Should You Buy Big Baby Barney and Lullabuy$?

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) 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
-Instant Build
-Earns $135,15xp/4hrs
-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…

Task Length Earns Location
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!

10 responses to “Should You Buy Big Baby Barney and Lullabuy$?

  1. It’s a fun little concept, but not really a must have IMO. And I spent fairly recently. Haven’t made a final decision, but likely passing on this.

  2. For ten bucks I’d be happier with a building + full character combo, but I might go for this. It’s about time I made a donation! What’s the animation on the building — or is there none?

  3. I got it.. since it was a building and costume.
    In Canada.. where I am.. 13.99 + 0.70 tax(5%) = 14.69

  4. RIP Phil Hartman. My least favorite anniversary of someone’s passing.

    • No doubt a true legend taken away ….man he did some amazing much. News Radio is still an all time favorite of mine. The episode where they took away smoking in the building…funny stuff..I urge everyone to look that up..early Joe Rogan…Stephen Root as Jimmy James was amazing. Andy Dick ….well he was great in this…believe it or not. Maura Tierney(?)..was good. And Dave Foley…gotta love Kids In the Thanks for the reminder Mike.

    • It was a big loss that occurred in a horrific way. I was very affected by it at the time. This past week was also the anniversary of another (not Simpsons-related) death that hit me hard at the time, the loss of Jim Henson.

  5. I’m still debating this one. Like the skin, like the building…but am wary of space. I still have plenty of room…for now…with the new land availed to us, but am worried about if any more new land will ever become available again. I’ve surely spent my fair share on this game…along with another town I lost about 6 or so years ago…so I’ll take a few more days to decide on this one.

  6. skipping on baby barney. dont want to get it. for me its one of those not needed items that would end up in my inventory

  7. Greg Jablynski

    I snapped this up right away. A good Barney skin and quest. Plus I’m happy to spend some cash now and then. If nobody spends anything the game won’t last much longer. Plus, it’s a good bonus to get a skin or whatever on top of the donuts.

  8. Bought it right away. Love the animated tasks!

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