The Mister Handy series of robots, named so because of the robot's large number of hands, was first brought to market in 2037 as a general construction and maintenance unit by General Atomics International, with some assistance from H&H Tools Company. Primarily used in the United States and Mexico (where it was the leader in sales after the Mexico City earthquake of 2042), the Mister Handy was a reliable robot. An early bug that caused interference in the operation of the multiple arms was fixed with a hardware update in 2039, with no major problems since then. A key selling feature is the nuclear power unit (a model 238B, licensed from Calpower) and self-maintenance modes. Multiple Mister Handies are capable of keeping themselves in working condition (Self Diagnostics) and are also fully programmed to perform nuclear fuel replacements. Secondary programming handles radiation cleansing after refueling.
This particular model of Mister Handy has a chromed coating instead of having a more common white coloration as seen in previous iterations of Fallout. It also appears to have the more human sounding voice module from Fallout 3, rather than the more robotic voice from Fallout: New Vegas.
Like feral ghouls and other robots in the Commonwealth, limbs and other parts of the Mister Handies will fall/break off when they take damage. This can reveal concealed parts in addition to making them virtually useless. Mister Handies and their other fellow Robot Brethren have three different weapons; two of them being ranged and the other a melee. It is possible to shoot the equipped weapon off and force them to switch weapons if one is using V.A.T.S..
Mr. Frothy is a unique, Nuka-Cola inspired variant, located in Nuka-World. Its torso bears a red, cubic shell painted with a Nuka-Cola logo in white font. Their arms are tipped with sprayers and fans which propel Nuka-Cola at its targets. This spray deals direct damage in addition to radiation damage.