the packaging is a bit rough, although overall it's still solid. It has a puncture through the front, 1.5" x 0.5" (well, it's not that wide, but the area around it was bent) You can see it below the firing missile launcher in the middle-left, above the shark fin. It's VERY large. approximately 14"x13"x7". if you threw out the inner tray and flattened the box, you could probably reduce the volume by half or more. will accept cash in person, or PayPal if you want to save your cash for the dealer room. since BBTS will not be at BotCon this year * , I had mine shipped, and bought two to reduce the shipping costs, thinking I could sell the other at BotCon. I already have one person who was interested but is not going to BotCon, so priority is to people at BotCon. *: I emailed them to ask if they would have the Captian Shark on sale at BotCon and they replied that they were not attending this year. I was told they also were absent from the JoeCon this year as well, which they also normally attend.