This is a review of the Wei Jiang Creativity Oversized "Knockoff" Voyager age of Extinction Hound. While this is obviously an unofficial product, the quality itself could not be further from your standard knockoff toy. Here's the summary. If you are a movieverse fan, this figure is essential. It is the best toy of the Age of Extinction line; Hasbro releases included. I say that without any qualifications. If I had to chose between any AoE release and this one, it would be this version of Hound. Especially at its current price. It boggles my mind that this toy costs less than figures like Leader Grimlock and Prime. It strikes nearly the perfect balance between complexity, scale and playability. I got mine from Sir Toys, and it was a delightful experience. So what is this thing? It's an oversized version of the Age of Extinction Hound mold with various upgrades. From what I can tell there have been no sacrifices made to this mold at all. Everything has translated over in tact. Every weapon, joint and paint application is present. There is absolutely no trace of any inferior plastic or rubber. On the contrary, there are a lot of upgrades. I now see how awesome this mold is in the proper size. I cannot speak highly enough about the Hound figure. - There is a new diecast metal cab as well as a chest piece that give the figure a good amount of weight. It feels about as heavy as one of the DotM Leader figures. The paint applications on both of these new features really make the mold shine. - While the wheels are still of the cheap, clip on variety, the rear wells have been slightly remolded for better stability. - Hound retains his full arsenal and all of its functionality. As a bonus the gatlin gun and the four barreled sawed-off shotguns come with gold paint applications. They all still connect to every place where they could in the vehicle or robot modes. They all combine as well. - The face sculpt is new. While not exactly the greatest addition, you can see some additional helmet and beard details as well as some bags under his eyes. - Almost every joint is very tight, and he can hold an impressive number of positions and stances. Again, I can't really see a single simplification. Even his articulated knee caps made the cut. - There have been some improvements to some tabs. The arm tabs now possess a peg and hole locking mechanism and the legs have also received an additional peg and hole. - There are a lot of new paint applications. There are some light green flames on the back of the vehicle mode. There are now painted tail lights, the guns and the wheels now get accents and there are some additional words placed over the vehicle mode. - Even with a completely new chest and cab, he still balances perfectly even without the need of heel spurs. Even when you sling his combined weapon across his back, he can still stand upright. Now for the issues of which there are very few. - The elbows are a little loose. While he can hold his arms up just fine and brandish a lot of his arsenal, he can't hold up his combined weapon. I'm going to try to future varnish these joints to see if I can tighten them up. No other joints are problematic. - His hands lack that little strip in the middle, so he has a bit of an issue holding his sawed-offs. But only those weapons seem affected. I can probably find a solution to this. - The mounting nubs on his sawed offs are too big. I trimmed them down with an exacto knife, and they now fit perfectly on his back or under his arm pits. - His calf holes are too small for the knife. I simply drilled them out a bit, and now either side holds the knife perfectly. - Conversely, the chest hole is too big. The knife will stay in for the most part, but it can fall out if jostled. I was thinking about varnishing the hole, but I don't know if that works on diecast. That's it for the the pluses and minuses. I feel like this model achieves the perfect amount of complication. You have amazing figures like Leader Sentinel that are marvels of engineering. That such a faithful replica of both the fire truck and robot and weapons is possible is so great. But does anyone actually like transforming Sentinel back into the truck? Can anybody get his arms back into his legs on the 5th try much less the 1st? This figure avoids almost every pitfall the toy line has experienced over the years. No gratuitous kibble, no finicky transformation steps, no useless or weird weaponry, no sound gimmicks, no fiddly/fragile pieces, no balance issues. Go buy this.