Ratings and Reviews for 5001623-1: Jor-El

5001623-1: Jor-El

Overall Score

6.40
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 5.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 7.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 5.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 6.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 10
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 6.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 5.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 6.00
Review from: Lenjon
Reviewed on: Apr 20, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 5

Despite being an exclusive figure only available through a special promotion there isn't anything about Jor-El that makes it stand out or seem special.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 7

While the print on the torso and legs is technically unique it's really just the Man of Steel Superman's print with a brown "S" symbol and cape (instead of red) on a darker blue body. The only really unique part is Jor-El's face which has some wrinkles around the eyes and a brown beard with some grey on the sides and chin. 

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 5

As a poly-bag this set doesn't really have much of a playability factor on its own and relies on other sets for playability. Unfrotunately Jor-El is a minor character in the DC comics line, tied almost exclusively to Superman's backstory and his homeworld Krypton's destruction therefore he is never around other characters in the DC universe.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 6

Since this set was given away as a free promotional poly-bag and is part of the Super Heroes it has a low/non-existent investment with a high potential for return. However due to the limited playability and popularity of the figure itself it would be difficult to buy and resell a copy of this and make a worthwhile profit even if you manage to find a low price. Unless you really like the figure or are a completionist this set is probably not worth getting.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

Super Heroes is one of the most popular themes currently available and is aided by the recent and ongoing movies and cartoons. This figure is based on Jor-El (played by Russel Crowe) as he appears in the movie Man of Steel which was met with mixed reviews but was sucessful enough for the studios in charge to issue a sequel, so it's a bit of a win/lose situation for anyone investing in any Man of Steel sets.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 10

This set was included free with any purchase of $75 or more during June 2013, so even though the set isn't all that great itself the exclusivity bumps up the value of the figure a little bit.

PACKAGING | Score: 6

This set comes in standard polybag packaging.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 5

Unfortunately due to the low popularity of the Jor-El in the DC universe and despite the exclusivity of the set it hasn't been doing well on the secondary market. Also since 5001623: Jor-El never really had a production run, was only available for a short period of time  and has effectively already been retired all the potential growth happened in a very short period of time therefore it's unlikely that the average selling price for the set will experience any major fluctuations, and will probably only go up or down a few dollars from the current average sold price (new) of CA $14.88

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 5

As far as standard minifigures go Jor-El doesn't look bad and is quite accurate compared to his appearance in Man of Steel but there is nothing particularly interesting about the figure, especially considering the fact that he looks very similar to the Man of Steel Superman.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 6

If you got this for free as part of the promotion and like the figure I would keep it since it seems unlikely that it will be released in another set any time soon or perhaps ever, if you don't really care for the figure now is probably as good a time as ever to sell it seeing as it is unlikely to experiecnce any further growth. If you're looking to buy this figure for your personal collection or to resell now you might have a bit of trouble finding a lower price since the price has mostly stabilized at around CA $15 but you could probably find one listed at a lower sum.