Ratings and Reviews for 21100-1: Shinkai 6500 Submarine

21100-1: Shinkai 6500 Submarine

Overall Score

9.40
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 8.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 8.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 10
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 10
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 10
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 10
Review from: CelesAurivern
Reviewed on: Oct 3, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

I came across Cuusoo while it was still under beta in Japan.

When this project gained approval, I knew the potential behind it was going to be huge.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 8

This set was designed using existing elements. Such was the Cuusoo way in Beta.

What's unique is the instruction booklet. All in Japanese.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

This is not a child's toy. This is a display set for lucky kids who got it early, and in the near future, rich players who can afford the big price tag.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

Absolute steal at RRP ?4,600 for a limited edition product.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

Cuusoo is starting to gain ground, producing more and more sets by the year.

Being the first set produced in a highly successful project is good for reputation.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 10

The first set produced under the Cuusoo programme while it was still under beta testing in Japan.

Only 10,000 sets were produced, exclusive to Japan.

PACKAGING | Score: 9

Small, compact and has lots of Japanese text.

Nothing like an East Asian language to shout out "exotic" all over.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

Due to the limited nature of which this set was released, prices will go sky high.

In just over 2 years, it has already appreciated close to 400% and still going stong.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

Nothing like displaying a rare set that most people don't even know exist.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

When Cuusoo was in Beta testing in Japan, you only needed 1,000 votes to qualify for a review.

Considering that not many people knew about Cuusoo back then, it was a fair benchmark.

Being the very first product that TLC has created in collaboration with a member of the public, the company treaded carefully and produced only 10,000 sets, exclusive to Japan, where it all started.

Out of the 10,000, one can guess that a good number has already been opened by non-investors as Japan is not a place where investing in Lego is popular. How many copies remain MISB a this moment is anyone's guess.

I give it a 10 for investment value because the sheer exclusivity of this set bodes well for its growth.