Quoted from bigd1979:
Why wld anyone need a extra sparky?
Owners will be answering their own question in less than 10 years, when one cannot be found.
It will cost $500+, based on Stern greed, if it is even still available.
"Dirty Donny" painted and signed versions will be even more ridiculously insane and much higher than the advertised current $600 price tag. My guess is somewhere between $800-1000.
If someone attempts an improved reproduction Sparky, Stern will go completely bat$#!@ crazy with "cease and desist" letters.
Of course that means that a person must still OWN the machine, which with constant current turnover who knows.
The part will still be needed, however, from whomever that person may be.
Yes, you can glue the feet.
But how many times?
The answer has already been tested by operators.
ONCE, before they look like $#!@.
This part is no different than that of plastic ramps for other titles, as it is a key feature of the game.
Back in 2013, you could get Sparky for less than $50.
Stern decided to "raise the bar" just a little bit...
It is a $25 bobble head with a 10X price tag.
If people have not seen what has not happened with "parts wars" in the past, get ready.
It has already started, mostly due to Stern siphoning of spare NOS parts and eventually will be gone completely to ensure that old titles are obsolete. In the case of MET, it may take a while, as it remains very popular, meaning continued production, and continued parts for the time being.