Should I Spend Donuts On Returning Patches & Poor Violet, Ling, Gino or the Santa Bundle?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s snowing in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns are blanketed with snow and there are LOADS of items from Winters past to spend those sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Patches & Poor Violet, Ling, Gino or the Santa Bundle to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Leaves Stores When the Event Ends…

Character: Patches and Poor Violet (2 characters, act as 1.  Like Sherri and Terri)
Cost: 100 donuts
Previous Post: Patches and Poor Violet (Prize last year)
My Opinion On It Now: 100 donuts is a hefty price for a stand alone character, even if it is a two for 1 kind of deal.  They do pay out at a better than premium rate (1,020 for 24hr task..vs 1,000 for regular premium), but it’s still a hefty price.  The fact that they help with the event is a nice bonus..but I’d hold off on spending the donuts for these two just yet.  They’ll be around for the whole event, and not necessary to complete it.  So see if anything else strikes your fancy before picking these two up…


Leaves Stores When the Event Ends…

Character: Ling Bouvier
Donut Cost: 110 Donuts.
Should I Buy Posts: Ling Bouvier 
My Opinion On them Now:  Another hefty price tag for a stand alone character. While she helps with the event, it comes at a steep price.  My opinion on Ling remains the same as it did last year…if you like her and REALLY want her, grab her.  Otherwise pass and save those donuts…

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Leaves Stores When the Event Ends…

Character/Building Combo: Gino Underdunk Terwillger and It’s a Wonderful Knife
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts. (I think, can’t verify this..)
Should I Buy Posts: Gino
My Opinion On them Now:  For a kid that was introduced in our games about a year and a half ago he sure makes a lot of recurring appearances in our stores. I feel like I’ve written about Gino a lot in recent months…honestly my opinion remains unchanged on him.  If you like him grab him, otherwise pass.  I’d tell you he’s limited time so make your decision carefully..but he always seems to reappear in our game.  So if you pass it’s likely you’ll be able to get him again in a month..


Leaves Stores December 14th

Character/Building Combo: Santa Bundle, Includes Santa Homer Skin, Santa Flanders Skin and Santa Village.
Donut Cost: 80 Donuts (Available individually as well..)
Should I Buy Posts: Santa Homer; Santa Flanders
My Opinion On them Now:  Buy it.  I know it’s only skins for two characters we use frequently, but if you’ve been missing the Christmassy aspect to this event Buy This.  Two of my favorite skins for each..and Santa Homer can fly a sleigh across your Springfield.  The price is a steal (considering it’s been offered for 200 donuts in the pass.  Don’t let this offer pass you by…grab it if you can.

And there you have it my friends, the breakdown on the returning premium items to hit our stores.

What are your thoughts on the Kids and the Santa Bundle?  Do you own any of them already?  Will you be purchasing them this year?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

143 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Returning Patches & Poor Violet, Ling, Gino or the Santa Bundle?

  1. I got to say that Santa Bundle is a bargain …. You don’t earn event currency with anything, but you do earn great skins for Homer Simpson & Ned Flanders (lol worthy tasks, great Building / Décor combo) 🙂

  2. I already have santana Flanders, but I’m being offered homer and the village for 80 donuts. It also has a 40 donut rebate. Is that right?

  3. I got Patches and Poor Violet. Too cute to pass, goes well with Sheri/Terri. Didn’t realize it was a prize last year, but I’m still happy with them. (But what was I doing to have missed them originally?)

    Was going to pass on the Santa suits, but now, I’ll save my bonuts for it unless something really special comes out.
    Monorail jobs have already taken a big hit with this event, hope I can keep it up for the next two acts.

    • Heather Hardcore

      they are adorable- they were the last prize on the Christmas track last year. was super stoked to get them.

    But WHY is Santa Homer not premium? Seriously!

  5. Just bought the Santa bundle; what character set does Santa Homer and Santa Flanders belong in? I can’t seem to find them. Also, I found Flanders’ skin in the inventory and started his tasks, but don’t see Santa Homer’s skin.

  6. My friend says the 40 donut rebate in Santa’s Village is not active and I just got mine less than 8 hours ago. Is there a rebate or not on Santa’s Village? Thank you

  7. I already have the Flanders skin so it’s 80 with a rebate of 40! Pretty sure that’s worth it, if only for the Santa Homer flying task.

  8. Does the santa village animate and/or are tasks done there? I apologize if this was already answered but I was unable to find the info. Does it have lights at all? Thanks 🙂

  9. The Singing Stones that just went on sale play notes when you tap them. 🙂

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