Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Peak Inn & Lyla, Baby Gerald, Santa & his House, or the Stable at the Inn ?

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 returning 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 Peak Inn and Lyla, Baby Gerald, Santa and his House or the Stable at the Inn 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 January 2nd

Item: Peak Inn and Lyla
Cost: 140 Donuts
Earns: $300, 30xp/24hrs
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do:
 Full character/decoration combo
My Opinion On It Now:
 Opinion remains unchanged on this one.  It’s a take it or leave it character, although at 140 donuts she’s lower in cost than some of the other premium combos hitting our game these days.


Leaves stores January 2nd

Item: Baby Gerald
Cost: 100 Donuts
Previous Post: Details
What Does It Do: Premium character for Springfield
My Opinion On It Now:
100 donuts is pricey for a stand-alone character, but it is Baby Gerald.  And what’s Springfield without Maggie’s arch enemy?

Leaves stores January 2nd

Item: Santa’s House and Santa
Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: $300, 30xp/24hrs
Previous Post: Details Santa, Details Santa’s House
What Does It Do:
 Full character/building combo (and yes, Santa earns at premium rate now)
My Opinion On It Now:
 Standard price for building/character combo these days.  Santa has fun tasks and is a delight to have in Springfield.  If you have the donuts and missed out on him last year I’d pick him up.

Leaves stores January 2nd

Item: Stable at the Inn
Cost: 45 Donuts
Earns: Nothing
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do:
 Animated when tapped, doors open, light reflects out, animals react
My Opinion On It Now:
 Reasonably priced, but it doesn’t do anything (outside of an animated when tapped).  No bonus %, no income generating, no character task…I’d 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!

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12 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Peak Inn & Lyla, Baby Gerald, Santa & his House, or the Stable at the Inn ?

  1. Regular Characters became Premium.

    During the October event, several of my characters went from regular pay-offs to premium pay-offs. These include Frinkenstein, Greystash, Wizard Unicorn, and Hugo. More recently Santa and President Lisa changed to premium as well.

    I have seen no mention of this and was wondering if it happened to anyone else?

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  2. Santa is not an option for me. I checked and I do not already have him in my town. Do I have to fish some questline to unlock the ability to buy him?

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  3. Everyone needs Santa in town! 🎅

    *Sings*…
    You better watch out, you better not cry
    Better not pout, I’m telling you why
    Santa Claus is comin’ to town…!
    😁

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  4. Lyla – reasonable price, funny quest
    Gerald – a bit overpriced, funny quest
    Santa – a bit overpriced, mildly funny quest
    Stable – huh. I’m pretty sure it came with a bonus, when I bought it some time ago.

    Thanks Alissa! You’re the best ❤

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  5. Does anyone know what the shape on the stable at the inn roof is supposed to be? I missed whatever episode the stable was from and don’t really want to buy it cause of it’s overall uselessness- but every time I see it I feel like I’m looking at some sort of Buzzfeed brain teaser… :/

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  6. The stable is a hard no, unless they add % points. would just be stored.

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  7. Returning Goods

    Peak Inn and Lyla (I may get this before the Event ends, missed out on it last time) 🤔

    Baby Gerald (earned as a Prize, not worth 100 🍩’s, but it is Maggie’s nemesis (lol) 😂

    Santa and his House (earned as a Prize, if you don’t have? spend the Sprinkles! totally worth it!) 😀

    The Stable (just nope! worthless unless EA adds serious Bonus %) 👎

    Have a Holly Jolly Holiday Everyone ♥️🦌🎄 ⛄🎅

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  8. I got Lydia for 80 donuts from Black Friday. She’ll be discounted again. I like the Inn, but Lydia has become lost among several characters I rarely see in my game. Definitely not worth 140 unless you’re a KEM farmer.

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