Gecko in a Can

Years ago when Fallout 2 was still new and Fallout was Black Isle’s baby, I spent some time on the Interplay forums. After one particularity passionate argument (in which a group of malcontents were attacking a moderator), I stuck up for the person they were flaming. A little later that same mod messaged me and asked me for my address.

And this is what he sent me:

Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo!

Mmmmm, Gecko in a can!

Mmmmm, Gecko in a can!

Black Isle - I miss you!

Black Isle - I miss you!

Tasty?

Tasty?

Ingredients: Water, Reconstituted, chopped, diced, minced, cooked Eublepharis Macularius (Gecko), including but not limited to; Gecko flanks, briskets, kidneys, hearts, livers, and brains; MSG, Propylene glycol, Sugar, Sodium benzoate, Potassium benzoate, Methyl4-hydroxybenzoate, Salt, Thiabendazole, Onion, Potassium nitrate, tert-Butylhydroquinone, Garlic, Tri-ammonium citrate, Sulfuric acid, Talc, FD&C Red no. 8, Potassium Bromate, artificial essences and flavorings

Perhaps I should have kept the lid?

Perhaps I should have kept the lid?

Tastes great hot or cold, breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Gecko in a Can™ is the meal for you

Serving Suggestions: open can using pull-tab (Tip: save razor-edged lid for use as a nifty survival weapon).
Our premium Gecko in a Can™ is great right from the can or heated slightly and served with crackers.

Try these other splendid serpent serving suggestions!

Gecko in a Can™ can be pan-fried as patties, added to scrambled eggs or used as a base for country sausage gravy served over biscuits.
Serve Gecko in a Can™ dipped in egg batter with bread crumbs and pan fried until golden brown or diced and added to your favorite soup recipe.
Terrific when spread on crackers or toasted bread.
Gecko in a Can™ makes a great sandwich, too.
Tastes great hot or cold, breakfast, lunch or dinner, Gecko in a Can™ is the right meal for you.

It's getting away?

It's getting away?

Gottcha!

Gottcha!

From the Fallout wiki:
The “gecko in a can” was given out during the Fallout 2 launch party. The side of the can includes serving suggestions, tips, and an ingredient list. Many are still unopened in fear of what may be inside.

The item was originally intended to be “dog meat in a can” but when plushes were sought out, the only ones found had a big red ribbon on them and were deemed unsuitable. So the geckos were chosen instead.

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7 Responses to “Gecko in a Can”

  1. Savage Beatings Says:

    OHMIGODZ, IT’S SO CUTE!!!
    That is awesome man!

  2. Are you willing to part with it?

  3. I just googled this Gecko in a can. I got one for attending the launch party for Fallout 2 in Orange County I think back in 1998. I have never opened it but I’m glad you took pics of what ws inside.

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