I noticed that it was fairly different from the original as well (as expected), but still, pretty cool. Even with the differences, it sure took me back seeing a vintage (or vintage-esque) figure again. Sure, sculpting/articulation/paint has come a long ways since then, but there's still something about those vintage figures....ahhh nostalgia.
I got mine today. Mint on card and no bubble separation. I think I'll take a video of me opening it up and send it to Brian.
I'm not really a carded collector, so I don't care all that much, but I just thought it was funny that it arrived basically already "opened". I sent away for a second one just for the heck of it, and that one at least is together (although bent up a bit on the corners), so that's good enough for me to leave carded just for the heck of it.