In Japan -- where crane games are still popular and not just ill-kept cabinets filled with dusty stuffed animals, next to the sticker vending machines at the grocery store or Ponderosa's entrance -- the mechanisms inside UFO catchers have evolved beyond their single claw into walking robots with glowing eyes and a full set of limbs.

This Little Robo Catcher game allows players to control a robot inside a booth and pick up prizes. The small mechanical figure can even pick itself up when it falls over. Thank God there's a metal cord attached to its back, though, as its arms look perfectly designed for strangling a human master, should some accident occur where it gains sentience and breaks out of its plexiglass prison.

[Via Arcade Heroes]