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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

S.P.E.C.I.A.L. bobbleheads

Skill bobbleheads


Multiple different versions of Vault-Tec bobbleheads have been 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 durable resin, similar to the collector's version and other collectible bobbleheads. It has a solid resin base.
  • The second version was included in the Collector's Edition and is modeled after the bobblehead found in the game. It is made from a lighter plastic, with a hollow plastic base.
  • The third version is 7 inches tall and was sold at the Bethesda store[1]. There are two variants, one with Vault Boy having his hands on his hips and one giving the thumbs up.
  • The fourth version is 5" tall and was sold on the Bethesda store. There were 14 bobbleheads available of this version; Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Barter Energy Weapons, Explosives, Lockpick, Melee Weapons, Repair, Speech, Sneak and Unarmed. They are modeled after the in-game bobbleheads of their corresponding SPECIAL attribute or skill. They appear to be made of a similar resin to the first version. These bobbleheads are part of a series, with three sets released.

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 that looks the same which was given out with the special edition of the game in Europe.

Vault-Tec lunchbox

The future of lunch is here

Next to the Collector's Edition version

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

There is also a version 1, similar to the bobblehead in that it was sent to journalists it was changed for the Collector's Edition. The version 1 has a few differences; there is no print on the sides, the prototype lunch box is much closer to being square then the Collector's Edition version, and the slogan on the back where the Collector's Edition says "Prepare for the Future" the prototype version says "We'll Be There!"

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 commissioned them to re-bottle a sizeable amount of their standard cola as Nuka-Cola 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 - www.averysoda.com"
  • 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"

Purified water bottle

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The Fallout 3 themed water bottles were given out in Leipzig Germany at the Gamescom 2008 convention. The label has "Fallout 3 Purified Water" on it. These are made to mimic the in-game purified water bottles.

Pip-Boy digital clock

Pip Boy Deluxe Chronometer

This clock is available with Amazon.com'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 and 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.

Fallout 3 tin can with t-shirt

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This set was only available in Poland with Cenega.pl's Game of the Year edition. Inside the tin can was a blue Fallout 3 t-shirt.

Vault Boy T-shirt

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This t-shirt was available if you preordered the game at Walmart.com or Asda.com.

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

Vault Dweller's Survival Guide: Hardcover Press Edition

Hardcover press version

This version is the only hardcover version of the Fallout 3 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide measuring roughly 8" x 11." It is not actually a "survival guide" like the others. There are roughly 20 pages containing concept art, information about the game along with screenshots, and press contact info for Bethesda. The rest of the pages are blank notebook pages for notes. This was the Fallout 3 press kit sent out to journalists by Bethesda and why the internals contains general info and press contact information.

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 a bonus with the Fallout 3 limited edition on PS3 in several countries in Asia.

Vault Boy lapel pin

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

Vault Boy keychain


It was sent out to journalists by Bethesda and given as a preorder bonus in Australia by JB Hi-Fi stores. It was also given with the PC version of the game in Norway when ordered from GameZone.no.

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A higher quality version of this key chain was released on Amazon alongside the release of Fallout 4.

Vault-Tec SimTek 1000 Holographic Archive ViewMaster

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These Fallout themed Fisher-Price View-Masters were given out to attendees of E3 2008.

War Never Changes art lithograph


A promotional lithograph by Chris Seaman. It is based on the iconic photograph of U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima, with the Marines and the flag replaced by Brotherhood of Steel] paladins and the flag of the order, respectively. It was a limited, individually numbered edition of 500 prints, signed by the artist.

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