Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Bethlehem Inn, Toys B This, or Personalized Talking Astrolabe?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO! And there’s nothing like the holidays to bring a little crazy to our pocket-sized towns! As the latest event in TSTO hit our towns recently…this time to celebrate Christmas! (kinda…sorta. Maybe?)  Of course, a new event gives EA an excuse to stock our stores with returning premium content, 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 returning Bethlehem Inn, Toys B This, or Personalized Talking Astrolabe? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

Note on Santa: He’s available in the Yearbook Mystery Box, so that’s your better value.  Also note, he does not come with his House (unlike previous years).  So there are several tasks you will not be able to complete unless you have Santa’s House.

Note on The Stable at the Inn:  It’s also available via the Yearbook Mystery Box.  So that’s your better value.

All Returning Items Leave Stores January 8th


Item: Bethlehem Inn
Donut Cost: 60 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do?: Standard Building. Has a permanent 4hr task for  Moe.
Opinion on it Now: Not available in the Yearbook Mystery Box, so if you want it this is your only opportunity to get it. Opinion is unchanged from last year: I’m not enamored by this one.  I feel like the price tag is too hefty for what it is/does.  I’d take a pass at this one.

Item: Toys B This
Donut Cost: 75 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do?: Standard Building. Has a permanent 4hr task for Bar.
Opinion on it Now: Not available in the Yearbook Mystery Box, so if you want it this is your only opportunity to get it.  Opinion 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.

Item: Personalized Talking Astrolabe
Donut Cost: 50 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do?: Decoration, with NO bonus.  Talks when tapped (SIB post linked has the audio files)
Opinion on it Now: Not available in the Yearbook Mystery Box, so if you want it this is your only opportunity to get it.  Opinion, shockingly, is unchanged from last year: I’m not enamored by this one.  I feel like the price tag is too hefty for what it is/does.  I’d take a pass at this one.

What are your thoughts on the returning content?  Any items you’ve picked up?  Passed on?   Placement in Springfield?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

9 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Bethlehem Inn, Toys B This, or Personalized Talking Astrolabe?

  1. P.S.

    I have no idea why EA didn’t offer Santa Claus as a Character Building Combo (it’s pointless to have only a Character when you need his Home to perform certain Tasks) …. but you all know where to voice your complaints towards EA online , riiiight?

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  2. Bethlehem Inn – this should’ve been an Event Prize

    Toys B This – I had the sprinkles, got it for the nostalgia (only worth it if you got the extra 🍩’s)

    Personalized Talking Astrolabe – 😹 really? dumb Decor is a hard pass!

    Constructive Criticism – we’ve got some good Premiums in the Mystery Boxes (spend your sprinkles there!)

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  3. Santa’s not in the Yearbook…

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    • According to my list here

      https://tstoaddicts.com/2019/03/13/yearbook-mystery-box/

      He is. And that list is from the files. It’s possible I made an error nearly a year ago, but it’s hard to believe I’d add something that wasnt there. Forget something, maybe. But add is a little odd… but it’s possible I suppose.

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      • I have to agree with Zeke. Regular Santa isn’t in the Yearbook. I looked there a lot and didn’t see him there. I wouldn’t have bought him for 150 Donuts if I saw him available any other way. Santa Flanders is in the Yearbook but he’s not on the list at your link, Alissa. Perhaps that’s the problem? It should read Santa Flanders and not just Santa?

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  4. I just started experiencing a crazy amount of lag, for the first time in ages. Anybody else or just me?

    I’m enjoying the Christmas update, thanks for what y’all do on this site!

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  5. No appearance from Gil yet ??? Oo.

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  6. I already have this… :/ no feel good emotions… lol..

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