Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Young Marge

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield late last week, naturally with another ‘deal” for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well this time around he’s paying us a visit from Christmas Past with Young Marge!

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if you should spend your donuts to bring this independent girl to Springfield….

So when you first get into Springfield you’ll see Gil waving his arms around…just begging you to tap on him…

If you tap on him you’ll see…

Gil: Tis’ the season of blessings and also regrets, and oh boy does Ol’ Gil have regrets! So many regrets that The Ghost of Christmas Past visits me every year, but this time around he made me a special deal.  He’ll stop visiting me, and in exchange I can offer you special deals on blast from the past characters! And boy do I have the gal for you – Young Marge!

At which point you’ll see his latest gimmick…

If you refuse…

Gil: If I could afford it I’d give you a stocking full of coal! But if i had stockings full of coal I’d be burning it for warmth.

If you accept…

Gil: Thanks pal! It’ll be a very merry Christmas for Ol’ Gil.

Now real quick because…if you refuse the offer will go back in the store.  It will be there…

This Deal Ends December 19th

And now for the part, you’ve all been waiting for…the Should I Buy…

Character:  Young Marge
Building: Roller Rink
Donut Cost: 199 Donuts
Size: 5×11
Earns: $135,15xp/4hrs
Consumerism +20
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt

This Deal Ends December 19th

-Comes with a questline
-8 and 12hr Outdoor task
-The only premium character that will earn event currency for the remaining acts (2, 3 and 4)
-Will use the Roller Rink, and it’s animated when in use (lights on, shadows in windows)
-Voiced (of course, it’s Marge just younger)

-The Roller Rink has a fairly large footprint, which can be difficult to fit into tight quarters.

Final Thought
Pull the trigger.  It’s Young Marge, perfect match for Teenage Homer.  She’ll help with the remaining acts of the event and you can’t get more classic than this.

If you’re only going to buy 1 premium character for this event this is the one to buy.  She’ll help for all of the remaining acts, and she’s not to much more than the other character combos.  (ie Young Barney is 175 donuts)  Plus it’s Young Marge, classic!

Of course, in the end, it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and as a premium player, I think I’ll be taking this deal.  But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now).

Remember, there’s a good chance this may come back in a future Mystery Box.  It’s happened a few times now.  If you buy it there’s a good chance it’ll come back at a much lower price and you’ll be mad about it, if you don’t buy it and want it there’s always a chance it may not come back.  So the gamble is up to you to take…

Here’s a look at her tasks…

Young Marge’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Take Her Pet Rock for a Walk 1hr $105, 26xp Springfield High School/Roller Rink/Brown House
Excel at School 4hrs $260, 70xp Springfield High School/Brown House
Assert Her Independence 8hrs $840, 210xp Outside/Visual
Skate Her Heart Out 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Get Advice From her Sisters 24hrs $1000, 225xp Roller Rink/Brown House

Also has 4hr tasks at Smooches on the Beach, $ Casino, & Boiled Potato.  And an 8hr task at Chez Guevara. 

And because this is the complete details on the Gil Deal, here’s the Turbo Tappin’ Version of her questline…

Note: If you wait until at least Act 3 to do the questline, and purchase one of those premium characters, there will be a few more tasks not listed here.
Full dialogue version of this questline will be up with the rest of the Act 2 Premium questlines.

Roller Girl Riot Pt. 1
Young Marge starts

Make Young Marge Nervously Try to Roller Skate- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

Roller Girl Riot Pt. 2
Young Marge starts

Make Young Marge Assert Her Independence- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Roller Girl Riot Pt. 3
Young Marge starts

Make Young Marge Ignore Young Barney- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Young Barney Have Flashbacks to All His Rejections- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp (Only applies if you have Young Barney)

Roller Girl Riot Pt. 4
Young Marge starts

Make Young Marge Debate About Feminism- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Roller Girl Riot Pt. 5
Young Marge starts

Make Young Marge Sate Her Heart Out- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

What are your thoughts on Young Marge and the Roller Rink?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?   Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

And finally, because I know a lot of you like to know these things…

56 responses to “Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Young Marge

  1. Thanks for this SIB. I was on the fence but this helped me justify pulling the trigger on the purchase.

  2. Wasn’t sure there was an spot where the Roller Rink would fit in…finally made some land between the County Fair and the Elementary School. They should get a pretty good turnout there.😁

  3. My christmas wish is now for the new young uns to have a visual group task. Like Artie, Homer, and Barney ask Marge to the prom.

