Skill Crane is a claw vending machine that Mr. Krabs bought for the Krusty Krab from Vending Supplies. SpongeBob uses a secret to win every time. Squidward soon finds out this secret and goes nuts when he finally wins. Its only appearance, so far is in the episode "Skill Crane." It is not sure what happened to the crane after this episode. In the beginning of the episode, it's shown that you can buy a Skill Crane by from the company that sells Skill Cranes, and R.A. Pennypincher.
The Skill Crane looks like a regular crane game. If someone loses or wins in the game, it will announce it in a human voice. It holds stuffed animals that look like they're mainly for toddlers. SpongeBob's favorite prize from the Skill Crane is a stuffed bear named Beary, and Squidward's prize was also a teddy bear which he named Teddy but with a few minor differences. The base color of the crane is a reddish color, and the joystick has a completely black handle. It has a coin slot and a big slot where the toys come out. If you don't get the toy, it will say "YOU LOSE!" or "LOSER!" and laugh, but if you get a toy it says "WINNER!" or "YOU ARE A WINNER!"
It was revealed near the end of the episode, and it was also obvious that Mr. Krabs had benefited well from buying the Skill Crane. It used up tens of thousands of Squidward's quarters although SpongeBob benefited well because he won every single time. It was unknown of the price to buy the Skill Crane. It can give Mr. Krabs lots and lots of money, and Mr. Krabs received more than double of 3,499 quarters from Squidward. That will be more than $877.25 times 2, which is more than $1,754.50. Squidward had spent a lot of money, even the deed to his house, on the Skill Crane for just a teddy bear.
SpongeBob is only person who has won more than one toy from the machine.