At first I thought "Well, the box itself isn't terribly big (about the same size as the boxes the cups are kept in at work), so maybe the tail isn't as big as I thought it'd be either". Heh. Moving on...
Oh what a mess
As she said, it was vacuum-bagged in order to get it small enough to fit in a decent sized box. I still think "Well it can't be that big", and proceed to take it out of the bag. About halfway out, I realized it wasn't going to fit on the couch quite as well as I figured, as you'll see in the next picture.
It didn't go over that much
Yes indeed. And if you'll notice, you can also see the kitsune tails on the left hand side. Yay.
Now I have to find some way to get it upstairs without making too much noise, then find somewhere to store it :x Under my bed seems to be the most viable option still, but we'll have to see. Mentioned that I was thinking of commissioning footpaws as well, and right now, we're at the point where I'm waiting for Paypal to finish whatever they're doing so I can send the money to her. They won't be done 'till February or so, but that's pretty much what I was expecting anyway.
And for what it's worth, Dad did pay the $50 :s Apparently he thought I was waiting for something else. I've paid him back though, and have yet to count how much money I have left, but I'm pretty sure it's still just over $100. Have two days off now, and I plan on staying up to hopefully go to and get Metroid Prime Corruption at EB Games. Hopehopehope...