If you have a child who loves magic or mixing up special potions, we are reviewing and awesome toy for you on the blog today. Meet with Magic Mixies Cauldron Toy, which allows your child to experience the joy of “real magic”. They can create their own furry plush friend by following a sequence of magical spells and tapping on the cauldron with a wand. When the final spell is complete, the cauldron emits a real mist and reveals a magical mixie stuffed plush. On top of all incredible reveal experience, the cauldron is reusable for hours of imaginative and creative play. The cauldron also makes over 50+ sounds and reactions to keep the magic going. Find out all the details for the hot toy in our review below to see if it lives up to all the hype.
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Magic Mixies Cauldron – My honest review of the Magical Mixing Cauldron
Magic Mixies Cauldron Product Details
The Magic Mixies Cauldron comes with everything your child needs to create / reveal their very own magical furry friend.
Included in the package are:
- A cauldron (contains rechargeable batteries)
- A Magic Mixie (a furry stuffed animal revealed after completing the included instructions that comes in either blue or pink)
- A magic wand
- A spell book
- Magical potions
- A bottle
- A charging cord
The Mixie comes equipped with 3 x Button cell AG13 (LR44) batteries that are replaceable with a screwdriver. The cauldron has 2 modes: the Create Mode and the Spell Mode. The create mode is the mode that will allow you to create your own Mixie. It can be used to reveal your Magic Mixie again (using refill packs) or to reveal items in the gem case. The Spell Mode is for making additional spells without the magical reveal.
The Magic Mixies Cauldron currently retails for just at $59, although the price varies a bit depending on specials and when you buy. These are the ingredients contained within the magical potions packages in case you were wondering or have ingredient concerns: Vegetable Glycerin, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Copolyme, Fizz Powder, Soap, Low Density Polyethylene, Styrene Butadiene Styrene Block Copolymer, Polypropylene, Paper. The package weighs just under 2 1/2 pounds and measures 9.25 x 7.91 x 8.27 inches.
This toy does include small parts, so it is important to keep away from small children (under 3). Given the need to follow instructions and play along, the Magic Mixies Cauldron is recommended for ages 5 and up.
Creating your Magic Mixie
There are seven steps to creating your Magic Mixie with the cauldron. These steps are outlined in the included Spell Book, but I’ll also review them here for reference. First double-check that the Magic Mixie Cauldron is set to “Create Mode”. Before getting started, note that the cauldron will prompt you at each step along the way with a glowing green light and a “tap, tap, tap” sound. When you hear that sound, tap the cauldron three times with the included wand and proceed to the next step. You won’t be able to move on to the next step without tapping, so it’s important to remember this!
1. Add Water
The first step is to fill the potion bottle up to the fill line with water. Then pour the water from the potion bottle into the top of the cauldron. You should begin to hear bubbling sounds from the cauldron. Once you hear the “tap, tap, tap”, tap the cauldron 3 times and proceed to the next step.
2. Sound Dust
The second step is adding the sound dust from the package with a #2 on it. You should hear an orchestral sound, and then you can pour the contents of the package into the cauldron. Then stir with your wand to dissolve and listen for the tap sound prompt to move on to the next step.
3. Glimmer Star
For the 3rd step, you will add the glimmer star from the package with a three on the front. You should hear a glimmer sound and see a white light. Drop the star into the cauldron and again stir to dissolve. Once completed you will hear the tap prompt to move on the next step.
4. Magic Feather
The fourth step is adding the magic feather from the package with a feather and 4 on it. You should hear a fluttering sound once you get to this step. Drop the feather into the cauldron and stir. Once completed, you will hear the “tap, tap, tap” prompt and you can tap 3 times to proceed to the next step.
5. Fizz Flower
The next step is adding the Fizz Flower. You should hear a springtime sound and see a pink and blue light indicating you are at the correct step. Find the package with pink flowers and the number 5 on the front. Open and pour the contents of the Fizz Flower package into the cauldron and stir. Tap the cauldron 3 times when prompted.
6. Crystal Gem
The second to last step is adding the Crystal Gem. You should hear a crystal sound and see a purple light. Take the crystal package with a number 6 on it and open and place the crystal into the cauldron. Again stir with the wand to break it up, and tap 3 times when prompted.
7. Naming Scroll
The final step is the naming scroll. You should hear a paper rustling sound and see an orange light. Then you can open up the package with a scroll on the front with the number 7 on it. Inside you will find a piece of paper that you can write your Mixies desired name on. Once you’ve named your Mixie, you can drop the paper into the cauldron and stir to dissolve. Tap the cauldron a final 3 times when prompted.
At this point, you will want to keep your hands and wand away from the Cauldron. It will begin to emit a large amount of mist and you should begin to hear the Magic Mixie making noises. After about 30 seconds, your Magic Mixie will miraculously appear!
Repeat Play with the Magic Mixies Cauldron
You can always reset the cauldron to play again or to play in spell mode. In order to do this, you will take the Reset Key and place it into the hole on the back of the cauldron. Then turn the key clockwise until the bowl resets and locks back into place. Always make sure the cauldron is reset into this position before adding water to the bowl. If it’s on the wrong side, you should see a water symbol with a slash through it, indicating it is not safe to add water. This is important to remember as adding water to the wrong side can cause damage to the cauldron and result in it not functioning properly (or at all).
Using just water (i.e. without all the potion drop-ins above), the cauldron is pre-loaded with enough mist for five uses and comes with a refill for five more. So you get a total of ten mist reveals with the purchase of the Magic Mixies Cauldron.
Final Opinion of the Magic Mixies Cauldron
Overall, we really liked the Magic Mixies Cauldron. I got it initially as a Christmas gift for my daughter, and she was thrilled opening it up. I think it is a unique concept for a toy, and my daughter and my son were both really excited to play with it. They loved the wand, the “revealing” of the Mixie and playing with the potion bottle. In fact, they loved the potion bottle so much it became a bath toy in our house.
I do think the refill packs are a bit of a gimmick, and I haven’t bought any of them at nearly $10 a pop. The refill packs contain ingredients for 2 new spells and 20+ reveals. So it seems like you would get a good amount of additional play out of those packs. That being said, I really wish at the price point of the toy that several refill packs just came included with the initial purchase. Instead of shelling out more cash, I personally just let my kids play with the cauldron, wand, and potion bottle adding water and soap when they want to.
If you have a magic lover in your household (or an aspiring chemist), they will probably really love playing with this toy. You can purchase the Magic Mixies Cauldron directly on Amazon here. Typically Amazon has the lowest prices from what I have seen researching, but Target and Walmart also both carry the Magic Mixies Cauldron and other Toy retailers near you may also sell them.
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