Black Friday 2018 Preview ***Spoilers***

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’re nearing most Tappers favorite day, Black Friday!  Yes a day when all those premium items you’ve been eyeing go on deep discount.  Of course, this is TSTO and everything has a twist.  This year’s twist, just like last year’s, is that you can’t just outright buy something.  Everything comes in  Mystery Box!  So if you’ve been eyeing that one particular character you may have to clean out a box to do so!

So, as we’ve done in the past, let’s give you guys a preview of what’s in store starting TOMORROW…November 20th.  Yes, that’s right.  Black Friday gets earlier and earlier each year.  Apparently EA couldn’t wait until Friday, instead, they have the items hitting Tuesday.

Note: Once they’re live I’ll start posting typical Mystery Box posts with links to Should I Buys for each box. 




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. (just like last year)
  • 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.


As of right now, there will be 16 boxes available for purchase between November 20th and November 28thThat’s double the boxes from last year and double the time to shop. Here is a list of items contained within these 16 boxes listed alphabetically:

Note: Some boxes may contain duplicate items with other boxes.  It’s unclear how it will appear in the game, but in some cases, certain characters appear under multiple boxes.  We’ll have to see how it plays out.  For the purposes of this post, I’ve tried to only include them in 1 box.  (especially since they’re unique, and in some cases, the boxes they’re listed in are 2 different prices, so the file wording doesn’t make a lot of sense)

Box 1: Creatures Mystery Box– 15

Burns Dragon’s Pile of Treasure w/Burns Dragon Imaginary Bear
Burns Dragon’s Pile of Treasure w/Burns Dragon and Wizard Lisa Pro Shop w/Space Coyote
Cat Bus Spotlight Dance Bot
Chippy Springfield Pet Shop w/Jub-Jub and Chirpy Boy & Bart Junior
Crap Silo w/Plopper Springy
Dilophosaurus Treestache’s Grove w/Treestache and Magic Act Milhouse
Fatov Wiggops’ Station w/Wiggops
Frog Prince Wiggops’ Station w/Wiggops and Wizard Bart
Guinea Pig Rescue Center w/Pokey Yard Work Simulator w/C.H.U.M.

Box 2: Bronze Mystery Box- 20 

Abandonded Store Inflatable Gorilla and Baboons
Banana Dictatorship Macaroni’s Shed
Blocko Store Mr. Sparkle
Candy Kevin Old West Sign
Donut Truck Piece of Crap Car
Dragon Bundle (Red, White and Yellow) Prospector
Drone Quick & Fresh
Duff Racer Stunt Bike
Fake Toll Booth T-Ball Stand
Guitar Central Water Show Fountain
Hot Springs

Box 3: Alter Egos Mystery Box- 20 

Astronaut Barney Moog
Balance Beam and Gymnastics Lisa Mr. Plow
Ballet Ralph Ninja Homer and Practice Snake
Bare Chested Willie Number 85
Barney’s Bowlarame and Barney and Astronaut Barney Opera Krusty
Bartman Outlands Simpson House and Outlands Maggie
Bart’s Casino and Casino Boss Bart Pharaoh Throne and Pharaoh Skinner
Baseball Jasper Pin Pal Apu
Beer Stein Wiggum Plow King
Boxing Drederick Tatum Prairie Maggie
Burns Casino and Reclusive Mr. Burns Prepper Lindsey Naegle
Camera Hat Homer Reclusive Mr. Burns
Captain Bob Referee Homer
Clobber Girl Rock Neon Sign and Rockin’ Otto
Coat of Foxes Krusty Rollerskate Smithers
Cool Brown House and Cool Homer Saxophone Lisa
Devil Flanders School Bus and Otto & Rock Neon Sign and Rockin’ Otto
Fireman Apu Shadow Knight’s Throne and Shadow Knight
Football Nelson Soccer Lisa
Gorgeous Grampa Softball Mr. Burns
Kamp Krusty and Kamp Bart Tennis Marge
Kung Fu Comic Book Guy The Castle of Equalia and Queen Helvetica
Magic Act Milhouse Tuxedo Krusty

