Ichiban Kuji One Piece Best of the Buddy

Retail Price: 750 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 14 Apr 2023

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

Series Sequel: 91st One Piece Kuji set! 2nd in 2023

Recommended For: One Piece casual fans, fans of One Piece who likes the non power combatants

Another One Piece set, I feel that even with so many One Piece set, they don’t feel repetitive, each set seems to have their own style and they don’t release the set so frequent as well! 91st set is definitely a feat that is hard to topple, kudos to the anime for it’s long run and Bandai for producing so many One Piece stuff even till today! So without further ado, let’s dive into the prizes!

For full prize list, do visit One Piece Ichiban Kuji Prize Index List

Prize A (1 piece) / Double Chance

Top Prize Appearance: 27th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

We kick off the set with Zoro, and as expected, his figure is his signature 3 sword pose, nothing bad but I think at this point fans are probably sick of the same figure, so the good thing about this figure is that it’s compatible with Prize E King so at least if you pull it you can put them both side by side and they will look well. If you need a Zoro this is a good time to get it as well. 2 pieces to go around, so nothing bad, figure is 13cm tall, quite comparable to previous figure!

This is also a double chance prize, so if you didn’t pull it, check your double chance first before buying more tickets!

Prize B (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Always great to get a new character in the Kuji series, especially one that had 90 sets before. Benn Beckman makes his debut here and he looks great as well. He has his pistol and cape, nothing bad about the pose and all, for figure wise, standard smaller figure at 16cm, still not that small to be honest. The figure quality isn’t the best so hope we get quality product in the future! Unique piece in the set, so those who want to get him into your collection will need some luck, but he isn’t expensive so if you don’t trust that your luck is excellent, just buy it from someone who has it.

Prize C (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 4th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s been a while since we last saw Marco, he looks great here. Compared to his previous figures though, some might still prefer the one with wings. This figure is him standing with his power effect, so quite a standard figure, at 17cm tall. I will say for those who haven’t got your hands on a Marco figure, this is a good time to do so, for those who already have one, then you can skip this. It’s also a unique piece too so nothing too bad upon pulling it!

Prize D (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: 3rd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wow it’s been a while since we last saw Katakuri, he looks good here. Again I think the problem with the figures here is that they all have better sculpt in their past figure, so this one might not meet the standard for existing collectors, still it’s a decent figure, no effect part for this one, just a combat pose, 2 pieces to go around and it’s meant for people who don’t have a Katakuri figure so it’s a great time to do so! Figure stands at 17cnm tall!

Prize E (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

We finally get another King figure, and his previous figure looks so much cooler, but this is pretty good as well. He is in his combat pose but the overall looks amazing, the figure is supposed to be facing Zoro as how the poster suggested! The figure is 14cm tall, mainly because he is not standing. The only problem I have is the prize distribution, why are there only 1 King to go around? Like we have 2 Zoro but only 1 King, so half of the people will end up not getting this pose done, they could give us more King and less Katakuri, sometimes I am not sure what Bandai is thinking…

Prize F (1 piece)

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

So to compensate the fact that there are only 7 figures in the set, we have a jumbo towel for the next prize. The towel can be use as your bath towel, it’s 120cm long so big enough. The design wise is quite simple, with characters from the top prizes as well as some side characters. The characters do feel a bit random, unless I am missing some connections, but regardless, I think it’s a decent prize, but I will take a figure over a towel any given day.

Prize G (24 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 8 x 3 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Moving into the small prize section, we kick things off with long towels. As always, I am no fan of towels but the design wise is quite alright, we have characters from the Jumbo towel and their catch phrases, at least we are getting a long towel if we pull this, not that bad, but could be better, in terms of design, variation and overall product.

Prize H (24 pieces)

Design: 8

Distribution: 8 x 3 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Next we have a very interesting set of prizes! If you pull this prize, you get 3 items for 1 ticket! Your prize will consist of an A4 folder, a 20cm long mask holder and a 10cm sticker. The interesting thing is that all 3 items have different design, we have the sticker and folder being different character and the mask holding having those 2 characters together! Definitely very interesting and doesn’t make us feel like they are repeating prizes. The things inside are also useful and you are getting a lot of goodies for 1 ticket, so no complains!

Prize I (24 pieces)

Design: 12

Distribution: 12 x 2 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Last small prize of the day we have mini plates and they look excellent. We have design of the characters in the jumbo towel plus some other characters. The plates are made of ceramic, so definitely a good material to use, it’s a good display piece as well! Size wise it’s 9cm in diameter. Definitely make your money worth if you pull it!

Last Prize

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

If you are unable to pull Prize C or you need a Marco figure, a good alternative is the last prize, which is only differs from the head sculpt and position of the head, anyway it’s not another Zoro or Katakuri, but will prefer King to be the last prize though, to allow the balance of Zoro and King. You can look for a 7- buyout or 13- with at least one other figure, best to be King.


Big Prize

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Decent figure, we have 1 commonly seen figure, 3 rarely seem ones and 1 debuting, the figure quality for this time round lacks some appeal but still acceptable. The jumbo towel is nice, but I do hope for it an additional top prize instead of replacing a figure.

Small Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A good list of small prizes, very unique and nice.

Last Prize

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Marco figure isn’t bad, would be better if it’s King.

Variety of Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Very standard list for a standard Kuji, I do hope we have more designs for the Folder.

Odds of big prizes

Rating: 3 out of 5.

8 big prizes in 80 tickets, pretty standard.

Value for Money

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

So a no loss kind of set, you will get a good small prize or a figure, so that’s still okay for the price you pay!

Collector’s Value

Rating: 3 out of 5.

See below

Overall: B-


A pretty average set, not too shabby due to the small prizes and some of the nicer characters, I think overall the figures are still acceptable, hoping to get 8 figures set back again, for a one piece set, they already lasted so long, so good to see some interesting prizes once a while like prize H.


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

Chance to get a top prize (A to F): 8 / 80 =10%, average


3 tickets for a chance at the figure. Pretty decent set to play more but I rather you buy the figures directly, they wouldn’t cost a lot so play safe.


The Real Deal:

  • Prize B Benn: New character, definitely good for your One Piece Collection!
  • Prize A Zoro + Prize E King: You will need both pieces to make your collection valuable so do aim for both, they are fitting for each other.

Nice to have

  • Prize H: Folder + Mask Cover + Sticker set: Well if you don’t intend to use any of these prizes, just get all 8 designs, the art for the mask cover is good enough as a collectible.
  • Prize I Plates: Getting all 12 will not be an easy feat but it does look nice to have all 12 of them along your figures! Anyway it’s just nice to have, no obligation to collect all!

Collect only if you don’t already have

  • Prize C or Last Prize Marco: If you already have his previous figure, you might not like this one, so this is better for those who needs a Marco figure!
  • Prize D Katakuri: Same reason as above, his previous figure is debatably nicer, so you probably will want this only if you don’t have the previous one!


  • Prize F Jumbo Towel: A good to use item, but don’t need to get it, it’s pretty much another bath towel, you don’t need this design for your collection
  • Prize G Long Towel: The long towels won’t have another series that shares similar design as well, so just your preferred design and move on.

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