UPS Gets in on Nintendo Labo With the Toy-Con-Tainer

Published: April 29, 2018 6:10 PM /


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Nintendo Labo launched last week, bringing the company's cardboard-based building kits to fans all over the world. Labo aims to inspire fans to create their own cardboard peripherals, with the ability to code them to the Nintendo Switch also possible. It seems that none other than UPS has been inspired to do just that, showing off its very own creation, the Toy-Con-Tainer, on Twitter.

The post, which you can view below, shows a custom carry case designed to transport each of Nintendo Labo's individual toys. The cardboard Toy-Con-Tainer is shown in a video, with it being closed up and rolled away at the end. Of course, UPS designed the whole thing themselves, so it is not an official Labo product. Many fans have called out for the delivery company to release the templates so that they can build the Toy-Con-Tainer themselves.

Nintendo Labo comes in two types of crafting kit. The Robot Kit allows you to build robots which interact with Nintendo Switch. There's an RC car which uses the vibration of the Joy-Cons to move and a giant robot backpack which is worn by the builder and used as a controller for a game. The Variety pack features a host of peripherals from a fishing rod to a piano. Other than the pre-designed creations, users are given the opportunity to use the game's Toy-Con Garage to design and build their own peripherals. Nintendo has announced a competition for those wanting to create their own toys, alongside a video released last week featuring Bill Nye.

There have been some amazing creations so far. A couple of them, for example, are a rhythm game based around a jump-pad and a Zelda-themed treasure chest.

Nintendo also revealed the prices for replacement parts, with users able to replace individual pieces instead of buying a whole new Labo set. For those looking to save buck or two, Nintendo also released the designs for each toy, meaning users can build them from cardboard themselves, though they will need the Labo kit in order for them to interface with Nintendo Switch.

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