Should I Spend Donuts On the Nutcracker and The Actual North Pole?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In our games, the snow is falling and TSTO is calling yoo hoo!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year Tappers, Christmas in TSTO! 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 the Nutcracker and the Actual Northpole to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this cracking duo to your town…

Building/Decoration: Nutcracker
Character/Skin: Actual Northpole
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
12×12 (I think, it’s really hard to count tiles with the snow!)
$200, 22xp/8hrs
Socialism +20
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF: “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” S26, E09

Leaves stores January 12th

The Rundown:
-Standard price for a character/building combo
-Full character for Springfield
-Helps earn event currency at a premium rate
-Comes with questline
-Visual Tasks are 1 and 4hrs
-Will use the actual North Pole for tasks.

What Did I Do?:
Standard price and a full character, I grabbed it.  It’s creepy looking, but I still picked it up…

Here’s a look at the tasks…

Nutcracker’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Test the Nutcracker 9000 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Try to Crack a Nut 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Struggle to See Out the Eye Hole 8hrs $420, 105 The Actual North Pole
Have All With Santa 12hrs $600, 150xp Santa’s House/The Actual North Pole
Round Up Escaped Reindeer 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Bag a Reindeer Hunting Range

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

Nuts to That Pt. 1
Nutcracker starts

Make Nutcracker Try to Crack a Walnut- 4hrs
Make Moe Watch Nervously- 4hrs
Make Lenny Cheer Him On- 4hrs
Make Carl Cheer Him On- 4hrs

Nuts to That Pt. 2
Nutcracker starts

Make Frink Design the Nutcracker 9000- 4hrs
Make Nutcracker Test the Nutcracker 9000- 4hrs

Nuts to That Pt. 3
Nutcracker starts

Make Jesus Attempt Carpentry- 4hrs
Make Nutcracker Test Jesus’ Handiwork – 4hrs

Nuts to That Pt. 4
Nutcracker starts

Make Nutcracker Tear Up His Resignation- 4hrs
Make Santa Be Proud – 4hrs

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

Thoughts on the Nutcracker or Actual North Pole? 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

5 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Nutcracker and The Actual North Pole?

  1. Well I lost 900 donuts. I have tried to get back and nothing works. I. Work hard for those donuts and can’t get help. I’ve tried connecting to help line but they say to try again later. Has anyone else lose donuts? It’s been almost a week now. I lost them the last level of game went up. Can Anyone Help?

  2. I love Christmas, so an easy decision to get this. I think I will put it in my expanded land area that’s to the right of Springfield Heights. That seems like a good area for Christmas stuff.

  3. Is anyone else having the same problem as me? So, on Tuesday, I sent the characters on their tasks when Act 4 started and bought the Nutcracker for 150 donuts.

    The next day, I wake up and everything has been reset – none of the characters are on their tasks and the Nutcracker is back in the store, but it says I have 0 donuts instead of 150. It reset everything except the donuts.

    I’ve gotten a few more donuts since, but whenever I exit the game and re-enter, those donuts are gone too. I’m down roughly 170 donuts now. Just gone for no reason.

    I had opened a land square to put the Nutcracker’s building down and that initially reset too, but I opened the land square again and it stayed. I also sent some characters on normal tasks and got some donuts. When I closed and reopened the game, the characters were still on their missions but the donuts were all gone.

    So It seems like everything that doesn’t involve donuts stays put, while donuts disappear, which is extremely messed up. I’ve tried uninstalling and re-installing the app to fix it, but no luck.

    Any idea if this is a game-wide issue or is it just me? Because if it is just me then I basically can’t play the game anymore 🙁

    • Hi James

      It sounds like you have what we refer to as a “rollback glitch” and that’s been a problem within this Game App for years (I currently cannot log into TSTO on my Device, I literally have to play through BlueStacks on my laptop until EA can solve that problem) ….. it’s kind of a PINA (pain in the a$$) but it is worth it to head over to EA website and spend some time with Tech Support to let them know you are experiencing a glitch.

  4. I had to wrestle with this one …. it’s the style of Building which I prefer (ie you can place a road down the middle) …. but I didn’t care for the Character and this Premium Combo will probably end up in a Mystery Box down the road (there is plenty which I obtained during this Event I appreciate and took the time to place in my Springfield). I ♥️ the living 🎄 Tattenbaum (not Voiced but great Visual Character Tasks).

    Okay keep warm in that 🌨️ I see in the news 👍🏻

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