New York City dad Ernest Becker wanted it Make the magic happen For his five-year-old daughter, Frances, this Christmas. And all the darling two-eyed wanted was a magical, fog-causing Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron set.
But, poof – they’re all gone!
“I swear, Magic Mixies is Harder to get Of tickling Elmo in the ’90s,” Packer, 32, lamented to the newspaper, referring to the sinister search in 1996 for the then-famous Sesame Street doll. “I’ve never seen a more wanted toy in my life.”
Baker, a father of two from the Upper East Side, has spent the past eight weeks looting online and concrete shops for the elusive Mystic Play Bowl—which retails for $69.99 (although third-party online distributors are now). hawking in a hot christmas a must for over $200).
The interactive novelty, launched by Moose Toys in October, invited children aged five and up to magically create a lovable animal from special potion recipes included within the “Magic Mixies Spell Book.”
After magical ingredients – such as “Crystal Gem” or “Fizz Flower”, included in the playset – are thrown into the multi-colored bowl, the child taps the cauldron with a magic wand, a cloud of smog is flying and a winged plush toy miraculously appears.
Tactics can recreate the magic of playtime as many times as they like.
“In years past, we’ve seen surprise-revealing games that allow kids to make some pretty cool trinkets at once. Once they unveil the trinket, the excitement of the game is gone,” said Marisa Silva, Toy Insider, Toy Insider.
“But Magic Mixies allows kids to relive the magic of the game over and over again,” she added, noting that kids are able to repeatedly reset the cauldron, ferment different toxins and create new surprises—revealing its performance potential for family members and friends.
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Baker finally snatched one up for $109 last Sunday.
“I’m starting to wish I had a magic wand to make Cauldron Magic Mixies appear to my child,” the exhausted gift hunter joked. But, even without any bippity-boppity-boo powers, he was able to purchase the game from digital retailer BrownOutdoors.com — which currently offers the game in different colors from $99 to $279.
“I’m not happy that I spent more than the retail price in the market,” Becker continued. “But the extra spending and stress will be worth it when Frances is smiling at Christmas because she’s got the game she and every other kid wants this year.”
But Katie Petty, a mother of three from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, wasn’t so lucky.
“I’ve looked everywhere for this weird game and it’s nowhere to be found,” Betty, 30, said with a frustrated chuckle.
After weeks of combing through the aisles of Target and Walmart games, and chasing the game’s transient availability online, I turned to She begged her 16,700 TikTok followers To help find Magic Mixies for her five-year-old daughter, Lily.
Anyone on TikTok, if you know where I can find [a Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron] That’s not a million dollars, let me know! ‘ said Betty, better known on social media as @KatieCapeCod, in a video post in early November.
She hopes to get the desired laugh for a decent price while shopping on Black Friday.
“I’ll pay a little extra, but I don’t want to go through price gouging just because of that One of the most important games This year,” said Betty, who says the cheapest magic mixtures she’d found online was $200.
Betty confessed to the case global supply chain crisis Which reduced the production and distribution of goods throughout the past year. “But I had no idea finding Magic Mixies would be nearly impossible.”
Despite the coveted boiler’s limited stock, the maker of Magic Mixies assures parents that the hot commodity will be more available in the coming weeks.
“We’ve worked closely with our suppliers to come up with creative solutions to get the product out faster,” said Moose Toys’ director of marketing, Ronnie Frankowski.
“There’s still plenty of inventory coming in throughout the holiday season,” he added, cautioning shoppers about procrastination. “But once a product hits shelves, online and in traditional retail stores, it sells out quickly. So if you see Magic Mixies in stock, get them before they are gone.”