  4. What is this new ad that shrinks all the content to the left?

  5. I was REALLY having a hard time resisting this one. I don’t think I’ve ever taken any of Gil’s deals, as they are usually a rip-off. But this one… I waited for the SIB post to make sure this wasn’t just an impulse buy, but this confirms what my gut said form the first moment I saw her… BUY!!!!

  6. I’m still angry Young Homer isn’t voiced…so I am boycotting these other young characters….phooey on them

  7. I know I should wait until they come back in a mystery back. But it´s young Marge and Barney. I just had to have them right now. I am also going to pick up “young” Abe and Artie.
    I wonder if “young” Abe will interact with old Abe? Probably not but it would be fun.

  8. Thank you Alissa and the entire TSTO team for all your helpful posts. I am freemium and didn’t buy until after reading this. My question is: are most people doing Young Marge’s questline before using her to earn snowballs? I’m wondering if I should try finish Bart”s story quickly and then do her questline after. I’d love to hear people’s advice. Thanks!

    • Ohhhh, I meant to post this earlier but just got behind this weekend. It’s probably too late for advice now, but I find Alissa and Co. generally advise to wait to complete questlines until the event questlines are complete. Since you can use Young Marge to earn Snowballs, I waited until I completed the story line before starting up with Young Marge’s questline. 🙂

  9. She and young Barney were a no brainer for me, I usually hum and haw, but not this time. I love Marge’s origin stories, so I made Gil a happy man and pulled the trigger!

  10. Having finally reached the point I can spare the donuts on such a causal purchase, I got Young Marge so she and Young Homer could be together.

  11. Alissa, you’re not taking your own advice? 😉 I *wasn’t* going to get her–but your write-up was convincing, so I thought, “OK, I will get her.” Then you said you weren’t picking her up, and I was all, “But wait! Am I making a mistake?” hahaha! (I am still going to get her. Another tapper who said it could help you tap less during the hectic holiday week pushed me back over the edge.)

  12. Picked her up same with young Barney and Don with moving the extra help comes in handy. I agree with having teenage Homer young Barney and Marge were pretty much a must so he wasn’t alone in a strange world to him. I already feel sorry for President Lisa and Rockstar Maggie being alone with no other characters from a future Springfield.

  13. Does anyone have the popup for the character when you buy it? I tapped too fast and didn’t get to read it. Thanks in advance if someone can post it.

  14. Wow the post is already available, thanks!
    Even f it’s quite pricey, it’s a must buy so i pick her up.
    Quite sad i didn’t get Young Homer but it’s a cool combo although.

  15. Thanks for getting this post up so quick! I bought her after reading what she offered! I also like that you do the deal or no deal poll. Thanks guys!

  16. I’m guilty – buying both Young Barney w/Cabin and Young Marge w/Roller Skating Rink (the Gil Deal) – and here’s why:


    Gil Deal price (I may not like spending 199 🍩’s, but that seems to be about the norm, except it was 100 🍩’s less then Sarah Wiggum and Scratchy – maybe EA listening to our complaints?)


    The only two Premiums I am interested in Act 2, and with a very busy week? I expect the extra help will complete this Act in 4 days (I should add that I Kem Farmed over 400 🍩’s , so this was easy to afford). More time with family, less time Tapping, I can still Kem Farm enough 🍩’s for Act 3 (and a Happy Holidays to all 🦌🎄🎅⛄ )

  17. I actual told Gil to go take a hike at first, but that is because I find his dialogue when he is rejected funny. I then ended up purchasing her about ten minutes later because it was Marge.
    I am just waiting for the day to see Gil offered in a Gil Deal. Once upon a time Sideshow Bob was an annoying character that would occasionally pop up and run through town, but a few years ago he became available. Now we just need Gil, he can still try to do his deals even he has a park bench of his own in our game

  18. David Billington

    Obvious purchase for KEM farmers.

    • I farm. I passed. Now *if* this was a skin for Marge then this would be an obvious purchase.

      • Canid88 why would you want a skin over a premium character? Marge already has so many premium skins. I love the fact the younger selves are separate characters and this was a instant buy for me. More characters means more cash for farming.

