Bonjour Beautiful Business-minded Bargain Box Budget Buyers & Barterers,
(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “B”)
Many times we state we only put up Spoilers when we feel there is a specific need or good reasoning behind it. The main issue is EA can, has, and will change their minds on us and the information when it goes live may be different then initially “teased” to us. That being said, I also know MANY of you just want to get an idea of what Buildings, Characters, and Decorations may be coming up on Black Friday. Therefore, I think this is one of those times that we can put some Spoilers up. 🙂
I have compiled a list of those “teased” items, just beware these are indeed Spoilers and due to early release on the info… what you actually see in YOUR game may vary on item and timing. Always double check YOUR game to see what pops up in YOUR game and be sure to come back on Friday for the most accurate information on how these sales will play out for YOU. 🙂
ON WITH THE SALES!!!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
First up… the main idea of these sales…
- Unlike past years (where twelve old item returns for a discounted price, one at a time, every hour, twice a day, each day of the sale), this year’s sale will feature a variety of Mystery Boxes.
- The items in your Mystery Boxes are items you do NOT already have in your game OR they are items that you may be able to get more than one of.
- If you already have all the items from a Mystery Box in your game, and all of the items are unique, you will not see that Mystery Box. If you have ALL the items already, you may not even see a Mystery Box at all… or a very very limited few.
- As with any Mystery Box, it’s a mystery which of the items within you will receive. So if you want one particular item, it may take several cracks at that Mystery Box to get said item.
- This is a list of items in the Mystery Boxes based off of the information at the time of this post. EA can change that information at anytime before the Sales go live in your game.
BLACK FRIDAY SALE BOXES
As of right now, there will be 8 boxes available for purchase on Friday and Saturday. Here is a list of items contained within these 8 boxes listed alphabetically:
Box 1: 20 (23 items)
Abandoned Store, Banana Dictatorship, Blocko Store, Candy Kevin, Donut Truck, Dragon Bundle (Red Dragon, White Dragon and Yellow Dragon), Duff Racer, Fake Toll Booth, Guitar Central, Hot Springs, Imaginary Bear, Inflatable Gorilla and Baboons, IRS Drone, Macaroni’s Shed, Mr. Sparkle, Old West Sign, Piece-of-Crap Car, Pokey, Prospector, Quick & Fresh, Stunt Bike, T-Ball Stand, Water Show Fountain.
Box 2: 50 (15 items)
Baby Gerald, Duff Statue of Liberty, Fancy Farms, Father Sean, First Bank of Springfield, Havana Private Home, Helter Shelter, Hugs Bunny, Ice Cream Truck with Ice Cream Man Homer, Lobster Island, Maison Derriere with Belle, Mojo Helper Monkey, Power’s House with Laura Powers, Springfielde Glenne Condos, Wilted Rose.
Box 3: 50 (25 items)
Abercrombie and Rich, Bookacinos, Claus Co., Costington’s, Donut Store, Gas and Grub, Guinea Pig Rescue Center, Hammock District, It’s a Wonderful Knife with Gino Terwilliger, Know What It Seams, Lotto ‘N’ Liquor with Dewey Largo, Mapple Store, Nick’s Bowling Shop Bundle (Nick’s Bowling Shop and The Other Nick’s Bowling Shop), Ordnance Express, Sequel Stop, Sportacus, Sprawl Mart, Springfield Farmers Market, Springfield Pet Shop, Springfield Mall, Stoner’s Pot Palace, Things Unnecessary, Tomorrow’s Costington’s, Try-N-Save, You Only Own Twice.
Box 4: 60 (16 items)
Chinese Junk, Easter Island God, Ferris Wheel, Five Corners, Gone Fission, Little Lady Justice, Old Mine, Radstation Air Fortress, Rolling Rock, Satan’s Anvil, Satellite Station, Simpson’s House Boat, Stonecutter Table, The Mayflower, Training Plane, Yellow Submersible.
Box 5: 70 (17 items)
Bastille, Beach House, Blarney Castle, Column Mansion, Crouching Panda Hidden Egg Roll, Duff Center Arena, Incubator Think Tank, King Homer’s Skyscraper, La Belle Frottage, Little Lisa’s Recycling Plant, Moe’s House, Rio Days-Inn-Ero, Rocket to Your Doom, Royal Tokyo, Simpson’s Laser Tag, Springfield Greenhouse, Wholesome and Son’s Publishing.
Box 6: 80 (15 items)
Bear Cave, Carl’s Dad Caverns, Golf Course, Half-Pipe, Kamp Krusty with Kamp Bart, Kwik-E-Mart Central Office, Mount Carlmore, Murderhorn, Springfield Falls, Springfield Gorge, Springfield Hunting Supplies with Grant Connor, Springfield Sign, Sugarloaf Mountain, Tailgate, The Scoutmaster.
