Holiday Whodunnit (Christmas 2021) Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 4 (Herb Tannenbaum)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time for another fun and exciting prize post, as we kick of the 2021 Christmas in TSTO prize track!

Act 1 of the Holiday Whodunnit event consists of 1 new building, 5 new decorations, 1 character (which we’ll cover in another post), and 2 new bonus animated tasks…oh and a Mystery Box token.

We covered the decorations/buildings in this post, so it’s now time to take a look at the lone full character prize on the Act 1 prize track, Herb Tannenbaum…

Herb Tannenbaum is a brand new Character in Springfield and part of the Holiday Whodunnit Character Collection:

How You Unlock it:
Out Cold Pt. 4
Answer Christmas Trivia- x1
Make Park Ranger Oversee Race Sign-ups- 4hrs
Make Homer Rev the Snowmobile Aggressively- 4hrs
Make Bart Wax the Snowmobile Skis- 4hrs
Make Burns Win Olympic Gold With the Hounds- 4hrs
Make Krusty Fill His Sleigh With Expired Burger Meat Fuel- 4hrs
Collect Get-Well Cards- x150.

Once achieved you’ll unlock the character…

Other Info:
Voiced: No
WDTCF: “”Treehouse of Horror XXIX” S30, E04

Herb does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:

Christmas Spirit Pt. 1
Herb starts

Bart: Cool, look at all the presents under the Christmas tree!
Lisa: Wow. Mom and Dad must have gone all out this year.
Bart: I call dibs on this one.
Lisa: You can’t call dibs on someone else’s present; it’s got my name on it.
Bart: Not anymore. *switches names*
Lisa: MOM! Bart’s taking my presents again.
Herb Tannenbaum: Whoa, Christmas is a time for sharing.
Bart And Lisa:  Ahh! An alien!
Herb Tannenbaum: Oh, I’m not an alien. I’m a sentient arboreal being. Specifically the species holidayus-topiaricus. Name’s Herb Tannenbaum, nice to meet ya.
Bart: Lisa, why is the Christmas tree talking?
Lisa: Don’t look at me. Maybe it has something to do with the water contamination from the power plant?
Bart: I don’t think I’m okay with this.
Herb Tannenbaum: The only thing contaminated here is your downer Christmas spirit. Maybe an extra Christmas present will cheer you up.
Bart: Actually, I’m fine with this.
Make Herb Tannenbaum Give Out Presents- 4hrs
Make Bart Get Excited- 4hrs
Make Lisa Get Excited- 4hrs

Christmas Spirit Pt. 2
Herb starts

Bart: Whoa, you can make presents?!
Herb Tannenbaum: Pfft, you think Santa’s the only one with presents? Between you and me, Christmas is kinda MY gig. I LET Santa take all the glory, cuz, you know…I’m not into all that.
Bart: Right. Can I have another one?
Lisa: No, Bart. It’s my turn for a gift!
Bart: You’ll get your turn. *shoves Lisa*
Herb Tannenbaum: Whoa, whoa. No need for violence. Here, have another present.
Bart: *gasp* *whispering* Lisa, push me.
Lisa: What? I’m not gonna push you. You probably have a hidden camera or something so you can rat on me. *pushes Bart* Sorry, muscle spasm.
Herb Tannenbaum: Easy, little lady. Here, maybe a present will mellow you out.
Lisa: *gasp*
Bart: This is great, we can get endless presents!
Lisa: Slow down! You’re like three presents ahead of me! *pushes Bart*
Bart: Should we quit while we’re ahead? I mean, who knows what’ll happen if we keep this up.
Lisa: Not until that thing spits out a pony! *pushes Bart*
Make Herb Tannenbaum Keep Making Presents- 4hrs
Make Bart Keep Pushing Lisa- 4hrs
Make Lisa Keep Pushing Bart- 4hrs

Christmas Spirit Pt. 3
Herb starts

Herb Tannenbaum: Need…water…
Bart: Uh oh, I think we broke him!
Lisa: I knew I should have listened to my conscience!
Bart: I’m the one who suggested stopping. You should have listened to MY conscience.
Lisa: Don’t worry, Herb. Here’s some water.
Herb Tannenbaum: Oh, thanks. Making all those presents for you two sure was a lot of work.
Bart: Sorry, man. We didn’t mean to hurt you. But, uh…let us know as soon as you’re ready to start again.
Herb Tannenbaum: No apology necessary. As long as you are all feeling the Christmas spirit now, that’s all that matters.
Bart: *opening mounds of presents* Oh yeah, I’m feeling it.
Lisa: But the Christmas spirit shouldn’t just be about getting presents, right? Herb, maybe there’s something we can do for you, too?
Herb Tannenbaum: Now you’re getting it. And as a matter of fact, there is. Could you help clean me?
Bart: Ugh, like…get your hard-to-reach areas?
Herb Tannenbaum: Nah, just stand back and try to catch whatever comes out before it runs back inside.
Lisa: I beg your pardon?
Make Herb Tannenbaum Do Some Cleaning- 4hrs
Make Bart Get Scratched by Raccoons- 4hrs
Make Lisa Get Scratched by Raccoons- 4hrs
Lisa: Sorry, Herb, but we weren’t able to catch the raccoons.
Bart: Speak for yourself. I got one!
Christmas Raccoon: *screeches*

Herb Tannenbaum’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Train Other Christmas Trees 1hr $70, 17xp Various Homes in Springfield
Give Out Presents 4hrs $175, 45xp Outside/Visual
Do Some Cleaning 8hrs $275, 70xp Outside/Visual
Run Away from Pyro Kids 12hrs $420, 100xp “Sneaks” Around Springfield
See the Latest Christmas Flick 24hrs $600, 150xp Theaters in Springfield

And that’s it my friends, the details on Herb Tannenbaum!

Up next? That’s the final prize to cover on the Act 1 prize track!  So as long as you’ve unlocked Santa’s Castle (which is the prize after Herb), you’ve finished Act 1! Nothing to do but sit back and wait for Act 2 to start up on Friday…

Thoughts on act 1? Herb? Questline? Tasks?  How are you doing with the prize track? Still, working on it? Sound off below!

2 responses to “Holiday Whodunnit (Christmas 2021) Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 4 (Herb Tannenbaum)

  1. Hi Alissa, Safi, and neighbors.
    Has anyone been able to get any news on the game. I still can’t play!!
    It’s getting kind of depressing coming to this blog. 😢😥
    I have never gone so long without playing. Even when on vacation if there’s an event going on.
    I don’t understand what’s going on. It’s been a week since this fiasco.
    Alissa, Safi, have you guys heard anything from EA??
    Thanks , hoping to hear some good news.
    Take care everyone. 🌲

  2. Herb Tannenbaum – we got a THOH 🎃 Character for XMAS 🎄 (not voiced but anytime you give me a Visual Character Task involving 🦝 ‘s? I’m happy and lol’ing!) 😂

    Act 1 was good – that’s not my concern, that’s if EA can’t keep it up during Act 2 , Act 3 , Act 4 (the downside of a Multi Act Event). I’m happy the Event is not that difficult – we are all busy this Month and it’s not a good time to overcomplicate things. 👍🏻

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