Ok, so it wasn't mint when it arrived, but I was nonetheless absolutely thrilled with the piece. box is good save for a small tear, and the styrofoam insert/contents are untouched.
The toy itself, wile suffering from a little wear and tear, is simply stunning. Yes this is a toy of fable and indeed highly sought after, but those things aside - this is a reeeeaaaally beautiful toy. My only disappointment was that I hadn't made more of an effort to acquire one in previous years....oh and the placement of some stickers.
Decals Under the Influence.
In short - It's a real gem.