Ichiban Kuji Evangelion Back Code the Beast

Retail Price: 790 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 10 September 2022

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

Series Sequel: 24th Evangelion Kuji set, 5th in 2022

Now is time for another Eva Kuji! This time round as you can see from the promo pic and the title itself; we finally get a beast mode Eva Unit! So excited, hope the prizes are good, let’s dive into it!

For past Kuji prizes, do visit Ichiban Kuji Evangelion Prize Index List

Prize A (2 pieces)/ Double Chance

Top Prize Appearance: 9th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Eva Unit 01 appears the most, I am there’s a reason why it is the 01 unit right, that being said, this is the first time it features a dagger and whip combination figure! So nothing bad if you were to pull it and if you are fan you can even collect it! The figure for the Eva Units are from Mega Impact, so expect good and big figure! The figure is 27cm tall and comes with a base! Fascinating!

If you are unable to pull it, don’t worry you can try again for double chance!

Prize B (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: 3rd, debut as Beast Mode!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Next is Eva Unit 02, but in Beast form! Wow it look great and if you have been collecting all Eva Units thus far, it’s great to finally get something different! Definitely the reason why you are playing this set! Figure is also from Mega Impact and stands at 19cm tall, it’s still massive just that it’s bending so it’s not as tall as Eva Unit 01. 2 pieces to go around as well!

Prize C (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The top prizes continues and it’s sad that we aren’t even getting human figures but acrylic stands instead. Oh well, at least we got 2 Eva Units right! Shinji appears again in the big acrylic stand, this time in his uniform and Eva Unit 01 at the back, a great design overall, 20cm tall acrylic stand so nothing bad at all, would be better if it’s a figure.

Prize D (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rei has a different art for her acrylic stand, she does showcase her life instead of Eva Units, which isn’t that bad, I mean there are fans of her that would appreciate this item so I will just put it there. This is also 20cm tall and also a rare piece, could be worst if you ask me.

Prize E (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Asuka is next and her design looks great with her weapons and doll and Eva Unit 02 in the layout as well, definitely attractive not only for her fans but general Eva fans as well. Acrylic Stand is also 20cm tall.

Prize F (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I believe all the members will be release, so Mari is expected. She has Eva Unit 08 in her background and not as outstanding as others but does look great in her own way, I believe either you will collect all or only your favorite or you would use them to trade or sell, regardless the acrylic stands are definitely valuable. Also 20cm.

Prize G (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Of course we have Kaworu next, and this art looks familiar as it is common in some of the previous art board or illustration board prizes. No Eva Unit present in the 20cm acrylic stand, just his life and also his lance.

Prize H (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Great to introduce new characters here, we have Misato acrylic stand that is also 20cm tall, she has a good space background. I think a debut character wouldn’t go wrong, so nothing bad if you do pull this, or any, acrylic stand!

Prize I (24 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 8 x 3 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

I am not sure why other Kuji can have good design towel and Eva set seems to miss it every time. It looks average, it does have all the characters and some system design but just don’t look appealing for people to want to get it. Also no long towels, so can’t say I am happy about this prize.

Prize J (22 pieces)

Design: 12

Distribution: 10 x 2 pieces each. 2 x 1 piece each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Okay at least some nice stuff in the set, we have Illustration Board, these are B4 size long, so definitely worth your ticket price! We have each character in 2 designs, 1 in their Eva Unit and 1 in their own personal life and 2 group designs, feel free to choose but I supposed the ones in their Eva Unit will be taken first.

Prize K (24 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 8 x 3 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Lastly we have coasters, and they are big coasters, similar to some of the ones release in the past! It’s around 10cm long and it’s a thick one and can even act as a holder, the design are great, each of the main characters get their own design and we have 3 Eva units design.

Last Prize

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This is the same exact figure as Prize B Eva Unit 02 Beast Mode, so if you are unable to pull Prize B, you can look for a buyout without any differences. You can look for a 12- buyout or 22- if Eva Unit 01 and some acrylic stand is still there.

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: 3.5 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall: B-

Conclusion

With 2 Eva Units and also decent small prizes and big acrylic stand, this is not a bad set, it’s average, I mean if they have more figures and more pieces of each Eva Units maybe things would be better, but regardless, it’s not terrible so just get what you need here and then prepare for next set!

Odds

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

Chance to get a top prize (A to H): 10 / 80 = 12.5%, slightly higher than average.

Chance to get a figure prize (A or B): 4 / 80 = 5%, lower than average.

Recommendation

3 tickets for a chance at a figure or look for a good buyout if you want a guaranteed chance at the Eva Unit 02!

Collectibles? : Eva Unit 02 Beast Mode is definitely a must for collectors, apart from that the others are up to the collector’s interest and budget, I mean Eva Unit 01 is great to collect, but hard to pull. The acrylic stands look great but again very hard to get your hands on all 6!

Image credits:

https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/medias/show_by_key/eva_f11

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