"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
"Hello, yourself. Keep your hands where I can see them.”
- ― Elizabeth and the shopkeeper[src]
Zachary Hale Comstock knew that the best way to win people's allegiance was to indoctrinate them while they were young. It was with this idea that he built Soldier's Field: a carnival of delights in which Nationalism was spread through games, rides, and history lessons. The shops and services within Soldier's Field were intended to help spread this through their products; thus, Toy Soldiers was set up to sell pro-Founder toys, games, and gifts.
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Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth arrive on Main Street and take some time to look around the different spots on the boardwalk. In Toy Soldiers, the store's biggest seller is the Songbird plush toy. Other things such as pennants from the Columbian Flag Company, model trains, pop guns, and a toy version of the Motorized Patriot are also popular. When Elizabeth walks near the larger plush toy of Songbird, it will activate, saying "The true patriot has nothing to fear from the Songbird".
Between the two statues of Duke and Dimwit on the far wall is a working replica of the Vox Heater. Reaching for it will prompt a choice to take it or leave it, while being warned by the guard. If Booker steals from the Cash Register or takes the Heater replica, not only will the shopkeeper turn hostile, but several police officers will also join in the fight.
To one side is a barred door powered by Shock Jockey. Its crystals have evaporated, requiring another recharging boost. After obtaining the Vigor in the Hall of Heroes, Booker and Elizabeth can return here to open the door. Inside some supplies and a Gear can be found.
- One random Gear - Behind a gate that requires Shock Jockey to open.
Concept Art and Pre-Launch ImagesEdit
- While the entrance is closed and riding the Sky-Line, the player can actually enter the store by jumping off extremely close to the gate. By doing so, the player will enter the store without opening the gate, which now only contains the Shock Jockey device. The barred door is also gone and the windows in the back room are just holes (from which the player can jump out of). Attempting to exit by lifting the gate will function normally, except for the fact that you will still be in the store, only in its normal state. This will not happen for the Dimwit & Duke Ice Cream Shoppe, as the collision for the gate is correct.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Ammunition for the "Heater replica" is not purchasable in Dollar Bill machines and is only obtainable through Elizabeth.
- If the player still has the weapon when dropped off in the Finkton Docks by Daisy Fitzroy, it will disappear. A new secondary weapon must be chosen.
- The song playing in the store is listed in the credits as "Toy Polka", composed by Jim Bonney.
- While not given a name in game, the shop owner's sound files call him "Geppeto". This would seem to be from the time when the store was called "Geppetto's Village". It is unknown if there is a connection between Geppeto and the Mad Toymaker.
|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|