Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Tentacle Tree, Ghost Pirate Airship or The Island of Dr. Hibbert?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time for a little Magical Halloween to invade Springfield!  With this all new magical event a few returning items magically returned to our stores…just asking us to drop our 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 Tentacle Tree, Ghost Pirate Airship or The Island of Dr. Hibbert to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

Leaves Stores October 18th

Item: Tentacle Tree
 18 Donuts, Rebate 8 Donuts, NET 10 Donuts
Earns: 1% bonus on all cash and XP
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do?: 
Animated when tapped. 
My Opinion On It Now: 
1% bonus for 10 donuts is a really good deal.  Grab one or two if you’re looking to increase your bonus %.

Leaves Stores October 20th

Item: Ghost Pirate Airship
250 Donuts
Earns: 5% bonus on all cash and XP and $135, 15xp/4hrs
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do?: 
Sea Captain has a task there (Swab the Deck), animated when in use. 
My Opinion On It Now:
 Pricey, but I like this more than a Whale.  If you’ve wanted it and have the donuts, buy it.  Otherwise, pass.  It’s not a must buy, by any means.

Leaves Stores October 22nd

Item: Island of Dr. Hibbert 
70 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
Earns: 2.5% bonus on all cash and XP
What Does It Do?: 
Fire on island flickers, other than that nothing. 
My Opinion On It Now:
 Meh.  I wasn’t a huge fan last year and I’m still not a fan this year. I’d pass.

What are your thoughts on the returning items? Which items do you have already?  Which items will you be picking up?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

37 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Tentacle Tree, Ghost Pirate Airship or The Island of Dr. Hibbert?

  1. Ghost pirate air ship appeared for me today for this year’s THOH event. 250 donuts with 75 rebate. Does it still come with blackbeard or no? I’d buy with blackbeard but hell no if it’s just the ship alone.

  2. Am I the only one who (having gotten a single tentacle tree way back in the day) isn’t being offered the opportunity to purchase more?

    I am being offered the island, but not tentacle trees. I actually rather like the trees (aside from the bonus percentage), which is why I originally bought one long ago when my donuts were far more scarce!

    Ah well, sometimes it pays to acquire early, sometimes not…

  3. talon8770 // rick m

    Alissa or Safi , what’s the trigger to get the sea capt. to start the ghost ship quest I’ve had it since the pirates but it never triggered. I’ve tried everything I can think of but there is something I’m missing. I also got a 30 donut mystery box this morning so I’m still happy today.

    • The Sea Captain should have automatically started. By “I’ve tried everything I can think of”, I assume you’ve tried storing the Pirate Airship in Inventory, you’ve tried storing the Sea Captain in Inventory, and you’ve tried storing both the Pirate Airship and the Sea Captain in Inventory simultaneously?

  4. The trees are nice, but I couldn’t get too many of them as they look pretty out of place with the normal (non-Halloween themed) part of my town. I got the ghost pirate airship back with the Blackbeard combo at 150 donuts, so I dodged a bullet here.

  5. Love the tentacle trea plus ten donuts for 1% is good so I bought several. I’m wondering, I’m not seeing the skin for the squeaky voice teen in the store. Did anyone else have this issue?

  6. I would normally say “meh” to any returning Premium that isn’t discounted …. but since the majority of the new Event Premiums are “meh” (well, I’ll be honest – this year’s Halloween Event has been “meh” to me) …. I say spend your sprinkles on whatever compliments your Springfield 👍

  7. Totally bought 15 trees. I have wanted a crack at these since they first came out.

  8. I bought a cheap tree and put it on springfield elementary school

  9. Does anyone think we will see a tie in for tree house of horror episode? Looking for ANY thing that’s actually halloween. Anything at all. If that makes any sense. Lol 😃

    • Buy some stuff from the Mystery Box. There’s some decent Halloween stuff in there. EA was really lazy with this event.

  10. I wasn’t much of a fan of the island until I notice it looks like a face with burning eyes. Probably why you can’t stick anything on it.

  11. I’ll probably buy a bunch of the tentacle trees for the bonus, however, they could look good around the power plant or in a Halloween area. I’m surprised that the island and the ghost ship don’t have a rebate on them yet considering that they appeared in the store a few times already.

  12. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    Yep, already got the EXPENSIVE ghost ship last time.. Is next to my pirate ship and British ship and ship wrecks. And next to Hibert’s Island. And other assorted nautical stuff.
    But the bestest is the Tentacle tree. And hi king of getting four total and adding them to my Spuckler farm. Already growing squares of pumpkins and lavender and other stuff. Why not a square of Tentacle Trees?

  13. I got the Ghost Pirate Airship during the Time Traveling Toaster event whenever it had a 75 donut rebate. Made for a much better deal. Picked up a few tentacle trees and might get a few more tomorrow.

  14. Got the ghost pirate airship as part of the pirate part of the toaster event, and have never had sea captain’s task activate. Is it still just me?

  15. Ghost pirate ship and an island??? ☠☠☠☠☠


  16. Gosh! After the rebate with Blackbeard (175D net) in June I thought the Airship would be cheaper in the future… OK, it’s a 4h-building (60-70D EA standard price), gives 5% bonus (5x20D=100D EA standard price) AND looks awesome (30-50D for that, what-the-heck-ever EA is charging for pure awesomeness).

    I’d instabuy for 150D.
    190-220D could be appropriate (at least by means of EA), more is definitely pricey IMHO.

    • 4kidsandacatdog

      I swear I paid half that for the ship (don’t remember when I bought it but I already had it when it was being offered during TTT). It amazes me how the prices on these things fluctuate.

  17. Very good. I propose we (and by that I mean Safi) come up with a Donuts per percentage chart. Like the tentacle tree is 10DPP (about as good as it gets) and the Ghost Pirate ship is 50DPP, which is about as bad as it gets. I mean even the whale is 43DPP.

    I think it gives a good idea of what you’re getting. And I know I’m the pain the butt that always says that 40 donuts for 2% is actually really good and not the norm by any means on these SIB posts.

    But it might be really helpful for hose wondering how to best use their sprinklies.

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