Box 7: 80 (19 items)
Brandine, ESBN Sports Desk with Anger Watkins, Ginger Flanders and Amber Simpson, Italian Villa with Francesca Terwilligers, Jimbo, Krustylu Studios with Sideshow Mel, Ling Bouvier, Lucius Sweet, Motherloving Sugar Co. with Diabetty, Powell Motors with Herb Powell, Rocket Car with Lampwick, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers with Lucille Botzcowski, Shary Bobbins, Shauna, Sleep-Eazy Motel with Miss Springfield, Sophie Krustofsky, Springfield Coliseum with Drederick Tatum, The Wiccans, Unfinished Shed with Chester Dupree.
Box 8: 1 token (11 items)
Bandit Fort, Donut Boat, Health Spa, Himeji Castle, Mansion of Solid Gold, Mars Colony, Nerd Bundle (Doug, Benjamin and Gary), Polo Field House, Radish Station, Shadow Knight’s Throne with Shadow Knight, Shapes Gym with Muscular Marge.
On Friday, I will have a series of 8 posts highlighting all the items within each of the eight Mystery Box. You will have all day Friday and all day Saturday to purchase these Mystery Boxes, so don’t panic if over 16 hours have elapsed and you haven’t seen a post on the Mystery Box you are eager to learn about.
If you have none of the above items, it will cost you 7,330 to unlock all the items in Boxes 1 to 7.
Box 8 requires 1 token each time you want to open it. While you will earn one free token on Black Friday, in order to obtain additional tokens, you will have to spend your real-life money to purchase a dozen donuts, a stack of donuts, a truckload of donuts, or a store full of donuts.
In addition to these 8 Mystery Boxes, there will also be a ninth Mystery Box on Sunday released for Cyber Monday.
Again, this Post is all speculation at this time. I wouldn’t be surprised if they extended the first eight Mystery Boxes to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and pushed the Cyber Monday Mystery Box to Monday. They may also add or remove items between now and then. But again, time will tell.
There you have it. Some returning and most sought after items brought back into our games for some great sales and bargains.
Any favorites you have been wanting show up in a Mystery Box? Any Mystery Box really tickle your fancy? Any Mystery Box you just suggest everyone pass on? Which boxes are the best offers in your opinion? Other offers you wish you had seen? Let us know. You know we love hearing from you.
I got the Reddish Station and completed the quest. It tantalizing shows me the Sideshow Bob Mais Clones icon, but at the end……… (wait for it)………. no possibility to get them. This gets me p****d!.
I wanted the duff racer for 20 Donuts from the bronze box. I noticed it change positions each time I click on the box I positioned it underneath the donut button and clicked and whoa-la I got the duff racer for 20 Donuts at 2.25% bonus.
This week is looking up! Got the nerds from the freebie token box (only thing I wanted in it), and tossed 160 donuts to the character box and nabbed Sideshow Mel and Tatum!
Sweet. Nicely done!
Dewey Largo only cost me 550 donuts!
He was the only thing I wanted and there were 11 items in the mystery box. Of course he was the last thing to go! Oh well. I got lots of stuff I didn’t need, but several things I had wanted but didn’t really want to spend donuts on initially.
I got Costington’s with Mr Costington for 50 donuts. I’ve been wanting Costington’s and didn’t realize he came with it. I’m happy. 😊
Got Springfield Gorge for 90 donuts! It was on my wish list for a long time, but 250 donuts was always out of my reach.
Sweet. Thats a nice grab. Number one on my wish list was Herb Powell, and he was the first character I grabbed from the Character box. Grabbed all of the characters eventually.
Box 7 seems to have the BEST odds for this Tapper (Characters with Buildings), although I’d ❤️ Father Sean for 50 sprinkles (not worth the gamble, though) ….
Back to Kem Farming ’til Sunday (this is better than unleashing new Deals every hour for 3 days) 👍
So here are my stats
Gold box – got shadow knight with the free try, won’t do any other
Silver box – 11 items on offer, I would like Maison Derriere, but don’t really like the chances…
Bronze box – 22 items on offer, no playable character, pass
Building box – 14 items on offer, pass
Character box – 5 items on offer, will get them all
Decoration box – 15 items on offer, pass
Great Outdoors Box – 10 items on offer, one with character, but with those chances, pass
Retail Box – 14 items on offer, pass
So overall, I will get more things than usual during black friday, but I’d rather have the option to choose what I get… At least most characters are in one box…
I have the exact same situation as Angela. It’s even happening in Krustyland.
I imagine EA will fix it when they can. Meanwhile, I’ve imposed a period of silent meditation on my Springfield.
I am doing the same. I figured when the next update comes around, it will end. Good to know it is not only my game, thanks Don!
