Should I Spend Donuts on Pharaoh Throne & Pharaoh Skinner?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time to grab toast as we travel back…wayyyy back…in time with Homer in the all new TTT (Time Travel Toaster) event!  We’ve flashed forward from the land of Dinos to the era of pyramids, Pharaohs and Sphinxes…and of course we’ve got loads of Egyptian Era items in our Springfield just temping 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 Pharaoh Throne & Pharaoh Skinner to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this dictator to your town…

Costume: Pharaoh Skinner
Building/Decoration:Pharaoh Throne
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: 2.25% bonus on all cash and XP, also 1,395  when placed
Size:
3×3
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
Other Info:
This is a SKIN for Skinner, not a new character.
Throne can be placed on the grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|beach.
You’ll earn the  when you place the throne.

Leaves stores June 23rd

Pros
-4hr task to earn shovels, earns 4 shovels…the most you can earn (only Cavegirl Booberella earns as much)
-Earns Tacyons when placed (for leveling up Panini Press)
-Funny visual tasks

Cons
-150 donuts is WAY over priced for a skin and decoration (that only offers a 2.25% bonus)

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
I know some premium players will be outraged when I say this, but DO NOT BUY THIS.  Pass.  Premium or freemium.  The price is nuts for a skin and decoration that only offers a 2.25% bonus.  Way over priced.  Pass.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and as I premium player I can tell you I’m passing.  I’ll spend donuts on some crazy stuff, but I draw the line at 150 donuts for a costume..not even a canon custom at that.   But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before he leaves our games for good (or for now).

Here’s a look at his tasks…

Pharaoh Skinner’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Promote Mummification 1hr $105, 26xp Springfield General
Do the Scarab 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Teach Hieroglyphs 8hrs $420, 105xp Tuts ‘n’ Tots Elementary
Rule with an Iron Ankh 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Start a Pyramid Scheme 24hrs $1,000,225xp Egyptian Pyramid

What are your thoughts on Pharaoh Throne & Pharaoh Skinner?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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58 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Pharaoh Throne & Pharaoh Skinner?

  1. I got the same message when I tried to purchase donuts contacted EA they told me to uninstall then reinstall the app didn’t help actually did that twice and it took forever for my town to download again so what I did was visited a neighbor and came back and was able to purchase a dozen which was what I needed for Pharaoh Skinner can also try going to krusty land and back to see if you get lucky

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  2. Josephine Kick@$$

    I bought… yes, nuts, but I can’t wait to walk like an Egyptian 😂 I liked the extra shovels because I want more of the crafting currency … how many for 1 camel??? 10,000 you say??? EA was the one who was nuts on that amt 😲

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  3. I’m also having the same problem with buying donuts too. When I click to buy them, it says, “There are no purchases to be restored.” What does that even mean because I’m so confused as what they mean by that.

    Buying the donuts has been working for me over the last couple of weeks until last weekend. Has this happened to anybody else before or how to fix the problem? I wanted to buy Gravedigger Billy & the Cemetery Plot, as well as the Pharaoh Throne.

    If anybody has any suggestions tips or advice on what to do, then pleaseclet me know!!!!! I would really & truly appreciate any kind of help!!!!!! 🙂

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  4. kris Steedman

    Worth it for the dance alone.
    Steve Martin forever!

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  5. Pharaoh Throne & Pharaoh Skinner

    Well, we already have a Future​ Secret Agent Skinner Character (my guess as to why Pharaoh Skinner is not a separate Character) …. 150 Donuts / Bonuts is too steep a price when a Premium Skin isn’t earning Shovels at Premium Rate (EA is going to learn what price works when this ends up in the Store again at discount!) … a shame as I would’ve made a purchase for 70 Donuts / Bonuts!🤔

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  6. Was unhappy with yet another elementary school in our games…Dr Tyler commented that it is not identified as such, so the building could be adapted to any use. Brilliant! 🤓
    I ended up using it as a gate/entrance to my walled oasis area and it fits perfectly…thanks for the tip (love my neighbors!)😍.

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  7. Bought it because of the xp boost and 12hr visual task, although the xp is not that high, at this point I like having different items that boost xp even if they don’t truly justify the donuts spend…

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  8. Keith1Roon991

    Would have liked the chair but not at the price, dam looks good, couldn’t get water to connect ?

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    • it is easer if you place the water tile first, then place the dam so that the rivers align. If you are trying to connect to an existing river, you will have to center the dam exactly and it cannot overlap the river…it should just meet it.

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  9. I’m a bit annoyed that EA is making us buy new skins for already premium characters just to earn event currency, I don’t mind so much with Skinner since there’s a chance new players might not already have a Premium skin, but if they’re going to charge that much for it… I wish it was a better item to go with it.

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  10. I would get the skin if he has a task that does what he does on the splash screen… Alas, he doesn’t so it’s a pass…

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  11. I confess I *would* have bought him, but I can’t buy anything anymore, for some reason. Evey time I ty to buy new donuts, it says “thre is no purchase to be restored.” What gives? 😦 I’d like to benefit from the Medieval Mystery Box while it’s there!

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  12. Bring out the cruel whip!

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  13. I was second guessing my decision not to buy (I blame MAB), but this post gave me the courage to stay strong. 😉 Thanks, Alissa!

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  14. I bought him and love him😍…the only premium skin for Skinner used to be Stonecutters, and there were no 4hr or 12 hr visual tasks (the two I use most everyday). Now I will have him “Act like an Egyptian” every night 👍😁.

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    • Alex - aabcampos2

      Stonecutters Skinner is not premium. Only his tasks placed at premium building pays premium. His 4hrs task is not premium.

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      • Skinner’s stone cutter’s outfit is premium. All the stone cutters are now premium since they came back into the store maybe about a year ago. I always have Skinner in his stone cutters skin because it is premium.

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  15. Like Caveman Moe, I am bewildered why Pharaoh Skinner is not a new character, but a new skin (pun intended). Pity about the donut price. His tasks look hilarious!

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  16. I bought it the first day. Thinking about buying the whale in my vault this week. I’ll put money in a 401K next year.

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  17. If you’re looking for 2.25% bonus on cash and XP I’m sure there’s cheaper options to buy. When I first saw this it was an instant pass. 150 doughnuts is ridiculous for any charaters skin. EA should have offered a pyramid with this offer.

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  18. Does anyone have the Springfield Dam? I just got it from the road to riches challenge and I can’t seem to place it anywhere. If you do have it, where did you place it? Thanks!

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  19. If this came with a building instead of a tiny chair, it still wouldn’t be worth 150.

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