Thanks for the ride, pardner!
— Teddy Roosebelt to The Engineer
Teddy Roosebelt is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It is a beige teddy bear dressed in the likeness of the Engineer, complete with team-colored overalls, ears poking out of its hardhat, and dark brown goggles, that fits into the ammo pouch on the Engineer's belt and swings about.
When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that it gets the assist, with its custom name if it has one.
April 7, 2011 Patch (Third Community Contribution Update)
- Teddy Roosebelt was added to the game.
December 1, 2011 Patch
- [Undocumented] Teddy Roosebelt is now labelled as a "Pocket Buddy".
June 28, 2012 Patch
- Teddy Roosebelt can now get assist credits.
July 2, 2012 Patch
- Teddy Roosebelt can now get assists in Pyrovision.
August 27, 2013 Patch #1
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- The phong mask for the bear is incorrect. The creator had intended to make the phong weaker on the skin.
- The item's name comes from that of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, who was often referred to by his nickname "Teddy". The term "teddy bear" was coined after the President participated in a hunt and personally refused to shoot an already beaten and tied adult black bear. Political cartoons regarding the incident increasingly depicted the bear as a small, cutesy cub, and the toy was born.