Should I Spend Donuts On the Aircraft Carrier and Young Abe?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!   Of course, by now, we all know that a new event means a new excuse for EA to fill our stores with limited-time premium items to tempt us.

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 Aircraft Carrier and Young Abe (Grampa Simpson) to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this flashback combo to your town…

Building/Decoration: Aircraft Carrier
Character: Young Abe (Grampa)
Donut Cost: 175 Donuts
Nothing (I’m hoping this is corrected, that’s A LOT of donuts for no bonus %)
Vanity +200
Can Be Placed:
Ocean only

Leaves stores December 26th

-Helps with the event, earns a premium rate
-Voiced (of course, it’s Grampa)
-Has 12 and 24hr animated tasks, and his 12hr task is HILARIOUS
-His dialogue is another Christmas Tale, similar to the ones told by Lisa, Bart and Marge

-Will only help with Week 3 of the event, no help for week 4
-Pricey considering the Aircraft Carrier doesn’t earn anything

Final Thought
If you’re collecting the young characters, as I’ve been saying, this is a no-brainer.   However, like the other items, i’m kind of annoyed the aircraft carrier doesn’t earn anything at the 175 donut price tag.  That being said, I’m definitely a fan of Young Abe for Act 3.  I like his tasks, the aircraft carrier goes in the ocean and his dialogue is fun.  Premium players I’d grab this one.

If you’re insisting on getting a character from each week then I’d choose Abe over Artie, however, if you’re not sold on having to get a character each week I’d pass.  Wait for what’s to come with Act 4.

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 already picked it up (what can I say, I’m collecting them).  But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now).

Here’s a look at his tasks…

Young Abe’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Swab the Deck 1hr $105, 26xp Squidport Entrance/Houses
Cut a Rug With a Skirt 4hrs $260, 70xp Bars/Restaurants/Houses
Daydream About Punching Nazis 8hrs $840, 210xp Squidport Entrance/Houses
Get Jumped By the Shark 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Peel Potatoes 24hrs $1000, 225xp Outside/Visual

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

What are your thoughts on Young Abe and the Aircraft Carrier?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  How have you placed it in your town?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

31 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Aircraft Carrier and Young Abe?

  1. Do we need more nondescript buildings or do we need an AIRCRAFT CARRIER! I don’t care what it earns.

  2. does anyone know how long the donut offers last for?

  3. Air… Craft… Carrier… In Springfield. Yes please. Him riding a shark is laugh worthy too!!! The only thing to make it better is maybe a friking laser beam.

  4. Has anyone reached out to EA about these payout less items?

  5. Aircraft Carrier and Young Abe

    My Ocean has enough in it (lol)
    I found out the Aircraft Carrier doesn’t earn anything (boo!)
    ♥️ Young Abe, but saving my Sprinkles for Act 4 🤷🏼‍♀️

    ♥️ the latest Mystery Box (worth the 🍩’s) 👍

    Have a Holly Jolly Holiday Everyone ♥️🦌🎄 ⛄🎅

  6. It’s a must buy for sure but,….I’m also alarmed that nothing seems to give bonuses anymore. Wish the propellers spun at least.

  7. First buy for a long time, love boats.

  8. Having no payout of money or bonus % for all these character combos is getting alarming. I truly hope it’s not a trend.

    • I concur. One hopes they will fix that sad state of affairs, they have done so in the past. I of course greatly prefer when they add the bonus percentages.
      As do we all.

  9. Bought it right away. Fond memories of visiting the USS Midway as a child in Perth Australia. Looks great (even if it doesn’t earn)!

  10. The Hellfish was one of my favourite episodes, and I really like the Corsair aircraft. I spent some of my “free” Google rewards earnings on the discounted donuts (great win 😁) and bought it.

  11. Ships are always welcome!
    Anyone noticed the rail yard isn’t paying off tracks and donuts anymore, or is it just my game?

  12. I was on the fence, but young Grandpa riding a shark?? Sold!

    I will say, the animated tasks for this event have been really great.

  13. I don’t know whether to consider the size of the carrier a plus or a negative…. Is there any animation on it, though?

  14. Not sure if this is a new trend or what,,but it’s awfully strange how all of a sudden they seem to be offering a lot of high-priced items with zero earning potential. Really hope it’ll get fixed in the near future. I don’t know what they’re thinking!!

    • I’m wondering the same thing but it did happen at last year’s Christmas event in which the new premium decorations don’t earn any bonuses at all. I’m curious to know if they will ever get a bonus % in the future.

      • For what they’re asking in donuts…over rubber last year I started KEM farming so I’m finding myself buying more of the premium content nowadays!! Kinda been on a spree this holiday season🎃🦃⛄🎍🎅

  15. Still on the fence on this character. 🤔 Will only consider cause getting young bunch. Was bummed only got 10 donuts on mystery. Seems like i never get lucky on those. And have too many news vans when I buy my own mystery.

  16. If they *do* fix it, to give an xp and money bonus, please let us know! I really wanted this and was going to get it, but without a bonus or earning anything, that’s kinda steep.

  17. Thanks Alissa! I think I’ll leave to 2019 me the pleasure to buy this, with a rebate/MB 😂

  18. I bought him, basically because i like the young characters, and since tomorrow is my last working day this year, i will be out of rithm of playing every 4 hours. I guess for me act 4 will be difficult to finish. Although i like this game very much, real life is still more important (you only live that once). But i have to admit it’s pricy and no% attached.

  19. Someone on the forum said that it does provide a small XP and money bonus so I’ve bought it. But unfortunately it does not offer any bonus at all. And yes I do agree it cost way to much for that. I’d suggest to buy the happy holiday mystery pack. You can get three premium characters for the same money.

  20. I picked it up right away. I liked the look of the carrier.

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