Dinky the T-Rex
Once a tourist-trap meant to attract traffic from the busy Highway 95 to and from Vegas, Dinky is a massive sculpture of a cartoony Tyrannosaurus Rex biting the top off the World's 2nd Largest Thermometer. Despite appearances, the sculpture proved to be structurally sound, surviving over two centuries of hot desert days and cold nights, losing only relatively little paint and material. When Novac was founded, it became a natural watchtower, giving snipers a commanding view of the eastern El Dorado Valley, while the gift shop turned into the local trading post. It's also a major navigational aid for those crossing the wasteland, though some refer to the humble T-Rex as a giant gecko.
In 2281, the watchtower is manned by two NCR Army veterans, Manny Vargas and Craig Boone, who watch the road for wildlife and Legion trying to come from the recently conquered Nelson. Cliff Briscoe runs the trading post, trying to shift the seemingly endless supply of toy rockets to hapless travelers and visitors.
Dinky occupies the corner of the Dino Dee-Lite motel, with the trading post, Dino Bite gift shop, accessible up the stairs. The watchtower in the dinosaur's mouth, can be accessed through the stairs in the back.
Behind the scenes
- The souvenir shop is modeled after the Cabazon Dinosaurs.
Dinky the T-Rex only appears in Fallout: New Vegas.