Lift Off: My Buddy McSpuddy Launched Into Space!

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

June 26, 2018

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My Buddy McSpuddy has been described as an Irish Elf on the Shelf and the next must-have toy – and he’s just completed his first space mission! Are you ready to see McSpuddy jet off into space? This is one adventure you won’t want to miss!

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This year’s most exciting toy launch (quite literally!) took place when Mayo businessman Eoin Heverin launched his leprechaun My Buddy McSpuddy into near space, some 36,000 metres above the earth.

McSpuddy was sent hurtling into space attached to a large weather balloon, as part of the launch of the must-have toy.

My Buddy McSpuddy

His journey was captured using a go-pro camera. Mr Heverin said he was asked by a friend how he was going to launch his latest project and that’s when the idea came to him: “I’m going to launch him into space!”

You can take a look at McSpuddy’s space mission here:

Who is My Buddy McSpuddy?

My Buddy McSpuddy has been described as the Irish version of Elf on the Shelf by Dragon’s Den investor Barry O’Sullivan, who invested in Mr. Heverin’s company. However, Heverin says McSpuddy is “a best friend, a lucky charm and a promoter of good behaviour”.

My Buddy McSpuddy is not an ordinary doll toy. He is your best friend and your lucky charm. He arrives in your house with his pot of gold and his 10 gold coins. While you mind his pot of gold, he minds the gold coins in MagicLand – when you are good he will magically pop a gold coin into your pot. When you collect 10 gold coins, you will receive a wish! McSpuddy will try to grant you one of your wishes from your Wish List that an adult can help you draw up.

My Buddy McSpuddy

McSpuddy also has a ‘Worry Patch’ and a ‘Good Luck’ patch on his removable jacket. This is a feature that children who recently trialed the product really loved. It especially helped children who suffered from anxiety. They can rub McSpuddy’s worry patch on his elbow and their worries will disappear.

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McSpuddy will retail in all major toy shops later this year, however people have the chance to pre-order this Irish product now on Kickstarter.com (search for ‘My Buddy McSpuddy’). From today, there will be a limited number of full box sets available at a greatly discounted price.

Good luck McSpuddy!

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What did you think of My Buddy McSpuddy’s trip into space? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: June 26th, 2018 / Categories: Entertainment / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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