We unbox the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition – with a little difficulty

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Happy Fallout 4 day you wastelanders! Bethesda’s highly anticipated sequel is finally out today, and a small number of you probably managed to get your hands on the coveted Pip-Boy Edition of the game. It’s a Collector’s Edition that sold out almost instantly locally, but fortunately I too was one of the lucky few to nail down an order before it did. So was it worth it in the end?

Perhaps. It’s certainly not the best CE I’ve ever bought, but it’s far from the worst too. The Pip-Boy itself is mostly plastic, but it’s got a high level of detail to it too. There’re all sort of dials and knobs for you to mess around with, letting you turn to imaginary radio frequencies, toggles a power light and generally just make noise with the thing. Being plastic also means it’s light on the wrist, even though the Pip-Boy is so obscenely large that it would be a nightmare to play with game while wearing it.

It also has a slot for your smartphone, so that you can fire up the companion app and control your in-game inventory right from your wrist. It is a mission to get your phone in with the included foam inserts though, and I really didn’t want to take mine out after the 15 or so minutes I spent trying to fit it in. It’s also noting going to fit anything larger than an iPhone 6, just as a heads up.

But what the Pip-Boy lacks in functionality it more than makes up for in presentation. The included stand for the timepiece is spectacular, and the wrist computer looks stunning on a shelf next to all my other figurines. That’s probably where it’s going to stay, and I have no issue with that. It looks good, and that’s all I really wanted.

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That, and a season pass maybe, which cheekily doesn’t come in the Pip-Boy Edition. There is, however, an advert for it – so thanks for that Bethesda.

Last Updated: November 10, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Her Highness the Hipster

    “That, and a season pass maybe, which cheekily doesn’t come in the Pip-Boy Edition. There is, however, an advert for it – so thanks for that Bethesda.”
    One of my biggest pet peeves! after spending so much on a Collector’s Edition, just give me the damn season pass, greedy publishers.

    • Hammersteyn

      Wow…. just wow

      • Loftus

        Don’t anger her…just trow chocolates in her direction till she calls down… 😛

        • Hammersteyn

          I’m truly amazed that it doesn’t include a season pass…. What a shitty move. I mean what’s the point? A plastic bracelet?

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Lol @ plastic bracelet

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yes, but if that happened with W3 I wouldn’t have got the physical version of the expansion with those sweet Gwent decks. 😉

    • WitWolfy

      GOTY!

    • X3

      The Starcrafts are there while the game is busy patching. 😛

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    I was hoping for a HIII HIIIII HIIII HIIIII HIIII HIIIII intro

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    So, the fancy dresser on the right looks older than Sandy…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Maybe it’s just a regular dresser in fancy dress?

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        SO DEEP!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          ………………………..that’s what she said!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            You have a spycam in my house???

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Sure.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            In that case, please delete Sunday night’s footage in a certain room

          • Captain JJ the Goo

            We all know you watch My Little Pony. No use trying to hide it.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Well, the only truth in your comment there is that there was some riding action taking place…

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    6:00 DAWG PHOTOBOMB!

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      BWHAHAHAHAHA HE PEES!

      • Alessandro Barbosa

        I laughed so hard when I was editing XD

        “Oh no please don’t take a piss on came….fuck”

        • Hammersteyn

          Would you rather he’d take a big steaming poo?

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            That would’ve been so much worse XD

          • Hammersteyn

            Then again, Bethesda pretty much did that with the advert for a season pass 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Just imagine the… Fallout. *run*

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I would have died laughing

  • David Weatherhead

    Opened mine this morning 😀 😀
    But I didn’t have a metal case so had to contact AWX bout that, will hopefully get it Wednesday.
    Gonna try out the Pip-Boy tonight with my phone! So excite!

  • Captain JJ the Goo

    Cereal boxes are easier to open. The toys are about the same quality.

  • miaau

    It is hard not to see one of the baby toys we buy for my daughter here.

  • SmurFyZA

    Dafuq is he wearing? I wouldn’t even wash my car with a Chelsea kit

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      xD

    • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

      I wouldn’t even dry my dog off with a Chelsea kit…

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    I like the plastic box it comes in… and Sandy… I really love the epic wooden dresser in the background. If I was a RPG gamer, I’d be looting that right about now.

    PS: That box should have been just a bit bigger – I would have filled it up with Infinity figures.

  • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

    AN ADVERT FOR THE SEASON PASS?! A MO*TH*R***KING ADVERT?!

    We JUST bought your game. And a CE edition at that. You don’t REALLY need to advertise the bloody season pass. Trust me.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      To be fair, and unless my memory is riddled with more holes than Swiss cheese, W3 did it too. Poor form I say, poor form!

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