Inside Crazy Redd's
Crazy Redd's in New Leaf
|Opening hours||10:00 AM - 11:00 PM|
|Appearances|| Animal Crossing, |
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Doubutsu no Mori (film)
Crazy Redd's, also known as the Black Market, is a store run by Redd, a kitsune (Japanese for fox; in English, 'Kitsune' refers to foxes in Japanese folklore) who has a shifty nature. The shop contains items that can also be bought from Tom Nook in his store, but for a higher price, as well as items sold exclusively by Redd which cannot be found anywhere else.
The shop also sells paintings which can be forgeries - these can be identified by Blathers, or when the player tries to sell one to Tom Nook. The shop is the only place that sells paintings (although a couple can be obtained from Tom Nook as Spotlight Items), but due to their unpredictable nature and high cost, there is a risk.
In Animal Crossing
In Animal Crossing, Crazy Redd's appears once a month in an undisclosed location. To enter, the player will receive a letter signed by Redd telling the player when the shop will appear. Copper at the Police Station tells the player the location of the shop.
In Wild World, the shop appears once a week outside Town Hall. The player will be sent a letter containing a password or, if the shop has not been visited, given a password by a villager in the town. When signing up for insurance with Lyle, the player will be asked about Redd and given days of the week as answers. The day chosen will be the day the shop appears. Lyle also sells insurance for forged paintings, which suggests these paintings are then returned to Crazy Redd's to be sold once again.
Exclusive items of furniture found only at Crazy Redd's are worth 151 points each, while genuine paintings are worth 412 points by the Happy Room Academy.
These passwords are for Wild World only because Redd's store does not require passwords in City Folk or New Leaf.
|Redd's Phrase||Player's Answer|
|An open wallet||is often empty|
|Ask and you shall||be charged|
|Bottom dollar||top dog|
|Cat's away||mice shop|
|Courage is nice||cash is freedom|
|Crazy Redd||is 35|
|Even robbers||have safes|
|Fan in one hand||cash in other|
|Foot in the door||eye on prize|
|For Redd's fans||shop here again|
|Get an education||or win it big|
|Give 2 cents||ask for change|
|Golden ingots?||Redd Bells|
|Head in sand||find something|
|Honest/Healthy souls||can be bought|
|Hot and cold||money makes it|
|I'm all alone||but I have cash|
|Life expectancy||Redd is 35|
|Look at people||wallets full|
|Neighbor Raccoon||one ugly fellow|
|No flowers||just cash|
|No money||means no fun|
|Roses have||high prices|
|Rough childhood||lax adulthood|
|Someone to wed||no way Nook|
|Spoiled rotten||bean curd|
|Talk is cheap||so is Redd|
|Thankless task||goes unpaid|
|The grass is greener||on my side|
|The pen is mightier||and cheaper|
|Turn back||what'd you miss|
|What's fabulous||is inside|
|What's inside||is fabulous|
|Why buy the cow||get milk here|
In City Folk, Crazy Redd's appears as a small building in the city to the left down what villagers call a "dark alley", in what is described as a "shifty" part of the city. It is open from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM. No one is allowed inside without an invitation, which must be given to the player by a villager in their town, or another playable character who has been given an invite by Redd himself. Even with an invitation, there is a one-time fee of 3,000 Bells to enter, but he gives the player 1,000 Bells for every player they send an invite card to that visits. Similar to previous games, the majority of the game's paintings can be bought only from Crazy Redd's. A number of these paintings can be forgeries, however, which can be identified by Blathers and Tom Nook. Usually, after traveling ahead in time, Crazy Redd's will be closed until the next Wednesday.
In New Leaf, Crazy Redd's Painting and Works of Art will have a tent in the Event Plaza, near the town tree. He appears on a random day, except Sunday, and no more than once per week. He may not visit at all on a given week. He sells four works of art but no longer sells furniture. Players can examine the item they want to buy. He does not give it to players; instead, he mails it to players the next day. Once players have made a decision, they cannot change the item.
