5 months after the launch of the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit, Chinese copycats have started to appear and seep into Asian countries.
NintendoSoup reader Reagan, who lives in Asia, was shocked to discover that the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit he purchased from a popular e-commerce platform known as Lazada was fake. Reagan says the fake Nintendo Labo Variety Kit he purchased came without the Game Card.
All the fake product had were sheets of cardboard, but without the game, they were completely useless.
Upon further investigation, we’ve discovered that fake Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit are being distributed worldwide, even in Japan. The easiest way to tell the fake Labo kit from the real Labo kit is by looking for the Nintendo Switch logo and Nintendo Labo logo.
For comparison’s sake, here’s the real (left) and fake (right) Variety Kit..
And the real (left) and fake (right) Robot Kit:
If you’re a Nintendo fan, the differences should be plain obvious, but parents who aren’t familiar with Nintendo products are very likely to get conned. So in order not to get scammed, please avoid buying from dodgy websites and stick to reputable retailers such as Amazon US and Amazon Japan.
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