Should I Spend Donuts on Mecha-Chalmers and Rigel 7 Military Base?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Murky water, trees have changed colors, and leaves are blowing in Springfield, that can only mean one thing…the annual Treehouse of Horror update is upon us!  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 Mecha-Chalmers and Rigel 7 Military Base to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this military combo to your town…


Building/Decoration: Rigel 7 Military Base
Character/Skin: Mecha Chalmers
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
$300, 30xp/12hrs
Obedience +20
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF:  THOH XXII” S23, E3 -In the Na’vi Segment (#3)

Leaves stores November 10th

The Rundown:
-Standard price for a character/building combo
-Helps earn event currency at a premium rate
-Will earn event currency for the remaining acts
-Not voiced
-Comes with questline
-Visual Tasks are 1hr and 4hrs
-Will use Rigel 7 Base for tasks
-Skin for Chalmers, NOT a full character.

What Did I Do?:
While this is the standard price, I passed on it in my Springfield.  Partly due to the fact that it’s a skin, but mostly the combo just didn’t appeal to me.

Here’s a look at the tasks…

Mecha Chalmers’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Clean the Smudges off the Suit 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Show Off the Missiles 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Strike Fear into the Kids 8hrs $420, 105 Springfield Elementary
Reload Weapons Systems 12hrs $600, 150xp Rigel 7 Military Base
Do Some Macho Cosplay 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Springfield Convention Center

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

Mech-ing a Difference Pt. 1
Mecha Chalmers starts

Mecha-Chalmers Strike Fear Into the Kids- 8hrs
Make Skinner Prepare Mecha-Discipline Waiver Forms-

Mech-ing a Difference Pt. 2
Mecha Chalmers starts

Make Mecha-Chalmers Show Off the Missiles- 4hrs
Make the Kids Cheer for Mecha-Chalmers- x5. 4hrs

Mech-ing a Difference Pt. 3
Mecha Chalmers starts

Make Skinner Beg to Wear the Mech Suit- 4hrs
Make Mecha-Chalmers Hang Skinner From the Flagpole- 4hrs

Mech-ing a Difference Pt. 4
Mecha Chalmers starts

Make Mecha-Chalmers Clean the Smudges Off the Suit- 1hr
Make Skinner Dream About Having Missiles- 4hrs

And that’s it, my friends, the details on Mecha-Chalmers and Rigel 7 Military Base!

Thoughts on Mecha-Chalmers and the Base? 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

8 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Mecha-Chalmers and Rigel 7 Military Base?

  1. I ended up picking up both the premium and the Gil deal even though I wasn’t excited about either. I had room for the Rigellian base around my airport area and wanted the premium payout to help me on my prize payouts because I don’t check in like I used to and take frequent days off. I picked up the Gil deal because I heard the questline was good, a frequent motivator. I can farm the donuts in a few minutes and always store the content later if it doesn’t suit my design.


    Got an idea in my head with a small military area to design, just need a small area tbc lol

  3. Not worth the Sprinkles to me. 🙄

    That THOH Segment (“In the Na’vi”) would have been the perfect opportunity for EA to give Tappers Rigellian Character Skins (or separate Characters) of Bart Simpson and Milhouse Van Houten (I’ve already explained why since there’s enough Content, plus this would have given New Tappers a chance to obtain prior Rigellian Content). 🤷🏼‍♂️

    If you get the Gil Deal (I know this makes the 3rd Mall Building in our Springfield), the Visual Character Tasks (I don’t want to spoil it) are lol worthy 😂 (Demogorgon is Voiced) and it was a Halloween-ish 🎃 Questline.

  4. federico bernardinelli

    I’m passing on this as well and I’m currently debating whether i want to indulge in Gil’s latest gimmick (aww good ol Gil)
    The Mall looks a bit too small but it’s still tempting.

    This one is interesting because i think the base could make a nice addition to a space themed area but we don’t have enough content to do just that

  5. I bought it because I have Bart’s mech suit from awhile back. Hopefully, I’ll see a battle between the two at some point.

  6. This isn’t a full character, it’s a premium skin for Chalmers. I’m guessing that may be part of why you passed on it?

    • 🤦‍♀️ I knew I forgot to add something to the post. That’s what happens when i write posts late at night.

      It’s one of the reasons, the other is I’m really just not a fan of the combo. Didn’t do anything for me, and won’t do anything for my Springfield.

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