Here's something genuinely wild - Nintendo made a surprise announcement today of a new....product? Switch expansion? Arts & Crafts project? It's kinda all of those things, but none really do a great job at describing this strange new venture of Nintendo's - the Nintendo Labo, which is essentially DIY cardboard dealies that you can hook up with your Switch and Joypads and do a number of unexpected activities with, like pretend to be a robot, play a piano, go fishing, and more. Or, as Nintendo puts it:

Get ready to Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo! Nintendo Labo is a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences that combine DIY creations with the magic of Nintendo Switch. Available on April 20, 2018! 

This is weird - again, this came out of NOWHERE. No one was expecting anything remotely like this (which explains the last decade or so of Nintendo pretty well, actually). But honestly, it looks extremely fun (even at the price of $70 for a piece of cardboard) and strange and, well, at this point, we've been through enough curveballs thrown by Nintendo to give them the benefit of the doubt. They are absolutely the only company on the planet Earth I would trust to sell me a piece of cardboard for $70.

The internet is mixed - some are very excited by this weird new project, others are doubtful, but everyone is straight up shocked:
















I can't promise this thing will be as good or as fun as I've already built it up in my mind, but I can promise you this - I'm gonna be the dumbass who's paying $200 more than the actual store price for a piece of cardboard, once it turns out Nintendo accidentally only delivers 10 of these on launch day for some reason.

But also, it's nice Nintendo is still swinging for the fences with weird and OUT OF THE BOX (wink) ideas like this.