Should I Buy Any of the Returning Cinco de Mayo Items?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nearly Cinco de Mayo!  A new holiday in TSTO means EA has a chance to drop a bunch of holiday-themed returning premium items to our stores.  Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us 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 any of the returning Cinco de Mayo items 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…

All items leave stores May 9th

Mexican Duffman is new, he’ll be covered in his own post a little later on.  

Item: Johnny Fiestas
Cost: $25,000
My Opinion On It Now: Nothing else matters.  It costs cash, not donuts, buy it.

Item: Zutroy
Cost: 115 Donuts
Previous Post: Details
What Does It Do: Full character for Springfield.  Was originally free. 
My Opinion On It Now:
 Not worth spending the donuts…pass.


Item: Senor Ding Dong and his Doorbell Fiesta
Cost: 140 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
Earns: $200, 20xp/12hrs AND 4% bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do: Full premium character for Springfield and a building that will be used and earns cash AND Bonus %. 
My Opinion On It Now:
 A little pricey, but with the incoming earning AND bonus % well worth spending the donuts.

Item: Mexican Flag
Cost: 5 donuts
What Does It Do: It’s a flag, do you really need me to tell you what it does?
My Opinion On It Now:
 If you like it, get it.  If not pass.

Item: Bumblebee Man
Cost: 60 donuts, 50 Donut Rebate, NET 10 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do: Full premium character for Springfield.  
My Opinion On It Now:
 Always a fun character, with the rebate it makes this a…you’re stupid if you don’t buy it offer.

Item: Bandit Fort
Cost: 200 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do: Comes with tasks and questline, permanent tasks for  Milhouse, Martin, Database and Skinner
My Opinion On It Now:
 Not worth spending the donuts…pass.

What are your thoughts on the returning items?  Will you be spending donuts to bring any of these throwbacks to your Springfield?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

82 responses to “Should I Buy Any of the Returning Cinco de Mayo Items?

  1. Bumblebee Man – c’mon, how could anyone not spend discounted Sprinkles with a rebate on this voiced Character? 🇲🇽🐝

    Perhaps next time I will get Senor Ding Dong / Doorbell Fiesta Character Building combo (not risking it until EA finally removes that glitch!) I have everything else, so that’s up to Noobs to decide what’s worth it (Happy Tapping) 👍

  2. Where do you find Johnny Fiestas? It’s not in the Cinco de Mayo or the Springfield Jobs stores.

  3. Badgerhoneyx

    I guess I’m the only one who loves the bandit fort. Love that animation. Yes it’s pricey but aesthetically I’d much rather have it in my Springfield than a whole bunch of other stuff. Passed on Mexican duffman and zutroy. Bought bumblebee man a few weeks ago at full price. 🙁

  4. So happy to get Senior Ding Dong. I couldnt get him last time because I spent all donuts clearing out the superheroes mystery boxes.

    Missed him and I think the Camp Counselor.

    Have them both now.

  5. Interesting both Kodos AND Kang are involved in the ‘send all ladies’ Ding Dong tasks…

  6. Zutroy!!! Bought him without even looking at the price 😀

  7. Disposable Name

    Oh, man, after waiting four years four a deal on Bumblebee Man, I was getting fed up. Tuesday night I opened up the store and had my finger hovering over the 60 donut button. I’m so glad I held off.

  8. Not sure why I skipped Senor Ding Dong when he was first available…but he is now in my town ringing the ladie’s chimes. Hilarious…except for the old, tired, jumper cable joke in his dialogue.

  9. Bee careful! I bought the Bumblebee man AND i did not get the 50 donuts back! I am talking to the EA-Service right now!

  10. I don’t know why I didn’t buy Señor Ding Dong when he first came out (must not have had the donuts?).. but I have him now! Also picked up Mexican Duffman. I forgot Bumblebee man was premium, it’s been so many years since I got him.

  11. omnipotentwiz

    I’m still upset no one has explained to me what the flag does

  12. Bumblebee Man was the quickest I have pulled the trigger on a purchase

  13. Bought Ding Dong. Didn’t have enough donuts for anything else, but I would love Mexican Duffman. Already had BBM.

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