Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron | Source: Moose Toys/the Toy Insider

Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn, and cauldron bubble!

Potion-mixing is an art form and kids can experience the enchantment of this craft with the Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron from Moose Toys. The set includes a cauldron, a magic wand, and potion ingredients that kids can use in an interactive experience to reveal a Mixie creature that responds to touch, lights up, and may even grant wishes. The Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron makes more than 50 sounds and reactions in total.

The cauldron uses light and sound cues to prompt kids to add mystical ingredients one by one. The ingredients will build a potion that foams, bubbles, and triggers real mist to conjure up the Mixie pet! Before the experience begins, parents must charge the cauldron with the included USB cable. A full charge time takes approximately 60-90 minutes, so be prepared before playtime is underway.

The first time kids play with the cauldron, they’ll probably want to use it in Create Mode to get the mist effect and a reveal of the Mixie creature, but they can also try it in Spell Mode to make additional spells in the cauldron without the reveal or the mist. The toy is recommended for kids ages 5 and up, so a parent or guardian should help them follow the spell book to add the ingredient in the correct order. The ingredients are individually packaged and numbered, so there is also an unboxing factor that makes the experience even more exciting.

Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron | Source: Moose Toys

Kids can start the potion by pouring a potion bottle filled with water into the cauldron. They can then pour in the sound dust to give the Mixie its voice, drop in the glimmer star to add sparkle to the Mixie’s eyes, drop in the magic feather to grand the Mixie its wings, add the fizz flower to color the Mixie, and drop in the crystal gem. Each step will trigger colored lights and sounds to indicate that the potion is brewing. After each step, kids must tap the rim of the cauldron three times when they hear the “tap tap tap” prompt. The final step is to write the Magic Mixie’s name on the naming scroll and drop it into the cauldron.

After that final “tap tap tap,” clouds of real mist will float out of the cauldron, the Magic Mixie inside will start making noises, and after about 30 seconds, the Mixie will magically appear inside the cauldron after it pops out of the hidden compartment. Don’t be alarmed at the amount of mist that comes out because it really is a lot — just don’t play with it near a smoke detector! The entire process takes about 15 minutes. Some of the leftover water might drip out of the cauldron so make sure kids play on a surface that you can wipe down after (the Mixie pet will appear completely dry, though). The cauldron comes with a refill vial to create more mist for future uses, but the overall mist amount will diminish after around five reveals in Create Mode. There are additional mist and spell refill packs that parents can purchase separately.

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The plush Magic Mixie pet comes in either pink or blue and features three modes of play that kids can activate by tapping the Mixie’s gem with the magic wand. In Spell Mode, the Mixie’s gem will turn purple for spell-casting. In Wish Mode, the gem will turn green to grant wishes (or red to deny them!). In Enchantment Mode, the gem will strobe rainbow. Kids can also sit the Mixie on the rim of the cauldron and it will help them cast spells as it chatters and mumbles magic words. The Magic Mixie has different energy levels that change depending on how kids interact with it. Petting and nurturing the Mixie will build up its energy, while using the magic wand will deplete its energy. The gem color will indicate the Mixie’s current energy level.

The Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron is an immersive experience that brings out the magic of playtime and leaves kids with a mystical Mixie friend for life.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.