I got one of these as a reference for telling apart the fakes from the originals, since it seemed like there weren't any obvious tells on the box (but I learned there were actually quite a few). I don't buy counterfeits usually, but since I got it, I throught I might as well do a review. While in the box they appear to be near-perfect reflicas of the originals, it turns out that the toys themselves are pure crap. In fact, I think this actually is the $5 KO version just in better packaging and maybe using better plastic, more chrome paint, and proper stickers and sticker placement. You'd think that would be an improvement over the $5 version, but it's not, because the $5 version at least had decent QC--the QC on this set is ridiculously bad. Parts are floppy or don't turn fully--I seriously can't even form Devastator. Parts are detaching or cracking on the first transformation. Paint is applied sloppily. Sticker sheets are totally misaligned. The reason I think they used the $5 version of the mold is the lack of detail on the faces. They looks very blobby. It's just like the $5 version, maybe even worse. There's no way these faces would pass for originals. It's really surprising how horrible these KOs are. Was the Metroplex this bad? I've always felt people should stay away from the counterfeits, but even if you like counterfeit G1, stay away from this set. It's a waste of money. I'm actually thowing mine in the trash.