Back in Oct 2014, ReV-AMF was given the honor of interviewing ToyCoin, and during the interview, I was able to get some insight about their major project; Kuji Website.
Links : http://kuji.toycoin.com.sg/
While lady boss Wendy did reveal about way to promote Kuji, what Toycoin going for was a simple online platform option for collector to get their clean hands on the kuji.
Simple reasons being having no retail shop, plus at time when one wish to grab hold of their favorite Kuji but having the Kuji Ticket sold out especially during events.
The Kuji website give everyone a chance, and there is a limit to how much ticket per person can buy.
Say good bye to Queuing up or Giving up half-way when you notice the prize zone is sold out.
Each Kuji Ticket price range starting from SGD 8 and over, depending on which Kuji set you’re getting.
All prize are only reveal during a small live event when ToyCoin reveal the result, so even if you got your online ticket, you wouldn’t be able to know which prize you’re holding until the result date.
Another interesting way of purchasing their Kuji?
It also seem that the Kuji Website also offer a last ticket special prize for the last person who purchase the last ticket – A special prize will be stated at the start to show which prize will be given as a special prize for the last person who purchase the last prize.
So don’t worry about getting the last ticket, you might WANT the last special prize instead.
While many might want to go for first in hope of getting the prize(s) they want, getting last might not be a bad option too.
Again, ReV-AMF was given the same honor of interviewing ToyCoin regarding Kuji Online.
What give you the idea of starting a Kuji Website?
Wendy: As Toycoin do not have a retail outlet, I wanted to develop an online platform webpage where customers are able to enjoy Kuji events, at their own house / time.
Care to share more about your Kuji Website?
Wendy: I very excited about this project, as we were able to order preorder for it.
Kuji cannot be bought in advance, and even if the customers reached their turn; the Kuji might be sold out.
I am able to get the preorder and then open up the pre-sales, so customers will be able to purchase their ticket(s) without needing to buy entrance / travel fee in order to get Kuji at Anime Events.
What challenges have you face so far?
Wendy: It’s a very major project which was developed since a year ago, and there were many hiccups along the ways.
There were delays when it was supposed to be launch earlier this year, due to the site layout, programming errors etc. However, currently it’s still running on schedules and we hope to launch it in late 2014 or early 2015.
What are the chances for a customer to obtain the kuji top prizes?
Wendy: It’s the same as normal kuji; depend on the customers’ chances and luck. So if there are 100 prizes, each people can purchase the ticket(s) but they will not be able to know what prize(s) they will be getting until the result is announced.
How will the customers get to know what winning prize they’re getting?
Wendy: The result will be announce live with a date stated on the site, even if the customers purchase the ticket on that day, they will not be able to know what prizes they win immediately.
The fun and interesting part about the live broadcast is that the winner list will display the customers’ name / ign, and what prize(s) they won; so people will get to know what prizes did other won!
How many ticket(s) is one customer able to purchase?
Wendy: We cater in a ways where one customer is able to purchase up to ten tickets at one time, and upon completion of purchase, there is will be a ten minutes lockout before the next purchases.
Even if the customer purchases one ticket only, there is still a ten minutes lockout upon purchase completion. This is to give other customers a chance at Kuji.
Some Kuji have last prize, and i do not wish customers to purchase all the tickets just only for the last prize. I want customers to enjoy the fun of kuji and try winning a kuji prize using their luck.
Do you have other plans for the Kuji Website?
Wendy: I hope to spread the Kuji Website oversea, so that many otaku in the world can also get to enjoy the fun of Kuji online.
Wow.. I’m sure many people are able to grab hold of their favorite kuji without the need to wait till events where you need to queue up for it, and be disappointed when your favorite prize or the ticket being sold out; all you need is just grab the ticket online and wait till the result date to know what you got.
Take normal working days, one is only free when reached home and not really in the mood to go shopping; but you can get a kuji ticket online and wait till the event day to see what you got.
To me, Toycoin is giving the collectors the option of getting Kuji at an easier and fun way with their clean hands; cos you wouldn’t know what you got till the result are out.
So head over to the Kuji Online Website to register and get ready to test your luck!! (^w^ ||)
Need the know how to kickstart? ReV-AMF of course can guide you along…