It’s not often I get to use the word “debacle” in a post, but it’s entirely appropriate in this one. Star Wars fans have been enjoying releases of new toys in old looking packages for the last few years. Even if you open them up, it’s fun to see them in these boxes. And lots of times you can keep the box to use as storage, I do it myself.
Amazon got a Slave I (Boba Fett’s ship) exclusive in a box and while on the surface it seems like a great idea, for some insane reason they have been shipping the Slave 1s without a mailer box.
Customers have submitted their own images and they aren’t pretty. Seriously, just look at this mess:
It’s like whoever is responsible for this has no concept of toy collecting. Well, they probably don’t, so let’s just go with that. It’s nearly impossible to imagine any other, non-toy item shipping without a box be it a blender or a power drill. The fragility of the contents inside almost demand it. How stupid can someone be?
And even if this was “just for kids”, let’s say you’re buying it for a present. What kid is going to be excited unwrapping their birthday gift and seeing a beat to shit box with mailing labels all over it?