        • I find it disturbing and wrong to have multiple of a character walking around. I don’t mind having a “wardrobe” for a character, having choices is always fun. I only have tennis, witch, and a Mayan so I don’t have to many. EA doesn’t give enough visual tasks and of late the visual tasks are only given to certain hour tasks. (I know there are folks who favor 24 or 8 hour tasks, but there are days I like to use “lesser” used minutes or hour tasks.) So if you can get different skins for a player then tasks don’t get boring and you get more options. I have plenty of characters, but I do look forward to getting new different ones. Getting a double of character that’s younger, older, or in a different outfit doesn’t excite me.

    • Or those who have transitioned to RTT farming. 🙂

  19. First of all 200 donuts for a Gil deal is a decent price compared to the 300 they have been recently so I will more than likely grab this one up.
    Secondly, I got board with the zoo event and didn’t grind hard enough to get through the last act, thus missing out on teenage Homer. Can we expect him to return during this event? Having young Marge and young Barney without a young Homer seems like heresy.

    • It’s kinda funny how EA does that. Gil deals are, more often than not, 199 donuts. And everyone complains on the price tag. But in August they released Sarah for 300 donuts and people (not just you) now think that’s the new “norm”. Yet everything before Sarah and after has been 199 (or less).

      So 199 for a Gil deal is pretty standard in 2018, and actually high compared to 2017 and earlier. I remember Jesus last year was 199 and everyone freaked out at the price tag lol

      • I farm and I find the price tag offensive. No deal!
        I have patience for mystery boxes. Those sweet deals have a special place in my heart.

      • Its all relative. For a newbie, 100 donuts is extravagant. For a KEM farmer, 300 donuts is a drop in the ocean. For someone who just simply likes the character no amount of donuts seem too much. I pulled the trigger for Jesus and Devil for 199 donuts a pop and I’m not much of KEM farmer. End of day, just buy if it makes you happy!

      • I was also thinking about the 300 for scratchy and forgetting that he was not a Gil deal. Either way, young Marge is worth the purchase.
        However, that doesn’t answer my question. Should we anticipate teenage Homer coming back for Christmas?

  20. I have to admit: I was waiting for your opinion. I feel confident now about getting. Thank you for laying it out!

  21. Tempting, think i might buy before end of act 2, 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎁

  22. Everyone should get one. Feel bad it costs too much for some players.
    I keep getting booted off the game. Sometimes I get the Bart screen but usually I get the splash screen which lets me right back into the game, unlike when Bart makes you try and try. This has been happening since this event started.
    I bought some rat traps this morning, buying my usual amount. Got booted off in the middle of collecting donuts and when I got back on, all my chances to collect the remaking donuts was gone. I lost out on over 150 donuts. I’m upset but also not too upset since they are virtually free and can afford, at this time, to lose them. I still have over $1, 260,313,217. I’m upset getting booted off the game every few mins. of play.

    • I’ve been having the same problem since yesterday right after I started buying and selling blood mobiles. Lost about 20 million worth of level up donuts. Now I’m just buying them in small doses at a time.

      • That happened several times to me before I wised up. With the servers being as wonky/dumpy as they are lately, I never buy more than 6 RTTs at a time…then collect…then do 6 more, etc. When I run out of space, I sell them all and start over. It’s not like losing the game cash is really that much of an issue anymore, but it’s really irritating to get dumped every five minutes when you’re farming.

    • Yep. Gotta throttle XP collection, or risk losing a lot of bonut rounds. Seems to be the only workaround right now.

  23. I bought her as I have the donuts and who knows when she may return. unfortunately I don’t see myself buying young Barney as he has no bonus or building attached .
    But for me the content in this event is great and I’m enjoying the more relaxed format 😀

    • Young Barney comes with a building…the ice fishing hut, which looks pretty decent imo.

      • ah I thought it’s just a decoration , if it’s a building that generates income then I may pick him up , because it’s Barney and part of his questline has him interacting with Young Marge I have read.

      • I love the ice fishing pond and hut…goes great in my rustic/woodlands/farming area. Now the Crazy Cat Lady can go fishing for the kitties, she’s right next door.😁😺😁

  24. I have bonuts to spare and I pity Gill so I bought it and young Marge is hot 🤣

  25. Expecting a hefty 300 donuts price, I was pleasantly surprised with this deal. Thanks Gil!

  26. LSD is all I need

    Why do birds
    Suddenly appear

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