Should I Spend Donuts On Kid First Industries and Jim Hope?

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 Kid First Industries and Jim Hope to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this toy loving combo to your town…

Building/Decoration: Kid First Industries
Character: Jim Hope
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
$135, 15xp/4hrs
Consumerism +20
Can Be Placed: 

Leaves stores January 2nd

-Helps with the event, earns a premium rate
-Will use Kid First for Tasks

-Not voiced

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
This is a combo toss up to me.  Nothing spectacular about it, nothing awful.  He’s just kind of there.  Has some decent tasks, will use the building he came with (Kid First), helps with week 4 of the event, and is reasonably priced compared to some of the other characters we’ve seen with this event.  If you like him, grab him.  Otherwise, take a pass.  There’s nothing screaming TAKE IT!  Or LEAVE IT! with this one.

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.  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…

Jim Hope’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Vaguely Remember His Childhood 1hr $105, 26xp Kid First/Springfield Elementary/Brown House
Brainstorm Original Ideas 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Play With Stocks 8hrs $840, 210xp Kid First/Springfield Library
Demonstrate Toys 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Tell Mom He’s Not Having Kids 24hrs $1000, 225xp Kid First/Brown House

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

What are your thoughts on Jim Hope and Kid First Industries?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Where have you placed it in your town?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

5 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Kid First Industries and Jim Hope?

  1. Kid First Industries and Jim Hope

    I barely remember this Character (doesn’t scream “buy me now” for me), so I passed on this …. but hey if this will help you get thru Act 4 quickly, then by all means (I know other Tappers out there probably splurged on the Mystery Boxes instead) 👍

  2. His building has a pretty big footprint. Haven’t worked through his quest yet.

  3. Got this for the building. My Capitol City is growing!

  4. I got him but haven’t seen his tasks yet. The screenshots look good though

  5. Not wild about the building, but I’ll find somewhere for it. Memorable character; too bad they didn’t give us a free Funzo. The only new character I haven’t picked up is the Circus performer.

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