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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Toy Soldier: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

The first claw machine review comes to us from Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar.  1100 Blairs Ferry Road #101 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-1276

Location of claw machine

This machine is called the Toy Soldier.  It's a pretty standard claw machine, three pronged claw grip.  It had a timer feature, but movement wasn't limited.  The toy selection was sparse, and the remaining toys were very weak.  Overall very bad stocking and selection in the machine.  I mean who wants bears wearing Buffalo Wild Wings gear?  Nobody.  Another thing about this machine, it was 1 dollar per play.  That's ridiculous for non-name brand toys.  Throw a damn Smurf in the mix or something to make me think like it's worth my 1 dollar.

Green spots on a cow with blue eyes?  Now I've seen everything!

I gave the game a go, despite not having any open animals to grab at.  I was able to dislodge a stuck bear, so the grip on the claw must have been above average, which would explain the lack of stock in the machine.  Whoever came in after me had a very good chance to win themselves a Buffalo Wild Wings cheerleader bear.  You had to be there.  Is that even their slogan?  I just went to their official website and it was littered with so much garbage going off whenever I moved my mouse I gave up.

Claw Grip 9
Stocking Qty 4
Stocking Qlty 3
Price 3
Overall 5
My overall assessment of this machine is that it's not worth while.  Ok it's decent because there is a very high chance you would win if you saw something floating above the packed down animals.  So it's not something I'd rule out playing again.  But I'm  not going out of my way to play it with it's stocking quantity or quality.  Let them get better stuff in there and more stuff, or just less dense packed stuff, and I might come back.

1 comment:

  1. This is very interesting and good to know. Those claw machines always call me to play them and I never feel as though I should give in due to not knowing the probability of actually winning anything. I would appreciate it if you would check out the one at Steak N Shake in Coralville across from the Wal-Mart by the mall.