Box 4: Retail Mystery Box- 50 

Abercombie and Rich Nick’s Bowling Shop and The Other Nick’s Bowling Shop
Bookaccino’s Ordanace Express
Claus Co Sportacus
Costington’s and Mr. Costington Sprawl-Mart
Donut Store Springfield Farmers Market
Gas and Grub Springfield Mall
Hammock District Sequel Stop
It’s a Wonderful Knife and Gino Stoner’s Pot Palace
Knot What it Seams Things Unnecessary
Lotto ‘n’ Liquor and Dewey Largo Try-N-Save
Mapple Store You Only Own Twice

Box 5: Imports Mystery Box- 50

Arc de Triomphe Mexican Duffman (with Duff Brewery, Duffman and Lady Duff)
Asia de Cuba Mr. Sparkle
Chateau Maison Pharaoh Guard
Cristo of Springfield Plato’s Republic Casino and Johnny Tightlips
Dante Calabresi Sr and Jr Pont du Gard
Fiesta Terrace and Jacuqes Royal Tokyo
Filthy Angels Orphanage and Ronaldo St. Paul’s Basilica and the Pope
Florance of Arabia and Princess Kashmir The Happy Sumo and Akira
Fortune Megastore and Arthur Fortune The Rich Texan
Hammock District Westminster Abbey and Chaucer and Wilde
Magic Station

Box 6: Silver Mystery Box- 50 

Baby Gerald Ice Cream Truck and Ice Cream Homer
Duff Statue of Liberty Lobster Island
Fancy Farms Maison Derriere and Belle
Father Sean Mojo the Helper Monkey
First Bank of Springfield Powers House and Laura
Havana Private Home Springfield Glenne Condos
Helter Shelter Wilted Rose
Hugs Bunny

Box 7: Hidden Agenda Mystery Box- 60 

Adil Hoxha Mastermind Hank Scorpio and Globex Balloon
All Seeing Eye Mastermind Hank Scorpio, Globex Balloon, Volcano Lair & Hank
Café Kafka Primo
Crouching Panda Hidden Egg Roll Republican Party HQ
Cypress Creek Elementary Russ Cargill
Death Table and James Bont Scotland Yard and Jack the Ripper
EPA Hoverjet Stradivarius Cain
Femme Fatale The Nag and Weasel and Guy Incognito
Fit Tony Wayne Slater

Box 8: Youngsters Mystery Box- 60

Dodgeball Court and Erik Sherri and Terri
Hootenanny Barn and Luke Sophie Krustofsky
Juvenile Correction Facility and Jeremy Springfield Opry House and Mary Spuckler
Kearney’s Other Son STEM Conference Center and Brendan Beiderbecke
Lovejoy Residence and Jessica Taylor House and Allison
Magic Academy Library and Agelica Button The Hungry Hun and Uter
Patches and Poor Violet Zip Zap and Za and Wendell
Preparatory School and Greta

Box 9: Women Mystery Box- 60

Apu’s Apartment and Manjula Motherloving Sugar Co and Diabetty
Ayn Rand School for Tots and Mrs. Sinclair President Lisa
Cracker Factory and Luann ROSA
Crazy Cat House and Crazy Cat Lady Shary Bobbins
Femme Fatle Shauna
Ginger Flanders and Amber Simpson Sleep Eazy Motel and Miss Springfield
Italian Villa and Francesca Springfield Hyperstadium and Rockstar Maggie
Itchy’s 70’s Disco and Tina Ballerina The Peak Inn and Lyla
Malibu Stacy HQ and Stacy

Box 10: Decoration Mystery Box- 70 

Chinese Junk Rolling Rock
Easter Island God Satan’s Anvil
Ferris Wheel Satellite Station
Five Corners Simpson Houseboat
Gone Fission Stonecutter Table
Little Lady Justice The Mayflower
Old Mine Training Plane
Radstation Air Fortress Yellow Submersible

