Should I Spend Donuts On the Monkey’s Paw Salesman and the Monkey’s Paw Shop?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO! As Halloween is alive and well in our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

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 Monkey’s Paw Salesman and the Monkey’s Paw Shop to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this cursed combo to your town…

Building/Decoration: Monkey’s Paw Shop
Character: Monkey’s Paw Salesman
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
4% bonus on all cash and XP
Consumerism +10
Can Be Placed:

Monkey's Paw.gif

Leaves stores October 30th, 2019

-Helps with the event (Week 1), earns a special premium rate
-4 and 12 hr visual tasks.
-Comes with a questline
-4% bonus with the shop, not a bad bonus %
-Homer has a permanent 4hr job there, “Buy Junk”

-Not voiced

Final Thought
This is a character from a classic episode (the second THOH, season 3!), and that’s one of the big reasons to get him.  Other than that it’s a standard character/decoration combo, with event currency tasks.  Nothing crazy special about him beyond his place in THOH history.

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 the tasks…

Monkey’s Paw Salesman’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Restock Monkey Paws 1hr $105, 26xp Monkey’s Paw Shop
Make a Quick Escape 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Buy Cursed Goods 8hrs $420, 105 House of Evil or Brown House
Make a Wish 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Poach Customers 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Kwik-E-Mart

I’ll have the full dialogue of his questline up later on, but for now, here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of his questline…

Wish is My Command Pt. 1
Monkey’s Paw Salesman starts

Make Monkey’s Paw Salesman Pass on the Curse- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Wish is My Command Pt. 2
Monkey’s Paw Salesman starts

Make Monkey’s Paw Salesman Sell to Children- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Wish is My Command Pt. 3
Monkey’s Paw Salesman starts

Make Monkey’s Paw Salesman Give Away Product- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make Hans Moleman Struggle to Use Monkey’s Paw- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Wish is My Command Pt. 4
Monkey’s Paw Salesman starts

Make Monkey’s Paw Salesman Use Monkey’s Paw as a Weapon- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Wish is My Command Pt. 5
Monkey’s Paw Salesman starts

Make Monkey’s Paw Salesman Make a Quick Escape- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

What are your thoughts on the Monkey’s Paw Salesman?  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? Design plans?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

And feel free to share some photos of your design plan as well! If you need help (or a refresher) posting photos in the comments, check out this post

35 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Monkey’s Paw Salesman and the Monkey’s Paw Shop?

  1. IMO this is a much better buy than god, which to me is a bit gimmicky and oddly a bit blasphemous even though I’m NOT religious!

  2. A premium character and 4% bonus and a building ( sort of ! ) for 150 🍩 sounds good so I bought it!

  3. I bought him immediately, I like the 4hr and 12hr visual, is what I send my characters mostly on. BUT I do feel like they missed a BIG opportunity to make the 1hr Task partly Visual, with him being at his stand selling paws…. it didn’t have to be fully visual, even just a bit of him showing up… or he could have been fully visible selling his paws at the stand… 3 visual TASKs!!! oh my, the possibilities are endless.

    • I swear, half of us that comment on here should be given jobs as EAs creative team. We’re ooooooozing new ideas!

  4. I have some autumn- ised but not as many as in previous years… might just be me, getting kicked out the gave so often, gives me less time to check properly.

  5. Had to buy him really as there is precious little else new coming out of this event for me.
    New players will have plenty of choices, so good for them.
    However where is the theme for Halloween as in the fall effect, leaves etc ?
    What odds on no snow this winter !!!

  6. After reading this and the previous post about God, I’m beginning to think that Alissa and I are the only players who do not farm donuts. 🤔
    Just curious……….anyone else out there who still earns and pays for donuts?

    • Here! *raises hand* I really do hope though that there are a lot more of us, maybe silent gamers that are not active in any forums, and that those farmers don’t actually minimize EAs revenue so much that that might be a reason to stop developing for TSTO…

    • Me! 🙋‍♀️
      Oof, I swear sometimes TSTO looks like a chore already, I can’t even think of start farming. Besides, if donuts become ~unlimited and the list of “prizes” just a menu to pick whatever I like.. I think it diminish the fun for me. I wondered too it the present state of the game is somehow linked to the virtual accessibility of premium currency…

    • I earn my donuts the old fashioned way – I waste time tapping. I am not a farmer.

    • I’m not a donut farmer either. I just play the game. I’m kind of cheapium, but I have been at this game for years, so I have lots of characters now. I always buy donuts for Halloween and Christmas and Easter. It’s a great game. I hope they can keep it going.

  7. Well the 4% bonus sold me. Picked this character combo up immediately.

  8. Got him & just bought God! Life is good! Curious – is there a max on the amt of Simpson money you can accumulate? Thanks!

  9. I got him, first to help with the event, secondly because he’s a classic character and thirdly because he went well with the bizarre that was available last years Halloween.

  10. I just purchased 60 donuts , first purchase in years but my donut count did not increase is this another glitch or am i out 8 bucks

  11. Another great write up Alissa! 😀

    Monkey Paw Salesman with Stall – if you’re a Long Time Tapper who’s got 80% of Act 1 / Week 1 ‘s Prizes already (leaving you going “where’s my motivation to Tap, EA? 12 🍩’s twice isn’t cutting it!) Just spend the sprinkles on this long desired Character -so glad he’s now in the Game App – and don’t worry about not being voiced (80% of the Springfield Characters in this Game App aren’t either!)

    You won’t regret it (unless you buy that paw!)😉

    • I am soooooo, buying the paw off of him. Then I’ll stick my finger in an electric socket then I’ll lick a frozen pole (my older sister actually did that, my mom realized it wasn’t a good idea to pour hot water on it only after the fact). And then I will buy some swamp land in florida.

  12. As a free player, I picked him up instantly. Love the Monkeys Paw and felt I had to.

  13. Does he earn event currency for all 4 weeks or just week 1

    • Jacob Hayden

      He does for Week 1 / Act 1 (there’s no guarantee afterwards) but you won’t regret spending the sprinkles (unless you buy a paw off of him!)😉

    • It’s much more likely he won’t earn after this weeks tasks are done, and that there will be another premium character next week

  14. Does this only help with week one? He is a favorite of mine. I love all the treehouse of horror episodes

  15. I snagged him right away. The price wasn’t too crazy, and I love those early Treehouse episodes so much.

    • Mac6uffin

      You made a wise choice, but beware that you don’t take the offer to buy a paw off of him!😉

  16. Nood Katie Hill

    So it ain’t a mr burn skin?

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