My inbox has been blowing up with concerns from readers that preordered the newly announced Target's Exclusive The Vintage Collection 3.75-Inch Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run from Target.com. The number one concern is Target.com will ship these in its original The Vintage Collection packaging, since the product page states "Because this item ships in its original packaging, there's no way to hide what it is".
We have reached out to our Hasbro and Target contacts asking how these will ship. We asked if Target will just slap a shipping label on the product box and ship it, or will they actually place it in a Target Shipping box and send it that way. I also asked Hasbro if these would arrive at the Target.com warehouses in a Brown Factory Box.
Past (BMF) Millennium Falcons arrived to retailers in a Brown Factory Box from Hasbro. Some retailers may have taken them out of the brown factory boxes to place them on shelves, so you may have not seen these Brown Factory Boxes if that was the case.
Above we have the 2008 The Legacy Collection (BMF) Millennium Falcon which retailed for $149.99 and the 2012 Toys R Us Exclusive The Vintage Collection Millennium Falcon which had a retail price of $249.99. When I purchased both of these from Target and Toys R Us, they were sold to me sealed in a Brown Factory Box.
So hopefully Target.com will receive their new Exclusive The Vintage Collection 3.75-Inch Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run from Hasbro in a Brown Factory Box to protect the actual product box and then they go the extra step and pack them in a Target Shipping box.
Anyways we are still awaiting to hear from Hasbro and Target on how these will ship. As soon as I hear something I will make a post.