My 1st review here, so go easy on me. The guys at the cool stuffs makes snapping shots looks so easy. I don't have the original vintage for a direct comparison. But have enough hands on with reissues, and some of my old G1 stuffs. Packaging, theres already a thread for educating the difference between this and the original vintage. I have most of these unofficial releases. And I can say the quality of this one compared with the earlier stuffs like the optimus prime and swoop is way better. The box material has that glossy sheen that was lacking previously with Optimus and Swoop. Really feels great and nostelgic opening it. Paperwork, comes with a colored instruction sheet and stickers. No decoder. Mirage, material is definitely similar ABS plastic used in G1. Diecast parts as well. The makers really outdid themselves, Mirage really feels solid and sturdy. Diecast around the legs and axles for front wheels. Nice chrome on the missiles and gun. I never had the opportunity to have the vintage or handled one, but have heard about the known issues like the waist. This is where all the haters will be coming in. The toy really feels top notch, tight joints and parts. Missiles fires great etc. I don't even think the usual negative association of the term KO really fits it. If theres anyone out there with a top notch loose vintage Mirage, I can try to match some shots for comparisons. I am really curious about the origins of these high end bootlegs. If they are really casted from the "lost" moulds or being reversed-engineered. Cos some buds in the manufacturing line says its impractical and expensive reversed engineering something to match the extact original size.