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Man wins 3,000 stuffed animals from claw machines in six months as owners beg him to stop playing

By Mason White 6:11 PM February 25, 2016
Chen Zhitong 

By: Chan Yuan
A man in China, was dubbed the “claw machine king” after winning many stuffed animals.

Chen Zhitong of Xiamen, is a frequent visitor to the shopping malls, where he plays the claw machines and wins stuffed animals.

Zhitong said that he learned about his skills of being able to control the claw machines on a trip to the supermarket when he wanted to “kill time.”

After clearing out an entire machine, Zhitong began playing more often. Zhitong said that he is “not actually interested in the dolls themselves, it’s the process of getting them, that is exciting.”

Zhitong won over 3,000 stuffed animals and it takes up a lot space in his house. He claims that he does not spend on an animal more than it would cost him to buy one.

However, claw machine owners don’t like it when Zhitong comes to play with their machines because he wins too many times, leaving little profit for them.

Zhitong said that some store owners invite him to dinner and beg him not to play with their machines.