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 Toys B This to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this close down toy store to your town…
Building/Decoration: Toys “B” This
Donut Cost: 75 Donuts
Earns: $135, 15xp,4hrs/ During Week 4 it earns 11 , 70xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +20
Can Be Placed:grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|beach
Leaves stores January 2nd
-Comes with a short, 2 part, questline
-Earns event currency for Week 4
-Comes with a permanent 4hr task for Bart, Be Overcome by Nostalgia
-A reminder of a part of many of our Childhoods.
-Expensive for what it is/does
Premium or Freemium:
Yes, it has a permanent task and earns event currency but I’m really on the fence with this one. For me, it comes down to Nostalgia. If you have fond memories or Toys R Us and want a Simpson like reminder in your town, go for it. Otherwise, I’d take a pass.
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’m still on the fence. 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 the questline…
Toys “B” This Pt. 1
Bart: Now remember, Mom. All I want for Christmas is FortFite: Platinum Headshot Edition.
Marge: I know, sweetie. It’s really hard to find that video game. The internet is sold out.
Bart: What about the toy store? You’ve exhausted every possible angle to satisfy my demands, right? You still love me, right? Right?
Marge: Bart, the toy store went out of business.
Marge: But I guess we could break in! Maybe there’s a copy of your game lying around in there.
Bart: I’ll bring the car around.
Make Marge Break Into the Abandoned Toy Store- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Bart Be Overcome by Nostalgia- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Marge: It’s kind of spooky in here.
Bart: We passed so many wonderful hours in here, didn’t we? I wonder why they shut it down?
Marge: Probably because we, and all the other people who cherish the magic of toy stores, ditched these places the second they turned on the internet.
Toys “B” This Pt. 2
Bart: How could we let this happen to toy stores? What were we thinking?
Marge: Well, it IS pretty great buying toys in your underwear from the convenience of the couch.
Bart: It’s not fair! You can’t drag your parents to the internet and make a scene until they crumble and buy you what you want!
Marge: We should get out of here. Ol’ Gil isn’t much of a security guard, but even he’s gotta wake up sometime.
Make Marge Try to Comfort Bart– 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Marge: Bart, how come you’re not playing your new game? I worked very hard to track it down for you.
Bart: I can’t stop thinking about the store. Why do things have to change?
Marge: That’s just what happens when you get older, sweetie. The world keeps changing. But there’s one thing that will never, ever change. Not even if you live a million years. *kisses his forehead* And that’s —
Bart: How much you suck at videogames?
Marge: Right. That’s exactly what I was going to say. That the one constant in the universe is how much I suck at stupid Fortfite.
What are your thoughts on Toys “B” This? 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!