They said that they're gonna add a toybox to be able to have all your collected toys shared.
Are they gonna make the tabards shared as well?
Tabards are something they would like to do, but the inconsistent nature of them makes that more difficult.
If tabards were purely visual then it would be easy, but the issue comes from some of them having on-use effects.
Having to change a given generic item into one which may or may not have an effect on it is likely where the issue lies.
I suppose replicating the heirloom UI, where you "unlock" a tabard and are able to create a new one to demand could work, if not perhaps as desirable as them being selectable as an appearance.
Reputations are not going account-wide, therefore tabards aren't likely to either.
I do not recall a mention of the toys being account-wide.
If I missed that, would someone please tell me where that was said.
Sometimes 'Merica happens, and you just have to deal with that.
The item with an on-use effect is just a button for that spell, but tabards are not just their on-use/on-equip effect but are a visual item in their own right.
Therefore they are not the same as toys.
Tabards could also get the "title" treatment, where they no longer occupy a slot in your equipment, but instead have a dropdown menu on the character frame you can choose from. I'd go with that one.
Heirlooms and fun toy items accumulated over the course of your travels will now reside in the Collections system, so they'll no longer take up valuable inventory space. Once obtained, the item will be accessible by all characters on the account. Want to complete the collection? Like the Mount and Pet Journals, items that have not been unlocked will show information on how the item can be obtained. The Collections system is broken down into two main parts:
Sounds like they say both are account-wide.