I just got my Stern shooter rod. It arrived in a large approx. 1' cubic box. They have include the entire assembly, rod, spring, housing, etc.
It is much larger than the majority of after market custom shooter rods.
Stern built the fish tank topper a little smaller than I would have liked, and the shooter rod larger than I would prefer.
Overall I like the look of it and am pleased with the purchase. Stern took quite a while to get this to market. I imagine many potential customers have already bought custom shooters for TWD from other mod builders.