Again, not having one I can't compare. But the pins version of the legs are tight and don't feel cheap at all. Also, some reviews of the original I've seen, the other part of the spider leg hinge joint (with the two outer parts surrounding) I've seen them pushed outward a little on some limbs. Like the leg piece isn't in perfectly and is causing them to be splayed a little. Certainly not all, but more than once, and more than one leg. These are nice and clean, since they don't have to force the one piece in between the outer hinges on the other. Don't know if I'm explaining that right, but if you look for it in various reviews, you'll probably see what I mean. Not saying those are in danger of breaking or popping out any time soon, but I'm much more comfortable with the pins. Everything else on mine looks good. No paint splotches, 'melted' parts that weren't molded as well as the original, etc. Definitely tighter pieces in the limbs, and one scary-tight hinge that is the back leg flap on her left that's part of her transformation. But most of those have massaged out, or you just turn pieces by holding really close to the swivel piece while doing so, or taking your time when transforming. So while I can't compare to an original, I can say she's a great figure and feels solid.