There was a box on my front step yesterday, a box from GW. It was, as expected, the meltaguns I ordered last week. They arrived a little sooner than I anticipated, but nothing surprising. What was surprising was the box itself.
Clothespin not included.
That's one big box for ten meltaguns. I wasn't sure what kind of packaging would arrive, though having worked at Tower Records in receiving for years I came up with many ideas for how I would have packed it. Most involved a padded envelope. None of my solutions a roughly eight-inch cube. Maybe that's why Tower went under: went didn't use grossly oversized boxes when shipping (in fact I made more than a few custom boxes to exactly fit the item). I was similarly uncertain about how the meltaguns themselves would be packed, and again I was surprised.
Nothing for scale this time.
I had thought maybe a ziploc bag, or perhaps just loose in the envelope/box. I hadn't expected blisters, let alone a pair of them. While this packaging makes more sense than the box did, it's still far too much for the items being contained. Whatever floats their boat I suppose. At least my items arrived in a timely manner and intact, which is all you can really ask for. I've been considering going to the FLGS today or tomorrow (probably tomorrow at this point), so I should really decide what I'm going to get there. My original plan of Sanguinary Guard, Death Company, and Assault Squad leaves me short on meltagunners, so I'm reassessing.