Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Ghost Pirate Airship, Ghost Zapper or Tentacle Tree?

Sorry guys this should have gone live a few hours ago!  My brain apparently needs 3 cups of coffee to function instead of the usual 2…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?  Of course loads of returning content! 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 the Returning Ghost Pirate Airship, Ghost Zapper, or Tentacle Tree 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 21st

Item: Ghost Pirate Airship
Cost: 250 Donuts, Rebate 75 Donuts, NET 175 Donuts
Earns: 5% on all cash and xp AND $135, 15xp/ 4hrs
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do:
 Animated ship (floats) and Sea Captain has a task there
My Opinion On It Now:
 Eh, pricey (Even with the rebate).  It’s a toss-up depending on what you want to spend for a 5% bonus…

Leaves stores October 24th

Item: Ghost Zapper
Cost: 60 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
Earns: 2.25% Bonus on all cash and XP
What Does It Do: Animated when tapped
My Opinion On It Now:
Pass. It’s pretty lame.

Leaves stores October 26th

Item: Tentacle Tree
Cost: 18 Donuts, Rebate 8 Donuts, NET 10 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
Earns:1% Bonus on all cash and XP
What Does It Do: Animated when tapped
My Opinion On It Now:
10 donuts, 1% bonus?  No brainer, buy it…

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!

26 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Ghost Pirate Airship, Ghost Zapper or Tentacle Tree?

  1. 7 minutes left on trees, 17 donuts in the bank (ugh!) 448 kems with thirty minutes left before i can collect, 651% bonus, should be able to buy three more trees if the tree would just go into the holding pattern of “leaving in soon!” but did it do that? nOOoo!stupid mystery jack o lantern has to force its way in and update the store

  2. I might just legit empty my donuts in that tree, I’ve got 500 and I’m ramping up kem production hard

  3. The seedlings have sprouted. Their minions will consume Springfield.

    I built a small Mirkwood forest last year. May add to that and spread it all across Springfield. Put the Webs right in middle. That’d be cool. Where’s my Hobbit map?

  4. So unrelated to this SIB, but do you have any idea if they’re going to release a new flooring to match the crossroad prize? The ‘dirt’ one from Cowboy event isn’t the same brown so it looks weird.

  5. Ghost Pirate Airship? Ghost Zapper? Tentacle Tree?

    Tentacle Tree it is (10 sprinkles for extra Bonus % is definitely a no brainer!) 😀👍

  6. While a tree is a gorgeous deal, I have a bunch from last year.
    If I remember correctly, the mystery box gives 1% per 7-8 donuts. And you get more donuts sometimes, and, you know, it’s a MYSTERY box! I just love those, too bad I rarely indulge…
    in general, I saw Alissa posting about another mystery box (Halloween themed) coming…. so I am saving my donuts for that. Trees are just too boring 🌲🙄

  7. I need the ship to finish the pirate task that’s. Been left for ever but 175 price is too rich for me

  8. Two zappers and the collider help turn the Nuclear Plant into a complex…complete with ooze leak…

  9. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Last November Alissa stated, in regards to the Ghost Zapper
    “Four years ago I wasn’t a fan. My opinion hasn’t changed. Meh”
    I’m surprised Mama A didn’t do a simple cut and paste,
    “Five years ago I wasn’t a fan. My opinion hasn’t changed. Meh”

    The Bible, the I Ching, the Dictionary and previous TSTO Addicts SIB……
    The answers to all your questions can be found therein.

  10. Let’s see, spend 250 donuts on the ghost ship and receive a 5% bonus, or spend 250 donuts on tentacle trees and receive a 25% bonus. Or just spend 100 donuts on trees and get double the bonus (10%) you would get on the ship.

    Hmmmmm……. no brainer indeed.

  11. I am actually surprised the zapper isn’t unique. Passed on the boat since I saw there was a few times it was offered with black beard. still debating on more tree’s.

  12. I loved the first part i italic
    We don’t blame you Alissa, the time you spend on this site is already amazing. Maybe it’s also the time of the year, i almost overslept this morning

  13. The tentacle trees make a good forest.

  14. I bought two tentacle trees. Put them next to my river of nuclear waste.

  15. If I saw an item for 100 donuts for 10% I would buy it on the spot….that is basically what the Tentacle Tree is. I bought 10 of them first thing this morning.

    I passed on the Ghost Zapper several times but now that I picked up Frankenstein’s castle this Halloween event, I bought 2 of them to enhance Frankenstein’s castle. They compliment the design very nicely and the added 5% bonus was nice too.

    So between just these two items I now have a 15% bonus bump.

  16. FYI on the ghostship, the Sea Captain task may not activate, if that matters to you… I have had it since the time-traveling toaster event, and it has never triggered
    Stored and put back out, stored the captain, no luck…

    • Yep, this. So my ghost ship apparently will never have ghosts….

    • I haven’t noticed anything associated with the pirate ship,,,,I haven’t checked the Sea Captains task list to see if there’s anything new there. I’d love to have a premium task for the Sea Cap’n.

  17. I have two tentacle trees. Mr Burns has been busy.

  18. Woo ive got over 1000 donuts saved and they’re all going toward the tenticle trees (I spelled it properly this time)

  19. Skipped the boat, bought the (sigh, not unique) zapper.
    The trees are tempting, but for the same Donut/bonus ratio I can buy jet engine bikes from the Vault every six weeks, and they’re much easier to hide behind buildings 😊

    • Actually, the trees go pretty well behind buildings as tree-filler. I have them all over my town behind buildings. Only the green tops show, so they can go anywhere.👍🌳🎃.

  20. I always wanted more tentacle trees!

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