I got mine around noon yesterday, and it arrived in a box that was at least three times the size of the Gunship box itself. It was filled with those air bladder packing things and the box was in perfect condition. One thing that did stand out about it was there was a sticker on the bottom of the box that looked like a secondary UPC code, but I have no idea what it was for, and as the box is now on its way to a landfill, I have no way of checking.
I'm still amazed that this piece isn't available at retail, and I have yet to hear a decent and definitive explanation from Hasbro as to why it's not at retail right now. The fact that they're shipping to etailers like Amazon and TRU is all well and good, but it would be nice if they stayed in stock for more than 10 seconds online, and shipped to regular retail so people can have a shot at getting them. I'm going to keep bugging Hasbro about this until we get a good answer, and I'll keep everyone updated about what I find out.