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Vault-Tec bobblehead figures are promotional Vault-Tec items in Fallout 4.

Background

Vault-Tec bobbleheads are found on the eastern side of the former United States, throughout the Commonwealth. Bobbleheads were exclusive Vault-Tec merchandise available to executive-level employees of the Vault-Tec Corporation.[1] They were also offered as a gift to individuals who had been accepted into Vaults.[2]

Characteristics

Each bobblehead increases a corresponding S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat permanently by one, or grants a permanent perk. They can be stored on a bobblehead stand which can be crafted at any settlement. A stand is also present in the room in Vault 81 upon being granted to the player character.

Taking a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. bobblehead while the player character's stat is at 10 allows that stat to increase to 11. As the bobblehead counts as a stat gain, if one was below 10 before picking it up, they cannot level that stat above ten.

Locations

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

Name Location Location description Location Image Form ID
Strength bobblehead Mass Fusion building On the head of the metal wall statue/sculpture five levels above the lobby desk. FO4 Bobblehead strength.jpg 00178B63
Perception bobblehead Museum of Freedom On a desk next to a broken terminal in the back of the room where the player character first meets Preston Garvey. FO4 Perception bobblehead location.png 00178B5D
Endurance bobblehead Poseidon Energy On the metal desk with a magazine, near steamer trunk, central metal catwalk. FO4 Endurance bobblehead loc.jpg 00178B55
Charisma bobblehead Parsons State Insane Asylum On Jack Cabot's office desk, close to the elevator, administration area. Fo4 Charisma bobblehead Asylum.png 00178B54
Intelligence bobblehead Boston Public Library On the computer bank, mechanical room, northwest corner of the library. Fo4 Intelligence boy.jpg 00178B58
Agility bobblehead Wreck of the FMS Northern Star On the edge of the bow of the ship, wooden platform. FO4 Agility bobblehead loc.jpg 00178B51
Luck bobblehead Spectacle Island In the 2nd deck pilot house of a green tugboat located at the southern end of Spectacle Island, on a locker shelf near the steamer trunk. Fo4 Luck bobblehead loc.jpg 00178B5A

Utility

Name Effect Location Location description Location Image Form ID
Barter bobblehead +5% Better prices Longneck Lukowski's Cannery Inside the metal catwalk hut, northwest upper area of the main cannery room. FO4 Barter Bobblehead Longneck.jpg 00178B52
Lock picking bobblehead Easier lockpicking Pickman Gallery Last tunnel chamber where one can see Pickman; On the ground between brick pillars and a bin fireplace. Fo4 bobblehead Lockpick.jpg 00178B59
Medicine bobblehead +10% Stimpak healing Vault 81 In Curie's office, southeast corner of the Vault. Fo4 medicine bobblehead on table.jpg 00178B5B
Repair bobblehead +10% Fusion core duration Corvega assembly plant On the very end of the top exterior gantry (blue balloon), southwest roof section of the plant building on top of a wooden box. FO4 Bobblehead repair Corvega.jpg 00178B5E
Science bobblehead +1 Guess hacking Malden Middle School (Vault 75) On the desk overlooking the subterranean "training" area, within the science labs. Fo4 Science bobblehead.jpg 00178B5F
Sneak bobblehead +10% Harder to detect Dunwich Borers On a small metal table by a lantern, right next to the metal post terminal area #4. Fo4 Sneak bobblehead loc.png 00178B61
Speech bobblehead +100 Vendor caps Park Street station (Vault 114) In the overseer's office on the desk. FO4 Speech Bobblehead.png 00178B62

Weapons

Name Effect Location Location description Location Image Form ID
Big guns bobblehead +25% Critical damage with heavy weapons Vault 95 In the living quarters area, northmost room, on a radio. Big Guns Bobblehead.jpg 00178B53
Energy weapons bobblehead +25% Critical damage with energy weapons Fort Hagen Command Center In the command center, southwest kitchens, on a small table between two fridges. (Accessible only during/after the main quest Reunions) FO4 Energy weapons bobblehead Fort Hagen.jpg 00178B56
Explosives bobblehead +15% explosive damage Saugus Ironworks In the blast furnace, on the second level catwalk behind Slag's spawn, sitting on top of a control panel attached to the wall to the left of a steamer trunk. FO4 Bobblehead Explosives Saugus.jpg 00178B57
Melee bobblehead +25% Critical damage with melee weapons Trinity Tower On a table in the cage where Rex Goodman and Strong are being held. FO4 melee bobblehead.jpg 00178B5C
Small guns bobblehead +25% Critical damage with ballistic guns Gunners plaza On the broadcast desk in the on-air room, first floor, west side of the building. FO4 Small Guns Vault-Tec bobblehead in Gunners Plaza.png 00178B60
Unarmed bobblehead +25% Critical damage with unarmed attacks Atom Cats garage On the hood of the rusty car in the main warehouse. FO4 Atom Cats Garage Unarmed bobblehead.png 00178B64

Notes

Behind the scenes

  • Bobbleheads were used as a promotional item for pre-orders of Fallout 4, with different poses. Only one at random was issued per pre-order.
  • An exclusive bobblehead was released in Loot Crate's November 2015 box, posed with his hands on his hips and his shoulders back.
  • The Charisma bobblehead is seen in a workshop in the Fallout 4 first trailer.

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References

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