Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Spending actual cash on donuts for a character is back in TSTO. This is something EA’s been rolling out over the last few years, and it’s a new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them) Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character/costume/building/decoration/combo to one of the donut bundles sometimes in addition to bonus donuts.
And I want to be perfectly clear…you do not need to buy these characters to complete an event. You can still play this game, and complete all the tasks and prizes, 100% free. These cash-for-character items are a new type of premium currency…because donuts have been so devalued with donut farming.
This time around we’re being offered Big Baby Barney, a premium costume for Barney, and Lullabuy$, a new building for Springfield, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US)..no bonus this time. While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Lullabuy$ and Big Baby Barney, his tasks, questline and other details you may be curious about.
So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….
So what is the deal? When you can find it in the Currency Tab of your Store (also by hitting Get More)…
Basically, spend $9.99 on a Tray of 132 donuts and you get the Big Baby Barney costume and the Lullabuy$ building.
And yes, for those outside of the US I know my price is probably lower than yours. EA only charges 9.99 USD for this package…anything over that that you are currently paying goes to Google/Apple/Amazon for Tax and Duty etc. EA only collects the 9.99.
And again, I’m glad EA went back to the $9.99 price point. Not thrilled it’s a costume, but I feel like the addition of the building makes it more worth it.
So here’s a breakdown on the combo…
-Costume for Barney
-Comes with a complete set of tasks
-Comes with a questline
-Some really fun visual/animated tasks
-Building for Springfield
-4×7 in size
-Improves Vanity +400
-Can Be placed on grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
-Big Baby Barney will use for tasks
-The purchase comes with 3 Shattered Dreams Mystery Box tokens, that can be used when you complete this event, or for a future box that appears between events.
Here’s a look at the task list
Big Baby Barney’s Permanent Tasks…
|Get Kicked Out of the Bar||1hr||$105, 26xp||Moe’s/Various Bars in Springfield|
|Flee From Racoons||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Be a Baby||8hrs||$420, 105||Outside/Visual|
|Buy a Baby Breathalyzer||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Lullabuy$|
|Buy a New Diaper||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Lullyabuy$|
And here’s the full dialogue version of the questline:
Child’s Play Pt. 1
Big Baby Barney starts
Big Baby Barney: 50% off BabyBjörns! Just tell them Big Baby sent you! We’ve got certified pre-owned strollers — guaranteed to have no drool stains! And today only, there’s a Buy 1, Get 1 Free promo on…*sucks pacifier* …pacifiers!
Homer: Barney, why are you out here dressed up like a baby and doing baby things?
Big Baby Barney: It’s my side gig for Lullabuy$. I put on a diaper, hand out some flyers, and they give me money. Isn’t it incredible?
Homer: Barney, even I think this is depressing. How much are they paying you?
Big Baby Barney: Five bucks an hour, and all the expired baby food I can eat.
Homer: Mmm…expired baby food…I take back everything that I said! Putting on this baby costume just to get free food is genius!
Big Baby Barney: Also, this diaper has surprisingly good breathability.
Homer: You mean the diaper that raccoon just pulled off you?
Big Baby Barney: Hey, that’s company property. I’m still four payments away from owning it! Get back here!
Make Big Baby Barney Try to Catch the Raccoon- 4hrs
Make Homer Daydream About Expired Baby Food- 4hrs
Big Baby Barney: That raccoon turned out to be a fireman dog and ran all the way back to the firehouse with my diaper.
Moe: So did you get the diaper back?
Big Baby Barney: No, all the firemen just laughed at me and gave me one of those aluminum blankets people wear in natural disasters.
Moe: Here, take my apron, Barn.
Big Baby Barney: Thanks, Moe. Now can you refill my baby bottle with some Duff?
Moe: *fills up baby bottle with beer*
Big Baby Barney: *sucking noises* You know, it’s way more fun to drink out of a baby bottle. Plus I never spill!
Child’s Play Pt. 2
Big Baby Barney starts
Lenny: Heya, Barney. How’s the new super-embarrassing gig going? I hope it’s not embarrassing.
Big Baby Barney: It’s great. But I can’t talk now, I’m late for a meeting.
Carl: A meeting? And you still have to wear a diaper for the meeting?
Big Baby Barney: Duh! But you’re right, maybe I should wear a tie with the diaper…
Make Big Baby Barney Go to a Meeting- 4hrs
Make Lenny Be Impressed by Big Baby Barney- 4hrs
Make Carl Congratulate Big Baby Barney- 4hrs
Child’s Play Pt. 3
Big Baby Barney starts
Big Baby Barney: So you want me to just sit here and play with toys?
Lindsay Naegle: Precisely. We want to figure out what toys call to the modern man for our new line of adult baby-toys.
Big Baby Barney: Finally, someone’s asking the important questions.
Lindsay Naegle: Just pick up the baby rattle and shake it.
Big Baby Barney: Way ahead of ya! *happy rattling*
Make Big Baby Barney Be a Baby- 4hrs
Make Lindsay Naegle Perform Market Research- 4hrs
Lindsay Naegle: It looks like the adult pacifier is testing off the charts!
Big Baby Barney: *happy sucking*
Lindsay Naegle: You also seemed particularly fond of the baby bottle. Could you tell us why?
Big Baby Barney: *belches* The booze, obviously.
Lindsay Naegle: We…didn’t put any booze in there. Just milk.
Big Baby Barney: Really? Hmm, how long have I been here for?
Lindsay Naegle: I don’t know, it’s been three hours or so.
Big Baby Barney: Three hours without beer! I need to go to Moe’s!
Lindsay Naegle: But we’re not finished. I booked this conference room for the weekend!
Big Baby Barney: Sorry, I quit.
Lindsay Naegle: You can’t quit, because you’re fired!
Big Baby Barney: Can I at least keep the diaper?
That’s pretty much it on Big Baby Barney and Lullabuy$. A fun combo and in my opinion, worth the $9.99. I’ve already picked it up.
What are your thoughts on Big Baby Barney and Lullabuy$? Have you made the purchase? Will you be making the purchase? Thoughts on the questline and tasks? Sound off below you know we love hearing from you!