I went to lunch today with my roommate, at a local bar with really good food.
This bar also has a claw machine, and it had been recently restocked.
After eating (I had a killer cheeseburger and fries, with a cherry Coke), I walked over and perused the plushie pile in the machine. I saw a purple Valentine's sheep that looked like it was possibly catchable, so I went back to our seats and got my coin purse from my bag.
I gave the sheep like two tries, but it fell over and I couldn't get ahold of it. So I looked around some more and found a little brown puppy right smack dab in the center of the pile. He was completely unburied and looked pretty easy to grab. So I gave it a shot.
First try, no luck. Second try, it nabbed him around the hind legs and lifted him up, and made it to the chute!! Score!
In the process of dragging the puppy plush out, the claw knocked a white and red teddy bear plush loose and it ended up leaning partly over the chute. So I thought, why the heck not?
Took me one try, and I returned to our seats triumphant, with not one, but two new cuddly friends!
Guess I still got it, lol!