Tin Soldier

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The Tin Soldier
The Tin Soldier.png
Basic Information
Used by: Soldier
Released: October 27, 2011 Patch
(Very Scary Halloween Special)
Items: Idiot Box, Steel Pipes, Shoestring Budget
Effect: Enables additional voice responses
Allows the Soldier to perform the Robot Dance taunt
You are all weak! You are all bleeders!
The Soldier-Bot on Tin Soldiers

The Tin Soldier is an item set for the Soldier. It was added to the game in the Very Scary Halloween Special.

The Tin Soldier
Item icon Tin Soldier.png
Effect

Enables additional voice responses
Allows the Soldier to perform the Robot Dance taunt

The set includes the following items:

Equipping all three of these items enables additional voice responses and allows the Soldier to perform the Robot Dance taunt.

This set includes Halloween-restricted items and can only be worn around Halloween or during a Full Moon; at other times of the year, it does not appear in gameplay or grant its effect, unless the server has Halloween mode enabled. However, it can be equipped at any time and can still be viewed on the loadout screen even when it is not visible during games.

Demonstration

Update history

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

  • The Tin Soldier was added to the game.

Trivia

  • The Very Scary Halloween Update page depicts the Soldier with this set and a flyswatter equipped, though no flyswatter weapon exists in the final set. There is, however, an unused kill icon for it in the game files.
  • The name "Tin Soldier" is a reference to the late 19th century children's toy of the same name; also, a "tin soldier" is someone who plays at being a soldier.
  • The Tin Soldier plays an important part in the comic Shadow Boxers, in which the Soldier uses it to infiltrate a meeting of Gray Mann's robots.
  • Soldier is seen wearing the Tin Soldier in the comic Gargoyles & Gravel.

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