Day 68: UFO Catchers.
You think crane games stateside are bad? Japanese UFO Catchers are helllllla addicting. Because they look so damn simple. And even worse when you actually win one game, you get compelled to play more and find yourself short 2000 yen.
The prizes are pretty good, well, for people like myself who like to collect character figurines but they also sell plush toys, pillows, even frying pans and iPods. I usually find the boxed figures easier to grab than the plushes since the game claws aren’t particularly strong.