Nintendo Labo Trailer Teases Future Toy-Cons

Why stop at robots and RC cars?

News by Nadia Oxford, .

Nintendo's throwing a lot of effort behind Labo, its unique new do-it-yourself construction sets.

The Labo Robot Kit and Labo Variety Kit are both coming on April 20. The Robot Kit, which lets you build your very own robo-suit, costs $79.99 USD. The Variety Kit, a grab-bag of "Toy-Cons" you can assemble and play with in conjunction with Switch-run software, costs $69.99 USD.

But Nintendo clearly has no intention of stopping at robots and RC cars. Here are some other Toy-Cons you can spot in the trailer. What secrets do they hold?

Here's a gun-like Toy-Con. It seems something's going to die. It's got a flared opening, though, so maybe this Toy-Con's a little friendlier than it first appears. Nintendo very much wants to present Labo as a family-friendly pastime, so guns might be controversial—but then again, I played Duck Hunt when I was eight, and I turned out … kind of OK.

This is interesting. I can't even begin to guess what it is. A turbine? A movie projector?

Presumably, this bird-like Toy-Con will let you fly like an eagle in whichever game it controls. It's very majestic. I dig how the Switch's Joy-Con is a stand-in for its beak and eye. That's clever design.

I'm also in love with this camera mock-up. Is a Pokémon Snap sequel in the works? That'd be more than enough to sell anyone over the age of 12 on the Labo, I think (and I doubt kids below 12 will be upset about playing a game that lets you take pictures of frolicking Pokémon).

Looks like a racing game is coming to the Labo. Beep beep! Out of the way! I'm a Nintendo motorist!

It's unclear when Nintendo plans to unveil these new Toy-Cons, but the second the info is in our hands, we'll be sure to let you know when can have a pet cardboard bird of your very own.

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  • Avatar for LBD_Nytetrayn #1 LBD_Nytetrayn 9 months ago
    If they wouldn't make a Pokemon Snap to even try to salvage the Wii U, I can't imagine them doing it now.
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  • Avatar for mattcom26 #2 mattcom26 9 months ago
    Maybe we’ll get Labo Nights once the kids version takes hold and generates success. Nintendo shouldn’t underestimate the number of adults who will buy into this idea. Adult coloring books and Amiibos tell that story, and I’d probably pick up a Labo myself if it tied into the right IP.
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  • Avatar for Daikaiju #3 Daikaiju 9 months ago
    Item #2 is a total mystery. Tank controls?
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