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The Vault - Fallout Wiki
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Fallout 3 promotional items lists all giveaway items created to promote Fallout 3. They were either given away by Bethesda Softworks to journalists or available with special editions of the game.

Vault Boy bobblehead

At least four Vault Boy bobbleheads were produced:

  • The first version was provided to members of the press at shows such as E3 and The Tokyo Game Show as a promotional item. This version is in a different pose and is larger than the more common version. It appears to have the same position as the Charisma bobblehead. This version is made of a durable resin, similar to collector's statues and other collectible bobbleheads. It has a solid resin base.
  • The second version was included in the Collector's Edition of the game, and is modeled after the Bobblehead found in Fallout 3. It is made from a far lighter (and cheaper) plastic, with a hollow plastic base.
  • The third version are sold on the Bethesda store for $20. There are two variants of this version. The first variant is the Vault Boy standing with his hands on his hips, the second variant is similar to the first version bobblehead, the one given out at to press at E3 and TGS, with Vault Boy giving a thumbs up. Both stand at 7" and have a base stand with raised "Vault-Tec" lettering.
  • The fourth version are sold at the Bethesda store for $15 and are replicas of bobbleheads found in Fallout 3. They all stand at 5" tall and have a similar base as the third version, with raised letters on Vault-Tec. Of the bobbleheads replicated, only 14 of the 20 in-game bobbleheads have been produced.

Fallout 3 BOS-in-a-BOX


The Brotherhood of Steel figurine given as a Pre-Order. This figurine was available in the UK and France. There is an alternate version (looks the same) but given out with the special edition of the game in Europe.

Vault-Tec lunchbox

The future of lunch is here.

The Vault-Tec lunchbox is available as part of the Collector's Edition of the game. It was also sent out to journalists and the like by Bethesda.

There is also a Version 1, similar to the bobblehead in that it was sent to journalists, but improved for the collector's edition version. The only difference is that version 1 has no print on the sides, just the top and bottom.

Nuka-Cola bottle

A Picture of the bottle given out at E3 2008

A bottle of Nuka-Cola sent out to journalists during the early days of Fallout 3 promotional activities, as well as given out at E3 2008.

Bottled by Avery's Beverages from New Britain, Connecticut. Bethesda had brewed the cola themself via the soda company's "Make Your Own Soda" workshop and then commissioned them to bottle a sizeable amount for distribution to the journalists and E3 patrons.

The following writing is found on the label:

  • On the left side of the label, vertical disposition, is written: "Bottled by Avery's Beverages - New Britain, CT. 800-340-0830 -"
  • On the right side of label, vertical disposition, is written: "Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Pure Cane Sugar, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Sodium Benzoate (a preservative), and Strontium (for that radioactive kick!)"
  • On the bottom of the label, horizontal disposition, is written: "© 2008 Bethesda Softworks LLC, A ZeniMax Media company. All rights reserved."
  • On bottom-right corner of label is written: "12 FL OZ"

Pip-Boy digital clock

Pip Boy Deluxe Chronometer

This clock is available with's Survival Edition of Fallout 3.

The Pip-Boy Deluxe Chronometer functions solely as a digital clock, with no alarm functions. It uses 3 AA batteries, which were included, placed in the top. The dial to the left of the display can be moved up and down a bit and the STATS, ITEMS and DATA buttons are used to set the time. The Geiger counter works as a compass on this item.

It can be worn on the wrist, but it does not fasten securely and will open easily. It comes with a stand for display.

Nuka-Cola bottle opener

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The Nuka-Cola bottle opener was given with pre-orders of Fallout 3 at Best Buy, including a limited supply for customers who bought the first lot after release.

Vault Boy hand puppet


A reference to the official Fallout Penny Arcade Comic, this puppet was given out at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) 2008 in exchange for the Fat Man desktop card. Only 1500 of these puppets were made and some have sold for over $100 on eBay.

Vault Boy T-shirt

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This T-shirt was available if you preordered the game at or

Fallout 3 T-shirt


This T-shirt was often worn by members of the Fallout 3 development team. It was also sent out to journalists by Bethesda.

A version of this T-shirt can be purchased for your avatar to wear on Xbox Live.

Fallout 3 soundtrack CD

Fallout 3 Soundtrack - Promo CD

A CD featuring five songs from the soundtrack (three of them from Three Dog's broadcast at Galaxy News Radio) was made available to people who pre-ordered the game at GameStop. The track list is as follows;

  1. I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire by The Ink Spots
  2. Way Back Home by Bob Crosby
  3. Butcher Pete (Part 1) by Roy Brown
  4. Fallout 3 Soundtrack-Main Title by Inon Zur
  5. Fallout 3 Soundtrack-Megaton by Inon Zur

Vault Dweller's Survival Guide: Pocket Reference Edition

Cover of the Pocket Guide

A booklet with the pocket edition of the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide. The guide contains all types of great survival information. It contains roughly 43 pages and is printed on old pulp style paper. A must for any new wasteland survivor.

This was given to Gamestop managers and customers that preordered the game online.

Vault Boy sticker sheet

Sticker sheet pre-order from Blockbuster

This sticker sheet was given out in limited quantities from those who pre-ordered their copy of Fallout 3 from Blockbuster in the United States.

Fallout 3 promotional Vault-Tec mug


This Vault-Tec mug was given as bonus with limited Fallout 3 edition on PS3 in several countries in Asia.

Vault Boy lapel pin


Sent out to journalists by Bethesda. Also given as a pre-order bonus from Best Buy.

Vault Boy keychain


Sent out to journalists by Bethesda, and given as a preorder bonus in Australia by JB Hi-Fi stores.

SimTek 1000 Viewfinder

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A viewfinder given out at E3 2008.

See also