Well, on the stuff that you mentioned there Bobb, I'd certainly agree. Basically, anything with a nice window box looks pretty classy, and earns Hasbro even more money outta my wallet, since I like to have any window boxed items MIMSB, as well as loose. I was PRAYING they wouldn't stick the Shuttle in a window box, and fortunately Hasbro obliged.
Stick the stuff in a regular, non-see though box, and one will occassionally be enough for me.
I like the Animated CW packaging too, but was that all Hasbro's doing, or do you think the Cartoon Network, or some other third party chipped in with some ideas for that line? Either way, good looking stuff. I also like the slimmed down bubbles that we've gotten with the Saga line this year, starting with the Hoth wave. Much sleeker looking. Not all bulky, and a big waste of space like before.
Of course, I've already commented all over the place on how beautiful I think the new, upcoming OTC packaging is. Best I've ever seen, and that includes the vintage line. So yeah, I agree that the packaging's gotten better, much better in some cases. So kudos to Hasbro for that. Hopefully they keep it up in the coming years...
Just add a nice "vintage-styled" ongoing visual checklist to the cardbacks, and we'll really be in business!