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Post by tankm on Sat May 11, 2013 3:47 pm

What we have here is another exclusive minifigure from the Super Heroes Superman theme. The polybag is given free for purchase above US$75 at LEGO Stores and shop.LOGO.com from June 1 to 25.

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Now that the "30167 Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone" polybag is given free for $100 purchase at LEGO specialty shop (rules applied please check with shop), do hope the Jor-El polybag will made it's appearance here and given free with LEGO purchase however there are indication it might not.

This year is the second appearance of LEGO Superman and this is the first appearance of Jor-El in minifig form. For those who don't follow Superman closely, Jor-El is Superman's biological father. Fans of Superman been wanting Jor-El in minifig for a while now, and their needs been filled with custom minifig until now.

Front of the polybag, with Jor-El and the sun or exploding planet Krypton at the back ???
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Back of the polybag. Parts made in Mexico and China. There are notes indicating "Distributed in USA by..." and "Distributed in Canada by..." which means it's plan for the North America markets only. I hope I'm wrong in this, and LEGO SG does bring it in and give away free with LEGO purchase.
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There are 5 parts in this polybag.
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Jor-El fully assembled. From the photos of "Russell Crowe" playing "Jor-El" in the movie, I will say there is a big difference between the movie Jor-El and the minifig. The costume color and the main pattern are totally different. The pattern used on this minifig is the same as those on Superman. Rush job or due to budget ? We will never know. LEGO has tried at least to make some similarity of the Superman logo to the movie. The Superman logo in this minifig is dark brown and faded yellow compared to Superman bright red and yellow. This make the torso unique to this minifig.
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The back of the minifig, showing the back torso print.
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The head piece is unique and single sided only. It's a 4 colors print with good print alignment. Use of the light gray for gray hair and orange for facial lines add character to this minifig.
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Overall, a welcome figure for me and Superman fans, but let-down by not having a new torso design and a more accurate color representation to the movie version.

A small note for your calender, Man of Steal will premier on the 13th June 2013 in Singapore.

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Post by deboyz on Sat May 11, 2013 5:25 pm

Thanks for providing a detailed review and the additional info provided about the character itself the movie release date Smile

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Post by kiddocoo on Sat May 11, 2013 5:32 pm

Nice review.

Not really a fan of superman. I'm collecting just to complete the superheroes series.

Hope this polybag will make it's way to our shore soon.
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Post by keltong on Sat May 11, 2013 9:30 pm

Thanks for the background sharing!
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Post by blacklotus on Sat May 11, 2013 10:34 pm

kiddocoo wrote:Nice review.

Not really a fan of superman. I'm collecting just to complete the superheroes series.

Hope this polybag will make it's way to our shore soon.

But there's no need to collect him since he's not a superhero. He didn't even appear on earth (except as a Holographic projection). He got roasted with planet Krypton when its sun went nova. Razz

Personally, I prefer the original Jor-El played by Marlon Brando in the white suit.
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Post by alessbc on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:43 pm

Nice review. Thank.
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