I got my replacement Slave I today and was relieved that it shipped inside a large brown box with tons of paper padding inside. Aside from a minor ding on a corner (which I can live with), the box was in very good shape. The only odd thing was that, like the previous one, one of the end box flaps was open. All the pieces were there, though, and nothing was broken, so no real harm, just odd.
I do have to say, though, that despite this being a fiasco, at least Amazon is trying to make it right. They've shipped replacements or offered refunds, as well as taking it down from the site until they could straighten things out. Should it have never happened to begin with? No, it shouldn't have, and Amazon should have known better, and I expected more from them. That being said, the CS reps I spoke to were very apologetic and recognized it was a huge error and tried to make up for it. That's more than most companies (Hasbro included) do when mistakes are made in this day and age.
Back to the toy itself, I have the same wing issue that others have mentioned so ill have to look into fixing that sometime, but, like the AOTC version, it's still a nice toy and worth the price to me, comparatively speaking. I just hope all the shipping issues get straightened out soon so everyone who wants one can get one.
The biggest disappointment in the toy is the Carbonite Han. I was hoping they'd do a new mold, but it's the 2006 TSC version in solid color with the hollow back. Why they would do a totally new mold for that joke Jar Jar Carbonite figure and not at least retool it for a Han Solo is beyond me.