i unlocked moe’s fancy brewery joint, and now just unlocked the covered facade on the little gray building, which I’m assuming is the new lard lad? I want to know what’s because it sort of slipped past me in the beginning.

    And my follow up question to that is: if I buy the retro lard lad bldg, does it generate gift cards regularly that I can collect like the cash and xp? That’s honestly the only motivation I have to get it, since dedicating most of my characters to collecting gift cards is making things very slow.

  6. As someone who really likes Art Deco, I couldn’t resist. It sure beats the regular Lard Lard.

  7. I have placed it right next to the new lard lads and normal lard lads which looks cool as it is as if they are all fighting for business

  8. Great buy. Old lard lad isn’t def better then new lard lad.

  9. I personally love he retro one more then the ones that were able to be bought or won in the game before.

    Like in real life, some buildings have lost their luster or artistic vision in place of cold hearted fast money grabbing. Just a highly well oiled machine with no love or real care for the people. Just take the consumers wealth as fast a step possible. Heh.

    What a great age we live in.

    Other then that love he building and player combo.

  10. I bought it because I love the building. It’s nice that it comes with a character, too, but the building is just fabulous.

    (I’m starting to think there’s too much pink in my town. Oh well, at least it all matches.)

    • If it’s done with taste, like you did, it can’t be too pink.
      At a stay in an English B&B, every thing in the house was kitsch, pink and 🌹, but it was done with taste, that I really liked it!

  11. If I had the Donuts I’d buy this Building / Character combo
    (alas, I save Donuts for Halloween) 🙂

  12. I usually spend doughnuts on characters I know and am fond of, but I bought this one immediately. The Art Deco design of the building is attractive and looks nice in my Springfield. It reminds me of old McDonald’s stores and Publix supermarkets. Plus, I’m developing a desire for limited-time characters. Every time I scroll through the list of regular characters I don’t have, I think, “Maybe next time.”

  13. Bit short of donuts, got 85, will see when I get nearer the 120

  14. Thank you for SIB, I was on the fence but decided to go for it! I love the pink donuts and old timey diner look, and Ladd’s pink overalls are cute to boot! It completes the mascot character set btw 😉

  15. _.and really how many Donut Shops does 1 Springfield need?_
    Well, Homer lives there, so it needs any number of them, plus one more 🙂

  16. I bought it right away, and love it. It looks great in my town, and I think it was a reasonable price for a character/building combo.

  17. I’m so annoyed an hour before this mini-event was released I spent all my donuts on Rancho Relaxo and then I saw it and really wanted it. I’m on 3 donuts now so I have no chance xD

  18. Does anyone know the total dollar amount for all the premium items that have been offered since the beginning? I’m kind of curious/scared considering I have most!

  19. Gonna buy some donuts tomorrow and make a row of Lard Lads. Lard Lad with Winter 2014 facade, new Lard Lad, and retro Lard Lad, as well as any more different Lard Lad facades I might get in the future.

    • Maybe you could line them up in a way that makes it look like the history of Lard Led (so, like, start with the retro one and end with whichever facade looks the most modern).

  20. I’m tempted, but I already blew 200 donuts on getting my bonus percentage up another 100% with the Beach Hideaway and upgrades…

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