Idea Tube

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The Engineer

The Idea Tube is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It is a leather tube strapped to the Engineer's back which contains a rolled team-colored blueprint and a yellow ruler. It also sports a handle and a white Mann Co. logo printed on the lower end.

The Idea Tube was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "Top secret blueprints_v3".

Painted variants

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Single colors
Painted Idea Tube E6E6E6.png Painted Idea Tube D8BED8.png Painted Idea Tube C5AF91.png Painted Idea Tube 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Idea Tube 141414.png Painted Idea Tube 2D2D24.png Painted Idea Tube 694D3A.png Painted Idea Tube 7C6C57.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Idea Tube A57545.png Painted Idea Tube CF7336.png Painted Idea Tube E7B53B.png Painted Idea Tube F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Idea Tube E9967A.png Painted Idea Tube FF69B4.png Painted Idea Tube 7D4071.png Painted Idea Tube 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Idea Tube 2F4F4F.png Painted Idea Tube 424F3B.png Painted Idea Tube 808000.png Painted Idea Tube 729E42.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Idea Tube 32CD32.png Painted Idea Tube BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Idea Tube A89A8C.png Painted Idea Tube 839FA3.png Painted Idea Tube 3B1F23.png Painted Idea Tube 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Idea Tube B8383B.png Painted Idea Tube 5885A2.png Painted Idea Tube 483838.png Painted Idea Tube 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Idea Tube 803020.png Painted Idea Tube 256D8D.png Painted Idea Tube 654740.png Painted Idea Tube 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Idea Tube C36C2D.png Painted Idea Tube B88035.png RED Idea Tube.png BLU Idea Tube.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)

Update history

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • The Idea Tube was added to the game.

June 28, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Idea Tube was added to the drop system.

July 11, 2012 Patch

Gallery

See also