The Pip-Boy is iconic in the world of Fallout and so, of course, it'll be coming to Fallout 76. That's good news: while we had the chance to buy a Pip-Boy model with the release of Fallout 4, we’ll finally be able to build our own like the true wastelander we are in preparation for when Fallout 76 arrives.
Online retailer ThinkGeek has teamed up with Bethesda Softworks to create the Pip-Boy construction kit, which will be on sale for $150 - a small price to pay to survive in the wasteland.
Now available to pre-order, the kit for the Pip-Boy 2000 Mark VI, which is the same version as the one in the Fallout 76 trailer, will come with over 150 precision parts, all the tools to construct it, and a red vegan leather case.
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Although there’s no electronic functionality, the Pip-Boy is based on Bethesda’s initial concept sketches and in-game 3D model, so it’s perfect for cosplayers - and, while I wouldn’t want to suggest turning it into a walking fire hazard, it could probably be altered to fit in some electronics.
According to the product description on the ThinkGeek store, the buttons will be spring loaded and you’ll be able to open and close the holotape player, which is pretty cool.
“The Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit is unlike any product we have sold before for a video game property,” Ty Liotta, ThinkGeek chief product officer, says in a press release. “The combination of high-quality, DIY construction with in-world presentation and precision craftsmanship is completely unique in the consumer product space.”
With Fallout 76’s release date still months away, building your own Pip-Boy is the perfect way to pass the time. The Pip-Boy 2000 isn’t the only Fallout 76 related merchandise ThinkGeek will be selling, with life-size replicas of the game’s plasma sniper, plasma pistol, super sledgehammer, fusion core and power fist coming too, so if you’re a keen cosplayer, you might want to take a look.