Pin Pals Prize Breakdown: Claw Machine

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Pin Pals questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, the Claw Machine.  What it does and how you unlock it…

The third prize unlocked during the Pin Pals Mini Event is the Claw Machine:

Here are some more details behind it…

How You Unlock It: Make Moe Orchestrate an Accident for Kirk- 3hrs, Earns 1, 35xp
Collect Blowing Shoes- x30.

Size: 3×2
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Vanity +100
Build Time: Instant
Earns: Bowling shoes and prizes, more details below
Task: Otto has a 3hr visually animated task there. 

You’ll notice from the popup above that you won’t have the option to initially place this in your Springfield.  Instead it goes straight to your inventory and you’ll have to go in there to retrieve it.  Once you’ve unlocked it you’ll see a few popups as well as a task.  Here’s what you should see:

You’ll then get a task popup for it:

So once you’ve placed it in Springfield you’ll be able to “Play” the Claw Machine.  Simply tap on it, and then hit the purple start button:

This will trigger some animation in the Claw Machine and you’ll earn bowling shoes…while the event is still going on (i.e. While you still have prizes in the prize track to unlock):

Once you’ve played through it once it’ll start it’s “cool down” time.  And you’ll be able to play it again in 3hrs…

In the meantime you’ll get the following popup (a whole lotta popups with this one.  I guess they miss VH1’s popup video…)

Assuming you have Otto, you’ll know unlock the ability for Otto to earn you 2  every 3hrs via the Claw Machine.  That’s right, now Otto can feed his Claw Machine addition right in your very own Springfield…while helping you earn more !

The Claw Machine doesn’t need to “cool down” for Otto to play.  He can play as long as he’s free.  And you can still “play” the Claw Machine every 3hrs…even if Otto’s on a task there.

So now, the question most of you are wondering.  What happens when you’re done collecting Bowling Shoes?  What will the Claw Machine do?

So it’ll continue to payout.  This time items from the game…kinda like a Mystery Box, without spending the donuts. Although, honestly, the prizes aren’t that great.  It will cost you $1,000 for a try after you’ve earned all of your bowling shoes…

Here’s what you can unlock…
-Ice Scuplture
-Rabbit Hedge
-Gas Pump
-Wood Chipper
-Phone Booth
-Sir Love A Lot

It’s also possible to not win a thing…

Honestly, none of the prizes are that great and you can buy each one for in-game cash (with the exception of Sir Love A Lot).

So that’s it my friends..the details behind the Claw Machine, the third Pin Pals prize.

What are your thoughts on the Claw Machine? Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Thoughts on the prizes you can earn from it?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

71 responses to “Pin Pals Prize Breakdown: Claw Machine

  1. I won Sir Love a lot but he is not in my inventory?

  2. I got Sir Love A lot, but it’s not in my inventory and I can’t find it. Has anyone else experienced this?

  3. Susan Johnson-Dehn

    Question/Comment I just got the claw machine to give me the Sir love-a-lot bear, however I cannot find it anywhere in my inventory, any ideas? I’ve shutdown game, rebooted, cleared caches and reinstalled at least once so far. Yes, I realize it’s a “bonus” item that only cost $1000 bills but still a “prize”.

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