Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Main features

  • Toy cube provides musical foundation for little ones
  • Interactive cube teaches how sounds combine to create 8 Mozart masterpieces
  • Made with soft, rounded corners
  • Includes harp, French horn, piano, flute and violin instrument sounds
  • Recommended for budding young composers of all ages
  • Toy cube provides musical foundation for little ones
  • Interactive cube teaches how sounds combine to create 8 Mozart masterpieces
  • Made with soft, rounded corners
  • Includes harp, French horn, piano, flute and violin instrument sounds
  • Recommended for budding young composers of all ages

Verified reviews

★★★★★

Possibly dangerous for under 1 year

Initially, I thought this was a great toy. My 5 month old didn’t seem to love it, but would sort of press the buttons and screw around with it. Unfortunately, at 6 months, she can now sit up, but has little control over her body. Today, she flailed herself towards the cube and banged her eye socket against one of the corners. She has no injury to her actual eye, but she has a bruise below her eye now, and has been crying all night.I am done with hard plastic. I think I am switching to all soft toys and cubes until she is 1.

Brandy Keenesburg, CO
★★★★★

music?

The musical sounds don’t sound like the real instruments, they just sound like a cheap toy. Also, I thought each instrument would play its own melody, how it would in a real orchestra. For example, the horn would play the background, the flute a lighter melody, then all the instruments would combine to create the true melody when the orchestra button is pressed. But really, each button plays exactly the same notes except with a different instrument. I was really disappointed, and my daughter prefers the music buttons from her Tiny Love Activity Center. The ones on that toy are really neat.

Elena Keeling, VA
★★★★★

I like it, the baby likes it, it serves it’s purpose!

I have read through some of the ridiculous low-star reviews and can’t believe how anal people are. This is a baby’s toy for $20. It’s not a minature version of the New York Symphony stuffed into a $600 Bose music player, like some people are expecting.Since this is a child’s toy, I think it’s serves it’s purpose well. The music is clear. The lights flash when the music plays. I think it’s neat that you can add or subtract musical instruments during the song that’s playing so your baby can hear what each individual instrument sounds like.My daughter loves the toy. It keeps her occupied for long periods of time and she’s learning the names of each instrument and how they each sound both together in an orchestra and individually.The people who are expecting this to be something more than it is need to understand that the toy wasn’t designed for their enjoyment. The toy was designed for children. And, in my opinion, it’s an exceptional toy that will keep most children entertained which, in and of itself, is a blessing.

Sabrina Kennerdell, PA
★★★★★

Overpriced, Loud, and Boring

I had high hopes for this item based on other reviews, but it was a huge letdown. It plays one tune with different instruments, and it is too loud for a baby. With a music background, I really want to expose my son to beautiful, classical music. This is not the item to do that with. I will keep looking for other musical toys with more variety and sophistication.Update: This is still my least favorite toy, mainly due to the volume. I wish I could turn it down. Thanks to a helpful comment, I did manage to play all the tunes and felt fairly silly not reading the directions beforehand. I sill stick with my original rating, though. There are just so many better toys out there.

Mandy Waynesboro, MS
★★★★★

My 3 month old loved it!

I know it says that this is for older babies but my daughter loves looking at the blinking lights and listening to the music. A piece of advice: it took me a little while to figure out that you had to press the orchestra button a few times to change the song. Before I figured this out, the same song was driving me crazy! The only reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it does not have a volume control button. It is quite loud and I sometimes wish I can make it lower.

Socorro Leonardo, NJ
★★★★★

impressive

Aileen Rosedale, IN
★★★★★

Best baby purchase ever

We bought this when our baby was sitting with support and initially she was into the soft edges to chew on and later on she found interest in hitting the cube for playing music. It’s been many months since we bought this and baby is still interested in it. This is probably the only toy she reaches for over and over, and she never seems to get tired of it. Worth the $$.

Elba Palmyra, IN
★★★★★

Love it

Has 8 recognizable tunes and easy enough for our 9 month old to figure out. Nice silicone-esque edging makes it easy to grip and keeps from sliding.

Lillian Barryville, NY
★★★★★

pretty pretty pretty good

The product is very fun for my daughter of 12 months, but the sound is so electronic that all of the selective instruments sound kind of the same. How hard would it have been to have actual recordings of instruments? I guess they don’t have actual instruments in China.

Vivian Brackettville, TX
★★★★★

Nice toy, a little pricy

I bought this for my 3-year old daughter as one of her Christmas present from Santa Claus, she is not that into it, I think this is best for kids age 6 months to 2 years. I was going to buy it on Amazon, happened to find it elsewhere for just a little over $20.

