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Klee 1/7 Spark Knight Ver. by APEX ~ Review / Showcase!Klee 1/7 Spark Knight Ver. by APEX ~ Review / Showcase!Review

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It certainly has been a while since I published my last figure-related article here, and it feels great to be back! Today I have a very special figure to showcase to you all, in fact it is the very figure that pulled me back into the hobby (after two years of hiatus) when she was first announced in March. Immediately, I knew I had to get her somehow.

The figure was released very early this month and I was one of the lucky ones who ordered her directly from Taobao via the Apex Innovation official store. She was shipped SUPER quickly too. I received her within 5 days (ultra speedy shipping) as I’m located in Southeast Asia.

But anyway, without further ado...

It’s the 1/7 scale figure of our favorite Pyro terrorist from Genshin Impact, KLEE!


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✧ Character + Origin ✧


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“An explosives expert and a regular at the Knights of Favonius' confinement room. Also known as Fleeing Sunlight.”

Klee is an energetic and outgoing girl who takes after her mother, Alice. She has a particular talent for creating explosives and is not fazed by the sound of explosions. She acts like a typical energetic young child who loves playing with her friends.


You may also view her character trailer (highly recommended!)!



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Now, I’m sure many of you are familiar with Genshin Impact or have at least heard of the game. It’s currently one of the most popular free to play open-world RPG games (with JRPG aesthetics, despite its Chinese origins) with a huge lineup of characters obtainable through gacha.

Klee for one is so special to me because she’s my very first 5-star DPS character that I pulled during her banner in 1.0! Pyro was one of my favorite elements to play back then and I liked the idea of having a catalyst-wielding DPS. She carried my team early in the game and I was very lucky to be able to get her despite not spending any money. Spam-throwing bombs and Jumpty Dumpties was always so much fun!

Anyway, on to the review!


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✧ Packaging + Presentation ✧


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As you can see, my box suffered some damage on the top left corner. ;~; Fortunately the box is well constructed and made out of very thick cardboard, so the inner blister was well protected. Can't help but feel pained from the damage though.

The design of the box is simple in white and red color-blocking with gold printed accents. The large window in front of the box gives you a clear look at the figure, while the right side showcases a glossy print of the figure in full view and additional angles on the back of the box.

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Admiring the box from all sides, I certainly feel more tempted to crack it open and look at what's inside!


✧ Interior Packaging ✧

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Within the box, just like any ol' figure, she is encased in two blister pieces and securely taped in. The blister pieces are extra thick as well, which makes me happy!

From what I can see, Klee herself is already pre-mounted onto the base, with a couple additional parts packaged in a separate blister that need to be manually affixed onto the figure.

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✧ First Look ✧


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She’s so flipping precious!!!!!

The overall look of this figure met my expectations of Apex after hearing so much high praise about them. The figure is a carbon copy of the prototype as advertised and I could never be happier with how she turned out.

The feel of the figure is smooth, with varying textures of glosses and mattes on each specific detail of the figure really makes it feel like a premium product.


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✧ Concept + Sculpt ✧


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The concept art for the figure captures Klee’s energetic personality so perfectly! Because Klee is a *wee, smol* child it was probably a challenge to make the figure interesting, so they made the decision to add all kinds of different elements in bright colors to give the figure that extra oomph.

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The huge Jumpty Dumpty was definitely a MUST feature for any Klee figure and they did not disappoint. The little Dodoco mines were also a perfect addition to the cute factor! To finish off with, they also added some colorful confetti to make the figure pop~

Overall, the original design for the figure is very faithful to her character and the sculpt is absolutely spot on! I really have to give huge props to the sculptor here because Klee looks EXACTLY like herself in-game. Super cute!!!


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✧ Painting + Shading ✧


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The color palette is accurate which I have zero complaints about! The paintwork is smooth, with minor bumps on the figure surface which are usually forgivable.

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Shading is well executed and appears the most prominent on the duller tones of the figure; mostly on her backpack and the Jumpty Dumpty she sits on. I’m really, really happy with how good the shading looks on the Jumpty Dumpty— it’s so realistic that it might have just jumped out of the game and onto my desk!

Please don’t set fire to my desk, Klee…


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✧ Highlights + Details ✧


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There are so many small details of the figure I want to talk about! First of all, her Vision orb. In Genshin Impact, I’d say the first thing I look for when surveying a character is the creative placement of their Vision orb. Klee’s Vision orb is affixed onto her leather backpack, and IT. LOOKS. SO. GOOD.

I don’t know how to explain it, but it looks like how I imagined a Vision orb would look like irl! It’s a tiny, glossy dome with a Pyro symbol within; complete with bronze detailing in the iconic Mondstadt Vision design.

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Her little Dodoco keychain on her backpack is adorable and well-sculpted complete with gold "metal" details and a little four-leaf clover. I love how it falls on an angle to match the dynamic, energetic movement of our little Klee!

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How can we not talk about the iconic little Dodoco-esque mines? They are adorably scattered all around Klee and certainly can't be overlooked! There are five little mines in total that are viewable in all angles. (o´▽`o)

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Finally, I absolutely love the use of pearlescent paint and glossy finishes. The leather strip on the Jumpty Dumpty stands out from the matte texture of its body, as well as the subtle gloss on her cap front. The pearlescent paint on the confetti ribbons also adds a soft, innocent charm to the figure!


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✧ Base ✧


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Super adorable base, and I need not explain why! It has a dome-like design with fuzzy grass texture and a wooden placard with Klee’s name elegantly carved on.

