After going back and forth with some help from our amazing readers here, TinyCo was able to locate the link to the Red Hot Lois skin and the other Skins in Al’s clearing out all items collected while creating a costume.
This is the general breakdown of the issue. Al’s only allows ONE costume at a time to be made. Due to this, if you already have one being “created” (all items collected and now you are building it) DO NOT CLAIM/CREATE RED HOT LOIS WHILE ANOTHER COSTUME/SKIN IS BEING CREATED!! This causes an error as two skins try to complete at the same time. Yes, we know she is instant and not built, but somehow Al’s does not see this.
The resulting issue is that it will cancel out the Skin being built and EVERYTHING you collected will be zeroed out. So instead…just let her sit and wait until your Skin/Costume completes its build time and you have added it to your character. THEN, go ahead and go to the Comic Con link in the lower right corner and go collect Red Hot Lois.
Now to answer some questions before they’re asked.
Do I have to stop collecting Materials like Hams, Banana Peels, etc?
You can go on collecting items for Costumes just fine and collect her at the same time. It is ONLY at the “Creating” stage (timer is running down) that this is happening. So if you have…let’s say… 8/10 hams and are still collecting…this will not be impacted. (You can see the option to Create/Create Now is still there to tap. If you collected it all and instead see a countdown timer, that means the costume is being made and you need to wait to Claim/Create Red Hot Lois til it is completed.)
Does this impact any costume being built?
So far, YES! Any costume at Al’s you have just selected to be created (only one at a time) will be zeroed out if you try to Create it and Create Red Hot Lois at the same time.
So what do we do?
Watch your Blam! for when you win Red Hot Lois. If you just started to “Create” a costume, then choose the option of “Do It Later” to claim Red Hot. That, or if you know you are getting close to winning her within a few hundred Blam!, wait to “Create” any other Costume. It only takes a few seconds to Collect her and put her into the game.
So keep an eye out if you are close to getting her. Many of you may have just breezed by this with no problem and it won’t impact you. For those that DID run into this and lost items collected, please open a ticket right away with TinyCo so they can assist you.
Let us know if this helped.