Sunday, May 19, 2024

Inside The Claw

 A fixture at carnivals and arcades, the Claw is designed to instigate desire. Instead of stuffed animals, this one offers a rainbow's worth of rubber duckies in disguises. Operating the mechanical arm takes practice. How many dollars have gone into developing the skills required to successfully grab a toy? Surely a parent could simply buy the toy and skip all the striving and concentration, but the reward is sweeter if you have really worked for it.