There won’t be a Fallout 76 Pip-Boy Edition, but the Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit is the next best thing.
Fallout 76, the next installment in the long-running Fallout series, comes in three editions: Standard, Tricentennial, and a $200 Power Armor Edition that comes with a wearable Power Armor helmet and other collectibles.
If those aren’t enough, Bethesda’s also announced a Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI Self-Assembly Construction Kit from ThinkGeek and The Wand Company.
What Is the Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit?
The Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit lets you build your very own version of the Pip-Boy Model 2000 Mark VI, the Pip-Boy from Fallout 76. ThinkGeek says it takes one to two hours to build.
It’s the only officially-licensed Pip-Boy 2000 replica making it an ideal item for collectors and cosplayers.
What Comes With It?
The Construction Kit includes 150 genuine RobCo Industries parts, a holotape, faux leather case, and an instruction manual straight from Vault-Tec. It also comes with the tools required for assembly.
ThinkGeek says the device’s spring-loaded buttons are designed to press. The knobs turn, the radio dial works, and the holotape player opens up to eject the holotape. Unlike ThinkGeek’s Pip-Boy 3000, the Pip-Boy 2000 doesn’t come with an electronic functionality.
It’s important to note that the Construction Kit doesn’t come with a copy of Fallout 76.
Where to Buy It
There are three places that are taking pre-orders for the Construction Kit. You can either place an order directly through ThinkGeek, put in an order via the Beth Store, or pre-order through GameStop.
ThinkGeek limits purchases to two per customer. Any orders exceeding this limit will be cancelled.
ThinkGeek lists the Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit with a Holiday 2018 release date, but Bethesda and GameStop both state that it’ll start shipping in November.
GameStop says it plans to release the Construction Kit on November 13th. Fallout 76 is scheduled to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on November 14th.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit costs more than a copy of Fallout 76, but it’s cheaper than the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition bundle.
All three sites are selling the kit for $150, or, $50 cheaper than the Power Armor Edition. We don’t expect to see any pre-release deals.
It’s unclear how much stock these retailers have. Bethesda’s Power Armor Edition has sold out at many retailers ahead of launch and there’s a chance the Construction Kit sells out as well.
Those who want the collectible on release day are advised to pre-order.
Pre-Order If You Want the Power Armor Edition
If you want the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, you'll want to pre-order.
The Power Armor Edition is a $200 bundle that nets you a copy of the game and some unique items. These items include:
Bethesda says supply is going to be limited which means it could sell out before launch this November. In fact, it's already sold out at some retailers with no word on when stock will return. Amazon recently got resupplied, but the stock sold out in hours.
If you went through the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition debacle back in 2015 and want to avoid a similar disaster this year, make sure you pre-order the game.
Most retailers will let you cancel for free if you decide you don't want to spend $200.
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