Well I finally got another reissue Mirage to open and compare. First things first, the box as I'm sure you have heard is pretty good. I opened it up and the first thing I noticed was the chrome on the engine, chest, and spoilers was different. I really cannot explain it except maybe to say it is a darker shade but definately noticable. Next is the obvious pin striping denoted in the red circle on the first pic. The original did not have these pin stripes painted on, rather they were stickers which was weird because even the reissue had a sticker sheet with those stickers on it. The gas cap which is located in the crotch area in bot mode is missing on the reissue. ORIGINAL IS ON THE RIGHT ON ALL PICS The front spoiler has the blue underneath coming up further so that it is noticable in car mode. This is denoted with the red circle in this pic. Notice how you cannot see the blue on the original. The spoiler is also thicker, this is especially noticable in the corners. Also the 26 on the nose of the car is painted on for the reissue and is a sticker on the original. The overall feel of the reissue is close to the original but still had a little bit of a cheap feeling to it. Not like the eary version of swoop where I was afraid it was going to fall apart. Also the weapons are pretty close. I could not get my camera to pickup on the mold differences but there are some. The spring on the launcher is great and works like it should. So in short a very good reissue / knockoff or whatever you want to call it. Although mine did come with two right fists??? You gotta love quality control.