Gil’s New Deal and Should I Spend Donuts On Blinky Monster?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky and there are monsters everywhere to battle.  And not to be outdone…Ol’ Gil has returned to town peddling his latest deal.

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 Blinky Monster to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this three-eyed monster to your Springfield…

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So you may have seen Ol’ Gil roaming around your Springfield on Friday (or today)…here’s what he’s offering up this time

Gil: Oh boy, have I got a great place for you.  It’s a fixer upper but honestly, aren’t we all? Which reminds me, my upper teeth need fixing.  The only downside of eating cardboard sandwiches.  If you buy it, that would be really swell.  Which reminds me, my leg is swelling.  I cut my socks off every night and sew’em on in the morning!  So…deal?

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If you refuse

Gil: You don’t want it?  I already washed my hands for the handshake!  Those pay toilets aren’t cheap you know! I’m not throwing in the towel yet.  Partly ’cause I don’t own a towel.  I try myself off with Xmas wrapping paper – it’s half off in January!

If you accept

Gil: Woo-hoo!  I’ve finally unloaded that scary old place!  Gil closed a deal!  Which reminds me, I have a wound that won’t close.

And now let’s break it all down…

Gil’s Offer Ends November 1st….

Decoration/Building: Scary Dock
Character: Blinky Monster
Donut Price: 170 Dounts
Earns: Nothing. No bonus %/no income EA released a patch adding a 4.5% bonus to the dock
Size: 10×11
Conform-O-Meter:
 Vanity +200

Note: It appears as though EA must have read this post and realized the Dock didn’t come with a bonus % because they just released an update that adds a bonus % to the dock.  There’s now a 4.5% bonus associated with the dock.

Pros
-Comes with a questline
-Blinky will use the Scary dock
-Some hilarious visual tasks
-Blinky can be used in Giant Monster Battles

Cons
-Scary Dock does not earn a bonus% OR generate income
-WAY over priced for what it is/does

Final Thought
Premium
I know that there are a bunch of Premium players out there that love Characters…so no matter what I say you’re going to spend your donuts on this one..simply because it’s a character.
However, for the premium players out there that are more restrictive in what they buy..whether it’s a character or not..I’d pass on this one.  It’s WAY over priced for what it is/does.  And the added value for Monster Fights is unnecssary..as there are plenty of characters that can battle Monster already.

Freemium
Stay away.  Stay far, far away from this one.  It’s WAY over priced and adds zero value to Springfield.  Save the donuts for something else and skip Blinky…

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 as a premium player, I’m passing on this one. WAY overpriced for what it does.  And in the end, my donuts are more valuable to me than that. But whatever you decide just remember this will be leaving our games soon, so make your final decision before it leaves our games on November 1st..

And here’s a look at Blinky’s Tasks…

Blinky Monster’s Permanent Tasks

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Task Length Earns Location
Threaten Onlookers 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Go Swimming 4hrs $260, 70xp Scary Dock
Wait for Prey 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Watch Late Night Monster Movies 12hrs $600, 150xp Brown House
Browse the Frozen Fish Section 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Kwik-E-Mart

What are your thoughts on Blinky Monster and the Scary Dock?  Will you be picking it up or have you already?  Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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112 responses to “Gil’s New Deal and Should I Spend Donuts On Blinky Monster?

  1. This monster is a homage to the Universal horror classic the creature from the black lagoon, only that it is brown. I’m definitely going to get this one. Does anyone remember which episode he appears in?

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  2. I would love to get it, because its a cool decoration and Blinky is basically a Sea Devil! I’d love to feel like a Sea Devil is stalking my town, but there are many other things I want to spend donuts on that I won’t if I buy such a pricey ‘deal,’ so I’m having to sadly pass on this one.

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  3. Should I get the zombie sandwich
    It looks amazing but I’d love to here your opinion

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