Little Buddy

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Mmmphya harrgh mrgha hrghgph!
The Pyro singing a sailor song

The Little Buddy is a community-created cosmetic item for the Pyro. It is a small United States Navy "Dixie Cup" sailor cap, with an emblazoned golden anchor crest, and a paintable team-colored stripe along the brim.

The Little Buddy was contributed to the Steam Workshop, under the name "Sophisticated Sailor".

Painted variants

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Single colors
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An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
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A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
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Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
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Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
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A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
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The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
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Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
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Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
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The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
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Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)

Update history

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • Little Buddy was added to the game.

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

Trivia

  • The name of the hat is a reference to Gilligan's Island, where the Skipper would refer to Gilligan as "little buddy".
  • The U.S. Navy Sailors coined the term "Dixie Cup" off the sailor cap's unique upward brim style and strong resemblance to the disposable paper cup of the same name.

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