Diane Sparta, GA
★★★★★

Depends on what you want from the toy

There are really mixed reviews for this product, and I think this is for two reasons: 1) the fact that different people are looking to this product with very different ideas of what they think their kids will get out of it and 2) the fact that the product quality really did go downhill when Munchkin took over from Embryonics. Let me try to help you sort out both points.Before I do, I should mention that I originally got the Munchkin version, didn’t like it, and ended up replacing it with the original Embryonics version, which I like much better. My 19-month-old seemed to enjoy both versions.Before you get this product, ask yourself, “What value do I think it will have for my child?” Here are a few possibilities:1) You just want some kind of musical toy with which the child can interact to change the song that’s playing. If this is your thought, you will probably be happy with either version of this toy. (Then again, if that’s ALL you want, you’d probably be just as happy with theBaby Einstein Take Along Tunestoy, which my son enjoys, and which is both cheaper and more portable.)2) You want a musical toy that’s a bit more interactive, where the child can change the sound of the song that’s on. In this case, you’d also probably be happy with either version of this toy. My 19-month-old son loves to press the buttons to turn on and off different instruments, change the song playing, and just listen to the music and dance and clap to it. He does seem to enjoy this more than the Baby Einstein player mentioned above, perhaps because he can change things up in a greater variety of ways.3) You hope that your child will start to recognize the sound of different instruments from this toy. If you have any thought like this in your head, banish the thought of getting this toy – you will likely be disappointed with either version of it. You will certainly be disappointed on this count if you get the Munchkin version. On the better, original Embryonics version of this toy, the piano and harp sound reasonably true to their real sound and the flute is recognizable on the higher notes, at least. The french horn, however, is barely recognizable as a brass instrument, and doesn’t have any of the beauty and timbre of sound that a real French horn does. And the violin – forget it! It doesn’t even sound like a string instrument, and I doubt a child hearing the violin part on this cube and then hearing a real violin would hear any similarity. On the newer Munchkin version, only the piano sounds like the same family of instrument – kind of like a harpsichord, as one musically-trained reviewer has noted. The rest of the instruments sound like synthesized crap. (I suspect that none of this will matter to you in the least if you just want a musical toy your child can interact with in some way, and despite this shortcoming, I think most toddlers would enjoy either version of the toy just because it is plays music and does so in an interactive way. Nonetheless, in this day of tiny, inexpensive high-quality music players, I don’t get why they couldn’t make this to sound more like real instruments, and to have better sound quality overall.)4) You would like to enjoy this toy with your child, or at least not be driven crazy by it while he is playing with it. As you can tell from what I’ve said already, I definitely agree with other reviewers that the newer Munchkin version of this toy has much inferior sound quality than its predecessor. Not only are the Munchkin instrument sounds largely unrecognizable, but the music overall sounds tinny, with the result that it is really grating to listen to it for any length of time. And if your kid likes this toy as much as ours does, you will be listening to it a LOT. I think that for this reason alone, it is probably worthwhile to check the listings until you can find the older Embryonics version of the music cube. Even if you aren’t especially musically inclined. Then again, if your kid already has lots of toys that sing and make noise (mine doesn’t), you may have developed the ability to tune out any kind of tinny synthesizer-produced ruckus, in which case you might as well save yourself the trouble of hunting down an Embryonics cube and just get the Munchkin version.Also, it is worth noting that the newer Munchkin version is marginally better-looking, in case that matters to anyone reading this review. On the Embryonics version, all the sides are a somewhat drab yellow, with only the edges and centers of the cube offering any variety in color, whereas the Munchkin version is more colorful – this is the version pictured in all the product photos.

Berta Sulphur, IN
★★★★★

GREAT toy – 1 flaw

This is a great toy. My 7 month old daughter loves it and so do many of my musician friends. There is one significant flaw in its design; this is that the volume is not adjustable and it is too loud. If it were 1/2 this loud, I’d let me daughter play with it all the time. As it is, I usually limit her to playing with it with me, so I can hold it away from her head/ears.Due to the too loud volume, I’m giving it a 4 star review, instead of 5. Otherwise, it is a great, great product.

Concepcion Hendrum, MN
★★★★★

Not So Great For Younger Siblings

I love this toy for babies. They have so much fun rolling it and hitting the big buttons to make beautiful music. I love the bouncy ball style corners to keep baby from injuring himself. I love the classical music that does not sound like your typical synthetic baby music. However, I not only have a baby, but two toddlers. This is a heavy toy. It hurts (a lot) when thrown by toddlers. (It does stand up to the beating, so that is a plus.) It also seems to attract use as a step stool since it is a cube & has resulted in quite a few falls. Take this toy away when they are toddlers! And if you have both a baby and a toddler, don’t let either play with this toy! It just doesn’t make for a very good combination.

Elisabeth May, TX
★★★★★

Too loud, side edges need padding, battery replacement not easy

Too loud. Too hard. Buttons don’t depress easily or distinctly. My 6 month old has fallen headfirst onto the cube and has cut her forehead and chin and jaw on the hard(!) unpadded edges. The corners have sufficient covers but why not the edges between corners??? Buttons require too much strength to push for a 6 month old. She can sometimes manage it her feet if cube is braced against other object. Definitely NOT for under 1 year olds. Battery replacement requires screwdriver.Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Sonja Del Norte, CO
★★★★★

way to heavy!! but good

sound is good, the way the music evolves with diff instruments if you push them is nice, but is waaayy toooo heavy for baby to carry and to push!!

Lea Farragut, IA
★★★★★

Really cute and sounds great.

