Here's a preview on Livejournal. Here are a few comparisons with previous years on Flickr. Some dolls seem to be following new character art set for this year, Cinderella and Belle now have fly-away hairs, the Snow White doll now has Farrah Fawcett hair instead of a flip.
The new 12" dolls will come with knee and ankle joints. The characters who don't wear heels will finally have correct footwear. The Brave/Merida doll was the first released with this feature.
- Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora will have new face paint, with side-glancing eyes
- Ariel will have a new head mold and also become a side-glancer.
- Belle may have a new head mold, definitely has new eye and eyebrow prints. She looks much more determined than previous versions.
- Jasmine will have slightly different face paint, the colors look softer and I see fewer eyelashes. She also will get a plastic necklace.
- Pocahontas seems to be getting better dress fabric.
- Mulan lost the puffy tulle layer over her skirt.
- Tiana I'm not sure of, because they never updated her 2011 photos. The 2010 doll is still shown on the site.
- Rapunzel will have darker lip color and new shoes.
The website has already cleared most of the older dolls off the site. I hope all the side character dolls will return when the new princesses are launched. There will also be a doll of the queen from Brave.