Nintendo shocked the world with the announcement of the Labo kits, which are cardboard play sets that are constructed by the player and use the Switch's unique functions as part of games, such as being able to create a fishing rod or a steering wheel. The upcoming Labo VR Kit will be instrumental in bringing basic virtual reality games to the Nintendo Switch, with the headset being constructed from cardboard.
The idea of using cardboard for a video game peripheral is such a Nintendo thing to do, but the company is going to subvert expectations again by releasing the Labo Okatazuke Box. Nintendo will be unleashing the full power of cardboard's potential by restoring it to its base form of a cube and using it to contain the other Labo accessories. (via. Gizmodo)
If you are unfamiliar with how to put items you are not currently using into a box, then Nintendo has you covered with a helpful YouTube video that will teach you the fine art of putting things into storage.
It might seem silly for Nintendo to release a Labo-themed box, but anyone who actually owns the Labo sets will attest to the fact that they take up a lot of room. The fact that the upcoming Labo VR Kit will have six different Toy-Con sets means that the problem of Labo storage will only become more frequent in the future, especially for people who don't want a giant cardboard bird in their living room.
The price of the original Labo sets has been dropping recently, which suggests that Nintendo's age of cardboard will come to an end after the VR Kit is released. The Labo was a creative and fun experiment for the Nintendo Switch, but there is only so much you can do with cardboard toys. The Labo Okatazuke Boxes may end up becoming the coffin for the Labo sets that were released, with them being placed into attics and basements around the world like the Ark of the Covenant at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The Nintendo Labo Okatazuke Box will be released on April 20, 2019.