Hi all, I noticed that the new X and Y Tomy Eeveelution plush sold at wal-mart and Hot Topic are not exactly the same as the older black and white era plush, so I thought I'd do a comparison post, since I haven't seen one here yet. I only have the Umbreons for comparison, but I think the others are slightly different too. The photos under the cut are sort of large, because I'm posting from my ipad and I have no way to resize them with any quality.
The older umbreon is slightly larger, and the ears are thicker, but it is barely noticeable.
The new plush has more shape to the head and cheeks while the old one’s head is rounder. It also has a plastic hook attached to the head, while the old one does not.
The old one’s head is held out further from the body, and the tail is longer, so it is longer in the side profile.
The new one’s back is slightly distorted, and it has a harder time standing, but that might be a flaw in this particular plush.
Most noticeably, the rings on the old one were all made of a tape like material called flex, while the newer one has embroidered rings on the body and fabric ones on the ears and tail. This is a big improvement in my opinion.
The new one’s fabric is more shimmery and a slightly darker shade of grey with longer fur. Some of this may be from the difference in age though.
The tag of the old one was unique to the plush, which is a plus, while the new one uses the same kind of tag as all the XY tomy plush. The old one’s tag is tied to the tush tag, while the new one’s tag is attached to the ear.
Overall, I like the new version better, mostly because I don’t like the flex material. The fabric and head shape is also an improvement.