I’ve learned recently that there is an “exciting” new trend developing on Youtube related to Magic. It’s called the “Unboxing Video,” and involves someone filming themselves opening booster packs, fat packs, preconstructed decks, and other sealed product. The player in the video discusses what they’ve opened, pretending to know things about the cards’ value or playability.
Here’s an example, a video featuring some dude opening the recently released Venser vs Koth duel decks.
I don’t know why, but there is something interesting about watching someone open a box of cards you have no wish to own. Interesting enough to make me watch another unboxing video…
Make sure you watch it until the end, since that’s when the real fun happens.
That kid was really excited about opening a banned card. Good thing he had 90 to 100 dollars in his hand and time to post a video for us to see him devalue it by getting greasy teenager on it.
There are HUNDREDS of these things on Youtube, and they all have over a hundred views each. I didn’t realize there were that many people who were into Magic pack voyeurism.
Well, being the trendy BadMagicPlayer that I am, I decided to make my own unboxing video. But since there seems to be plenty of people taping themselves busting open Magic products, I figured I should try something a little different.
What epic pulls! That was so much fun I decided to make another unboxing video, this time with something COMPLETELY different…
I realize now that I never gave you the answer to the trivia question…I apologize for leaving you in such agonizing suspense. The answer, according to the inside of the box, is D – all of the above. Go figure, there’s a bowling alley, movie theater, and swimming pool in the White House. The more you know. (cue the NBC music)
I ate the thing as soon as I finished the video, and it tasted just like childhood – cardboardy with a splash of plaster. Mmmmmm.
Hope you enjoyed my addition to the unboxing video trend. Only a few weeks until the inevitable wave of Avacyn Restored booster pack unboxing videos…I can’t wait!