Because of his burgeoning school schedule, Wookster asked me to take a whirl at a “Where Did That Come From?” on Mr. Sparkle (aka Misutā Supākoru if you want the Japanese version).
I have to admit, that as I was just coming back from a 3-day trade show in Seattle, and was suffering serious “screen eyes” from trying to play the game, while working, shooting video, and doing “business meetings” with potential clients that went in the wee hours. So, I was tempted to make the answer really concise…and just say, “Japan.”
But, as there seems to be no end of the excitement for this odd, yet beloved sub-character in our games, I will do my best to get “deeper” into the origins of our favorite Japanese advertising mascot, “Mr. Sparkle” (with a huge assist from the crib notes that Wookie sent with his email request).
Posted in Characters, Where Did THAT Come From
Tagged Mr. Sparkle, Simpsons episode recaps, simpsons tapped out, Tapped Out Tips and Tricks, The Simpsons, The Simpsons Mr Sparkle, The Simpsons Tapped Out, The Simpsons Tapped Out Tips and Tricks, TSTO, TSTO Addicts, TSTO Mr. Sparkle
“Geekly beloved, we are gathered here in the eyes of me, king of the cameos, Stan Lee…”
Ohayo gozaimasu addicterinos! Well, it’s more like afternoon or evening where some of you are so please insert a humble konnichiwa or konbanwa as appropriate. Also insert a bowing Wookiee if this makes you happy… somewhere around here there’s a picture of me in a kimono but I digress…
Wow… another week here at Addicts and hopefully your week is starting in as good a spirits as mine. Why am I so happy? Well… I’m alive for another week of adventure but really, it all comes down to a silly little episode about four fingered yellow characters. (Happy Mom? I used your correct verbiage for the Best. Show. Ever.) Continue reading
Posted in Episode Re-Cap, Tapped Out
Tagged episode tie in, habu sake, Harlan Ellison Simpsons, Hayao Miyazaki, Kumiko Nakamura, married to the blob, Mr. Sparkle, new simpsons tv episode, snake wine, Stan Lee Simpsons, The Simpsons Tapped Out
So another Sunday has come and gone. Nothing exciting happened. Nothing much to report. Nothing to see here. Move along…(or take a peek…if you dare.)
Posted in Characters, Episode Re-Cap, Episode Tie-In, Tapped Out
Tagged episode recap, episode tie in, Hayao Miyazaki, kumiko, married to the blob, Mr. Sparkle, new simpsons tv episode, simpsons tapped out, TSTO Addicts
FINALLY!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! A fluffy Bunny is VERY happy right now. Well, kinda. Lol. Something I have been wanting in the game for a while is now here.
We had a lil in game update that brought us a few new items to go along with the Episode tie in for “Married to the Blob”. It included a brand new “never seen before” character, Kamiko. The Swanky Fish was brought back from the past. But the item I was giggling about, MR. SPARKLE. Woohoo!
Yes it is just a simple billboard, but it still makes me happy. (I even did a 2D Mr. Sparkle a while back. Check it out.)
I touched a bit on the origin of Mr. Sparkle in my 2D post, but I will recap it here too in a bit more detail. Continue reading
Posted in 2D, Decorations, Donuts, Episode Tie-In, Where Did THAT Come From
Tagged billboard, episode tie in, january update, Kamiko, Mr. Sparkle, simpsons tapped out, swanky fish, TSTO Addicts, where did that come from
Happy 2D Tuesday Everyone!
“Oh, hello, American investor. I see you are interested in distributing Mr. Sparkle in you home prefecture. You have chosen wisely. But please — don’t believe me. Observe this commercial.”