I think the new packaging is great as well. I was planning on pre-ordering this wave anyways, because it is full of my favorite characters, but once I saw this new packaging I ordered them that same day. I really think it is an improvement over the previous packaging, and maybe some of the best we've seen in awhile. I really like the art on the cards, and the way they look in package. I'm an opener, and these figures almost make you want to get one to keep in package .