Claw machine, also known as selected goods sales machine, is commonly known as Jia-Wawa-Machine in Taiwan, Jia Gongzai Machine in Hong Kong, and Zhua-Wawa-Machine in mainland China. It is a kind of electronic game originated from Japan. The original Japanese name is UFO CATCHER. Claw machine is a gift vending machine, which is quite a simple one among large game machines.
There are Japanese-style with 2 paws and Korean-style with 3 paws. The gameplay is displays the items in a transparent box, and insert coins/token to start the game and grad the items by controlling the claw.Because at the earliest, most of the items put inside are plush dolls,so they were called “Doll Claw Machine”. Because the plush dolls are very popular with children and youth,even though some merchants also put other items such as watches, key rings and even seafood inside,many people still call it “Doll Claw Machine”.