Should I Spend Donuts on Hairy Shearers and Julio?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Apparently the recent Time Travel Event has caused EA to lose their calendars because a Pride Update has hit our games..a month late. Naturally with all event, mini or not, our stores are stacked with premium items tempting us to spend those sprinkles! 

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to grab everything in sight 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 Hairy Shearers and Julio to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this combo…

Character: Julio
Building/Decoration: Hairy Shearers
Donut Cost: 155 Donuts
Earns: $135, 15xp/4hrs
Consumerism +20
Other Info:
Can be placed on the grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|beach

Leaves stores July 18th

-Julio will use Hairy Shearers, and Hairy Shearers is animated when in use (door opens and broom sweeps hair out)
-Popularly requested character
-Helps earn more pride badges (Julio task)

-Very Pricey

Final Thought
I like this combo.  It’s on the pricey side, but we’ve seen way worse for way less.  If you have the donuts pick this one up.  Especially since he’s voiced.

Of all of the premium items for this mini event this is the one I’d pick up. Premium character with a building and he’s voiced.  Plus he helps with the event.  While the price is a bit on the steep side this one still gets my freemium stamp of approval.

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’ll be picking him up.   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…

Julio’s Permanent Tasks:


Task Length Earns Location
Provide a Hair Treatment 1hr $105, 26xp Hairy Shearers
Give a Great Massage 4hrs $260, 70xp Hairy Shearers
Snap Some Sexy Shots 8hrs $420, 105xp Outdoor/Visual
Go Out Dancing 12hrs $600, 150xp The League Of Extra Horny Gentlemen/One Night Stans/Ajax Steel Mill/Brown House
Go for a Run 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Outdoor/Visual

What are your thoughts on Julio and Hairy Shearers?  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!


78 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Hairy Shearers and Julio?

  1. Julio and Hairy Shearers

    We have a winner! This is exactly what every Character / Building Combo should offer (well it wouldn’t hurt if other Springfield Characters had permanent Tasks here!) 👍

    A Character that’s voiced, a Building that’s animated should be available during every Event (and they shouldn’t all be obtained via Donuts/Bonuts, EA!)


  2. Is roller skate smithers a full character or just a skin?


  3. Broke down. Now to convince myself I need the Smithers skin.


  4. He helps with an easy mini event and very pricey, but since he’s voiced and has 2 outdoor tasks then it’s a good buy for Freemium players??? He’s a minor character not worth the donuts unless you really like Julio or have a place for the building.

    I noticed under the Pros that this was a “popularly requested character” so I think it’s great he’s available for our Springfields. Just a bit over priced for a mini event.


  5. Tempted by roller-coaster Smithers



  6. D.W. McZombiepants

    Yup. No brainer! It was a must buy for me the second I saw it!


  7. I bought him cause I find him very funny, animations are very nicely stereotyped in a hilarious way, especially because he makes me think to my coiffure so for me he’s an instant buy.


  8. 300 slices of pizza for Calculon is ridiculous, but when I get him it’s going to be ……………..*dramatic pause*………………. amazing.


  9. It took me a hot minute to spend donuts for Julio. He’s been on my most wanted list for so long….he reminds me of a few very dear friends of mine. As does Grady. So, so happy to have them in my Springfield at last.


  10. I was coincidentally advertised on this article a gay cruise. Although I’m not the target demo, the boiz in the ad pic seem to be having a lot of fun. I kinda’ want to go now.

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  11. Saving my donuts for characters that reflect my values.👎


    • Princess Kashmir perhaps?

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      • lol, you’re the best Alissa !

        Liked by 1 person

      • Good one! I’d like to put Homer, Barney and Moe forward as role models 😉


      • Unless I misread this? You, as a Mod are chiding a player for not having the same values that you have? I am in Noway anti gay but as Lisa her self said in response to comment “We’re here. We’re queer get used to it”- Lisa” we know your hear, we are used to it and you’ve had 5 Parades this year!” Their is NOTHING wrong with him not wanting his Springfield to reflect him/herself s esthetic and own sexual preferences?


        • You’ve misread it.

          My point is, if you’re going to throw the “values” claim out there you shouldn’t be playing this game or watching the Simpsons at all. Sure they may do things you disagree with, they do A LOT I disagree with, but if it went against my values I wouldn’t be watching or playing.

          And my values aren’t in question. I’d never attack a reader here for not agreeing with me, or believing something entirely different than I do. My point with that simple statement was simply, if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones.

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  12. Bought him, I wonder if EA is going to have a Blonde Julio skin down the road, or a dance in (mr burns looking) bird mask task. (Like a discount for people who haven’t already gotten him 🙄) . So again, bought him without hesitation.

    (Funny if they included another inside joke task, of him watching “The Birdcage”)


  13. Josephine Kick@$$

    I picked them up right away 😊 I haven’t seen anything (or missed the post), but do the fire hydrants give a bonus percent? I know occasionally it isn’t mentioned in the store. I like them, but without a bonus I’m thinking pass 😐

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