I have all twelve boxes and they're perfect for me. I could only say that 'II' and 'CODA' in some corners peeled off just a little bit, but nothing serious.
But what do you mean by the box being damaged? The contents inside the box? If it's the box on the outside, sometimes they can come with a small dent.
On the other hand, the "French" box you are referring to, I think it only has the sticker in French, because if I'm not mistaken, there're only two editions of the box, the American and the European, but I'm not completely sure.