(Topic ID: 39331)

Should I buy Roy Clark the Entertainer Cocktail pinball table?


By Pindee

7 years ago



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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by JBK
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#1 7 years ago

Hi, I have always liked pinball (favorite was the shadow back in the day). An add for a Roy Clark cocktail pinball came up for $300. What are your opinions on this machine. Is this a good price? Thanks in advance !!!!

#2 7 years ago

average price....machine is not that great however...and the target break very easily.

#4 7 years ago

If it's in good shape and working - yes. Someone on this forum posted pics of one they got. Pretty cool vintage machine IMHO.

#5 7 years ago

No.

#6 7 years ago

Run away...

#7 7 years ago

DON'T DO IT!!!

#8 7 years ago

not a very good game... unless it's really cheap and you have lots of space, I'd pass.

#9 7 years ago

I bought a nice one a few years back for $200 and it's pretty cool for what it is. The gameplay is mediocre, but it sits in a spot where a full-size pin wouldn't fit anyways so it's kind of cool to have an EM style game in a smaller package without sacrificing valuable pinball space. Plus it's Roy Clark I grew up watching Hee-Haw!

#10 7 years ago

Also parts are very hard to get, if you have board issues it can be a real nightmare as nobody fixes them anymore from what I understand, assume if you can get them repaired it wont be cheap. If it is working and in good condition, maybe $150.

#11 7 years ago

Here's the problem.

The flipper mech is all nylon. If they break (and they do) you're out of luck.

I have an allied leisure pin (dynomite) that I ended up making replacement parts for.

http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/making-hard-to-find-parts

It was a pita, but also a great learning experience.

If you can get it at a lower price, go for it, but just beware that there ain't a whole lot of info out there to help you fix it when it goes down.

Oh, the targets break, too, but I think you can get them from a guy in canada for $15 each. I made my own, but in retrospect I probably should have bought the originals instead.

#13 7 years ago

What do I know - I always overpay for my pins anyway.

#14 7 years ago

When I bought mine, that plastic flipper piece was broken. So, I made one with my laser cutter. If anyone needs one, let me know.

As far as electronics go, I'm pretty sure that there are 3 chips on there that can't be replaced, at all.

#15 7 years ago

I think there are much, much better options for a cocktail game in this price range. Shop around a bit. Check out the Pinball database on this game and others.

Kim

#17 7 years ago

It all depends on if you're a fan of Pinball or Roy Clark. No in either case.

#18 7 years ago

$50-100 maybe?
might be cool if you could raise it up as a working table
waist/chest high could serve double duty as a drink/beer table in the game room?

#19 7 years ago

No, unless you going to film an explosive test.

#20 7 years ago

If it was $50 and fully working, maybe. At $300, forget it. I had one once. Could hardly give it away when I wanted to get rid of it.

You could probably find a decent EM for the same price and be MUCH happier.

#21 7 years ago

NO, unless you are the worlds biggest Roy Clark fan. If your buying it to play pinball, run away as fast as you can. $300 can buy an EM that will give you many hours of fun.

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