This Beat Up Old Claw Machine Will Charm And Delight You

This Beat Up Old Claw Machine Will Charm And Delight You


We’ve all experienced first hand the joy of claw games. But is a machine still wonderful when it is worn and weary? Yes, yes it is.

Produced by Aaron Cansler, this one-minute short depicts what Cansler would have you believe is the “Saddest Claw Machine In New York.” Not so. After years perched on a street corner, this machine may have lost its luster, with scratched and graffiti-covered glass (to the point that you almost can’t see in), and a top covered with a garbage bag. But this is not a tragedy; the toys inside are still fluffy and fun. The whole thing is weirdly heart-warming.

Is this a story of existential persistence? Perhaps. But it seems lore like a statement of universal truth: Claw machines are always wonderful. [Animal New York]