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Not all the Sims in Midnight Hollow are eccentric. The Doe family appears to be the epitomy of normal, but then again appearances can be deceiving right? Producer Lisa Smith does not seem to be fooled by their perfect appearance. Learn more about The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow, available Thursday, September 26th on The Sims 3 Store!

The Doe family appears to be the picture of perfection. Jane is the perfect housewife, John is rising in the ranks at his corporate job, and their children are respectful and accomplished. With a life this perfect, we can’t help but wonder what it was that brought them to Midnight Hollow? What are they hiding behind their bright smiles?

Good Afternoon, Doe Family! Thank you for letting us be here today. You have a lovely home. 
John: Well that’s all due to my wife Jane here.  The light of my life keeps my home perfect and welcoming.
Jane: Oh, John. You’re making me blush!

Aren’t you guys precious.  Let’s start off with you telling me a little bit about yourselves!
Jane: Would you like some more tea?

Uhm. No thank you.  The cup you gave me just moments ago with the fresh baked scones is excellent.
John: There’s nothing to tell really. I’m living the dream in the corporate life and I come home to a beautiful wife, a clean home and excellent children! 

Well, it all seems pretty excellent.  So tell me, what brought you to Midnight Hollow? It seems a little dark for your sunny family.
Jane: *a little frantically* Are you sure you wouldn’t like that tea?
Joseph: *Gets up angrily, walks out of the house and slams the door*
Jenn: *Sits quietly and stares ahead with an eerie blank expression*
James: *Giggles and plays happily in the corner*
John: Uh. Heh. You know. Just a change of scenery. You never know where the winds will take you and all that. 



So how about a tour of the house?
John: You know, it’s clear that Jane isn’t feeling too well. I think it’s time for you to go.

Missed the Midnight Hollow trailer? Watch it here!

Designer Alan Copeland has really outdone himself with Midnight Hollow! In this in-depth review of The Golden Ticket Toy Shop Venue, available exclusively in The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow Gold Edition, you'll find out exactly what makes this a one-of-a-kind venue! 

One of my favorite things about Midnight Hollow is its uniqueness. I love all of the wildly diverse stories you can tell around this town and The Golden Ticket Toy Shop venue, available exclusively with the Gold version of Midnight Hollow, adds a whole new dimension to that storytelling experience.  

This fun new shop comes with the Savvy Seller’s Collection that comes with Midnight Hollow, but also a ton of new items. While there is an old section of the store that shows a time when all of the toys were hand crafted, the upstairs shows how these items are made presently — The Titanic Toy Machine!


With over a dozen different toys that it can make, The Titanic Toy Machine has something for all ages!   

Some of the items include the new baby mat!


Everyone enjoys flying a kite!  But make sure you don’t get struck by lightning!

If your toddler moves to the beat of a different drum, then get them beating that drum as early as possible. Help your little virtuoso get an early start with the new toy drum. 

The new Clown in the Box can be a bit moody. Turn the crank to find out if he will be happy or sad.

We also have the return of Sir-Bricks-A-Lot along with a variety of other new toddler toys like the toy train.


And what kid doesn’t want remote controlled cars and robots?!


There are a lot more little items that come with The Titanic Toy Machine, including cute little things to decorate with, like these fun toy animal balloons.



This is easily the most Premium Content that we’ve ever put into one venue, so make sure you’re ready on September 26, 2013 to get the gold version of Midnight Hollow and The Golden Ticket Toy Shop!  

The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow is filled with a vibrant community where every Sim has a story of their own. Designer Alan Copeland interviews a few and shares them here! See if you can spot Katerina in The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow Trailer! To find more about Midnight Hollow, click here!

Katarina's love for dolls came at a young age, she adored them, all of their fashion and all of the possibilities for them. As she aged her only aspiration was to be like her beloved doll. Now with pristine skin and an almost expressionless face she loves everything she sees in the mirror and doesn't want to be alone. She has her eyes set on collector Jack Limb because if anyone can appreciate perfect upkeep of a doll, it's him; but his feelings for that perfect Sarah Holden are standing in her way.

Hello , Katarina, it’s nice to meet…
Stewart: Oh, I’m sure it is!  I could just imagine meeting somebody as fabulous as me and it’s got to be one of the highlights of your life!  But enough about me, what do YOU think about me?

Someone mentioned your eccentric sense of fashion.
Stewart:  They did?  Really? Who?  No, seriously… who said that?!  Was it Jack Limb?  Please tell me it was Jack.

I believe it was Mr. Hyde.
Stewart:  Well, I really am fabulous and Lucien was really sweet to point that out.  But I feel like, what’s the point of being a doll if you don’t have a fantastic wardrobe to play dress up?

Well, since you brought it up… It’s easy to see the comparison between you and a doll.  Your skin is flawless.  Pristine.  Almost plastic.  And is your face is… what’s the most delicate way of putting this?  Is your face stuck like that?
Stewart:  Oh… you’re too kind.  I really have put a lot of work into making sure people always seeing the best ME as possible.  I really am a collector’s edition.  All of my dolls have been just perfect for me.  How can they love me if I’m not doing my best to be perfect for them?

Have you met anyone interesting here in town?
Stewart:  *giggle* Is that your not so subtle way of asking me out?
Actually this is just one of the interview ques…
Stewart:  Shhhhh!  It’s OK.  I won’t tell anyone.  But I’m not seeing anyone right now because I have my eye on a certain collector.  Only somebody like Jack Limb would know the right way to properly care for someone like me.  

Jack Limb?  But isn’t he dating Sarah Holden?
Stewart:  You probably can’t tell it from my facial expression right now, but I’m in a full on rage!  How dare you bring up that llama faced loser?!  

Well that’s not very nice.  She seems like a very pleasant person.
Stewart:  I’m so glad I decided not to date you!  If my tear ducts hadn’t been removed I would be sobbing!  This interview is over!