First Look: Disney Sparkling Princess 2012 Collection by Mattel

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Just ahead of Toy Fair which begins this weekend, Mattel has unveiled its new collection of Disney Sparkling Princess collection. Featuring Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Show White and Tiana, the beloved princesses characters sparkle in updated versions of their signature gowns. Each Disney Princess is outfitted in a beautiful, jewel-toned dress featuring glittery details, ruffle accents, and a matching tiara.

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Review: ‘Disney Pix’ for iPad Provides Hours of Creative Play for Free

Disney AppPix for iPad with Disney Pix SoftwareDisney recently released ‘Disney Pix,’ its free software for its new AppClix iPad ‘appcessory.’ Manufactured by Vivitar, the AppClix effectively replaces Disney’s previous lines of licensed PIX digital cameras. In addition to being able to plug directly into the iPad to download and share photos, the AppClix boasts a 7MP camera, which is an impressive milestone for what is basically being marketed as a toy.

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DisneyStore Disney Princess Designer Dolls Online Sale Info and Direct Links


For the unfortunate many who didn’t have the opportunity to pick up the five remaining Disney Princess Designer Doll collection that were released yesterday, I would like to take a moment to extend this gesture as a thank you for the support over the years and provide you with as much information — as well as direct links — to the dolls prior to their online sale today, especially since these dolls have the smallest edition size to date, with only 4,000 each (6,000 for Rapunzel).

Now in the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that I do normally receive a very small percentage of sales that originate from this site and, because I normally don’t receive proper links until a day after items are put up, I would normally simply provide item numbers. However, in this case, I am making an exception, so I ask that, as soon as possible, you just click through to via the link here and that will set it up for me so I can attempt to get credit from any sales that stem from here. It won’t cost you any more than just a few seconds of your time and it helps the site out tremendously.

With that out of the way, here’s how the sale will work. A little after 11 am ET today, will close down temporarily. It will return online at (or a little after) 12 pm ET/9 am PT, at which point the online supply of dolls will be available.

Here are direct links for the remaining dolls (please try to click this link first though!):

Click to show the direct link for the Disney Princess Designer Doll collection ▼

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Photos: Rapunzel Arrives in London in Preparation of Coronation Ceremony

MONDAY - Rapunzel at Salt Tower in London

In anticipation of her royal coronation ceremony at Kensington Palace on October 2, Rapunzel has arrived in London and is touring various historical locations this week. Her first stop is the Salt Tower at the Tower of London, where her hair can currently be spotted draping down, awaiting the arrival of her true love, Flynn Rider. She has promised to send along photos of her other stops in town this week, so be sure to check back right here for additional photos from the soon-to-be Disney Princess.

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Disney Store to Release All Remaining Princess Designer Dolls at Once

In response to backlash stemming from frustrations trying to purchase the limited edition Disney Princess Designer dolls online, Disney Store has announced a new release policy via its Facebook page. The new release policy replaces the one doll per week, online and in-store simultaneous release.

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Video Contest Offers Chance for Young Fans to Attend Rapunzel Coronation Ceremony

Rapunzel - The Story Begins with YouAs Rapunzel is welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court on October 2 at Kensington Palace in London, England, Disney Princess fans can feel a part of the special occasion by participating in an online video contest on Whether it’s the kindness shown by Cinderella, determination of Tiana, or adventurous nature of Rapunzel, girls connect with Disney Princess characters in different ways to bring their own stories to life. With the “Your Princess Moment – The Story Begins With You” video upload contest, fans age 12 and under can submit a 45-second video singing part of one of four songs from the upcoming Disney Princess Fairy Tale Songscompilation album – available September 20 from Walt Disney Records. Alternatively, fans can submit a video recreating a favorite Disney Princess scene, dressing up or performing a dance.

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Alfred Angelo to Debut Line of Prom Dresses Inspired by Disney Princesses

Alfred Angelo, leading gown manufacturer, is pleased to announce its second collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, this time on the launch of the 2012 prom collection— Disney Royal Ball by Alfred Angelo. Boutique owners will be able to preview the entire collection at the August Atlanta Apparel Fashion Show this week (August 18 -22, 2011).

The collection consists of trend-right ball gowns designed to appeal to every teen’s inner princess. Inspired by the essence and personalities of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), Snow White and Tiana, these exquisite gowns come in 24 styles and a royally glamorous color palette. Given heightened interest surrounding the royal family, experts predict the ball gown will be the most important silhouette for the 2012 prom season. The Disney Royal Ball collection elevates this silhouette and evokes the grandeur and opulence fit for royalty.

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LEAKED: Disney Store ‘Princess Designer Doll Collection’ Photos

Ariel Princess Designer Doll from Disney StoreIt appears that those eager to catch a glimpse of the new ‘Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection’ won’t have to wait until Disney D23 Expo after all. The dolls, which re-imagine all ten Disney princesses as runway fashion models, were scheduled to be unveiled at the Expo next weekend with one princess per week being released at Disney Store locations beginning on Monday, August 22.

The picture quality doesn’t appear to be that great, but considering they probably weren’t taken with consent, one has to forgive that just a little.

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First Glimpse: Disney Store Princess Designer Doll Collection


Disney Store Princess Designer Pin Collection (LE 150)

Scheduled to make their debut at the 2011 Disney D23 Expo, the Disney Store exclusive Princess Designer Collection brings haute couture to the world of Disney Princesses. Designed by Disney Store artist, the collection consists of all ten princesses, styled and dressed as they might appear walking down the runway at the next great fashion show.

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First Look: Disney Animator’s Collection Disney Princess Dolls from Disney Store


Disney Store's Disney Animators' Collection by Mark Henn and Glenn Keane

Building on the tremendous success of the Tiana and Rapunzel toddler dolls over the past two years, Disney Store has taken a giant leap forward with the ‘Disney Animators’ Collection,’ so named because they enlisted the services of two of Disney’s leading animators — Mark Henn and Glen Keane. The end result of nearly a year’s worth of work is one of the most gorgeous sets of dolls imaginable aimed at both the children’s toy market as well as the adult collector.

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