I do not yet own my own doll, but I spend a lot of time on the forums and on youtube looking at box openings. For me, it's a good way of seeing a variety of different dolls all in one place, usually in their raw states. But I've come to notice a few different methods of packaging utilized by different companies. First, there's the traditional bubblewrap mummy, that you have to carefully hack at to liberate your doll. This may also include pillows, either wrapped up with the doll, or just laid underneath and on top of it. Second, there's the customized cushion of Soom, with its velcro straps and hand sleeves and whatnot. Other companies have a similar version that just ties the doll around certain places with ribbon and the whole thing may or may not have been bubble-wrapped. Third, which seems to be getting more popular, is what I call a foam coffin, used by Dollshe and Fairyland among others. Where the doll lies in a dolly-shaped foam hole, which also has holes cut out of it for certificates, extra heads, etc. And for non-resin items, clothing usually comes in those little baggies with the sticky strip, and eyes and wigs may or may not have their own boxes, other times just be in baggies as well. I'm sure there are more, so if you have seen one I haven't covered here, I'd like to hear about what you think about it. So some questions for discussion: Which method of packing do you trust most? Which do you trust least? Which do you use, if you ship things to people? Has a packaging method ever nearly given you a heart attack when you saw it after opening the box? Like 'Why would you ever do that?!' Has a doll or other item ever arrived damaged due to flaws in the packaging? I'm not just talking banged up outer boxes or inner boxes, but serious damage to the part you paid money for. --If so, what did you do about it?