My biggest annoyance other than the easier theft is that toy-swapping idiots are going to have a field day with the closed boxes, and it's impossible to examine the toy in-store to see if everything's right till it's too late. I remember as a kid hating the closed-box type packages because you often couldn't see what the toy really WAS, or how it compared to the package art. Now we're back to that again. The internet makes getting a clear idea of it easier, but still doesn't protect you from people playing shenanigans, or simply not being the sort of person who can check everything, like a grandparent who's trying to get something for a kid. I recently helped a couple at Wal-Mart, even though I don't work there, who were trying to get a Transformer and were not aware that what they were holding didn't actually transform. I helped them find an alternative that did.