In Animal Crossing: The Movie
In Animal Crossing: The Movie, Crazy Redd's store is set up during the Fireworks Show. However, unlike the games, Redd is selling his goods outside of his tent, while his supplies are all hiding inside. Redd tricks Yu and Alfonso into purchasing a fake Golden Slingshot. Claiming that the fake Slingshot was rare, he actually had an entire box filled with them hiding inside his tent.
In City Folk, Redd's is the only place paintings can be purchased. However, when buying paintings from Crazy Redd's, there is always chance that the painting is a forgery. This is found out when a player tries to donate or sell the item, in which case Blathers or Tom Nook will point out the duplicity. Forged paintings can be sold for 10 Bells, and have a Happy Room Academy value significantly less than that of the original painting.
In New Leaf, as in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Redd's shop is the only place to obtain artwork, but he no longer sells furniture at his shop. Now it is possible to spot fakes in the art on display by looking closely at the details of the painting. Players can also use the D-Pad to change the camera angle to get a better view of the painting if required. If the player tries to sell Reese a forged piece of artwork, she will recognize it as such and charge an 80 Bell disposal fee like with any other junk item.
|Name||How to Spot the Fake|
|Amazing Painting||If the man in white is on the left and the man in black is on the right, it is fake. If the man in white is on the right and the man in black is on the left, it is genuine.|
|Basic Painting||If both of his arms are bent at his sides, it is fake. If only one of his arms is bent, it is genuine.|
|Calm Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Common Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Dynamic Painting||In the fake, Mt. Fuji is very large and takes up most of the space under the wave. If Mt. Fuji is small, it is genuine.|
|Famous Painting||If her fingers are pointing to the bottom left corner of the picture, it is fake. If her fingers are pointing to the bottom right corner of the picture, it is genuine.|
|Fine Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Flowery Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Graceful Painting||If she is looking to the left, it is fake. If she is looking to the right, it is genuine.|
|Jolly Painting||If the nose is made of a carrot and has green leaves hanging down, it is fake. If the nose is made of a green vegetable, it's genuine.|
|Moody Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Moving Painting||The fake has an upside-down shell.|
|Neutral Painting||If the big green leaf on the top left has a hole in it from being eaten by insects, it is fake. If there is no hole made by insects in the big green leaf, it is genuine.|
|Nice Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Perfect Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Proper Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Quaint Painting||If she is not wearing a hat, it is fake. If she is wearing a white hat, it is genuine.|
|Scary Painting||If he is only pointing one finger of each hand, it is fake. If he has all fingers sticking out, it is genuine.|
|Scenic Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Serene Painting||If she is holding a fluffy white cat, it is fake. If she is holding a skinny white ermine, it is genuine.|
|Solemn Painting||If the blonde girl is twice as tall as the girl to the left, it is fake. If the blonde girl is close to the same height as the girl to the left, it is genuine.|
|Warm Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Wild Painting||If the dark one is on the left and the light one is on the right, it is fake. If the light one is on the left and the dark one is on the right, it is genuine.|
|Wistful Painting||If her hat is red, it is fake. If her hat is blue, it is genuine.|
|Worthy Painting||This painting is always genuine.|
|Ancient Statue||If its eyes are open, it is fake. If its eyes are closed, it is genuine.|
|Beautiful Statue||If she has long hair down to her shoulders, it is fake. If her hair goes down to cover only her ears, it is genuine.|
|Gallant Statue||If there is cloth hanging down his right shoulder, it is fake. If his right shoulder is bare, it is genuine.|
|Great Statue||If his fingers are pointing straight out, it is fake. If his fingers are pointing upward, it is genuine.|
|Motherly Statue||If there is only one child below the wolf, it is fake. If there are two children, it is genuine.|
|Mystic Statue||If her hat is spherical, it is fake. If her hat is cylindrical, it is genuine.|
|Robust Statue||If he is holding an object that has bumps on it, it is fake. If he is holding a smooth disc, it is genuine.|
|Valiant Statue||If it has bat wings, it is fake. If it has feathery angel wings, it is genuine.|