Hands Off the Merchandise achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops

Hands Off the Merchandise

Kill the Pentagon thief before it can steal your load-out.

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How to unlock the Hands Off the Merchandise achievement

  • p0iz0nedp0iz0ned113,963
    12 Nov 2010 12 Nov 2010 18 Nov 2010
    242 15 71
    Just got this finished. Mostly luck will get this achievement, except for the guide from XCVii007r1 (which was done very nicely I might add).

    I finished with 2 other guys, we had 1 hobbler running around and when we felt we were ready (we had a feeling the Thief was coming out after the last zombie died during this round as the power had been turned on for a level before) we killed the last hobbling zombie to start the Extra Thief Round. Right after killing the hobbling zombie, he dropped the Death Machine. One of our team retrieved the Death Machine and the thief popped up to only be shot down in 1 sec from the Death Machine.

    Now onto the non-luck howto guide:
    In the below video, Upon hearing the alarms going off (which only happens when the thief will appear), XCVii007r1 in essence is killing himself (while having a Revive) with a cooked grenade. The thief then appears seconds later. While your dead, you have dual laser grenade launcher pistols (very very high damage), and within mere seconds the Thief is downed.

    Many thanks goto XCVii007r1 for the below video guide. Enjoy and Happy Hunting...

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    EstocoImoIn the video at 1:58 he says wait for the Thief for the appear. But how do you know if the Thief appears?
    Posted by EstocoImo on 28 Apr 14 at 20:04
    BenL72Great video thanks! For the several who posted it, when the screen does blue and the alarms go off between rounds, the thief is coming. Also from another guide and comments above, I turned on the defcon switches dotted around level 2 to get to defcon 5 before killing the last zombie of round 4 and twice in a row the thief spawned immediately
    Posted by BenL72 on 20 Apr 19 at 17:03
    Lord BetusThis guide is awesome! Ben's comments on using the switches to raise the defcon level is vital as well. There are four of them and they can prevent you from having to wait or survive until the pentagon thief arrives. Only took me 2 tries :)
    Upvote from me!
    Posted by Lord Betus on 10 Feb 20 at 17:05
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  • xProwler450xxProwler450x115,142
    16 Nov 2010 16 Nov 2010
    72 12 11
    A very easy way to get this achievement is to start a solo zombies game. As soon as you start buy quick revive (you dont need the power on.) Now save all the money you can until the end of round 4 spending only what you have to on a gun. Make sure you try to get a "crawler" or at least one zombie alive. Now open everything nessasary to turn on the power. Now take the elevator from level 3 (bottom level) to level 2. Kill your last zombie on round 4. Stay between the lower elevator (that goes to level 3 and where you turn on the power) and the portal. As soon as round five starts cook a grenade and put yourself down (the quick revive you bought will pick you back up without two people also the pistols you get while downed are stronger that anything else on the game.) As soon as the "thief" comes through the portal in front of you start shooting him. He should die before he reaches you as long as your far enough away from the portal. Note some people have to wait until round seven if this happens just wait until then.
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    RVMJust picked this game up and I don't see what zombie map to do this on. Is this on Five?
    Posted by RVM on 11 May 11 at 16:07
    jensy0008good guide
    Posted by jensy0008 on 12 Sep 11 at 16:49
    xProwler450xthis is for the zombie map "Five."
    Posted by xProwler450x on 23 Oct 11 at 21:59
  • JuicyRumpSteakJuicyRumpSteak122,328
    13 Jan 2011 13 Jan 2011
    41 5 0
    Ok, so I found this easiest to do in Solo.You need Quick Revive for this solution to work. By about round 4-5 you should be looking at turning on the power. When the thief round comes along, get into the war room and then wait for him to come through the teleporter, then cook a grenade. This will down you, meaning that the pentagon thief will just be standing there. Shoot him a couple of times and the achievement will pop up. ;)
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