Bethesda cannot produce any more Pip-Boys

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by TorontoReign, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    According to Eurogamer Bethesda cannot produce any more Pip-Boys due to such a high demand. Bethesda's Marketing VP Pete Hines also shared information with Gamespot which goes into more detail.
     
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  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    They ran out of cheap plastic?
     
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  3. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    A week later: Pay twice as much for exclusive access to reserve pip-boys.
     
  4. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Man, someone should really proofread these newsposts.
     
  5. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

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    Jul 2, 2015
    Probably the manufacturer they paid to make them is booked up in the near term and can't get any more made in time to be packaged with release.

    Very good chance they will add it back to their online store after the game is out, though, if the demand for these things keeps up. I'm not sure why people want them exactly, but I personally hate plastic crap (and I don't have a smartphone.)
     
  6. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
    Somehow, I think it will be common to find IT guys wearing them at the office; or at least parking them on their desks in the cubicles. :grin:
     
  7. Zerginfestor

    Zerginfestor dear god, the scrapping

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    Apr 18, 2015
    Why would anyone want to wear that piece of shit? Pip-boy 2000, now THERE'S some tech I'd like to equip...oh wait.
     
  8. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Sorry. It's late. I can't change the title either. Now that is going to bug me until it's changed.

    Moderator/Admin: Please change to Bethesda cannot produce any more Pip-Boys
     
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  9. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Zenimax might want to have a talk with bethesda after this:

     
  10. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    Synergy




    If this is the Pip Boy toy that folks could tuck a smart phone into and run FO4 app to pump up the LARP,

    then B’Soft marketing is exploiting more and more pan media tie ins.

    Sum grander than the parts.


    T-Howard already ripped ‘just works’ catch phrase from Apple at the recent rally of the faithful, why not riff on the Apple i-Watch too?!?


    Palm devices. Once a distraction, now a necessity. Constant communing with that tiny video, has become habitual.

    Too many people where I work seem to find the time to not be productive and narcissistically gaze into their smart phones,

    casual use on main production floor is officially frowned upon.

    Safety first! Don’t run with scissors, and don’t walk around processing deafened by ear buds, wait until at station, please.


    Can see if already addicted to the palm TV, why not accessorize with a FO4 plastic devotional fetish.

    What’s next, an officious FO4 nose ring / flashing radiation detector / booger collector? Good taste VS taste good, that’s a marketing mantra to maximize on!

    These daze, how many piercings is esteemed normal, and when does the fashion statement become a pin cushion, A. K. A. ‘cutter’.

    Self absorption to self mutilation, B’Soft riding the pinnacle of 21st Century BUZZ!


    On a half empty note,

    trust this failure to anticipate demand does’t flatten the gravitational escape trajectory of the parent corporate accelerated rate of profit! ;)

    Flattering with pale praise? Flaccid performance? Droopy, diminishing trend-ing that can swallow us all! Softer stock expectations, look out Wall Street!

    Another bubble bursts!

    Trooper! Where’s your parachute!




    Wishing you all a half full day! :D


    4too
     
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  11. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I love 4too.
     
  12. Stone Cold Robert House

    Stone Cold Robert House Mojave Rattlesnake

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    Jul 6, 2015
    Find a different manufacturer who's more flexible, add something to differentiate the second run from the originals, sell more. Or maybe they think that option won't be worth it (which is understandable), but the fact they didn't expect such a high demand is so strange. They hyped the hell out of it, and it's obvious that this is an accessory that would sell like hotcakes, and they didn't prepare for bigger production numbers beforehand? Bethesda could have made even more money than they already will make if they had planned this a little bit better.
     
  13. vitekc45c

    vitekc45c First time out of the vault

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    Jul 20, 2014
    Related video:
     
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  14. Graham2077

    Graham2077 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 16, 2014
    There's also a lot of people who bought multiple pip-boy editions and are planning on selling them for way above the regular price on ebay, but that's to be expected. Why anyone would buy this piece of shit is beyond me
     
  15. AgentBJ09

    AgentBJ09 A Smooth-Skin

    697
    Jul 9, 2015
    I don't own an iPhone, so the Pip-Boy would just be a bookshelf ornament. That said, the level of mochendising Bethesda is wringing from this series reminds me of Spaceballs. They already did the lunchbox for F3, let's not forget.
     
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  16. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    889
    Jul 2, 2015
    The thing won't even hold phones over a certain size (including the big iPhone that they sell now.)
     
  17. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    Fallout 4: The Lunchbox!

    Fallout 4: The flamethrower!

    I could actually get behind the flamethrower merch tho. Get on it Bethesda.
     
  18. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Flamethrowers are legal in most states in the Union.
     
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  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well from there it is just one small step to a nuclear warehead. So I say, go for it!
     
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  20. Gonadius

    Gonadius First time out of the vault

    21
    Jul 7, 2015
    Perhaps. But at least we're getting newsposts now.