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Check out these adorable Fallout figurines

Gotta catch ’em all? No wait, that’s not right…



Funko Fallout figurines

Gotta catch ’em all? No wait, that’s not right…

The trouble with video game memorabilia is that a large portion of it is crap. There’s a Call of Duty: Black Ops III mini fridge special edition for crying out loud. What’s worse is the mini fridge is so crap that it’s actually cheaper to buy the game-and-mini-fridge bundle than it is to buy a good quality retail mini fridge. That must tell you something.

Fallout stuff, though, has a habit of being kinda cool. Case in point? The real-life Pip Boy 3000 you could get with Fallout 4. Even Fallout 4 Director Todd Howard had to admit it was a bit of a stupid gimmick but to be fair, when he said, “As far as stupid gimmicks go, this is the best fucking one I’ve ever seen,” he wasn’t wrong.


The Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition is pretty much sold out everywhere, and it’s that sort of rarity – both of the merchandise, and of the game’s releases – that drives desirability. Desirability drives demand. And demand + rarity = shortfall. It’s a vicious circle.

It’s that sort of rarity and demand that leads to this being a frequent scene for Fallout collectors:

Fallout figurine official bobblehead

Yes, that’s right. You’re looking at nearly $250 US for a 5″ lump of plastic, that probably cost a few cents* to produce back in 2008. Well played, Bethesda. Well played.

The solution, then? You have to go third party. Thankfully there’s a pop-culture specialist manufacturer called Funko – who license everything from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, and from Disney to Harry Potter – and they make some pretty cool stuff.


And just look how cute their Fallout figurines are!

Funko Fallout figurines

Our favourite has to be the limited edition glow-in-the-dark (presumably-because-he’s-been-so-heavily-irradiated-and-forgot-to-pop-some-RadAway-before-heading-into-the-heat) Vault Boy:

Funko Fallout figurines - glowing Vault Boy

But totally not because he’s more limited edition than all the other Fallout figurines…

*You have to appreciate the irony that it’s the barter skill bobble-head…

Buy the Irradiated Vault Boy Fallout figurine on Amazon.

Check out the rest of the Funko Fallout Figurine range on Amazon.

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