"Come on in and show us those snappy snappies." - Peach Wilkins
"There is something more powerful than each of us, a combination of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction..." - Andrew Ryan
- For the gift shop of Rapture's Ryan Amusements, see Gift Shop.
The gift shop was a popular attraction on the beach, selling various trinkets, toys and Founder-related items, mainly targeted towards children. The gift shop was from an entrepreneur's point of view located in a very strategic place, being the main entrance to the beach, connected to the Upper Boardwalk and the Arcade. The shop owner also provided entertainment in the form of a puppet show for the younger customers. The gift shop housed one of several pump facilities for the simulated ocean of Battleship Bay.
Known Sold ItemsEdit
- Lil Miss Columbia Dolls
- Lewis Brothers' Fireworks
- Monument Tower miniature replicas
- Father Comstock Our Prophet Posters
- The Columbia Toy Company's Toy Soldiers
- Columbian Flag Company Flags
- Battleship Bay Liferings
- Sailboat Toys
- George Washington Gold-Tinted Busts
- Founders Marionettes
- Main article: BioShock Infinite
Waking up alone at the beach after falling with the rescued Elizabeth from Monument Island, Booker DeWitt heads of in search of the girl, to pay off his debt by getting her to New York. If Booker tries to enter the Gift Shop set on the east beach, he will be blocked by an ongoing photo shoot of bodybuilders posing with young women. After successfully persuading Elizabeth to leave the dancing at the dusk with him by falsely promising to take her to Paris in The First Lady airship, they head to the now cleared path to the gift shop. They enter the business through the one-way turnstile. Directly after entering, Elizabeth notes the posters of Zachary Hale Comstock on sale and comments on the fact that he is said to be able to see the future. Booker finds this ridiculous and Elizabeth further comments on her distaste for Comstock's appearance. This draws the attention of the nearby shop owner, who questions Elizabeth on the subject, making her uncomfortable, causing Booker and Elizabeth to leave for the Upper Boardwalk. If the duo lingers in the shop, Elizabeth will ensure Booker that she will provide him with medical aid after seeing the state he is in.
The Gift ShopEdit
The gift shop is fairly small, containing the shop area, a maintenance area, and a gated shut storage. Stairs leading to the Upper Boardwalk and the turnstiles to the beach serve as the shop's entrances and exits. The gift shop has the majority of its products shelved behind or close to the counter, to avoid theft. Liferings are stored by the entrance for quick emergency use, not far from a Lil Miss Columbia display. Comstock posters surround the central loadbearing pole, which are on sale, like many other products in the shop.
The Puppet show features an Uncle Sam and a George Washington marionette, which are both sold as part of the Founders Marionette products. The puppet show is operated from an elevated employees only area. This area features a table and chairs, one of them occupied by a Lil Miss Columbia doll. On the table there is a bottle of wine in an ice bucket and some wine glasses lit by candlelight, simulating a romantic dinner, suggesting a strange relationship between the store owner and the doll. The area also features a pair of binoculars, likely used to spy on customers.
The maintenance area houses the pumps, which produces Battleship Bay's ocean. The area houses several lootable containers for the player as well as a poker table used by the employees.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- As seen in Major's Notions, Sundries and Novelties during the BioShock Infinite E3 2011 Gameplay Trailer, the "Founders Marionettes" sign originally also displayed an Abraham Lincoln marionette and an actual Lincoln marionette can also bee seen. These were removed, as the citizens of Columbia view Lincoln as an "apostate" in the final game, which was not always the case.
|Battleship Bay||Columbia Boards · Gift Shop · Upper Boardwalk · Arcade · Flawless Flintlock · Skulking Stranger · Patriot's Proud Pose|
|Main Street||Soldier's Field Welcome Center · First Lady's Aerodrome · Dimwit & Duke Ice Cream Shoppe · Duke's Choice Concessions · Founders Books · Hotel Soldiers Field · Toy Soldiers|
|Patriot's Pavilion||Patriot's Pride · Cigar Shop · The Fellow Traveller|
|Hall of Heroes||Boxer Rebellion Exhibit · Wounded Knee Exhibit · Hall of Heroes Gift Shop · First Lady's Memorial|
|Clash in the Clouds||Duke and Dimwit Theatre|