Interested in branching off into cardboard toys with Nintendo? Here's how much it'll cost.
In a release sent out to Australian media following the worldwide launch, Nintendo confirmed that the Nintendo Labo will be available in two different kits from launch. The first, called the Variety Kit, will be available from $99.95 and will have the tools to create a range of "Toy-Con" accessories:
Toy-Con RC Car: Insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into your newly built RC Car and control its movement using touch screen controls on the Nintendo Switch. The HD rumble feature in the Joy-Con controllers will cause vibrations that move the car in the direction you choose. Materials to construct two RC Cars are included.
Toy-Con Fishing Rod: Construct the Fishing Rod with an active, rotating reel that is attached by string to a cradle holding the Nintendo Switch console. Catch one of many exotic fish shown swimming on the Nintendo Switch screen by casting your Fishing Rod and unwinding the reel to lower the hook. Once you feel a vibration from the Joy-Con inserted in the reel, you must crank the reel quickly and tug the Fishing Rod upwards to try and complete the catch.
Toy-Con House: By inserting various assembled blocks into openings in the sides and bottom of the House, you can interact, feed and play games with a cute creature on the front-facing Nintendo Switch screen. Each differently shaped block is detected by the IR Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con inserted on top of the House.
Toy-Con Motorbike: Insert each Joy-Con into an assembled set of handlebars to drive a motorbike on the Nintendo Switch screen. Pressing the ignition button starts the engine, twisting the right handle activates the throttle, and leaning your body or turning the handlebars left and right controls the motorbike.
Toy-Con Piano: After assembling a beautifully crafted 13-key piano and inserting the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con, you can create your own music by pressing different keys. You can even insert different assembled knobs to create new sound effects and tones.
The second kit, the Robot Kit, will cost $119.95. It'll allow users to "create a wearable robot suit" which can then be controlled via the left and right JoyCons into the backpack and visor. "Enjoy a variety of fun game-play experiences, including Robot mode, where you can destroy in-game buildings and UFOs," the release adds.
A customisation set will also be sold in Australia for $14.95, containing coloured tape, stickers and stencils. All kits will be available from April 20.