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Care Package from Patrick Combs

Updated: Jan 16, 2021

Back in January I received this amazingly awesome care package from Patrick Combs, the Art Director for the Official Bethesda Gear Store, and I honestly felt like crying as it also arrived at time when my partner and I were dealing with some difficult family issues, so this helped boost my mood A LOT. He told me to 'just enjoy' what he sent, but haha y'all know me and I gotta photo document everything even if I'm doing it like, 2 months later. LOL Hey, I might finally get through my backlog of posts at this rate!

Anyways, onto the contents of the care package~

Here's a quick overview of everything :O there's some smaller items in the box, but more on that later. I should also add that MOST of these items are available on BethesdaGear but if they're not I'll say so.

Stainless steel water bottle that holds 17oz! I love the look and feel of these water bottles, and they're pretty solid too.

Headgear! The Nuka-Cola, Brotherhood of Steel hats and Doom beanie are all prototypes and one of a kind. The NCR hat is probably my favorite though, I'm biased because I'm born and raised in SoCal haha plus I love the distressed look! I'll have to figure out some way to incorporate this into a Fallout cosplay! :D

Here's what's inside the box :) I think the patch was given out to the first customers on BethesdaGear when they relaunched their new store front? I remember seeing Skyrim and Fallout ones! All of these are no longer available for purchase except the Deathclaw Hand, which kind of reminds me of a lucky rabbit foot, hehe. The Nuka-Cola Quantum pin is exclusive to E3 2018!

Wolfenstein and Dishonored! Patrick even included t-shirts for my partner ;___; <3 the Wolfenstein one gets a lot of wear because it's badass. Also because we own 2 black kitties :)

Graphic t-shirt haul of the year!! :O FYI I live and breathe graphic tees, haha they make up a huge part of my wardrobe and they're one of my favorite ways to show my love for the series. The Pip-Boy and Vault Boy shirts are part of their monthly t-shirt program so they're limited and not for sale. I completely brain farted and missed out on the 'Have a Great Day' and 'Work with Others' t-shirts so now I have them and I'm so happy!! I've been eyeing the Mothman shirt, and I think it's so cool that there's a subtle outline of his body :o

Last but not the least is this Vault-Tec hoodie, and holy shit this thing is cool as fuck! If you're looking for a heavy duty hoodie (or jacket, as the hoodie zips off) then you may want to look into this one, it's honestly probably one of my fave hoodie designs alongside the Enclave hoodie. It has SUCH a nice look and feel to it, and if you're like me and like to pull the sleeves all the way over your hands? IT HAS THUMBHOLES!!


Thanks again, Patrick \(T∇T)/ if you're on Instagram be sure to follow him, he's a really cool dude and he also posts sneak peeks of incoming merch hehe. Plus it's just really cool in general to be able to interact with people in the industry and get some insight into how all of this amazing merch is made, because it really is by fans for fans which makes it even more special IMHO. :)

Thanks for reading! Please 'heart' this post and leave a comment, I'd love to know which merch item(s) you also have or which ones you'd love to add to your collection! If you have any questions just let me know in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I can, and don't forget to follow me on my social media~ click-y links are at the top of the page. See y'all in my next blog post! <3

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