What’s the Deal With Amiibos? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter
Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook
Talk about this episode on reddit! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelreddit
Idea Channel IRC! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelirc
Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com

Support Idea Channel on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/pbsideachannel

The insane popularity of Nintendo’s Amiibos, Amiibo Hunting, and Amiibo Hunters (both in stores and on places like the Amiibo Reddit) proves that people can’t keep their hands off of them, but are they simply be the next big thing in a long line of product/game crossovers? The world was previously infatuated with Skylanders, followed by the Disney Infinity characters, but something about Amiibos feels… different? They’re interactive in a way that gives them value outside of the object itself, blurring the line between consumer and an ardent collector. And how does the existence of Amiibos challenge our idea of what play is? AND WILL WE EVER GET AMIIBOS FROM WAVE 4 AND WAVE 5? Find out in this week’s episode of Idea Channel!

~~ ASSET LINKS ~~

:12

:16

:32

:55

1:00

1:10

1:21

1:23

1:26

1:30

1:51

2:35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubpb03oHvFc

3:07

3:11

3:13

3:29

3:39

3:48

4:01

5:40-5:41

6:43

~~
COMMENTS:

Carter Heitkamp

Chris Wynn

Ioahnuh

Blair Einfeldt

My Account is 100% private, so please don’t click on my account, and also I’m not Gaius Baltar

Nickolas Brielmaier

myfatsushi

Joshua Haveman

liquefiedbutter

Leland Andercheck

Tweet of the Week:

Darling Lily

MUSIC:

“Europe” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Level 5” by Room for the Homeless (http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm)

“Bouncy Castle” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“:P” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Squarehead” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Number Cruncher” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Little Birthday Acid” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Topskore” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Anti Vanishing Spray” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Tarty Prash” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Carry on Carillon” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Uptown Tennis Club” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Squarehead” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

“Dream Of Autumn” by Night Shift Master
https://soundcloud.com/dj-darkmatter-

“Insert Toy For Coin” by Eatme (http://eatme.pro/music/)

“Dizor” by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/440

“Lets go back to the rock” by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/440

“Something like this” by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/440

~~

Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
(who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: http://bit.ly/1sCn0BF)

Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)

Rating What’s the Deal With Amiibos? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios is 5.0 / 5 Votes: 3
Please wait...
Loading...