Should I Spend Donuts On Botanical Gardens, The Island of Dr. Hibbert or the Abandoned Store?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The spies are invading Springfield!  Yes, the Secret Agent update has hit our games.  We’ve got hacking, drones, dossiers and a shrinking donut bank account because there are LOADS of returning items in our stores just tempting us with those sprinkles!

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 the Botanical Gardens, The Island of Dr. Hibbert or the Abandoned Store 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…


Building: Botanical Gardens
Donut Cost:
25 Donuts
Earns: $$150, 13xp/8hrs 
Previous Post: 
Botanical Garden
My Opinion On it Now: Meh.  I crafted this during the original Superheroes, it’s still sitting in my inventory.  Underwhelming.  Even at 25 donuts I’d pass.
Leaves Stores April 21st

Decoration: Island of Dr. Hibbert
Donut Cost:
70 Donuts
Bonus: 2.5% bonus on all Cash and XP
Previous Post: 
Should I Buy
My Opinion On it Now:
Remains unchanged from the fall.  It’s MASSIVE and pretty lackluster.  So unless you have fond memories of it, I’d pass.
Leaves Stores April 23rd

Building: Abandoned Store
Donut Cost:
30 Donuts
Earns: $500,45xp Every 24hrs
Previous Post: 
Should I Buy
My Opinion On it Now:
Remains unchanged from the previous post.  It’s going to be what’s in the title…and Abandoned building.  So if you like it and want it grab it, otherwise pass.  No benefit for Springfield other than apperance.
Leaves Stores April 25th

And that’s it my friends, the quick Should I Buy recaps for latest returning items..

What are your thoughts on the Botanical Gardens, The Island of Dr. Hibbert or the Abandoned Store?  Will you be adding them to you Springfield?  Do you already own them? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

39 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Botanical Gardens, The Island of Dr. Hibbert or the Abandoned Store?

  1. I love the botanical garden! I got it during a previous event, and I’ve used it as a focal point for a park area. It makes the sound of a wood thrush when tapped! This was genius on the part of the designers as this bird has been hailed as one of Americas most beautifully voiced songbirds. They are shy birds who prefer deep pine forests and they are sadly declining in numbers due to habitat loss and nest predation. Great to raise awareness to listen for this pretty voice when you are in the woods!

  2. I love my botanical gardens.

    I’ve had an animation glitch that shows pretty blue birds. Wish someone had a task there.

  3. Is there going to be a Should I buy on the “Spring Relaxation Bundle”?

  4. Botanical Gardens, The Island of Dr. Hibbert, the Abandoned Store – you don’t waste donuts on these past Freemiums / Craftables …. save those donuts for something better! 😉

  5. I already had the gardens and the abandoned store. I quite like them both. Not interested in the island.

  6. I hate how slow it is to get schematics.

  7. The abandoned building and the blocko store say “look out for vandals”. Are they buildings that can be vandalized when a neighbor visits?

  8. For some weird reason I like the abandoned building. It’s an ironic building. It’s worth it for only 30 doughnuts.

  9. New item in the store today…a new restaurant for the dining district…

  10. Ugh. The island. One of my biggest regrets. I jumped on it before the SIB when it originally was released, assuming that Dr. Hibbert would have a task there. That was the last impulse buy for me…I always refer to the SIBs now 🙂

    The only reason it’s out is that it earns a bonus. If it didn’t, it would get stored so it wouldn’t constantly remind me of the donuts wasted. I wonder why EA didn’t give a rebate on it.

  11. Thanks!!!! Gonna buy botanical garden if I don’t buy the blocko Store

    • I like the botanical gardens, but the Blocko store is a better buy, since it gives Chalmers a 2-hour premium task there.

  12. Wow! A sale on that I didn’t know about as I’ve already got everything…that’s a first for me 🙂

    Ps…I love the Island. Yes it just sits there but when it snows it looks amazing ☆

  13. Sorry, NO Homers!

  14. I won the botanical gardens and I like it! I’d probably buy it for 25 donuts if I didn’t have it already. Makes a nice sound when you tap it, too! 🙂

  15. Old items should always be rebate. 30 doughnuts isn’t bad for a building. I rather characters/building combos myself.

  16. I put the botanical gardens in the middle of my monsaro campus; it fits nicely.

  17. …but these items are all so “spy” themed. Or something.

  18. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    Reading this sort of post, realizing that I haven’t been offered an item that yo have detailed…
    MUST mean I have it – somewhere.

    • Hard to lose Dr Hibbert’s Island…if you see anything extremely massive, green, shaped like a 💀 and on fire…that’s it 🔥🏝🔥😀.

  19. Lenroy Changkins

    Thanks for this and other quick should-i-buy redux/rebate items posts, Alissa. I find that I often try to do the same analyses myself but that can often get a bit tedious so thanks for the posts! Now I’ll pass on the island of Dr. H.

  20. NPCS SHOULD earn Bonus percent! That whould be AMAZING

  21. Can anyone tell me if the Abandoned Store can be placed on the boardwalk?

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