Got home from uni yesterday to finally open my crap. Turns out there was a story too. Was delivered smashed to bits, to the wrong house, quite a ways down the street. We've known that family a long time, at least. They came and dropped it off.
It was completely open, and nearly everything was smashed. So that's pretty sad.
Got a broken iPod dock, a few broken headphones, a USB cable with a smashed end, a broken gyrocopter thing -- looks to be an RC toy but without a controller, a torn kids Woot shirt, 2 broken thermoses, a random cracked piece of plastic with arrows and iPod logos on it -- might go to a different dock or something, and no Texas air.
What wasn't broken: Leopard Flying Monkey (yes!), 3 Gold Gym totes, and a half-dozen desk calendars.
It's tough to imagine that things didn't fall out. I hope this was an accident, and not UPS guys learning about the Bucket of Candy and trying to take expensive stuff, since nobody would know. (I know people have been suspicious of this in the past. I still really doubt this is happening, though.)
I tried the whole "don't read the thread to be surprised" thing, but it was dumb, since the best part is seeing what other people get anyway. Now I have a lot of pages to read. :P
I have to say, this is the first time I've been disappointed by my crap. Not with the contents, but with the packaging and shipping.
Woot, I know this is just for fun and everything, but please use a bit of Texas air, and please use sufficient tape! Some of us really look forward to this.