Ichiban Kuji Dinosaur 2022

Retail Price: 700 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 2 Jul 2022

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

Series Sequel: 2nd Dinosaur set. 1st in 2022.

The dinosaur Kuji debut last year and features some amazing Dinosaurs! With this year’s release, I believe we are getting our yearly Dinosaur Kuji! So lookout for some good prizes here, and we shall dive into the set!

Prize A (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This year we kick things off with a Spinosaurus! This is an amazing figure! The sculpture looks great and it’s big and heavy so definitely worth your luck to try and win this! So glad that we have a different set of dinosaurs to kick things off! So next year we probably have another one!

Prize B (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

If you missed the Kuji last year, you can still get your hands on this T-rex! It’s also a big dinosaur figure and it’s taller than A! It’s rarer to get since it’s mainly for collectors who missed the first set, but still a good prize, I mean who doesn’t want a T-rex!

Prize C (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

So unfortunately, the next few figures are small figures, but still counted as big prizes for the set. The smaller T-rex is still cool but the size difference is the key, this is an 8cm tall figure, better than nothing, but not the real deal. Would hope that they could up with more pieces for this item.

Prize D (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Another smaller dinosaur in the form of Triceratops, last year we have the orange variant so this year we are getting a purple one. Not bad for a different species figure, just for a 8cm figure we expect more pieces.

Prize E (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Deinonychus makes it’s debut here, replacing the spot that the Velociraptor once had, it’s looks almost the same so you probably won’t be able tell much difference. Once again quite disappointed that it only has 1 piece.

Prize F (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The stegosaurus also comes in a different variant and it’s also a smaller figure, I think at this point you get my point about the figures.

Prize G (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

To conclude the figures, we have Brachiosaurus which is taller than the rest because of the neck and it’s a different color variant, still, would be good if they at least give 2 pieces of each figure in a set, I mean they are considered mini figures, so doesn’t seem fair to have so little of them in a set.

Prize H (12 pieces)

Design: 4

Distribution: 4 x 3 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The small prizes kick things off with a ruler. The design is really cool, each feature a species of different length and has a human comparison in terms of size. It’s blind pack, but you can “cheat” by feeling the size, you can aim for the longer ones if you want a longer ruler!

Prize I (12 pieces)

Design: 4

Distribution: 4 x 3 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next we have mini plates, which is the same as last year, just this one is white and the T-rex design is the same as last year’s and the other 3 are different. A good prize, it’s made of glass and you can store some water to feel the fossil effect!

Prize J (24 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 8 x 3 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The charms look real, I mean they are real pictures or at least looks real of the animals and fossil! So definitely no harm in getting any of them! I mean they look so cool if you were to hang them on your bag. It’s also blinded but you can touch them to see what they are.

Prize K (24 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 8 x 3 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Lastly, and also the least, we have towels, they are special in a way which the animated design of each species, but they don’t have the wow factor, also feels a but underwhelm, definitely my least favorite small prizes for this set.

Last Prize/ Double Chance

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

So if you are unable to pull Prize A, why not go for a buyout! This Spinosaurus variant is just different in color! You can look for a 12- buyout or 18- with at least one other figures.

You can also win this via double chance! At least double chance is a big figure!

Grading

Big Prize

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Small Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Last Prize

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Variety of Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Odds of big prizes

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Overall: B-

Conclusion

An average set, the big figures are great, some of the small prizes are good but the lack of mini figures is an issue, I mean they could give more of them and reduce the number of towels, but oh well, we can’t get everything.

Odds

Let’s calculate your odds to get the following with one ticket from a fresh board!

Chance to get a figure prize (A to G): 8 / 80 = 10%, standard.

Recommendation

3 tickets for a chance at a figure or look for a good buyout!

Collectibles? : For collectors who have everything from the set last year, having A or last is good enough, for new collectors you can consider A or Last and B and try to get as many small figures and maybe wait for next year, I believe they will come out the same few dinosaurs with different variant.

Image credits:

https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/medias/show_by_key/dinosour02

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