MissSpottyJane has a blog post with interesting news about the 12" basic. I am not going to repeat it here, but I'll leave a two word teaser, "new bodies" to pique your curiosity.
Anyway, MSJ had me thinking about the 11-12" Disney dolls so I thought, let's see what the Disney Store is offering this time. Well, I saw that they were offering a Classic 10-doll box of Disney Princesses for $99.50 USD, so I had to note that here on PhillyCollector. And the companion guys are on sale for $8.00 each. So if you have been seeking Disney Princesses or their companions, now might be a good time to buy them.
Happy hunting! Thanks, MissSpottyJane, for the tip!