So, I have none of the Mystery Boxes available, which is not really surprising since I have almost all items (and several of some). However, since I opened the game this morning (and then closed it and opened it, and then repeat 2x), I have that sound when you get donuts or complete a task running constantly. Anyone have this problem?
Donut Boat !!! 👍
What did people get for their free token? I got the Radish Station😂
I got Himeji Castle.
So did I and ad LOVE to eat radishes.
But where are the Sideshow Bow corn clones?
2 Health Spas, Shapes, and Castle
2 Health spas? How did that work?
I got the Radish Station too.
I wonder if we get the opportunity to buy the Sideshow Bob Mais Clones. I always tap at least on off them while visiting one of my neighborenos who has them all. The tapping still makes me giggle 🤭
I’m pretty new to tsto so I was not familiar with the Station. From the dialog in the quest line I picked up that had been part of an earlier event. I haven’t finished those quests yet so we’ll see what it does after.
I got Shapes gym with Muscle Marge
I got the Bandits Hideaway
Got them all, thanks 🙏 to you.
I got Radish Station too.
Shadow Knight’s throne and skin.
I got the donut boat. I didn’t really want it but I do love all the donuts falling from the sky whenever I tap the boat! I just wish I could harness some of them!
It’s only Thursday and these just became available. Now I’m looking forward to your follow up post.
Woke up and , Threw the dice, several times.
Spent ~500 donuts
Got 2 characters I’ve been awaiting
Got 3 more that are useful
Got 1 NPC
Got 5 buildings/ income generators
Increased my multiplier by close to 25%
I think that I am finished.
Bring on Christmas!!!
In the morning, I’ll take better stock of what I bought. Off hand the:
stupid toll booth, T-ball and HUGE fountain are the three things I really don’t want.
And we received another Cornucopia table
I’ve put the toll both at the entrance of the tunnel to Springfield Heights with a cannon at each side. It keeps the riff-raff out of SH.
I like the toll booth….how else would you collect tolls for going through the tunnel to Springfield Heights? 😀
I have two Sideshow Mell cannons next to the Toll Both to enforce the collection.
Black Friday is Live!!! 3d 22h 43m left.
If you already have a non unique item it will not be in the box. Only one per customer. So you won’t get ten t-ball stands.
Happy Thanksgiving to all !
Also received 10 donuts and cornucopia (.5%)
I don’t think it’s as bad as everyone thinks it is. Each time you click on a prize box the order changes. The item on the far left is the prize you are going to be rewarded with. I tried this theory in three different boxes and the theory held true. So click on the box and exit and click back in until the item you want Ian on the far left hand side.
The ‘left’ theory doesn’t appear to work for me
Did try the right theory? 😂
Sorry – that was just a coincidence for you. It’s been proven time and time again (including by me with all of the various stuff I’ve gotten so far today) that that’s not a reliable method.
But I’m happy that you were able to get items that you wanted from the boxes! 😀
Utter garbage. One would think they would hold off on the gambling with the backlash from battlefront 2. Guess not. I am not spending my pink things on stuff I don’t want. And I was looking forward to seeing what might go on sale with black friday. I’m very disappointed.
If this is the future of this game. It may be time to stop playing.
Just curious, what where you expecting / hoping for on a Black Friday sale?
I was hoping they would do like they have done at various times before.
Offer items from set times of the day but with a rebate. Then it would be up to me to purchase what I wanted when it was offered. I have gotten up in the middle of the night to purchase an item that I wanted and I was fine with that. Its my choice. I could buy just the items I’m interested in and not waste money on things I don’t care about.
But now its a gamble. Will I get one of the items I’m interested in the box or will I get one of the others that I would never have bought even at a discount.
I have bought boxes before. But only when it contains ONLY items that I’d be happy with. These boxes all contain stuff I’d never buy as well as stuff I’d like. Some of the items would be good. But If I don’t get what I want first try then I’ve spent donuts on things I don’t want and that is not a good deal.
I highly doubt I will spend anything this time around at all.
“Sale” is something else in my opinion.. i dont wanna spend donuts for things i dont want! this is just gambling..
I, too, am not a fan of these mystery boxes. Clearly this is a better way for EA to get money from people as they will have to spend more to get what they truly want.
I, too, save my donuts most of the year for the Black Friday/cyber Monday events (unless there is something really good mid-year I can’t resist or have been waiting for), so this is disappointing.
I cannot lie- the last couple events have bored me to death. I have been playing since Wacking Day (seems like forever ago) and the last year has become such a grind and events are no fun anymore. I keep grinding away as I still try to get everything, but I have to say I prob will not get all the Thanksgiving items because I have barely played this last week. In all these years – I have been addicted and obsessed with the game – but I have finally lost interest and don’t even feel like tapping. EA has made it more of a chore to play, totally boring and and no fun.
