Bethesda offers Fallout 4 fans the opportunity to fill up some empty desk space or to adorn their shelves with a new selection of several Vault Boy bobbleheads.
Via the Bethesda Store’s official website, Fallout 4 fans can currently pre-order a bevy of new Vault Boy bobblehead figures inspired by the mascot’s in-game representations of perks and traits from the action-RPG’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character creation system. The collectibles range from 5 to 7 inches apiece, with the former size costing $15, and the latter’s price set at $20.
The Vault Boy-themed statuettes are a perfect gift for a friend who’s a Fallout 4 fan, or they would make for a great companion piece to the retro-futuristic RPG once it releases. However, should folks place their bottle caps down now for reservation, the estimated shipping date for the toys are set at November 13, so gamers ought to be well into their exploration of the Wasteland before they arrive.
With Fallout 4‘s availability less than a week away, many would argue that the Vault Boy bobbleheads are yet another example of Bethesda’s branding and promotion for the game as merchandising done right. Not only has the studio been able to successfully market its title without seeming too intrusive, but it also provides fans with supplementary products that they actually want.
Once Bethesda gave gamers the chance to buy a real-life version of Fallout 4‘s wrist-wear inventory system with the post-apocalyptic franchise’s upcoming sequel, fans practically assaulted the company’s online store, and the Pip-Boy almost instantly sold out each time it was offered. Not to mention, favorable results were also produced once the studio collaborated with the highly favored pop culture retailer known as Loot Crate.
Furthermore, Bethesda’s advertisements for Fallout 4 have also been a cut above its competition’s commercial campaigns. For instance, the title’s live action trailer superbly encompasses the series’ style and sensibility, while also supplying fans who might be unfamiliar with the title a decent idea of the game’s content, without giving too much away. After all, some of the franchise’s trademark elements like Super Mutants, giant Radroaches, and of course, the iconic power armor are contained within the ad spot, but the actual gameplay is left a mystery, incentivizing uninitiated gamers to seek out more information.
By catering to its core fan base with neat commodities like the Vault Boy bobbleheads, and thinking outside of the box with the recent chat app featuring emojis related to game, Bethesda has created a fun way for people to engage with Fallout 4 before it goes on sale. And once gamers finally obtain a copy, they’ll have plenty of memorabilia on-hand to help commemorate the event.
Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.