That's the sorriest looking re-packaging attempt I've ever seen... They took that back!? I would be more upset with the person at the Customer Servise desk for accepting the return that the Goober returning it.
The stores need to have a no return policy in place for all diecast. My TRU has 3 Garage sets warming the shelf because each one has had the exclusive's switched out with Larry and Phil cars. Probably all done by the same SCUM OF THE EARTH LOOSER .
At the local K-Mart, someone bought a whole set of the first series of Boulevard cars, swapped them out and returned them. They didn't even bother to try to put similar cars in the packs and they just taped the bubbles right back on the cards. These seemed to be blocking any new Boulevards from being put out so I quit going to the store since that's about all I was going there to look for in the first place, they're probably still there right now. I couldn't believe they took them back but they did. Pathetic all around.
I don't think that is a return. I bet you that some employee found the car loose, and found the empty package, and taped it closed. The jerk never bought the mainline to do the swap with - they just used the package to buy the premium one!