Christmas 2019 (Abe’s In Toyland) Week 1 Is Live! (Updated and Complete)

Bug Alert! Seeing a few bugs with this event…I’ll outline them below.  So before you ask…check the post.  🙂

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s finally Christmas in Springfield!  Our pocket-sized Springfields have been covered with a fresh blanket of snow!  What’s in store for us this time?  Well, we’re tasked with seeing if Grampa can bore Death…well to death!  Loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

Once again we see another multi-event in Springfield.  So love them, or hate them, they’re still here.  So let’s all try to make the best of this…

Anywho….things kick off with some 6s tasks for Death and yes, if you don’t have Death you’ll be given him for free..

After you’ve completed these initial tasks you’ll kick off Abe’s in Toyland Week 1…

First, remember this was an app store update available for download yesterday (Tuesday 12/10).  So if you haven’t already done so, and you don’t see the Splash Screen above for your game, head to your app store and update TSTO.  You may have to search the store for Tapped Out, as it doesn’t always appear on the update list initially…

We did not receive an info packet from EA yet. If we get one I’ll update this post with the event synopsis. Packet just came in…so here’s the synopsis:

Abe’s been waiting all year for Christmas to roll around. Not to give anyone gifts, but to finally take his turn telling stories! No one gave him a chance last year. No one wants to hear his stories and head off to
bed. Fortunately for Abe he is visited by a ghost! It’s Death there to take Abe away, saying “It’s time”.
Which Abe just understands as “It’s story time” thinking it is the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Now follow along as Abe recounts stories from his youth all the way to after Homer was born. And find
out how Abe runs into Santa, multiple times, and saves Christmas, multiple times.

BUG ALERT (all issues listed below…except the freaking sound one…have been FIXED via the in-game update 12/12)

So here’s the roundup of bugs we’ve found so far…

-The annoying sound glitch is STILL THERE.  Here’s the sound it makes from our Addicts Live show (Video should be queued up to the start of it..but it’s right around the 39:00 mark)..


-The Splash Screen, at least on Androids, is all wonky.  Looks like they didn’t create a splash screen big enough, so it cuts off on one side.

-Bleeding Gums Murphy Cloud (and I think Cthulhu’s monument..but not sure) has been replaced with just a screenshot from the show…. (thanks Jeremy for providing the image)

-Town Portrait Camera is missing. The option to take a full screenshot of your Springfield seems to have disappeared from games…

I think that’s it for now, but if I see anything else widespread I’ll add it here…

Now on with the update…

We should all know by now unless of course, you’re new to TSTO that the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.

Just like every large event since last Christmas, this is not your typical Major Event.  And there are pros and cons to that, and everyone will find their own pros and cons.  And some people’s pro will be someone else’s con.

As always, I just ask that you have an open mind, and reserve judgment until we’re into the event.  It’s 4 weeks long (and remember for the past few years we’ve been complaining that events that are 6 weeks plus are just too long).  It should be fairly easy to complete.  You’ll unlock a bunch of new prizes.  No crafting to grind through.  Just have some good old fashioned TSTO fun.  And, as long as you don’t rush things, you won’t get bored because it’ll change each week!

As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s tasks Death.   Once completed you’ll start the Claus And Son questline, which is the week 1 story to follow.  This is how you’ll unlock the Week 1 (Act 1) prizes.

Abe’s in Toyland Intro
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Grampa: Hey, everyone, it’s Christmas Eve, and time for my favorite tradition… Telling you one of my amazing stories of Christmas past.
Bart: But first, time for one of *our* favorite traditions…Going to bed instead of wasting time on one of your rambling stories.
Homer: Don’t worry Dad, there’ll be lots of time for your stories tomorrow. Like when I’m watching football and ignoring you.
Grampa: *heads to guest room* Aw, what’s the point of living if no one wants to hear me talk.
Death: Glad you feel that way. Because your time has come, Abraham Simpson!
Make Death Terrify Grampa- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp
Grampa: That’d be like taking a girl who’s never been kissed, or a cop who never beat a witness.
Death: Fine, tell your story. I hate people who whine for mercy.
Grampa: In that case, you picked a heck of a business.
Death: But the fates have decreed you must die before Christmas morn. So no rambling.
Grampa: Oh, I never ramble.

