Ichiban Kuji Kamen Rider Geats Featuring Legend Riders

Retail Price: 700 Yen

Total Tickets: 70

Released Date: 14 Jan 2023

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

Series Sequel: 39th Kamen Rider Kuji, first in 2023

I am excited for a brand new year and Geats being the 2022/2023 rider is getting its first Kuji! So just to be clear, this set doesn’t have any figures at all, I am not sure what happened, but before we jumped into conclusion that this is a bad Kuji, let’s see what they have for us first.

For past series Kuji, do visit Kamen Rider Ichiban Kuji Full Prize List

Prize A (2 pieces) / Double Chance

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

We kick things off with Kamen Rider Geats and nothing wrong with the acrylic stand, just as a Kamen Rider Kuji fan, we expected a Softvic or Worldlise series. We are paying the same ticket prize so not sure what happen in Bandai. Objectively, this is not a bad prize, the design looks nice and Geats does look very nice, just sad that we are not getting figures. The stand is not small btw, it’s 20cm tall.

This is also the double chance prizes, so you have a shot at winning this for every ticket purchased.

Prize B (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next we have Kamen Rider Tycoon and he looks good as well, the background is similar to Geats’ and I think if you want to collect, either get Geats only or get all the others. The stand is also 20cm tall.

Prize C (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next is Kamen Rider NaGo. I am disappointed by the top prizes, even some sets like Evangelion has Figures in the top prizes, not sure why they cannot include some figures inside and flood the rest with acrylic stand. The acrylic stand is also 20cm tall.

Prize D (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Last top prize in the set we have Kamen Rider Buffa. He looks great as well. All 4 of them looks great. This is also 20cm tall. Anyway these are graded 3.5 stars instead of lower as I feel that acrylic stands themselves are decent prizes, just nothing wow that will attract one to buy the tickets.

Prize E (18 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 6 x 2 pieces each. 2 x 3 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Moving on to the small prizes we have glasses to kick things off. The glasses are great, they are real glasses and not some cheap plastics, so quality wise you shouldn’t be disappointed. The riders featured are alright as well, we have the newer riders and also some legends.

Prize F (22 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 6 x 3 pieces each. 2 x 2 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next we have art board, they are 20cm in size and quite similar to some of the art boards previously released. We have 3 of Geats’ riders and 5 legend riders, and they are selectable, so if you happen to pull them you can pick some of your favorites here!

Prize G (22 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 6 x 3 pieces each. 2 x 2 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Last prize to be able to pull in the set are rubber charm. They are nice, the designs are the riders doing their signature rider kick, so nothing bad at all. We have Geats as well as some legend riders, again this is selectable so you have a chance to pick your favorites, which is also a pleasure.

Last Prize

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

So with the acrylic stand in the set I also don’t have much expectation on the last prize being a figure. The tapestry does look nice, it features the past 4 riders in the Reiwa era and it’s A2 in size, so if you like the art you can go for a buyout. You can look for a 5- buyout or 10- with at least 1 acrylic stand inside.

Grading

Big Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Small Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Last Prize

Rating: 3.5 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: 1.5 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Overall: C

Conclusion

As expected, a rider Kuji without figures is bound to have bad ratings. The top prizes are decent, but just decent and the small prizes are nice but not appealing enough to attract attention. Basically with all the past set, this set felt like a let down in terms of prizes, no Deform X no Softvic no Worldlise and the small prizes are just average. Hope this is just a temporary let down and we go back to normal next time.

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 D): 8 / 70 = 11.43%, slightly higher than average

Recommendation

1 ticket to show your support for Kamen Rider.

Collectibles?

The Real Deal: None

Nice to have: The acrylic stand are nice, but if you are not a hardcore Geats fan, you really don’t have to keep and collect the acrylic stand, even if you are a fan, just wait for the figures, your money is well spent over there. The tapestry is nice, but don’t spend too much, just look for a low ticket buy out.

Collect only if you don’t already have: None

Skippable: Small Prizes

Image credits:

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

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