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Holotape mini-kit

Construction kit with Vault-Tec screwdrivers and blind-packed collectible Game Card

Holotapes, the highly recognisable memory storage device from the Fallout universe, are found scattered throughout Fallout 4 and Fallout 76. This holotape has been designed to fit the Wand Company Pip-Boy kit and is fun to assemble with the Vault-Tec tools supplied. Screw together the four housing parts and snap on the tape slider and you’re ready to display your holotape or further modify it by adding weathering or your own specially written label.

This simple, inexpensive holotape mini construction kit is the perfect introduction to The Wand Company’s Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI Construction Kit and our Pip-Boy Bluetooth Speaker Stand Kit (due for release in mid-2019).

Collect the cards, with one of 10 randomly placed one to a box, each depicting a different one of the iconic 8-bit-style Pip-Boy games.

Easy to build: Two screws hold the four parts together (instructions supplied)

Self coloured: The holotape needs no painting and is ready to play with once built

Vault-Tec tools: Supplied with two miniature Vault-Tec screwdrivers

Fits the Pip-Boy 2000: Compatible with a constructed Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI kit

Perfect for weathering: Perfect your weathering skills on this neat little tape

Collectible Game Card: Each holotape mini-kit is supplied with one of 10 different game cards

Multi Pack has all cards: Game Cards are packed blind but packed so that each full display unit has one of each card inside the mini-kits in that display unit.

Collectible Game Cards feature all the Pip-Boy games

Nine special, never-before-seen versions of the game ident images have been created especially for this kit, one for each of the Fallout Pip-Boy 8-bit games. An additional “Game Over” card, makes the set up to 10. The reverse of the card carries simple assembly instructions. 

Each kit includes one of 10 randomly placed collectible game cards, sealed blind into a Vault-Tec envelope, providing an added surprise for the kit builder. The multipack display unit comprises 10 mini-kits, each with a different game card to collect.

Pocket money pricing… Wand Company quality

This mini-kit is great value; even with all the tools you’ll need to construct it included, it’s highly affordable. It couldn’t be simpler to build and is suitable for everyone; it’s a fantastic introduction to very simple kit building, the perfect complement to the existing Pip-Boy kit, or an ideal piece to practise your weathering skills; all in all, a great little collectible.

Game Card Edition Holotape mini-kit

Game Card Edition

Release date: February 2019

Packaging: Carton box in-universe graphics with barcode details on base

Box contents: Holotape housing components, 3 x M2 screws, 2 x Vault-Tec Screwdrivers, and a sealed Vault-Tec envelope containing one of 10 different Pip-Boy 8-bit game cards

Original retailer: Worldwide all good retailers

Product history: This little kit was originally devised as a giveaway for the GameStop annual managers’ conference. At the conference, the response to it was so good that we thought it would make a great little product in its own right for fans that couldn’t afford the Pip-boy kit or for those people who wanted to add some more holotapes to their collection. To make it more of a collectible we added a set of special 8-bit Game Cards. The cards are randomly placed in each pack (one to a pack) and sealed into a special little Vault-Tec envelope. This product may be distinguished from the original giveaway by the barcode on its base (note: the giveaway version does not include a Game Card and doesn’t have the barcode on the base of the pack).

GameStop Manager Giveaway Holotape mini-kit

GameStop managers’ Giveaway Edition

Release date: August 2018

Packaging: Carton box in-universe graphics with Vault-Tec logo on base

Box contents: Holotape housing components, 3 x M2 screws, and 2 x Vault-Tec Screwdrivers

Original retailer: None. This version of the holotape mini-kit was made as a conference giveaway

Product history: This little kit was devised as a giveaway for the GameStop annual managers’ conference in August 2018. At the conference, the response to it was so good that we thought it would make a great little product in its own right for fans that couldn’t afford the Pip-boy kit or for those people who wanted to add some more holotapes to their collection. Note that this version was not originally a retail product and does not have the collectible Game Card in it.

This product may be distinguished from the retail Game Card version by the fact that it has no barcode on its base. In this product, the base of the box just has a Vault-Tec logo on it.

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Where you can buy a Holotape mini-kit

The Holotape mini-kit will be available to pre-order soon online from the Bethesda Gear Store and from GameStop stores, from ThinkGeek and other selected retailers around the world. Keep an eye on our Facebook page (The Wand Company) and of course, the relevant retailers’ social media pages and website information announcements.

In the US: ThinkGeek and the Bethesda Gear Store.

In Canada: EB Games.

In Europe: GameStop, Bethesda Store Europe, Zavvi, Forbidden Planet, Get Digital and Amazon UK.

In Australia: EB Games and Yellow Octopus

In New Zealand: EB Games

Frequently Asked Questions

Look down this list of frequently-asked questions to find answers that will help you if you are thinking of buying a Holotape-mini-kit and want to learn more about how it works or how accurate it is.

If I buy a whole display unit with ten mini-kits, will I get one of each Game Card?

Yes, the Display units have ten mini-kits inside which are one of each game card randomly placed, one per mini-kit.

How many parts are in the kit?

Seven (plus one spare screw). The holotape has four main components to make up the main body, which are held together by two screws before a tape protector slider is snapped into place. One spare screw is supplied with the kit.

Is the holotape a “screen-accurate“ replica?

As no fully accurate 3D manufacturing quality CAD reference exists for the holotape, the design of this holotape replica has been based on Bethesda’s design department’s in-game geometry. In the game, the size of the holotape differs from time to time depending on the context, so the scale has been judged with reference to the Holotape mechanism in the Pip-Boy, which itself is sized to fit an adult human arm.

Why is this holotape bigger than the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy holotape?

While the design of the holotape has remained pretty constant, no records exist for the exact size of the holotape and therefore its dimensions are rather fluid. This holotape kit is the correct size for holotapes found in Fallout 76, but is larger than the holotape supplied with the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy.

Are you going to make any more kits?

Yes, we are are working on a Pip-Boy stand Bluetooth speaker kit and some upgrade modules to add functionality to the original Pip-Boy kit, which will require some fitting.

Frequently-asked questions

Look down this list of frequently-asked questions to find answers that will help you if you are thinking of buying a Holotape-mini-kit and want to learn more about how it works or how accurate it is.

If I buy a whole display unit with ten mini-kits, will I get one of each Game Card?

Yes, the Display units have ten mini-kits inside which are one of each game card randomly placed, one per mini-kit.

How many parts are in the kit?

Seven (plus one spare screw). The holotape has four main components to make up the main body, which are held together by two screws before a tape protector slider is snapped into place. One spare screw is supplied with the kit.

Is the holotape a "screen-accurate" replica?

As no fully accurate 3D manufacturing quality CAD reference exists for the holotape, the design of this holotape replica has been based on Bethesda’s design department’s in-game geometry. In the game, the size of the holotape differs from time to time depending on the context, so the scale has been judged with reference to the Holotape mechanism in the Pip-Boy, which itself is sized to fit an adult human arm.

Why is this holotape bigger than the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy holotape?

While the design of the holotape has remained pretty constant, no records exist for the exact size of the holotape and therefore its dimensions are rather fluid. This holotape kit is the correct size for holotapes found in Fallout 76, but is larger than the holotape supplied with the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy.

Are you going to make any more kits?

Yes, we are are working on a Pip-Boy stand Bluetooth speaker kit and some upgrade modules to add functionality to the original Pip-Boy kit, which will require some fitting..