And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…

(and yes, just like I did for the past multi-events, I’ll be posting full dialogue for this one before each week is over)

And here’s the Act 1 Synopsis:

Abe’s first story starts from his youth. Young Abe believes to have seen an elf. The elf gives Young Abe a
bottle to spread on his father Orville’s food to get him in the Christmas spirit. After doing so, Orville
believes the bottle to not have been filled with magic but instead with grain alcohol. Orville gets sick
from the grain alcohol and Santa comes down the chimney. Orville believes both Santa and the elf to be
hobos that are trying to steal his pie. The elf encourages young Abe to lock his father in the closet and bring the pie to Santa and himself. Young Abe believes Santa would never lie so he obeys and eats pie with Santa and the elf.

Now let’s talk about what’s included…


I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this.  So don’t forget to SCROLL!

Currency Act 1: Holiday Scythes

Here are the prizes for Part 1:

 Claus and Son Pt. 1 and 50  (Winter Wonderland Box token)
 Claus and Son Pt. 2 and 100  (Crowd of Elves)
Claus and Son Pt. 3 and 100 (Simpsons Gingerbread Couch)
Claus and Son Pt. 4 and 100 (Winter Wonderland Box token)

Claus and Son Pt. 5 and 100  (Orville)

Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked. 

Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Old Tut (Premium)

Characters earn:

5/4hrs for Freemium
8/4hrs for New Premium

The Daily Challenges have NOT converted over to event currency.  They remain exactly as they’ve been prior to this event launching.  Cash, SH Currency and Donuts.

The Store

Here’s what’s included today:

New stuff…

Professor Simpsons Universal Panacea and Old Tut- 150 Donuts.  Earns event currency for Week 1.  Leave stores December 18th.


Mystery Boxes…

 Winter Wonderland- 60 Donuts (or Mystery Box Token from Prize Track).  Includes:

Giant Snow Globe
Ski Chalet
Springfield Skating Rink
The Grumple
Dancing Reindeer
Spruce Caboose
Chocolate Shoppe
Funzo Bundle
 Ski Lift w/ Stupid Sexy Flanders Skin
Plow King
Santa Bundle (Santa Homer and Santa Flanders)

Snow Monster
Star Snowsuit Maggie*
Gingerbread Mansion*
Festivus CBG*
Slide Factory
Ice Palace and Ice Princess Martin
Nativity Scene
Virgil’s Cabin*
King Winter’s Cave w/ King Winter
Krusty’s Kristmas on Ice
Cirque De Puree w/ Circus Acrobat*
Anchor Management w/ Don Brodka*
Kid First Industries w/ Jim Hope*
Yarn Barn w/ Kathy from Personnel*
The Peak Inn w/ Lyla
Roller Rink w/ Young Marge*
Mini Golf Castle w/ Lee Carvallo*
Marge Sculpture Garden w/ Young Artie*
Ice Fishing Shack w/ Young Barney*
Aircraft Carrier w/ Young Abe*

*Denotes NOT available in Yearbook Mystery Box

 Happy Holidays- 60 Donuts.  Includes:

Jesus Christ and Heavenly Swing Set
Rigellian Christ and Manger
 Rabbi Krustofsky and Temple Beth Springfield
Brother Faith and Brother Faith Van
Gautama Buddha
Pope and St. Paul’s Basilica

ALL items in the Happy Holidays box are also available in the Yearbook Box. 