I really like this magic cube. Our toddler plays and dances to it a lot. The sounds it produces are really sharp and the music is great. We enjoy it.

Clarissa Short Creek, WV
★★★★★

Buttons are hard to push for a small child

Borning toy and my son was over it the minute he opened it up. Music is nice but the buttons are hard to press for a child so be ready to sit there doing it for them. Given the age that a kid outgrows this, you won’t have much use for this very long.

Helga Carolina, RI
★★★★★

My baby seems entertained

My baby seems to really like this cube. He loves watching the flashing lights and hearing the music. The reason I did not give it five stars is because the instruments do all sound very similar and a bit electronic sounding, but other than that not that annoying of electronic toy.

Jacquelyn Centralia, WV
★★★★★

nice music but

I wish there was a volume adjuster because it is a little louder than I imagined and that the music would last a little longer.

Dorothy Skanee, MI
★★★★★

Great toy… for the hearing impaired

We got our twin boys this Mozart Magic Cube for Christmas, when they were 6 months old. We liked everything about it…except that it was TOO LOUD! I’ve actually been amazed at the number of baby toys that are annoyingly loud. Some to the point that they made our babies cry (like this one). I’ve actually had to place duct tape over speaker holes on numerous things such as mobiles, play gyms, and an activity table because otherwise those products are great, just loud. But therein lies the problem with this toy – there is no obvious speaker hole on it. It’s as if the annoyingly loud music emanates from every crevice. Which is why it has been put away since Christmas. Now that the boys are 9.5 months I may try to bring it out again and see if they will tolerate it. If not I’ll just sell this overpriced piece of plastic at my MOMs Resale next month.

Lesley Molt, MT
★★★★★

Fun toy

Our 11 month old really loves this toy, he loves swatting the sides to make the music turn off/on. Its very sturdy and well made, but the one we received stopped working for no apparent reason after about 2 weeks. Amazon quickly replaced it and so far all is well with the second toy, though we’ve only had it a few days.

Kathryn Sprakers, NY
★★★★★

One of their favorites

Both of my twins LOVE this toy! I really like how you can add/subtract the different instruments as the song plays. I did find it interesting that they enjoy one of the songs more than others and will keep pressing the orchestra button until they find the song the like. I think it’s a good way to start to introduce them to music.

Aline La Jara, NM
★★★★★

Too loud for my kid

Who is very chatty and outgoing. He’s five months old now. It startles him and made him cry a few times. Decided it was a bit too ‘manic’ for him. Maybe when he’s a bit older.

Clare New Castle, DE
★★★★★

Disappointed

I was so excited to get this for my 1yo, and it is a great toy… My 1yo & 3yo love it. BUT it has an issue with batteries! When it arrived (with included batteries in a “try me” box), the batteries were dead. It’s not being played with at a rate that warrants having to change the batteries once or twice a week. When it begins getting low on power, the music sounds warped, like an old warped record, which is dreadful! Perhaps we got a defective one. I don’t know. I hope this isn’t happening to others.

Annette Carsonville, MI
★★★★★

My daughter loves this toy!

My daughter isn’t quite a year old, and she can control this toy. It’s easy to press the buttons, and she loves the music. I think this is a great buy!

Jodie Gering, NE
★★★★★

Loud

This thing as so loud and piercing. My son doesn’t really care for it. It’s heavy for a baby to hold and doesn’t really do much.

Lourdes Marysville, WA
★★★★★

Entertaining for all ages

I didn’t buy this for my son because some reviews said the sounds weren’t true to the instrument. I’m a very musical person, so I’m picky about these things. I am SO GLAD someone bought this for my son.My son is 5 months old. He is entertained by this toy (so am I). He doesn’t get the concept of the different instruments, and adding/subtracting the instruments. But, he does press the buttons himself. The lights just add to the experience.I don’t think the sounds are that far off. It’s a baby toy remember. I like the choices of instruments – violin, piano, harp, flute & French horn – partly because I play three of those.It cycles through 8 songs (not all Mozart as implied by the name). Unfortunately, it will only cycle through the songs by pressing the Orchestra button multiple times. It would be nice to cycle through them only using one instrument.

Marian Burlington, IL
★★★★★

Fun with Mozart

My 15 month old still enjoys this toy after getting it for Christmas when she was near 9 months. She didn’t quite get it at first since she was so young, but through the months she’s enjoyed pushing the buttons, watching the lights go on and off, hearing the music, and now at 15 months knowing that the different buttons do different things. My only complain is that there are a couple of songs that get old quickly, but I guess that comes with every music making toy! I like that it’s colorful and the education it provides with the instruments (mommy and daddy are crazy music lovers) as well as the simplicity of the toy. Hopefully she’ll enjoy it for a few more months!

Diane Glen Hope, PA
★★★★★

i love it

great item, my baby loves the music, i love it as well pressing all the buttons, i would def. recommend this item.

Jaime Dennysville, ME
★★★★★

Baby loves it

It’s a bit on the loud side, yes, but my baby loves this toy. She smacks it, turns it around, bites the corners. It has kept her entertained for several minutes at a time, which is a lot for my very squirmy, active little one. Very happy with it!

Glenna Findlay, IL