To me it always looks like the claw is very flimsy and incapable of picking up the toys, not to mention their slick fur makes most of the stuffed animal prizes unlikely to remain in its clutches. I think it's ironic as hell that in Toy Story, the kid actually grabbed both toys and successfully extracted them without cheating. LOL. But the best claw game joke was on the Simpsons; Otto the stoner bus driver pulls the pin out of the middle of the machine by accident and the legs all fall off, the glass smashes and he just grabs the prize he wants. Plus the tremor the falling machine causes makes his team win the game.