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Hester's Consumer Robotics is a location in the Theater District of Boston in 2287.

Background

A local business that used to be run by one Hester Geppetto, this locale was a sales center and maintenance garage for owners of refurbished and upgraded consumer robots, mainly the Mister Handy model. In more recent times, the shop has been shunned by scavengers who claim the building is a deceptive trap.[Non-canon 1]

Layout

The front double-door entrance leads to a retail showroom and sales area. At its center are several shelves surrounded by displays of Mister Handy robots designed to demonstrate their domestic versatility. Several of these robots activate and become hostile if the "tell me more" sales patter buttons are pressed. (Pressing a button will not activate all of the Mister Handies, only the one in front of the button, and possibly one or two of the nearby units as well.) This room contains a large variety of junk items on the shelves, as well as quite a few stacks of pre-War money behind the sales counter in small compartments along its length and inside the two cash registers.

From the first room, there are two ways to reach the main workshop section of the building. The first (on the right) leads past a nearby clapping cymbal monkey into a short and narrow hallway. Along the right side of the hallway are two small bathrooms. The first (the women's room) contains only a few junk items on the floor, while the second (the men's room) contains a first aid kit on the wall to the right, as well as a dead male settler sitting on the toilet.

The second way forward is through one of two closed doors behind and near the sales counter. The door behind the counter leads to a small office with a single desk and a few file cabinets as well as a door to a small workshop area, while the other door leads directly to the small workshop. The workshop has two tables at its center, with the one on the right bearing many scorch marks and the full lootable remains of a skeleton as well as a blowtorch. There is also a toolbox, an ammo box, and various junk items.

Both ways lead to the same final room, which is a much larger workshop area inhabited by an Assaultron and two Protectrons. A dormant sentry bot also resides here, and will explode if fired upon or if the Sole Survivor hacks and activates it using the Robotics Expert perk. Two destructible cars can be used to destroy or greatly damage the hostile robots. The room also contains an armor workbench, a weapons workbench, and a power armor station.

In the northeast corner is a Novice-locked gate, behind which lies a trash bin and a steamer trunk. The gate can be bypassed by walking up the ramp to the second level and looping around to drop into the area from above, or with a suit of power armor equipped with a jetpack mod. On the upper level, the corpse of a female trader can be found behind a large stack of boxes to the left after ascending the stairs. The room features two exits to the Commonwealth along the southwest wall, with one through a door on the lower level in a small room to the right of the base of the stairs, and the other via a ladder on the upper level leading to the roof. On the roof, one may find a dead settler next to an ammo box, chem cooler, and sleeping bag, and the accessible remains of a crashed monorail leading to the fourth floor of Mass Bay Medical Center to the north.

Related quests

Notes

  • When at this location, companions make comments, which are activated at the entrance/showroom floor.
  • Professor Goodfeels will travel to this location if he is reprogrammed to "report back for repairs."
Location comments
Character Comment
Cait "Always wanted me own robot drinkin' buddy."
Codsworth "Such a reminder of the days before the war. Perhaps even I took things for granted back then."
Curie "You can see glimmers of what they saw for the future here. So sad."
Danse "Feast your eyes on the height of man's decadence. How could mankind have allowed itself to become so lazy?"
Deacon "If this is the home of tomorrow, I'll keep what I got. I'm good."
John Hancock "People do anything for themselves back then?"
Nick Valentine "I'm not looking to get set up, if that's why we're here. Besides, these aren't my type."
Piper Wright "So, are these beyond repair or just lying in wait?"
Preston Garvey "Careful... some of these may still be working..."
Robert MacCready "I don't suppose they have a spare sentinel 'bot we could pick up while we're here."
X6-88 "I'll have to mention this place in my next report. It's a perfect location for a scavenger team."

Appearances

Hester's Consumer Robotics appears only in Fallout 4.

Bugs

PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Upon entry to the building from the front entrance, the sentry bot may immediately explode, without the player ever touching it or coming near it, and all Mister Handy robots become hostile without even having to press the button. This bug will happen even after entering the building from the rooftop. [verified]

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References

Non-canon

  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p. 501: "[16.05] HESTER'S CONSUMER ROBOTICS
    This was a sales center and maintenance garage catering to the buyer of refurbished and upgraded consumer robots. Hester Geppetto was the long-dead proprietor. Nowadays the place is said to be a deceptive trap and is shunned by scavengers."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
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