My two Slave I's are in limbo now pending the Amazon product review.
I hate to say "I told you so" - but when I heard Amazon had Vintage Collection exclusives - which just in name alone implies that the packaging is part of the exclusive - that people were gonna get shipments beat to all heck or even better yet - with shipping stickers stuck DIRECTLY onto the box.
Thank god there is supposedly a white mailer box that is supposed to be around these, at least MAYBE we can give Hasbro the benefit of the doubt for thinking about that in advance and just the warehouse workers at Amazon being total d-bags and not giving a ****.
Now, with regards to the missing parts - I don't believe it to be widespread at all - I actually think it's fraud.
I find it awfully coincidental that the missing parts are all from the same bag that include Han in Carbonite - VERY easy to open up the box, grab that bag and then claim it wasn't in there all for the sake of getting the one thing most collectors really want from this set - that new Han in Carbonite figure.
Of course, if/when mine finally come, I probably just jinxed myself.