'Toy Story' lives on, but should it have?

NEW YORK (AP) — Like "Casablanca," ''Toy Story 3" concluded with the beginning of a beautiful friendship. It's an ending that has very possibly produced an ocean's worth of tears, no...

Man gets arm stuck inside claw machine in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man found himself in quite a jam as his arm became stuck in a claw machine while trying to retrieve a stuffed Snoopy doll that had failed to fall all the way down the hatch a...

Taiwan's Central Bank to issue more NT$10 coins to cope with claw crane craze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Bank yesterday announced that it has increased its 2019 budget to issue more NT$10 (US$0.32) coins to cope with the massive claw machine craze that has gri...

Taiwan counts almost as many claw machine arcades as convenience stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to statistics by the Ministry of Finance, Taiwan now has around 6,678 claw machine outlets across the country, with a density almost as high as convenience store...

Toddler plucked from claw machine in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A three-year-old boy had to be rescued by firefighters from an arcade claw machine in Taichung after he had somehow wandered into the contraption while his mother had been dist...

Claw machine owners cash in on Taiwan's toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan has fallen into the grips of a toilet paper panic, owners of claw vending machines have decided to start stocking their contraptions with packages of toilet tissue an...

Arcade claw machines: turning simple game into business opportunity

Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) Arcade claw machines, a longstanding drain on the pockets, are gaining traction in Taiwan, with many claiming that it is an easy way to make quick money on the side. According t...