I ended up shipping him FedEx instead; I'm not trusting any more third party handlers.
A side note: the customer service for FedEx is fantastic. Very friendly, helpful, and forgiving.
Yesterday, I received this tweet:
Beefaroni cant wait to get out of the box & explore the UK! THANK YOU @Velvet_Key SO Much! @VintageBeefLP #mindcrack pic.twitter.com/J8okaHvBPU
— Zdenka Kolarikova (@ZdenkaK__) December 18, 2014
Finally, after fearing he'd been lost in the international shipping shuffle, Beef made it all the way to Great Britain!
The real Mr. Beef had this to say:
@ZdenkaK__ @Velvet_Key that's so cool!
— VintageBeef (@VintageBeefLP) December 18, 2014
I'm so very happy for Zdenka, and she's already informed Beef that he shall be meeting his plushie self at the announced London Minecon in 2015. She's promised me pictures, and I'm very excited!
Thank you Zdenka; I would collaborate in any fangirl manner again!