Interactive Game Figures, Their Impact on the Industry

Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, and Amiibos — all are variations of the new phenomenon in gaming, interactive game figures. Skylanders and Disney Infinity have been around for years, creating new starter packs and new figures to expand their 50 collection of figures. Lego Dimensions creates a new spin on the IGF concept, creating a base game that will last for the next 5 years and additional packs to assemble to add more content onto the game. Amiibos, Nintendo’s rendition, are treated more like collectibles, but also add additional bonuses on games across Nintendo franchises.

How does the proliferation of these figures into the industry affect the economy and reputation of the industry? Is it simply an add on to the discourse of microtransactions? Which company implements their IGFs most effectively?

  • This is an excellent topic, original and so in sync with what is happening in the industry! It will be important of the writer to explain clearly what interactive game figures are as it is complex to grasp. – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 6 years ago

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