Can you believe it's been 6 years between these two plush releases? It's a nice time to be an Arceus collector, in that there was something new to look forward to! So here are both these cuties together.
It's interesting to note some of the obvious differences between the releases. Before that, for less confusion, the 2009 plush is on the left (smaller), while the new release is on the right (bigger).
So as a starting point, the new Pokecen plush is larger than the old one. I actually expected the new release would be smaller, but guess that wasn't going to happen this round, so that was a pleasant surprise.
Secondly, the wheel for the new release is just a strip of material (minky, I believe?) rather than the stuffed, puffier version from the old release.
Thirdly, the hind legs on the new plush are straighter, so it been standing more stable when I'd set it down. The old release always looked like the back legs were slipping back.
Random other observations:
- new plush has a thinner tummy and tail, so that can be a plus or con, depending upon the owner/viewer
- the ears and jaw on the new plush are fuller than the old release's
- new plush has a smaller front spike on the throat, along with slight proportional differences compared to the old release
- old face is more "sloping angular" from the side, while the new one is more "rounded flat" in comparison
- the black lines running down the gray portions of the tummy and head are handled with the same material and look in both plush
With everything in mind, I still love both of these cuties, so all is well! They're unique in their own way, each with their own pros and cons, but if you like Arceus, the new Pokecen plush is a fun new addition to have to an Arceus collection~!
Thank you for reading~! <3