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Vendortron
Vendortron
Biography
raceProtectron
affiliationGun Runners
roleMerchant
locationGun Runners
Gameplay
appearancesFallout: New Vegas
Statistics
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Welcome sir or madam, do you wish to purchase something?

— Vendortron

Vendortron is a protectron manning the Gun Runners kiosk outside of Freeside in 2281.

Background

Vendortron is a protectron that sells weapons and ammo for the Gun Runners. According to the Vendortron, the kiosk was built around it in order to deter theft and assault. As such, the Vendortron and its stock are invulnerable.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

General Services Quests
Essential: yesIcon check
  • Always
Companion: noIcon cross
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: yesIcon check
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: noIcon cross

Store

Weapons

The store has five inventory tiers (the inventory is random and may not include all weapons listed below):

Finishing the Honest Hearts add-on will also make the .45 Auto pistol, .45 Auto submachine gun, war club, yao guai gauntlet, tomahawk, and fire bomb available for purchase. Similarly, after completing Lonesome Road, rockets and nails will be sold.

Weapon mods

  • The Vendortron can carry most weapon mods available in the game, even while purchasing with a level 1 character.
  • It will always have all Honest Hearts and Lonesome Road mods once the player finishes the add-ons.

Armor

Ammunition

  • If the Vendortron sells a gun, it will also have a chance of stocking the appropriate ammunition. If the ammunition appears for purchase, it will be in a large quantity (usually in a stack of 100+ of non-rare ammunition types).

Misc

Aid

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
- - Energy cell
Fission battery
Scrap metal

Notes

  • It refreshes its cap supply and rotates its stock every Sunday and Wednesday.
  • All stocked weapons are at 98% condition.
  • This is a good place for high-level players to sell their goods, as the Vendortron can have as many as 8,000 caps in its inventory at higher levels.
  • It shows no change in disposition if the guards are killed.
  • Even if all the Gun Runners staff members are killed, it will still be resupplied.
  • If the player gets into a fight with the guards, they will be unable to speak with the Vendortron until the fight ends.
  • Like the Gun Runners in Fallout, it is one of the best sources of ammunition, armor and weapons, regardless of the player's reputations, Karma, and actions.
  • It is marked as essential, so it cannot be killed even if it somehow escapes the kiosk (or the player clips inside).
  • The weapons on the wall behind it are for display only; they are not part of its inventory and cannot be purchased.
  • According to the computer terminal inside the Gun Runners workshop, there seems to be some debate relating to a possible name change for the Vendortron.
  • The Vendortron's programming seems to be unable to distinguish between genders, as it says "Welcome, sir or madam".
  • If the player drops an inventory item near the Vendortron, it can drop or roll into the kiosk, rendering the item irretrievable.
  • pcIcon pc There is a solution to make the Vendortron friendly again (if you somehow provoke it). Enter the Gun Runner headquarters and type in the command console killall. This will make the Vendortron unconscious. You can either type in resurrect or wait a few moments for it to get conscious. After this it will revert to its original state.
  • If you use the Flare Gun from the Lonesome Road add-on, you can catch Vendortron on fire while it is in the "impenetrable" shack. Just aim and shoot it at the window from a little distance away, as to avoid hostilities with it.

Appearances

Vendortron appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • On a terminal inside the Gun Runners factory, it is suggested that the Vendortron's name be changed from Vendortron to an actual name, "like Bob. We're not calling it Bob" which is a reference to the 2000 post-apocalyptic science fiction film Titan A.E..

Bugs

  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc If you have the Robotics Expert perk, it is possible to disable the vendortron while crouching. It can move around, but will have his head bowed and will appear to slide. It also can't be interacted with.
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Several bugs exist related to vendor inventory replenishment and conditions that prevent caps from transferring from a vendor. See main bugs page for details.
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc You can kill him with Golden Gloves and boxing tape by punching him through the box he is in. This is also possible with a bumper sword.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc If you initiate combat and then enter the Gun Runners' complex, it is possible for him to follow you into the building (disregarding the impenetrable kiosk he was housed in). Since he is not treated like a normal non-player character nor ever meant to be fought, he cannot be targeted in V.A.T.S. and has no health. He is therefore invincible (and quite a threat). You can also talk to him while he is hostile.
    • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes there is a bug where, if you have been in combat near him, he will act as if you're still in combat, and you will be unable to buy anything from him. Reload a save to fix.
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc If you buy too many raw materials to create ammunition in one transaction (case boxes, primer boxes, jars etc, but not items such as duct tape or turpentine), the game will crash at the inventory window screen. This can also happen just from simply making a large transaction in general. To avoid this, buy a single unit of raw material(be sure to accept the deal), after buying a single unit, the rest may vanish which may cause more problems.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Occasionally, speaking to the Vendortron will cause him to shrink to about knee length, and after a few minutes returning to normal size.
  • ps3Icon ps3 Occasionally after talking to Isaac, then proceeding to barter with Vendortron when Isaac is leaning against the reloading bench, Isaac will clip down through the floor. After traveling and returning to the Gun Runners, he will be inside Vendortron's shack, talking to Vendortron which makes it impossible to barter with him.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 When fast traveling to Vendortron's shack you may appear high above the location and may fall to your death, or be severely damaged with broken limbs
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when engaging in combat with the Gun Runner guards or Isaac, Vendortron will attack the player, oddly enough dealing damage toward the player even though it is behind a slab of glass. This can be fixed by reloading a previous save or holstering your weapon.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Punching the kiosk while facing him may turn him hostile. If the player then enters the Gun Runners factory he will appear inside the building along with you and will be hostile. After dealing with Gun Runners personnel and leaving, when you return to the Gun Runners Kiosk (after a few days), Vendortron will no longer be hostile, but may appear standing in front of his kiosk rather than inside it. He will still function in the usual way though.
  • pcIcon pc If you trigger combat with it and then go inside the compound and kill everyone he will appear behind you and start to attack you. Even if you fast travel he will follow you, a way to fix this is to fast travel huge distances and wait.(If you killed him, you might not be able to buy item from him anymore)
  • ps3Icon ps3 If you make him hostile, crouch, and pickpocket him. He will talk to you about the store being closed. Keep trying to pickpocket him, and he will eventually begin to clip through the wall. Carry on, and he will soon be completely out of the shack. He has no health at all, rendering him invincible, and cannot be targeted in V.A.T.S.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 On rare occasions, after speaking/trading with Vendortron, then traveling to New Vegas Medical Clinic, Vendortron will spawn nearby walking back to Gun Runners. A Gun Runner Guard may also spawn and walk back as well.

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