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The grass is decorated with large flowers, seedlings, and giant leaves bordering around the actual figure (which I assume belongs to a rather unfortunate Dendro slime), acting as the perfect cherry on top (or bottom?) of this beautiful figure.


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✧ Final Thoughts ✧


As perfect as I probably made it sound, this figure definitely had its fair share of flaws. One of the two confetti pieces I had to manually insert onto the figure was NOT the right size to fit into the hole at all, and I had to push so hard it started to hurt. Fortunately the figure itself was pretty hefty and did not suffer any damages. Another piece of confetti however had a too small peg that fit too loosely into the corresponding hole and kept falling off whenever I touched it, but I was able to permanently affix it with some superglue.

Despite all the troubles I had, I'm still absolutely in love with this figure. Genuinely speaking though, as my first figure by Apex I'd say that its overall paint job and sculpt quality is quite on par with my higher quality scales (GSC, Max Factory, Stronger etc). Even when compared with some of the most detail-oriented figures in my collection such as ITEM #464566 and ITEM #490595, this one certainly comes very close to the top!

Genshin Impact’s playable characters tend to have very complex designs particularly in their outfits, and Apex absolutely nailed it. I’m very happy that Mihoyo tapped on Apex to manufacture their figures. Speaking of which, the 1/7 Ningguang is also a highly anticipated figure by Apex which comes out in May 2022 and I cannot wait to receive her!


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Thank you so much for reading through super picture-heavy long winded review of the adorable 1/7 Klee Spark Knight Ver. figure! I hope you enjoyed it!

Take care and stay safe, everyone! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
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Cosmique2 dagar sedan#101228368I completely agree ^-^ Klee is an adorable icon in Genshin, the 1.6 update really made me love her more than ever <3 I also really hope they will introduce male character figures, I'd actually die if they made Venti and Xiao scales ;;;
The Ningguang figure is still far into the future but I hope I'll be able to write a review for her as well! Thanks for reading~


Literally same I think I would scream! A Venti scale would be a dream come true, though I really hope we'll get Kaeya or Diluc as well! Also how perfect would a Zhongli scale look like? A girl can dream! And the wait for Ninguang is definitely gonna be worth it! I almost wanted to pre-order her myself but the price + shipping made me hesitant lol. But who knows, I might get her some day anyway! And you're welcome~♡
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Looks Awesome!! Terrific review, btw, it did the figure justice. Would have ordered her, but her mouth doesn't click with me. Everything else is outstanding.
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Cosmique2 dagar sedan#101266309I don’t know about them myself but I heard Aitaikuji can be hit or miss, and the fact that the price went from $100 to $160 is really weird. There’s a possibility they listed her at the wrong price when you bought her, so I think they may request for additional payment later on? Maybe you should ask them for confirmation just in case they straight up cancel your order. :/
Yeah might as well I noticed I put in the wrong ZIP code by accident so if they email me with other information I wouldn’t be surprised
Anyways thanks for the idea I’ll just wait for their response on the address and go from there
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Rikoei2 dagar sedan#101266170Well yeah that’s why I’m
Like hmmmm....that’s odd but no it is a real website I’ve bought from them before it’s called Aitaikuji
I just jumped on it the first day haha I dunno why she went up though :/ (like the week after they changed her price) I hope I get it at least....
I don’t know about them myself but I heard Aitaikuji can be hit or miss, and the fact that the price went from $100 to $160 is really weird. There’s a possibility they listed her at the wrong price when you bought her, so I think they may request for additional payment later on? Maybe you should ask them for confirmation just in case they straight up cancel your order. :/
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Cosmique2 dagar sedan#101228040That’s odd. Her official retail price is 788 CNY (around $123) so I don’t know how you got her for that cheap. Is it a well known Japanese site? I don’t know if a bootleg of her exists yet but we still have to be careful with prices that are too good to be true >.<
Well yeah that’s why I’m
Like hmmmm....that’s odd but no it is a real website I’ve bought from them before it’s called Aitaikuji
I just jumped on it the first day haha I dunno why she went up though :/ (like the week after they changed her price) I hope I get it at least....
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She's adorable!! I agree the paint and shading looks really great, and the overall composition screams Klee~☆

She was also my first 5*, glad you got her!
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Aphrodite92 dagar sedan#101228099Aahh Klee's soo adorable, I really hope I get her in the game! This figure of her is beyond stunning, I absolutely love the details, especially on the base! Her face is perfect too! Lowkey wish I had gotten her seeing how beautiful this figure captured her! Here's to hoping more scales will be released of even more Genshin characters, especially male scales! Also can't wait for your review of our beautiful Ninguang! Great review (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃♡I completely agree ^-^ Klee is an adorable icon in Genshin, the 1.6 update really made me love her more than ever <3 I also really hope they will introduce male character figures, I'd actually die if they made Venti and Xiao scales ;;;

The Ningguang figure is still far into the future but I hope I'll be able to write a review for her as well! Thanks for reading~
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Stereoman2 dagar sedan#101228332What a cutie! Such nice photos and what a lovely review!Thank you! (´。• ω •。`)
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What a cutie! Such nice photos and what a lovely review!
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Aahh Klee's soo adorable, I really hope I get her in the game! This figure of her is beyond stunning, I absolutely love the details, especially on the base! Her face is perfect too! Lowkey wish I had gotten her seeing how beautiful this figure captured her! Here's to hoping more scales will be released of even more Genshin characters, especially male scales! Also can't wait for your review of our beautiful Ninguang! Great review (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃♡
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