Retail Price: 780 Yen
Total Tickets: 80
Released Date: 22 Oct 2022
Ichiban Kuji: Selectable prizes for non-blinds small prizes. Double chance included if your country carries this Kuji.
Series Sequel: 23rd Sword Art Online Kuji, Second in 2022
SAO is back! So this Kuji has been around for quite some time too, just not as popular as some others, but it does have great prizes once a while, this set will be a 10th anniversary celebration set for them! So let’s dive right into the prizes!
For Past Kuji prizes, do visit Sword Art Online Ichiban Kuji Full Prize List
Prize A (4 pieces) / Double Chance
Top Prize Appearance: 15th
Asuna is mostly featured as the top prize and this set is no different. Her outfit did appear at previous set but this figure has a sitting pose and she comes with a seat as well, so very elegant and definitely worth trying your luck getting it! Very generous of Bandai to give us 4 pieces in a set, so plenty to go around! Figure sits at 14cm tall, quite standard.
This is also a double chance prize, so if you can’t pull it, don’t worry! You have another chance to get it!
Prize B (2 pieces)
Next we have Visualize Board, as compared to the figure, this does feel a little let down, but the art is nice, it feature the main characters in the celebratory occasion. A3 in size so not small at all, but wouldn’t appeal as much as the figure. Still not so bad to pull it, you can recover your ticket cost.
Prize C (1 piece)
We have another Visualize Board, this time round we have the 3 main character in combat pose, nice art, but not as good of a top prize for any set. It’s A3 as well, at least it’s a rarer piece, so hopefully it can fetch a better value compared to B.
Prize D (6 pieces)
Distribution: 3 x 2 pieces each. Blind Box.
The Chokonokko Mini Figures are back! This time round the figures are the recent sitting figures, similar to most other line. We have Kirito, Asuna and Mito and a good line up of characters to kick off this product line. Hope we have more characters being feature since it’s an anniversary set, but it’s okay hope there are more characters to come in the future!
Prize E (11 pieces)
Distribution: 5 x 2 pieces each. 1 x 1 piece each.
Acrylic stands are not a bad small prize, they are considered one of the better ones since they are appealing and there’s a variety of them to collect. The characters are all featured in Prize B, all in their celebratory outfit, 6 designs for this set and non blind so you can try to collect them all or pick your favorite!
Prize F (6 pieces)
Distribution: 3 x 2 pieces each.
Wow they have 2 sets of Acrylic stand, very interesting, so this set features the characters in Prize C, so you can see that they are in their combat outfit, definitely nice but also harder to pull since only 6 pieces of them in a set.
Prize G (20 pieces)
Distribution: 2 x 3 pieces each. 7 x 2 pieces each.
Next we have art board, and again they feature the character shown in Prize B and C, not too bad for a small prize, it’s pretty common to see art board in a SAO set so I think fans should be used to it.
Prize H (30 pieces)
Distribution: 6 x 3 pieces each. 6 x 2 pieces each. Blind Box.
Lastly we have rubber charms and they look very adorable! They also have the Chokonokko design, and they featured all different characters, which I appreciate, also I don’t think you will feel very bad for pulling such a cute charm!
The Last Prize is a very similar variant to Prize A Asuna, with the exception of the winked expression. So if you are unable to pull Prize A, you can aim for a buyout! Do lookout for a 8- buyout or 13- with at least 1 or 2 Prize D!
Variety of Prize
Odds of big prizes
Value for Money
For a 10th anniversary set, it feels a little let down, but it’s an average set overall. We have good figure prize and a couple of nice small prizes, just feels like a 10th anniversary set would have been way nicer if we have more big figures and very interesting and more variety of small prizes.
Let’s calculate your odds to get the following with one ticket from a fresh board!
Chance to get a top prize (A to C): 7 / 80 = 8.75%, lower than average
Chance to get a figure prize (A or D): 10 / 80 =12.5%, higher than average
3 tickets for a chance at the figure or at least an acrylic stand or mini figure!
The Real Deal: The Mini Figures are also a good catch for this set, since they never came out before.
Nice to have: All 9 acrylic stands look nice together, either the celebratory 6 or the combat trios, so if you have the chance, you can consider keeping all 9 of them.
Collect only if you don’t already have: Asuna has a nice outfit and pose, but she will probably come out again, so if you didn’t manage to pull her, don’t worry, see if you can get a good buyout or try for double chance, if not maybe you can skip this if you already have similar outfit from past set.
Skippable: The charms are cute but probably not too much collection value unless you want to keep them, the art and visualize board as well, good art but no harm if you can’t get them.