Nintendo Labo Is The King!
GN reader ibbsters pointed us to this package from Makeblock, which seems to have taken a few pages from Nintendo’s book. Makeblock has been around for awhile, but their Neuron Explorer Kit conjures up Nintendo Labo references with a single glance. A bunch of cardboard toys combined into one package, and there’s even a piano in there!
This kit isn’t a completely rip-off, but there’s no doubt Makeblock was inspired. Nintendo Labo was revealed in Jan. 2018, and then launched April 2018. The Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit seems to have launched in Sept. 2018, so Labo’s kit definitely came first.