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    Why the hell are unboxing videos so popular?

    What is the appeal of watching some untalented dumbass take items out of a box and then say "oooooh aaaaaah thats soooooo cool omg"? I get why people make them, because it allows people with absolutely no talent to rake in cash from youtube if they get lucky. But who the hell watches these things? Even the lowest of the low forms of reality television shows have more entertaining shit going on than this.

    Entertainment value wise, i'd rank unboxing videos a good bit below reality TV shows and very, very slightly above watching paint dry.
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    They're for kids. If you're that bothered by it, start a re-boxing channel in protest.

    And you're welcome for that free million dollar idea.
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    I like boring stuff more than so called exciting stuff. Depends on the unboxing just like ASMR. I’m more bothered by why anyone seriously gives a fuck what others like. Seriously be a bit less fucking involved with others personal hobbies or interest maybe.

    Oh and by the way views alone =/= $$$$ money anymore it’s why so many cried about being demonized. On YouTube

    Yes someone unboxing stupid shit is equal to that loser Pewdiepie.
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    A video of a item is easier to decide the quality on then a image of it.

    I get many Collector Edition's of games, Ill watch a unboxing video to see if the quality of the items (like a statue) is worth it.

    I do avoid the unboxing videos that does all the flashily bullshit.

    Just a simple open a box and show the item video works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiiLoSNK View Post
    They're for kids. If you're that bothered by it, start a re-boxing channel in protest.

    And you're welcome for that free million dollar idea.
    If youtube existed when I was a kid I can confidently say it would have bored the shit out of kid me.
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    A lot of parents watch them for ideas to get presents for their kids.

    As someone else said, watching to see the quality makes sense, but outside of those two scenarios, I don't really get it.

    The only unboxing video I ever remember watching was one Cory Barlog did with a God of War throne statue thing and even then I only watched it because he was mostly talking about some of his career decisions and turning points while he unboxed it, which I would have watched to listen to without the unboxing, that was just sort of happening on screen as I listened.

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    Because of stuff like this probably:


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    Also people who are addicted to lootboxes watch them. It gives them satisfaction like they were gambling right now.

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    "Personality" of the presenter in some cases.
    Getting a closer look at the delivered contents instead of a lame ass picture on amazone with white backdrop and no point of reference.
    Substiteu wishfulfillment for some.
    ASMR for others.
    I can remember alot of cases when I was young where we would just hang out and spectate someone else do something as a substitute for doing it ourself. The famous watch your friend play the new game. I guess on a primal level that works in video form as well.

    I've watched some guy open his mail and take apart vintage electronics before.. I can't judge anymore .

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    Because of stuff like this probably:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axE-AUIrtLs
    I gotta admit, that is the first time I've seen a cam-whore do something in the direction of tech.. usually they pretend to play games of iron their cosplay underwear. I'm a bit between pity for someone who could probably do something better and admiration for cornering a niche without much competition.. lol.

    Edit: Put "Personaility" in quotation marks .
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    Children like watching people play with/unbox toys I noticed this crap trend being popular amongst kindergardeners and they have fuckton of free time and since they are quiet bad parents allow them to just watch those 10h a day boosting the view count. Teachers at my nephew's kindergarden said that watching those stupid videos + mobile games are basically a plague there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgettable View Post
    Because of stuff like this probably:

    Quote Originally Posted by Haidaes View Post
    I gotta admit, that is the first time I've seen a cam-whore do something in the direction of tech.. usually they pretend to play games of iron their cosplay underwear. I'm a bit between pity for someone who could probably do something better and admiration for cornering a niche without much competition.. lol.

    Edit: Put "Personaility" in quotation marks .
    Did we just find the worlds smartest camwhore? I had to go look at see if shes just a cam whore and its seems shes not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgettable View Post
    Because of stuff like this probably:

    I wanted to say "I wanna unbox her." But then I clicked the video and was like "Is she for real? She looks as if she was photoshopped! Blergh, damn modders, I'm a purist!" or so.

    TL;DR: The thumbnail was cuter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerilis View Post
    I wanted to say "I wanna unbox her." But then I clicked the video and was like "Is she for real? She looks as if she was photoshopped! Blergh, damn modders, I'm a purist!" or so.

    TL;DR: The thumbnail was cuter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worgar View Post
    The one engineer thats hot enough and smart enough to have thirsty men pay for all her projects.
    If only she hadn't overengineered her boobs. That's certainly a flaw.

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    I watch them if there is something about the packaging that I need to know.

    The problem would be solved if retailers included more useful pictures of items.

    Also I could do without virtually all the commentary, very little of it is useful. Some people do an efficient first person view of the thing, others waste a bunch of time on reactions and bullshit when nobody cares about them and only want to see the item.
    /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerilis View Post
    If only she hadn't overengineered her boobs. That's certainly a flaw.
    True that. I was curious if this video was just a fluke or if she actually does more in that space and found one where she talks about "her silicon". Well bad choice in that regard imho, yet I guess if you live in the literal butt-end of every other joke about low quality knock-off tech (shinzen), then making some extra in a way that works helps. Still though, if you go for fake tits go for a size that actually fits your frame, girl - or go all out and install lights as well .

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    What's the point in any video? What's the point in any form of entertainment? Just because you don't derive enjoyment from it, doesn't mean others shouldn't. I've watched videos of unboxings on things I'm interested in buying due to seeing what else in there. Sometimes online retailers are really bad at saying what specifically could be in a product. Last year I bought my laptop and I was really excited for it, and watched a lot of videos on it and learned a lot of things about my laptop that I otherwise wouldn't have known because the manufacturer didn't provide those details. But according to some of the people in this thread, I'm a child because I've watched unboxing videos?
    Some backwards logic here.



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    People are fucking idiots and have to be told their opinions, its the reason unboxing exists , same with reaction videos and any critics in general. If youre too fucking stupid to realize you may or may not like endgame based on your opinion of the last 20 marvel movies and need reviews you may as well go buy some rope

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