This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjwdxw/fallout-helmet-sold-by-gamestop-recalled-because-its-prone-to-growing-mold
I can finally roleplay my radiation poisoning in my Fallout LARP.
They were just trying to help people roleplay as the Scorched in real-life.
Pretty sure this is how Vault 22 got wiped out.
You hate to see it.
I’m starting a new gang. It’s called the Mold Boys.
Mold Boys rule.
I can’t do anything but laugh at any of this anymore.
This is a mess all around, but I hadn’t heard about the Nuka-Cola rum up until this exact moment, and I think that entire debaucle is almost funnier. I really like playing single-player Fallout games, but I don’t understand how anyone could see the constant failures in merchandising that have been going on, and still want to drop $80+ USD on anything Bethesda tries to market.
Update (Sept. 25): After our article was published, a representative from Chronicle Collectibles reached out to let us know that of the 20,000 Nuka Cola-themed helmets that were manufactured, only 32 were sold. It says that all of those customers were directly notified about the recall. All 20,000 units have been recalled.
So that’s a lol
whaaaaaaat. why hasn’t this been shown more prominently in the coverage I’ve seen?
I wonder how much these poison helmets will go for on Ebay in 10 years.
Pillaging the iconography of the IP to sell astoundingly low-quality merchandise is one hell of a metaphor about how Bethesda regards Fallout as a series.
I am kind of weirdly glad that this has been such a monumental failure for Bethesda. I think that shifts focus to their other projects with a hope that they’ll put a great amount of effort into delivering a really good new Elder Scrolls or Fallout game next time around.
Then again, they could pull a Mass Effect Andromeda.