Ichiban Kuji Evangelion 3.0+1.0-Operation Started!

Retail Price: 780 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 21 Aug 2021

Ichiban Kuji: Selectable prizes for non-blinds small prizes. Double chance included if your country carries this Kuji.

Series Sequel: 18th Eva Kuji, third in 2021

It’s been a while since we have another Evangelion Kuji and from the promo pic you can see that this set finally features TWO Eva Units! Wow, it’s been so long so our voices are heard, I have to thank Bandai for that. The ticket cost is more expensive as the yen price is more expensive too. I believe it’s because we are getting 2 Eva units here, but for what it’s worth, I think it might be a better deal.

For past Eva Kuji prizes do check out Ichiban Kuji Evangelion Prize Index List

Prize A (3 pieces) / Double Chance

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Having 3 pieces of an Eva Unit is always welcome here for fans of the Kuji. Eva Unit 8 looks great and another Eva Unit to be added into your collection! We are off to a great start!

If you are unable to pull him, you can hope for a double chance win as well.

Prize B (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd (Reissue)

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

We have Eva Unit 2 here and it really felt way better having 2 Eva Units in a set than 1, so this set might just be more popular because of it. There’s only 2 Prize B here which is fine as this is a reissue of the A prize in Ichiban Kuji Shin Evangelion Movie Version-Entry Start! So fans who already gotten this don’t have to hunt for it but fans who hasn’t can try their luck for this!

Prize C (2 pieces)

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

So the downfall of having 2 Eva Units is that we are getting only 2 types of figures for the set, so the remaining top prize are not so “top” but they are not that bad. The Asuka Acrylic Stand is huge (20cm) and the art is good, they don’t take up space too so if you are sick of the character’s figurine, maybe this will keep things fresh.

Prize D (1 piece)

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Consistent art for Rei as well. Strange that she only has 1 piece in the set since she is almost as popular as Asuka.

Prize E (1 piece)

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Mari is up next. At least all the 3 female characters are included in the set, so seems like completing it will make your collection a bit more outstanding.

Prize F (1 piece)

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

So I supposed all the main 5 characters will be featured, a good thing at least you can complete all design within this set, but some of them only have 1 piece each so might be a challenge to get them. Shinji don’t usually get to be featured as a top prize, good to see his Acrylic Stand.

Prize G (2 pieces)

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Not sure why Kaworu and Asuka have 2 pieces each while the others only 1 piece, maybe he is a more popular character? Regardless great to see all the main gang being featured here, they will look great together.

Prize H (26 pieces)

Design: 12

Distribution: 2 x 3 pieces each. 10 x 2 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

So these not just a visual art, they are signature board as they also comes with a paper stand for you to display them nicely. Good art, have the main characters and 2 versions of them, but would be way nicer if it features all Eva units instead.

Prize I (26 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 2 x 4 pieces each. 6 x 3 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The folders are not bad, they feature each character along with their Eva units, so 2 folders and 1 sticker in a set. Design looks really cool and make you want to collect them all.

Prize J (17 pieces)

Design: 10

Distribution: 7 x 2 pieces each. 3 x 1 piece each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Okay this is something new. I always thought they were charms and it would have been a bit underwhelm, but they are rubber trays! They are big enough to act as a coaster, they are way better than normal coaster since they can now contain the water! You can also use as a key holder. Either way it’s a really cool prize and all the designs look great too!

Last Prize

Last Prize

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Finally we are getting an Eva Unit as a Last Prize! For those unable to pull an A, they can buy out the tickets to get it instead! They are the same figure! Look out for a 15- buyout or 25- if there’s at least 1A or B inside!

Grading

Big Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Small Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Last Prize

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Variety of Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Odds of big prizes

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall: B

Conclusion

Great set, Eva fans will be happy to see that 2 Eva Units are being featured. The small prizes are not so bad and basically the set won’t be stuck when the Eva Units are gone because now you can lookout for a good buyout for the Eva Unit!

Recommendation

5 tickets for a chance to get A or look out for a good buyout!

Collectibles? : A or last and B if you haven’t already gotten it! The acrylic stands are good for fans too if you want to collect them, they can easily cover back your ticket cost too in the future.

Image credits:

https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/medias/show_by_key/eva_f5

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