Should I Spend Donuts on Mabel Simpson and the Canadian Border?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s update time in Springfield!  And after 8 years of TSTO, we’re finally tackling Black History Month!  No time like the present for EA, huh?   What’s in store for us this time?  Well, we’re tasked with finding out the history of Dr. Hibbert, Carl, Lou, and the Simpson Family! 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 Mabel Simpson and the Canadian Border to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Simpson Family History throwback to your town…

Building/Decoration: Canadian Border
Character: Mabel Simpson (full character, NOT a costume for Marge
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
$200, 22xp/8hrs
Vanity +400
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF?: “The Color Yellow” S21, E13

Leaves stores March 12th, 2020

-Helps with the event, earns a special premium rate (will earn it for the entire event)
-Comes with a questline
-Completes the Black History Character Collection
-Completes the Simpson Family
-Will use the Canadian Border for tasks
-Virgil has a task at the Canadian Border

Pro or Con (Depending on how you play):
-Has a joint task with Virgil

-Looks just like Marge

Final Thought
So guys this is EASILY the best premium item of this entire event.  She’s priced at the standard price point, voiced, will use the building she comes with for tasks, AND the “building” she comes with actually makes sense to be associated with her.  Hands down the best premium buy of this event…

Of course, in the end, it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and I got her almost immediately.  Best premium buy of this event.  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…

Mabel’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Race to Canadian Border 1hr $105, 26xp Canadian Border
Have Log Rolling Contest 4hrs $260, 70xp Springfield Lake
Home School Abraham 8hrs $420, 105 Brown House
Go Hunting 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Hide in Plain Sight 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Outside/Visual

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

Dinner for Two Pt. 1
Mabel starts

Make Mabel Simpson Home School Abraham- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make Virgil Simpson Fail at Teaching Math- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp

Dinner for Two Pt. 2
Mabel starts

Make Mabel Simpson Hide in Plain Sight- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp
Make Virgil Simpson Hide in Wagon- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp

Dinner for Two Pt. 3
Virgil starts

Make Mabel Simpson Have Logrolling Contest- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Virgil Simpson Have Logrolling Contest- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp

Dinner for Two Pt. 4
Virgil starts

Make Mabel Go Hunting- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Make Virgil Simpson Go Hunting- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Dinner for Two Pt. 5
Mabel starts

Make Mabel Race to Canadian Border- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp
Make Virgil Simpson Propose- 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

What are your thoughts on Mabel and the Canadian Border?  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!

Also, don’t forget Showoff next week!  Send your submissions in by Wednesday night! 🙂

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

10 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Mabel Simpson and the Canadian Border?

  1. I really like that Canadian Border. The main problem is that where i want to place it, there is no more place. I must “destroy” an area that is (to my opinion) is already nice designed. Some problems thus.
    I’m rushing the last part slowly. With 4 premiums and the goal not that high, i can have a mix of playing 2-3 times a day and rushing. But with the weekend coming up (when i play usually only once a day) i might be spending more donuts

  2. Bought this the first hour of Act 4, and the Canadian Border is illustrated beautifully. Only gripe is the scale of it — really small compared to other decorations like trees and buildings — so it’s kind of awkward to look at when it’s placed with other decorations near it.

  3. Just wondering if after we are finished with the Black History event will we be able to purchase Jay G Bundle? I’m currently working on Man of the Year Pt 1 and I get a “you can only place one of a particular unique item in our town at a time” message when I try to purchase him. Any ideas?

  4. Instead of Canadian Border, I was given Marge and Cretaceous Park. No Canadian Border. Anyone have this problem?

    • Kathryn D Soukup

      Me too.

    • please visit

      right away so that Customer Support / Tech Support can help you within the hour (I’m finding lots of posts regarding this glitch for those who spent 🍩’s on the Mabel Simpson Premium Character Building Combo).

    • Just like I suggested to tekhore, I urge you to visit @EAHelp on Twitter so that your Mabel Simpson Character Building Combo glitch can be fixed (you spent 🍩’s for it, then you should get it)

  5. Becky Robertson

    I’m Canadian, this is a must have.

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