Update #2: I see someone has already put one of these up for sale on eBay - so you can see her there. Brown eyes!!!! (And there is an Ellowynne-sized doll in a look-alike outfit.)
Update #3: from Mary Engelbreit's Facebook page: "in Columbus, OH today for the 25th anniversary of the Tonner Doll Company! What an amazing event! Robert Tonner, The World's Nicest Person, made my dolls starting about 17 years ago. We took a little break and now he's going to make them again! We'll have an 18 inch doll, suitable for kids to actually play with, not just for collectors, that will be available in the fall. And lots of new outfits for my old dolls, Ann Estelle, Georgia, Gracie, and Audrey Ann! Today they showed 2 beautiful new dolls that are only available today at the event. Luckily we have a couple and will be raffling them off later this week when we get home." (Italics mine.)
June 6 - Update #4 Tonner has posted studio photos of the new dolls, in anticipation of their sales period later in the week. So here is the official Tonner picture of the new Ann Estelle!!