Box 11: Cyber Mystery Box- 75 

Big Digi Ben Giant Robot
Electric Car Bundle (Blue, Yellow and Red) Rocket to Your Doom
Elysium Project Soul Extraction Institute and Robo Burns/Doggy Smithers
Frink’s Lab, Frink and Lady Bot The Homer
Future-Proofed Home and Lady Bot Truckasaurus

Box 12: Character Mystery Box- 80

ESBN Sports Desk with Anger Watkins Rocket Car and Lampwick
Jimbo Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers and Lucille
Krustylu Studios and Sideshow Mel Springfield Coliseum and Tatum
Lucius Sweet The Wiccans
Powell Moters and Herb Unfinished Shed and Chester

Box 13: Great Outdoors Mystery Box- 80

Bear Cave Springfield Falls
Carl’s Dad Caverns Springfield Hunting Supplies
Golf Course Springfield Sign
Half-Pipe Springfield Gorge
Kwik-E-Mart Central Office Sugarloaf Mountain
Mount Carlmore Tailgate
Murderhorn The Scoutmaster

Box 14: Building Mystery Box- 80

Bastille Little Lisa’s Recycling Plant
Beach House Moe’s House
Blarney Castle Rio Days-Inn-Ero
Column Mansion Rocket to Your Doom
Duff Center Arena Royal Tokyo
Incubator Think Tank Simpson Laser Tag
King Homer’s Skyscraper Springfield Greenhouse
La Belle Frottage Wholesome and Sons Publishing

Box 15: Men Mystery Box- 80

Ajax Steel Mill and Roscoe Master Hypnotist Tent and Sven *
Blackbeard Moe’s Express, Larry and Sam
Circle of Death and Meathook Moe’s House
Dr Nick Outland Sign and Mountain Man
First Class Louge and Wheels Pappa Wheelie’s and Ramrod
Ghost Pirate Airship and Blackbeard Raoul’s Penthouse and Raoul
Jay G’s Mansion, Pool, Jay G and Goosius Retro Lard Lad and Laird Ladd
Jazzhole and Bleeding Gums Springfield Community Center and Jasper
Jesse Grass Springfield Historical Society and Hollis
Luagash’s Gym and Lugash Stu’s Disco and Disco Stu

*The fact that Sven is potentially in this box irritates me because this was a CASH purchase originally.

Box 16- Gold Mystery Box-

Bandit Fort Mansion of Solid Gold
Cartoon Set and Scratchy Nerds: Benjamin, Doug and Gary
Donut Boat Polo Field House
Heavenly Swing Set and Jesus Springfield Aquarium and Sarah Wiggum
Himeji Castle The Rad-ish Station

Gold Box requires tokens, which can only be purchased with cash when you buy donuts.  Buying donuts in the store will give you the tokens you’ll need to unlock these boxes.

And there you have it my friends, the preview details of the Black Friday TSTO Sales!

A few things are still a little confusing to me, based on what’s written in the files, so we’ll have to see how it physically plays out in the game.  Because there are so many boxes this year I don’t think I’ll do individual posts on each box.  Once I see it in game I’ll determine how I’m going to do the links.  So we’ll see what happens!

Any boxes you’ve got your eye on?  Anyone not expecting to see a box at all (because you have everything)?  Which items are you wanting the most? Any real black Friday plans?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

203 responses to “Black Friday 2018 Preview ***Spoilers***

  1. I just bought every item in every box with accrued donuts but won’t spend real money h
    However after completing quests so many at a time .
    I just earned an extra piece of squid port!!!!!! I had maxed out about 3 years ago
    Does anyone know which. CHaracter or building gave me this extra piece?

  2. Question, what should we do with our sparetokens, keep them for next year?

    • No, they cannot be used next year and are only good for this year. If you have spare tokens after opening everything in the Gold Mystery Box, youur options are to either convert each token for a dozen donuts or to let them go to waste. We strongly recommend the former.

  3. Thank you tsto. With my invest of 2e I got everything I wanted. Saves 50e.
    You guys are amazing.

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