I suspect many of you are going to laugh at me for this, for being follish enough to use UPS, but... I moved from Edmonton to Toronto. This meant I needed a reliable, and relatively economical way to ship my collection. Now, my collection is all loose, and mostly just for my enjoyment and not meant to be kept collectors grade. I expected a little wear and tear, and I was willing to live with it. Still, I packed the boxes carefully, like I would if I was selling them and shipping through eBay. Lots of padding, items arranged to ensure a minimum of shifting, etc. I got nice sturdy boxes too, from Home Depot. Brand new. When they arrived... well, three of the boxes were fine. The rest... Well, first off they didn't all come together, despite being sent out as a single shipment. I just opened the least damaged of the rest, containing Unicron, Primus, and my Autobot Alts and Masterpieces. Optimus broke a stack, and the alts were all battered and beaten, even the ones riding in Op's trailer were damaged. Unicron seems to be alright, but Primus took some damage too. The rest of the boxes are torn, beaten, and crushed. I can't bring myself to open them yet, for fear of what I'll find. I know at least part of my collection has been destroyed by this, and that a good part of it is going to be damaged. I know I have to expect some wear and tear... paint chipping, parts popped off... but this? Pieces snapped cleanly apart, paint scraped off, transferred onto other bots, holes ripping in boxes, pieces missing (I had the good sense to bag 99% of the small pieces such as missile seperately, but now some of the parts that were snapped off have been lost). These boxes were TOSSED around, beaten and flattened and smashed and abused in a way I've never seen shipped items treated before. And since I didn't have the good sense to get insurance... I'm pooched. I'll probably post some pictures of the worst victims later on... but I just thought I should warn you all, for those like me that don't yet know... don't use UPS. Now I'm gonna go try and glue my Alts back together, and try not to cry too much.