Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fallout: New Vegas Rocket Toy

Antagonizer has posted an instructable for recreating the Repconn rocket toy from "Fallout: New Vegas".

What's interesting about this particular video game prop is that it's based on an existing vintage rocket toy.  I was surprised to find no mention of the connection in any of the "Fallout" game communities.  Here's the game version:

And here's the toy it's based on, a limited edition collectible from Jeff Brewer's "Cool Rockets" line:

As far as I can tell there wasn't a licensing agreement between the video game studio and Mr. Brewer.  That seems odd, considering the game version is essentially identical to the collectible toy.  Unfortunately, the desktop rocket line from "Cool Rockets" is long dead. The high cost of manufacturing made it prohibitive to keep up production, and now the company specializes in huge fiberglass display rockets.

I'd love to see Mr. Brewer resume production, since the exact same rocket is returning in Fallout 4:

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

You’ve got to love that retro stuff, from the sleek belly-landers of Buck Rogers and the covers of 1930s pulp SF magazines, the concept became more “realistic” with knockoffs of the German V-2 rocket. The only problem was that those V-2 type tail-landers were prone to tip on uneven ground and needed a steel reinforced concrete landing pad so the tiny landing pads on the tips of the fins didn’t sink. Oh well, it is 2001 yet? I have this ticket for the Pan Am Clipper for a moon trip. Hopefully we’ll get to see the black monolith!

Here’s a few places where you can still get new rocket ship tin toys http://www.tintoyarcade.com/rockets-and-spaceships

Some ships on pintrest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/112378953171267428/