Before purchasing Nintendo Labo, one of my concerns was about replacement parts. What if my kids destroy the cardboard? What if I accidentally sit or step on a Toy-Con? There's good news and bad news. Good news, Nintendo's online shop has started selling replacement cardboard. Bad news, it's unavailable to Australian customers.
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Nintendo previously addressed concerns about cardboard destruction in Nintendo Labo's FAQ, stating, "But if you need replacement materials, you'll be able to purchase them starting April 20, 2018, at http://store.nintendo.com or by calling Nintendo Consumer Service at 1-800-255-3700."
As of writing, both the Nintendo Japan online store and Nintendo.com's store has the parts priced and listed.
Individual cardboard sheets are ¥162 ($2) in the Japanese store, making it possible to replace specific parts instead of buying a whole new kit. The US store doesn't sell single cardboard sheets, but provides a pack of two for $US2.99 ($4).
There are also sets for sale, such as the piano kit for ¥1296 ($16, $US11.99 in the US store) or the motorcycle for the same price.
A set of the Variety Kit fastening items (rubber bands, string and so on) is ¥1080 ($13), $US9.99 in the US store.
Let's hope these replacement cardboard sheets come to Australian stores too.