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Vendortron is a Protectron robot in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.


Located at the Gun Runners kiosk outside of Freeside, Vendortron, befitting its name, serves as the primary vendor for the weapons and ammunition produced and sold by the Gun Runners. According to the Vendortron itself, the kiosk was built around it in order to deter theft and assault. As such, it is impossible to kill Vendortron or pickpocket it.

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character is a merchant. Bottle cap 1000-8000
Sells: ammunition, armor, weapons and weapon mods



The store has five inventory tiers (the inventory is random and may not include all weapons listed below):

Finishing the Honest Hearts add-on will also make the .45 Auto pistol, .45 Auto submachine gun, war club, yao guai gauntlet, tomahawk, and fire bomb available for purchase. Similarly, after completing Lonesome Road, rockets and nails will be sold. Sometimes, however, rockets and nails can be purchased before even starting Lonesome Road.

Weapon mods[]

  • Vendortron can carry most weapon mods available in the game, even while purchasing with a level 1 character.
  • It will always have all Honest Hearts and Lonesome Road mods, once they are completed.



  • If Vendortron sells a gun, it will also have a chance of stocking the appropriate ammunition. If the ammunition appears for purchase, it will be in a large quantity (usually in a stack of 100+ of non-rare ammunition types).




Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Hand laser Damage 30
Head laser Damage 30
Energy cell
Fission battery
Scrap metal


  • It refreshes its cap supply and rotates its stock every Sunday and Wednesday, having up to 8,000 caps in its inventory at higher levels.
  • All stocked weapons are at 98% condition.
  • It shows no change in disposition if the guards are killed.
  • Even if all the Gun Runners staff members are killed, it will still be resupplied.
  • If the player character gets into a fight with the guards, they will be unable to speak with the Vendortron until the fight ends, unless the Courier "pickpockets" the Vendortron, in which case it opens the sales dialogue and temporarily halts hostilities.
  • Like the Gun Runners in Fallout, it is one of the best sources of ammunition, armor and weapons, regardless of the player's reputations, Karma, and actions.
  • The weapons on the wall behind it are for display only; they are not part of its inventory and cannot be purchased, nor picked up/stolen via use of the tcl console command.
  • According to the computer terminal inside the Gun Runners' workshop, there seems to be some debate relating to a possible name change for the Vendortron.
  • The Vendortron's programming is unable to distinguish between genders, as it says "Welcome, sir or madam".
  • Despite being a robot, the Vendortron is not immune to poison or radiation, being actually considerably vulnerable to both.
  • Vendortron will not show up as a tick on the compass, no matter how high the Courier's Perception is.


Vendortron appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes[]

On a terminal inside the Gun Runners factory, it is suggested that the Vendortron's name be changed from Vendortron to an actual name "like Bob. We're not calling it Bob" which is a reference to the 2000 post-apocalyptic science fiction film Titan A.E.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If one has the Robotics Expert perk, it is possible to disable the Vendortron while crouching. It can move around, but will have its head bowed and will appear to slide. It also can't be interacted with.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Several bugs exist related to vendor inventory replenishment and conditions that prevent caps from transferring from a vendor. See main. To prevent the non-transfer of caps from the Vendortron, maintain at least 1000 caps in the player character's inventory after buying items from the Vendortron. The bug seems to only occur once the player has gone below 1000 caps. See the main bugs page for details. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 One can kill it with Golden Gloves and boxing tape by punching it through the box it is in. This is also possible with a bumper sword. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 If one initiates combat and then enter the Gun Runners' complex, it is possible for it to follow the Courier into the building (disregarding the impenetrable kiosk it was housed in). Since it is not treated like a normal non-player character nor ever meant to be fought, it cannot be targeted in V.A.T.S. and has no health. It is therefore invincible (and quite a threat). One can also talk to it while it is hostile. [verified]
    • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, there is a bug where, if one has been in combat near it, it will act as if one is still in combat, thus the player will be unable to buy anything from it. Reload a save to fix.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If one buys too many raw materials to create ammunition in one transaction (case boxes, primer boxes, jars etc, but not items such as duct tape or turpentine), the game will crash at the inventory window screen. This can also happen just from simply making a large transaction in general. To avoid this, buy a single unit of raw material (be sure to accept the deal), after buying a single unit, the rest may vanish which may cause more problems. [verified]
    • Buying all of a single type of item seems to work, and the rest of the items won't vanish.
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Occasionally, speaking to it will cause it to shrink to about knee length, and after a few minutes returning to normal size. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Occasionally after talking to Isaac, then proceeding to barter with Vendortron when Isaac is leaning against the reloading bench, Isaac will clip down through the floor. After traveling and returning to the Gun Runners, he will be inside Vendortron's shack, talking to Vendortron which makes it impossible to barter with it. [verified]
    • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Isaac's clipping may also happen on the Xbox 360 version of the game (patched, but fast travelling undo clipping.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 When fast traveling to Vendortron's shack the Courier may appear high above the location and may fall to their death, or be severely damaged with broken limbs. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, when engaging in combat with the Gun Runner guards or Isaac, Vendortron will attack the player, oddly enough dealing damage toward the player even though it is behind a slab of glass. This can be fixed by reloading a previous save or holstering one's weapon. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Punching the kiosk while facing the Vendortron may turn it hostile. If the player then enters the Gun Runners factory it will appear inside the building along with them and will be hostile. After dealing with Gun Runners personnel and leaving, when returning to the Gun Runners Kiosk (after a few days), Vendortron will no longer be hostile, but may appear standing in front of his kiosk rather than inside it. It will still function in the usual way though. [verified]
    • There is a solution to make the Vendortron friendly again (if one can somehow provoke it). Enter the Gun Runner headquarters and type in the command console killall. This will make the Vendortron unconscious. From here, either type in resurrect or wait a few moments for it to become conscious again. After this it will revert to its original state.
  • PCPC If one initiate combat with it and then goes inside the compound and kills everyone it will appear behind the player character and start to attack them. Even if one fast travels it will follow them, a way to fix this is to fast travel huge distances and wait (if the player killed it, they might not be able to buy item from it anymore).[verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 If one turns it hostile, crouch and pickpocket it. It will speak to them about the store being closed. Keep trying to pickpocket it, and it will eventually begin to clip through the wall. Carry on, and it will soon be completely out of the shack. It has no health at all, rendering it invincible, and cannot be targeted in V.A.T.S. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 On rare occasions, after speaking/trading with Vendortron, then traveling to New Vegas Medical Clinic, Vendortron will spawn nearby walking back to Gun Runners. A Gun Runner guard may also spawn and walk back as well. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Upon leaving the barter menu after buying a relatively large amount of ammunition, the screen will fade to black and crash. [verified]
  • PCPC If Gloria Van Graff is killed, the unique GRA weapons may fail to show up in Vendortron's inventory. This can be fixed from console with running resetquest xx00093c and startquest xx00093c from console, then reloading the cell.