Ichiban Kuji Bleach Thousand Year Blood War OP. 1

Retail Price: 850 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 7 Jan 2023

Online Ichiban Kuji: Selectable prizes for non-blinds small prizes. Double chance included only for Japanese address.

Series Sequel: 2nd Bleach Kuji. First in 2023!

We kick off the new year with an amazing memorable anime, Bleach! So the last time Bleach had a Kuji was way back in 2010 and there were no figures, so great to see major upgrades after years later! So without further ado, let’s see what prizes they have for us!

Prize A (3 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Of course we kick things off with Kurosaki and he looks amazing here! The figure this time is Masterlise, so expect good quality, heavy, tall and durable figure for all the top prizes! If you are a fan of Bleach, this is definitely the prize to pull! 3 to go around too! Figure is 25cm tall, hope you pull the main character!

Prize B (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Next we have Ishida, another main character that you would want, actually if you are a fan, you probably will want to get all the figures, it’s the first time Bleach characters get figures for Kuji! He is also Masterlise, and stands 24cm, so thankfully not a rare piece.

Prize C (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Next we have Kuchiki and without saying, this is also a Masterlise figure and stands 26cm tall. This is the last figure you could pull from the set, so 3 characters and 7 figures in total, which is pretty generous for Bandai given that they have decrease to 6 figures for most sets, and I do hope to see more characters in the future!

Prize F (16 pieces)

Design: 4

Distribution: 4 x 4 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The small prize list kicks off with visual sheet, bandai has come up with nice visual sheet for many Kuji products over the past 2 years and they are really nice. Instead of the standard B4 size visual sheet, this prize offers an A3 size version! So you get to enjoy all 4 cool design! The visual sheets are also harder to pull compared to the other 2 small prizes, so I won’t feel too bad if I pulled one of these!

Prize E (25 pieces)

Design: 5

Distribution: 5 x 5 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Next we have folder set, I have seen nicer art for Folders so I don’t think they did justice for an anime that only has it’s second set, despite that, I like that they featured a lot of characters for the design and they gave you 2 folder per prize. They are also A4 in size, so quite standardize.

Prize F (32 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 8 x 4 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Lastly we have long towels and the design features some of the well known characters from Bleach. Nothing too special, for the price that you played per ticket I think getting a long towel is somehow justified. No blind small prizes so all is well so you can choose your favorites after playing.

Last Prize / Double Chance

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

So happy that the last prize is a different character! So for hardcore fans out there, if you want Zaraki you will have to go for a buyout! He is also a Masterlise figure and stands 27cm tall, the tallest amongst the 4 of them! You can lookout for a 9- buyout or 16- with at least one figure inside!

Grading

Big Prize

Rating: 4.5 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: 2.5 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall: B

Conclusion

For a returning anime Kuji, this is a good set, the small prizes could have improved, they could have given us more figures but just be glad that we have Masterlise figures and we are finally getting Bleach Kuji figures! Hope there are more sets in the future or maybe 1 every year so Bleach fans can get more characters as possible!

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 C): 7 / 80 =8.75%, slightly lower than average

Recommendation

3 tickets for a chance at the figure or get a good buyout, hopefully with 3 other figures inside!

Collectibles?

The Real Deal: All 4 Masterlise figures are your real deal, so if you are a Bleach fan and you like all of them, look no further.

Nice to have: The Visual Sheet are nice, and on your way to pulling your figures, you should get all 4 designs.

Collect only if you don’t already have: NA

Skippable: Towels/ Folder, they could be nicer if they want to have collector’s value.

Image credits:

https://1kuji.com/products/bleach2

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