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  1. Don’t forget the pride in winning that cheap little itty bitty stuffed animal from the claw machine neither!

    Whether $1.00 was spent or $5.00 (sometimes, I hate to admit it, more) the pride at winning that thing was parallel to earning your MBA. Even if you lowered your standards after the 4th (6th, 12th, 32nd) attempt and got the “second choice” that was still better than walking away empty handed.

    ooooo Can ya tell I’ve spent way too much money?

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!

    Shannon
    BA~~114

    (edited to remove profanity, per our stated policy)

  2. OUCH! You don’t like to lose, do you??

    Those vending machine companies know a bit about human nature, don’t they?

    The funny thing is, when we go on buying jaunts for our Dirty Butter Plush Animal Shoppes, we intentionally avoid buying any stuffed animals manufactured by the vending machine companies, because the quality is so poor!

  3. That’s not too surprising, scooter.

    I would think the odds are really stacked against anyone winning one of the “good” prizes, whether you are talking about a Carnival game, or a vending machine.

  4. I still go after those skill-crane games all the time. Even though I end up spending $5 to win a piece of crap lobster harmonica or something.
    BA~~6

  5. Gotcha hooked, don’t they, Mark?

    And yes, most of the prizes are junk. But maybe next time ….

  6. I have one a plushie vefore.

    it was pink poodle..don’t tell anyone, att eh world’s fair in seattle..when the heck was that?

    I have a bad case of crs…LOL

    BA~~1

  7. Did you keep the poodle, Uncle Mike? If it’s marked as a World’s Fair souvenir, it would probably be valuable.

    Thanks for sharing, big guy.

  8. I remember back when I was about 10 years old and my mom took me to a bonfire/firework evening. There was a funfair there too, and I remember walking the 3km to get there. As we neared the event my mom realized she’d forgotton her purse, all she had was the tickets to get in. I scuffled around in my pocket and found 10 pence and went to the nearest stall and bought a lottery ticket.

    Well I guess you know what’s coming next! Yup, I won first prize of a HUGE blue and white teddy bear. So big I could hardly carry it lol.

    I still tell that story now to my nephew and nieces 🙂

    BA~~29

  9. What a delightful story.

    I’m sure your nieces and nephew enjoy hearing it, too, as it’s the dream that keeps everyone trying their luck just one more time.

  10. I remember winning one once. It was a huge dog, which we gave to my son when he was really little. It was so big that he was able to actually lay it on its back and he could sleep on its stomache…We had it for the longest time, untill the stuffing started leaking out…

  11. yes i did…a medium sized gorilla at the crossbow stand. 🙂 I think I spent about 40 pesos there, which would convert to less than a dollar. 🙂

  12. Well now, willgarcia, just make the rest of us feel jealous, why don’t you.

    You actually did win something for a reasonable price! And what was the fate of your gorilla prize??

  13. Usually I never win when it comes to luck. It’s been so bad that once I went to the casino and played roulette red and black and lost 10 times one chip in a row and then I just called it a day.
    But on a fair I did once win about 2,3 years ago by throwing a ball at a stack of cans I won a stuffed monkey with a banana.

  14. Sounds like games of chance aren’t for you, huh? Better stick to games where skill comes into play.

    Money is a better prize than a monkey with a banana, right? 😉

  15. I have won a few smallish animals at our local amusement park, and I even won a stuffed tiger at Circus Circus on a road trip with a friend after high school. We were too young to gamble, so that was the only “gaming” we got in on the whole trip 😉

    I kept them all for a long time, but had to get rid of them in the zillion moves we’ve made since I got married…

    BA~~158

  16. If you kept them for a long time, and remember them after all this time, they were certainly “valuable” to you. And that’s what Plush Memories are all about, right?

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