shipped perfectly, i was worried about it breaking in the mail, but it feels really sturdy and solid. i don't really like how Soul Edge touches the base, because i fear that it may leave a scratch one day. but i understand that you cant have him holding it up like a freshly caught fish. i've been super excited for the pre order. i've been searching for a good figure from my favorite fighting series, but none had enough detail. this was definitely what i was looking for.