It's finally here and I believe it was worth the wait. What I noticed was a couple of things after the UPS guy chucked this at my porch:
1) The box is longer than a regular boxcar, a little longer than the usual 219 crane boxes.
2) There is a massive amount of tape on the ends of this box. More than the usual. I have to believe this is MTH quality control inspecting these things as they come over the pond. That's a good thing.
3) The packaging was very professional. Some more pics coming as I unwrap this thing.