Just like the title says, the newly designed Disney Princess fashion dolls are now available at Disneystore.com! You can see all of them HERE, but you'll have to scroll down the page a bit, as they kept all of the Brave dolls at the top. :)
The Prince dolls appear to be exactly the same, and the clothing/accessory sets appear to be the same aside from different packaging. One thing that's a bit frustrating to me is that everything has gone up in price. The Prince and Princess dolls and the clothing sets are now $14.50 each instead of $12.50 each, or 2 for $22 instead of 2 for $20. I can understand about the Princess dolls...I'm sure having the extra poseable joints increases production cost. But to have them raise the prices on the Prince dolls and the clothing sets, which haven't changed, is a bit frustrating and disappointing. I know things are getting more expensive to make on the whole because of increased gas prices and things, so perhaps that's part of the price increase too.
Another thing I noticed was the new look of several of the princesses that can be seen on the newly released t-shirts and other items with screen art. In the UK, the Disney Store has been releasing a special Princess charm bracelet with new charms every month. The cardboard packaging for the charms featured the Disney Princesses with new hairstyles and dress variations. I thought they were very pretty and wondered if these new looks would make it to the US. Now they apparently have. :) You can see what I mean by looking at THIS T-SHIRT. You can see all of the princesses on THIS T-SHIRT, but they're not as clear (you'll want to click on the zoom feature to get a closer look, and even then they're still a little fuzzy!). Snow White and Aurora have very minor bow and hair changes. Poor Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, and Rapunzel got left out of the upgrade. :} What do you think of the Princesses' new makeovers? I really like Cinderella and Ariel's new looks, but I have to say that my favorite is probably Belle's (surprise, surprise!). ;)
Is anyone tempted to get one of the new princess dolls? I have to admit, despite her severe eyebrows, I'm still thinking about adding Belle to my collection eventually. :)