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Saturday, May 16, 2015

AJ History - The Claw

The Claw is one of AJ's oldest games, being there since beta. At first is was only playable at Captain Melville's Juice Hut
The prizes available int he game have changed over the years. Originally there were no plushies in The Claw at all. The beta prizes included Blue Mats, Orange Mats, Purple Mats, Rocking Horses, and Beach Balls. After a short while, Pink Mats were added in. There may have been more prizes but I wasn't a beta tester so I don't know what else was available
(NOTE: Everyone probably knows what Pink and Purple Mats are but I'll say this anyway - the items that are for sale in Jam Mart Furniture now that are called "Mat" and "Pillow" used to be called Pink/Purple Mats and only came in one colour)

The way The Claw looked while playing it used to be different in 2010 and early 2011 used to be different. Unfortunately I don't have a good picture of how it looked, but you can go to >>Fuzzy Shyivy's post about the claw from 2011<< to get a decent idea of what it used to look like (as well as some other stuff like a view of the Juice Hut's old door) (or just look it up, you can probably find a picture of it somewhere)

Sometime before I joined AJ (February 5th 2011) the old prizes were no longer available in The Claw. Instead, plushies became available! The original plushies were tigers, bunnies, pandas, and monkeys. Later, around March or April 2011, wolf plushies got added to The Claw. People would go crazy for wolf plushies and trade really rare items for them even though they were available

Around April 28 2011, koala plushies were added

People forgot about wolf plushies and went crazy for koala plushies then. The demand for them wasn't quite as high as the demand for wolf plushies was

A month later, seal plushies were added

A month after seal plushies came out, elephant plushies got added (but were glitched at first!)

While the pink and purple pillow mats were no longer a possible prize, an update on July 7th of 2011 changed their look

This is their original look (Picture credit: Fuzzy Shyivy)

And this is how they looked after that update (they still look like this now)

July 20's update was an important one for The Claw - before this update, all the plushies only were only available in one different colour. Just like the mats, the old default colours of the original plushies have been changed. I can't find my old plushie pictures right now but maybe one day I'll post the old to new comparisons
Anyway, this update added rhino plushies as well as new colours for every available plushie

When this update came out, the Juice Hut and Crystal Sands were full in just about every server! Everyone wanted to play The Claw to try to get the rare plushies. Remember, the Juice Hut was the only place you could play The Claw
(Note: I may be wrong but I believe this was the update that changed the original claw look from beta)

About 2 days after the update, AJHQ added 2 more claws to other rooms - one was added to the Animal Museum (which is now called the Conservation Museum)

And another was added to Sarepia's Theatre

All those rooms were still pretty full but the plushie demand started to die down. Now those 3 rooms are always pretty empty, just like they were before that update

Then August came around which gave members the third Monthly Member Gift, a den version of The Claw

That gift helped the theatre, juice hut, and museum become forgotten again lol

Another update happened on the 9th of August which added special plushies exclusive to the den version of The Claw - phantom plushies!

11 days later, breadsticks croc plushies became available!

And so Breadstick The Croc was born (lol now I will get at least 3 comments begging for a new breadstick post)

The Trading Party was released on January 19th 2012 which added another special version of The Claw

Here you could only win clothing items, which is still true

The Leap Year Party came out a little over a month later adding yet another special edition claw - one where you could only win lion plushies

The Lion Claw was probably where the idea for the claws sold at the diamond shop came from

And that pretty much covers its 2010 - early 2012 history
There might be something I forgot but oh well

43 comments:

  1. I really like the juice hut. Now it's abbandoned. Another thing AJ ruined.

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    1. The only time it wasn't abandoned was when the new plushies came out

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    2. Mel, when will the juice hut become popoular again??

      WHENNNNNNN????


      ~mlp06

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    3. They'd have to give it another unique feature that people would actually want to use
      The smoothie machine and claws are no longer exclusive to the juice hut which makes less of a reason to go there. Maybe they should add a shop there or something
      That would also mean every land has a shop

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  2. If you're happy and you know it clap your hands

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  3. Thanks for sending moi a jamagram, and your den is nice, especially the outside.
    oh and post on Breadstick ):L

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  4. here is an unreleased item:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cQLI89hxTfc/VO6lZipbdlI/AAAAAAAABtU/KllZJ-E-AR4/s1600/Capture1.PNGjb.PNG

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    1. That is not an unreleased item
      I don't remember which one it is but it's some type of armor (maybe Stegosaurus Armor)

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    2. It's the horned armor. It just looks like that on penguins for some reason.

