NMA Presents Mr. Handy & L. Boyarsky Concept Arts
As part of a celebration to the 10th anniversary of Fallout, No Mutants Allowed is digging into the Fallout treasure chest and sharing with the community historical artifacts of the former days of gaming bliss.
The Mr. Handy series of robots 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 quake of 2042), the Mr. 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 Mr. Handys are capable of keeping themselves in working condition and are also fully programmed to perform nuclear fuel replacements. Secondary programming handles radiation cleansing after refueling.
There is a much more detailed description of The Mr. Handy Robot over at No Mutants Allowed, not to mention the original .doc to Mr. Handy from Fallout’s Chris Taylor.
The second update presents original concept art from Leonard Boyarsky (below). Leonard kindly provides descriptions to each image as well. But, I suggest you head over to No Mutants Allowed and bask in the full glory that is Fallout history.