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7/10/18 App Store Update

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Looks like EA released the removal update a little early, as there is currently an app store update available in Android (I can’t check iOS and Amazon at the moment) that preps for the removal of the I&S Event.  However, I want to stress downloading this update will NOT remove the event from your game at this time.  The event will not officially end until the timer runs out tomorrow.  So don’t panic.  This update will, however, change your app icon and splash screen back to normal.  As well as make a few other changes.  So, let’s take a look….

WARNING Potential next mini-event spoiler at the bottom of this post…

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Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 3 Premium Tina Ballerina

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It’s time to get amused in Springfield!  The latest event to hit our towns, Itchy and Scratchy Land, is in full force in our towns with a whole lot of twists and turns along the way!

While most other Acts of this event introduced a ton of new premium characters to Springfield, Act 3 only introduced us to one…Tina Ballerina.  As with the vast majority of premium characters Tina came equip with her own questline (although she doesn’t say much).  So let’s take a look at the premium Turbo Tappin’ version of it now….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Last Chance Premiums!

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Happy Saturday! Today, premium items from Acts 1 and 2 of Itchy and Scratchy Land have made their way back to our stores!  So if you missed out on getting them the first time around, now is your chance!  The items will be in stores until the event ends on the 11th…so you don’t have a ton of time to make up your minds.

To help you, I’ve linked the SIB posts for all the Act 1 and 2 Premiums (that have left our stores earlier) here.  You can also access ALL of the I&S Premium SIB posts through the I&S Event page here. Now, here’s the list for Acts 1 and 2…

Jeremy and Nickel ‘n’ Dime Animation

TGI McScratchy’s

Squeaky Voice Attendant and Soarin’ Over Springfield

Talent Agency and June Bellamy

Roger Meyers Story

Did you miss out on any of these the first time around?  Will you be picking them up this time?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Showoff Reminder: Itchy and Scratchy Land

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It’s that time…calling all Springfield designs of Amusement Proportions!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff featuring your Itchy and Scratchy Land (and now destroyed K-Land) inspired designs!  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

We’re (finally) nearing the end Itchy and Scratchy Land event, just a week left!    Once you’ve got those designs planned out show us what you’ve done, because who doesn’t like seeing what others have done with all this new stuff?!  So send us your Amusement Park inspired designs and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post, featuring your designs on WEDNESDAY JULY 11th….so you’ve got loads of time to prep your towns.  Take your time, design as you see fit and send us the designs when you’re ready.

So work on those designs and send us some screenshots when you’re ready…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, July 10th, 2018.  Can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

After all it is…the Best. Vacation. Ever.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.  If you email them please mark the subject with at least the word Showoff, otherwise, I might miss it.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

WDTCF – Ronald Reagan and the RR Re-Education Center

It is pretty amazing how little things a President does while in office, can have huge, and perhaps unintended consequences that rattle for decades afterward. What is even more amazing to me, is the “Frog in the pot” scenario that happens as things change so slowly, it is almost imperceptive, until it is prevalent. What does this have to do with Ronald Reagan and the Re-Education Center?  I’ll get to that…

As it pertains to TSTO and the Simpsons, Ronny appears in several scenes over several episodes. But, usually as a quick flash, a pic on the wall, or in one case, a head.  But, he does have a speaking role in one of my favorite non-political episodes of all time.  I’ll get to that as well.

When I was researching this post, I was reminded how little I actually watched the Simpsons in what we are now calling the “aughts” (the first decade of the 2000s). When I started re-watching some of them, I was surprised by how overtly political they were.  Yes…a lot of these episodes were in the post 9/11 era, and during election years. But, it now seems like we are ALWAYS in an election year…and the current episodes aren’t as overt. So maybe the writers just got tired of trying to use a cartoon show as a bully pulpit, and have switched over to less-than-subtle references in a mobile game.

The Re-Education Center is really at the heart of ONE episode…while Ronny is kinda smattered all over the place.  Let’s take a look…
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Itchy and Scratchy Land 101: Act 3 Amusement Bonus

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Arrangement Bonuses are back again and it doesn’t appear that they’re going anywhere.  This is now the third event in a row where Arrangement bonuses have been featured.  This time around it’s called an Amusement Bonus, same concept different name.

So let’s take a look at how this bonus works for Act 3, how you max it out and what it’ll get you…


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 3 is Live!

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Well, it’s that time in Springfield…time for Act 3 to hit our games. It’s 10am here on the east coast and that means it’s time for Itchy and Scratchy Act 3…so have at it, assuming you can get into the game of course!

Yes, odds are the servers will likely be down for awhile.  May I suggest waiting an hour or so before trying?  One day EA will learn that 10am ET is not a good start time…one day. (although I haven’t had issues yet today…)

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Homer kicks things off in Springfield, and you’ll have tasks for Springfielders to staff rides and a task to build the Zoominator (the first Act 3 prize)…so hopefully you saved up those Daily Challenges to get a good jump start!

Act 3 Runs until July 11th (when this event will finally end)

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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 2 is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that Act 2 of the Itchy and Scratchy Land Event…Ends TOMORROW June 27th at 10am ET (1400 GMT)

Once the Act 2 is over you will no longer be able to earn Axe Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning Axes if you haven’t unlocked all of the prizes because the closer you get to unlocking the next prize the lower the donut cost would be should you need to purchase it when the next Act starts…)

Crafting will STILL be available in the next Act.

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 2 check out our rundown post here.

And don’t forget about our Tips for Starting Act 3 right here.

Be ready for the Act 3 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) tomorrow morning  (June 27th)….

Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 2 Premiums, Squeaky Voice Attendant, June Bellamy & the Park Engineer

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It’s time to get amused in Springfield!  The latest event to hit our towns, Itchy and Scratchy Land, is in full force in our towns with a whole lot of twists and turns along the way!

Act 2 of the event brought a bunch of new premium characters to Springfield. Squeaky Voice Attendant, June Bellamy & the Park Engineer are the ones we were able to cover during Act 2 (there are more we’ll get to once Act 3 starts).  As with the vast majority of premium characters both of these characters came equipt with their own questlines.  So let’s take a look at the premium Turbo Tappin’ version of each….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Tips for Ending Act 2

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Happy Saturday!  The first Saturday of the summer! (unless of course, you live in the southern hemisphere)  What are your plans for the day?  Something fun in store?  Or planning on staying inside and working on a little TSTO?

Act 2 of the Itchy and Scratchy Land will be ending this coming Wednesday (so 4 days from now) at 10am ET…here’s what you should be doing to get ready for Act 3 to start.  Following these tips will help give you a head start when Act 3 launches…

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