Should I Spend Donuts On Strawberry and the Malibu Stacy Cart?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Update time in Springfield!  Always nice to see new content in TSTO, as the latest event has hit our games.  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 Strawberry and the Malibu Stacy Cart to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this pink duo to your town…

Building/Decoration: Malibu Stacy Cart
Costume: Strawberry
Donut Cost: 125 Donuts
3.5% Bonus on All Cash And XP
Gluttony +10
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF?: “Husbands and Knives” S19, E7

Leaves stores July 16th, 2020

Note: I’m trying something different with SIB posts.  Instead of giving Pros and Cons I’m just going to give you a rundown of the character. (basically combine both lists)  Pros and Cons are subjective to whoever is making the list, this way you get the info and can form your own opinions.
Also, instead of final thoughts, I’m just going to tell you what I did.  In the age of donut farming, it seems many of you just want the info about the character, as the value for the donuts spent doesn’t mean as much.  

The Rundown:
-GREAT price for a character + item combo, with bonus %
-Helps earn event currency for this entire event, at a premium rate
-Not voiced
-Comes with questline
-Two visual tasks that are funny, but not outstanding
-Visual Tasks are 4hrs and 8hrs
-Cart has very mild animation when tapped (lightly shakes)

What Did I Do?:
Grabbed it.  The price was too good to pass up!

Here’s a look at the tasks…

Strawberry’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Pack Lunch For the Day 1hr $105, 26xp Any House in Springfield
Play w/ Her Malibu Stacy Collection 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Pitch Multi-Level Marketing 8hrs $420, 105 Outside/Visual
Run the Coolsville Comics Counter 12hrs $600, 150xp Coolsville/Brown House
Read Some Malibu Stacy Comics 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Coolsville/Brown House

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

Malibu Scheme House Pt. 1
Strawberry starts

Make Strawberry Organize Bikini Day at Coolsville Comics- 4hrs

Malibu Scheme House Pt. 2
Strawberry starts

Make Strawberry Run an Online Dating Service- 2hrs
Make Femme Fatale Go on Blind Date- 2hrs (only applies if you have Femme Fatale)

Malibu Scheme House Pt. 3
Strawberry starts

Make Strawberry Pitch Multi-Level Marketing- 8hrs

Malibu Scheme House Pt. 4
Strawberry starts

Make Strawberry Play With Her Malibu Stacy Collection- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

Malibu Scheme House Pt. 5
Strawberry starts

Make Comic Book Guy Lay Down the Law- 1hr
Make Strawberry Be Impressed by the Law- 1hr

Thoughts on Strawberry and the cart?  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

16 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Strawberry and the Malibu Stacy Cart?

  1. No way I wasn’t getting this little cutie hipster.

  2. Got her immediately. Placed the cart on a path at my Krusty Busniland. Fits in well. Good bonus, nice item, and a character!

  3. I splurged, I have it parked out front of the arcade.

    Was she available in the Yearbook Mystery Box?

  4. Thanks a lot for this SIB Alissa! The format you chose actually makes sense, what is a pro for me could very well be a con for someone else.
    I grabbed her instantly because “why the heck not”, and I think she’s a nice addition 😊

  5. I picked up the combo and glad I did. I work retail so I thought the dialogue was hilarious.

  6. I grabbed this Character Combo, too … I wasn’t going to have Act 1 turn into “a Building? that’s all you get worth your time?” (because that 1 Building is worth the Grind, not anything else) ….. and that Bonus% is nice!

    I was amused by the Visual Tasks …. she’s worth the sprinkles (the extra Event Currency earned is nice!)😀👍🏻

  7. The character design makes me think of Ms. Frizzle (Magic School Bus) and a controversial female standup comedian.

    I have no hate toward red-heads: I love Lucy, Carol Burnett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Emma Stone, Conan O’Brian, Annie, Anne of Green Gables, Ginger (“Giligan’s Island”), (Zoey) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”s Jane Levy, [Auburn] Judy Garland (since I’m a friend of Dorthys) and (Julianne) Moore, and More.
    (The list could have been much bigger but I figured 10 or so would be a reasonable number (the list wasn’t in any particular order of least to greatest etc.)

  8. I tend to buy one premium character per event, I know it makes sense to buy the first character/offer if they help out the full event but Based on what I see being teased in the Character Collections I see two other characters I might prefer to have.

    • Haven’t you been playing long enough to be able to afford them all without spending any real money? Why not grab everything you like? Or is there some other reason why you prefer to buy only one per event? Just curious….of course you’re free to play this game however you like! 🙂

      • Hello wonderful Stranger, and one of my many Neighbors I have been failing to visit (which has nothing to do with viruses, just my laziness)

        Part of it is getting what I WANT and not getting things I don’t care much about, besides playing the game long enough I have seen premiums become freemium or bundled or offered for tokens or minimum donuts later on, so I’d rather get her in a few more years instead of right now,

        I still like to keep a donut limit in my bank in case I see things I MUST MUST have at all Cost.

        • No worries, lol – I can’t remember the last time I visited any of my neighbors!

          Since I have a multiplier up in the 2000s, I earn a ton of donuts just from even occasionally clearing buildings and tasks, so I can pretty much get everything I want. I don’t think I’ve dipped below 6000 donuts in a couple of years now, even with buying all event premium characters/skins. The only downside to getting everything when it is available initially is that I haven’t seen a mystery box, other than the main one, in forever (and when there is a returning item in the prize track, I always just get a stupid token). However, I do understand about not wanting stuff that you don’t want… There’s still stuff in the main mystery box that I haven’t gotten because I just don’t want to have it.

          Hope you’re well and stay well!

  9. Costume: Strawberry
    Character* Strawberry


    Now I’m thinking about buying some strawberries (fruit) from the store and dressing each one up in different outfits :p

  10. Bought her just to add another car to my collection

  11. TallSpiderCandy

    I got her immediately…I love new characters, especially good deals like this! Thanks EA! 🙂 And thanks for all the hard work you do, Alissa! You and the other Addicts are blessings 💕

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