Returning Cash Items…

As with all Christmases of the past, this event comes loaded with a ton of Christmas items you can purchase for in-game cash.  Think of these items as crafting, but for in-game cash…

Hot Roasted Chestnuts Cart- $200

Fair Booth- $400

Festive Carolers- $300

Flaming Christmas Tree- $100

Pile of Presents- $100

Returning Premium:

North Pole Bundle- 50 Donuts. Includes Marshmallow Tree, Ice Fence, North Pole Reindeer Stables, Gingerbread House, Lollipop Flowers, North Pole Columns, North Pole Elf Cabins, Gum Drop Docks, Fancy Igloo, Reindeer, and Festive Lawn Bell.

Festive Bundle- 50 Donuts. Includes Ice Fence, Lollipop Flowers, North Pole Columns, Gum Drop Rocks, Festive Bell Lamp Post, Candy Cane Fencing, Rigellian Christmas Wall, Festive Hot Drink STand, Festive Fancy Lawn Bell, Wooden Soldiers, Duff Beer Tree, Poinsettias, Festive Bow Lamp Post, Festive Wreath Lamp Post, Festive Trashcan Fire, Festive Lawn Angel, Festive Candycane, Festive Nutcracker, and Snowperson Security Guards.

Christmas Market Bundle- 50 Donuts. Includes Candy Cane Fencing, Festive Wreath Lamp Post, Festive Nutcracker, Bistro set, Ice Skating Rink, Lovely Flower Cart, Giant Outdoor Fireplace, Holiday Tree, Ferris Wheel, and Snack Stands.

Circus of Values- 45 donuts

The Screens- 50 donuts

Igloo Mansion- 30 Donuts

Boathouse- 50 Donuts

Timberlog Diner- 60 Donuts

Bethlehem Inn- 50 Donuts

Toys B This- 75 Donuts

Personalized Talking Astrolabe- 50 Donuts

The Stable at the Inn- 45 Donuts

Santa Claus- 150 Donuts

Land Tiles

Because I know I’ll be asked…as of right now I don’t see anything awarding Land Tiles.  Nor do I see the Golden Goose Realty coming back with this event.

This may be corrected with a patch during this event, but as of right now I don’t see a way of getting more land with this event.

I’m sure GGR will come back at some point, just have to wait it out a little longer.

Item Limits

Per Patric, they have not raised the item limits with this event.  That doesn’t mean they won’t, just means they’re not raised at this moment.  There have been plenty of times in the past where the limits were raised shortly after the event went live with a patch.  If they’re increased we’ll let you know.

And that’s it my friends.  The details of week one of the 2019 Christmas Update, Abes in Toyland!

Your thoughts on the event?  Like the multi-event format, considering it is only 4 weeks long?  Like the idea of new content each week?  Thoughts on the content?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

117 responses to “Christmas 2019 (Abe’s In Toyland) Week 1 Is Live! (Updated and Complete)

  1. Most boring Holiday Simpsons ever. Most of content is from prior Xmas events. They really need to up their creativity. Yawn.

  2. Just a comment. Santa is available in the store for 150 donuts, but he DOES NOT come with Santa’s House. Therefore Santa has no 1 hour, 12 hour or 24 hour task to perform. I didn’t realize this, and ended up storing him.

  3. I seem to have misplaced my Simpsons Gingerbread Couch. I thought that I put in in Milhouse’s backyard until I could find a better place, but now it’s gone. I remember tapping on it and thinking it was cute. I’ve looked around my town and searched my entire storage. Does everyone else still have theirs?

    • I lost my couch also but was sure I had put it in the back yard of a Simpson neighbor. When I hit the task button for tapping the couch, it zipped me that area but no couch in sight. Finally I just started tapping around the area and the quest was suddenly completed but still no couch in view.

      So I started selecting items in the area and finally got a glimpse of the couch, hidden behind the house! Brought it out and placed it elsewhere, and poof – it was filled with the Simpson family. I guess you have to tap it as indicated on the quest task to get the fam on it.

      So lesson learned – if something goes missing, enable transparent buildings and look again…

      • So glad you found your couch! Mine was more of a senior moment. I moved it (in front of the Simpson’s gingerbread house) and never remembered that I moved it. Doah!

  4. The Bleeding Gums Murphy cloud is back to normal in my town, and the town portrait option came back.

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