Words cannot express my loathing for these types of games. A dollar a pop (at the very least) and those stupid tongs grab nothing by design.
There you are, standing in front of it with either a doe-eyed toddler or a date and she's expecting a rhino. Sponge Bob would do, but he's passe and a rhino would really be much better. So you plug in $5, $10, $20 to that infernal machine because failure under these circumstances is simply not an option. And what do you get for all your troubles? Either an empty pocket coupled with a bruised ego or a stuffed toy that's worth $1.32.
Quite simply, those gizmos are akin to gambling. And I don't gamble unless I can get served "free" booze in conjunction with my action. ->