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  5. mel I'm suspended for a day :(- spiritcloud721

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    1. I'm afraid to ask what you did

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    2. Suspended too -_-, I did nothing this time.. Seems like AJHQ hates me.

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    3. I'm suspended for 3 days on one of my accounts O.o I didn't even do anything on there though...

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    4. I never got suspened when somebody in DRAMAtownship traded me a NOT-SO-RARE spike and wanted it back :3

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    5. "DRAMAtownship" That's a good one

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  6. I like collecting the rare plushies I have one of the rarest I think it it's the bunny plushies with a bow tie hey Mel you just gave me a great post idea!

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    1. here's wut i have:
      Minda
      BOSS
      elephant with shades
      elephant with hat
      T
      bunny with bow
      afro fox
      fox with copterhat thingy
      shoe fox
      Mizo
      some other lions
      kangaroo with shades
      cheetah with cape
      leopard with horn
      leopard with beanie
      Luna (koala)
      koala with flower
      Karen
      Dr Banana
      Oreo
      Eggplant spider
      little snake
      little owl
      little dog
      little something i dont remember
      white lion with moostache
      rhino with bow
      penguin with spectacles
      penguin with bow
      Roger
      green alien looking bunny

      and some others that i dont remember, (that are coulored only i think) sorry if im showing off, im just collecting the ones with accessories.

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    2. now i have a wolf with lightning bolt

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  7. For real when are new breadstick posts coming?

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  8. We should all go to the juice hut to bring its popularity back!

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  9. Bread stick plz

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  10. Back in the day the blue tiger was considered the rarest plushie (it was known as the "bling tiger") Very few people had it for some reason

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  11. MM PLUSHIES

    THAT WOULD BE SO ADORABLE

    YOU TAKE THE CUTEST THING SINCE PUPPIES AND EVERYTHING CUTE AND TURN HIM INTO A HUGGABLE STUFFY

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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    1. You know what would be cuter? CACTUS plushies

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    2. Are you kidding me?! Cacti aren't cute. They're prickly and cause me severe pain and suffering.

      How about we draw eachother the plushies we want to see come out in the future?

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    3. Neither can I but we can both attempt to do it

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    4. I drew a picture with two cacti in it, one short, and had a little flower on its head, and another with a bow tie, they were prickly and had no eyes but thay looked cute.
      And they were next to eachother.

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    5. If AJHQ made the cacti plushies and they were a bit chubby with some stitches around the edges like I'm imagining now, they will be cute. And cuddly.

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    6. i like the cacti plants that USED to exist in sarapia

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    7. what would be even cuter Pikachu Plushies :3

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  12. XD CACTUS PLUSHIES!!! WE NEED OTTER PLUSHIES! POLAR BEARS PLUSHIES! OWL PLUSHIES!!! WHY AM I WRITING IN CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!???????? XD! Okay, i'll stop. There. And, I know, the Juice Hut, Theater, and Ocean Lands are SO DESERTED! OMG I'M DOING CAPS AGAIN!!! UGHHH! XD! Okay, I'm done (again). I'm weird... Lol! Oh yeah, and...
    Breakstick?
    Lol, I had to do it to prove you right! Jam On Mel!
    ~swirlshine

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    1. Instead of all these plushie machines that have been coming out in the diamond shop, they should be making new plushies

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    2. With my horrible drawing skill, I'm gonna email AJHQ some pictures of plushie ideas for them to put in AJ.
      Hopefully they'll listen (or not cuz i suck at drawing) and we'll get new PLUSHIES! Oh and I'll try draw cacti plushies, what else do you want?

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    3. wit does mm stand for? moshimonsters? mariomadness? mickymouse? murkymuck?

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    4. MICKEY MOUSE?! OH MY GOOOOOD

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  13. YOU FORGOT ME!!!!!!!! I AM UR EVIL TWIN THAT TOOK UT WAFFLES ON YO MAMAS DAY!!!!!!!

    now....

    1. yes, i am CrAzIe
    2. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo............. wait a minute, what am i talking about here?..

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