Spudsie toy Share your own memories of this toy

This memory was added on: January 8, 2010

I had one of these Spudsie toys too. We had a lot of fun with it but it could prove dangerous when someone got a little to excited and decided to toss it at you rather than pass it off like you're supposed to. I was hit right in the face once. They should remake this toy but make him a soft plush potato with a timer instead of the hard plastic version.


This memory was added on: March 6, 2007

Spudsie was the greatest! For a little diabetic boy in the early '70's who didn't have a lot of energy- it was the perfect toy! Oh, the games one could invent with that cool guy! What I treasure most about him was his "not-so kid friendly" design! We were not a lawsuit happy bunch. The risk of an overzealous kid passing it like a football rather than gently handing it off added to the thrill!

Roland Cook

This memory was added on: November 8, 2006

I didn't have one but I remember it being around our house. My sister, 7 yrs. older than me, got hit in the mouth with it by my brother and STILL has the broken front tooth to show for it! I've got to tell her about this website...it's awesome!


This memory was added on: September 1, 2006

I have very fond memories of passing this potato around our family room and shrieking when the timer went ding! It was one of the few games I could get my siblings to play with me (I was the youngest). I spent months tring to find one for my own young family. Finally bought one this week off an auction site. It arrived in good shape, but the timer goes by pretty fast, even on '5'. Can anyone tell me how fast it is supposed to time out? Posting is fine. Thanks!


This memory was added on: August 4, 2006

My mom found our spudsie with some other older toys in a box....She gave it to my son....it is in great condition....now my kids can play with it.....


This memory was added on: April 11, 2006

We loved playing with Spudsie! He was very heavy and could be dangerious when hit in the head or face. I also always got my finger pinched when I wound his timer.


This memory was added on: December 28, 2005

We had one of these when we were little. It was so cool. I am so glad I found this website and can see all these old toys I used to love!


This memory was added on: October 25, 2005

Spudsie: I remember mine from years gone by. I don't recall how old I was when I'd gotten mine, but he was one of my favorite toys. He still is: When I learned about eBay, I began my search to become reunited with my old pals. Thus far, I have found Spudsie (with his box), Larry the Talking Lion, and for my brother, I have found his hero: Nerf-Man!


This memory was added on: June 24, 2005

At first we thought it was a Mr. Potato Head. Then I went on the internet. Apparently it is a "Hot Potato". Cool.


This memory was added on: June 18, 2005

i remember playing with this...i would be so afraid that the buzzer would go off that i would throw it to (at) the others playing the game too. i remember it being very hard and getting struck in the face and head alot...oh fun .just got one on ebay in the original box...yeah!!!!


This memory was added on: October 26, 2004

My whole family used to sit in the living room and pass this thing around till it DINGed. Even my grandmother and grandfather would play. We had great fun with it.

Does anyone know where I can get one? There's none on Ebay right now.

Brian Glass

This memory was added on: July 9, 2004

i found my mom's spudsie in the attic recently. it scared me. is it just me or does this thing looked possessed?


This memory was added on: June 28, 2004

i got one of these after it was already broken, sort of a hand-me-down from a friend. i used to sleep with it like it was a teddy bear.

how sad.


This memory was added on: December 20, 2003

.....but what did it do?


This memory was added on: July 22, 2003

Got it for my fifth birthday and at the party played it with friends. Got hit in the mouth and lost a tooth!


This memory was added on: June 21, 2003

I still have my Spudsie , and he still works. I have taken him with me on every move i have made, from Iowa to California, to Missouri , to Nevada, back to Iowa, and now to Montana. Its about the only toy i still posess from my childhood.


This memory was added on: May 21, 2003

I remember this was a birthday party favorite, along with musical chairs when I was 5 - 6 years old. One of those elimination games. We would pass Spudsie around and say "hot potato! Watch out!"