Welcome to the Shop-Tec computerized trading system, an advanced experimental vending machine to help you get the equipment that you'll need for daily post-apocalyptic living!

Shop-Tec is a Vault-Tec robotic system implemented in the company's Secret Vault. It consists of a network of terminals that is designed as a shopping interface for the vault dwellers. The system was adapted to accept caps as currency.

Shop-Tec terminals appear like big, arcade-like boxes. When activated, they reveal a CD-ROM-like pod which is actually a holo-projector. The Vault Boy 3D holographic image appears on this pod and interacts with a customer. Even though terminals use the Vault Boy as visual representation, its voice is female.

During the attack on the Vault by Attis' army and eradication of nearly every human, Shop-Tec analyzed the situation and collected or created various weapons and items which could be needed by survivors to fight super mutants or other wasteland threats. Consequently, Shop-Tec comes in handy when the Initiate of the Brotherhood of Steel comes to the Vault to fight the super mutants.

It is known that the Initiate has found a broken, yet repairable Shop-Tec terminal which he later repaired, after finding some spare parts. Through this terminal, it is revealed that Shop-Tec could educate itself and probably uses some words it heard from its customers, most notably the word "fuck".[1]


  • There are two versions of Shop-Tec with each carrying its own inventory. One may be encountered in the more general areas of the game, while the other has better equipment in the more dangerous areas.
  • All of the terminals are somehow connected to each other by the same version, this is most likely due to the fact that they have specially designed tubes connecting to one another, as their inventory is quite the same.
  • Shop-Tec terminal was voiced by Betty Jean Ward.


Shop-Tec terminals appear only in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.


  1. Shop-Tec's dialogue: "Warning! Unauthorized tampering with Shop-Tec circuitry may yield undesirable results! In other words... quit fucking around!"