I got another Boba today... The box was crushed it seemed, but the card inside was amazingly decent. The bubble's crushed a little on top and peeling off a little on the bottom, but otherwise it's good and this one I'm keeping to display I do believe, with my vintage figures. I'll open the other to display with them then since it's mangled beyond recognition.
I got some emails regarding the USPS handling these and things...
The best I can tell you guys is that the company sending them out, I'm sure, are sending them out fine. The box around the figure and the figure's packaging is cheap it seems though, and the company sending these out are using the USPS's cheapest method of shipping possible. Presorted Standard mail is what we all call "Junk Mail". The USPS doesn't call it that anymore, but the term still basically applies because it's handled quickly. The condition of what's inside isn't really a consideration so much as handlign a large volume of items and getting them out quickly.
These packages are seeing a LOT of machinery sorting and less people sorting. The machinery, I almost 100% guarantee you, is what is destroying these boxes and packaging. Stuff like this is a real conundrum. We want these "freebies", but we want them perfectly mint when they arrive. At the same time, we are paying almost $7 shipping for them. They cost though. In the past Hasbro has said they're an expensive thing sometimes, obviously. I think I'd take them in damaged packages over not at all, or for inflated costs, I guess is what I'm saying.
I think with Fett they could've used a sturdier box though, to protect it some more, and not impacted the cost too much. It was more a carded thing to many people I believe.