Shortly after finishing up responding to Dan's email, I noticed a rather large box on the porch.
Inside of it was a smaller cardboard box, and inside of that was this box (kudos to Electra on nice packaging for shipment):
So the biggest question about the new Electra Ticino hubs has been answered - yes, you do get the coolio display box. After building its contents into wheels, it looks like it would be a servicable lunchbox, although it might be a little flimsy for that.
Beyond that, the hubs look pretty darn blingy and of at least reasonable quality. When I get around to it, I'll go over them in detail and post a fuller evaluation.
These, no doubt, will fuel my ongoing Classic/Vintage & reissue existential crisis.