Now with these mystery boxes – I am about ready to bail. If they do not have one heck of a Christmas event (always my favorite), I will truly find a new obsession. ☹️
Thank you so much for this post! This is my first Black Friday and I was a bit anxious to see what would be the deals. I have few things from the boxes, I’d give a shot on box 8, because it’s full of caracters and I almost never buy stand alone buildings, but I ended buying Jacqueline Bouvier, because I’ve decided buy female caracters with rebate (I bought Laura Powers and Lurleen Lumpkin when they appeared on my Vault), my Springfield is already full of dudes. But I guess I’ll buy box 1, it has nice things.
You asked! Biting off of ntuins format:
Box 1 Iffy Pop Box 20 Sprinkles ea.
Out of 23 items, I already own 9 unique. I only researched what pertained to me: Inflatable Gorilla, stunt bike, Q&F I own but aren’t unique (IOBAU)
Presumed odds 1:14
+ = Whoo Hooo!
0 = I’m not mad. Neutral.
– = D’oh!
+ = Dragon Bundle, Water Show Fountain, Macaroni’s shed and Pokey. 4:14
0 = Donut truck, Duff Racer, Guitar Central, Q & F and stunt bike (IOBAU), Prospector. 6:14
– = Kandy Kevin, IRS drone, T Ball Stand, Inflatable Gorilla 4EA.
Box 2 ‘I resident-ya’ Box 50 Sprinkles EA. I own 8/15, All apparently unique
+ Havana Private Home, Glenne Condo
0 Fancy Farms, MOJO helper monkey,
– Hugs Bunny, Lobster Island, Duff liberty statue.
Box 3 E. A. I. O. U [PWNED] 50 ⊙ 10/25 premium items owned.
+ Guinea Pig Rescue Center 1:15
0 Hammock district, Know What it Seams, Nick’s bowling shop bundle, Stoners Pot Palace, You only own Twice
– Claus Co., Costingtons now and new costington’s, donut store, SPARTACUS, , Sprawlmart, Springfield Mall ,
And the farmers market.
BOX 5, What I aint’z gots aint’z worth the shots.
I’m not a fan of mystery boxes (which some may have noticed). I used real world money to buy donuts at St Patrick’s Day because I was determined to get some of the Irish items in the boxes. In my quest to Irish up my Springfield (as opposed to heroin-ing up my oj, thanks Lumpkin) I ended up with the Duff party boat and Duff arena. I didn’t want either so am filled with mild rage at spending real money on them. So, I don’t want to encourage EA in this silliness and won’t be purchasing boxes.
If I had to though, I think I’d be sniffing around box 6 because I could do with some more outdoor activities or box 2 for some more buildings… but NO!
Using Safi’s data, I created a little spreadsheet to track what I have and estimate donuts needed. So I thought I would share my work. You can make a copy of the spreadsheet for you to use.
Had a slight error in one box donuts count. Updated version.
Going to empty box 7
I’ll be spending a lot of donuts in that box, too. Also Box 2 and Box 6 until I get Father Sean and Grant Connor.
Father Sean, the main prize from the Easter 2014 Wheel of Fortune, later dubbed wHELL of Misfortune 😟
wow, EA lootboxes in the simpsons.
Box 7 seems like it has the best odds of getting value for donuts
I am SO excited by this I’m going to POP! 😁
So will I 😂
I’m also interested to see pricing on Token/donut bundles…
Hopes & drEAms:
#1 NPCs+good luck from EA
Candy Kevin -eh
Imaginary Bear -eh
Water Show Fountain -omg, saw this during friend visits; GIVE me
#2 eh box
Fancy Farms -eh
Lobster Island -eh
Mojo Helper Monkey -eh
#3 50/50 box
Bookacinos -GIVE me
Springfield Farmers Market – no, have 2 already
#4 eh pt2 box
Easter Island God -eh, maybe
Five Corners -eh, maybe
#5 wtf box
Column Mansion -what is this?
Simpson’s Laser Tag -what is this?
#6 def sure? box
Kwik-E-Mart Central Office -eh sure?
#7 ah geez?! really? box
Ginger Flanders and Amber Simpson -wha?
Motherloving Sugar Co. with Diabetty -eh
Shary Bobbins -eh
#8 Take my bitcoin box
Health Spa -eh
Mars Colony -eh, maybe
Radish Station -eh, maybe
Shapes Gym with Muscular Marge -wtf is this?
I have a lot of these, but I might take advantage from some.
Sorry for my continued negativity, after the horrible Harry Potter event, getting a “sale” for these “wonderful” mystery boxes is yet another strike against TSTO for me. Guess I and the game, we are growing apart.