Of all of the things likely to be damaged in transit, a foam pickax is pretty low on the list. Sure, it could be torn, folded, or otherwise mangled. But impact damage is pretty unlikely, which is why Hannah found the packaging in which her Minecraft merch shipped so stupid and wasteful that it hurt her brain a little.
I ordered a foam pickaxe (from the game Minecraft). When I opened up the box I was actually stunned by the stupidity inside. The box was filled with Styrofoam packing peanuts. In today’s day of environmental consciousness I thought it to be quite wasteful.
However, even ignoring all that, what made someone think that a FOAM item needed damage protection and that if it did, surrounding it by MORE FOAM would provide this protection? The logic is blinding!
Maybe, um, the goal was to give fans the experience of mining through foam peanuts to obtain their mining tools? Yeah, I have no idea.