Meanwhile, it's time for my annual "Hooray, they're here!" Disney Store doll post. ;) The new Classic line for 2016 is officially up on the Disney Store website. You can see all of them HERE.
As far as I can tell, the Princess dolls all have the same face paint as last year. They are wearing the same outfits, although there appear to be minor changes, at least for some of the dolls (such as the addition of Belle's gloves...yay!). Each of the Princess dolls comes with a sidekick/pet. :) The Prince dolls appear to be pretty much exactly the same. Sadly, the Princes do NOT come with any pets/sidekicks.
(Original Image HERE)
Any surprise that I started with my favorite? ;) Belle has the same sweet face paint from last year, and I love that she has her gloves! Her included sidekick is Chip the teacup. :)
As you've probably guessed, this doll will soon be a part of my Belle doll collection. ;)
I was a bit disappointed that the Prince dolls are just the same, but I suppose it's nice for moms and collectors to not feel tempted to buy one of every doll every year. ;)
As you might remember from last year, I wasn't a huge fan of this particular Beast doll design, so I don't think this guy will be joining my collection. :)
I've always loved this little Pascal. I'm so glad they're using him again this year. :) I can't tell at this point how different Rapunzel's dress is from last year, but I am planning on eventually adding this doll to my collection as well, so I'll have a better idea of the differences then. ;)
I have to say, I love the packaging this year, too. I'm almost tempted to leave these gals in their boxes when they get here.
Right. Like that'll happen. ;D
Again, there don't seem to be any changes here. I love this face mold, but he pretty much seems to be exactly the same as last year. :)
Kristoff, however, is finally in a different outfit...yay!! :D He will probably end up on my shelf at some point, too.
Sadly, at this point there is not a new Classic Anna doll. (The only one on the website right now is last year's edition, which you can see HERE.) Anna is my third favorite Disney princess, so of course I'd like to see her included in the lineup. At the same time, I'm not sure I want to start the same tradition with Anna dolls that I've started with Belle and Rapunzel dolls. Still, I'm hoping Anna is not overlooked, especially since there's a new Kristoff. Maybe they'll bring out an Anna doll in the next few days or something.
They did bring out a new Elsa doll. Interestingly enough, I saw this particular doll at the Disney Store on Saturday and had my suspicions that she was from the new line, since she included Olaf (without his nose, you'll notice).
Which means that I probably missed seeing all of the new Disney Store dolls in person by two days. Phooey. ;)
Here's a look at some of the other lovely Classic dolls:
I'm so excited about this year's revamp of the line. I love the fact that the dolls come with their sidekicks. Belle and Rapunzel are my obvious favorites, but I love Tiana, too. Tiana herself is lovely (and wearing my favorite of her dresses), and the little puckered up Naveen is just adorable. ;)
The dolls are currently on their usual "2 for $10" sale. I'll probably hold off until the next free shipping option or my next trip to the Disney Store. :)
So, stay tuned in the coming month for my traditional Belle/Rapunzel doll reviews and comparisons. In the meantime, which of the new dolls are you guys excited about, if any? Will any of these make their way to your shelves?