Bethesda opens pre-orders for four new Vault Boy bobblehead-inspired Christmas tree ornaments, making any holiday celebration a little more S.P.E.C.I.A.L.
Bethesda has been releasing scads of merchandise for the latest Fallout 4, but they’ve managed to keep it clever and interesting. As expected, more merch is on the horizon, with Bethesda officially announcing the release of Fallout 4-themed Christmas tree ornaments.
The ornaments come in sets of four, all based off of the iconic Vault Boy bobbleheads found in-game. While the ornaments are made of resin and aren’t actually bobbleheads, they include a strap to be easily hung from a Christmas tree, or any other object. The Vault Boy ornaments are designed after the Endurance, Perception, and Strength Vault Boy Bobbleheads, with a fourth one wearing a santa hat and giving the classic Vault Boy thumbs-up pose. The pre-order page jokingly notes that the bobbleheads will raise the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats of any holiday tree, but it’s up to the user to make sure that the attributes are properly applied to their tree. While the fourth holiday Vault Boy doesn’t appear in-game, the website claims it boosts a tree’s “holiday spirit.”
Bethesda is taking pre-orders for the ornaments now, and plans to ship them on December 4th. Bethesda previously announced the release of individual 5 and 7″ collectible Vault Boy Bobbleheads, ranging from $15 to $20. By comparison, all four of these ornaments can be obtained for $25, which seems like a fair deal. Fallout 4 merchandise and pre-orders tend to sell out rapidly, so gamers who are interested in the ornaments should probably hop to it. The Pip-Boy edition of Fallout 4 sold out almost immediately, and other collectibles like Nuka Cola Quantum are extremely hard to find in-store.
Bethesda previously released a surprise update to Fallout Shelter to fix a few bugs, add a few features, and to hang Halloween decorations and surprises throughout the game. If they’ve gone so far as to create Vault Boy holiday ornaments, it’s possible that some festive decorations could be coming to Fallout Shelter once again. Fallout 4 itself isn’t devoid of holiday cheer, either. Bethesda took the time to incorporate holiday easter eggs in the form of decorations and festive designs for certain holidays into the game, based off of the in-game clock.
Bethesda probably has more Fallout 4 merchandise in the works, given the major shopping season that’s almost upon us. We’ve been pleased so far with Fallout 4‘s merchandising, so with any luck, they’ll keep creating things that are clever and don’t feel like a lazy attempt to profit.
Fallout 4 is now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Bethesda Store