Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Classy Claw Machine

A claw machine that, instead of being filled with cheap plastic knockoffs, contains interesting and high-quality prizes.
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Small prize claw machines are typically filled with cheap, mass- produced trinkets that have little to no actual value and are, frankly, boring and uninteresting. There's no thrill in winning a crane game just to receive a low-quality piece of plastic. In keeping with the tradition of upscaling fondly remembered childhood nostalgia (see links), I suggest a "high-end" claw machine. Like the surprise ball (see third link), this claw machine would be filled with eclectic vintage curios and handmade gadgets. The items in the machine would be one-of-a-kind and hard to get, things that you wouldn't normally be able to buy; the prizes would be packed by hand, with a diverse selection of cool knickknacks carefully curated for each shipment. Of course, the claw machine would have to be a bit more expensive to use, to make up for the higher quality prizes. But I think that a lot of people would be willing to pay five dollars to get something that's fun and unique.

DrWorm, May 07 2010

"Gourmet Grilled Cheese" http://www.chedds.com/
An upscale childhood foodstuff. [DrWorm, May 07 2010]

Adult Tricycle http://www.walmart....0944&ci_sku=5679542
Another "adult" childhood toy. [DrWorm, May 07 2010]

the Surprise Ball http://www.sandrajuto.com/blog/?p=6707
Very, very cool. I want one. [DrWorm, May 07 2010]

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       //five dollars// Or 5000, and fill it with real jewelry. A wealthy person, fond of Magic Christian - style entertainment might install a few to liven up a party.
mouseposture, May 07 2010

       Of course.
DrWorm, May 08 2010


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