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Full body pictures -
Close ups -
|Different side handles|
|2014 slightly different wheel|
|2014 updated logo plaque|
|Different top handles|
|2013 trunk has pretty interior print|
|2014 trunk has slide-release buckles and 2 straps (improvement!)|
|Inside the 2014 LLxMM trunk only|
|On the 2013 trunk side handle only|
|2014 retractable handle slightly longer|
|seems like design of handle is also different|
That's it! Here's some other photos with Liz Lisa items inside the trunks. Not necessarily the fukubukuro contents since I've sold some items, but the coats are right.
I've only used my 2013 trunk once so far and it functioned perfectly as a carry-on item. These trunks are not really meant to be check-in items unless you don't care if it comes out in the carousel with gauges in the exterior material lol. They're not extraordinary, out-of-this-world quality suitcases like something from TravelPro or Samsonite, but they're not meant to be. In my mind, the emphasis is on the outward appearance rather than A+ functionality, and objective achieved! I do like that they have the combination locks. I didn't change mine from the default, but it's still nice to have, and it helps to ensure that the tabs won't pop open.