Happy Kuji Marvel Infinity Saga

Retail Price: 900.90 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 20 Dec 2022

Happy Kuji: Usually you get what you pull, no choosing of designs unless otherwise stated

Series Sequel: 4th Avengers Set!

We close off the year with another Happy Kuji set and this time round we have the Avengers! The past Kuji set featured Civil War, Infinity War, End Game and this time round it revolves around the Infinity Saga in general. I am always excited for a Happy Kuji item and let’s see what they have for us!

Prize A (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 3rd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

After last year’s Venom set where the top prizes were Kotobukiya figures, Happy Kuji decided to continue that trend by giving us another one and this time is Iron Man! If you don’t know, Kotobukiya is a very good quality figure, it stands at 21cm tall and Iron Man is in his Mark 7 suit (the one that featured in the first Avengers movie). Everything is great, except that there is unfortunately only 1 of this figure, so it’s going to be a huge challenge getting it. This is the main attraction for this set, so hope it’s still around when you buy it!

Prize B (3 pieces)

Design: 3

Distribution: 3 x 1 piece each. Selectable

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The next top prize we have pin sets. The design feature the 3 founding Avengers member aka the Big 3. The Pin collection is a frame, with a stand at the back and it includes 5 pins for each design. Each of pins have 4 of the characters in their different movie appearance as well as the logo design. Not a bad prize just feel like this is a consolation prize list, being at the top seems a bit underwhelm, I mean more of these could be included in the set for more fans to draw, because each design is unique in a set so you might not be able to select your favorite if someone else chose it first.

Prize C (12 pieces)

Design: 6

Distribution: 6 x 2 pieces each. Selectable

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next we have Acrylic stand. The design features the 6 founding Avengers member, each piece contain a base, a character stand and an Avenger logo stand. A nice prize, the stand is around 14cm tall. What I feel could have been better is introducing more characters or make all of them have the same costume in the same movie, so when put together they don’t feel out of place. Again this prize is selectable, so first come first serve, the Big 3 will be the popular piece so buy tickets early if you want to get them!

Prize D (18 pieces)

Design: 6

Distribution: 6 x 3 pieces each. Blind packs.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next we have Collector cards. Each time you pull this prize, you will get a random pack, each pack consist of one of the 6 Founding Avengers member design. Each pack has 5 cards: 2 cards featuring that Founding Member, 1 card featuring any MCU character, 2 cards featuring Movie scenes that might not be relevant to that character. Really a good collector item and the design is nice. I am not sure why they have to do it randomly, they could just assign numbers to the packs so you get what you draw, at least it’s easier for collector to hunt down the missing design. Regardless, it’s a cool item, no harm pulling it!

Prize E (20 pieces)

Design: 20

Distribution: 20 x 1 piece each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

All 20 MCU movie posters are featured as the design. All 20 movies are from the Infinity Saga and they look amazing here. It’s an A2 poster, so nothing bad at all! I don’t suggest collecting everything as that is tedious, I think if you pull it you can hope to get your favorites, if not you can use it to trade or sell, each design is unique to the set anyway, so I believe someone would want your unwanted piece!

Prize F (26 pieces)

Design: 13

Distribution: 13 x 2 pieces each. Selectable

Prize Rating:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Last on the list we have Stickers. At this point I am not surprised by Happy Kuji as they have given us a lot of stickers recently. So I am just glad that they don’t have a lot of stickers in any set. The design are nice, we have 4 of them being the Movie Posters design and even some comic cover, 2 of them are Movie Scenes design and 7 characters design featuring the founding Avengers, Loki and Captain Marvel. Not bad overall, the sticker sheet is also quite big, maybe play early so you can pick the designs that you wanted.

Last Prize

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Last Prize is also a Kotobukiya figure and this time it is Black Panther! I missed the actor so much, so very glad to see a Black Panther figure! It is also a good prize to encourage a buyout given how many people love the Black Panther! Figure also stands at 21cm tall and if you want it, you have to look for a buyout! You can find a 12- buyout or 25- if A is still inside!

Grading

Big Prize

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Small Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Last Prize

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Variety of Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Odds of big prizes

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Overall: C+

Conclusion

As an avenger and Marvel fan, I am disappointed by this set. I mean the prizes are nice, it’s the reason that stops it from becoming a really bad set, but it doesn’t feel so much like a Infinity Saga set, something is off. The pins don’t feel like a top prize and you only have 1A to keep the set alive. The small prizes also feels like they are throwing everything random into the design, which makes collection a bit pointless. I do like some of the designs and some of the prizes, but again, it feels a bit of a letdown for an Infinity Saga 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 or B): 4 / 80= 5%, lower than average

Recommendation

2tickets, get an item or 2 of characters that you enjoy seeing and move on.

Collectibles?

The Real Deal: This set is not a total disaster, you still have Iron Man and Black Panther Kotobukiya to aim if you like good quality figures! If you want more of these you can go to Kotobukiya web and see what other characters they may have!

Nice to have: The pins and Collector’s cards are nice to have, but no need to get all designs. Acrylic stand are nice too, maybe you can just pick characters that you like.

Collect only if you don’t already have: NA

Skippable: Posters, Stickers are skippable, not worth collecting, so again just pick or hope you get your favorite.

Image credits:

https://www.h-kuji.com/goods/infinity-saga/

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