Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Vicki Valentine

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ol’ Gil is back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield yesterday with the arrival of the Love, Springfieldian Style event…which is appropriate because he’s the salesman we love to hate.  Anyway, Gil naturally had another ‘deal” for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well, this time around he’s offering up the grown-up child star…Vicki Valentine.

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

So when you first get into Springfield (well after you’ve launched the event stuff…of course) you’ll see Gil waving his arms around…just begging you to tap on him…

If you tap on him you’ll see…

Gil: Hey folks! Ol’ Gil here, ready to sell you a star plucked right out of the sky!
Frink: I’ll take it!  What kind of starr is it?  Proto, Red Giant, White Dwarf, Neutron-
Gil: I oversold this.  It’s a former Hollywood star.  You know, like in the moving pictures.
Frink: I see.  Well then, you’ve just made one very unsatisfied customer.

At which point you’ll see his latest gimmick…

If you refuse…

Gil: Why can’t I close this deal?  Ol’ Gil could use the money for another one of those hot baths.  Or, any kind of entertainment other than watching a VHS of “Hell Hath No Lil’ Vicki” for the seventh time today.

If you accept…

Gil: Finally, I’m rid of the Lil’ Vicki Valentine brand. Now if only I could get some celebrity endorsement deal done, that might make selling these celebrities way easier in the future.  But that’s a problem for another Gil.  I mean day.

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

This Deal Ends January 30th

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

Character:  Vicki Valentine
Building: Lil’ Vicki Valentine’s School of Dance
Donut Cost: 199 Donuts
Size: 6×8
Earns: $200, 22xp/8hrs
Consumerism +20
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
WDTCF?: Both Vicki and her school are from “Last Tap Dance in Springfield” S11, E12

This Deal Ends January 30th

-Comes with a questline
-4 and 12hr Outdoor task
-Will earn event currency for all 4 weeks at a premium rate.
-Uses the School of Dance for tasks
-Lisa has a permanent premium 4hr task at the School of Dance (Practice Tap Dance)

-Pricey (although the norm for Gil “deals”)
-Not Voiced

Final Thought
Vicki Valentine is meant to be the Simpsons version of Shirley Temple (loosely based of course).  Shirley Temple is the one celebrity that Riley (the Tiny Addict) is most compared to in our family…because of her curls.  So I’ve got a soft spot for Shirley Temple (therefore I’m a little biased on this one)…besides who doesn’t love the good ship lollipop?

As I said above, I like Vicki.  Not only for the Shirley Temple aspect but because she’ll help with the entire event and she’s a fun character.  She’s a better buy (even though more expensive) than Samantha, and her episode is where the Tappa, Tappa, Tappa line comes from…you know the Addicts mantra.  Besides the price tag, what’s not to love for premium players?

So this event is unique in that there are 3 characters (2 options) that will earn event currency for the entire event.  Vicki is one of them, Ned’s parents are the other option.  If you’re stuck between two I’d go with Ned’s parents.  They’re cheaper and there’s two of them at that price point.  Vicki is fun, but when your donuts are limited you need to be a little more practical.  So premium players should pass…for now.

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…

Vicki Valentine’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Review a Lot of Auditions 1hr $105, 26xp Vicki Valentine’s School of Dance
Put on a Number 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Audition Child Stars 8hrs $420, 150xp Vicki Valentine’s School of Dance
Reignite Her Movie Career 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Scream Internally 24hrs $1000, 225xp Vicki Valentine’s School of Dance

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

Ralph Hits a Big Time Pt. 1
Vicki starts

Make Vicki Valentine Audition Child Starts- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Ralph Hits a Big Time Pt. 2
Vicki starts

Make Vicki Valentine Review a Lot of Auditions- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp

Ralph Hits a Big Time Pt. 3
Vicki starts

Make Vicki Valentine Put on a Number- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

Ralph Hits a Big Time Pt. 4
Vicki starts

Make Vicki Valentine Reignite Her Career- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

Ralph Hits a Big Time Pt. 5
Vicki starts

Make Vicki Valentine Scream Internally- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp

What are your thoughts on Vicki Valentine and her school of dance?  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…

27 responses to “Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Vicki Valentine

  1. Vicki Valentine w/Lil’ Vicki Valentine’s School of Dance

    I can wait for this to hit the Mystery Box (Flanders Parents is the best Premium deal so far!)👍

  2. But I really, really wanted to hear her *SAY* “tappa tappa tappa!” Being non-voiced is a possible deal-breaker for me.

  3. I used up all my donuts so it’ll be up to the wire if I can farm enough for Vikki.
    When I was a kid, my dog had two tricks: she would shake like she was freezing to get us to let her in, even if it was 80 degrees, and she would “Tappa, Tappa, Tappa”

  4. I think I might actually pull the trigger on her even though I was on the fence. Actually introduced my little nieces to Shirley Temple this afternoon when I was looking after them. Little Miss Broadway, mostly because one loves to sing and the other loves to dance and I remembered there being a lot on that one. It’s been too long with some, I’m rusty. They’re 2 and seriously, the one was trying to sing along to songs she’d never heard before. It was great. Ironically their mom would never watch the movies with me because she has this hatred of black and white. Silly, silly sister of mine. I will eventually get Ned’s parents but I got Samantha without even waiting for your post (which I basically never do) because I’ve always really enjoyed that episode.

  5. Thanks Alissa! On one hand, she’s overpriced like all Gil Deals… on the other, I paid 300D for S. Wiggum in a mad shopping spree. We’ll see 😁

  6. Anyone else have an annoyingly close zoomed-in view after newest update? Super close, can’t zoom out?

    • I haven’t had that problem, but mine has been really glitchy, white boxes appear everywhere, very slow.

    • I’m having the same issue… have you heard of a “fix” for this?

      • I was having the same problem, very frustrating! I disconnected the first tracks from my monorail station to stop the animation and that helped immensely. Give it a try, hopefully it will help you too.

  7. She dances with the cat?!! (heads over to pull trigger…)


  8. I’m on the fence with this one. Will come down til last day for me. I bought Neds parents and Samantha for now. And few mystery box. In the mean time will keep playing and Farming for donuts and think about it. Wasn’t my fav episode by any means. 😏

  9. The current $9.99 donut bonus means you could pick her up for that, plus one donut. It’s a no-brainer to get her, especially because Ned’s parents will be around until the end.

  10. Glad to see I’m not the only “gotta to have her” player. As mentioned before I wanted her back when TSTOTips was the only blog in town and feel she was worth the wait. Hopefully Alissa the giant toilet is just around the corner!

  11. TallSpiderCandy

    I’ll be buying her the next time I check in on my town, which is about an hour from now so I’m excited 😃 I’m loving this event so far and it just started lol. Seems like EA is maybe listening to players 😃 Thanks Addicts for all your hard work and dedication; each of you are truly appreciated!! 😍

  12. do it for Chewie and the Ewoks and all the other puppets

    … but no tappa tappa taska?
    Sad face.

  13. Bought Ned’s parents, but don’t really like Lil Vickie. She can fade back into the void for now.🙂

  14. Omg….she dances with the cat??? I think i might pull the trigger on this!🐱 i would be ever so sad if she should die……lol

  15. I had to buy because this one of my favorite episodes. “I got your pulla pulla pulla”

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