Yes, you read that right. Nintendo, the 128-year old Japanese company best known for the top-selling video game franchises of Mario and Pokemon, is selling cardboard for $100.
Last Wednesday (17 Jan), Nintendo announced its new offering: the Nintendo Labo, a DIY cardboard based toy accessory that complements the Nintendo Switch console.
How it works:
Each Labo Kit comes with sheets of pre-perforated cardboard, which you can fold the cut-out designs in them a variety of 3D shapes.
Each design interacts with the Nintendo Switch in a different way, be it sliding the Switch screen in, popping in the joystick or transforming yourself into a full-sized controller.
What they have:
A Fishing Rod
A Robot Transforming Backpack Box
How to get it in Singapore:
The Nintendo Labo will be released on 20 April 2018. Two kits are available for pre-order:
1. The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, which costs US$69.99 (S$92). Includes five Toy-Con projects: 2 RC cars, 1 fishing rod, 1 house, 1 motorbike and 1 piano.
Preorder here: https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-LABO-Variety-Kit-Switch/dp/B01MY7GL3O/?th=1
2. The Nintendo Labo Robotic Kit, which costs US$79.99 (around S$105). Includes a backpack box and a headwear shade
Preorder here: https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-LABO-Robot-Kit-Switch/dp/B01N4N8NAL/?th=1