Wanted: Fallout 3 Tea Set

Wanted: Fallout 3 Tea Set

Why are we so fascinated with the small, the plastic and the cute? Or in other words, gaming merchandise.

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The real question is, where can I get a Fallout 3 tea set?

See, these are the sort of predictions that interest me. That fellow that keeps telling us how Nintendo's HD Wii will conquer Sony has nothing on this guy. Clams to be used as money in the future? We need this information.

Sparrow Tag:
The real question is, where can I get a Fallout 3 tea set?

You'd probably have to make it yourself. I'm tempted to now.

come on lads and ladies we get the rights and we can make the hell out of the Fallout 3 tea set tm.

Interestingly recently in the UK the Royal Mint bungled (Its first in 300 years) & neglected the date on 20,000 20 pence pieces. This makes these coins extremely valuable to collectors with one caveat. The Royal Mint will buy them back for 50 each (250 times there value) but collectors will pay more. Now if every person with one of these coins holds onto them they are worthless.

If there was 2 of these coins everyone would want one :D.

I just think that these computer game CE's are common as muck everyone I know has a Fallout lunchbox & a bobblehead &/or a BOS dude. Everyone I played with had the Age of Conan CE, nothing is truly rare these days :(

Mebbe apart from the Golden Magnate thing in EVE :D

Im insane...at a recent anime convention i bought a GIANT catbus plushie from My Neighbour Totoro, A cuddly Urahara from Bleach and a giant cuddly Kirby...

i have a tat of a mem of the bro hood on my back.....in my dreams.......UNICORN POWER!!!

TV Tropes says it best, Everything is Better With Plushies

Baldry:
i have a tat of a mem of the bro hood on my back.....in my dreams.......UNICORN POWER!!!

...what?

tendo82:
Why are we so fascinated with the small, the plastic and the cute? Or in other words, gaming merchandise.

They're not always useless - I bring my lunch in my Fallout 3 lunchbox almost every day :P

Virgil:

tendo82:
Why are we so fascinated with the small, the plastic and the cute? Or in other words, gaming merchandise.

They're not always useless - I bring my lunch in my Fallout 3 lunchbox almost every day :P

Sir im am super jealous of your Fallout 3 lunchbox, im jus gonna go cry with jealousy

It's very related to psychological side of things and wheter you love the franchise/game itself. I'm still very proud of the Sam & Max picture by Steve Purchell, I got by buying the season 2 of telltale games. I like it and won't trade it away. I think it's just one way of showing what you like to people without actully saying something.

LimaBravo:
Interestingly recently in the UK the Royal Mint bungled (Its first in 300 years) & neglected the date on 20,000 20 pence pieces. This makes these coins extremely valuable to collectors with one caveat. The Royal Mint will buy them back for 50 each (250 times there value) but collectors will pay more. Now if every person with one of these coins holds onto them they are worthless.

If there was 2 of these coins everyone would want one :D.

I just think that these computer game CE's are common as muck everyone I know has a Fallout lunchbox & a bobblehead &/or a BOS dude. Everyone I played with had the Age of Conan CE, nothing is truly rare these days :(

Mebbe apart from the Golden Magnate thing in EVE :D

There is some stuff that is actually valuable when it comes to gaming paraphernalia, but it's usually because there's only one of it and it was given to someone famous as an award or something. I can't remember where the article was, but there was one on the various figurines that people in the industry had. I included things like the first copy of a game, can't remember which one, still in the packaging, and a gold-plated slime figure from Dragon Warrior.

There are some statues that I would consider art, and if I could have afforded it, I would have wanted this. (you have to scroll down a bit)

I don't think we need to worry about "evil corporate doings" just because some game companies want to sell miniatures to their fans. Merchandise feeds on symbolism, and in the eyes of a gamer, nothing is more symbolic their favorite video game character.

Sparrow Tag:
The real question is, where can I get a Fallout 3 tea set?

Just buy a regular tea set; then set it on fire :)

Virgil:

tendo82:
Why are we so fascinated with the small, the plastic and the cute? Or in other words, gaming merchandise.

They're not always useless - I bring my lunch in my Fallout 3 lunchbox almost every day :P

You'd think your coworkers would br frightened of you turning it into a bomb.

I wish it was easy to make your very own statues, because I would if it was.

I have to agree that video game toys and the like are usually extremely tacky, especially when it comes to collecting them, and as collections they probably won't be worth much in the future, being simple of design and common in base materials.

However, I have come by my fair share over the years without looking for them in a store (usually someone else finds them second-hand and passes them over to me). They do make good ornaments for a gamer's room indistinguishable from the norm save for a very shiny PS3.

Merchandise isn't just a cynical industry either. There are many fans who go out of their way to make their own unofficial merchandise for a game. Fallout 3 is a suitable example of this craze. A simple search for the game title on deviantART will yield photographs of homemade Nuka-Cola bottles (with added blue lighting for Quantum) and bottlecap collections that take on a whole new meaning.

When this reproduction happens, it's a sign that a game has inspired the love of its fans to the point where they fanatically seek to extend the game world past the borders of the TV set and what they can buy in a toy store.

It's also obvious to game companies that this fan merchandise production functions as extra free advertising for the game, which is probably why we now see successful viral campaigns such as the GTAIV posters depicting Niko spread throughout real life New York City.

I quite agree. A bolter or Melta-gun would be much more impressive on your pickup.

HardRockSamurai:
I don't think we need to worry about "evil corporate doings" just because some game companies want to sell miniatures to their fans. Merchandise feeds on symbolism, and in the eyes of a gamer, nothing is more symbolic their favorite video game character.

Sparrow Tag:
The real question is, where can I get a Fallout 3 tea set?

Just buy a regular tea set; then set it on fire :)

You're a genius. TO THE TEA SHOP!

i'm not sure were your Fall out 3 tea set but why not just got to an Antique store and cover a nice china tea set in dust and then chip the edges and put a mutant blood stain on it

Many years from now, people will be looking at the tattoo on the back of my neck, and going "hey that's cool, what does it mean?".

I would stare back at them and yell "FOR THE HORDE!"

+1 Internets if you guess what my tattoo is.

Bull fucking shit this wasn't telling me anything!

very nice

I actually had a Reaper looking exactly like this:

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I believe I got it at a gaming convention in 1999. I gave it away last year to someone who bought a couple of games of adnd books through an auction... It's true that "in the moment" these figurines look awesome and that it really seems like a good idea to buy them but once you get home you'll probably feel more empty than you'd like. This is especially dangerous with online shopping. My advice would be to not instantly (one-click) order these items, but to bookmark them or put them in your wishlist. If you still want them two weeks later, then do buy them.

Wait... I want a mini Solid Snake... He would have a practical use, he could guard my books or I could arrange my MGS collection on my desk for him to protect. I could also get an Otacon figure and... Okay nevermind I'll take the tea set.

Sparrow Tag:
The real question is, where can I get a Fallout 3 tea set?

Get a tea set. Set it on fire. Shoot it a bit.

Done.

 

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