The latest from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming looks at the highly popular amiibo.

Amiibo haven't been around for very long, but already they seem like an important part of Nintendo's business model moving forward. I think it's safe to expect an affiliated amiibo or two alongside every one of Nintendo's major releases as we move forward.

In the video, the history of the figure is tracked and we get a look at some of the leaked amiibo prototypes. We also hear the opinion of competitors and learn about a Skull Kid amiibo that sadly never came to be.

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