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. 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 of Mister Handy located in Nuka-World. Its torso is specially altered to be cubic and is painted red with the words "Nuka Cola" written on front, in its usual font. At the end of each of its arms is a red fan, which were used in conjunction with pressurized tanks in Mr Frothy's torso to spray guests with Nuka-Cola before the war. The raiders in Nuka-Town USA can sometimes be heard commenting on this. In 2287, the spray deals direct damage in addition to radiation damage to its targets.
A version of Mr. Handy used by the Gunners. It is frequently found in Gunners bases and outposts. Alongside poison and radiation resistance, the gunner Mr. Handy also has 25 points of frost and fire resistance.